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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Fourth-grader Evan Treski is people-smart. He’s good at talking with people, even grownups. His younger sister, Jessie, on the other hand, is math-smart, but not especially good with people. So when the siblings’ lemonade stand war begins, there really is no telling who will win—or even if their fight will ever end. Brimming with savvy marketing tips for making money at any business, definitions of business terms, charts, diagrams, and even math problems, this fresh, funny, emotionally charged novel subtly explores how arguments can escalate beyond anyone’s intent.
Awards: 2009 Rhode Island Children's Book Award, 2007 New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, North Carolina Children’s Book Award 2011, 2011 Nutmeg Award (Connecticut)
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This book discusses the life-changing concepts through storytelling. You would find yourself closely connected to these stories. They will encourage you to explore your own potential to inspire you, and to achieve your real worth. This book will also help you to understand the traits that keep you from achieving your dreams. The book lays down a process to help you emerge from the clutches of negativity and develop a positive approach towards life.
By investing time in yourself, acknowledging your potential, setting a worthy goal, avoiding common traps, surviving bad days and harvesting the power of thoughts, you can be successful.
Read this interesting book to Know Your Worth.
1. Acknowledge Your Superpowers
2. Invest in Yourself
3. Take Charge
4. Set a Worthy Goal
5. Identify Your Worst Enemy
6. Turn Your Fear into an Opportunity
7. Avoid the Common Traps
8. Harvest the Power of Thoughts
9. Watch Your Attitude
10. Keep Your Communication Clear
11. Be Mindful
12. Surviving Bad Days
13. Nurture Your Ecosystem
14. Stay Successful
(Know Your Worth by NK Sondhi, Vibha Malhotra, 9788180320231)
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.
--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
Chapter 1: Sign Up With EBay
Chapter 2: Deciding the kind of products to sell
1. Choose the product that you are most comfortable with.
2. Don’t concentrate in one product category on EBay.
3. Do your research to identify the numbers of your competitors and to identify the demand of your product
Chapter 3: The Best Places to Buy Your Products
1. Check the old and unused stuff in your house.
2. Go to the flea markets and look cool products
4. Look for garage sales
5. Visit thrift stores and turn pennies into paper cash
6. Shop in stores, malls, and other places when there is a sale
7. Find some wholesalers online
Chapter 4: Deciding on the pricing and shipping costs
1. Make a profit right after you purchased your item.
2. Don’t be too greedy in pricing.
3. Choose your courier well that will suit the customers’ shipping cost.
4. Learn when to use auction and buy now options on EBay
5. Make your own promo and other tricks.
6. Register with Paypal
Chapter 5: The Factors to Consider When Listing Your Products
1. Have a clear and presentable picture of your product
2. Write the details and specifications of your product in an organized way.
3. Observe the most appropriate time for your listing to start and end.
EBay is a good source of income for people like you who are looking for ways to fund other businesses or just add some income to your family. One thing that makes EBay different is because it is flexible in its nature. It also gives great potential for those serious sellers who want to have a larger amount of monthly online income.
But as a starter, it is a very practical business venture that you can start with. One good reason for this is that you can earn money even from used and things that you may think of as garbage in your house. Garbage in the sense that you can find some old items or things that you don’t use anymore. And you will be surprised that one day somebody will bid on that weird and old stuff in your house. Yeah, that is very possible. So, you can’t really tell which item that will really give you some bucks. EBay is worth trying and many people fall in love with the process of turning things into cash.
Moreover, there are many surprises that EBay can offer in your entrepreneurial journey. What you just need to do is to make up your mind and learn the ways to get started. Selling on EBay does not take a lot of work. The technicalities are so easy to follow and learn. Of course, there are some techniques that can make selling easier and faster.
So, for you to do this, what you need to do is to
1. Sign up
2. Choose the niches of your products
3. Know where to buy your products
4. Know your competition
5. Know the demand of the product that you are selling
6. Learn how to carefully choose buyer keywords in your listing
7. Learn how to decide the pricing and shipping
8. Learn about the factors to consider when listing your products
All these things will really help you in the EBay business. Knowledge is so powerful when you are using its maximum capacity. And with great entrepreneurial spirit, it is possible that you can earn not only $500 but more than that amount. Actually, there are a lot of people who make EBay their full time job because they find it very promising.
EBay is a great tool for people who have the passion of selling things for profit. So, if you will use your maximum effort and whole capacity; then it is no doubt that you can join those power sellers on EBay who make thousands of dollars already.
Well, you will never know unless you try. Keep yourself motivated as you will continue reading. Because you will uncover those eight things that you need to learn in order to know what you are really doing on EBay. Once you mastered the skills needed for these things, you can make a lot of money on a regular basis.
