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100 Ways to Improve Teaching Using Your Voice and Music
100 Ways to Improve Teaching Using Your Voice and Music ›
By Don G. Campbell

Trade Paper

Published Jan 1992

This book offers techniques for enhancing students memory through voice and music. Through the multisensorial activities in this professional resource, instructors can make lessons more engaging, select music for optimal learning, improve the enthusiasm and variation in their voice, and increase students' learning.
101 Kid-Friendly Plants
101 Kid-Friendly Plants ›
By Cindy Krezel
Price 19.95

Trade Paper

Published Apr 2008

Families looking to enrich their green thumbs while beautifying their homes will enjoy this comprehensive guide to indoor and outdoor gardening using nontoxic flowers, vegetables, trees, and houseplants. Sorted by type—plants from seed, bulbs, annuals, perennials, fruiting trees, and sensory plants—each plant is thoroughly explained and easy to identify using color photographs. Details such as the flora’s preferred habit and why a particular plant is good for kids are included along with suggestions for use in the garden. Seventeen gardening projects illustrate a variety of creative and fun ways for children and parents to plant together, including butterfly gardens, herb pots, hanging baskets, rock gardens, and cutting gardens.
14 Ways to Protect Your Baby from SIDS
14 Ways to Protect Your Baby from SIDS (4 Formats) ›
By Rachel Y. Moon, By Fern R. Hauck
Trade Paper Price 9.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Published Jan 2011

In this fact-filled guide written for prospective parents and the parents and caregivers of very young children, two experts on pediatric and family medicine present and explain the most recent research on sudden infant death syndrome and discuss which infants are at greatest risk for this and other sleep-related deaths. This practical book also provides information on ways to minimize risk while dispelling common myths about “crib death.”
25 Things to Do When Grandpa Passes Away, Mom and Dad Get Divorced, or the Dog Dies
25 Things to Do When Grandpa Passes Away, Mom and Dad Get Divorced, or the Dog Dies ›
By Laurie Kanyer, Illustrated by Jenny Williams

Trade Paper

Published Jan 2004

Two basic facts serve as the foundation for this vital resource: children grieve many different losses, not just life-changing ones like death and divorce, and they need a variety of ways to express their grief. This informative book combines a description of the grieving process with directions for activities—from the traditional, such as ceremonies or letter writing, to those that allow kids to physically act out their grief—that help bereaved children. Trained counselor Laurie Kanyer explains the value of each activity so that parents and caregivers can select appropriate projects based on the child’s age, loss, and stage in the grieving process. She also discusses how learning about grief prepares children for new relationships to accept losses later in life.
365 Wacky, Wonderful Ways to Get Your Children to Do What You Want
365 Wacky, Wonderful Ways to Get Your Children to Do What You Want ›
By Elizabeth Crary, Illustrated by Dave Garbot

Trade Paper

Published Jan 1995

Profusely illustrated and eminently accessible, this indispensable manual provides hundreds of practical—and occasionally unorthodox—ideas to help parents cope with  developmental issues such as throwing food and always saying no, safety conflicts such as running in the parking lot, and interpersonal issues such as teasing siblings and refusing to share toys. A final section also includes advice for parents who have reached the end of their rope and have become angry or frustrated.
98% Funky Stuff
98% Funky Stuff (4 Formats) ›
By Maceo Parker
Trade Paper Price 15.99

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Published May 2016

Revealing the warm and astonishing story of an influential jazz legend, this personal narrative tells the story of a man’s journey from a Southern upbringing to a career touring the world to play for adoring fans. It tells how James Brown first discovered the Parker brothers—Melvin, the drummer, and Maceo on sax—in a band at a small North Carolina nightclub in 1963. Brown hired them both, but it was Maceo’s signature style that helped define Brown’s brand of funk, and the phrase “Maceo, I want you to blow!” became part of the lexicon of black music. A riveting story of musical education with frank and revelatory insights about George Clinton and others, this definitive autobiography arrives just in time to celebrate the 70th birthday of the author—one of the funkiest musicians alive—and will be enjoyed by jazz and funk aficionados alike.
Abe & Fido
Abe & Fido (4 Formats) ›
By Matthew Algeo
Cloth Price 22.95

