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The Word Snoop

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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A tour of the English language from the beginning of the alphabet in 4000 BC to modern text messaging and emoticons.

Cupboard Love 2

Author : Mark Morton
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Cupboard Love explores the fascinating stories behind familiar and no-so-familiar gastronomic terms. Who knew that the word pomegranate is related to the word grenade? Light-hearted and thoroughly researched, packed with linguistic lore and cultural trivia.

The Two Gorillas

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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Novel for early primary school readers, part of the Aussie Nibbles series. Becky's two gorillas just sit in the dollhouse and do nothing except growl and look scary - until Becky gives them their first bath. Followed by colouring in the gorillas with textas, covering them with glitter, freezing them, and much more. Illustrated throughout and has large print.

Ladyfingers and Nun s Tummies

Author : Martha Barnette
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What naughty joke is tucked inside every loaf of pumpernickel? Why do we call it a Tootsie Roll? How did a drunken brawl lead to the name lobster Newburg? What squiggly creature inspired the name of the pasta called vermicelli? Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies reveals the surprising stories behind the names we give to the foods we eat. With her witty, engaging style, Martha Barnette serves up a savory feast of history, culture, folklore, and science. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as one of the "The 100 Best Books of the Year," Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies is a delectable exploration of the language of food and drink. For cooking enthusiasts and word lovers alike, this book provides a smorgasbord of knowledge and bountiful food for thought. "Everything in it is delightful to learn. Barnette takes us through languages and across millennia in a charming style that, starting with words describing things we eat, turns out to offer endless food for thought." -The New Yorker "Truly delicious a vast multicultural smorgasbord of our culinary delights a tour de force." -Gene Bluestein, Los Angeles Times Book Review "Ladyfingers will be savored by anyone with a fondness for food and a passion for language." -Francine Prose, People magazine "Why didn't anybody think of this before? What fun Martha Barnette has made of it all, every name for every dish explained and traced and jollied." -William F. Buckley, Jr.

Sourcebook of Phonological Awareness Activities Volume II Children s Core Literature

Author : Candace L. Goldsworthy
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SOURCEBOOK OF PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS ACTIVITIES, VOLUME 2: CHILDREN'S CORE LITERATURE, 2nd Edition continues to integrate proven phonological awareness activities with children's core literature, such as The Three Little Pigs, to help effectively treat children with language difficulties and reading problems. Proven awareness activities at the word, syllable, and phoneme levels are provided. This invaluable Sourcebook uses the richness of children's core literature to create an easy-to-use program that can instantly be put into practice to further a child's reading success as he or she advances from oral language to proficiency in print. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Primer on Memory Consistency and Cache Coherence

Author : Vijay Nagarajan
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Many modern computer systems, including homogeneous and heterogeneous architectures, support shared memory in hardware. In a shared memory system, each of the processor cores may read and write to a single shared address space. For a shared memory machine, the memory consistency model defines the architecturally visible behavior of its memory system. Consistency definitions provide rules about loads and stores (or memory reads and writes) and how they act upon memory. As part of supporting a memory consistency model, many machines also provide cache coherence protocols that ensure that multiple cached copies of data are kept up-to-date. The goal of this primer is to provide readers with a basic understanding of consistency and coherence. This understanding includes both the issues that must be solved as well as a variety of solutions. We present both high-level concepts as well as specific, concrete examples from real-world systems. This second edition reflects a decade of advancements since the first edition and includes, among other more modest changes, two new chapters: one on consistency and coherence for non-CPU accelerators (with a focus on GPUs) and one that points to formal work and tools on consistency and coherence.

Thunder the Old Horse

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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Thunder is an old white horse who lives in a field in Martha's town. Martha and her mother often stop on the way to school to give him something to eat. Martha knows that Thunder doesn't love her as she loves him, but there is something special about him.

A Dictionary of the Bible Red Sea Zuzims

Author : Sir William Smith
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The Last Week in December

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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An eleven-year-old Australian girl feels terribly guilty about something she did three years ago when her English relatives were visiting--and now they are returning!

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments

Author : Adam Clarke
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Rex

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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An utterly original picture book about a familiar classroom practice, which highlights the fantastic imaginations of young children. Rex is a chameleon and a popular class pet. Every day someone gets to take Rex home, along with a book in which to write all the things Rex did on his visit. If a child can't write, they can draw a picture - and as you might expect, the pictures are exaggerated and very funny. Although Rex is small, he seems to have dinosaur-sized adventures!

Black Sails White Sails

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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Novel for young adults telling of the relationship between two lonely girls. Deals with the themes of deception and the random nature of fate. The author's other publications include 'High Hopes' and 'The White Guinea Pig'.

Bruno and the Crumhorn

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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Novel for young teenagers, first published in 1996. Bruno is unhappy because he has to learn a cumbersome medieval instrument, but he finds that there are some unforeseen advantages. The author's other publications include ' My Father is not a Comedian', 'Honey and Bear', 'The Last Week in December' and 'The First Book of Samuel'.

The White Guinea pig

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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This is a story about a young girl's experiences during a cold winter and the changes it brings to her life. This book won the 1994 NSW State Literary Award and the 1994 Victorian Premier's Award. It was also shortlisted for the 1995 older readers CBC Book of the Year.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments

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High Hopes

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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Julia arranges English lessons for her Argentinian-born father, but doesn't bargain on his falling in love with his teacher.

The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno and Alberta

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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Abyssinia

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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A psychological thriller, a desperately moving and ultimately uplifting tale of childhood innocence. . . As small children, growing up at the property called Abyssinia, two sisters played with their dolls house together, side by side, always. Grace loved Mary and Mary loved Grace. But inseparable bonds can be unexpectedly shattered. When this happens to Grace, she is plunged into a dark and mesmerising world, a world full of bells and the ringing sky, of odd little children, strange events and frighteningly bizarre grown ups. '. . . wonderfully atmospheric. . . brilliantly evokes the often-shadowy place of childhood. . .' -The Age 'Ursula Dubosarsky is the most graceful, most original writer for young people in Australia - probably in the world.' - Sonya Hartnett

Zizzy Zing

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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While on holiday at the old convent where her mother lived as a child, a letter arrives and Phyllis is led back on a frightening journey to 1938, but in so doing she begins to understand more about the past, and in particular her mother's childhood.

Midnight at the Library

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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In Midnight at the Library, critically-acclaimed author, Ursula Dubosarsky, and award-winning illustrator, Ron Brooks, traverse space and time, telling the story of a book throughout history. Dubosarsky and Brooks piece together the story of a book that was opened and loved, given and taken, closed and lost, found and forgotten before being discovered, uncovered and preserved at the library. Beautifully written and splendidly illustrated, this is a story about the inception, creation and preservation of books and culture. This enchanting children's book has vast educational potential and is sure to captivate the hearts of book-lovers across the nation, encouraging them to find their own book of wonder. Brilliantly evocative and exceptionally engaging, there is something undeniably magical about Dubosarsky and Brooks' timeless and ageless story, Midnight at the Library. Teachers's notes available here