The bags accumulated in ugly heaps alongside roads. Water pooled in them, bringing mosquitoes and disease. Some bags were burned, leaving behind a terrible smell. Some were buried, but they strangled gardens. They killed livestock that tried to eat them. Something had to change.
Isatou Ceesay was that change. She found a way to recycle the bags and transform her community. This inspirational true story shows how one person's actions really can make a difference in our world.
What are the two circles on the green side of the dollar bill?
What number shows up a lot on the dollar bill?
What symbols does the eagle hold?
Find out more about the U.S. One Dollar Bill and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts.
LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
Finally, a comprehensive guide to earning a diversified, passive income online. Follow this guide and you can transform your finances and all from the comfort of your own home. With these seven techniques you'll be able to earn a living from a serene beach, beside a picturesque mountain, or even from your own bed. All you need is a laptop and internet access. This is not a scam, I’ve done it. While it isn’t rocket science, it also isn’t easy, nor does it require no effort or skill, so if you’re not down to put in the required upfront effort, perhaps it is best that you stop reading now!
If you possess the drive to change your life today, read on for seven tried and tested ways of earning fast and easy income online
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.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT'S STANDING BETWEEN YOU AND SUCCESS IN LIFE? IT'S YOU! CHANGE YOUR MINDSET TO DEAL WITH YOUR FEARS AND YOU INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF SUCCESS.
Fear of failure, fear of public speaking, fear of being you, fear of asking for what you want, fear of saying NO and fear of change, the list is endless and yet we all have fears in both our personal and professional lives.
Fight the Fear will help you get the results you want by helping you to overcome your fears one step at a time. In short, easy-to-read, jargon-free chapters, you’ll discover proven strategies, skills and tools to help you deal with typical situations we all dread such as saying no, appearing confident without being arrogant, asking for what you want, public speaking and picking up the phone. Don't miss out on life's big opportunities, now you can manage your fear so it doesn't restrict you - there's nothing you can't handle.
CHANGE THE WAY YOU BEHAVE EVERYDAY, YOUR THOUGHTS, YOUR BELIEFS, YOUR VALUES AND GAIN THE RESPECT YOU DESERVE.
“Mandie’s enthusiasm will be felt as you progress through this book, taking inspiration from her journey and assisting you to build your own confidence along the way. It provides a sound and practical framework to enable you to tackle any fears you may have, providing advice on how to overcome them, giving your chances of future success a massive boost.” Mike Smith, Senior Inward Investment, Economy & Growth Officer, Chelmsford City Council
“A triumphant book - Mandie’s unique ability to motivate and inspire abounds within its pages. It will make you think about your fears in a new light, and ensure you take action to overcome them" Nigel Risner, Motivational & Inspirational Speaker
“Exactly what I expected from Mandie, an absolutely fantastic book full of practical tips, advice and strategies to help you kick the fears holding you back and get you well on your way to success!” Sarah Hurley, Director - Sarah Hurley Ltd
“This book is a no frills, no jargon, easy to read guide to losing the fears that hold you back in business. A great read with practical simple steps to help you conquer the fears that hold you back.” Melissa Neisler Dickinson, Managing Director, The Suffolk Wedding Show
“If you are someone who wants to take control of your life and do it right now and this is the book for you. Mandy is an incredible person who has helped so many people break free from all this health and back and then helped and supported them in developing the confidence to achieve their goals. The reason this book is so good is that it tackles the number one issue that holds most people back and that's fear. Once people learn how to see through the illusion that fear can often be they can achieve their goals dreams and ambitions much easier. This is a book that is packed with tips tools, strategies and techniques to conquer fear and live your life to the full. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that wants to supercharge their life.” Pete Cohen, Life coach, motivational speaker and best selling author
"Mandie helped me realise my dreams and I am eternally grateful for her triggering that special spark; not only to ignite my passion but turn it into a successful and profitable business." Angela Chouaib, MD & Founder, Www.SecretSurgery.co.uk
“Mandie’s book makes such impressive sense and even better, it is easy to read. It provides clarity in a world that is so fast paced now. Whilst Mandie remains ‘bossy’ by including exercises and homework, she allows us to gain far more through actions and working out what matters to us. Sometimes it takes a while to recognise that someone has a special ability to get us to believe in ourselves, to tie that belief to our highest ideals, and to imagine that together we can do great things. In those rare moments, when such a person comes along, we need to put aside our plans and reach for what we know is possible.” Jo-anne Stewart, ‘New Openings Project Manager – Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn
This fascinating and easily accessible young readers’ adaptation of Ashlee Vance’s New York Times bestselling Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future features black-and-white photographs throughout and an epilogue.
The version for adults has been praised as “riveting” (The Financial Times), “spirited” (The Wall Street Journal), and “masterful” (Vice). Now younger readers can read about this innovative leader who is revolutionizing three industries at once: space, automotive, and energy.
