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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J.K. Rowling
0439784549
July 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
The long-awaited, eagerly anticipated, arguably over-hyped Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has arrived, and the question on the minds of kids, adults, fans, and skeptics alike is, "Is it worth the hype?" The answer, luckily, is simple: yep. A magnificent spectacle more than worth the price of admission, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will blow you away. However, given that so much has gone into protecting the secrets of the book (including armored trucks and injunctions), don't expect any spoilers in this review. It's much more fun not knowing what's coming--and in the case of Rowling's delicious sixth book, you don't want to know. Just sit tight, despite the earth-shattering revelations that will have your head in your hands as you hope the words will rearrange themselves into a different story. But take one...


Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, Fifth Edition

020538689X


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Book Description
Praise for Elementary and Middle School Mathematics. Overall this book is an excellent resource for those who are investigating the teaching of mathematics at the elementary and middle school levels Above all the emphasis on studentcentered problem solving is consistent with current trends and practices. This book is unique in that it challenges assumptions and traditional practices. Katherine Chamberlain Lycoming College I have used Van de Walle since it came on the market and still feel it is by far the best available The layout is excellent. The philosophical basis of the text is superbIt's easy to read by both undergraduates and graduate students in that it makes connections between their experiences and the philosophical foundations. Three major strengths include the references to the NCTM Standards...


Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education, An

0205184405


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Book Description
This book provides an overview of the variety of special needs children have and reasons that they may place a child at risk. A unique aspect of this book is the extended discussion of the importance of professional collaboration and professional-parent partnerships. Each chapter has been written by an expert in the discipline, all of whom are individuals working with young children with special needs. This text focuses on the whole child rather than focusing on the child's disability and includes in-depth coverage of contemporary problems such as AIDS/HIV, FAS/FAE, and alcohol abuse. For professionals working in the field of special education.

From the Back Cover
This book provides an overview of the variety of special needs children have and reasons that they may...


Official SAT Study Guide
College Board
0874477182
Nov 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
In March 2005, the College Board will begin to administer a new SAT®. To help prepare all students for the new SAT and college success™, the College Board introduces:

The Official SAT Study Guide: For the New SAT™

Here's the successor to the College Board's #1 best seller 10 Real SAT®s. This new book is the only source of practice tests created by the test maker according to proprietary new SAT specifications. With the book's 700+ pages and 21 chapters, students:

o Gain experience by taking 8 practice tests and receiving estimated scores.

o Raise confidence by reviewing concepts, test-taking approaches, and practice questions.

o Increase understanding of the new PSAT/NMSQT® and the new SAT.

Plus, book buyers receive free online score reports and a discount on The...


Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (CD)
J.K. Rowling
0307283658
July 2005
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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Book Review
The long-awaited, eagerly anticipated, arguably over-hyped Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has arrived, and the question on the minds of kids, adults, fans, and skeptics alike is, "Is it worth the hype?" The answer, luckily, is simple: yep. A magnificent spectacle more than worth the price of admission, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will blow you away. However, given that so much has gone into protecting the secrets of the book (including armored trucks and injunctions), don't expect any spoilers in this review. It's much more fun not knowing what's coming--and in the case of Rowling's delicious sixth book, you don't want to know. Just sit tight, despite the earth-shattering revelations that will have your head in your hands as you hope the words will rearrange themselves into a different story....


Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing, and Responding Effectively

0205342264


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Sue Bredekamp,Author of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs
Wise but eminently practical. What you'll learn from this book will have a positive effect on you as a teacher.

Dorothy Hewes, San Diego State University
I particularly appreciate the fact that these authors are dealing with real children, real adults and real situations.

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PMP Exam Prep, Fifth Edition: Rita's Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam
Rita Mulcahy
1932735003
August 8, 2005
Paperback
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- J. Davidson Frame, Ph.D., PMP and Past PMI Director of Certification
Rita's book is boon to men and women preparing to take PMI's certification examination.

Vijay K. Verma, author of Organizing Projects for Success
"This comprehensive resource is a "must read" for those aspiring to be certified as a PMP..." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Dictionary
Michael E. Agnes
0743470699
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Over 60,000 entries -- covering business, computer, and scientific terms; colloquial, idiomatic, and current slang expressions; and more. Updated and revised biographical and geographical database -- with more than 2,000 new entries. Simple alphabetical listing for all entries -- including prefixes and suffixes, abbreviations, foreign words and phrases, and biographical and geographical names. Concise, easy-to-understand definitions -- many revised to reflect the latest research on usage and meaning. Precise and comprehensive pronunciation key -- designed for quick, convenient reference. Updated page design and layout -- modern, clear type appeals to the eye and makes for an easier-to-read reference tool. Complete A-to-Z preparation by the permanent lexicographical staff at Webster's New World™ College...


