In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her tricks of the trade. She shows how you can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters—and much, much more.
She advises you about what to do when you feel stuck—and how to use helpful criticism. Best of all, she offers writing exercises that will set your imagination on fire.
With humor, honesty, and wisdom, Gail Carson Levine shows you that you, too, can make magic with your writing.
--Alia Muhammad Baker
Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, her library has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library--along with the thirty thousand books within it--will be destroyed forever.
In a war-stricken country where civilians--especially women--have little power, this true story about a librarian's struggle to save her community's priceless collection of books reminds us all how, throughout the world, the love of literature and the respect for knowledge know no boundaries. Illustrated by Jeanette Winter in bright acrylic and ink.
Includes an author's note.
*From the New York Times, July 27, 2003
For children who are just beginning to read and who have a limited vocabulary, Level 2 books use word repetition and simple sentences to convey meaning. Picture dictionary boxes with word labels "show" the meanings of words. These books contain between 400 and 450 words each, with 80 percent pictures and 20 percent text.
DK Readers are packed with full-color photographs, lively illustrations, and engaging, age-appropriate stories to introduce young children to the natural world and encourage a life-long love of reading. The amazing stories are guaranteed to capture a child's interest while developing reading skills and general knowledge.
While Temple’s doctor recommended a hospital, her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead.
Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry. As an advocate for autism, Temple uses her experience as an example of the unique contributions that autistic people can make.
This compelling biography complete with Temple’s personal photos takes us inside her extraordinary mind and opens the door to a broader understanding of autism.
Webster’s American Dictionary is the second most popular book ever printed in English. But who was that Webster? Noah Webster (1758–1843) was a bookish Connecticut farm boy who became obsessed with uniting America through language. He spent twenty years writing two thousand pages to accomplish that, and the first 100 percent American dictionary was published in 1828 when he was seventy years old. This clever, hilariously illustrated account shines a light on early American history and the life of a man who could not rest until he’d achieved his dream. An illustrated chronology of Webster’s life makes this a picture perfect bi-og-ra-phy [noun: a written history of a person's life].
This book takes you inside the career and shows you the day and the life of a Pilot. Inside you’ll learn what they do, what training is required, what the future holds, and how you can become one!
HP Newquist takes young readers on an engaging tour of the world of blood, from
ancient history to modern science—with an occasional trip to the very strange side of
the most important tissue in our bodies. Oddly enough, scientists began to understand
this fascinating fluid only within the past one hundred years and how its microscopic
components nourish the entire body.
Whether the tales of vampires, medieval medical practices, and Mayan sacrificial
rites captivate or terrify, this comprehensive investigation into blood’s past and present
will surely enthrall. And if this account is a little bloodcurdling, well, that’s half the
Concise and comprehensive in scope, and combining a user-friendly approach with DK's quirky, bold, graphic design, this motivational guide is a personal career advisor in the form of a book.
The Back Story: Discover how styling celebrity looks came to be a fast-paced career.
Pull a Number: Find out just how much it costs to get red-carpet ready.
Real-Life Story: Learn how Lenya Jones's stylist career has taken her from Sydney to Hollywood.
Are you On the Radar?
This book, which was reviewed by six-year National Football League (NFL) veteran Michael Lehan, offers an authentic look at what life is like as a pro football player. You'll learn:
• How players climb the ranks to reach the NFL
• What daily life is like for an NFL player
• How NFL players prevent and treat injuries
Go behind the scenes and see what it's really like to be an NFL star!
Count along with every scooping, mashing, and spinning family of trucks in the construction site--all the way from the bright early morning till it's time to snuggle in to bed. Picture book talents Rhonda Gowler Greene and Daniel Kirk have joined together for a book that will dig its way into the hearts of those who love Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? and Digger, Dozer, Dumper.
Listen to the morning symphony that greets you as you enter the front gate.
Then, step onto a leafy path that leads to a secret world of animals, each of whom you won’t want to forget, here at Zoo Atlanta.
Over five days we meet a menagerie of magnificent animals—pandas, elephants, gorillas, meerkats, flamingos and more—alongside the longtime animal lover, scientist, and researcher Caitlin O’Connell. With inside access to the guidance and knowledge of their beloved zoo caretakers and with stunning photographs, we are able to see the day-to-day marvels—and sometimes misfortunes—behind the animals’ enclosures that often go unseen by the everyday zoo visitor.
