Notice & Note

Notice & Note
Author: G. Kylene Beers,Robert E. Probst
Publsiher: Heinemann Educational Books
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780325046938
ISBN 13: 032504693X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Notice & Note Book Review:

Presents lessons intended to help students read literature with deeper understanding, introducing signposts that help them identify significant moments in literature and anchor questions that encourage them to read more closely.

Reading Nonfiction

Reading Nonfiction
Author: Kylene Beers,Robert E. Probst
Publsiher: Heinemann Educational Books
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2015-10-20
ISBN 10: 9780325050805
ISBN 13: 0325050805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Reading Nonfiction Book Review:

Visit www.heinemann.com/ReadingNonfiction for special previews, videos, and more. "When students recognize that nonfiction ought to challenge us, ought to slow us down and make us think, then they're more likely to become close readers." That means we need to help them question texts, authors, and, ultimately, their own thinking. No matter the content area, with Reading Nonfiction's classroom-tested suggestions, you'll lead kids toward skillful and responsible disciplinary literacy. Picking up where their smash hit Notice & Note left off, Kylene Beers and Bob Probst write: "Fiction invites us into the writer's imagined world; nonfiction intrudes into ours and purports to tell us something about it." This crucial difference increases the responsibility of the nonfiction reader, so Kylene and Bob have developed interlocking scaffolds that every student can use to go beyond a superficial reading: 3 essential questions that set students up for closer, more attentive readings of nonfiction texts 5 Notice & Note nonfiction signposts that cue kids to apply the skills and processes that sophisticated readers use instinctively 7 proven strategies readers can use to clear up confusions when the text gets tough. We all know the value of helping students define nonfiction and understand its text structures. Reading Nonfiction goes the next crucial step-helping kids challenge the claims of nonfiction authors, be challenged by them, and skillfully and rigorously make up their mind about purported truths.

The Invisible Boy

The Invisible Boy
Author: Trudy Ludwig
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1582464502
ISBN 13: 9781582464503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Invisible Boy Book Review:

Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.

Red Notice

Red Notice
Author: Bill Browder
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-02-03
ISBN 10: 1476755752
ISBN 13: 9781476755755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Red Notice Book Review:

New York Times bestseller THE BOOK THAT EXPLAINS WHY RUSSIANS WANTED TO MEET WITH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN “Part John Grisham-like thriller, part business and political memoir.” —The New York Times “[Red Notice] does for investing in Russia and the former Soviet Union what Liar’s Poker did for our understanding of Salomon Brothers, Wall Street, and the mortgage-backed securities business in the 1980s. Browder’s business saga meshes well with the story of corruption and murder in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, making Red Notice an early candidate for any list of the year’s best books” (Fortune). This is a story about an accidental activist. Bill Browder started out his adult life as the Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, where he made his fortune. Along the way he exposed corruption, and when he did, he barely escaped with his life. His Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky wasn’t so lucky: he ended up in jail, where he was tortured to death. That changed Browder forever. He saw the murderous heart of the Putin regime and has spent the last half decade on a campaign to expose it. Because of that, he became Putin’s number one enemy, especially after Browder succeeded in having a law passed in the United States—The Magnitsky Act—that punishes a list of Russians implicated in the lawyer’s murder. Putin famously retaliated with a law that bans Americans from adopting Russian orphans. A financial caper, a crime thriller, and a political crusade, Red Notice is the story of one man taking on overpowering odds to change the world, and also the story of how, without intending to, he found meaning in his life.

Revelation

Revelation
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN 10: 0857861018
ISBN 13: 9780857861016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Revelation Book Review:

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

The Last Wish

The Last Wish
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publsiher: Gollancz
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-08-19
ISBN 10: 0575099917
ISBN 13: 9780575099913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Last Wish Book Review:

Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety. One reviewer said: 'This book is a sheer delight. It is beautifully written, full of vitality and endlessly inventive: its format, with half a dozen episodes and intervening rest periods for both the hero and the reader, allows for a huge range of characters, scenarios and action. It's thought-provoking without being in the least dogmatic, witty without descending to farce and packed with sword fights without being derivative. The dialogue sparkles; characters morph almost imperceptibly from semi-cliche to completely original; nothing is as it first seems. Sapkowski succeeds in seamlessly welding familiar ideas, unique settings and delicious twists of originality: his Beauty wants to rip the throat out of a sensitive Beast; his Snow White seeks vengeance on all and sundry, his elves are embittered and vindictive. It's easily one of the best things I've read in ages.'

The Play of Daniel Keyes' Flowers for Algernon

The Play of Daniel Keyes' Flowers for Algernon
Author: Bert Coules
Publsiher: Heinemann
Total Pages: 90
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780435232931
ISBN 13: 0435232932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Play of Daniel Keyes' Flowers for Algernon Book Review:

This is a powerful dramatisation of Daniel Keyes's perceptive and sad novel. Charlie is a retarded adult who desperately wants to be able to read and write. He undergoes a brain operation which increases his intelligence. Yet such an operation begs many questions--can Charlie's emotional development keep pace with the intellectual? How do the psychiatrists and psychologists view Charlie--as a man or as the subject of an experiment like the mouse, Algernon? And the biggest question of all--will the operation be successful?

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-09-05
ISBN 10: 140882485X
ISBN 13: 9781408824856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Kite Runner Book Review:

Over 21 million copies sold worldwide

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 1338635182
ISBN 13: 9781338635188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) Book Review:

Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price.

