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1. WALL-E (Disney/Pixar WALL-E) (Little
2. Blast Off! (Wall - E Deluxe Coloring
3. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs.
4. The Sumi-e Dream Book: An Impressionist
5. The Book of the Dead
7. The Sumi-E Book
8. The Ultimate Fake Book: E-flat
9. Books to Build On: A Grade-by-Grade
10. A Picture Book of Robert E. Lee
11. The Voice, the Word, the Books:
12. The Boy Book: A Study of Habits
13. WALL-E A Book and Magnetic Play
14. How to Write & Sell Simple
15. The Book of Daniel: A Novel
16. The Book of Dragons
17. The Digital Reader: Using E-books
18. The Complete Book of Foaling:
19. Adapting to E-Books
20. The Complete E-Commerce Book,

1. WALL-E (Disney/Pixar WALL-E) (Little Golden Book)
by RH Disney
Hardcover: 24 Pages (2008-05-13)
list price: US$3.99 -- used & new: US$1.24
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Asin: 0736424229
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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WHEN A LOVABLE, lonely robot named WALL•E falls in love with a sophisticated female robot named EVE, he follows his heart all the way into outer space! Young fans will enjoy this Little Golden Book retelling of Disney•Pixar’s newest film, WALL•E. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (24)

5-0 out of 5 stars cute little golden book-great for a preschooler
My three year old adores this little book. She's a big Wall-e fan and knowing I would get "stuck" reading the same book to her every night, indefinitely, (and boy did I predict that right), I wanted something that would be a quick fun read. The pictures were done very well... very artistic. This book also makes a great early reader as the text is very simple.

5-0 out of 5 stars one of our night timestories
I have 2 boys 2 1/2 and 1 1/2. They love the Wall-E movie and now this book too! We read it all the time it is almost always included in our bedtime reading.It is fun for them to "read" it to you as well.They get to use their imagination and fill in some of the details that are not in the book.So overall well worth the money.

5-0 out of 5 stars For the kids.
Need I say more. My boys love Wall-e the movie and they love this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cute and inexpensive
This is a but version of the movie in a cheap little book. The artwork is super darling, very modern and cute.

Although I've seen the movie a few times myself, this book actually helped me sort out a few details I hadn't fully grasped. I'm sure it really helps my 3-year-old sort out the movie plotline too!

4-0 out of 5 stars wall e book
cute little book, I was happy when I found this book because I remember being read "little golden books" to when I was little I am so happy these books are still around! I would definaltely purchase from again. ... Read more

2. Blast Off! (Wall - E Deluxe Coloring Book)
by Cynthia Hands
Paperback: 96 Pages (2008-05-13)
list price: US$3.99 -- used & new: US$1.72
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Asin: 0736425209
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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THE CREATIVE MINDS at Disney•Pixar catapult movie audiences to the 29th Century! Earth has been abandoned except for one robot who leaves home to pursue his dream across the galaxy. Every memorable moment of this sci-fi comedy-adventure is retold in 96 pages packed with fun images to color. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful coloring book!
This is a wonderful coloring book for any Wall-E lover.It tells the entire story and has TONS of pages to color.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good coloring book
The thing I like best about this coloring book is that it follows the story of Wall-E. My son doesn't read yet, but he can follow along with the story by going thru this coloring book.

I'd buy it again!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Coloring Book for Wall-e Fans!
My son loves Wall-e and he loves to color so we got this for him to go with all the rest of the Wall-e Stuff. Big Coloring book, just what we were looking for.

4-0 out of 5 stars good
it is very interesting if you want to play pretend play like finger puppets.My son liked it very much but he don't play by himself with it.He is 5 years old. ... Read more

3. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by E.L. Konigsburg
Paperback: 176 Pages (2007-09-25)
list price: US$9.99 -- used & new: US$5.12
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Asin: 1416949755
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run from somewhere she wants to run to somewhere--to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and preferably elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing that her younger brother, Jamie, has money and thus can help her with the serious cash flow problem she invites him along.

Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie, find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at an auction for a bargain price of $250. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it? Or isn't it? Claudia is determined to find out. This quest leads Claudia to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself.Amazon.com Review
After reading this book, I guarantee that you will never visitthe Metropolitan Museum of Art (or any wonderful, old cavern of amuseum) without sneaking into the bathrooms to look for Claudia andher brother Jamie. They're standing on the toilets, still, hidinguntil the museum closes and their adventure begins.Such is theimpact of timeless novels . . . they never leave us. E. L. Konigsburgwon the 1967 Newbery Medal for this tale of how Claudia and herbrother run away to the museum in order to teach their parents alesson. Little do they know that mystery awaits! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars GreenBeanTeenQueen Reviews-www.greenbeanteenqueen.com
I decided to feature my all time favorite tween read as today's Tween Tuesday read. Yes, it's an oldie, but it's such a goodie!! I first read this book (or actually listened) in fourth grade. I checked out the cassette tapes from my library and listened to the book every night before bed for the three weeks I had it.

