You Must Bring a Hat

Author: Simon Philip

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471143961

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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The only rule for attending this party is . . . you MUST bring a hat. But what if you don’t own a hat? Will bringing a monkey wearing a hat be enough? Find out in this tale that builds to a gloriously surreal and hilarious ending.

Kid's Box 3 Activity Book

Author: Caroline Nixon,Michael Tomlinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521688140

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 80

View: 9429


Kid's Box is bursting with bright ideas to inspire you and your pupils! This six-level course gives children a confident start to learning English, and makes lessons a joy for teachers. Perfect for general use, Kid's Box also fully covers the syllabus of the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) tests. New language is presented through amusing stories that your students will adore and practised with fantastic songs and activities, making the learning process a delight. Key language is continuously revised and recycled, helping to build children's confidence, and a focus on communicative activities ensures that children use the language they have learned in a fun, 'no-pressure' context. The loveable members of the Star family will delight young learners, while an extensive range of supplementary materials provides the teacher with all the extra activities they need.


Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

Author: Maya Van Wagenen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698153413

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 5357


New York Times Bestseller A breakout teen author explores the true meaning of popularity and how to survive middle school in this hysterically funny, touchingly honest contemporary memoir. “I was inspired by [Maya's] journey and made a point of saving a copy of ‘Popular’ for my sister, who starts middle school this fall. Maybe if I had read it when I was her age, it could have saved me from a world of hurt, or at least put that world in perspective.” —Maude Apatow, New York Times Book Review Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help a shy girl become popular? Maya Van Wagenen is about to find out. Stuck near the bottom of the social ladder at “pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren’t paid to be here,” Maya has never been popular. But before starting eighth grade, she decides to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. The real-life results are hilarious, painful, and filled with unexpected surprises. Told with humor and grace, Maya’s journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence, along with a better understanding of what it means to be popular.

Making Sense of Your Surgical Attachment

A Hands-On Guide

Author: Paul Sutton,Polly Drew,Rebecca Lee,Michelle Chimenti,David Lee

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 144416533X

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 9695


Your surgical attachment is fast approaching and you have a number of questions that need answering to help you make the most of your experience... Making Sense of Your Surgical Attachment will answer them for you. Everything you need to know about the operating theatre and the use of surgical instruments is packed into this one handy guide: * The names and functions of surgical instruments * Electrosurgery and its techniques * How to use laparoscopic equipment * Sutures - put your best knot forward! * Operating theatre conduct and etiquette, and 'do's and don'ts' when assisting * How to scrub up * Pre-operative and peri-operative care * The surgical career ladder and how to climb it. With a foreword by Andrew Raftery, Chair of the Royal College of Surgeons of England's Medical Students Liaison Committee, Making Sense of Your Surgical Attachment offers an engaging insight into the practical aspects of surgery.

Under the Greenwood Tree

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191640794

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8313


This edition presents a critically established text based on comparisons of every revised version. Hardy placed this tale among his Novels of Character and Environment, a group which is held to include his most characteristic work. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Philosophical Baby

What Children's Minds Tell Us about Truth, Love & the Meaning of Life

Author: Alison Gopnik

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446483649

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 1092


For most of us, having a baby is the most profound, intense, and fascinating experience of our lives. Now scientists and philosophers are starting to appreciate babies, too. The last decade has witnessed a revolution in our understanding of infants and young children. Scientists used to believe that babies were irrational, and that their thinking and experience were limited. Recently, they have discovered that babies learn more, create more, care more, and experience more than we could ever have imagined. And there is good reason to believe that babies are actually cleverer, more thoughtful, and even more conscious than adults. This new science holds answers to some of the deepest and oldest questions about what it means to be human. A new baby's captivated gaze at her mother's face lays the foundations for love and morality. A toddler's unstoppable explorations of his playpen hold the key to scientific discovery. A three-year-old's wild make-believe explains how we can imagine the future, write novels, and invent new technologies. Alison Gopnik - a leading psychologist and philosopher, as well as a mother - explains the groundbreaking new psychological, neuroscientific, and philosophical developments in our understanding of very young children, transforming our understanding of how babies see the world, and in turn promoting a deeper appreciation for the role of parents.

