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The Minds of Boys
Michael Gurian
0787977616
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Gurian, author of The Wonder of Boys (1996), and Stevens investigate the "male learning style" that is so often at odds with current educational practices, leaving the mistaken impression that boys are difficult to manage and teach. The authors begin by detailing the crisis faced by boys--lower grades, greater discipline problems, higher dropout rates. They then explore research on the differences between the male and the female brain that account for their differences in conforming to current teaching methods. Throughout the book, Gurian and Stevens offer advice to parents and teachers on how to encourage learning based on the particular strengths of boys, from bursts of attention and physical play with infant boys to appropriate discipline as they grow older to developing a more boy-friendly curriculum at...


Scam-Proof Your Life: 377 Smart Ways to Protect You and Your Family from Rip-Offs, Bogus Deals, and Other Consumer Headaches
Sid Kirchheimer
1402730411
April 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Get inside information from those in the know on how to protect your money, your rights, and your health—with the most complete, practical, and easy-to-follow collection of consumer wisdom ever assembled.
 
In this essential action guide by dogged consumer reporter Sid Kirchheimer, more than 100 leading experts reveal smart and specific tips, techniques, and tactics that anyone can use to avoid being victimized—financially, physically, or emotionally. Car salesmen disclose secret strategies to save you thousands of dollars on your next vehicle purchase. Repairmen divulge the tricks of their trades … and disclose the advice you’ll need to get superior service at an honest price. Con men and crooks offer defensive directives to deprive thieves of your money, your possessions, and...


Supersex

0789489597


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Book Description
An unequaled sex guide that's packed with erotic advice for every man and woman who want super sex. A super-hot sex manual for a new generation, Supersex is a stylish, witty, and cutting-edge look at sex in the new millennium. From the internationally best-selling author Tracey Cox, this beautifully illustrated guide highlights the author's unique ability to write about sex in an honest and entertaining way. From the basics of the male and female anatomy to hard-hitting information on sexual techniques, this book covers-and uncovers-it all.

About the Author
Tracey Cox is an internationally acclaimed sex expert and author of the best selling Hot Sex and Hot Relationships.


A Special Education: One Family's Journey Through the Maze of Learning Disabilities
Dana Buchman
0738210331
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The famous clothing designer recounts with tremendous candor her difficult and transformative acceptance of her daughter's lifetime of learning difficulties. At 35, newly married, pregnant and offered the chance to start her own knitwear label, Buchman was a hard-driven, perfectionist New Yorker determined to "have it all." But Charlotte, her first born, soon exhibited slow growth in movement and language, and at age four underwent a battery of tests that revealed she suffered from dyslexia, attention deficit disorder and a host of other developmental difficulties. Buchman and her husband were faced with coming to terms with having a "disabled child"—requiring not only special schools and a herculean patience but the courage to overcome the shame and guilt associated with acknowledging publicly that their...


Baby Bargains: Secrets to Saving 20% to 50% on Baby Furniture, Equipment, Clothes, Toys, Maternity Wear, and Much, Much More!
Denise Fields, Alan Fields
1889392197
April 10, 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Congratulations, you're expecting a baby! What you may not be expecting is all of the requisite gear you "need" to look after your dear bundle. Fear not. Denise and Alan Fields, authors of Bridal Bargains, are here to tell you what's super and what's silly, and how to find it at the best price. You'll learn all about how (and where) to shop for a crib and dresser (including how to get European styling at reasonable prices), what you need in bedding and what can be skipped (a hint: no baby requires the $200 quilt!), which clothing brands are safest and least expensive, and how to shop for monitors, toys, car seats, strollers, books, videos, and more. The authors have field-tested every major brand (and several of the minor ones), and they provide star ratings and annotations at the end of every chapter. A helpful...


Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Siegfried Engelmann
0671631985
June 1986
Paperback
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Book Description
* Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read?* Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading?* Are you worried that your child will become lost in overcrowded classrooms?* Did you know that early readers hold an advantage over their peers throughout school?* Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you'll do something wrong?SRAs DISTAR® is the most successful beginning reading program available to schools across the country. Research has proven that children taught by the DISTAR® method outperform their peers who receive instruction from other programs. Now for the first time, this program has been adapted for parent and child to use at home. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and...