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Published Apr 2015

In early 1861, as he prepared to leave his home in Springfield, Illinois, to move into the White House, Abraham Lincoln faced many momentous tasks, but none he dreaded more than telling his two youngest sons, Willie and Tad, that the family's beloved pet dog, Fido, would not be accompanying them to Washington. Lincoln, who had adopted Fido about five years earlier, was afraid the skittish dog wouldn't survive the long rail journey, so he decided to leave the mutt behind with friends in Springfield. Abe & Fido tells the story of two friends, an unlikely tandem who each became famous and died prematurely. It also explores the everyday life of Springfield in the years leading up to the Civil War, as well as Lincoln's sometimes radical views on animal welfare, and how they shaped his life and his presidency. It's the story of a master and his dog, living through historic, tumultuous times.
Above the Din of War
Above the Din of War (5 Formats) ›
By Peter Eichstaedt
Cloth Price 26.95

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Published Apr 2013

Most books about the war in Afghanistan examine the conflict from the perspective of a foreign correspondent, political analyst, or U.S. soldier, but Above the Din of War focuses on the people of Afghanistan themselves, providing a forum in which the thoughts of everyday people can be considered. Having traveled the country for a year, Peter Eichstaedt draws out Afghans from all walks of life: a former warlord, a Taliban judge, victims of self-immolation, courageous women parliamentarians, would-be suicide bombers, besieged merchants, frightened mullahs, and desperate archaeologists. The book explores a country that both vexes and fascinates the world and relates what its people have to say about living through 30 years of continual unrest, violence, and negative international attention. From his time spent interviewing and living with the people of Afghanistan, Eichstaedt proposes American and NATO exit strategies that could avoid leaving Afghanistan mired in chaos and war. This thought-provoking title from a journalist’s point of view adds a human element to this complex international situation.
Abraham Lincoln for Kids
Abraham Lincoln for Kids (4 Formats) ›
By Janis Herbert
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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Published Jul 2007

Providing a fresh perspective on one of the most beloved presidents of all time, this illuminating activity book tells the rich story of Abraham Lincoln’s life and details the events of his era. Highlighting Lincoln’s warm, generous spirit and impressive intellect, the guide teaches children about his fascinating life story, his struggles at the onset of the Civil War, and his relevance in today’s world. Activities include delivering a speech, holding a debate, drawing political cartoons, and making a stovepipe hat or miniature Mississippi River flatboat. Lively sidebars, abundant photographs and illustrations, and fun projects help to kick the dust off old Honest Abe. Also included are selections from some of Lincoln’s most famous speeches and documents, as well as a resource section of Web sites to explore and sites to visit, making this a comprehensive Lincoln biography for young readers.
Absinthe & Flamethrowers
Absinthe & Flamethrowers (4 Formats) ›
By William Gurstelle
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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Published Jun 2009

Written for reasonable risk takers and suburban dads who want to add more excitement to their lives, this daring combination of science, history, and DIY projects explains why danger is good for you and details the art of living dangerously. All of the projects—from throwing knives, drinking absinthe, and eating fugu to cracking a bull whip, learning baritsu, and building a flamethrower—have short learning curves; are human-focused, as opposed to technology-centric; are affordable; and demonstrate true but reasonable risk. The guide maintains that risk takers are more successful, more interesting individuals who lead more fulfilling lives. What would the world be like if Thomas Edison retired after 30 years working for the railroad, it asks, instead of getting fired for blowing up a rail car with one of his experiments? Though the manual doesn’t advocate getting fired, it does reveal that making black powder is pure excitement. Unlike watching an action movie or playing a video game, real, edgy life experience changes a person. Each potentially life-altering project includes step-by-step directions and illustrations along with sidebar tips from experts in the field.
An Accidental Anarchist
An Accidental Anarchist (4 Formats) ›
By Walter Roth
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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Published Aug 2005

