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August 10th, 2015 by admin

Prison School, Vol. 1 Book
Book Title:

Prison School, Vol. 1

by: Yen Press

Product rating: 4.9 with 11 reviews


On the outskirts of Tokyo stands Hachimitsu Private Academy, an
all-girls boarding school for elite young women. But as the new school year rolls around, one tradition is going out the window: For the first time in the school’s long history, boys are being allowed to enroll. On the first day of school, though, it turns out only five boys have made the cut. Thrilled by this discovery, these young men’s adolescent hearts leap with joy at the thought of being surrounded by all those girls, but little do the five boys suspect the shocking fate that awaits them…

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August 10th, 2015 by admin

All Dogs Go to Kevin: Everything Three Dogs Taught Me (That I Didn't Learn in Veterinary School) Book
Book Title:

All Dogs Go to Kevin: Everything Three Dogs Taught Me (That I Didn’t Learn in Veterinary School)

by: Grand Central Publishing

Product rating: 4.8 with 48 reviews


ALL DOGS GO TO KEVIN is a humorous and touching memoir that will appeal to anyone who has ever loved an animal or lost hours in James Herriot’s classic veterinary stories.

You can’t always count on people, but you can always count on your dog. No one knows that better than veterinarian Jessica Vogelsang.
With the help of three dogs, Jessica is buoyed through adolescence, veterinary school, and the early years of motherhood. Taffy, the fearsome Lhasa; Emmett, the devil-may-care Golden; and Kekoa, the neurotic senior Labrador, are always by her side, educating her in empathy and understanding for all the oddballs and misfits who come through the vet clinic doors. Also beside her is Kevin, a human friend who lives with the joie de vivre most people only dream of having.
From the clueless canine who inadvertently reveals a boyfriend’s wandering ways to the companion who sees through a new mother’s smiling facade, Jessica’s stories from the clinic and life show how her love for canines lifts her up and grounds her, too.
Above all, this book reminds us, with gentle humor and honesty, why we put up with the pee on the carpet, the chewed-up shoes, and the late-night trips to the vet: because the animals we love so much can, in fact, change our lives.

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July 21st, 2015 by admin

Ever After High: A Semi-Charming Kind of Life (A School Story) Book
Book Title:

Ever After High: A Semi-Charming Kind of Life (A School Story)

by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Product rating: 4.8 with 10 reviews


Darling Charming is bored in Damsel-In-Distressing class. She’d much rather be in Hero Training with her brothers. The only thing is, she has secretly been helping her brother Dexter ace the class. If anyone finds out, a scandal would erupt at Ever After High. One of the most prestigious families in town, the Charmings have a reputation to uphold. Darling is destined to be a damsel…but this Rebel may want to decide her own destiny! Why should princes have all the fun?
Don’t miss the companion activity book, Hero Training!

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July 1st, 2015 by admin

Birdie's First Day of School Book
Book Title:

Birdie’s First Day of School

by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews


Tomorrow is Birdie’s first day of school and she is just SO nervous. What will her teacher be like? What should she bring? What should she WEAR? When Birdie walks into her brand-new classroom . . . oh my! A whole new world opens up as she discovers all the fun and adventure that school has to offer.
Sujean Rim has crafted another gorgeously illustrated Birdie adventure, featuring a brand-new “big girl” moment as Birdie conquers her back-to-school jitters and discovers that learning new things is always in fashion!

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May 28th, 2015 by admin

Mission High: One School, How Experts Tried to Fail It, and the Students and Teachers Who Made It Triumph Book
Book Title:

Mission High: One School, How Experts Tried to Fail It, and the Students and Teachers Who Made It Triumph

by: Nation Books

Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews


“This book is a godsend … a moving portrait for anyone wanting to go beyond the simplified labels and metrics and really understand an urban high school, and its highly individual, resilient, eager and brilliant students and educators.” —Dave Eggers, co-founder, 826 National and ScholarMatch

Darrell is a reflective, brilliant young man, who never thought of himself as a good student. He always struggled with his reading and writing skills. Darrell’s father, a single parent, couldn’t afford private tutors. By the end of middle school, Darrell’s grades and his confidence were at an all time low. Then everything changed.

When education journalist Kristina Rizga first met Darrell at Mission High School, he was taking AP calculus class, writing a ten-page research paper, and had received several college acceptance letters. And Darrell was not an exception. More than 80 percent of Mission High seniors go to college every year, even though the school teaches large numbers of English learners and students from poor families.

So, why has the federal government been threatening to close Mission High—and schools like it across the country?

The United States has been on a century long road toward increased standardization in our public schools, which resulted in a system that reduces the quality of education to primarily one metric: standardized test scores. According to this number, Mission High is a “low-performing” school even though its college enrollment, graduation, attendance rates and student surveys are some of the best in the country.

The qualities that matter the most in learning—skills like critical thinking, intellectual engagement, resilience, empathy, self-management, and cultural flexibility—can’t be measured by multiple-choice questions designed by distant testing companies, Rizga argues, but they can be detected by skilled teachers in effective, personalized and humane classrooms that work for all students, not just the most motivated ones.

Based on four years of reporting with unprecedented access, the unforgettable, intimate stories in these pages throw open the doors to America’s most talked about—and arguably least understood—public school classrooms where the largely invisible voices of our smart, resilient students and their committed educators can offer a clear and hopeful blueprint for what it takes to help all students succeed.

