Business & Economics

The 100 Best Business Books of All Time

Author: Jack Covert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 478

Thousands of business books are published every year— Here are the best of the best After years of reading, evaluating, and selling business books, Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten are among the most respected experts on the category. Now they have chosen and reviewed the one hundred best business titles of all time—the ones that deliver the biggest payoff for today’s busy readers. The 100 Best Business Books of All Time puts each book in context so that readers can quickly find solutions to the problems they face, such as how best to spend The First 90 Days in a new job or how to take their company from Good to Great. Many of the choices are surprising—you’ll find reviews of Moneyball and Orbiting the Giant Hairball, but not Jack Welch’s memoir. At the end of each review, Jack and Todd direct readers to other books both inside and outside The 100 Best. And sprinkled throughout are sidebars taking the reader beyond business books, suggesting movies, novels, and even children’s books that offer equally relevant insights. This guide will appeal to anyone, from entry-level to CEO, who wants to cut through the clutter and discover the brilliant books that are truly worth their investment of time and money.
Literary Criticism

100 Best Books for Children

Author: Anita Silvey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 236

The author recommends one hundred of the best books for children, including a variety of works to suit diverse interests, reading levels, and special needs, while also revealing the sometimes humorous process she undertook in choosing entries for the list.
Architecture

The 100 Best Children's Rooms

Author: Wim Pauwels

Publisher: Beta Plus

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

View: 240

This innovative new series documents, through the use of stunning colour photographs, 100 of the very best designs and projects relating to a specific room or feature. Each title displays a variety of different interior design and architectural styles, e
Literary Criticism

Really Good Books for Kids

Author: Janaan Manternach

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 126

View: 986

Locating worthwhile books for kids can be a challenge in our contemporary culture. How can a teacher, catechist, or parent find reading material these days that reflects moral values and/or teaches something about God? In Really Good Books For Kids, catechist and author Janaan Manternach meets that need head on by providing an invaluable reference that presents an outstanding selection of children's books, along with valuable reviews of their entertainment and educational value. She has organized this guide to help readers locate books by subject matter (e.g., Books That Raise Moral Consciousness, Bible Storybooks, and Poetry) or by religious theme (e.g., Resurrection Stories, Christmas Stories). This unique reference is an ideal resource for parents and for anyone else entrusted with the care and upbringing of kids--especially teachers and catechists looking for the right books to read to their pupils and add to their fibraries. And Really Good Books For Kids is a perfect Baptism or First Communion gift for parents.
Best books

The 100 Best Children's Books

Author: Brian Alderson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Best books

Page: 301

View: 837

One of the most famous children's books reviewer chooses 100 classics from 400 years.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Gareth's Guide to Writing a Best Seller

Author: Kristen Rajczak Nelson

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 935

It's time to book the talk shows and literary journals, everyone wants to know how a best-selling author gets their ideas and crafts a masterpiece! This engrossing guide to becoming a successful writer explains the painstaking work behind beloved books. Readers will discover what they can do now to prepare for a literary triumph as well as how some of their favorite authors broke into the scene. The appealing design includes sidebars, fact boxes, infographics, and a graphic organizer to better organize the reader's path to fame.
Family & Relationships

The Ultimate Guide To Indoor Fun

Author: Jonathan Jameson

Publisher: Jonathan Jameson

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 63

View: 110

There are now more indoor activities to do than ever before. 30 years ago, there was no internet. Smartphones didn’t exist and Netflix wasn’t even an idea. Now, we have entire worlds available to us at the touch of a button. Movies, music, workouts, and virtual tours are ours for the taking. Don’t think of being stuck indoors as a prison sentence. Think of it as an opportunity to explore new worlds, do new things, and connect with the people who mean the most to you. Enjoy!
Literary Criticism

The 100 Greatest Literary Characters

Author: James Plath

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 703

This book identifies 100 of the most intriguing characters from some of the most well-known novels published over several centuries, from Hester Prynne and Harry Potter to Jay Gatsby and T.S. Garp. The book profiles these memorable characters and details their significance both at the time they were created and today.
Study Aids

