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Hook 'em with Humor

by Ricky Olson, Laura L. Bush & Jerry Corley Ricky Olson (March 15, 2017)

Ricky Olson is an award-winning humorous speaker. Although he was told all his life he was funny, no one was laughing when he gave stand-up comedy a shot. Being “naturally funny” failed him, so he was forced...


Social Media Curation

by Joyce Kasman Valenza ALA TechSource (January 01, 2014)

This issue of Library Technology Reports draws from 17 in-depth interviews to show how libraries are using social media to collect, organize, share, and interpret-in short, how to tell a digital story.


Literacy Teacher Education: Principles and Effective Practices

by Nancy A. Place, Deborah G. Litt, Susan D. Martin & Victoria J. Risko The Guilford Press (November 27, 2014)

Few resources exist to give literacy teacher educators a comprehensive view of effective, innovative practices in their field, making this uniquely practical volume an important addition to the literature. Each...


Unpacking Complexity in Informational Texts: Principles and Practices for Grades 2-8

by Sunday Cummins & Elfrieda H. Hiebert The Guilford Press (November 27, 2014)

To acquire content knowledge through reading, students must understand the complex components and diverse purposes of informational texts, as emphasized in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This practical...


Cryptanalysis: A Study of Ciphers and Their Solution

by Helen F. Gaines Dover Publications (November 18, 2014)

Thorough, systematic introduction to serious cryptography, especially strong in modern forms of cipher solution used by experts. Nihilist, grille, U. S. Army, key-phrase, multiple-alphabet, Gronsfeld, Porta,...


Le Nouveau Dictionnaire Visuel multilingue

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (November 14, 2012)

32 000 mots dans chaque langue 6 000 illustrations 800 sujets Québec Amérique a créé Le Visuel en 1982. Ce dictionnaire a connu depuis une carrière impressionnante avec des ventes qui dépassent les 6 000...


Le Nouveau Dictionnaire Visuel

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (November 14, 2012)

Voici la nouvelle édition de ce qui constitue le plus grand succès de Québec Amérique à ce jour. Le Visuel a refait peau neuve et c'est avec l'aide de 6 000 illustrations et de 800 sujets que nous nous...


Le Mini Visuel

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 19, 2011)

20 000 mots dans chaque langue 3 600 illustrations 600 sujets


Le Micro Visuel français-anglais

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 19, 2011)

Concis et facile à consulter, Le Micro Visuel répertorie le vocabulaire associé aux objets et phénomènes de la vie quotidienne, et constitue l’outil de référence idéal pour les étudiants, les voyageurs...


Le Nouveau Dictionnaire visuel junior - français-anglais

by Jean-Claude Corbeil & Ariane Archambault Les Éditions Québec Amérique (November 14, 2012)

12 000 mots 2 000 illustrations 500 sujets regroupés sous 22 thèmes La nouvelle édition du Visuel junior est l’outil par excellence pour apprendre à nommer les choses avec précision et acquérir le vocabulaire...


A Post-Liberal Approach to Language Policy in Education

by John E. Petrovic Multilingual Matters (November 24, 2014)

This provocative defense of language diversity works through the strengths and weaknesses of liberal political theory to inform language policy. The book presents the argument that policy must occupy the space...


Language Policy in Higher Education: The Case of Medium-Sized Languages

by F. Xavier Vila & Vanessa Bretxa Multilingual Matters (November 24, 2014)

In today's increasingly interconnected, knowledge-based world, language policy in higher education is rapidly becoming a crucial area for all societies aiming to play a part in the global economy. The challenge...


Theorizing and Analyzing Agency in Second Language Learning: Interdisciplinary Approaches

by Ping Deters, Dr. Xuesong Gao, Elizabeth R. Miller & Gergana Vitanova Multilingual Matters (November 24, 2014)

This book showcases how language learner agency can be understood and researched from varying perspectives by providing, for the first time, a collection of diverse approaches in one volume. The volume is organised...


The Coordinated Management of Meaning: A Festschrift in Honor of W. Barnett Pearce

by Stephen W. Littlejohn & Sheila McNamee Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (November 05, 2013)

Honoring the work of W. Barnett Pearce, this volume of 16 essays explores various applications of the theory of the Coordinated Management of Meaning. It anticipates futures in many areas of the communication...


Gossip Girl: A Critical Understanding

by Lori Bindig Lexington Books (November 12, 2014)

This book is a critical cultural studies analysis of the CW’s hit teen television drama Gossip Girl (2007–2012). Bindig examines the show in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, and...


Say What You Really Mean!: How Women Can Learn to Speak Up

by Debra Johanyak Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

Say What You Really Mean! How Women Can Learn to Speak Up offers hope for improving personal and professional communication for those who struggle to find the right words. This book has grown out of years of...


