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A Bus for Miss Moss

Author : Mairi Mackinnon
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The third title in the new Usborne Very First Reading series, designed for younger children to introduce them to reading together with their parents. Ages 4+.

Middle C

Author : William H. Gass
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A literary event—the long-awaited novel, almost two decades in work, by the acclaimed author of The Tunnel (“The most beautiful, most complex, most disturbing novel to be published in my lifetime.”—Michael Silverblatt, Los Angeles Times; “An extraordinary achievement”—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post); Omensetter’s Luck (“The most important work of fiction by an American in this literary generation”—Richard Gilman, The New Republic); Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife; and In the Heart of the Heart of the Country (“These stories scrape the nerve and pierce the heart. They also replenish the language.”—Eliot Fremont-Smith, The New York Times). Gass’s new novel moves from World War II Europe to a small town in postwar Ohio. In a series of variations, Gass gives us a mosaic of a life—futile, comic, anarchic—arranged in an array of vocabularies, altered rhythms, forms and tones, and broken pieces with music as both theme and structure, set in the key of middle C. It begins in Graz, Austria, 1938. Joseph Skizzen's father, pretending to be Jewish, leaves his country for England with his wife and two children to avoid any connection with the Nazis, who he foresees will soon take over his homeland. In London with his family for the duration of the war, he disappears under mysterious circumstances. The family is relocated to a small town in Ohio, where Joseph Skizzen grows up, becomes a decent amateur piano player, in part to cope with the abandonment of his father, and creates as well a fantasy self—a professor with a fantasy goal: to establish the Inhumanity Museum . . . as Skizzen alternately feels wrongly accused (of what?) and is transported by his music. Skizzen is able to accept guilt for crimes against humanity and is protected by a secret self that remains sinless. Middle C tells the story of this journey, an investigation into the nature of human identity and the ways in which each of us is several selves, and whether any one self is more genuine than another. William Gass set out to write a novel that breaks traditional rules and denies itself easy solutions, cliff-edge suspense, and conventional surprises . . . Middle C is that book; a masterpiece by a beloved master.

Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes

Author : Virginia Nicholson
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In Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes, Virginia Nicholson tells the story of women in the 1950s: a time before the Pill, when divorce spelled scandal and two-piece swimsuits caused mass alarm. Turn the page back to the mid-twentieth century, and discover a world peopled by women with radiant smiles, clean pinafores and gleaming coiffures; a promised land of batch-baking, maraschino cherries and brightly hued plastic. A world where the darker side of the decade encompasses rampant prostitution, a notorious murder, and the threat of nuclear disaster. Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes reconstructs the real 1950s, through the eyes of the women who lived it. Step back in time to where our grandmothers scrubbed their doorsteps, cared for their families, lived, laughed, loved and struggled. This is their story.

True Story the Life of a Survivor

Author : Kiki Coebard
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This is a true book about my life and the expectations I never received from birth to a young girl. Now that I am older I wonder about my mothers love for me. In this book you will read the 18 years of my life, about the mountains I had to climb, and the rivers I had to cross, but with gods help I was able to get through. As the years went past I begin to realize who it was that brought me through, and Im still thanking him.

Martin Marten

Author : Brian Doyle
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WINNER OF THE LESLIE BRADSHAW AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE WINNER OF THE BANFF MOUNTAIN BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION Dave is fourteen years old, eager, and headlong. He is about to start high school, which is scary and alluring. Martin is a pine marten, a small, muscled hunter of the deep woods. He is about to leave home for the first time, which is scary and thrilling. Both of these wild animals are setting off on adventures on their native Mount Hood in Oregon, and their lives, paths, and trails will cross, weave, and blend. Why not come with them as they set forth into the forest and crags of the mountain and into the bruising wilderness of love, life, family, friends, enemies, wonder, mystery, and good things to eat? Martin Marten is a braided coming-of-age tale like no other, told in Brian Doyle's joyous, rollicking style. Two energetic, sinewy, muddled, brilliant, creative animals, one human and one mustelid---come sprint with them through the deep, wet, green glory of Oregon's soaring mountain.

Phonics For Older Students

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Grade Level: 1-2 Interest Level: 3-12 Reading Level: 1-2 Designed specifically for the student who has been introduced to vowel sounds but still needs further practice to reach mastery levels. This comprehensive book offers over 120 pages of delightfully illustrated activities involving each vowel sound along with rhyming, riddles, letter substitution, sentence writing, word drill, alphabetizing, dipthongs, digraphs, and more! Phonemic awareness is an essential component of reading success… so give your students plenty of practice with this indispensable book! 132 pages.

