World of Reading: Avengers The New Team: Level 1
by: Marvel Press
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
Heroes of Reading line of early readers is designed to offer reluctant readers,
specifically boys, books that they will want
to read by featuring characters they love. The series is broken into three levels that invoke the rigorous training courses their favorite Marvel heroes must engage in to perfect their super powers. In reading this series, boys will prefect their own power to read.
The New Team
introduces readers ages 4-6 to MORE Super Heroes from Marvel’s most popular team, the Avengers, such as Hawkeye, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Vision, and Falcon.
Posted in Beginner Readers Tagged with: Avengers, Level, Marvel Press, Reading, Team, World
Team Genius: The New Science of High-Performing Organizations
Product rating: 4.9 with 7 reviews
A groundbreaking book that sheds new light on the vital importance of teams as the fundamental unit of organization and competition in the global economy.
Teams—we depend on them for both our professional success and our personal happiness. But isn’t it odd how little scrutiny we give them? The teams that make up our lives are created mostly by luck, happenstance, or circumstance—but rarely by design. In trivial matters—say, a bowling team, the leadership of a neighborhood group, or a holiday party committee—success by serendipity is already risky enough. But when it comes to actions by fast-moving start-ups, major corporations, nonprofit institutions, and governments, leaving things to chance can be downright dangerous.
Offering vivid reports of the latest scientific research, compelling case studies, and great storytelling, Team Genius shows managers and executives that the planning, design, and management of great teams no longer have to be a black art. It explores solutions to essential questions that could spell the difference between success and obsolescence. Do you know how to reorganize your subpar teams to turn them into top performers? Can you identify which of the top-performing teams in your company are reaching the end of their life span? Do you have the courage to shut them down? Do you know how to create a replacement team that will be just as effective—without losing time or damaging morale? And, most important, are your teams the right size for the job?
Throughout, Rich Karlgaard and Michael S. Malone share insights and real-life examples gleaned from their careers as journalists, analysts, investors, and globetrotting entrepreneurs, meeting successful teams and team leaders to reveal some “new truths”:
- The right team size is usually one fewer person than what managers think they need.
- The greatest question facing good teams is not how to succeed, but how to die.
- Good “chemistry” often makes for the least effective teams.
- Cognitive diversity yields the highest performance gains—but only if you understand what it is.
- How to find the “bliss point” in team intimacy—and become three times more productive.
- How to identify destructive team members before they do harm.
- Why small teams are 40 percent more likely to create a successful breakthrough than a solo genius is.
- Why groups of 7 (± 2), 150, and 1,500 are magic sizes for teams.
Eye-opening, grounded, and essential, Team Genius is the next big idea to revolutionize business.
Posted in Leadership Tagged with: Genius, HarperBusiness, High-Performing, Organizations, Science, Team
Ice Team (Paw Patrol) (Glitter Picturebook)
by: Random House Books for Young Readers
Product rating: 5.0 with 4 reviews
The puppies of Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol
head north to save a friend who is trapped in the snow. Along the way, they make a new friend, a husky named Everest. Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will love this full-color storybook featuring glitter on the cover and pages—plus a sparkly poster!
Posted in Dogs Tagged with: Glitter, Patrol, Picturebook, Random House Books for Young Readers, Team
Skylanders Trap Team: Master Eon’s Official Guide (Skylanders Universe)
by: Grosset & Dunlap
Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews
is the fourth game in the Skylanders franchise, and this official guide is the definitive source for all the new realms and characters. This 176-page book will help young Portal Masters navigate all the new and exciting adventures in Skylanders Trap Team.
Also includes a fold-out full-color poster.
Posted in Video & Electronic Tagged with: Eon's, Grosset & Dunlap, Guide, Master, Official, Skylanders, Team, Trap, Universe
The Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse
by: Simon & Schuster
Product rating: 4.7 with 55 reviews
“From the outside looking in, the Dodgers have been a bubbling cauldron of personality, talent and moods, with the occasional dollop of jealousy. In The Best Team Money Can Buy, it’s as if Molly Knight ushers you behind the closed clubhouse doors to see it for yourself.” —Buster Olney, ESPN
News-making, inside revelations about the tumultuous years when the Los Angeles Dodgers were remade from top to bottom—from the ownership of the team to management to the players on the field—becoming the most talked-about and most colorful team in baseball.
In 2012 the Los Angeles Dodgers were bought out of bankruptcy in the most expensive sale in sports history. Los Angeles icon Magic Johnson and his partners hoped to put together a team worthy of Hollywood: consistently entertaining. By most accounts they have succeeded, if not always in the way they might have imagined.
Now Molly Knight tells the story of the Dodgers’ 2013 and 2014 seasons with detailed, previously unreported revelations. She shares a behind-the-scenes account of the astonishing sale of the Dodgers, and why the team was not overpriced, as well as what the Dodgers actually knew in advance about rookie phenom and Cuban defector Yasiel Puig and how they and teammates handled him during his first two roller-coaster seasons. We learn how close manager Don Mattingly was to losing his job during the 2013 season—and how the team turned around the season in the most remarkable fifty-game stretch (42-8) of any team since World War II, before losing in the NLCS. Knight also provides a rare glimpse into the infighting and mistrust that derailed the team in 2014, and resulted in ridding the roster of difficult personalities and the hiring of a new front office.
Knight also reveals new facts behind the blockbuster trade with the Red Sox.
an intimate portrait of star pitcher Clayton Kershaw, probably the best pitcher in the game today, including details about the record
contract offer he turned down before accepting the richest contract any pitcher ever signed.
Exciting, surprising, and filled with juicy details, Molly Knight’s account is a must-read for baseball fans and anyone who wants the inside story of today’s Los Angeles Dodgers.
Posted in Sports Tagged with: Angeles, Baseball, Best, Build, Dodgers', Money, Powerhouse, Simon & Schuster, Struggle, Team, Wild