The Best American Magazine Writing 2014

by The American Society of Magazine Editors, Sid Holt & Mark Jannot Columbia University Press (November 25, 2014)

Our annual anthology of finalists and winners of the National Magazine Awards 2014 includes Jonathan Franzen’s eloquent rumination in National Geographic on the damage we continue to inflict on the environment...


Language Policies in Finland and Sweden: Interdisciplinary and Multi-sited Comparisons

by Mia Halonen, Pasi Ihalainen & Taina Saarinen Multilingual Matters (November 10, 2014)

In this volume, authors from four disciplines join forces to develop an analysis of political discourse on a comparative and multidisciplinary basis. Language policy is often based on the political use of history,...


Consciousness and Second Language Learning

by John Truscott Multilingual Matters (November 13, 2014)

This book explores the place of consciousness in second language learning. It offers extensive background information on theories of consciousness and provides a detailed consideration of both the nature of...


Pronunciation in EFL Instruction: A Research-Based Approach

by Jolanta Szpyra-Kozłowska Multilingual Matters (December 05, 2014)

In view of recent debates on the global spread of English and its international lingua franca role, what pronunciation models are appropriate for millions of EFL learners? Which aspects of English phonetics...


The Art of Description

by Mark Doty Graywolf Press (December 02, 2014)

"It sounds like a simple thing, to say what you see," Mark Doty begins. "But try to find words for the shades of a mottled sassafras leaf, or the reflectivity of a bay on an August morning, or the very beginnings...


Digital Media Labs in Libraries

by Amanda L. Goodman ALA TechSource (January 01, 2014)

Families share stories with each other and veterans reconnect with their comrades, while teens edit music videos and then upload them to the web: all this and more can happen in the digital media lab (DML)


Libraries and the Affordable Care Act: Helping the Community Understand Health-care Options

by Francisca Goldsmith ALA Editions (October 20, 2014)

This important guide, the first written specifically for library staff, offers best practices, advice, and examples of library responses from the first open enrollment period (October 2013-March 2014).


New on the Job: A School Librarian's Guide to Success, Second Edition

by Hilda K. Weisburg & Ruth Toor ALA Editions (October 17, 2014)

From job search strategies and discovering work philosophy to the nitty-gritty details of creating acceptable use policies, this revised and updated edition, which includes a new foreword from Sarah Kelly Johns,...


Library Consortia: Models for Collaboration and Sustainability

by Valerie Horton & Greg Pronevitz ALA Editions (October 23, 2014)

With over 35 years of experience managing five different library consortia between them, Horton and Pronevitz are uniquely qualified to show how consortia have been transforming themselves, offering new services...


The Readers' Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

by Jennifer S. Baker ALA Editions (January 01, 2014)

Emphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.


Using iPhones, iPads, and iPods: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Matthew Connolly & Tony Cosgrave Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 28, 2014)

Using iPhones and iPads: A Practical Guide for Librarians offers library professionals a clear path to Apple readiness. The authors combine their experience in library public services and mobile technology to...


Preparing Children for Reading Success: Hands-On Activities for Librarians, Educators, and Caregivers

by Julia Irwin & Dina Moore Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

Preparing Children for Reading Success: Hands-On Activities for Librarians, Educators, and Caregivers will not only familiarize anyone who reads to young children with the essentials of promoting early and emerging...


Transnational Feminist Rhetorics and Gendered Leadership in Global Politics: From Daughters of Destiny to Iron Ladies

by Rebecca S. Richards & Rebecca Dingo Lexington Books (October 28, 2014)

This project analyzes how political women rhetorically perform—discursively, visually, and physically—their positions of power and how these performances are read, time again, against and with other women...


The Small Library Manager's Handbook

by Alice Graves Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

The Small Library Manager’s Handbook is for librarians working in all types of small libraries. It covers the everyday nuts-and-bolts operations that all librarians must perform. This handbook, written by...


Collecting Himself: James Thurber on Writing and Writers, Humor and Himself

by Michael J. Rosen HarperCollins e-books (May 31, 2011)

James Thurber spent most of his career at the New Yorker magazine, drawing cartoons and writing essays and stories. Collecting Himself is a one-of-a-kind compilation of James Thurber's vintage writings, featuring...


Great Secret, The: An Intergalactic Tale of Madness, Obsession, and Startling Revelations

by L. Ron Hubbard Galaxy Press (September 08, 2008)

Fanner Marston is on the verge of uncovering the key to gaining absolute control over the universe.  The only problem is, he’s certifiably insane—a crazed Peter Lorre on a power trip. Driven by greed and...