I wanted to be Claudia. I wanted to run away and live in a museum and uncover the truth about an ancient statue. Of course, there was no way this adventure would happen to me in real life. I was terribly painfully shy as a tween, but when it came to books, I could be whoever I wanted. And when I was Claudia, I was adventurous, brave, solving mysteries and hiding in a museum. I could live out the adventure through Claudia and Jamie. That's a very powerful thing for a reader-especially tween readers-and that's one reason this book meant so much to me.

I re-read this book for my children's lit class last year and it had the same charm and adventure that I remembered. Some of the references are outdated for today's reader (Claudia and Jaime get coins from the fountain and eat for very cheap and there's no way a stunt like the one Claudia and Jaime pull off could happen in today's high tech and security filled world) but that can easily be overlooked. I love the fact that while there's a mystery in the story, this isn't a mystery book, so it's accesible to all sorts of readers, even those who don't typically enjoy mysteries. Reader's will be swept away on an adventure and you'll never look at a museum the same way again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
Boy, could I relate to this book.I read when I was younger and it was one of those books that I related to.I, like the main character am the only girl with three younger brothers.The main character just wants to get away for awhile, but she can't do it herself.After watching all her brothers carefully she chooses her brother that makes the most money.With a very limited budget the two decide to run away to New York City.Oh, and in a museum.sounds easy enough, eh?It is for them.The main character has been planning for weeks and she has it all figured out.This book was hilarious and one I read in one sitting.I enjoyed every minute of it!I recommend this book to everyone!

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent service
My cd's first came and the discs were missing from the box.I wrote the seller and they corrected issue immediately and had new ones sent to me.They came in excellent condition and we have already enjoyed them.Thank you very much for backing your product!Excellent and very prompt service in correcting the problem!

1-0 out of 5 stars this book is waaaaay over-rated and should be shot
Two precocious Manhattan children, Claudia and Jamie, run away and live for weeks in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They investigate the provenance of a mysterious recent acquisition, a small Renaissance statue once owned by an eccentric elderly woman. Eventually they meet her, solve the mystery, and return home.

The Newbery committee swung and missed with this one. The story line itself isn't the problem; it's the execution. The narrative frame has the old woman telling the story to her solicitor. She reports verbatim conversations the children had, supposedly garnered from reminiscences they tape-recorded. But she keeps intruding into the story of Jamie and Claudia to address the solicitor, who is presumably reading the manuscript. A straight narrative with a narrator who stayed in the background would have worked much better.

Mirroring the clumsy frame is the tone-deaf exposition and dialogue. Jamie says "Oh boloney" about every other page and is repeatedly "corrected" by Claudia for his supposedly poor grammar, including the phrase "look up under" (as in "look it up under the other name"). But Jamie does occasionally use incorrect English, in statements like, "You sure know how to nervous a guy." That's the best the author could come up with to portray a boy speaking sloppy English? She makes him sound like English isn't even his native language.

One baffling sentence after another makes its appearance: "They knew ... they would accumulate a lot of hunger" and "[Jamie washed] his mouth but not the eyes of his face."Everyone keeps saying the statue was "sculptured" rather than "sculpted," Claudia says she packed her "petticoats" for running away, and the narrator offers this anachronistic simile: "it was like trying to wrap a loose peck of potatoes into a neat four-cornered package." I know the narrator is an elderly woman, but she lives in the 1960s, not the 1860s. Petticoats and pecks are out of time and out of place here. One line near the end is an unintentionally ironic comment on the text itself: Mrs. Frankweiler says at one point that Claudia sounded "like an actress in a bad play -- unreal."

The drawings are even more unsatisfying than the text. Done by the author, they are rough sketches rather than finished illustrations. The scratchy pencil lines call attention to themselves, so rather than see a whole image, one sees these lines. Faces are elongated and dyspeptic, and postures oddly hunched. The overall effect is creepy; the book's editor should have insisted on a professional illustrator.

This book is appropriate for NO audience. Steer children away from it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Delightful
I read this book in elementary school and remember that I enjoyed it, but reading it again twenty years later, it was both familiar and fresh.This time around I read the 35th anniversary edition and I'm glad the author addressed the discrepancies between reading it upon initial publication in 1967 and reading it in the 21st century in her afterword.Sure, there are aspects of it that are outdated, but the story itself is timeless.I can see how it would engage a child and perhaps instill a curiosity about art or museums or New York.When reading it as a child, I remember envying Claudia's independence and spontaneity, and even now, the sense of adventure was just as prevalent. I love revisiting old favorites, and this book was no exception. ... Read more