In this example of narrative nonfiction at its best, O’Connell has created a bridge to wild, a rare chance to look beyond the zoo and to inspire guests to see for themselves just how special the animals we share our world with are.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Getting Started
Chapter 2 – First Aid for Airway Obstruction
Chapter 3 – First Aid for Breathing
Chapter 4 – First Aid for Choking
Chapter 5 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Chapter 6 – First Aid for Bleeding
Chapter 7 – First Aid for Poisoning
Chapter 8 – First Aid for Burns
Chapter 9 – First Aid for Fractures and Dislocation
Chapter 10 – First Aid for Shock
Chapter 11 – First Aid for Seizures
Chapter 12 – First Aid for Stings and Bites
When it comes to defining first aid, it means the immediate care provided to an ill or injured person before a proper medical treatment is availed. In other words, first aid can be regarded as the life saving measures. But, why is it so important to know about first aid? The main purpose of first aid is to save the lives of people in life threatening accidental situations when no help is around. No doubt, the era we live in is the era of technologies, machines and modern vehicles, but unfortunately we are utilizing these facilities at the cost of our precious lives. The incidences of fire cases and road side accidents have been increasing for the past few decades. But, in most of the accidental situations, the death of the victim happens due to the lack of immediate medical treatment. Sometimes, it is not possible for the ambulance or a doctor to reach to the calamity stricken location immediately. What would you do if a friend of yours was choking in front of you and none of the people are around you was a doctor? Obviously, you just wouldn’t let your friend die in front of your eyes. This is where your training or knowledge of first aid would come handy, if you had any. By knowing the first aid skills, you might be at least able to save the life of victims on the spot before help could arrive. This clearly portrays the importance of first aid training. The number of precious lives that we lose every year in accidents can be significantly reduced by promoting the concept of first aid training.
This basic purpose of this book is to teach you different techniques and maneuvers that everyone should at least have some knowledge about. Who knows when you might face an emergency? It’s better to be prepared than not. So, buckle your seat belts and dive into the world of handy first aid skills that you should know. I’m sure by the time you reach the end of this book, you’ll be happy that you came across something this good.
But this arduous challenge continues. For most African livestock farmers, cheetahs are the last thing they want to see on their properties. In the 1980s, as many as 19 cheetahs per farmer died each year. Cheetahs were considered vermin--but, in learning more about this magnificent species, we know this is far from true.
Today, CCF acts as a liaison between the farmers and the cheetahs, in order to promote cohabitation in an ecosystem that cannot thrive without the existence of the precious and predatory cheetah. On a wild ride through the African wilderness--sometimes sniffing out scents left in the dirt--Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop join CCF in studying the cheetah's ecological, genetic, and behavioral patterns in order to chase down the fastest animal on land and save the species--before it is too late.
Everyone wants to be successful—and surely you are no exception. After the massive success of Jack Canfield's The Success Principles, thousands of requests came rushing in to develop the most important success strategies for today's teenagers. Your calls have been answered.
Jack Canfield, cocreator of the famed Chicken Soup for the Soul series, has teamed up with successful author and young entrepreneur Kent Healy to design a fun and engaging book that offers the timeless information and inspiration to help you get to where you want to be.
The Success Principles for Teens is your road map whether your goal is to become a better student or athlete, start a business, make millions of dollars, or simply find guidance and direction. The principles in this book always work, if you work the principles.
This is not merely a collection of 'good ideas.' This book includes 23 of the most important success strategies used by thousands of exceptional young people throughout history. With the right tools, anyone can be successful. This book will give you the courage and the heart to get started and get ahead.
The Spectrum(R) Readers are the perfect Common Core aligned tool to support the development of nonfiction reading skills. Each leveled reader features high-interest informational content, exciting full-color photo images, and Common Core aligned comprehension practice focused on the development of critical thinking skills. Leveled to the respected Fountas and Pinnell and Lexile systems, these 32-page books are perfect for young readers who are ready to explore leisure reading on their own. This multilevel series is the perfect addition to any school or home library.
Making money is about making smart decisions. The Teen's Ultimate Guide to Making Money When You Can't Get a Job will put you on the right track to start earning your spending money, even if you cannot land a traditional first job. You will learn how to start exploring other options, such as pet sitting, babysitting, and tutoring. You will also grasp just how to leverage the Internet to help you make money by taking paid surveys, blogging, or even teaching your parents and their friends how to use social networks. Most importantly, you will discover how to take your hobbies and turn them into your personalized income generator.
This book not only covers how to make that money, but it also teaches you how to save it and how to make it grow, presented specifically with teenagers in mind. You will learn which credit cards are the best when you are first starting out. You will learn how to set (and stick to) a budget to help save for something you really want, whether it is for a car or your college education.
This book contains inspiring stories from young adults just like you who have found self-employment a boon in a tough economy and are flourishing despite the tough times. If you have been hitting the pavement but are coming up short in the job department, all is not lost. With The Teen's Ultimate Guide to Making Money When You Can't Get a Job in your back pocket, you can start making money on your own without having to depend on your parents' finances.
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.