Don’t Sniff the Glue: A Teacher’s Misadventures in Education Reform
by: Dawn Casey-Rowe
Product rating: 5.0 with 12 reviews
I went into teaching to change the world. Instead, my students changed me. These are some of my stories. I tell them at a time when education’s gone from being “a noble pursuit” to the epicenter of a national storm. Good teachers are leaving the field at staggering rates. Politicians and pundits are out in full force. Everyone has something to say about education–everyone except the students and teachers in the classroom. Don’t Sniff the Glue: A Teacher’s Misadventures in Education Reform is the humorous and heartwarming story of one teacher working through idealism and red tape to teach the teens who will soon run the world.
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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: Advice from the trenches for foster and adoptive parents
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews
A real life ‘how to’ book for anyone interested in foster care and adoption, from a mom who has adopted 23 children. This book touches on the major issues that potential and current foster/adoptive families face, and explores them with honesty and humor, using real life experiences to illustrate the author’s perspective.
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If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!
by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Product rating: 5.0 with 11 reviews
This unforgettable introduction to a charismatic kid heroine also marks the dazzling debut of an extraordinary new artistic talent!
Note to self: If your teacher tells you to bring something from nature for show-and-tell, she does not want you to bring an alligator! But nothing will stop Magnolia, who’s determined to have the best show-and-tell of all–until her reptilian rapscallion starts getting her into some major trouble. Now it’s up to Magnolia to find a way to send this troublemaker home–but what could possibly scare an alligator away?
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Dead Men Don’t Eat Cookies (A Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery)
Product rating: 4.3 with 14 reviews
As the national bestselling Cookie Cutter Shop mysteries return, things are heating up for Olivia Greyson, her best friend, Maddie, and the rest of the crew at The Gingerbread House—until a cold case puts their plans on ice…
Olivia’s mom, Ellie, is always cooking up new schemes, but her latest idea has Livie and Maddie especially excited. Ellie’s converting an old boarding house into an arts and crafts school—one that, of course, houses a kitchen for those interested in baking. But right as renovations start, the workers discover a pile of bones buried within the boarding house’s walls, evidence of a long forgotten crime.
A silver necklace with a cookie cutter charm is found within the remains, convincing one of the workers that the bones are the remains of her father, who’s been missing for over five years. Of course, Livie and Maddie can’t resist the allure of investigating. But they’re about to discover that digging up the secrets of the past can be deadly dangerous…
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