4. The Sumi-e Dream Book: An Impressionist Approach to the Art of Japanese Brush Painting
by Yolanda Mayhall
Paperback: 128 Pages (2003-01-01)
list price: US$22.95 -- used & new: US$12.55
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Asin: 0823050238
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Sumi-e is the classic painting style of Japan, and its graceful simplicity is admired around the world. A natural follow-up to the best-selling The Sumi-e Book, The Sumi-e Dream Book demonstrates how to take the classic brushstrokes of sumi-e to a new level of painting, where creativity is inspired by deeply felt memories and spiritual expression. First, sumi-e artist Yolanda Mayhall provides a brief history and explains the philosophy behind this classic Japanese painting style. She highlights its many masters, one of them her ancient mentor the master brush painter, woodblock, and dream journey artist Hokosai. Next, she reviews the classic materials and the basic brushstrokes of sumi-e known as the Four Gentlemen: Bamboo, Wild Orchid, Chrysanthemum, and Plum Branch, along with their variations. Finally, Mayhall puts it all together to demonstrate the sumi-e art of dream journey painting. Readers will learn a variety of creative and exciting techniques for using color to add a delightful dimension to the sumi-e image as well as discover exciting techniques for visually capturing important life memories and spiritual reflections in a painting. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful artwork
The illustrations in this book are so striking and lovely in their simplicity that you will not be able to put this book down. This particular technique is like eye candy and you will want to rip out the pictures and frame them! THe instructions are clear, a list of supplies is given and also sources as to where to get them.
A very nice book for the artist.

3-0 out of 5 stars The Semi-e Dream book
Its ok but I thought it was going to be more step by step and its not.Good book thow.

3-0 out of 5 stars A Bit Shallow
Very nice pictures and some good description on Sumi-e dreamjourney painting.However, as an artist looking for more detailed explanations on techniques, I was quite disappointed.If I was just interested in general ideas on this type of painting the book would be great, but as an artist I was disappointed in the way the material was presented.For example, loading the brush was glossed over.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good paintings, but not sumi-e
This book might be interesting as some artistic approach to make paintings. the paintings are not bad. But they are not sumi-e. They are rather aquarelle, that mimics eastern paintings.
IMHO the key thing, that makes Yolanda paintings look different is her technique of brushstokes, which are very typical to the western aquarelle school. The original sumi-e brushstrokes are based on brushstokes of chinese (well, and japanese as well) calligraphy, and this is one of the characteristics that variate paintings of differnt masters.

Still, the book text is a good transcription of sumi-e/brush painting concept. Just for the painting examples I'd suggest to look at the works of the "original" artists.

4-0 out of 5 stars A real "dream" for those interested in Sumi-e Painting

Being an afficionado of Chinese Brush painting, I was intrigued when I first saw this book. I'm not easily impressed by art books, and I've reviewed hundreds over the years, but this is one of those books that actually surprised me. It really is a dream for artists intersted in the brush painting of China and Japan. Here's why...

Mayhall's style is both beautiful and spontaneous, and the imagery in this book is breathtaking.What is really refreshing about this book, however, is that it isn't just another *how to* brush technique book. While she does go into great detail on history, materials, technique, and subject matter, the artist puts you into the mindset of a Sumi-e artist. Rather than simply show her readers "how" to paint, Mayhall encourages them to begin their own journey into Sumi-e "dream" painting, and equips them with the knowledge necessary to find their own artistic voice. She states, "it is not only the subject that gives life to art, it is the spirit that is within the artist's genius." Well said!

Material covered in this text includes:
* Chapter 1 - A Brief History of Sumi-e
* Chapter 2 - Studying the Dream Journey Painters of China and Japan
* Chapter 3 - Starting on Your Own Dream Journey (tools, brush strokes)
* Chapter 4 - Practicing the Four Gentlemen (bamboo, wild orchid, chrysanthemum, plum branch)
* Chapter 5 - Beginning the Creative Process (incorporating the four gentlemen)
* Chapter 6 - Learning Advanced Brush Strokes for Birds & Flowers (Yo birds, iris, hummingbirds & its flowers)
* Chapter 7 - Internalizing the Three Essential Elements of Sumi-e (creativity, composition, color)
* Chapter 8 - Planning the Journey (sketching, structure, Exploring new techniques, beginning your dream journey)
* Chapter 9 - Dreaming (more ideas & demonstrations)
* Chapter 10 - Enhancing Your Dream Paintings (calligraphy)

If you're interested in the brush painting style of China and Japan, or would like to incorporate these techniques into your watercolor and/or ink painting, I recommend this book along with "Chinese Painting Techniques for Exquisite Watercolors" by Lian Quan Zhen... two excellent books to inspire you and bring your own artistic dreams to life. ... Read more

5. The Book of the Dead
by E. A. Wallis Budge
Paperback: 28 Pages (2010-07-24)
list price: US$14.14 -- used & new: US$12.72
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Asin: 1153695448
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Future life; Incantations, Egyptian; Egypt - Religion; Hieroglyphics; Mythology, Egyptian; Egypt; Incantations, Egyptian; Future life; Eschatology, Egyptian; Egyptian literature; Egyptian language; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Egypt (Ancient); History / Ancient / Egypt; Religion / Comparative Religion; Philosophy / General; Religion / History; Body, Mind ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting
This was a freebie that was very interesting.It was very informative and somewhat overwhelming in its facts.I like learning about other religions and beliefs...especially ancient ones.Of course, the entire time I'm reading this, I have visions of "The Mummy".It was a good, fast read.

3-0 out of 5 stars Interesting Read
This book was an interesting read; a stepping stone for newcomers entering the world of Egyptology. The introduction into the Taut was displayed fairly well, and by the middle of the book i got a basic idea about most of the characters.