The First Days of School
Harry K. Wong
0962936065
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Book Description The First Days of School Hands down, by far, the best selling book in education. With over 2.8 million copies sold, it continues to be at the top of the chart. The revised and updated Version Three of The First Days of School includes a 38 minute bonus multimedia Enhanced CD. The CD features Harry Wong, the most sought-after speaker in education on an audio and a video track. His message, Never Cease to Learn, is one that will inspire all educators. The First Days of School is for new and veteran teachers, from kindergarten to college instructors. The graphic layout, with 302 photos and illustrations, is partnered with text that flows silken smooth. You will learn about classroom management, teaching for mastery and to standards, and creating positive expectations. The First Days of School will...


The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 11th Edition

0976570904
September 2005
Paperback
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The Essential 55
Ron Clark
0786888164
Aug 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The winner of the 2001 Disney Teacher of the Year Award presents some revolutionary ideas for the classroom: manners, industriousness and accountability. Many of the 55 rules Clark outlines read, at first, like excerpts from a 1950's primer: "If you are asked a question in conversation, you should ask a question in return," says Rule 6; stand to the right on escalators, insists Rule 43; and rule 29 includes 26 sub-rules about polite eating. Clark may seem like a bit of a fussbudget, but closer examination shows his rules go beyond simple politeness: they promote respect for self and others, and help foster a mature and responsible way of living in the world. As Clark explains each rule, he weaves in anecdotes of student projects, class trips (including one to Washington, D.C., where his students sang Christmas...


GMAT 2006, Premier Program (Kaplan Gmat (Book & CD-Rom))
Kaplan
0743265424
June 28, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
#1 Bestselling GMAT GuideAccording to Nielsen BookScan US BSP1 2004This powerful, personalized study program includes:• New! The latest GMAT information and new practice questions online every month• Diagnostic test with targeted feedback• 6 full-length practice tests -- 1 in the book, 1 online, and 4 on the CD-ROM• Detailed answer explanations• Hundreds of practice questions• Personalized study plan and progress report• Essential tactics for the computer-adaptive test (CAT) format• Kaplan's exclusive strategies for achieving a higher score, including the 7 basic principles of Critical Reasoning, a 5-Step Method for the Writing Assessment, a 4-Step Method for Problem Solving, and more• Mobile prep for your PDA or cell phone• Quick review summaries of key lessons in...


Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Judy Blume
0425193799
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Passed on from babysitters to their young charges, from big sisters to little brothers, and from parents to children, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and its cousins (Superfudge, Fudge-a-mania, and Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great) have entertained children since they first appeared in the early 1970s. The books follow Peter Hatcher, his little brother Fudgie, baby sister Tootsie, their neighbor Sheila Tubman, various pets, and minor characters through New York City and on treks to suburbs and camps.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first of these entertaining yarns. Peter, because he's the oldest, must deal with Fudgie's disgusting cuteness, his constant meddling with Peter's stuff, and other grave offenses, one of which is almost too much to bear. All these incidents are...



Failure Is Not an Option(TM) : Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in High-Performing Schools
Alan M. Blankstein
1412909341
June 21, 2004
Paperback
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Review
From the Foreword by Michael Fullan : "Failure Is Not an Option is a deeply passionate call to arms, combined with the wherewithal to take systematic, continuous, and effective action. A must read for all those interested in reform because it is simultaneously inspiring and practical."
Midwest Book Review, October 2004 : "Failure is Not An Option is an impressive introduction to enhancing student performance which directly addresses transforming theory into practice and illustrating diverse applications with case studies and vignettes."

Book Description
"Failure Is Not an Option is a deeply passionate call to arms, combined with the wherewithal to take systematic, continuous, and effective action. A must read for all those interested in reform because it is simultaneously inspiring...


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J. K. Rowling
0439358078
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
As his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry approaches, 15-year-old Harry Potter is in full-blown adolescence, complete with regular outbursts of rage, a nearly debilitating crush, and the blooming of a powerful sense of rebellion. It's been yet another infuriating and boring summer with the despicable Dursleys, this time with minimal contact from our hero's non-Muggle friends from school. Harry is feeling especially edgy at the lack of news from the magic world, wondering when the freshly revived evil Lord Voldemort will strike. Returning to Hogwarts will be a relief... or will it?

