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  • Item #: 018593
    ISBN: 9781623411428
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  • Item #: 018481
    ISBN: 9781623411718
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  • Item #: 018499
    ISBN: 9781623411794
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  • Item #: 018594
    ISBN: 9781623411435
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  • Item #: 018441
    ISBN: 9781623411756
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    ISBN: 9781623411725
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    ISBN: 9781623411800
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    ISBN: 9781623411763
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  • Item #: 057062
    ISBN: 9781623411749
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    ISBN: 9781623411732
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  • Item #: 019539
    ISBN: 9780517548233
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    I am the first to admit that reading a book about economics is not at the top of my list. But once I got into it, I kept reading and reading! The first edition of this book appeared in 1947. Author Henry Hazlitt revised it in 1961 and again in 1978, but don't think for a minute that the information is not relevant to our world today. I found myself drawn into reading about the broken window fallacy. That is, if someone throws a brick through a bakery window, and the owner has to pay a glazier $250 to fix it, the brick-thrower has created work for the glazier. But this is a fallacy because prior to the brick through his window, the baker had a whole window and was planning to use the $250 to buy a new suit. So, the tailor actually lost work due to the brick-thrower. The overall economy is no further ahead due to the brick, get it? There are consequences we can see, such as the glazier getting a $250 window replacement job, and those we cannot see, such as the tailor who never got to make the baker a suit for $250. It's stories such as this that helped me understand economic principles like how need does not equal demand. Building a bridge to create jobs vs. there being a need for a new bridge; it was getting fascinating and kept my attention! Hazlitt made me think of the immediate vs. long-term results of a money decision. I was nervous at first that the language was too sophisticated for most students, but as I got into it, I adapted to the vocabulary and I think a high school student would too. Pb, 14pp. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 018595
    ISBN: 9781623411442
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  • Item #: 018592
    ISBN: 9781623411817
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  • Item #: 018475
    ISBN: 9781623411770
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  • Item #: 000607
    ISBN: 9781684270866
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    So many students get burned out on writing before they've hardly begun, bogged down by complex grammar rules, inflexible formats, and uninteresting assignments. It shouldn't be that way. Writing should be an exciting subject, entered into as an adventure, for there are so many types of writing that every assignment can be enjoyable! This is the way that Gabriel Arquilevich, author of Writing for 100 Days, presents it. Predictably, the book contains 100 lessons, divided into four categories; composition, fiction, poetry, and writing in action. The lessons are short, flexible, and structured for use by the student alone, or for a teacher and student(s). The book kicks off with word usage and a review of punctuation. However, this is only brief review, and though exercises are given, supplemental practice would be helpful to keep those skills fresh. After the basics are reviewed, more punctuation, construction, tone, and style are covered in Composition. Fiction covers character creation, setting, plot, dialogue, and point of view. Poetry covers haiku, limericks, sonnet, free and blank verse, lyrics, and more. Writing in Action (the largest section) contains instruction on writing as part of daily life, such as business and personal letters, interviews, advertisements, reviews, columns, diaries, and greeting cards. The lessons, each covering a major facet of the big topic, are divided into two parts, the lesson and the writing. The introduction is clearly written, includes many examples, and is reader-friendly. Then the fun part - putting into action what you have just learned. The short assignments leave room for lots of creativity.

    We are encouraged, no, told to learn from our mistakes as we write our pieces, and how to recognize familiar pitfalls. Yes, an important step of many of the assignments is to purposely write our piece exhibiting the featured foibles! In a lesson on wordiness, we're told to write a half-page description of an event, adding as much wordiness as possible. In a lesson on fragments and run-on sentences, we have to write a story - a one-page story with one sentence. Or, write a description of an unknown planet, with a catch - use no similes or metaphors. This not only makes errors much more noticeable, but also relays to us the importance of grammatical tools and variety in writing. (Oh, by the way, after you write your piece with the errors, you do go back and fix it.) At the end of each unit, you use all the components you've practiced to write your big composition, fictional story, sestina, and journalistic works.

    For extra fun, several games are featured at the end of the book. Answers to the review questionaire also included. This is truly a "breath of fresh air" for any student, but especially to one who is having a hard time really enjoying the art of writing. 103 pages, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 040250
    ISBN: 9780800722296
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    This manual delves into the wide variety of real-life skills young men will need as they move to life on their own in today's world. Guidance is given on personal care, social skills, food preparation, work and money management, sports how-to's, and vehicle and tool usage. Author Jonathan Catherman is an educational consultant and youth trainer specializing in character and leadership development, but he really focuses on practical skills in this book. His goal here is to help young men gain respect and avoid embarrassment.