Ender's Game

Ender's Game
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN 10: 142996393X
ISBN 13: 9781429963930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Ender's Game Book Review:

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives. Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight Children of the Fleet The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm /The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts /First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Death Note, Vol. 12

Death Note, Vol. 12
Author: Tsugumi Ohba
Publsiher: VIZ Media LLC
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2011-06-07
ISBN 10: 1421545012
ISBN 13: 9781421545011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Death Note, Vol. 12 Book Review:

The battle ends here! -- VIZ Media

The Accidental Creative

The Accidental Creative
Author: Todd Henry
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-07-07
ISBN 10: 9781101516973
ISBN 13: 1101516976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Accidental Creative Book Review:

Have better ideas, faster, without the stress and burnout. It isn't enough to just do your job anymore. In order to thrive in today's marketplace, all of us-even the accountants-have to be ready to generate brilliant ideas on demand. Business creativity expert Todd Henry explains how to establish effective practices that unleash your creative potential. Born out of his consultancy and his popular podcast, Henry has created a practical method for discovering your personal creative rhythm. He focuses on five key elements: •Focus: Begin with your end goal in mind. •Relationships: Build stimulating relationships and ideas will follow. •Energy: Manage it as your most valuable resource. • Stimuli: Structure the right "inputs" to maximize creative output. •Hours: Focus on effectiveness, not efficiency. This is a guide for staying inspired and experiencing greater creative productivity than you ever imagined possible. From the Hardcover edition.

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give
Author: Angie Thomas
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN 10: 006249855X
ISBN 13: 9780062498557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Hate U Give Book Review:

8 starred reviews ∙ Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred review) "Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review) "A powerful, in-your-face novel." —Horn Book (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. And don't miss On the Come Up, Angie Thomas's powerful follow-up to The Hate U Give.

Death Note (All-in-One Edition)

Death Note (All-in-One Edition)
Author: Tsugumi Ohba
Publsiher: VIZ Media LLC
Total Pages: 2400
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 9781421597713
ISBN 13: 1421597713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Death Note (All-in-One Edition) Book Review:

All 12 volumes of Death Note in one monstrously large edition! This hefty omnibus combines all 2,400 pages of the megahit thriller into a single massive tome, presented in a beautiful silver slipcase. A perfect collectible conversation piece and a must-have for Death Note fans. Also contains an epilogue chapter never before seen in English! Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal…or his life?

When We Were Alone

When We Were Alone
Author: David A. Robertson
Publsiher: Portage & Main Press
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2017-02-13
ISBN 10: 1553796969
ISBN 13: 9781553796961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


When We Were Alone Book Review:

When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother’s garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a residential school a long time ago, where all of these things were taken away. When We Were Alone is a story about a difficult time in history, and, ultimately, one of empowerment and strength. Also available in a bilingual Swampy Cree/English edition! When We Were Alone won the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award in the Young People's Literature (Illustrated Books) category, and was nominated for the TD Canadian's Children's Literature Award.

Death Note 3

Death Note 3
Author: Tsugumi Ohba
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2007-10-01
ISBN 10: 9781435214026
ISBN 13: 1435214021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Death Note 3 Book Review:

When high school student Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a Shinigami death god, he discovers that any person whose name is written in it dies, so Light decides to use the notebook to rid the world of evil.

Book Love

Book Love
Author: Penny Kittle
Publsiher: Heinemann Educational Books
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2012-10-26
ISBN 10: 9780325042954
ISBN 13: 0325042950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Book Love Book Review:

Presents strategies for getting students to read, and offers advice on building a school culture around a love of reading, helping students deepen their understanding of what they read, and balancing independent reading and text study.

Fahrenheit 451 [TV Tie-In Edition]

Fahrenheit 451 [TV Tie-In Edition]
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publsiher: Voyager
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-04
ISBN 10: 9780008303693
ISBN 13: 000830369X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Fahrenheit 451 [TV Tie-In Edition] Book Review:

The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. 'Another indispensable classic' The Times ''Ray Bradbury's gift for storytelling reshaped our culture and expanded our world' Barack Obama Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books. The classic dystopian novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 stands alongside Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization's enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity. Bradbury's powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which, decades on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.

Adolescent Literacy

Adolescent Literacy
Author: G. Kylene Beers,Robert E. Probst,Linda Rief
Publsiher: Heinemann Educational Books
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015069321324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Adolescent Literacy Book Review:

Adolescent Literacy discusses issues such as including English language learners, struggling readers, technology in the classroom, multimodal literacy, compelling writing instruction, teaching in a "flat world," engagement, and young adult literature. In addition Adolescent Literacy's assessment rubrics for teachers, administrators, and staff developers make it a resource for schoolwide and districtwide professional development, while its accompanying study guide is designed for small-group discussions. --From publisher's description.

Disrupting Thinking

Disrupting Thinking
Author: Robert Probst,Kylene Beers
Publsiher: Teaching Resources
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN 10: 9781338132908
ISBN 13: 1338132903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Disrupting Thinking Book Review:

Supported with student conversations, classroom scenarios, practical strategies, and turn-and-talk moments, teachers and administrators can use this book as a guide for changing the way they think about teaching students to become thoughtful, skillful, attentive, responsive readers.