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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Sean Covey
0684856093
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Based on his father's bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Sean Covey applies the same principles to teens, using a vivacious, entertaining style. To keep it fun, Covey writes, he "stuffed it full of cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world... along with a few other surprises." Did he ever! Flip open to any page and become instantly absorbed in real-life stories of teens who have overcome obstacles to succeed, and step-by-step guides to shifting paradigms, building equity in "relationship bank accounts," creating action plans, and much more.

As a self-acknowledged guinea pig for many of his dad's theories, Sean Covey is a living example of someone who has taken each of the seven habits to heart: be proactive; begin with the end in...



What's Going on Down There : Answers to Questions Boys Find Hard to Ask

0802775403


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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-10-The author of The Period Book (Walker, 1996) teams up with two teenage consultants to provide a useful and readable guide to puberty for boys. Written in the voice of a trusted adult, this title deftly covers physical changes, sexual intercourse, peer pressure, and pregnancy and birth. Gravelle reassures readers that there are a lot of different ways to describe normal when discussing puberty, and that each person will experience changes on his own timetable. The book balances information about being a sexual person with that of being a responsible person. While providing detailed and accurate information on genital size, birth-control devices, and sexually transmitted diseases, there is also an emphasis on the psychological changes occurring at the same time. Homosexuality and bisexuality are...


Merriam-Webster's Intermediate Dictionary
Merriam-Webster
0877795797
July 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Revised edition! A dictionary written especially for the needs of students grades 5-8, ages 11-14. More than 70,000 entries. More than 1,000 illustrations, many revised. Abundant word history paragraphs, synonym paragraphs, and example sentences. Updated to reflect groundbreaking Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition.

Card catalog description
Provides definitions, pronunciation, etymology, part of speech designation, and other appropriate information. Intended for use by junior high and middle school students. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle : And Other Surprising Stories about Inventions

0141302046


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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8. This collection includes 114 inventions and the amusing, sometimes amazing stories behind them. Arranged alphabetically from "animal crackers" to "zipper," the inventions range from ancient times (dice have been around for 40,000 years) to recent discoveries such as bar code scanners and Gatorade. Though some major technological advances are included (submarines and robots), most of the inventions are less significant (miniature golf, Tinker Toys, and Fig Newtons). Unfortunately, the format is not particularly exciting. Each invention gets one page, with varying amounts of information. There are two simple sentences about drinking straws opposite a four paragraph treatment of Dr. Pepper. The alphabetical arrangement means that similar inventions are not grouped together. Instead of reading about...


Webster's Thesaurus for Students
Federal Street Press
1892859564
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Into the Sea

0805064818


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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3?Experience the life of a female sea turtle as she breaks from her shell, splashes into the sea, and navigates for survival, eventually returning to the place of her birth to lay eggs. This tale of her life cycle is written in prose that gives immediacy to the events as the turtle encounters other sea animals during her long journey. Guiberson uses italicized sound words such as tap, tap, and scritch to draw readers into the story. Berenzy captures the essence of the text with her colored-pencil and gouache illustrations that alternate from dark to light, reflecting the various habitats. Both backgrounds and featured animals are realistic in appearance, but the overall effect lends a sense of drama to the text, especially the striking moonlit beach scenes. The author's concluding statements...


The O'Reilly Factor for Kids
Bill O'Reilly
0060544252
Sept 2005
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6 Up–Advice on issues that confront today's teenagers is given in a confident manner by the talk-show host. Factual information supports personal, no-nonsense guidance in navigating life's various challenges on the road to adulthood. Examples from the author's life further augment the points being made, illustrating both triumphs and mistakes, and their natural consequences. Content adequately covers relationships, sex, music, school, and philosophical reflections that will aid teenagers in developing their unique identities and value systems. Each of the four sections concludes with Instant Message-style remarks about wise behavior ("A Smart Operator is a kid who…") versus unwise behavior ("A Pinhead is a kid who…"). The theme is that young people who follow the guide and work...


Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy
Mark M. Lowenthal
1933116021
October 1, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Spies, bugs, moles, double-agents, drop-offs, covert action. The world of intelligence is filled with intrigue, but at its core, the information-secret or otherwise-is valuable to governments for the power it affords policy makers. With the constant need for background, context, and warning as well as an assessment of risks, benefits, and likely outcomes, the intelligence community plays a crucial role in policy formation. Lowenthal adeptly describes the development of this community while showing students how the various stages of the intelligence process serve an intelligence agenda that has changed dramatically in this post-Cold War, post-9/11 world. In this thoroughly revised second edition, Lowenthal updates each and every chapter, including new material on the infamous Robert Hanssen and Wen Ho Lee cases. Two...


Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs
Robert Clarke Sabuda
0763622281
July 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 4–Informational tidbits appear alongside exquisitely designed pop-up constructions in this visually stunning overview of all things dinosaur. Each spread features a spectacular paper sculpture of a particular species (e.g., Ankylosaurus or Triceratops) along with a brief paragraph of text. Smaller foldout sections, which open like miniature books and also incorporate pop-ups, cover additional topics (Dinosaur Detectives and Mystery Extinction) and introduce other dinosaurs and their characteristics. Rendered in warm earth tones and speckled with splashes of color, the three-dimensional creatures move with a life of their own as they gracefully extend their bodies into a full stretch or lurch toward readers with jaws open wide. Be forewarned: the book is so enticing that children will find it...


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Workbook
Sean Covey
1929494173
Dec 1999
Paperback
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From AudioFile
In a sparkling production, Covey answers questions from a professional announcer and introduces short testimonials from real teenagers about how they implemented each of the seven habits. Snappy music is used as background and transitions, and the tone of the entire program is hip and contemporary. Being based on a time-proven set of principles helps the effort, and the author uses many of his father's anecdotes and analogies. His own charm and authority come through in spite of the hot-dog antics of the professional announcer. The production is remarkable for its freshness and provides two hours of upbeat help for any teenager who wants it. T.W. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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Spanish Complete: The Complete Language Course : 3 Level Set (Learn in Your Car)
Henry N. Raymond
1591252075
April 2005
Audio CD
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Book Description
Now in an updated and expanded edition for the 21st century, Learn in Your Car® teaches listeners pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar of a new language without the need of a textbook. Convenient to use while driving, working out... or anywhere! New material includes a variety of internet and technology terms and phrases, with an additional 30 minutes of material in each level, for 90 minutes more instruction in the Complete set. Includes zippered CD wallet carrying case, plus a Fall 2005 special: A DVD travel guide!


Go Ask Alice
Anonymous
0689817851
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
The torture and hell of adolescence has rarely been captured as clearly as it is in this classic diary by an anonymous, addicted teen. Lonely, awkward, and under extreme pressure from her "perfect" parents, "Anonymous" swings madly between optimism and despair. When one of her new friends spikes her drink with LSD, this diarist begins a frightening journey into darkness. The drugs take the edge off her loneliness and self-hate, but they also turn her life into a nightmare of exalting highs and excruciating lows. Although there is still some question as to whether this diary is real or fictional, there is no question that it has made a profound impact on millions of readers during the more than 25 years it has been in print. Despite a few dated references to hippies and some expired slang, Go Ask...


Animals on the Other Side
Sylvia Browne
0971784345
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
New York Times #1 bestselling author and psychic Sylvia Browne and her son explain for pet owners of all ages what animals experience when their life on earth is over and what is waiting for them when they return home to the other side. Popular questions such as Does my pet miss me? Did he know I loved him? Can he hear me when I talk to him? Can he come back to visit me? and How will I be able to find my pet when I go home? are answered. The story begins when the spirit of Browne's dog, Jolie, leaves her body and goes home to live on the other side. Jolie runs, jumps, and plays with her eternal friends all around the world, devoid of the pain and suffering she was experiencing on earth. This is a comforting account of a pet's journey through one life and on to the next that explains how animals...


Behind the Wheel Spanish/Complete Illustrated Text/Answer Keys/8 One Hour
Mark Frobose
1893564428
April 7, 2002
Audio CD
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James Lachter
Perfect solution to learning Spanish. Fantastic CDs in the car. Great book review at home.

Larry Moore
I have tried other learn in your car Spanish courses which left me guessing at meanings. 'Behind The Wheel Spanish For Your Car' worked great for me because I NEVER had to look up one single word. Every word, expression, sentence, lesson, came with an immediate English translation which I loved. I don't like being in the dark when I'm driving, especially when learning Spanish. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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Runny Babbit
Shel Silverstein
0060256532
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Owen & Mzee: The True Story Of A Remarkable Friendship
Craig Hatkoff, Peter Greste (Illustrator)
0439829739
February 1, 2006
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 5 When the six-year-old contributor to this book saw the photograph documenting the extraordinary friendship between a baby hippo (Owen) and a 130-year-old giant tortoise (Mzee), she persuaded her father to help tell their story. Originally an e-book, the hardcover version begins with images of the duo, whetting readers' appetite and providing reassurance as the potentially disturbing plot unfolds. After a scene depicting a pod of hippos near the Sabuki River in Kenya, the text describes the 600-pound baby's displacement and separation from the group during the 2004 tsunami. Children witness the challenging rescue and meet the knowledgeable staff at an animal sanctuary. From Owen's first approach for protection to Mzee's unexpected tolerance, the photographs, mostly by BBC photojournalist...


A Million Little Pieces
James Frey
0307276902
September 22, 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
The electrifying opening of James Frey's debut memoir, A Million Little Pieces, smash-cuts to the then 23-year-old author on a Chicago-bound plane "covered with a colorful mixture of spit, snot, urine, vomit and blood." Wanted by authorities in three states, without ID or any money, his face mangled and missing four front teeth, Frey is on a steep descent from a dark marathon of drug abuse. His stunned family checks him into a famed Minnesota drug treatment center where a doctor promises "he will be dead within a few days" if he starts to use again, and where Frey spends two agonizing months of detox confronting "The Fury" head on:

I want a drink. I want fifty drinks. I want a bottle of the purest, strongest, most destructive, most poisonous alcohol on Earth. I want fifty bottles of it. I want crack, dirty and yellow and filled with...



100 Words Every High School Freshman Should Know
American Heritage Dictionaries
0618443797
Apr 2004
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Book Description
Following the success of 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know, the editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries have developed this new book of 100 words tailored especially to high school freshmen. This second book in the 100 Words series focuses on the kinds of words that a successful middle school graduate can learn from rigorous coursework in a variety of subjects and that nearly every freshman will encounter over the course of the school year.The words have been chosen with various criteria in mind. Some represent key concepts in important areas of the curriculum, while others are more familiar in meaning but present challenges of spelling or usage. All are words that students can expect to see regularly in their high school reading and beyond. And each word is fully defined as well as shown in...


Encyclopedia Prehistorica Sharks and Other Sea Monsters : The Definitive Pop-Up (Sabuda Encyclopedias)
Robert Sabuda (Illustrator), Matthew Reinhart (Illustrator)
076362229X
April 11, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Just when you thought it was safe to go in the water! The second astonishing ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA book from Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart is about to pop up everywhere.

While dinosaurs patrolled the lands, massive prehistoric sharks, giant scorpions, and colossal squid cruised the ancient oceans - most with just one thing in mind: eat or be eaten. In this companion volume to the best-selling ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS, pop-up masters Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart explore the prehistoric underwater world, where monsters like megalodon ruled the waves.

Full of captivating facts and more than 35 breathtaking pop-ups, this incredible volume is sure to astonish and amaze everyone from budding marine biologists to confirmed landlubbers. After all, if prehistoric coelacanths and...


1776 [UNABRIDGED]
David McCullough (Narrator)
0743544234
May 24, 2005
Audio CD
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Book Review
Esteemed historian David McCullough covers the military side of the momentous year of 1776 with characteristic insight and a gripping narrative, adding new scholarship and a fresh perspective to the beginning of the American Revolution. It was a turbulent and confusing time. As British and American politicians struggled to reach a compromise, events on the ground escalated until war was inevitable. McCullough writes vividly about the dismal conditions that troops on both sides had to endure, including an unusually harsh winter, and the role that luck and the whims of the weather played in helping the colonial forces hold off the world's greatest army. He also effectively explores the importance of motivation and troop morale--a tie was as good as a win to the Americans, while anything short of overwhelming victory was...


Chinese (Mandarin) I
Pimsleur Language Programs
0671790617
January 1, 2000
Audio CD
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Book Description
With Pimsleur Language Programs you don't just study a language, you learn it -- the same way you mastered English! And because the technique relies on interactive spoken language training, the Pimsleur Language Programs are totally audio -- no book is needed! The Pimsleur programs provide a method of self-practice with an expert teacher and native speakers in lessons specially designed to work with the way the mind naturally acquires language information. The various components of language -- vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar -- are all learned together without rote memorization and drills. Using a unique method of memory recall developed by renowned linguist, Dr. Paul Pimsleur, the programs teach listeners to combine words and phrases to express themselves the way native speakers do. By listening and responding...

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