Perfect for ages 7-10In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. The concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid’s attention all the way to the end. The most famous debates in American history were held over 150 years ago, and today they are remembered and celebrated mostly because they included future president Abraham Lincoln, one of the nation’s most revered men. But in the fall of 1858, Lincoln was just a one-term congressman who had to all but beg his US Senate opponent to debate him. That’s because his opponent, incumbent US senator Stephen Douglas, was one of the most famous national politicians of the era. Though Douglas is remembered today almost entirely for his association to Lincoln, in 1858 he was “The Little Giant” of American politics and a leader of the Democratic Party. In particular, it was Douglas who had championed the idea of “popular sovereignty”, advocating that the settlers of federal territory should vote on whether their state would become a free state or a slave state. When Congress created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska in 1854, it followed this model, and Douglas believed it was a moderate position that would hold the Union together. But many in the North considered popular sovereignty a deliberate attempt to circumvent the Missouri Compromise, which was supposed to have banned slavery in any state above the parallel 36°30′ north. As a result, the Lincoln-Douglas debates would be almost entirely about issues pertaining to slavery.Douglas would go on to win reelection in 1858, but Lincoln would win the war, literally and figuratively. In the presidential election of 1860, Lincoln would win the Republican nomination and the presidency. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108628/bk_acx0_108628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Talbots are evacuating their home amidst a zombie apocalypse. Mankind is on the edge of extinction as a new dominant, mindless opponent scours the landscape in search of food, which just so happens to be noninfected humans. This book follows the journey of Michael Talbot; his wife Tracy; and their three kids, Nicole, Justin, and Travis. Accompanying them are Brendon, Nicole's fiancé and former Wal-Mart door greeter, and Tommy, who may be more than he seems. Together they struggle against a ruthless, relentless enemy that has singled them out above all others. The Talbots have escaped Little Turtle, but to what end? For, on the run, they find themselves encountering a far vaster evil than the one that has already beset them. As they travel across the war-torn countryside they soon learn that there are more than just zombies to be fearful of: With law and order a long-distant memory, some humans have decided to take any and all matters into their own hands. Can the Talbots come through unscathed, or will they suffer the fate of so many countless millions before them? It's not just brains versus brain-eaters anymore. And the stakes may be higher than merely life and death, with eternal souls on the line. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002450/bk_tant_002450_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Charles River Editors' History for Kids series, your children can learn about history's most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. The concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid's attention all the way to the end. The American Revolution had no shortage of compelling characters with seemingly larger than life traits, including men like the multi-talented Benjamin Franklin, the wise Thomas Jefferson, the mercurial John Adams, and the stoic George Washington. But no Revolutionary leader has been as controversial as Samuel Adams, who has been widely portrayed over the last two centuries as America's most radical and fiery colonist. Among his contemporaries, Adams was viewed as one of the most influential colonial leaders, a man Thomas Jefferson himself labeled "truly the Man of the Revolution" and the one who the Boston Gazette eulogized as the "Father of the American Revolution." Adams was an outspoken opponent of British taxes in the 1760s, one of Boston's hardest working writers and orators, a leader of the Boston Caucus, active in the Sons of Liberty, and a political leader who organized large gatherings in settings like Faneuil Hall and the Old South Meeting House. When cousin John Adams was an Ambassador to France during the Revolution, he had to explain that he was not the "famous" Adams. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096577/bk_acx0_096577_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eighty-two percent of parents believe myths about homeschooling. Keep reading to make sure you’re not one of them!Kent Larson understands the myths about homeschooling better than most because he believed them all. 12 Homeschool Myths Debunked presents his journey from opponent to advocate using compelling, fact-based answers to the most common homeschooling objections.12 Homeschool Myths Debunked tackles the myths head-on including those relating to socialization, academic performance, and college admissions. Did you know one of the most extensive studies ever conducted of homeschooler standardized test scores found them to be 37% higher than those of average public school students? If you’re surprised by this result, you’ll want to hear our study details, followed by SAT results which are even more shocking!Does the topic of homeschooling trigger arguments with your spouse? Do you doubt your ability to manage it all? Do your friends or family members think homeschooling is a dangerous idea? 12 Homeschool Myths Debunked delivers compelling answers to the toughest questions.In this book, you will discover: The one myth that must be debunked, because it keeps people believing all the othersWhy homeschoolers are getting into many of the best collegesReasons homeschoolers don’t become isolatedHow to keep unfounded biases, assumptions, and stereotypes from harming your kidsWhich schooling choice produces the best socializationWhy people wrongly assume they don't have the patience or aptitude to homeschoolThe real reason some kids are socially inept, goofy, awkward, and nerdyStacks of empirical evidence and relatable first-hand experiencesWhy men are resistant to homeschooling and how to change their mindsetDoes homeschooling seem overwhelming?Initially, I assumed homeschooling would require a burdenso 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kent Larson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129715/bk_acx0_129715_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Micky Ward is THE FIGHTER that inspired the major motion picture. Welcome to Lowell, where anything can happen. Rocky Marciano fought at the Auditorium in 1947. Mike Tyson fought there in his Golden Gloves days. Sugar Ray Leonard won there, as did Marvin Hagler. Each of them prepared for his battle downstairs in the boiler room, just like thousands of other kids. “Irish” Micky Ward grew up in the 1970s and ’80s as a tough kid from Lowell, Massachusetts - a town where boxers were once bred as a means of survival. A hard worker who overcame bad luck, bad management, and chronic pain in his hands, he avoided the pitfall of poverty and dead-end work that plagued Lowell to become a Golden Gloves junior welterweight. Ward participated in street fights from an early age and was forever known by his opponents and spectators as the underdog. But with his incredible ability to suddenly drop an opponent late in a fight with his trademark left hook, he kept proving everyone wrong. After fifteen years of boxing, a string of defeats, and three years of retirement, Micky battled Arturo Gatti in 2002 in the battle that was later named “Fight of the Year” by Ring magazine and dubbed “Fight of the Century” by boxing writers and fans across the country. Ten rounds of brutal action ended with Micky winning by decision, and reviving enthusiasm for a sport that had been weighted down by years of showboating and corruption. ESPN and Boston television reporter Bob Halloran recounts Micky’s rise to hero status, his rivalry with his imprisoned brother, and the negotiations, betrayals, and drugs that ultimately shaped a wild youth into a nationally respected boxer. BOB HALLORAN is the weekend news and sports anchor at WCVB-TV in Boston. He is also a former ESPN anchor and columnist for ESPN.com. He has worked as a news and sports anchor in New England for over twenty years, and he writes a weekly column for Boston’s Metro 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004016/bk_blak_004016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Today is the day! Nick wakes up for his very first tennis tournament. It's important that he remembers all his supplies, like his tennis shoes, racket, and balls. He also has to have a great breakfast because tennis takes a lot of energy. Then, he sets off with his parents to New York City and the home of the famous US Open. Nick is nervous at first. Everything seems so big and bright, especially the court. He meets his opponent and is relieved to see that he is nervous too. The match begins, filled with exciting serves, returns, and scores. Through it all, Nick tries to have fun and not lose himself in the crazy competition, but he sure does want to win that trophy! My First Tennis Tournament intends to teach young readers the rules of tennis while also showing how much fun this amazing sport can be. There's even a glossary of important tennis terms in the back. So will Nick win his first tournament, or will he lose with grace? Either way, it's important for kids to learn good sportsmanship and respect for the competition.
