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Teaching With Dear America Books

Author : Jeannette Sanderson
ISBN : 0439105471
Genre : Education
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A teaching guide to American history using the historical fiction series includes a variety of creative activities.
Category: Education


Author : Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN : 9781442483033
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 87.10 MB
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A young girl must learn to survive and find her family against all odds in this heartbreaking companion to Hush from award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli. Lost at sea when her sister is taken captive on a marauding slave ship, Brigid is far removed from the only life she knew as a princess and the pampered daughter of an Irish king. Now Brigid has few choices. Alone and abandoned, she disguises herself as a boy and vows to find her innocent sister forced into slavery. Over the course of her search, many years pass and Brigid grows from a child to a woman—and she still does not give up. She lives off the land, meets friend and foe along the way, and gains a reputation as a tough woman, fierce enough to conquer men. It is not fierceness that guides her but the love for her missing sister and the longing for her family to be reunited. She pushes forward on her journey, knowing that her only real power comes from within herself. Based on the legend of the first female Norse pirate, award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli has crafted a remarkable survival story spanning years and continents—a sweeping tale that will transform readers.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Goldie S Garden

Author : Ken Olive
ISBN : 9780615393841
Genre : Fiction
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In "Goldie's Garden" a yellow Labrador retriever and four siblings are born to "Daisey, in an animal shelter. the pups open their eyes, and each of them is tied with a different color ribbon, for identification. Goldie is adopted by Josh, 13 years old, a member of the Flowers family, who lives in Biloxi, Ms. Goldie becomes a larger part of the family as times evolve. Her main task is to watch over her adopted mother's fruit and vegetable garden. Josh drops out of college only 2 weeks after the tragedy of 9/11, joins the Marines, and is stationed in Afghanistan. The story shifts to and from fields of battle, where Josh becomes a young man, and the Flowers, now extended family, due to a death, and consequent moving to Biloxi by Josh's Grandmother, Doris, and cousin, Connie. Doris likes wine, cigars, and men, not particularly in that order, but she provides tons of comedy, without trying to. Josh's sister, Jessica grows from a spoiled brat, as a youngster, to a much more mature young woman, not without a few bumps in the road, after Josh leaves for the Marines. Josh gets wounded after two years and is discharged. Now, he, Connie, and Jess, have to figure out their long term plans. Josh is a few years older than the girls, but they are both Seniors in high school, so these decisions take place very close together. At different times in the book Goldie is faced with danger to one of the family members and always comes through, helping them weather a crisis.
Category: Fiction

Never Far From Home

Author : Mary Ellis
ISBN : 9780736936965
Genre : Fiction
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Emma Miller starts her own wool business and is longing for someone to court, but when the object of her affection is a handsome English sheep farmer, with a fast truck and modern methods, her deacon father, Simon, grows concerned.
Category: Fiction

So Your Home Is Built On Expansive Soils

Author : Warren K. Wray
ISBN : 0784473889
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Prepared by the Shallow Foundations Committee of the Geotechnical Division of ASCE. This report assists homeowners in understanding why expansive soils shrink and heave and how excessive shrinking and heaving can be moderated. It also attempts to define the difference between cosmetic damage and structural damage resulting from expansive soil movement. The characteristics of expansive soils are discussed, as well as how they affect buildings. AØsection includes questions most frequently asked by persons who have or are building homes on expansive soils and the answers they seek.
Category: Technology & Engineering


Author : Richard A. Gabriel
ISBN : 9780806183336
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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That Muhammad succeeded as a prophet is undeniable; a prominent military historian now suggests that he might not have done so had he not also been a great soldier. Best known as the founder of a major religion, Muhammad was also Islam’s first great general. While there have been numerous accounts of Muhammad the Prophet, this is the first military biography of the man. In Muhammad: Islam’s First Great General, Richard A. Gabriel shows us a warrior never before seen in antiquity—a leader of an all-new religious movement who in a single decade fought eight major battles, led eighteen raids, and planned thirty-eight other military operations. Gabriel’s study portrays Muhammad as a revolutionary who introduced military innovations that transformed armies and warfare throughout the Arab world. Gabriel analyzes the environment in which Muhammad lived and the religion he inspired as they relate to his military achievements. Gabriel explains how Muhammad changed the social composition of Arab armies by replacing traditional ways of fighting with a new command structure. Muhammad’s transformation of Arab warfare enabled his successors to establish the core of the Islamic empire—an accomplishment that, Gabriel argues, would have been militarily impossible without Muhammad’s innovations. Richard A. Gabriel challenges existing scholarship on Muhammad’s place in history and offers a viewpoint not previously attempted.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Dream Of America