For the Love of Teachers

True Stories of Amazing Teachers and the People Who Love Them

Author: Todd Whitaker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0757316921

Category: Education

Page: 240

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For the Love of Teachers is a tribute to those who possess the remarkable ability to exercise patience and understanding and to offer guidance along an unfamiliar path. The influence these dedicated teachers have is reflected in many of the goals their students set and achieve every day; whether learning to tie their shoes, memorizing multiplication tables, or excelling on the SATs—all basic steps which are vital to their growth and self-esteem. For this reason, among many others, the importance of these positive role models in our children's lives, as well as our own, can't be stressed enough. For the Love of Teachers is the ideal way to express the admiration and appreciation we share for them. The reasons why someone chooses to teach isn't always clear, but what many teachers have in common is the desire to make a difference in the lives of others—a task that can be bittersweet. For the Love of Teachers is filled with inspiring stories that do just that. Some are warm, humorous, and heartfelt, while others illustrate difficult or unexpected situations with the lessons learned along the way. Readers will identify with many of the students who recall that special teacher who challenged them to find their hidden talent, motivated them to push a little harder, or to simply surpass their own expectations. For the Love of Teachers is a special way of saying thanks to all the teachers who've sacrificed their time to better the lives of others.

How I Got This Way

The Last Real Farm Boy

Author: George Hampton Sr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479731978

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 460

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How I Got This Way chronicles the true story of growing up in the 1950s on a primitive farm. With very little knowledge of his own ancestors history, the author was inspired to record his own life history so that future generations of his family would understand How I Got This Way. He also felt that it was important to preserve a record of what it was like to grow up in a rural primitive farm setting so that a unique and important time in American history would not be lost forever. The lessons he learned throughout his childhood infl uenced the man he became through his years in the Navy and later as a Telephone Man. While some may feel that the farm life experienced was cruel and unforgiving, he would say that it taught him the values of hard work, responsibility, and a sense of ethics that provided great strength of character that served him well throughout his life. His story telling is mixed with humor and honesty as it uniquely describes his childhood experiences through the tender perspective of a child. It is the story of overcoming and loving life amid sometimes great diffi culties and trials. How I Got This Way is a poignant story of a life that few will have the opportunity to experience in the future.

Delhi & Northwest India Footprint Focus Guide

Includes Amritsar, Shimla, Leh, Srinagar, Kullu Valley, Dharamshala

Author: Vanessa Betts,Victoria McCulloch

Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides

ISBN: 1909268755

Category: Travel

Page: 176

View: 7507


Delhi bombards the senses with its vibrant chaos, yet not far away is the peace of the mountains. From spiritual pursuits to mountain trekking, Footprint Focus provides invaluable information on transport, accommodation, eating and entertainment to ensure that your trip includes the best of this fascinating country. • Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and around Northwest India. • Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and play. • Includes information on tour operators and activities, from spectacular railway journeys to Raj relics. • Detailed maps for Delhi & around. • Slim enough to fit in your pocket. With detailed information on all the main sights, plus many lesser-known attractions, Footprint Focus Delhi & Northwest India provides concise and comprehensive coverage of one of the most beautiful regions of India.

Onetime Visitor

A Memoir with Thoughts

Author: Jack Bolger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469103486

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 107

View: 6965


The author recommends packing away your Bible, Quran, Vedas, Torah, and Adi Granth and trying a six-month experiment. He has entwined a life memoir worthy of consideration as it applies to your life and future. This is a truly historical story surrounding our thirty-fifth president. Your outlook in life could change for the better after reading this bookyears of street wisdom in a life story containing laughter, pain, and memories that will stay with you for the rest of your life. If you know a troubled youth, bestow this insight upon that person. If you are depressed, read this book before you waste another day. Gift a service member or veteran this thank-you. The storyteller has solved the big picture puzzle. This book is an inspired solution for troubled times.