It was great to learn about the legend of Osiris, and the great Gods who were before him (ex.Tem, Ra), and also about how the early Coptic Christians adapted most of the ancient Egyptians belief into Christianity.

Overall it benefited my knowledge base.

4-0 out of 5 stars a slap in Egyptologists face
This book is proof that many archeologists and egyptologists don't know what they are talking about.
For example when the Egyptologists say that The Eye of Horus is supposed to be the sun, this book shows this is simply impossible. It mentiones that the eye of Horus was measured in a specific number of cubits, and even the pupal is measured. ( I don't have the exact measurements handy but it works out to about 15-25 feet and the pupil about 6 feet)The entire object is about the size of a normal large room! How could the Egyptians measure the sun in such an exact number of cubits? Egyptologists completely ignore this! Obviously it's not the sun or an eye either so it indicates something completely unexpected is being measured, not what the authorities on these subjects are suggesting at all.
This book shows that we can't take the "authority" on certain subject for granted but should read the source material for ourselves.
It reads a bit dry, but hey, it's ancient history. This is a must read for serious ancient history researchers.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
This is a "booklet" the book I thought it was has over 300 pages. A very big waste of money!

5-0 out of 5 stars Honesty on Budge
Budge's book is just as good as the others who claim to be experts. The only people who have a problem with Budge, are those who believe the altered noses, lips and sand blasted colors of the remaining Egyptian statues...represent the African people who were originally the Kamitians. Budge and other white European scholars who 'told it like it was' are constantly being ridiculed for not joining the bogus scheme of alterations and forgeries in the effort of 'whitewashing Egypt' as is the trend today. Egypt is a name given to it by Alexander the Great, when he conquered the land and defeated the Persians. It was known as Kamit for thousands of years prior to the newer term of Egypt. The natives of Kamit identified themselves with the color of the Black Land as well. ... Read more

6. THE REAL BOOK - VOLUME 3 (E FLAT EDITION) (Real Books (Hal Leonard))
Plastic Comb: 464 Pages (2007-03-07)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$17.40
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Asin: 1423415884
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The Real Books are the best-selling jazz books of all time. Since the 1970s, musicians have trusted these volumes to get them through every gig, night after night. The problem is that the books were illegally produced and distributed without any copyrights or royalties paid to the master composers who created these musical canons. Hal Leonard is very proud to present the first legitimate and legal editions of these books ever produced. You and your customers won't even notice the difference...the covers look the same, the engravings look the same, the songlist is nearly identical, and the price remains fair even on a musician's salary! But every conscientious musician and music store owner will appreciate that these books are now produced legally and ethically, benefitting the songwriters that we owe for some of the greatest music ever written! 400 songs, including: Ain't Misbehavin' * All or Nothing at All * Along Came Betty * Cheek to Cheek * East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) * Funkallero * H and H * I've Got the World on a String * I've Got You Under My Skin * The Jive Samba * The Lady Is a Tramp * Milestones * Moonlight in Vermont * A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square * On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) * Samba De Orfeu * Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time) * Things Ain't What They Used to Be * The Very Thought of You * Violets for Your Furs * Watermelon Man * and more. ... Read more

7. The Sumi-E Book
by Yolanda Mayhall
Paperback: 128 Pages (1989-08-01)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$10.84
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Asin: 082305022X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Sumi-e, translated from Japanese as "ink picture," is an ideal vehicle for teaching art to any beginner. This introduction to Sumi-e is organized simply and clearly around its four basic brush strokes. 120 illustrations. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars My niece loved this gift!
While I can't give a lot of specifics on the content of this book, I can say that my niece, who received it as a requested Christmas gift, absolutely loves it.She says she's been using it every day.She is a budding artist and is into graphic arts, animation and anything Japanese.She has been taking paid, formal one-on-one art classes, so this is not a passing fancy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Good !
An excellent book for the beginner, such as myself. Plenty of examples with explainations to try. I enjoy this book because the aurthor includes both easy are more difficult examples, which keeps me trying to improve my skills all the time. A great confidence builder!

3-0 out of 5 stars Sumi-E
the product is fine, what i expected, simple easy to understand.The delivery was over three weeks, not what i expected

4-0 out of 5 stars starting guide for the sumi-e hobbyist
Most sumi-e books offer an entry into the art of oriental brush painting. Many of the available books look equally accessible but simplicity is not always as easy to master as it looks at first sight. "The sumi-e book" offers a step by step approach to painting the famous "four friends" (shikunshi in Japanese) in order to practise the basic brush strokes of sumi-e. Along the way, application of the basic strokes in free work is encouraged. If you are wondering whether sumi-e is a hobby for you, using this book as a beginner's guide is a good way to find out.

5-0 out of 5 stars The next best thing to a brush painting instructor!
Calligraphy and brush painting are not easy to learn WITH an instructor; learning from a book is daunting at best. Yolanda Mayhall's book is as close to having an instructor as any I have found - and I have tried many books. Her style is informative without being pedantic, guiding gently without drifting into boredom.

