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An Apple a Day: Old-Fashioned Proverbs --Timeless Words to Live By An Apple a Day: Old-Fashioned Proverbs --Timeless Words to Live By
by Caroline Taggart

Proverbs -- those colorful time-honored truths -- have become part of our everyday language. But how often do we think about their origins or meanings?



The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence
by Rachel Simmons

Rachel Simmons argues that in idealizing the "good girl" -- unerringly nice, polite, modest, and selfless -- we teach girls to embrace a version of selfhood that curtails their power and potential.



Please Stop Laughing at Me...One Woman's Inspirational Story Please Stop Laughing at Me...One Woman's Inspirational Story
by Jodee Blanco

While other children were daydreaming about dances, first kisses, and college, Jodee Blanco was trying to figure out how to go from homeroom to study hall without being taunted or spit upon as she walked through the halls.



The Classics: All You Need to Know, from Zeus's Throne to the Fall of Rome The Classics: All You Need to Know, from Zeus's Throne to the Fall of Rome
by Caroline Taggart

It's no myth: The legacy of the ancient Greeks and Romans touches each of us in some way every day. In fact, the great thinkers from this period laid the foundation for much of our language, art, architecture, and science. Unfortunately, learning about such things can often be oh, so boring. But nil desperandum (do not despair). It's really no Herculean task. With The Classics, author Caroline Taggart presents a lively refresher course of the most important "stuff" you need to know.



True Blood and Philosophy: We Wanna Think Bad Things with You (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series) True Blood and Philosophy: We Wanna Think Bad Things with You (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)
by William Irwin with George A. Dunn and Rebecca Housel

Teeming with complex, mythical characters in the shape of vampires, telepaths, shapeshifters, and the like, True Blood, the popular HBO series adapted from Charlaine Harris's bestselling The Southern Vampire Mysteries, has a rich collection of themes to explore, from sex and romance to bigotry and violence to death and immortality.



21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times
by Bernie Trilling & Charles Fadel

This essential resource introduces a framework for 21st century learning that maps out the skills needed to survive and thrive in a complex and connected world.



Lighting Their Fires: Raising Extraordinary Children in a Mixed-up, Muddled-up, Shook-up World Lighting Their Fires: Raising Extraordinary Children in a Mixed-up, Muddled-up, Shook-up World
by Rafe Esquith

One of America's most celebrated educators teaches parents how to create extraordinary children-in the classroom and beyond.



My Grammar and I... Or Should That Be Me? How to Speak and Write it Right My Grammar and I... Or Should That Be Me? How to Speak and Write it Right
by J.A. Wines and Caroline Taggart

Sharpen your language skills and navigate your way around grammatical minefields with this entertaining and practical guide. For anyone who has ever been stumped by dangling modifiers and split infinitives, or for those who have no idea what these things even are, My Grammar and I...Or Should That Be Me? offers practical and humorous guidance on how to avoid falling into language pitfalls.



Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture
by Kirsten Olson

While reformers and policymakers focus on achievement gaps, testing, and accountability, millions of students mentally and emotionally disengage from learning and many gifted teachers leave the field. Ironically, today's schooling is damaging the single most essential component to education -- the joy of learning.



I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot From School I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot From School
by Caroline Taggart

This small but mighty collection will trigger your memory with fun facts you learned in school -- from adverbs to the Pythagorean Theorem. Witty, engaging, entertaining -- a book you’ll pick up again and again.



Your Child's Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use Them Your Child's Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use Them
by Jenifer Fox, M.Ed.

Your Child's Strengths will give parents and teachers the tools to discover strengths in three main areas: Activity Strengths, Relationship Strengths, and Learning Strengths.



The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--And What We Can Do About It The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--And What We Can Do About It
by Tony Wagner

Despite the best efforts of educators, our nation’s schools are dangerously obsolete. Instead of teaching students to be critical thinkers and problem-solvers, we are asking them to memorize facts for multiple choice tests. This problem isn’t limited to low-income school districts: even our top schools aren’t teaching or testing the skills that matter most in the global knowledge economy.