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May 15th, 2015 by admin

If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! Book
Book Title:

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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May 9th, 2015 by admin

If Onions Could Spring Leeks (Country Cooking School Mystery) Book
Book Title:

If Onions Could Spring Leeks (Country Cooking School Mystery)

by: Berkley

Product rating: 4.7 with 14 reviews


The New York Times bestselling author of If Catfish Had Nine Lives returns to Broken Rope, Missouri, where ghosts of the Old West seek assistance from country cooks and amateur sleuths Betts Winston and her grandmother.
 
With summer tourists flocking to Broken Rope, locals volunteer to keep chaos to a minimum. Old West skits are running smoothly, actors are behaving, and stagecoach rides are more popular than ever, but when a spectral visitor appears by ghost train, it’s a job only Betts and Gram can handle.
 
Gram soon starts having nightmares about their ghostly visitor’s demise.  And if a ghost and the hot summer weather weren’t making things sticky enough, one of the town’s volunteers—a man notorious for having more than his fair share of ex-wives—is murdered. When Jerome, Bett’s otherworldly friend, makes an unsettling appearance, this simmering double mystery becomes a recipe for disaster.

Includes delicious recipes!

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Daniel's Grr-ific Stories! Welcome to the Neighborhood!; Daniel Goes to School; Daniel Visits the Doctor; Daniel's First Sleepover; Goodnight, Daniel ... Baby Is Here! (Daniel Tiger' Book picture 001
May 7th, 2015 by admin

Daniel's Grr-ific Stories!: Welcome to the Neighborhood!; Daniel Goes to School; Daniel Visits the Doctor; Daniel's First Sleepover; Goodnight, Daniel ... Baby Is Here! (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) Book
Book Title:

Daniel’s Grr-ific Stories!: Welcome to the Neighborhood!; Daniel Goes to School; Daniel Visits the Doctor; Daniel’s First Sleepover; Goodnight, Daniel … Baby Is Here! (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood)

by: Simon Spotlight

Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews


Daniel Tiger fans will love this sweet carry-along 8×8 storybook boxed set with six adorable stories!

Whether he’s making new friends or going to a superspecial sleepover, every day holds a new adventure for Daniel Tiger! Now children can learn and grow on-the-go with six of Daniel’s biggest adventures in one carry-along boxed set—complete with a tiger-tastic handle!

This boxed set includes Welcome to the Neighborhood; Daniel Goes to School; Daniel Visits the Doctor; Daniel’s First Sleepover; Goodnight, Daniel Tiger; and The Baby Is Here!

© 2015 The Fred Rogers Company

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May 5th, 2015 by admin

The School for Good and Evil #3: The Last Ever After Book
Book Title:

The School for Good and Evil #3: The Last Ever After

by: HarperCollins

Product rating: 4.6 with 20 reviews


In the stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil trilogy, everything old is new again, as Sophie and Agatha fight the past as well as the present to find the perfect end to their fairy tale.

Former best friends Sophie and Agatha thought their ending was sealed when they went their separate ways, but their storybook is about to be rewritten—and this time theirs isn’t the only one. With the girls apart, Evil has taken over and the forces of Good are in deathly peril. Will Agatha and Sophie be able to work together to save them? Will they find their way to being friends again? And will their new ending be the last Ever After they’ve been searching for?

Soman Chainani delivers action, adventure, laughter, romance, and more twists than ever before in this extraordinary end to his epic series.

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Hacking Education 10 Quick Fixes for Every School (Hack Learning Series) (Volume 1) Book photo 1
May 2nd, 2015 by admin

Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School (Hack Learning Series) (Volume 1) Book
Book Title:

Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School (Hack Learning Series) (Volume 1)

by: Times 10 Publications

Product rating: 4.8 with 20 reviews


Want to solve your biggest problems tomorrow?

You have problems, but you don’t have time for a 5-year plan. You’re tired of philosophy, research and piles of data. You want practical solutions that you can implement immediately. You don’t need a committee or another meeting. You need Hackers—experienced educators who understand your school’s problems and see quick fixes that may be so simple that they’ve been overlooked. Hacking Education is the book that every teacher, principal, parent, and education stakeholder has been waiting for–the one that actually solves problems.

Read it today—fix it tomorrow!

In Hacking Education, Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez employ decades of teaching experience and hundreds of discussions with education thought leaders, to show you how to find and hone the quick fixes that every school and classroom need. Using a Hacker’s mentality, they provide one Aha moment after another with 10 Quick Fixes for Every School–solutions to everyday problems that any teacher or administrator can implement immediately.

Imagine being able to walk into school tomorrow and eliminate:

  • Hours of wasted meeting time
  • Classroom management issues
  • Interruptions in planning time
  • The need for more books
  • Negative attitudes
  • Technology issues

If you want to improve teaching and learning at your school now, learn how to develop a Hacker’s mentality.

Discover How to Solve Problems with

  • Pineapple Charts
  • The 360 Spreadsheet
  • Glass Classrooms
  • Track Records
  • Marigold Committees
  • The TQZ
  • More Impactful Hacks

Not Your Average Education Book

Hacking Education won’t weigh you down with outdated research or complicated strategies. Barnes and Gonzalez provide brilliant ideas woven into a user-friendly success guide that you’ll want to keep nearby throughout the school year. Each chapter is neatly wrapped in this simple formula:

  • The Problem
  • The Hack (a ridiculously easy solution that you’ve likely never considered)
  • What You Can Do Tomorrow (no waiting necessary)
  • Blueprint for Full Implementation (a step-by-step action plan for capacity building)
  • The Hack in Action (yes, someone has actually done this)

Are you ready to fix your school and your classroom?

Scroll up and grab a copy of Hacking Education now.

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