If I Were You

by L. Ron Hubbard Galaxy Press (September 08, 2008)

Tom Little is a circus midget with giant dreams. He may be king of the midgets, but he’s got grander ambitions—to become the ringmaster.  Now, drawing on some dark ancient secrets, he’s about to get his...


English Composition & Style

by Speedy Publishing Dot EDU (August 11, 2014)

A study guide on English composition and style helps you to study by assisting in the process of identifying and adhering to a schedule of activity so that the use of your time is maximized. You are presented...


Essays & Term Papers

by Speedy Publishing Dot EDU (August 11, 2014)

A study guide on essays and term papers can help you study by outlining key points that should be included in your submission. A student can often take more liberties when writing an essay. However, term papers...


English Grammar & Punctuation II

by Speedy Publishing Dot EDU (July 02, 2014)

The English language is full of connotations, denotations, and various nuances that would not have meaning if it were not for the use of grammar and punctuation. These serve as the primary catalyst for helping...


Baby Sign Language

by Sarah Christensen Fu Thunder Bay Press (October 01, 2013)

What’s your baby thinking? You might be surprised. Babies have a lot to say, and they learn signs and gestures long before they are able to articulate themselves through speech. Inside Baby Sign Language discover...


Access with Attitude: An Advocate's Guide to Freedom of Information in Ohio

by David Marburger & Karl Idsvoog Ohio University Press (March 06, 2011)

For those who find themselves in a battle for public records, Access with Attitude: An Advocate's Guide to Freedom of Information in Ohio is an indispensable weapon. First Amendment lawyer David Marburger and...


The Domestication of Language: Cultural Evolution and the Uniqueness of the Human Animal

by Daniel Cloud Columbia University Press (November 25, 2014)

Language did not evolve only in the distant past. Our shared understanding of the meanings of words is ever-changing, and we make conscious, rational decisions about which words to use and what to mean by them...


Library Programs for Teens: Mystery Theater

by Karen J. Siwak Scarecrow Press (March 11, 2010)

Library Programs for Teens: Mystery Theater provides readers with complete instructions to create a successful mystery theater program. This guide solves the ever puzzling programming issues of timing, setting...


The Naming of the Shrew

by John Wright Bloomsbury Publishing (November 06, 2014)

Latin names Â? frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel Â? have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth...


The Word at War

by Philip Gooden & Peter Lewis Bloomsbury Publishing (September 25, 2014)

War words have embedded themselves in our collective psyche; British politicians are fond of invoking the 'Dunkirk spirit' whenever the country is faced with major crisis or even minor adversity, and Roosevelt's...


From Silence to Voice

by Paola Della Valle Libro International (May 01, 2012)

Before the 1970s, Maori existed in New Zealand literature as figures created by Pakeha writers. The Maori renaissance of the 1970s changed all that. Fiction writers led by Ihimaera and Grace challenged earlier...


Common Grammar Pitfalls & Mistakes (Speedy Study Guides)

by Speedy Publishing Dot EDU (July 03, 2014)

Some of the most commonly used grammatical mistakes would be creating run-on sentences and failing to utilize capital letters properly. This is likely due to the vast majority of the daily writing in society...


Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

by Tony Thorne Bloomsbury Publishing (February 27, 2014)

With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily...


How to Sound Really Clever

by Hubert van den Bergh & Sandra Howgate Bloomsbury Publishing (September 12, 2013)

How to Sound Really Clever explains and illustrates over 600 words that can outfox us, such as 'condign', 'Zelig-like' and 'agitprop'. This is the sequel to the successful How to Sound Clever (2010) which taught...


Information Privacy Fundamentals for Librarians and Information Professionals

by Cherie L. Givens Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 14, 2014)

This book introduces library and information professionals to information privacy, provides an overview of information privacy in the library and information science context, U.S. privacy laws by sector, information...


English Common Core 5Th Grade (Speedy Study Guides)

by Speedy Publishing Dot EDU (May 04, 2014)

English Common Core for 5th Grade is one of the most prominent English cores that students will go through. Students will learn how to properly use the English language with conjunctions, prepositions, injections...


The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom

by Joel Simon Columbia University Press (November 11, 2014)

Journalists are being imprisoned and killed in record numbers. Online surveillance is annihilating privacy, and the Internet can be brought under government control at any time. Joel Simon, the executive director...


Not Like a Native Speaker: On Languaging as a Postcolonial Experience

by Rey Chow Columbia University Press (September 23, 2014)

Although the era of European colonialism has long passed, misgivings about the inequality of the encounters between European and non-European languages persist in many parts of the postcolonial world. This unfinished...