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Seedfolks by Fleischman, Paul, author. Seedfolks

One by one, a number of people of varying ages and backgrounds transform a trash-filled inner-city lot into a productive and beautiful garden, and in doing so, the gardeners are themselves transformed

Jul 17, 2017
Seedfolks' companion - Student's work - text for the novel by Flager, Joyce, author. Seedfolks' companion - Student's work - text for the novel

Seedfolks' Companion / Student's Work-Text for the Novel: Teach a novel for ESL? Of course. SEEDFOLKS has infatuated readers of all ages since 1997, and has been chosen as a Citywide Read in communities across the country. The author is Paul Fleishman, a Newberry Award winner - one of many other awards. From the very first page, students won't fail to be drawn into this compelling tale - this work of art. The book is very short. The story is timeless. In thirteen chapters, thirteen apartment hou

Jul 17, 2017
Stranger than fiction - urban myths by Key, Patty, author adapter Stranger than fiction - urban myths

"A man fell from a very tall building. Why didn't he die? Why did a dead woman have a frozen chicken under her hat? What fell out of an old man's ear, and why did everybody laugh? And how did a cow fly? Find the answers in these strange stories"--Publisher's description.

Jul 17, 2017
Student success handbook - strategies for studying, note-taking, reading, and test-taking by DesMarais, Ron. Student success handbook - strategies for studying, note-taking, reading, and test-taking

Jul 17, 2017
The basics of critical thinking by Baker, Michael, author. The basics of critical thinking

"The Basics of Critical Thinking is designed to teach cirtical thinking skills and concepts to upper elementary through middle school students. Many workbooks claim to teach or develop critical thinking skills, but most of these products never define critical thinking or try to teach the meaning to students. This book defines and teaches critical thinking in a way students can understand and apply..." -- p. iii

Jul 17, 2017
The big bag mistake by Escott, John, author. The big bag mistake

Jul 17, 2017
The Children of the New Forest by Marryat, Captain. The Children of the New Forest

Provided by amazon.com.

Jul 17, 2017
The death of Karen Silkwood by Hannam, Joyce. The death of Karen Silkwood

This award-winning collection of adapted classic literature and original stories develops reading skills for low-beginning through advanced students. Accessible language and carefully controlled vocabulary build students' reading confidence. Introductions at the beginning of each story, illustrations throughout, and glossaries help build comprehension. Before, during, and after reading activities included in the back of each book strengthen student comprehension. --Publisher

Jul 17, 2017
The discovery of the Americas by Maestro, Betsy. The discovery of the Americas

Discusses both hypothetical and historical voyages of discovery to America by the Phoenicians, Saint Brendan of Ireland, the Vikings, and such later European navigators as Columbus, Cabot, and Magellan.

Jul 17, 2017
The everything American government book - from the Constitution to present-day elections, all you need to understand our democratic system by Ragone, Nick. The everything American government book - from the Constitution to present-day elections, all you need to understand our democratic system

If the confusion following the last presidential election is any indication, the average citizen knows precious little about the democratic system and the laws that affect their daily lives. This book unravels the complexities of our democracy and provides readers with the knowledge necessary to make the right decisions and take an active role in the management of their country. From the roots of American government and the challenges that have helped shape it over the years to its current struc

Jul 17, 2017
The fireboy by Rabley, Stephen, author. The fireboy

"Hapu lives in Ancient Egypt. Hapu's father is ill, but they haven't got any money for a doctor. Hapu makes a beautiful necklace for Queen Cleopatra and takes it to her. But a guard says, 'To home'. How can Hapu meet the Queen and get a doctor for his father?"--Page 4 of cover.

Jul 17, 2017
The girl with green eyes by Escott, John. The girl with green eyes

Classics, modern fiction, non-fiction and more. Written for secondary and adult students the Oxford Bookworms Library has seven reading levels from A1-C1 of the CEFR. Greg is a porter at the Shepton Hotel in New York. When a girl with beautiful green eyes asks him for help, Greg can't say no. The girl's name is Cassie, and she says she is an artist. She tells Greg that her stepfather has her sketchbooks, and now she wants them back. Cassie says her stepfather is staying at Greg's hotel...so what

Jul 17, 2017
The handy math answer book by Barnes-Svarney, Patricia L. The handy math answer book

"The Handy Math Answer Book" is your complete introduction to the world of numbers, from their long history (and hints of the future) to how we use math in our everyday lives.

Jul 17, 2017
The house of the seven gables by Mendenhall, Michael, author adapter The house of the seven gables

The House of the Seven Gables is the home of an important family: the Pyncheons. They have the house and a lot of land, but no money and many problems. Is there a curse on the family? This is the story about money, murder, and love.

Jul 17, 2017
The kiss - love stories from North America by Bassett, Jennifer, author. The kiss - love stories from North America

Jul 17, 2017
The mark of Zorro by Collins, Anne, 1952- The mark of Zorro

Jul 17, 2017
The new Americans - Colonial times, 1620-1689 by Maestro, Betsy. The new Americans - Colonial times, 1620-1689

Traces the competition among the American Indians, French, English, Spanish, and Dutch for land, furs, timber, and other resources of North America.

Jul 17, 2017
The phantom of the opera by Degnan-Veness, Coleen, adapter. The phantom of the opera

Jul 17, 2017
The phantom tollbooth by Juster, Norton, 1929- author. The phantom tollbooth

For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams.

Jul 17, 2017
The picture of Dorian Gray by McGovern, Kieran, author, adapter. The picture of Dorian Gray

Jul 17, 2017

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