If you take nothing else away from reading her book, you will realize that art is not "taught", it must be appreciated, understood, to be learned. Like a foreign language, sumi-e demands inspection and appreciation before you can begin to replicate it! Even those who can read printed Japanese will have difficulty understanding how the strokes are created. Those impoverished by a lifetime of penmanship will find the basics of "brushmanship" as foreign as Japanese language!

Never fear! This book will lead you gently through the process. From preparing ink to holding the brush to creating those first tentative strokes, this teacher is at your side. She will guide you through the strokes of the "four gentlemen" at the core of brush art. Bamboo leaves will give way to the orchids, birds, mountains and waterfalls all illustrated s0 beautifully in her book.

Remember that brushwork requires practice. I have used many a fat Sunday newspaper as an inexpensive substitute for rice paper (a point worth remembering to all the "grasshoppers" out there). Practice makes perfect. Yolanda will inspire you to practice and lead you through the levels until you could paint bamboo in your sleep! I have yet to find a live teacher who can inspire me to improve my brushstrokes like Yolanda can in her book. ... Read more

8. The Ultimate Fake Book: E-flat Edition (Fake Books)
Plastic Comb: 816 Pages (1996-01-01)
list price: US$49.95 -- used & new: US$31.19
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Asin: 0793529409
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This fake book is a cornerstone for any musician's library. With over 1,200 songs in all styles of music, this fourth edition has been updated to include even more great songs and recent hits. From jazz standards to Broadway blockbusters and country classics to pop chart-toppers, this book has the songs you're looking for all in one convenient collection. It is comb-bound with locked tabs to ensure long-lasting durability.Alfie * All the Things You Are * Always * And So It Goes * Autumn in New York * Beauty and the Beast * Blue Skies * Body and Soul * Brazil * Call Me Irresponsible * Can't Help Falling in Love * Candy * Caravan * Change the World * Cry Me a River * Duke of Earl * Easter Parade * Edelweiss * Endless Love * Everyday * A Foggy Day * Friends in Low Places * Georgia on My Mind * Heart and Soul * Here's That Rainy Day * How Deep Is the Ocean * I Love Paris * I Shot the Sheriff * I'm Always Chasing Rainbows * I've Got the World on a String * The Impossible Dream * Isn't It Romantic? * It's Only a Paper Moon * The Lady Is a Tramp * Lazy River * Let's Fall in Love * Love Is Here to Stay * Makin' Whoopee! * Memory * Mona Lisa * Moon River * Moonlight in Vermont * My Funny Valentine * My Heart Will Go On * Oh, Pretty Woman * Operator * Piano Man * Precious and Few * Release Me * Roxanne * Satin Doll * Small World * Somewhere Out There * Sophisticated Lady * Speak Softly, Love * Unforgettable * and many more! ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars a little too comprehensive
Yes, it has some great songs you won't find elsewhere. Unfortunately the 1200 songs contain a lot that you just...won't...use. I think HL padded the count with stuff from the 19th and early 20th century (whose copyrights are long-expired), plus kiddie songs and folk tunes that hardly anybody knows. The chords are pretty cliched, too.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very inclusive and varied book
Many great finds in this book that I have seen in no other fake books.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great gift
I bought this as a gift for my 88 year old mom. She loved it. She had me get one to send to her 83 year old sister as a gift. My aunt loved hers too. They have been singing and harmonizing all their lives so this is a fun book with a lot of favorites altogether in one place.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
This book was in great condition and has enough to keep me busy for a lifetime.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Variety
I have this book.I love it although most of the songs are beyond before my time.There is a variety of genres, songs and I find them entertaining to play.I mainly play for my self enjoyment but I think it would be good for maybe community work, concerts, etc.I am sure more people will get enjoyment out of these songs as well. ... Read more

9. Books to Build On: A Grade-by-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers (Core Knowledge Series)
Paperback: 384 Pages (1996-10-01)
list price: US$17.00 -- used & new: US$6.33
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Asin: 0385316402
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A companion volume to the highly successful series of textbooks for grades one through six lists books and other print resources--organized by topic--related to the material covered in the textbooks, designed to encourage further study. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Books to Build On; E. D. Hirsch
This is a great compliment to the Core Knowledge Sequence system. The Core Knowledge Sequence is a great addition for any household that really wants thier children to excel. We use this as a supplement to their reqular school curriculum. It's sad that our public education system is dumbing down our kids, this is a tool you can actively use to combat that deteriaration.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not Impressed
I was hoping for more in this book. I think it is an OK resource, but there are better ones out there.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exellent Series
Give your child the background on which the rest can be built.
Teach them the contents of the needs-to-know series, then the school text books will make sense.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must Have Resource
This is a must have resource to help you guide the education of your child, whether your child is educated at home or in a brick and mortar setting.A valuable aid in helping you get to the core of what your child should read in order to have a well-rounded education.It provides a generous list of books by grade level and subject, along with a summary of the books recommended.Simple and straight forward, it is an excellent place to start either building a homeschool curriculum, or supplementing a public/private school education for your child.