100 Best Quotes from Children's Books

Author: Susan Gabrielle

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN:

Category: Study Aids

Page: 42

View: 990

ABOUT THE BOOK Storytelling has been around as long as humankind, although the ability to be a storyteller or history-keeper is a special gift not everyone possesses. Generations of our ancestors told oral tales of encounters with nature-with wild animals or with the land itself, real or imagined. Clans gathered around to hear of dreams or of explanations of certain "unexplainable" phenomena, such as thunder and lightning. These stories were often illustrated by scratching them or painting them onto cave walls or on rocks, and especially those tales of great battles against warring tribes. Some of the stories only existed as verbal histories passed from grandfathers to sons to grandsons. MEET THE AUTHOR Susan Gabrielle has had work published in The Christian Science Monitor, TheBatShat, New Verse News, and local publications, and was a finalist in the Tiny Lights Narrative Essay Contest. Her short story "What she should have said" was published in the Social Justice issue of the Little Patuxent Review, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her poem "After 10 years of War." She currently teaches writing and literature classes as a university instructor, and is at work on a nonfiction writers' guide. You can reach her at Susan-Gabrielle.com EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK But while storytelling itself is an ancient art form, the genre of children's literature is relatively new, and children's book publishing only came to prominence beginning in Great Britain in the 18th century. As Allen notes, "From the time John Newbery, publisher and bookseller, decided to create books just for children in 18th-century England until the end of the 19th century, when English industry produced children's books of the highest quality, the body of children's literature that became available from England earned a growing respect throughout the literary world." Before that time, children were treated as miniature adults, useful only insofar as their ability to bring income to the home. Most children up to the 1800s worked on the family farm, so there was little free time for play, and since many children did not attend school, they could not read. The family may have owned a Bible, but it most likely would have been read to them by the father, perhaps after dinner. CHAPTER OUTLINE 100 Best Quotes from Children's Books + Introduction + The Beginnings of “Children's Literature” + For adults, for Children or Both? + A Move Toward Realism + ...and much more 100 Best Quotes from Children's Books
Business & Economics

The 100 Best Business Books of All Time

Author: Jack Covert

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

View: 638

Profiles one hundred top-selected business books in a reference complemented by informative sidebars that recommend movies, novels, and children's books that can impart insights comparable to the lessons in the profiled business books.
Literary Criticism

A Lifetime of Fiction

Author: William Patrick Martin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

View: 489

A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102 is the most authoritative set of fiction book recommendations in the United States because it is a composite of the most noteworthy book award lists, best book publications, and recommended reading lists from leading libraries, schools, and parenting organizations from across the country. Who are these formidable experts? A Lifetime of Fiction amalgamates over 100 reading lists, including Time Magazine’s Top 100 Novels, Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels, Horn Book Children’s Classics, The New York Times Parent’s Guide to the Best Books for Children, Harvard Bookstore Favorite Books, College Board’s Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers, National Education Association’s Top Books for Children and 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. The definitive lists incorporate the Newbery Medals, Caldecott Medals, Coretta Scott King Awards, Pura Belpré Awards, Bram Stoker Awards, the Man Booker Awards, PEN/Faulkner Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, New York Times Notable Books, and Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, and many more. A Lifetime of Fiction integrates the most widely recognized and respected literary award winners and runners up since the inception of the awards. The book is organized into five age group lists of 100 books – preschoolers (ages 2-5), early readers (ages 4-8), middle readers (ages 9-12), young adults (ages 13-17), and adults (ages 18+) – the books are in effect the selections made by the most formidable panel literary experts ever assembled. Each entry includes an annotation. To the perennial question, “What books are worth reading?” A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102 answers with best-of-the best booklists distilled from the most preeminent and trustworthy literary authorities.
Best books

Fantasy

Author: Jim Cawthorn

Publisher: Xanadu Publications

ISBN:

Category: Best books

Page: 216

View: 846

Psychology

How Fantasy Becomes Reality

Author: Karen E. Dill-Shackleford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 931