The fifth book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series follows the darkest year yet for our young wizard, who finds himself knocked down a peg or three after the events of last year. Somehow, over the summer, gossip (usually...



CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Third Edition (All-in-One)
Shon Harris
0072257121
September 15, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Third Edition of this proven All-in-One exam guide provides total coverage of the CISSP certification exam, which has again been voted one of the Top 10 IT certifications in 2005 by CertCities. Revised and updated using feedback from Instructors and students, learn security operations in the areas of telecommunications, cryptography, management practices, and more. Plan for continuity and disaster recovery. Update your knowledge of laws, investigations, and ethics. Plus, run the CD-ROM and practice with more than 500 all new simulated exam questions. Browse the all new electronic book for studying on the go. Let security consultant and author Shon Harris lead you to successful completion of the CISSP.

From the Back Cover

Prepare to pass…the CISSP...



Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J. K. Rowling
0590353403
May 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
Say you've spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping under the stairs of a family who loathes you. Then, in an absurd, magical twist of fate you find yourself surrounded by wizards, a caged snowy owl, a phoenix-feather wand, and jellybeans that come in every flavor, including strawberry, curry, grass, and sardine. Not only that, but you discover that you are a wizard yourself! This is exactly what happens to young Harry Potter in J.K. Rowling's enchanting, funny debut novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. In the nonmagic human world--the world of "Muggles"--Harry is a nobody, treated like dirt by the aunt and uncle who begrudgingly inherited him when his parents were killed by the evil Voldemort. But in the world of wizards, small, skinny Harry is famous as a survivor of the wizard who tried to kill him. He is...


Joining Together : Group Theory and Group Skills (9th Edition)
David W. Johnson, Frank P. Johnson
0205453732
August 2, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This best-selling text presents a broad, integrative overview of group dynamics in a well researched, readable, and experiential format. This text introduces readers to the theory and research findings needed to understand how to make groups effective, and it helps build the skills required to apply that knowledge in practical situations. More than a textbook, Joining Together illustrates how this knowledge and mastery of skills creates choices, opportunities, and successes for each individual. No competing text offers the scope of coverage and the range of experiential exercises like Joining Together . New to this Edition: The entire text has been extensively edited and designed to ensure a concise and readable presentation. References and citations have been updated throughout the text to guarantee the...


Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (Cassette)
J.K. Rowling
030728364X
July 2005
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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Book Review
The long-awaited, eagerly anticipated, arguably over-hyped Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has arrived, and the question on the minds of kids, adults, fans, and skeptics alike is, "Is it worth the hype?" The answer, luckily, is simple: yep. A magnificent spectacle more than worth the price of admission, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will blow you away. However, given that so much has gone into protecting the secrets of the book (including armored trucks and injunctions), don't expect any spoilers in this review. It's much more fun not knowing what's coming--and in the case of Rowling's delicious sixth book, you don't want to know. Just sit tight, despite the earth-shattering revelations that will have your head in your hands as you hope the words will rearrange themselves into a different story....


The Shame of the Nation : The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America
Jonathan Kozol
1400052440
September 13, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Public school resegregation is a "national horror hidden in plain view," writes former educator turned public education activist Kozol (Savage Inequalities, Amazing Grace). Kozol visited 60 schools in 11 states over a five-year period and finds, despite the promise of Brown v. Board of Education, many schools serving black and Hispanic children are spiraling backward to the pre-Brown era. These schools lack the basics: clean classrooms, hallways and restrooms; up-to-date books in good condition; and appropriate laboratory supplies. Teachers and administrators eschew creative coursework for rote learning to meet testing and accountability mandates, thereby "embracing a pedagogy of direct command and absolute control" usually found in "penal institutions and drug rehabilitation programs." As always, Kozol presents...


A Framework for Understanding Poverty
Ruby K. Payne
1929229488
May 15, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Fourth Revised Edition. People in poverty face challenges virtually unknown to those in middle class or wealth--challenges from both obvious and hidden sources. The reality of being poor brings out a survival mentality, and turns attention away from opportunities taken for granted by everyone else. If you work with people from poverty, some understanding of how different their world is from yours will be invaluable. Whether you're an educator--or a social, health, or legal services professional--this breakthrough book gives you practical, real-world support and guidance to improve your effectiveness in working with people from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Since 1995 A Framework for Understanding Poverty has guided hundreds of thousands of educators and other professionals through the pitfalls and barriers faced...

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