The Pocket Parent
Gail Reichlin
076112182X
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
It's instant relief for when your 2-year-old is on the floor of the toy store, pitching a fit. Or when brother and sister discover that they can't stand each other. Or when your son can't say no to video games.

The Pocket Parent is, literally, a pocket-size book of tried-and-true advice, common sense, parental wisdom, and sanity. Written by two professionals who've reared six children between them and made a career out of helping others with parenting issues, this handy book will be a lifesaver for every parent of a 2-to-5-year-old. It begins with an overall view of the Pocket Parent approach to discipline. Based on unconditional love but firm limits, and aimed at keeping the child's dignity and self-esteem intact, here are strategies that include "I" statements, modeling, family meetings, and "one word"...


The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander
Barbara Coloroso
006001430X
Feb 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This is an extremely helpful book that both parents and teachers can use to deal with bullying, an aspect of school that the author feels "is a life-and-death issue that we ignore at our children's peril." Staring with a bottom-line assumption that "bullying is a learned behavior," Coloroso (Parenting Through Crisis) wonderfully explains not only the ways that the bully, the bullied and the bystander are "three characters in a tragic play" but also how "the scripts can be rewritten, new roles created, the plot changed." For each of the three "characters," she breaks down the behavior that defines each role, analyzes the specific ways that each character can have their behaviors changed for the better, and suggests a range of methods that parents and educators can use to identify bullying behavior and deal with it...


Family Crucible
Augustus Y. Napier
0060914890
May 1988
Paperback
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-- American Journal of Psychiatry
"Highly absorbing and readable."

-- The Milwaukee Journal
"A thoughtful, well-written book for the general reader."

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Letting Go
L. Coburn Karen
0060521260
Apr 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Letting Go is about what it feels like for parents when their kids go off to college. Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger provide a compassionate approach, practical information, and advice about the physical and emotional processes of letting go. They discuss the college-age child's search for identity, independence, and intimacy; give a succinct and accurate description of how college life has changed over the decades; and provide a year-by-year breakdown of what to expect. Plus, you can read about typical and not-so-typical problems including date rape, crime, eating disorders, drug and alcohol use, and sexual issues. Of special note is the focus on orientation and the freshman year, including the disorientation parents feel once the drop-off has been made.

-- John Brooks...


Transforming the Difficult Child
Howard Glasser, Jennifer Easley
0967050707
June 1, 1999
Paperback
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Parent, Tucson, AZ 1998
"This is absolutely the most worthwhile information I have ever learned. My hyperactive child is now my amazing child." --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

Parent, 1999
"After applying these strategies for less than a month, my difficult teenage daughter is incredible." --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families: Building a Beautiful Family Culture in a Turbulent World
Stephen R. Covey
0307440850
September 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
"What is 'effectiveness' in a family?" asks author Steven R. Covey. He promptly answers with four words: "a beautiful family culture." Building this culture is the primary theme of Covey's parenting guide, a manual based on concepts introduced in his blockbuster, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Covey, a New-Age business guru and leadership authority, has consulted with the world's top corporate and political leaders, but closer to home he is the father of nine children. Here, Covey reinterprets each of his now famous "habits" (Habit 1: Be Proactive, Habit 4: Think Win-Win, Habit 6: Synergize) to apply to parenting and family-life issues. Covey suggests writing a family mission statement, implementing special family times and "one-on-ones," holding regular family meetings, and making the commitment to move...


The Well-Trained Mind
Susan Wise Bauer
0393059278
Apr 2004
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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From Library Journal
Wise, a former teacher and current home education consultant, explains that she decided to home-school her three children because the local public school "was a terrible environment socially" and ranked academically as one of the lowest in the state, and the private school she and her husband had chosen seemed unable to stimulate and challenge her children. Bauer, her older daughter and now an instructor at the College of William & Mary, adds the student's perspective. Together, they provide detailed information on a home-school curriculum for a type of classical education called the "trivium." Within each of the three stages of learning (grammar, logic, and rhetoric) are suggestions for lessons, how-to tips, and lists of resources. A common criticism of home schooling, that children have inadequate opportunity for...


Overcoming Dyslexia : A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level (Vintage)
Sally Md Shaywitz
0679781595
January 4, 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Yale neuroscientist Shaywitz demystifies the roots of dyslexia (a neurologically based reading difficulty affecting one in five children) and offers parents and educators hope that children with reading problems can be helped. Shaywitz delves deeply into how dyslexia occurs, explaining that magnetic resonance imaging has helped scientists trace the disability to a weakness in the language system at the phonological level. According to Shaywitz, science now has clear evidence that the brain of the dyslexic reader is activated in a different area than that of the nonimpaired reader. Interestingly, the dyslexic reader may be strong in reasoning, problem solving and critical thinking, but invariably lacks phonemic awareness-the ability to break words apart into distinct sounds-which is critical in order to crack the...


Sun-Kissed (SAT Vocabulary Novel Series)
Belinda Ray
1411400801
January 2004
Paperback
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The Princess Diaries, Volume VII: Party Princess (Princess Diaries)
Meg Cabot
0060724536
April 1, 2006
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Gr. 5-8. Class president (and princess) Mia Thermopolis is in hot water when it is discovered that the purchase of new recycling containers has wiped out the funds needed for commencement. Her grandmother decides to help by producing a school musical starring a very reluctant Mia. Mia's quandaries are less involving here than in previous books in the series, but readers will still enjoy this seventh cast reunion. Cindy Welch
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Book Description

Princess just want to have fun

This spring, Mia's determined to have a good time, despite the fact that the student government over which she presides is suddenly broke. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it) Grandmère has...



A Mind at a Time
Melvin D. Levine
0743202236
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Recognizing each child's intellectual, emotional, and physical strengths--and teaching directly to these strengths--is key to sculpting "a mind at a time," according to Dr. Mel Levine. While this flashing yellow light will not surprise many skilled educators, limited resources often prevent them from shifting their instructional gears. But to teachers and parents whose children face daily humiliation at school, the author bellows, "Try harder!" A professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Medical School, Levine eloquently substantiates his claim that developmental growth deserves the same monitoring as a child's physical growth.

Tales of creative, clumsy, impulsive, nerdy, intuitive, loud-mouthed, and painfully shy kids help Levine define eight specific mind systems (attention, memory, language, spatial...



I Love a Cop: What Police Families Need to Know
Ellen Kirschman
1572301937
March 1997
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
Are police marriages destined to fail? Will police work challenge the relationship and eventually change a loved one's personality? These are important questions for any considering a relationship with a police officer, and clinical psychologist Kirschman, who's been working with police families for 20 years, is in the perfect position to provide guidance and insights based on case histories.

Review
"This is a great book! My husband is a rookie cop and I found the book extremely helpful. I'm recommending it to all the other cop spouses and family members I know!"--Liesa M. Persaud, Tulsa, Oklahoma

"I have been a peace officer for almost 27 years and have just recently started reading Dr. Kirschman's book. I wish I had read it a long time ago!"--Jerry Evagelatos,...


Family Matters : How Schools Can Cope with the Crisis in Childrearing
Robert Evans
0787966568
March 8, 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"This well-written book is wise and unique." (CHOICE; 11/1/20004; Vol. 42, No. 3)

Review
"Too many Americans are eager to blame the media or teachers for their children?s failure to learn. In Family Matters Rob Evans has the courage to tell the simple truth: parents in America are abdicating their responsibilities. They are not sending children to school who are ready to learn, and educators are being overwhelmed by the behavioral problems and emotional needs of under-parented children. In this persuasive and powerful book, Dr. Evans cuts through our national denial and offers both a hard-headed analysis of our parenting failures and realistic school-based solutions to these problems."
—Michael Thompson, coauthor, Raising Cain and Best Friends,...


Engaging Autism: Helping Children Relate, Communicate and Think with the DIR Floortime Approach
Stanley I. Greenspan
0738210285
April 30, 2006
Hardcover
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Library Journal, starred review 04/12/06
"[An] excellent book…The definitive guide to Greenspans respected 'floortime' method...illuminating...highly recommended."

Book Description
The long-awaited landmark guide to autism and ASD by the authors of the timeless classic The Child with Special Needs The inspiring success of Dr. Stanley Greenspan's unique approach to autism and ASD (autistic spectrum disorders) is known to grateful parents and to professionals throughout the world. Now at last his highly effective and influential program is presented in one clear and accessible volume. A number of innovative, exciting features distinguish Greenspan's approach to autism: First, his program has demonstrated that children with signs of autism or autistic spectrum disorders do not have a fixed,...


American Medical Association Family Medical Guide
American Medical Association Staff
0471269115
January 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Medical "bibles" go out of date quickly. Diseases don't change, but our understanding of them does. So a new volume of a standard guide for the nonphysician is certainly welcome. What's perhaps most gratifying about this updated reference is that, based on new understanding of how much regular people can do to keep body and mind whole, it advises readers to take an active approach. For those already suffering a particular medical condition—and the book covers a great deal of territory, from blood to heart to brain diseases—this volume will serve as a source of real understanding. Armed with the basics, patients may be less embarrassed to ask more of their physicians or surgeons. The authors acknowledge the benefits of yoga and meditation (which they call the relaxation response) and offer a rundown of...


What Your Second Grader Needs to Know
E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
038531843X
July 1999
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Since the Core Knowledge series was introduced, hundreds of thousands of children have benefited from these books' effective and user-friendly knowledge-based curriculum. Researchers at the Core Knowledge Foundation constantly refine and update the curriculum based on feedback they receive from parents and teachers across the country. This new, revised edition of What Your Second Grader Needs to Know reflects the fruit of that research and features a complete redesign with thirty-two pages of color illustrations. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From the Publisher
Grade by grade, these groundbreaking and successful books provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of a good education for first to sixth graders.

B & W photographs,...



On Becoming Preschool Wise
Gary Ezzo
0971453284
Feb 2004
Paperback
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Sign Babies ASL Flash Cards, Set One: First Words (Sign Babies Asl Flash Cards)
Sign Babies
0975329901
June 2004
Cards
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Book Description
Sign Babies Flash Cards introduce American Sign Language (ASL) signs for the words that babies and small children need most. The eye-catching illustrations help young children to recognize common objects, actions, and emotions. Parents and educators can use the cards to facilitate learning signs that children can use to communicate before they can speak. The flash cards can be presented individually to facilitate learning signs or in a 4 x 6 photo album to create a custom "book" that focuses on the words and concepts children are learning. The ASL sign and hint on the back side help adults remember the signs.


What Your First Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education (Core Knowledge Series) (Revised and Updated Edition)
E. D. Hirsch (Editor)
0385319878
February 1998
Paperback
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Review
Give your child a smart start with the revised and updated What Your First Grader Needs to Know

Review
Give your child a smart start with the revised and updated What Your First Grader Needs to Know

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Family Guy: Stewie's Guide to World Domination
Stewie Griffin
0060773219
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
For the first time ever a cancelled show has been resurrected on the basis of its cult following in syndication, on the internet and on DVD (Over 2.2 million DVDs sold to date!) and we've got the tie-in book authored by one of the show's hilarious lead writers and animators! At first sight, the Griffens may seem like a normal blue collar family from Quonochontaug Rhode Island, but Peter (the family's loutish dad), Brian (the erudite, martini-swilling pet dog) and Stewie (the evil toddler son) set them apart from all others. Now Stewie--a true baby genius and the most popular of the Griffen clan--speaks out. Having been hell bent on achieving world domination ever since he escaped the cursed ovarian Bastille he was incarcerated in for nine grueling months, he has finally decided that in order to rule the world we...


Einstein Never Used Flashcards
Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek
1594860688
Aug 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Authors and child psychologists Hirsh-Pasek, Golinkoff and Eyer join together to prove that training preschoolers with flash cards and attempting to hurry intellectual development doesn't pay off. In fact, the authors claim, kids who are pressured early on to join the academic rat race don't fair any better than children who are allowed to take their time. Alarmed by the current trend toward creating baby Einsteins, Hirsh-Pasek and Golinkoff urge parents to step back and practice the "Three R's: Reflect, Resist, and Recenter." Instead of pushing preschoolers into academically oriented programs that focus on early achievement, they suggest that children learn best through simple playtime, which enhances problem solving skills, attention span, social development and creativity. "Play is to early childhood as gas is...

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