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A STREET-SMART GUIDE TO CLASSIC LITERATURE
Written by SPARKY SWEETS

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 08/18/2015

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87304-5

Sparky Sweets, Ph.D. and Wisecrack present Thug Notes, the outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to sixteen of literature’s most beloved classics – including The Catcher in the RyeTo Kill a MockingbirdPride & Prejudice and Things Fall Apart. Having already taught millions around the world, Dr. Sweets makes it easy to love and understand these important literary works. With hilarious character breakdowns, masterful analyses, witty observations, and eye-popping illustrations, Thug Notes is...

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THE COMPLETE HANDBOOK FOR BUILDING A SUPERIOR VOCABULARY
Written by NORMAN LEWIS

Format: Paperback, 560 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 11/04/2014

Price: $8.99

ISBN: 978-1-101-87385-4

This time-tested classic—first published more than sixty years ago—has helped millions achieve mastery of English. Word Power Made Easy is the most effective vocabulary builder in the English language. It provides a simple, step-by-step method for increasing knowledge and mastery of written and spoken English. Arranged in thematic sections—on everything from how to flatter friends and insult enemies to how to talk precisely about science and medicine—the book is written in a lively,...

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ADVENTURES IN CREATIVE WRITING
Written by KAREN BENKE

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Roost Books

On Sale: 07/27/2010

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-30812-7

Rip The Page! is an interactive writing workbook for children ages 8 to 12, offering a dynamic approach to language, ideas, and writing. Full of innovative exercises, inspiring ideas, and word lists to launch many writing adventures, this book encourages children to explore their own creative ideas and get writing. With a dynamic design and space in the book to write, this is a guide that children can work with easily. The book includes advice, writing samples, and endorsements from...

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DISCOVERING THE COURAGE TO FREE YOUR TRUE VOICE
Written by LARAINE HERRING

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages

Publisher: Shambhala

On Sale: 07/20/2010

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-30796-0

All writers are faced at some point with feelings of self-consciousness and self-doubt about their work. In this invaluable guide, Laraine Herring offers advice to writers who want to become more comfortable with their writing, face their inhibitions, and gain the confidence to release their true voice. Utilizing the breath, a vigorous movement practice designed to break up stagnation with the body and the mind, and writing exercises aimed both at self-exploration and developing...

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A PROFESSOR'S INSIDE GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS

Format: Trade Paperback, 162 pages

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

On Sale: 04/06/2010

Price: $14.99

ISBN: 978-1-580-08754-4

“College is hard, but the rules for college success are simple. The trick is, even though they are simple in theory, they are often very difficult in practice. But here’s my college professor’s guarantee: If you consistently and conscientiously follow these rules, you will ace your courses, impress your friends and family, and have prospective employers or graduate schools begging you to walk through their doors.” So begins Philip Mitchell Freeman’s Lecture Notes, a practical primer from a...

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GIFTING THE WORLD WITH YOUR WORDS AND STORIES, AND CREATING THE TIME AND ENERGY TO ACTUALLY DO IT
Written by SARK

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages

Publisher: Harmony

On Sale: 08/12/2008

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-34170-9

Write and share what’s in your heart! That is the SARK way to help students how to free their creative spirit. Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper is a fun and practical guide to the craft of writing and storytelling. Included are exercises and games to transport ideas from mind to paper; tips on how to find true inspiration in ordinary things to fuel their writing; ways to develop their individual writer’s voice, and much more. Author website: PlanetSARK.com.

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Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

On Sale: 06/01/2008

Price: $59.95

ISBN: 978-1-588-34252-2

This rich, multidisciplinary curriculum to accompany Joy Hakim’s The Story of Science: Newton at the Center covers astronomy, physics, and chemistry from Copernicus to the Curies, from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries. The course of study is divided into seven units. Each unit includes an introduction (with background, materials list, and standards) and nine class sessions. The Teacher’s Quest Guide includes embedded reading strategies to facilitate greater comprehension; hands-on...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 246 pages

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

On Sale: 06/01/2008

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-588-34255-3

This rich, multidisciplinary curriculum to accompany Joy Hakim’s The Story of Science: Newton at the Center covers astronomy, physics, and chemistry from Copernicus to the Curies, from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries. The course of study is divided into seven units. Each unit includes an introduction (with background, materials list, and standards) and nine class sessions. The Teacher’s Quest Guide includes embedded reading strategies to facilitate greater comprehension; hands-on...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 440 pages

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

On Sale: 12/01/2007

Price: $49.95

ISBN: 978-1-588-34251-5

This rich, multidisciplinary curriculum to accompany Joy Hakim’s The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way covers astronomy, physics, and chemistry from Mesopotamia to the Middle Ages. The course of study is divided into five units. Each unit includes an introduction (with background information, a materials list, and standards correlated to the narrative and teaching materials) and nine class sessions. The Teacher’s Quest Guide includes embedded reading strategies to facilitate greater...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

On Sale: 12/01/2007

Price: $12.95

ISBN: 978-1-588-34254-6

This rich, multidisciplinary curriculum to accompany Joy Hakim’s The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way covers astronomy, physics, and chemistry from Mesopotamia to the Middle Ages. The course of study is divided into five units. Each unit includes an introduction (with background information, a materials list, and standards correlated to the narrative and teaching materials) and nine class sessions. The Teacher’s Quest Guide includes embedded reading strategies to facilitate greater...

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MAKE COLLEGE EASIER, FIRE UP YOUR DREAMS, AND GET A GREAT JOB
Written by PATRICK COMBS
Foreword by JACK CANFIELD

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

On Sale: 08/01/2007

Price: $14.99

ISBN: 978-1-580-08865-7

With so much at stake during college, students need smart and inspiring advice to help them excel. Now in its fifth edition, MAJOR IN SUCCESS reaches out to undecided freshmen and sophomores in search of a major that suits their interests and career ambitions; shows near-graduation students how to bolster their résumé and ace the interview to land their first real job; and presents innovative strategies for tackling the six biggest fears that hold students back.

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THE UNCONVENTIONAL STRATEGIES REAL COLLEGE STUDENTS USE TO SCORE HIGH WHILE STUDYING LESS
Written by CAL NEWPORT

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

On Sale: 12/26/2006

Price: $13.99

ISBN: 978-0-767-92271-5

As Cal Newport discovered the hard way during his first year at Dartmouth, straight As are not achieved through all-night study sessions. Rather, most straight-A students study fewer hours than their peers and still get top-tier results because they employ unconventional strategies that streamline their study time. Based on Newport’s experiences and those of the exceptional students he interviewed across America, How to Become aStraight-A Student is the first comprehensive study guide,...

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