Tag Archives: Social Sciences

Mouse and Mole and the Christmas Walk

Author: Doug Cushman Publisher: W H Freeman & Co (Sd) Product Description From the author/illustrator of Mouse & Mole and the Year-Round Garden, this warm tale is a delightful way to learn about nature’s gifts. Together with his wise friend Mole, Mouse searches for and finds the perfect Christmas tree. The borders of each page […]

Fallen

Author: Lauren Kate Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place […]

Zombie Spaceship Wasteland

Author: Patton Oswalt Publisher: Scribner Product Description Prepare yourself for a journey through the world of Patton Oswalt, one of the most creative, insightful, and hysterical voices on the entertain­ment scene today. Widely known for his roles in the films Big Fan and Ratatouille, as well as the television hit The King of Queens, Patton […]

A Christmas Dinner

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Red Rock Press Product Description Charles Dickens penned this sketch in December, 1835 as his conception of an ideal Yuletide gathering. Dickens, who may have invented the modern notion of Christmas, had lively ideas about what a family Christmas should be—down to how preparations should be shared, what […]

The Christmas Books: Volume 1: A Christmas Carol and The Chimes (Penguin English Library)

Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Penguin Classics Product Description In October 1843, Dickens hit upon the idea of writing a story that would not only celebrate Christmas but alert people to the desperate needs of England’s poor. “The Christmas Carol” was the result. “The Chimes” is a topical satire set on New Year’s Eve.

Christmas in Mexico (Christmas Around the World) ((Christmas Around the World Ser.))

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Publisher: World Book Product Description Each 80-page Christmas Around the World book includes full narratives explaining the customs of the region covered, photography and illustrations, special sections of native songs, recipes, and fun-to-do crafts.

Merry Navidad!: Christmas Carols in Spanish and English/Villancicos en espanol e ingles

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Alma Flor Ada Publisher: Rayo Product Description Resuenen con alegría los cánticos de mi tierra que viva el Niño Jesús que ha nacido en Nochebuena. It’s time to sing out with joy the songs that are sung in my land in praise of the precious Child born this holy Christmas evening. […]

I Think, I Am!: Teaching Kids the Power of Affirmations

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Louise Hay Publisher: Hay House Product Description        “Your thoughts create your life!” This is the message that Louise Hay has been teaching people throughout the world for more than 27 years. Now, children can learn and understand the powerful idea that they have control over their thoughts and words, and […]

Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

Rating: (127 reviews) Author: Alex Harris Publisher: Multnomah Books Product Description Most people don’t expect you to understand what we’re going to tell you in this book. And even if you understand, they don’t expect you to care. And even if you care, they don’t expect you to do anything about it. And even if […]

Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Social Science Research Imagination (Published in association with The Open University)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Christopher Hart Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd Book Description Doing a Literature Review offers students from across the social sciences and humanities a practical and comprehensive guide to writing a literature review. It takes the reader through the initial states of an undergraduate dissertation or postgraduate thesis.

The Night Before Christmas: The Anniversary Edition

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Christian Birmingham Publisher: Running Press Kids Product Description After ten years in print and more than 1 million copies sold, our bestselling holiday classic returns in this special anniversary edition-and it’s still value priced at $9.98. Clement C. Moore’s American holiday poem comes to life in a splendid volume that’s rich […]

Yes We Can: A Biography of Barack Obama

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Garen Thomas Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Product Description In third grade, Barack Obama wrote an essay titled, “I Want to Become President”—and he is, to this day, determined to show the world that, yes, he can. Born in the U.S.A., the son of an African father and an American mother, a […]

The Deathly Hallows Lectures: The Hogwarts Professor Explains the Final Harry Potter Adventure

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: John Granger Publisher: Zossima Press Product Description The fastest-selling book in publication history, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS was a critical success and is loved by fans around the world. In THE DEATHLY HALLOWS LECTURES, John Granger reveals the Potter finale’s brilliant details, themes and meanings. Even the most ardent […]

What the World Eats

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Peter Menzel, Faith D’Aluisio Publisher: Tricycle Press Amazon.com Review Book Description Every day, millions of families around the world gather–at the table or on the floor, in a house or outdoors–to eat together. Ever wondered what a typical meal is like on the other side of the world? Or next door? […]

Irresistible Attraction: Secrets of Personal Magnetism

Rating: (54 reviews) Author: Kevin Hogan, Mary Lee Labay Publisher: Network 3000 Product Description People form their first impression of you in three to four seconds! This book reveals to you the hidden secrets of attraction and charisma. You will learn to maximize your hidden and natural attributes to create an instant bond with anyone […]

Teeth Are Not for Biting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Elizabeth Verdick Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Book Description TEETH ARE NOT FOR BITING Board Book by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen. “Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth are strong and sharp. Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth can help you chew. But teeth are not for biting. Ouch! Biting hurts.” Sooner or later, almost […]

Motherbridge of Love

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Xinran Publisher: Barefoot Books Product Description This beautiful poem celebrates the bond between parent and child in a special way. Through the exchanges between a little Chinese girl and her mother, Motherbridge of Love offers a poignant and inspiring message to parents and children all over the world.