    This self-help guide is divided into 10 chapters. Each starts with a two-page overview featuring tips from an expert in their field, then drills down to specific steps. Each step is only 2 or 3 sentences. Everything is to-the-point and clear. For instance, the Clothes & Style chapter starts with thoughts from Nate Retzlaff, an apparel design consultant who has worked with Nike, Adidas, Dakine, Reebok, X-Games, and ESPN, among others. Sections include how-to's like: Wash Laundry, Dry Laundry, Iron a Shirt, Iron Slacks, Shine Shoes, Tie a Tie, Sew on a Button, Treat a Stain, Fold a Shirt, Fold No-Pleat Pants, and Hang Slacks. The section on ironing a shirt breaks the process down into 9 clear steps.

    To make sure that he gets the reader's attention, the author starts out the book with a chapter on Women and Dating. Successive chapters include Social Skills and Manners, Work & Ethics, Wealth and Money Management, Grooming & Personal Hygiene, Clothes & Style, Sports & Recreation, Cars & Driving, Food & Cooking, and Tools and Fix-It. Every one of these chapters contains plenty of useful ideas that can be put into practice daily. Besides the easy-to-follow steps, each section ends with some expert advice.

    The author has obviously had plenty of experience working with young men, and distills his years of experience into this easy-to-follow guide. Let his experience be your guide.

  • Item #: 030119
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    Reader Rabbit's friend Sam the Lion has crashed his boat onto wacky Pirate Island while participating in a boat race. He must find parts to fix his ship from around the island so Reader Rabbit can fix it up. Kids will play arcade-style games to explore the island, find various parts, outsmart and avoid some funny pirates, and compete in a race. One example of an activity is using fractions by combining yummy ingredients into the perfect pizza to win a part for the boat. There are 29 interactive games on the CD in all, with over 100,000 math problems. With an additional 50 printable activities and six levels of difficulty, the software provides practice with adding and subtracting, multiplying and dividing, counting money, estimating, telling time, creating fractions, solving equations, number patterns, place values, identifying inequalities, early geometry, measuring, number lines, and greater/less than. System requirements: Windows 95/98 (XP compatible), 66 MHz 486DX or faster; 16 MB RAM, 22 MB hard disk space, 4X speed CD-ROM drive, mouse, speakers.

  • Item #: 001533
    ISBN: 9780140309270
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    What do you do if you can't fix a broken doughnut making machine with tons of batter inside? What do you do after there are more than a thousand doughnuts and they just keep coming? What do you do if a rich lady has lost her diamond bracelet and it is inside of one of the doughnuts? If you're Homer Price, then your uncle has left you alone in the middle of this crisis and you have to find a way out of it! But that won't be a problem, because he's handled a skunk, four bank robbers, a 6' ball of string, and helped 100 families find their homes in the new subdivision where all 100 houses look exactly alike. - Melissa

  • Item #: 071558
    ISBN: 9781623412975
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     The subtitle says it all: A Handy Guide for Faultless Fixes to Writing with Structure and Style. In Portable Walls stand-up style, this three-page folder covers comma rules, clauses/phrases, punctuation, parts of speech, and the grammar rules behind the Dress-Ups and Sentence Openers taught in IEW courses. In a cryptic, bullet-point format, easy-to-use guidelines help fix whatever predicament sloppy grammar might have caused. Keep this one handy for works-in-progress reference. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 019454
    ISBN: 9780471136026
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    I believe if there's one way to instantly improve anything, it's to add food! This book has exactly the right idea. Instead of just reading your way through history, why not eat through it? Beginning with the first Thanksgiving, you can cook representative foods from colonial times, Louisiana territory, the Alamo, pioneer times, plantation life, the transcontinental railroad days, the Victorian era, the twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, the fifties, the sixties and seventies, and finally the eighties and nineties. Each time period has around four pages of brief, informative history reading (complete with humorous illustrations) and then gets down to the recipes. (Getting started cooking pages with tips are included in the very beginning.) Key terms in the history reading are in bold, and there are fun food facts to read from that time period. The recipes are great symbols of the time periods. For example, after reading about "Remember the Alamo!", students can make tacos, Texas ribs, and meatless chili. When you are studying about plantation life, it won't do but to fix up a plate of fried chicken wings, corn bread, and sweet potato pie, with a peaches and cream sundae on the side. From first Thanksgiving golden harvest pumpkin bread, to colonial clam chowder all the way to nineties blueberry muffins, this is one U.S. history study the whole family will join you for. - Melissa