Author : Cj Becker
ISBN : 9780595824748
Genre : Fiction
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This is the tale of Thomas Jadwin's dream of America. The story occurs during the last half of the reign of England's greatest monarch Elizabeth I and the first decades of her hand-picked successor James I. Thomas' father was a cutler of Welsh ancestry who supplied fine weapons for Nobility. Thomas courts and weds the beautiful and educated fishmonger's daughter, Catherine Pelham. As a wedding gift the Jadwins are given a tenement on the High Street near London Bridge within walking distance of the Bear Baiting Garden and the Globe Theatre. They convert the tenement into a tavern called Saracen's Head. Many of the luminaries of the day, including William Shakespeare, Squanto, and Captain John Smith, come to Saracen's Head to hear the news and raise a tankard of Southwark ale. Inspired by his father's membership in Raleigh's Adventurers for Virginia Thomas buys shares in the company formed to plant the first English colony in America. In this age of famine, plague, war, and the Reformation, Thomas comes to see America as the place where a reconstitution of human society might occur. He actually makes the journey across the Atlantic to the newly founded colony at Jamestown with the Third Supply on the ill-fated Sea Venture.
Category: Fiction


Author : KE Milrona
ISBN : 9781465385451
Genre : Fiction
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When Warren and Kinet awaken in a realm of blue, they have no one but each other to rely on. Here their working-relationship forms into a stronger bond as history is revealed and family discovered. Their journey takes them into the depths of the realm, and introduces them to the tip of a war that has waged for countless centuries. Join them, in the Dot, as the Daryndel seek a way out or go mad in the attempt.
Category: Fiction

The Idle Parent

Author : Tom Hodgkinson
ISBN : 9781101429488
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This wise and funny book presents a revolutionary yet highly practical approach to childcare: leave them alone. "The Idle Parent came as a huge relief to the whole family. Suddenly, it was okay to leave the kids to sort it out among themselves. Suddenly, it was okay to be responsibly lazy. This is the most counterintuitive but most helpful and consoling child-raising manual I've yet read."--Alain de Botton, author of The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work and The Consolations of Philosophy "The most easy-to-follow-without-being-made-to-feel-inadequate parenting manifesto ever written . . . A godsend to parents."--The Sunday Times "Add liberal doses of music, jovial company and deep woods to play in--all central to the idle, not to say Taoist, life--and you have a recipe for bright, happy people with need of neither television nor shrink. Who could ask for more?"--The Evening Standard In The Idle Parent, the author of The Freedom Manifesto and How to Be Idle applies his trademark left-of-center theories of idleness to what can be one of the thorniest aspects of adult life: parenting. Many parents today spend a whole lot of time worrying and wondering--frantically "helicoptering" over their children with the hope that they might somehow keep (or make?) them flawless. But where is this approach to childcare getting us? According to Hodgkinson, in our quest to give our kids everything, we fail to give them the two things they need most: the space and time to grow up self-reliant, confident, happy, and free. In this smart and hilarious book, Hodgkinson urges parents to stop worrying and instead start nurturing the natural instincts toward creativity and independence that are found in every child. And the great irony: in doing so, we will find ourselves becoming happier and better parents.
Category: Family & Relationships

Christopher Columbus Ebook

Author : Mary Tucker
ISBN : 9780787785468
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Have any of your students been on a sea voyage? Discovered a new land? Navigated by dead reckoning? Designed their own coat of arms? They will as you go through this book. So get on board for a voyage your students will never forget. Launch out into the deep and watch them enjoy learning like a fish loves water!