5-0 out of 5 stars Books to Build On
This is an excellent book for those wishing to ensure that their child's school or home school curriculum is meeting a proper criteria for each grade level.The curricula is very specific and broken down by subject matter and grade level.It is an excellent companion book to The Educated Child by William J. Bennett.I plan to order one each for each of my children to ensure my grandchildren's schooling is up to par. ... Read more

10. A Picture Book of Robert E. Lee (Picture Book Biography)
by David A. Adler
Paperback: Pages (1998-03)
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An introduction to the life of the Commander in Chief of the Confederate Army during the Civil War. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A Picture Book of RobertE. Lee
This is a great book for kids, especially between the ages of 8-11. We have used many of the pictures books for different reports that we have had to do at school. At the end of each book is a time line with all the important dates and events.

4-0 out of 5 stars Review of A Picture Book of Robert E. Lee
This biography explained the life of Civil War General Robert E. Lee.This book explains his life from birth and his family, to the marriage and his influence in the war.It explained how the general was the leader of the Confederacy.The book also explains the Civil War so that it is easy for the kids to understand.In the book there are also great pictures that mildly display war along with quotes ad images from that time period.
The author did a wonderful job displaying the war and allowing children to understand the concept on a very neutral level.I also liked the outline at the end of the book on his life.It helped children really visualize the order of events.
I like this book for all the above reasons also for the ease of reading.I found it so easy to understand and I think that this book will allow the children to gain interest into biographies and the war.Maybe even lead them into reading all Adler's other biographies. ... Read more

11. The Voice, the Word, the Books: The Sacred Scripture of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims
by F. E. Peters
Hardcover: 320 Pages (2007-04-03)
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Jews, Christians, and Muslims all believe that their Scriptures preserve God's words to humanity, and that those words were spoken uniquely to them. In The Voice, the Word, the Books, F. E. Peters leads readers on an extraordinary journey through centuries of written tradition to uncover the human fingerprints on the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Quran, sacred texts that have enriched millions of lives.

Bringing the latest Biblical and Quranic scholarship to a general audience, Peters explains how these three powerfully influential books passed from God's mouth, so to speak, to become the Scriptures that we possess today. He reveals new insights into their origins, contents, canonization, and the important roles they have played in the lives of their communities. He explores how they evolved through time from oral to written texts, who composed them and who wrote them, as well as the theological commonalities and points of disagreement among their adherents. Writing in the comparative style for which he is renowned, Peters charts the transmission of faith from the spoken word to the printed page, from the revelations on Sinai and Mount Hira to Mamluk ateliers in Cairo and Gutenberg's press in Mainz.

Peters is an acknowledged expert who has written extensively on these three great world religions, each of them an inheritor of the faith of Abraham. Published in conjunction with an exhibit at the British Library, this illustrated book includes beautiful images of the rare editions on exhibit and constitutes Peters's most ambitious and illuminating examination yet of the sacred texts that so inform civilization both East and West.

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12. The Boy Book: A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them (Ruby Oliver Quartet)
by E. Lockhart
Paperback: 193 Pages (2008-04-22)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Cringe, laugh, and cry with Ruby Oliver as she learns to deal with boys, best friends, and her panic attacks!
Join Ruby Oliver at the start of her junior year at Tate Prep as she confronts:

• the secret about Noel
• mysterious notes from Jackson
• the interpretation of boy-speak
• the horrors of the school trip
• new entries in The Boy Book

There are Fruit Roll-Ups.
There is upper-regioning.
There are so many boys to choose from!
And there are penguins.
Only Ruby can keep her readers on her side even as those around her wonder, What is she thinking?!

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2-0 out of 5 stars Reading this will not get you into college
Glad I know many middle and high school readers who would think this is a silly book. The best part was the "Conversation with E. Lockhart" at the end of the book. The author has a PhD in English Literature. She should be able to write a more intelligent book and ignore her editors comments to take out parts that "were boring." Perhaps boring would have lifted this book to a higher level. That's where I'd like our teenage girls to be going....

5-0 out of 5 stars Melodrama was never this much fun...
Ruby is back for another torturous year at Tate. Armed with tidbits from Doctor Z and the go to boy guide, The Boy Book, Ruby is attempting to wade through the remaining muck left behind from her disastrous sophomore year in which she lost not only her boyfriend, but all of her friends and was left branded with the blue spots of social lepersy.

The Boy Book is a perfect continuation of Ruby's story and naturally, there are boy issues. First there's Noel, who she can't quite decide if she likes him or likes him likes him. Then there's Angelo, a family friend and newly acquired scamming mate (make out buddy) and of course, there's the nefarious Jackson, her former boyfriend, who's mysteriously sending her notes again while her former best-friend Kim, and his current girl friend, is away in Tokyo.

This book was all I hoped it would be. Filled with Hooter Rescue Squads, penguins, llamas, philosophical retreats and neurotic developments, Ruby had me laughing out loud, shaking my head, and shouting in solidarity. This was an excellent follow up to The Boyfriend List and I can't wait to see what mess Ruby finds herself in next.

4-0 out of 5 stars Love E.Lockhart!
I think I am approaching that point when I'll start thinking: OMG! I've read all E. Lockhart's books! What am I going to do now?

But seriously, I've grown to love her books so much, I am looking into the future with sadness, because I've just finished 3rd out of 6 books written by this great author.