The Finished Masterpiece

Author : Pepper Winters
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For the first time since release, grab THE BODY PAINTER & THE LIVING CANVAS in one boxed set edition! Read this entire, complete romantic duet in one ebook. Included in this Boxed Set Edition: THE BODY PAINTER “Must be slim, able to stand for long periods of time, and be impervious to the cold.” The headline caught my attention. “Hours are negotiable, pay is minimal, clothing absolutely forbidden.” The second line piqued my curiosity. “Able to hold your bladder and tongue, refrain from opinions or suggestions, and be the perfect living canvas.” The third made me scowl. “Other attributes required: non-ticklish, contortionist, and obedient. Must also enjoy being studied while naked in a crowd.” The fourth made me shudder. “Call or email ‘YOUR SKIN, HIS CANVAS’ if interested in applying.” The final made my heart race. I should’ve kept scrolling past the advertisement. I should’ve applied for the boring receptionist job at minimum wage. I should’ve clicked on any other job where I got to keep my clothes on. But I didn’t. I applied. My interview is tomorrow… And THE LIVING CANVAS “Must be brave, stubborn, and impervious to the tempers of loved ones.” The first line hissed with history. “Hours are endless, pay is non-existence, quitting absolutely forbidden.” The second line ached with truth. “Able to function on no sleep, refrain from running when times get hard, and be more than just a living canvas but a lover.” The third thrummed with honesty. “Other attributes required: forgiving, opinionated, and not afraid to tell me when I’m wrong. Must also enjoy being touched and kissed at any time of my choosing.” The fourth glowed with promise. “Call or email ‘YOUR HEART, HIS SOUL’ if interested in applying.” The final made my future unfold. The advert was so similar to one I should never have applied for. A twist of fate that brought two destined people back together. A job I would take in a heartbeat if the employer could offer such terms. But I wasn’t free. Neither was Gil. Therefore, my interview could never happen. Reviews: No one does tortured souls like Pepper! - Sue, Goodreads Couldn't put it down. Outstanding! - Kindle & Koffee Book Blog 5 Gut Wrenching stars! - Lyn, Goodreads Hits you right in the feels - Jane, Goodreads Utterly twisted & romantically addictive! - Carol, Goodreads

The Body Painter

Author : Pepper Winters
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"Must be slim, able to stand for long periods of time, and be impervious to the cold.” The headline caught my attention. “Hours are negotiable, pay is minimal, clothing absolutely forbidden.” The second line piqued my curiosity. “Able to hold your bladder and tongue, refrain from opinions or suggestions, and be the perfect living canvas.” The third made me scowl. “Other attributes required: non-ticklish, contortionist, and obedient. Must also enjoy being studied while naked in a crowd.” The fourth made me shudder. “Call or email ‘YOUR SKIN, HIS CANVAS’ if interested in applying.” The final made my heart race. I should’ve kept scrolling past the advertisement. I should’ve applied for the boring receptionist job at minimum wage. I should’ve clicked on any other job where I got to keep my clothes on. But I didn’t. I applied. My interview is tomorrow…

Minnow on the Say

Author : Philippa Pearce
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David can't believe his eyes when he discovers the canoe at the bottom of the garden - The Minnow. He traces the owner and together they begin a summer of adventure, looking for treasure along the river.

20 Minute Phonemic Training for Dyslexia Auditory Processing and Spelling

Author : Vickie Dinsmore
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20 Minute Phonemic Training for Dyslexia, Auditory Processing, and Spelling presents a complete, systematic process for addressing phonemic and phonic training. 20 Minute Phonemic Training for Dyslexia, Auditory Processing, and Spelling includes: Informal Assessment Directions for implementation Strategies for blending, segmenting, vowel discrimination, and tracking sounds in syllables Reproducible Word lists, Student Worksheets and Record Sheets 134 real word lists comparing syllables with one phoneme change comparison 134 words and sentences with leveled reading, spelling & writing exercises Phonic Rules Chart for Short and Long Vowel spelling patterns Word Lists for phonic spelling patterns related to vowel tone Sample Goals and Objectives for Intervention and Individual Education Plans My son Josh went through this program when he was in elementary school. My husband and I have always credited Mrs. Dinsmore with how well Josh did in school. We feel that he would have struggled when he was older. We were amazed at the growth he made with his reading and writing. These were areas that he avoided when working at home with us. Melissa Finley, parent and 3rd grade teacher of 32 years 20 Minute Phonemic Training for Dyslexia, Auditory Processing, and Spelling is an invaluable tool for the Speech Language Pathologist or Intervention Specialist working with children demonstrating dyslexia, auditory processing disorders, or are simply experiencing difficulties acquiring reading and spelling skills in elementary schools. Tutors working with adults who have not learned to read and spell fluently may use 20 Minute Phonemic Training for Dyslexia, Auditory Processing, and Spelling for tutoring lessons as well. The exercises are adaptable for any age.