There are few people in history who could match Elon Musk’s relentless drive and vision. A modern combination of famous inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Steve Jobs, Elon is the man behind companies such as SpaceX, Tesla Motors, SolarCity, and PayPal that are transforming the way we live.
Written with exclusive access to Elon, his family, and his friends, this book traces Elon’s journey from a kid in South Africa to a young man in the United States, his dramatic technical inventions, and his world-changing companies. Elon has sparked new levels of innovation in the world, and this book gives young readers a detailed but fast-paced look at his story.
A Junior Library Guild Selection!
? The bright business minds behind McDonald's remarkable rise.
? How the company's famous products—from the Big Mac to the Happy Meal—came to be.
? Which marketing and public relations strategies turned McDonald's into a powerful brand.
From marketing relationships to the company's attempts to counter its critics, this book provides a fascinating look at McDonald's and at the fast food industry as a whole.
Caldecott Honor winner Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell the story of this American literary icon. Readers young and old will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute, a New York Times bestseller, includes an afterword by Martha White, his granddaughter.
“Knight writes from the heart in this young adult version of his 2016 adult memoir. The book takes readers from the beginning of his dream…to the creation of the internationally known, uber-successful Nike brand. Shoe Dog reads like a great story about how an ambition turned into a business, while at the same time it serves as a guide for accomplishing great things.” —VOYA
In this young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), opening up about how he went from being a track star at an Oregon high school to the founder of a brand and company that changed everything.
You must forget your limits.
It was only when Nike founder Phil Knight got cut from the baseball team as a high school freshman that his mother suggested he try out for track instead. Knight made the track team and he found he could run fast and even more he liked it.
Ten years later, young and searching, Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high quality running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car to start, he and his gang of friends and runners built one of the most successful brands ever.
Phil Knight encountered risks and setbacks along the way, but always followed his own advice. Just keep going. Don’t stop. Whatever comes up, don’t stop. Filled with wisdom, humanity, humor, and heart, the young readers edition of the bestselling Shoe Dog is a story of determination that inspires all who read it.
The Young Reader’s Edition is an abridged version of the internationally bestselling adult book and it features original front matter and back matter, including a new introduction and “A Letter to the Young Reader” containing advice from Phil Knight for budding entrepreneurs.
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
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.
completely digital money. It is the first decentralized peer-to-peer
payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority
or middlemen. From a user perspective, Bitcoin is pretty much like cash
for the Internet. This book seeks to provide introduction to the new global phenomenon and ways of earning bitcoins online.
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.
month – would you change how you did things?
The 98% - "Every damn day" we keep doing the same things over and over expecting a different result - that is the very definition of insanity. It's time to learn how to safely make money and stop letting the rich have all the fun. We all seem to focus on the millionaires who were made in the boom era a few years back - but we fail to see the billions that were made in the years during the bust, during the recession. The reason people say that it takes money to make money is because - sadly they simply do not know any better. When I was a Realtor I was shown a simple yet basic method to make thousands of dollars with no money down and no money out of pocket. My family thought it was impossible - till I did it and proved them wrong. Now, I am doing the same thing again with new knowledge in a new field. A different, honest simple way that is making a change in my life and if you let it -possibly in your life as well. It's time to change, time to stop doing the same thing every damn day. This is not a get rich quick scheme. Not a "let's make you an overnight millionaire" - this is a smart, sensible and simple way of changing your life using what is common knowledge to most successful rich people. It's all up to you to use a simple basic method to make it possible for you to make your dreams come true. Life is what you make of it - learn today how you can make it something wonderful.
- Its scientific name means “food of the gods.”
- The Aztecs mixed it with blood and gave it to sacrificial victims to drink.
- The entire town of Hershey, Pennsylvania was built by Milton Hershey to support his chocolate factory. Its streetlights are shaped like chocolate Kisses.
- The first men to climb to the top of Mount Everest buried a chocolate bar there as an offering to the gods of the mountain.
- Every twenty-four hours, the U.S. chocolate industry goes through eight million pounds of sugar.
- Its special flavor is created by a combination of 600 to 1000 different chemical compounds
Join science author HP Newquist as he explores chocolate’s fascinating history. Along the way you’ll meet colorful characters like the feathered-serpent god Quetzalcoatl, who gave chocolate trees to the Aztecs; Henri Nestlé, who invented milk chocolate while trying to save the lives of babies who couldn’t nurse; and the quarrelsome Mars family, who split into two warring factions, one selling Milky Way, Snickers, and 3 Musketeers bars, the other Mars Bars and M&M’s. From its origin as the sacred, bitter drink of South American rulers to the familiar candy bars sold by today’s multimillion dollar businesses, people everywhere have fallen in love with chocolate, the world’s favorite flavor.
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!
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.