"The Boy Book" was the second book about Ruby Oliver. While I thought the first book was great by itself and didn't actually require a sequel, I enjoyed this book nevertheless. In this book Ruby continued learning about relationships with boys and her friends and figuring out how to balance both.

Once again, plenty of lessons about love, friendships, female empowerment, written in a very clever and engaging way. Needless to say, loved it.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Boy Book
From the beginning, it was quite obvious that E. Lockhart was going to create the exact same atmosphere as the last book--and thank goodness she did! Reading them back to back, the transition was seamless. The tone had stayed the very same and Ruby was still the same lovable Ruby. You knew from the title that Kim would play a part, so I did love the resolution between those two. Plenty of new ideas were introduced (Ruby working at a zoo was a perfect fit!) and the suspense was killing me. The characters seemed to evolve even more, all in good ways. The one thing that did frustrate me was the lack of resolution in Ruby's love life, which was why I was very relieved to find out that there will be a third Ruby Oliver book, and let's hope she finally gets the guy in this one (I'm rooting for Noel!)

Rating: 4.5/5

5-0 out of 5 stars Enchanting Review: The Boy Book
Contemporary YA
Delacorte Press

Rating: 5 Enchantments

Life hasn't gotten any easier for Ruby Oliver. In fact, its getting even more confusing. Sure, she really has no friends after what happened between them at the end of the school year; she and Jackson are definitely over (aren't they?) and the only person she kept in contact with over the summer is Noel, but who knows if their friendship is real or he's just being nice to her for the sake of being nice. The only thing Ruby knows is life is getting complicated and all she's got left of her friendships is THE BOY BOOK, the book she and her friends have written in for years. Its just too bad it doesn't tell her how to get them all back.

THE BOY BOOK is hands down one of my favorite reads of the year. I really enjoyed Ruby. She's a really fun character and I loved the scenes with her and her therapist Dr Z. So much of this book had me laughing out loud and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.
From her footnotes which were hilarious at times, to her trying to figure out how to deal with the fact her ex is sending her notes again, all the while his girlfriend and her former BFF is in Japan...well things couldn't get worse could they? But unfortunately for Ruby they do. Between juggling guys, trying to renew friendships with at least one of her former friends and dealing with her wacky parents and her appointments with Dr. Z, Ruby struggles with a lot and the result is quite amusing and a total keeper of a book.

I can't wait to read more about Ruby and co. She's definitely become one of my favorite YA characters. Hope the next two books come out soon!

E. Lockhart is the author of two books about Ruby Oliver -- The Boyfriend List and The Boy Book -- plus two more coming soon. Other books: Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and How to Be Bad.You can visit her online at her brand new website: [...]

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13. WALL-E A Book and Magnetic Play Set
by Annie Auerbach
 Hardcover: 16 Pages (2008-05-13)
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Magnetic fun with WALL-E!

WALL-E is the only robot left on Earth. But when EVE comes to visit, everything changes. Suddenly WALL-E is headed to outer space! Kids will get to relive their favorite moments by placing twenty magnets on four scenes from the movie. A 16-page storybook features a retelling, and the handy plastic carrying case that holds everything is shaped like WALL-E!

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great for the little Wall-E lover
I bought this for my 3 year old to take on a trip. The case was compact enough to fit in his small backback. He really liked the book because it just summarized the movie. He didn't play with the scenes or the magnet board much, but he loved playing with the different character magnets. It seems to be high quality and a great deal for the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Super Cute and Versatile!
This is a great product for the price.The set comes with ALL the robots, far more than you can buy as figurines, and some accessories like the boot with the plant, the light bulb, etc.

what I didn't realize is that it has multiple scenes.You get scene cards: space, the Axiom, the eErth (the trash area Wall-e cubes trash), and inside wall-e home on Earth.This is nice, because one side of your magnet area can be the axiom and the other, say, space.

My son is 4, almost 5, and loves it!

5-0 out of 5 stars WALL-E - A Book and Magnetic Play Set
My 4 year old grandson loved this book, especially because it came with magnetic character pieces.Both my grandsons are really into WALL-E. ... Read more

14. How to Write & Sell Simple Information for Fun and Profit: Your Guide to Writing and Publishing Books, E-Books, Articles, Special Reports, Audio Programs, DVDs, and Other How-To Content
by Robert W. Bly
Paperback: 252 Pages (2010-09-01)
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Packed with income-generating ideas about creating a variety of saleable written works, this guide includes information for researching and writing effective, instructional materials and calling upon a variety of publishing channels, including magazines, traditional book publishers, self-publishing, and the Internet. The mechanics behind becoming a successful writer and information packager are presented in this resource that explores how to write and sell simple information in multiple formats, allowing writers to turn specialized knowledge into money-making books and products.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Just when you think Bob Bly can't out do himself...
I am a colleague and admirer of Bob Bly's Universe. I do not know any non-fiction or how-to-author who know how to cut through the fat and deliver such succinct how-to information to the reader.Bob's recentHow to Write & Sell Simple Information for Fun and Profit - is no exception. In the world of information overload -- Herr Bly shows the novice and -- even the experienced info marketer -- how to honestly create an informational publishing empire with their knowledge. Bob is a thirty year marketing maven who no doubts owes a lot of his on-line publishing success to Fred Gleeck, whose knowledge and expertise I have experienced first hand in person at his seminars.Gleeck's influence is evident and Bob in his self-effacing way acknowleges how he reached his success quickly with Fred's tutoring. What I especially enjoyed about Bob's recent book is that he deals with the different modals of learning. This is vital for your reader who either gravitates towards reading, listening, or watching. This book could easily be turned into a college course for serious infoprenuers! Peter Fogel [...]