From smartphones to social media, from streaming videos to fitness bands, our devices bring us information and entertainment all day long, forming an intimate part of our lives. Their ubiquity represents a major shift in human experience, and although we often hold our devices dear, we do not always fully appreciate how their nearly constant presence can influence our lives for better and for worse. In this revised and expanded edition of How Fantasy Becomes Reality, social psychologist Karen E. Dill-Shackleford explains what the latest science tells us about how our devices influence our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In engaging, conversational prose, she discusses both the benefits and the risks that come with our current level of media saturation. The wide-ranging conversation explores Avatar, Mad Men, Grand Theft Auto, and Comic Con to address critical issues such as media violence, portrayals of social groups, political coverage, and fandom. Her conclusions will empower readers to make our favorite sources of entertainment and information work for us and not against us.
Social Science

100 Children's Books

Author: Colin Salter

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 760

Colin Salter is the co-author of Everything You Need to Know About Everything You Need to Know About Inventions. He is a history and science writer with a fascination for how things work, and how they used to work. He has written about everything, including
Business & Economics

The 100 Best Business Books of All Time

Author: Jack Covert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 418

Thousands of business books are published every year— Here are the best of the best After years of reading, evaluating, and selling business books, Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten are among the most respected experts on the category. Now they have chosen and reviewed the one hundred best business titles of all time—the ones that deliver the biggest payoff for today’s busy readers. The 100 Best Business Books of All Time puts each book in context so that readers can quickly find solutions to the problems they face, such as how best to spend The First 90 Days in a new job or how to take their company from Good to Great. Many of the choices are surprising—you’ll find reviews of Moneyball and Orbiting the Giant Hairball, but not Jack Welch’s memoir. At the end of each review, Jack and Todd direct readers to other books both inside and outside The 100 Best. And sprinkled throughout are sidebars taking the reader beyond business books, suggesting movies, novels, and even children’s books that offer equally relevant insights. This guide will appeal to anyone, from entry-level to CEO, who wants to cut through the clutter and discover the brilliant books that are truly worth their investment of time and money.
Biography & Autobiography

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors

Author: Bernard Alger Drew

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 439

View: 481

Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. * Provides interesting and informative profiles of 100 popular, contemporary mystery and crime writers as well as overviews of their series characters * Contains over 60 author photographs * A bibliography lists information on each author's works as well as supporting source materials for the profiles
Social Science

Sociology in Action

Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 456

The authors are proud sponsors of the 2020 SAGE Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award—enabling graduate students and early career faculty to attend the annual ASA pre-conference teaching and learning workshop. Wake up your introductory sociology classes! Sociology in Action helps your students learn sociology by doing sociology. Sociology in Action will inspire your students to do sociology through real-world activities designed to increase learning, retention, and engagement with course material. Packed with new activities and thought-provoking questions to help explain key concepts, the Second Edition of this innovative bestselling text immerses students in an active learning experience that emphasizes hands-on work, application, and learning by example. Every chapter has been thoroughly revised to reflect current events, social changes, and the latest research. Two new chapters expand coverage of health care, politics, and the economy. The comprehensive Activity Guide that accompanies the text provides everything you need to assign, carry out, and assess the activities that will best engage your students, fit the format of your course, and meet your course goals. This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package. Contact your SAGE representative to request a demo. Digital Option / Courseware SAGE Vantage is an intuitive digital platform that delivers this text’s content and course materials in a learning experience that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers simple course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. Learn more. Assignable Video with Assessment Assignable video (available with SAGE Vantage) is tied to learning objectives and curated exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life. Watch a sample video now. LMS Cartridge (formerly known as SAGE Coursepacks): Import this title’s instructor resources into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Don’t use an LMS? You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site. Learn more. SAGE Lecture Spark Designed to save you time and ignite student engagement, these free weekly lecture launchers focus on current event topics tied to key concepts in Sociology. Access this week’s topic.
Juvenile Fiction

Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories

Author: R. J. Palacio

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 716

WONDER IS NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 8 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Auggie & Me gives readers a special look at Auggie’s world through three new points of view. These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Readers get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie’s oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie’s new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for readers who don’t want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder.