Whale Talk

Whale Talk
Author: Chris Crutcher
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-09-22
ISBN 10: 9780061968532
ISBN 13: 0061968536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whale Talk Book Review:

“A truly exceptional book.”—Washington Post There's bad news and good news about the Cutter High School swim team. The bad news is that they don't have a pool. The good news is that only one of them can swim anyway. Bestselling author Chris Crutcher’s controversial and acclaimed novel follows a group of outcasts as they take on inequality and injustice in their high school. "Crutcher's superior gifts as a storyteller and his background as a working therapist combine to make magic in Whale Talk. The thread of truth in his fiction reminds us that heroes can come in any shape, color, ability or size, and friendship can bridge nearly any divide.”—Washington Post T.J. Jones hates the blatant preferential treatment jocks receive at his high school, and the reverence paid to the varsity lettermen. When he sees a member of the wrestling team threatening an underclassman, T.J. decides he’s had enough. He recruits some of the biggest misfits at Cutter High to form a swim team. They may not have very much talent, but the All-Night Mermen prove to be way more than T.J. anticipated. As the unlikely athletes move closer to their goal, these new friends might learn that the journey is worth more than the reward. For fans of Andrew Smith and Marieke Nijkamp. "Crutcher offers an unusual yet resonant mixture of black comedy and tragedy that lays bare the superficiality of the high-school scene. The book's shocking climax will force readers to re-examine their own values and may cause them to alter their perception of individuals pegged as 'losers.'"—Publishers Weekly An American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age Features a new afterword by Chris Crutcher

So You Want to be President

So You Want to be President
Author: Judith St. George
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0399243178
ISBN 13: 9780399243172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So You Want to be President Book Review:

Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Barack H. Obama.

Anna of Byzantium

Anna of Byzantium
Author: Tracy Barrett
Publsiher: Laurel Leaf
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-04-13
ISBN 10: 0307789004
ISBN 13: 9780307789006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anna of Byzantium Book Review:

For fans of Joan of Arc and Alexander the Great, comes "a gripping saga of alliances, intrigues, deceits, and treacheries" about Anna Comnena of the Byzantine Empire. Anna Comnena has every reason to feel entitled. She's a princess, her father's firstborn and his chosen successor. Someday she expects to sit on the throne and rule the vast Byzantine Empire. So the birth of a baby brother doesn't perturb her. Nor do the "barbarians" from foreign lands, who think only a son should ascend to power. Anna is as dismissive of them as are her father and his most trusted adviser--his mother, a manipulative woman with whom Anna studies the art of diplomacy. Anna relishes her lessons, proving adept at checkmating opponents in swift moves of mental chess. But as she matures into a young woman, her arrogance and intelligence threaten her grandmother. Anna will be no one's puppet. Almost overnight, Anna sees her dreams of power wrenched from her and bestowed on her little brother. Bitter at the betrayal, Anna waits to avenge herself, and to seize what is rightfully hers. Praise for Anna of Byzantium: A Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book An ALA Quick Pick An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A Booklist Editor's Choice A Booklist Top Ten Historical Fiction Pick [STAR] "[Anna of Byzantium] involves readers in a gripping saga of alliances, intrigues, deceits, and treacheries worthy of a place among the tragic myths." — The Bulletin, Starred review "In the tradition of E. L. Konigsburg's A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver and Karen Cushman's Catherine, Called Birdy comes this story of a real-life historical figure, Anna Commena, groomed to be the sovereign of the Byzantine empire…Barrett uses an effective first-person narrative to draw readers into Anna's story, and the author's precise use of detail helps re-create Anna's world, the palace of Constantinople in the ninth century. . . Readers will be caught up in…this exciting read."—Booklist, Boxed review "A fascinating mix of history, mystery, and intrigue."-The Horn Book Magazine "Barrett does a remarkable job of painting moods and emotions with spare, elegant sentences. . . This splendid novel about a neglected period of history is the perfect choice. . . Hard to imagine it being any better written." —VOYA "This wonderfully engaging novel both entertains and serves as a lively history lesson with its well-researched background, dramatic plot and dimensional characters. Barrett's descriptive, engaging prose will draw readers into a fascinating historical time, filled with political intrigue and a complex, admirable teen protagonist who faces her changing future with an inspiring combination of heart and mind."— Wichita Eagle

A Picture Book of Anne Frank

A Picture Book of Anne Frank
Author: David A. Adler
Publsiher: Lerner Publishing Group
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN 10: 1430130377
ISBN 13: 9781430130376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Picture Book of Anne Frank Book Review:

"The narrator, reading with clarity and precision, tells the well-known story of the Jewish girl and her family who hid during the Holocaust...[This] high-quality read-along...[is] excellent for school and public libraries." - Booklist

Lawn Boy

Lawn Boy
Author: Jonathan Evison
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 1616208252
ISBN 13: 9781616208257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lawn Boy Book Review:

Recipient of the 2019 Alex Award​​ “Mike Muñoz Is a Holden Caulfield for a New Millennium--a '10th-generation peasant with a Mexican last name, raised by a single mom on an Indian reservation' . . . Evison, as in his previous four novels, has a light touch and humorously guides the reader, this time through the minefield that is working-class America.” --The New York Times Book Review For Mike Muñoz, life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen. Not too many years out of high school and still doing menial work--and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew--he’s smart enough to know that he’s got to be the one to shake things up if he’s ever going to change his life. But how? He’s not qualified for much of anything. He has no particular talents, although he is stellar at handling a lawn mower and wielding clipping shears. But now that career seems to be behind him. So what’s next for Mike Muñoz? In this funny, biting, touching, and ultimately inspiring novel, bestselling author Jonathan Evison takes the reader into the heart and mind of a young man determined to achieve the American dream of happiness and prosperity--who just so happens to find himself along the way.

The Iron Ring

The Iron Ring
Author: Lloyd Alexander
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2008-08-11
ISBN 10: 9781439515600
ISBN 13: 1439515603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iron Ring Book Review:

After he loses his kingdom and everything he owns in a dice game, Tamar, the young king of Sundari, embarks on a magical quest to atone for his mistake and to learn about honor, goodness, and the preciousness of life. Reprint.

The Name of this Book Is Secret

The Name of this Book Is Secret
Author: Pseudonymous Bosch
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-09-01
ISBN 10: 0316039926
ISBN 13: 9780316039925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Name of this Book Is Secret Book Review:

Read the series that's sold more than 2 million copies--if you dare! Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.

Snore Dinosaur Snore

Snore  Dinosaur  Snore
Author: John Bendall-Brunello
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780761456261
ISBN 13: 0761456260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snore Dinosaur Snore Book Review:

Three little dinosaurs try several different ways to wake their sleeping mother.

ABC T Rex

ABC T Rex
Author: Bernard Most
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-02-16
ISBN 10: 0547536747
ISBN 13: 9780547536743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ABC T Rex Book Review:

T-Rex loves the alphabet so much, he wants to eat it up. So he takes a bite or two, and he finds that C is chewy, D is delicious, and K tastes great with ketchup! Go out to eat with T-Rex, get a taste of this appetizing alphabet—and learn a little about food and a lot about fun! •Nearly half a million Bernard Most dinosaur books sold to date •Uses the alphabet to introduce many foods to very young children

Ten Terrible Dinosaurs

Ten Terrible Dinosaurs
Author: Paul Stickland
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-12-29
ISBN 10: 1509852654
ISBN 13: 9781509852659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Terrible Dinosaurs Book Review:

Ten terrible dinosaurs standing in a line, soon began to mess about until there were . . . nine. This lively counting book stars the same colourful dinosaurs as in the classic picture book Dinosaur Roar! The bouncy rhyming text encourages children to join in, helping them to learn their numbers as they count down from ten to one, ending with a wonderful loud ROAR!

Dinosaur Bones

Dinosaur Bones
Author: Bob Barner
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN 10: 1452104085
ISBN 13: 9781452104089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dinosaur Bones Book Review:

With a lively rhyming text and vibrant paper collage illustrations, author-artist Bob Barner shakes the dust off the dinosaur bones found in museums and reminds us that they once belonged to living, breathing creatures. Filled with fun dinosaur facts (a T. Rex skull can weigh up to 750 pounds!) and an informational "Dinometer," Dinosaur Bones is sure to make young dinosaur enthusiasts roar with delight.

Dinosaur Roar

Dinosaur Roar
Author: Paul Stickland,Henrietta Stickland
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780864615206
ISBN 13: 0864615205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dinosaur Roar Book Review:

"Dinosaur sweet, dinosaur grumpy. Dinosaur spiky and dinosaur lumpy." Dinosaurs of every size shape, colour and personality thunder through the pages of this fun-filled book of opposites. Whether short or long, ferocious or friendly, there's a dinosaur here to captivate everyone. The infectious rhythm of the bold rhyming text will have every child ROARING for more.

Jews Who Rock

Jews Who Rock
Author: Guy Oseary
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN 10: 1250138698
ISBN 13: 9781250138699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jews Who Rock Book Review:

Foreword by Ben Stiller Afterword by Perry Farrell Jewish achievement in the sciences? Celebrated. Jews in literature? Lionized. But until now, there's been no record of the massive contributions of Jews in Rock n' Roll. Jews Who Rock features 100 top Jewish rockers, from Bob Dylan to Adam Horowitz, Courtney Love (yes, she's half Jewish) to John Zorn, with a concise page of essential data and a biography of each one. Includes the complete lyrics to "The Chanukah Song" by Adam Sandler

Miss Nelson is Missing

Miss Nelson is Missing
Author: Harry Allard,James Marshall
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1977
ISBN 10: 9780395401460
ISBN 13: 0395401461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miss Nelson is Missing Book Review:

The arrival of a strict substitute convinces Miss Nelson's students that they must get their teacher back.

T Is for Terrible

T Is for Terrible
Author: Peter McCarty
Publsiher: Square Fish
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2008-09-02
ISBN 10: 9780312384234
ISBN 13: 0312384238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

T Is for Terrible Book Review:

I am Tyrannosaurus Rex. I am a dinosaur, otherwise known as a terrible lizard. Tyrannosaurus rex is a terrible dinosaur; of this, everyone is certain. But is this dinosaur really so terrible? He IS very big and very hungry. True, he might even eat his neighbors for lunch. But from his point of view, he can't help it. After all, he's not a vegetarian . . . T Is for Terrible is a 2005 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Telemorphosis

Telemorphosis
Author: Tom Cohen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-10-09
ISBN 10: 9781013284229
ISBN 13: 1013284224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Telemorphosis Book Review:

The writers in the volume ask, implicitly, how the 21st century horizons that exceed any political, economic, or conceptual models alters or redefines a series of key topoi. These range through figures of sexual difference, bioethics, care, species invasion, war, post-carbon thought, ecotechnics, time, and so on. As such, the volume is also a dossier on what metamorphoses await the legacies of -humanistic- thought in adapting to, or rethinking, the other materialities that impinge of contemporary -life as we know it.- With essays by Robert Markley, J. Hillis Miller, Bernard Stiegler, Justin Read, Timothy Clark, Claire Colebrook, Jason Groves, Joanna Zylinska, Catherine Malabou, Mike Hill, Martin McQuillan, Eduardo Cadava and Tom Cohen. This work was published by Saint Philip Street Press pursuant to a Creative Commons license permitting commercial use. All rights not granted by the work's license are retained by the author or authors.

Children s Literature in Social Studies

Children s Literature in Social Studies
Author: DeAn M. Krey
Publsiher: National Council for the Social
Total Pages: 189
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105021641795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literature in Social Studies Book Review:

A guide to using a variety of children's books to teach social studies.

The Stupids Step Out

The Stupids Step Out
Author: Harry Allard
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 30
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 9780395253779
ISBN 13: 0395253772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stupids Step Out Book Review:

When the Stupid family decides to go out, they do so in typically stupid fashion.

The Dirty Great Dinosaur

The Dirty Great Dinosaur
Author: Martin Waddell
Publsiher: Franklin Watts
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781408303597
ISBN 13: 1408303590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dirty Great Dinosaur Book Review:

Grrrrrr! Look out! Here comes the Dirty Great Dinosaur! It's huge! It's hungry! It's the DIRTY GREAT DINOSAUR! He's going to eat anything in his way! Only Hal (and his little dog Billy) can stop the hungry beastie, because they know just how to calm that Dirty Great Dinosaur down . . . Let Hal and Billy show you how to calmly deal with temper tantrums of monstrous proportions! World renowned storyteller Martin Waddell has created a dynamic and action-packed text which perfectly matches this exciting picture book debut from fabulous new illustrator, Leonie Lord.

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night Track 2 story without page turn signals 3 min 57 sec

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night   Track 2  story without page turn signals  3 min   57 sec
Author: Jane Yolen,Mark Teague
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 0590316818
ISBN 13: 9780590316811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night Track 2 story without page turn signals 3 min 57 sec Book Review:

Mother and child ponder the different ways a dinosaur can say goodnight, from slamming his tail and pouting to giving a big hug and kiss.