  • Item #: 043665
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    The tray holds nine pieces of chocolate. Each customer wants a different arrangement of chocolates, but the instructions on where to place each piece are incomplete. The challenge card tells you where to place the first few, but after that you have to figure out where the rest of the pieces go by using the standard placement rules for shapes and colors. There are 40 challenge cards in four difficulty levels, from beginner to expert. It is a single player game, but solutions are included if you're stumped... or if the lifelike chocolate pieces are distracting you!

  • Item #: 031217
    ISBN: 9781595231154
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    Although this book was written by a couple of university history professors, it is a refreshing change from the beat-up-on-America crowd. No anti-white-male, anti-Christian, anti-firearm, anti-capitalism stuff here. Instead, the authors speak of a nation to be proud of, a nation that loves public virtue, personal liberty, and private property.

    This 10th anniversary edition is the size of a textbook packed with 981 pages, including footnotes and an alphabetical index. However, the text is very readable and interesting, and no review questions are provided. Occasional sidebars delve deeper into a particular subject without detracting from the flow of the story. The book begins with the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus and ends with the war in Iraq and Iraq's liberation. Various eras in our history get about the same amount of ink, with the exception of the Civil War, which is covered in greater detail.

    I can't say enough positive about the tone of the book. One of the sentences in the conclusion reads, "The fatal flaw of bin Laden - like Hitler, Stalin, and even the nearsighted Spaniards of 500 years ago - was that they fixed their gaze on the physical manifestations of the wealth of the West, failing to understand that wealth is a mere by-product of other, more important qualities: initiative, inventiveness, hope, optimism, and, above all, faith." Makes you proud to be an American. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 023441
    ISBN: 9780736949873
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    Okay, so you’ll still have to fold your laundry, sweep your floor, and wash your dishes, but if your house is overcome by clutter or you feel overwhelmed by the amount of time you spend cleaning your house, this book provides you with hope to end the cycle of constant cleaning. The book is pleasant to read, being written in a conversational tone, and it is sprinkled with helpful scriptures as well as encouraging clutter free devotions and praying through your house before you get started. The basic premise is different from many other cleaning books. While other books try to help you change your behavior in order to keep your house neater, this book encourages you to change your house in order to fit your natural behaviors – a much easier and less stressful fix. There is a bit of a time commitment, and an evaluation near the beginning of the book will help you realize whether the process will be finished in only a matter of weeks or whether it may take you months to get your house fully converted. To begin the process, the author suggest you draw a simple bird’s eye view map of your entire house and yard and divide it into zones (generally each room will be a zone unless it is dual purpose, such as a dining room that doubles as an office). You will number the zones based on priority (with the main entry being #1) and follow the plan as you convert your house to “a house that cleans itself.” After you have your map marked with zones, you will walk around your house and snap pictures and make notes of each zone, pinpointing clutter and identifying the problem or behavior behind it. Once you see how and why each room accumulates clutter, you’re ready to attack your house one zone at a time using the CONVERT system – Clear out the clutter; Open up and clean; Neaten, organize, and solve problem spots; Verify rabbit trails and set up stations; Examine sight zones; Record future improvements needed; and Take steps now for ongoing maintenance. Chapters for each of these steps provide you with plenty of tips, information, and practical advice, and the author suggest you follow through all of the steps in one zone before moving on to the next. Once you’ve converted your house to fit your behaviors and natural tendencies, you won’t have to expend nearly as much time and energy to keep it clean and clutter-free. 234 pgs, digest sized. – Melissa

  • Item #: 013413
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    Kids love it, students will find it helpful, and even adults get caught up in the excitement of its construction and operation. This see-through working model of a four-cylinder engine has that much detail. And the beauty of it is, you won't get covered in oil working on this engine and it doesn't cost thousands of dollars to fix if something goes wrong! All of the parts needed in building the engine to get the valves rocking, the spark plugs firing, and the pistons driving the crankshaft are included, except for the two "AA" size batteries. Even the screwdriver is supplied. With over 100 working parts, this is a high quality engine model. ~ Zach