&#8220;TIGER QUEEN is a gorgeous, lush YA fiction&#8230;Highly recommend for anyone looking for a beautifully crafted stand-alone book.&#8221; (YA and Kids Book Central) Two doors. Two choices. Life or death. Kateri, an arrogant warrior princess, has to fight in the arena against her suitors to win her right to rule, and she is desperate to prove to her father that she is strong enough to take over his throne and rule the kingdom. But when she finds out her final opponent, she knows she cannot win. Kateri flees to the desert to train under the enemy she hates the most and the only one who might be able to give her a shot at winning. But what Kateri discovers in the desert twists her world&#8212;and her heart&#8212;upside down. There in the sand, away from the comforts of the palace, Kateri&#8217;s perception of her father is challenged and she discovers the truth about his treatment of her people. When she returns to the kingdom, the fate of the one she loves lies behind two doors in the arena&#8212;one door leads to happiness, and the other door releases the tiger. Secrets, suitors, thieves, and a fierce princess await readers in this YA fantasy re-telling. Tiger Queen: Is a fantasy re-telling of Frank Stockton&#8217;s famous short story, &#8220;The Lady, or the Tiger?&#8221; Features a slow-burn romance wrapped in fast-paced adventure Is set in a fantastical world wrought by fascism, classism, and climate crisis
Reggie Miller on the New York Knicks: I'm telling you right now, I hate the Knicks. Absolutely hate those kids....Face it: The Knicks are dirty players. Let me take the back. They're not dirty players, but when things aren't going New York's way, they're going to do whatever it takes to win. And if that means hurting someone, then they'll do it. I'm not going to say that's dirty, but sometimes they take it to the extreme. On the mental side of the game: Everybody in the NBA knows how to play basketball or else they wouldn't be there. But what separates the good players from the great players is their mental capacity, not only to overcome their opponent, but to get through the tough spots...I always feel mentally stronger than any opponent I step on the same floor with. He might have more talent than I do, but I don't think anybody is mentally stronger than me. I'll match wills with anybody. On determination: On Cheryl Miller: 'Cheryl, I got 39.' 'Reggie, that's great.' 'Yeah, so how'd you do?' 'Uh, I got 105.' Thing was, Cheryl didn't say it to be mean, But, damn, 105 points in one game? But I got my revenge a few years later... We got out to the court and shesaid, 'Your ball.' I told her she could have it first. So she kind of crouched down, made her usual strong first move, got right past me and put up the shot.Cheryl paused for a moment and then said, in a real serious tone, 'We're going to play Hors
This book contains specific, practical, and proven, psychological techniques that you can use to know a person's thoughts and feelings at anytime--often within minutes. Because the techniques can be applied instantly to any person in just about any situation, Dr. Lieberman has demonstrated their ease and accuracy on hundreds of television and radio programs. In a special report for FOX News, host Jeff Rosin declared, 'It's simply amazing! I was with him and he was never wrong . . . not even once. I even learned how to do it and that's saying something.' In fact, Dr. Lieberman has gone 'head-to-head' on live television, with skilled polygraph examiners and scored just as well-every time. You Can Read Anyone shows step-by-step exactly how to tell what someone is thinking and feeling in real-life situations. And when the stakes are high-negotiations, interrogations, questions of abuse, theft, or fraud-- knowing who is out for you, and who is out to get you (or a loved one) can save you time, money, energy, and heartache. The New York Times put it best. In a feature article they simply said, 'Don't lie to David Lieberman'. And now you too, can learn the most important psychological tools governing human behavior and do more than just put the odds in your favor. Set up the game so that you can't lose. A peak at what you'll learn: THE ULTIMATE BLUFF BUSTER: How would you like to know if the guy sitting across the poker table from you really has a full house or just a pair of deuces? Or if your top executive is serious about quitting if he doesn't get a raise? Find out if your opponent is feeling good about his chances or just putting up a good front dead giveaway a poker player is bluffing /sure fire sign good hand, even pros give themselves away IS THIS PERSON HIDING ANYTHING? Don't get the wool pulled over your eyes! The next time you have a 'sneaking' suspicion, that someone may be 'up' to something, casually find out if anyone- kids, coworker, spouse, or friend--is keeping something from you IS HE INTERESTED OR ARE YOU WASTING YOUR TIME? If you want to find out if your date likes you or not; if your co-worker is really interested in helping you with your project; or if your prospect is interested in your product, learn how to know, every time. WHOSE SIDE IS SHE REALLY ON? Is she out for you, or to get you? If you think that someone may be sabotaging your efforts, when she appears to be cooperating, find out whose side anyone is on, and fast. EMOTIONAL PROFILE: Learn the signs of emotional instability and potential for violence. From a blind date to the baby-sitter to a coworker, know what to look for, and what questions to ask, in order to protect you and your loved ones.