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  • Little dinos don't hit - Read On
    don t hit Little dinos don t hit Author Dahl Michael Publisher Capstone Picture Window Books 2013 ISBN 9781404875333 board book Find in Library Reader Reviews Annotation Summary Little Dino must learn that even though he s very strong hitting

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  • No turning back one man's inspiring true story of courage, determination, and hope - Read On
    had to conquer got a bit more personal On October 23 2005 the moment Bryan looked down and realized he no longer had legs he cracked a joke It was a tragedy that could break many but Bryan transformed it into something positive something that propelled him forward Despite grueling surgeries and rehabilitation his goal has always been bigger than simply walking again Making the most of life he went

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  • Sticks and stones : defeating the culture of bullying and rediscovering the power of character and empathy / Emily Bazelon. - Read On
    and principals create and adhere to successful reward based zero tolerance bullying prevention programs and she calls for blame free cooperation between parents and schools While less prescriptive than other books on the topic very useful FAQs are included as are resource lists for readers Masterfully written Bazelon s book will increase understanding awareness and action Agent Elyse Cheney Elyse Cheney Literary Associates Feb c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Book list From Booklist Copyright American Library Association Used with permission Bullying has become a buzzword recently with high profile examples of its tragic ramifications appearing frequently on the national media Bazelon first became involved in reporting on bullying for a series in Slate magazine which ultimately led to this book length analysis of the phenomenon The book is framed by the author s examination of three different bullying situations These cases lead to a deeper discussion of the factors that foment bullying and how bullying affects its victims Bazelon also examines the motivation for bullying and how adults parents teachers guidance counselors and school administrators can address the problem whether it s traditional face to face bullying or cyberbullying She also deconstructs the language of bullying which teens often refer to as drama and looks at how a teen s social capital can affect his or her likeliness to be bullied This very perceptive and accessible work on a topic of increasing relevance is a must read for any teacher administrator or after school provider for teens and tweens Gaus Eve Copyright 2010 Booklist Terms of Use Summary NATIONAL BESTSELLER Being a teenager has never been easy but in recent years with the rise of the Internet and social media it has become exponentially more challenging Bullying once thought of as the province of queen bees and goons has taken on new complex and insidious forms as parents and educators know all too well No writer is better poised to explore this territory than Emily Bazelon who has established herself as a leading voice on the social and legal aspects of teenage drama In Sticks and Stones she brings readers on a deeply researched clear eyed journey into the ever shifting landscape of teenage meanness and its sometimes devastating consequences The result is an indispensable book that takes us from school cafeterias to courtrooms to the offices of Facebook the website where so much teenage life good and bad now unfolds Along the way Bazelon defines what bullying is and just as important what it is not She explores when intervention is essential and when kids should be given the freedom to fend for themselves She also dispels persistent myths that girls bully more than boys that online and in person bullying are entirely distinct that bullying is a common cause of suicide and that harsh criminal penalties are an effective deterrent Above all she believes that to deal with the problem we must first understand it Blending keen journalistic and narrative skills Bazelon explores different facets of

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  • A secret history of torture / Ian Cobain. - Read On
    Prison House The Second World War and Its Aftermath p 1 For Purposes of Revenge The Cold War p 38 Soiling the Honour of the Country Colonial Conflict 1945 67 p 76 A Barbaric Assault on the Mind Scientific Advances 1950 70 p 110 The Five Techniques Northern Ireland 1971 2 p 135 Plenty of Slap and Tickle Northern Ireland 1972 91 p 166 Standing Shoulder to Shoulder on the

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  • The burn palace - Read On
    a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Brewster RI is a small town in a small state and seems an unlikely place for drama But this is New England and how better to stir hysteria and cover up a crime ring than to invoke witchcraft Poet and novelist Dobyns performs just this bit of magic in his first novel since 1999 s Boy in the Water State trooper Woody Potter is called to Brewster when a baby disappears from the hospital with a snake left in its bassinet instead As Halloween approaches the baby snatching turns out to be the first in a string of strange occurrences in town including satanic ceremonies coyotes in the streets and murder The mayhem borders on complete chaos until Woody his partner Bobby and other state troopers start to put the pieces together and discover the real world sources of the related crimes VERDICT This is an intricate who done it with richly drawn characters a superb sense of place and just enough otherworldly action to tantalize Requiring close attention it is not for those looking for a quick read but should appeal to readers of literary mysteries and lovers of New England fiction See Prepub Alert 8 3 12 Nancy H Fontaine Norwich P L VT c Copyright 2013 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Book list From Booklist Copyright American Library Association Used with permission Award winning poet and veteran novelist Dobyns who also pens the Charlie Bradshaw mystery series sets his latest thriller in Brewster Rhode Island a small town beset by a series of strange occurrences that may be supernatural in nature Detective Woody Potter has been wracked by emotional turmoil ever since his girlfriend left him But

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  • My Mediterranean Kitchen. - Read On
    Annotation Summary Food from the Mediterranean resembles a way of life meals using the freshest seasonal produce prepared simply and shared with family and friends Mary Valle Open your kitchen up to the flavors of the Mediterranean and introduce mouth

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  • The Judas strain a Sigma Force novel - Read On
    wasn t just plague that frightened his father Swear to me Marco he insisted Marco glanced up into the lined face of his father He had aged as much during these past four months as he had during the decades spent with the Khan in Shangdu Swear to me on your mother s blessed spirit that you ll never speak again of what we found what we did Marco hesitated A hand gripped his shoulder squeezing to the bone Swear to me my son For your own sake He recognized the terror reflected in his fire lit eyes and the pleading Marco could not refuse I will keep silent he finally promised To my deathbed and beyond I so swear Father Marco s uncle finally joined them overhearing the younger man s oath We should never have trespassed there Niccolò he scolded his brother but his accusing words were truly intended for Marco Silence settled between the three heavy with shared secrets His uncle was right Marco pictured the river delta from four months back The black stream had emptied into the sea fringed by heavy leaf and vine They had only sought to renew their stores of fresh water while repairs were made to two ships They should never have ventured farther but Marco had heard stories of a great city beyond the low mountains And as ten days were set for repairs he had ventured with twoscore of the Khan s men to climb the low mountains and see what lay beyond From a crest Marco had spotted a stone tower deep within the forest thrusting high brilliant in the dawn s light It drew him like a beacon ever curious Still the silence as they hiked through the forest toward the tower should have warned him There had been no drums like now No birdcalls no scream of monkeys The city of the dead had simply waited for them It was a dreadful mistake to trespass And it cost them more than just blood The three stared out as the galleys smoldered down to the waterlines One of the masts toppled like a felled tree Two decades ago father son and uncle had left Italian soil under the seal of Pope Gregory X to venture forth into the Mongol lands all the way to the Khan s palaces and gardens in Shangdu where they had roosted far too long like caged partridges As favorites of the court the three Polos had found themselves trapped not by chains but by the Khan s immense and smothering friendship unable to leave without insulting their benefactor So at long last they thought themselves lucky to be returning home to Venice released from service to the great Kublai Khan to act as escorts for the lady Kokejin to her Persian betrothed Would that their fleet had never left Shangdu The sun will rise soon his father said Let us be gone It is time we went home And if we reach

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  • Ding dong gorilla - Read On
    Details Home Fiction D Ding dong gorilla Ding dong gorilla Author Robinson Michelle Publisher Orchard 2013 ISBN 9781408312001 hbk Find in Library Reader Reviews

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