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The Boy at the Top of the Mountain

Author : John Boyne
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The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne, the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, is another extraordinary historical fiction about World War II and innocence in the face of evil. When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy Austrian household. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler. Pierrot is quickly taken under Hitler's wing and thrown into an increasingly dangerous new world: a world of terror, secrets, and betrayal from which he may never be able to escape. This title has Common Core connections.

The Precious Years

Author : Jacqui Couper
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Although child development may seem automatic, each phase of it is unique and builds on what has gone before, linking together like an intricate puzzle. Professionals agree that developmental difficulties are best identified and dealt with as early as possible. With this in mind, in The Precious Years, vastly experienced occupational therapist Jacqui Couper equips parents with the knowledge they will need to properly monitor the developmental progress of their children and to seek help when they are concerned about any aspect of it. Information based on years of research and experience is presented in an accessible and readable way, and the author’s profound insights into all phases of child development and the needs of parents in caring for children who may be different are clearly and unambiguously expressed. The Precious Years is a book for modern parents who do not have the luxury of growing up in extended families, and who want to be the best parents they can be.

Holocaust Education

Author : Stuart Foster
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Teaching and learning about the Holocaust is central to school curriculums in many parts of the world. As a field for discourse and a body of practice, it is rich, multidimensional and innovative. But the history of the Holocaust is complex and challenging, and can render teaching it a complex and daunting area of work. Drawing on landmark research into teaching practices and students’ knowledge in English secondary schools, Holocaust Education: Contemporary challenges and controversies provides important knowledge about and insights into classroom teaching and learning. It sheds light on key challenges in Holocaust education, including the impact of misconceptions and misinformation, the dilemmas of using atrocity images in the classroom, and teaching in ethnically diverse environments. Overviews of the most significant debates in Holocaust education provide wider context for the classroom evidence, and contribute to a book that will act as a guide through some of the most vexed areas of Holocaust pedagogy for teachers, teacher educators, researchers and policymakers.

At the Top of the World

Author : Linnea Larsson
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There is a wild land high up through the Himalayan Breach between Tibet and Nepal named Mustang where warlords rode and ruled and Western visitors were not welcome. This is a story of an American girl and an English boy who disappeared up through that breach into the Himalayan Mountains, a story of Khampa warriors who raided across the undefended, unmarked border between Mustang and Tibet. This of the Chinese and, too, of the fighters for whom lifes final victory was the taking of Chinese with them into death. And also of the beauty, the silence, the stench of fear, the crack of rifles, the gleam of blood, the feel of death beneath ones blade.

The Boy Spy

Author : Joseph Orton Kerbey
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John Henry Days

Author : Colson Whitehead
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead’s triumphant novel is on one level a multifaceted retelling of the story of John Henry, the black steel-driver who died outracing a machine designed to replace him. On another level it’s the story of a disaffected, middle-aged black journalist on a mission to set a record for junketeering who attends the annual John Henry Days festival. It is also a high-velocity thrill ride through the tunnel where American legend gives way to American pop culture, replete with p. r. flacks, stamp collectors, blues men , and turn-of-the-century song pluggers. John Henry Days is an acrobatic, intellectually dazzling, and laugh-out-loud funny book that will be read and talked about for years to come.

The Boy s Own Annual

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Records Briefs New York State Appellate DIvision

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Author : Stroller in Europe
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Harper s New Monthly Magazine

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Harper s

Author : Henry Mills Alden
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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.

I ve Been to the Top of the Mountain But Flatland Suits Me Best

Author : Sharon E. De Rosa
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Have you been looking for an action packed book with mystery and intrigue. Well sorry; this isn't the book to read for that genre. I haven't murdered anyone lately or been hunted by cannibals on my journey through life. I did have a surprise encounter with Bill Clinton and he touched my hand. That's as far as I allowed him to get when he landed at our localairport. I have had other confrontations and lived an interesting life intertwined with wild breathtakingly funny events. I do embellish a bit to entertain others. My tales will acquaint you to the difficult task of getting older, learning technology, and vacationing with adult kidsand their family. I have shared a few sad events as well. I tell my tales with cantor as I deal with hearing, eyes, and legs that are going downhill quicker than a mud slide. Travel with me on my road through life and some of my rants on the way.

Tears From the Mountain Top

Author : Bobby Rogers
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Tears from the Mountain Top is a personal collection of poems, and fictional short stories.

The Song of Life

Author : George E. Samuels
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Geared toward those who need help or healing, The Song of Life provides twenty-seven lessons to propel you on the path to understanding what is really in your heart and mind. Author George E. Samuels, a spiritual master and coach, can help you become aware of your place in the world. The Song of Life links you with the universe, as well as the universal consciousness with our own individual consciousness. Offering tips and insights, it helps you to see your connection to more than what you currently see—to open and expand your vision so that you recognize the universe as more than a science project, but instead as an introduction to your universal partnership. The lessons focus on topics such as letting go, tasting the bitter, affirming the positive, understanding your mental and physical universe, and realizing the importance of meditation in this mix. The Song of Life seeks to help you heal, to show you your place in the universe, and to create a better universe for all.


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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Author : William Kamkwamba
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Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

The Boy s Yearly Book

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The Last Eagle

Author : Frances Terry
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Isaac lives with his Uncle Walter and Aunt Matilde and his Cousin Rosie on a farm in Bavaria, in 1938. Isaac teaches skiing and mountain climbing. They all have an idyllic summer - then, it is time for Rosie and Edward, to go back to University and things go wrong. This fantasy story is about the adventures of people who are trying to exist in the turbulent times of the second world war. The Leader of Germany needs an expert mountaineer to help him and his men climb and ski; Isaac is recruited to teach them. Hitler stands on the White Cliffs of Dover and addresses a captive audience, but there are bands of people who oppose him. Isaac saves a young man from death who made an attempt on Hitler's life. He meets resistance fighters, some of them no more than boys. Isaac is fearful of the power that is being unleashed upon an unsuspecting world by Germany and Japan. He is right to fear, for the power of the atomic bomb is awesome.

Travels and Adventures of an Orchid Hunter

Author : Albert Millican
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