How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear?: What Are Homonyms and Homophones? (Words Are Categorical)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Brian P. Cleary Publisher: First Avenue Editions Book Description This accessible, lighthearted look at language introduces homonyms and homophones. Playful rhymes and comical cartoons make both concepts memorable. Each corresponding pair of homonyms and homophones is printed in color for easy identification. At the end, readers are challenged to apply what […]

Oliver Button Is a Sissy

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Tomie dePaola Publisher: Voyager Books Product Description A little boy must come to terms with being teased and ostracized because he’d rather read books, paint pictures, and tap-dance than participate in sports. “There is a good balance between the simple text . . . and the expressive pictures . . . […]

Expresate: Level 1

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

A Lion to Guard Us

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Clyde Robert Bulla Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description `A favorite author uses an actual incident from 1609 to base a story of three impoverished children left alone in London who make their way to the Virginia colony in search of their father. . . . Fine engrossing historical fiction.’ —TE. Notable 1981 […]

Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Merlin the Magician will not eat or sleep or speak to anyone in Camelot. What can be done? The enchantress Morgan knows who to ask for help: young Jack and Annie of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania! The brother-and-sister team quickly […]

Expresate: Level 2 – Cuaderno de vocabulario y gramatica

Author: Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

Birchbark House, The

Rating: (51 reviews) Author: Louise Erdrich Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Amazon.com Nineteenth-century American pioneer life was introduced to thousands of young readers by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House books. With The Birchbark House, award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s first novel for young readers, this same slice of history is seen through the eyes of the […]

The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1)

Rating: (234 reviews) Author: James Patterson Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Product Description Characters based on James Patterson’s international bestsellers When the Wind Blows and The Lake House are re-invented in Maximum Ride and are launched on the ultimate action-packed adventure full of humor and suspense. Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what […]

My Mouth Is a Volcano (Children’s/Life Skills)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Julia Cook Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues Product Description All of Louis’ thoughts are very important to him. In fact, his thoughts are so important to him that when he has something to say, his words begin to wiggle, and then they do the jiggle, then his tongue pushes all […]

Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail

Rating: (83 reviews) Author: Danica McKellar Publisher: Plume Product Description The runaway national bestseller, now in paperback

Modern Biology

Author: Postlethwait and Hopson Publisher: Holt Rinehart and Winston

Hedge Knight II: Sworn Sword Premiere HC (Hedge Knight II)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: George R. R. Martin, Ben Avery, Mike S. Miller Publisher: Marvel Comics Product Description Adapting New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin’s The Sworn Sword The long-awaited sequel to The Hedge Knight tells the story of the adventures of Ser Duncan and his squire one year after their initial […]

Masquerade (A Blue Bloods Novel) (Blue Blood Novels)

Rating: (34 reviews) Author: Melissa De La Cruz Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Book Description Schuyler Van Alen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires. With her best friend, Oliver, Schuyler travels to Italy in the hope of finding the one man who can help–her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are […]

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (Miss Bindergarten Books)

Rating: (22 reviews) Author: Joseph Slate Publisher: Puffin Amazon.com On the first day of kindergarten, Miss Bindergarten must prepare her classroom for her beloved students. This noble, whimsical teacher greets her dark, summertime-empty classroom with an explosion of color–a bouquet of fall leaves, a goldfish, rolled-up posters, and shoeboxes full of no-doubt-delightful surprises. Meanwhile, her […]

The Church Through History

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Joseph Stoutzenberger, Maurice O’Connell Publisher: Harcourt Religion Pub

Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1)

Rating: (397 reviews) Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Luke has never been to school. He’s never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend’s house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. […]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 1: The Long Way Home

Rating: (37 reviews) Author: Joss Whedon, Andy Owens Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Product Description Since the destruction of the Hellmouth, the Slayers – newly legion – have gotten organized and are kicking some serious undead butt. But not everything’s fun and firearms, as an old enemy reappears and Dawn experiences some serious growing pains. Meanwhile, […]

Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines

Rating: (82 reviews) Author: Nic Sheff Publisher: Ginee Seo Books Product Description Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and Ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able […]

Astonishing X-Men Vol. 4: Unstoppable

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Joss Whedon Publisher: Marvel Comics Product Description Strap yourselves in, folks! It’s Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s final arc on Astonishing X-Men! After the shocking and brain-smashing events of recent issues, the X-Men are off to protect the Earth from its destruction at the hands of the Breakworld. And when it’s […]

What to Expect When the New Baby Comes Home (What to Expect Kids)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Heidi Murkoff Publisher: HarperFestival Amazon.com Angus the Answer Dog is back! This time the ever-helpful pooch is here to help kids learn all about their new baby siblings. As in the other popular titles in Heidi Murkoff’s What to Expect Kids series, including What to Expect When Mommy’s Having a Baby […]

Roxie and the Hooligans

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Do not panic. Lord Thistlebottom’s Book of Pitfalls and How to Survive Them has taught Roxie Warbler how to handle all sorts of situations. If Roxie’s ever lost in the desert, or buried in an avalanche, or caught in a dust storm, she knows […]

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (rpkg) (HarperClassics)

Rating: (406 reviews) Author: Avi Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description A vicious captain, a mutinous crew — and a young girl caught in the middle Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty. But I was just such a girl, and my story is worth relating even if it did […]

Waggit’s Tale

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Peter Howe Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description He is nameless. He is homeless. He is friendless. He is lost. Until he is found . . . by a team of mutts who shelter him and teach him how to survive the wilds of the city park. And so he becomes Waggit, the […]

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Wendy Mass Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Product Description Jeremy Fink has been obsessed with the meaning of life ever since a box from his father arrived at his house five years after his father was killed in a car accident. Jeremy is determined to find the missing keys that will […]

Grapes Of Math (bkshelf) (Scholastic Bookshelf)

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Greg Tang Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Amazon.com How is it possible to count a complicated pattern of strawberry seeds or grapes on a vine or camel humps–in a blink of an eye? If children can open their minds to new ways of perceiving math, anything is possible! Greg Tang shows readers creative […]

Sharing Nature With Children (20th Anniversary Edition, Revised and Expanded)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Joseph Bharat Cornell Publisher: Dawn Publications (CA) Book Description As Joseph Cornell’s classic book reached its 20th anniversary, Cornell drew upon a wealth of experience in nature education to significantly revise and expand his book. New nature games—favorites from the field – and Cornell’s typically insightful commentary makes the second edition […]

Story of the World, Volume 1: Ancient Times Audiobook CD: From the Earliest Nomads to the Late Roman Empire, Revised Edition (7 CDs)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Susan Wise Bauer Publisher: Peace Hill Press Product Description The Story of the World CD audiobook is a collaboration between Jim Weiss, whose voice is “liquid gold” (CNN TV), and Susan Wise Bauer, whose writing has been described as “timeless and intelligent” (Publishers Weekly). These spirited readings of the first volume […]

Heat

Rating: (65 reviews) Author: Mike Lupica Publisher: Puffin Product Description Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life. Newly orphaned after his father led the family’s escape from Cuba, Michael’s only family is his seventeen-yearold brother Carlos. If […]

The Time Paradox (Artemis Fowl, Book 6)

Author: Eoin Colfer Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children Product Description Artemis’s mother has contracted a deadly disease–and the only cure lies in the brain fluid of African lemurs. Unfortunately, Artemis himself was responsible for making the lemurs extinct five years ago. Now he must enlist the aid of his fairy friends to travel back in […]

Dear Mr. Henshaw (rpkg) (HarperClassics)

Rating: (152 reviews) Author: Beverly Cleary Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Although her books have been enjoyed by generations of kids, Beverly Cleary herself didn’t enjoy reading as a child at least not at first. In first grade she was grouped with the slowest readers in her class. Amazon.com When, in second grade, Leigh writes to […]

The Graveyard Book

Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place-he’s the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians’ time as well as their timely ghostly teachings-like the ability to […]

The Myth of Sisyphus: And Other Essays

Rating: (46 reviews) Author: Albert Camus Publisher: Vintage

Warriors: The Rise of Scourge (Warriors)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Erin Hunter, Dan Jolley Publisher: TokyoPop Product Description When kittypet Tiny crosses paths with some wild forest cats defending their territory, he is left with scars—and a bitter, deep-seated grudge. As his reputation grows among the strays and loners that live in the dirty brick alleyways of Twolegplace, he changes his […]