It was a bitter cold morning in March, 1908. A nineteen-year-old Jewish immigrant traversed the confusing and unfamiliar streets of Chicago–a one-and-a-half-hour-long journey–from his ghetto home on Washburne Avenue to the luxurious Lincoln Place residence of Police Chief George Shippy. He arrived at 9 a.m. Within minutes after knocking on the front door, Lazarus Averbuch lay dead on the hallway floor, shot no less than six times by the chief himself. Why Averbuch went to the police chief's house or exactly what happened after that is still not known. This is the most comprehensive account ever written about this episode that stunned Chicago and won the attention of the entire country. It does not "solve" the mystery as much as it places it in the context of a nation that was unsure how to absorb all of the immigrants flowing across its borders. It attempts to reconstruct the many different perspectives and concerns that comprised the drama surrounding the investigation of Averbuch's killing.
ADHD/ADD Medications
ADHD/ADD Medications ›
By Peter Levine, By Helen F. Neville

Trade Paper

Published Jan 2011

Seeking to put the minds of parents of children with ADHD/ADD at ease, this concise reference provides a brief explanation of ADHD/ADD behavior and also discusses the medications most often prescribed for treating these conditions. In lay language, the authors discuss the typical process of prescribing and monitoring the use of medication, the possible side effects medications can have, the benefits and drawbacks of medication holidays, and what to expect as children with ADHD/ADD grow older.
The Admiral and the Ambassador
The Admiral and the Ambassador (4 Formats) ›
By Scott Martelle
Cloth Price 26.95

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Published May 2014

 As the French Revolution gathered steam, the exact location of Jones’s grave—and, in fact, the exact location of St. Louis cemetery in Paris, where he was buried in 1792—was forgotten: information on his death and burial were destroyed in the Paris Commune and the few who had attended his burial had passed away. His body had, though, been preserved in a lead-lined coffin filled with alcohol; theoretically, if the coffin could be located, Jones could be returned to the United States for proper burial. The Admiral and the Ambassador details Porter’s long, unrelenting search for that coffin, first through scraps of archive material and written recollections of funeral attendees, and then beneath the rickety buildings that had been constructed over what he believed to be the graveyard. This book, the only full-length account of the search for and discovery of John Paul Jones’s body, offers a fascinating look into the charismatic, real-life characters who populated the first century of the United States of America.
Advise & Dissent
Advise & Dissent (3 Formats) ›
By James Abourezk
PDF Price 14.95

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Published Sep 1989

The life story of the founder of ADC, from his parents' farm in South Dakota to the halls of the Senate, where he refused to compromise his principles.
Aesthetes and Decadents of the 1890s
Aesthetes and Decadents of the 1890s (4 Formats) ›
Edited by Karl Beckson
Trade Paper Price 21.95

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Published Aug 2005

The Aesthetic and Decadent Movement of the late 19th century spawned the idea of "Art for Art's Sake," challenged aesthetic standards and shocked the bourgeosie. From Walter Pater's study, "The Renaissance to Salome, the truly decadent collaboration between Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley, Karl Beckson has chosen a full spectrum of works that chronicle the British artistic achievement of the 1890s. In this revised edition of a classic anthology, "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" has been included in its entirety; the bibliography has been completely updated; Professor Beckson's notes and commentary have been expanded from the first edition published in 1966. The so-called Decadent or Aesthetic period remains one of the most interesting in the history of the arts. The poetry and prose of such writers as Yeats, Wilde, Symons, Johnson, Dowson, Barlas, Pater and others are included in this collection, along with sixteen of Aubrey Beardsley's drawings.