5-0 out of 5 stars Bly strikes again!
Bob Bly has an unparalleled skill in producing useful, readable and fun to read books. In easy to follow step-by-step chapters, Bob walks us through product creation in profitable yet painless processes, using information and knowledge we already possess. I hope this sells a million copies to people who will use the information.

5-0 out of 5 stars Covers everything I need to know...

I've been running my own info-publishing small business for years, but modestly and with a lot of trial-and-error. Imagine how much further along I'd be if I'd had this book from the beginning. Bob coverseverything, soup-to-nuts -- from how to get the ideas to all the ways to repackage and sell them --and in a simple, straight-forward style. Most of Bob's suggestions don't require anything special to get started either. Definitely worthwhile, regardless of whether you're just starting out or you're just looking for ways to expand your business.

5-0 out of 5 stars Get This Book and Take Action
Many people are struggling to figure out how to make a living in these economic times. If you can only purchase one book or one product, then purchase HOW TO WRITE & SELL SIMPLE INFORMATION FOR FUN AND PROFIT.

In straight-forward, anyone-can-use-teaching, Bob Bly has held nothing back. He gives the reader the benefit of his years of experience matched with the specifics. You will wear out the pages of this book reading it and studying the contents. I learned a great deal reading this book and I plan to read it again. It's that good.

5-0 out of 5 stars Turn your words into cash...
I've known Bob (Bly) for awhile and was excited to read his new book, How To Write and Sell Simple Information for Fun and Profit.And my expectations were surpassed. Bob truly does not disappoint when he authors a book.The information in this book is comprehensive, yet easy-to-read and even easier to implement. Anyone (and I mean anyone) looking to write an eBook, white paper, article, etc. would find this book extremely valuable.And any marketer will tell you that using information (such as articles & ebooks) is a proven and powerful way to get relevant leads ... and sales. ... Read more

15. The Book of Daniel: A Novel
by E.L. Doctorow
Paperback: 320 Pages (2007-07-10)
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The central figure of this novel is a young man whose parents were executed for conspiring to steal atomic secrets for Russia.

His name is Daniel Isaacson, and as the story opens, his parents have been dead for many years. He has had a long time to adjust to their deaths. He has not adjusted.

Out of the shambles of his childhood, he has constructed a new life—marriage to an adoring girl who gives him a son of his own, and a career in scholarship. It is a life that enrages him.

In the silence of the library at Columbia University, where he is supposedly writing a Ph.D. dissertation, Daniel composes something quite different.

It is a confession of his most intimate relationships—with his wife, his foster parents, and his kid sister Susan, whose own radicalism so reproaches him.

It is a book of memories: riding a bus with his parents to the ill-fated Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill; watching the FBI take his father away; appearing with Susan at rallies protesting their parents’ innocence; visiting his mother and father in the Death House.

It is a book of investigation: transcribing Daniel’s interviews with people who knew his parents, or who knew about them; and logging his strange researches and discoveries in the library stacks.

It is a book of judgments of everyone involved in the case—lawyers, police, informers, friends, and the Isaacson family itself.

It is a book rich in characters, from elderly grand- mothers of immigrant culture, to covert radicals of the McCarthy era, to hippie marchers on the Pen-tagon. It is a book that spans the quarter-century of American life since World War II. It is a book about the nature of Left politics in this country—its sacrificial rites, its peculiar cruelties, its humility, its bitterness. It is a book about some of the beautiful and terrible feelings of childhood. It is about the nature of guilt and innocence, and about the relations of people to nations.

It is The Book of Daniel.

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2-0 out of 5 stars Book of Daniel
This book is not in "Very Good" condition. The pages are all bent and there's so much writing throughout it. I could have paid less for a copy of better quality.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Treasure of Literature
Every aspect of this novel is writing at it's finest. Each chapter leaves you gasping and needing to put the book down to be able to take it all in before beginning again. Beautifully and wonderfully conceived and written. A MUST READ for anyone who can think.

4-0 out of 5 stars Still heartbreaking
It is easier, perhaps, to view Doctorow as a folksy craftsman, the creator of "intricate historical brocades". In many of his books, he mixes - often to brilliant effect - the tales of well-known historical figures with the unsung stories of ordinary men and women caught up in events. Ragtime (1975), the novel that followed The Book of Daniel, and his first commercial success, is an elegantly structured clutch of overlapping stories set during the Depression and featuring, among others, Henry Ford. His most recent novel, The March, is a magisterial evocation of the lives of soldiers, politicians, mothers and wives caught up in the American civil war, and includes an unforgettable, lingering close-up of the melancholic face of Abraham Lincoln.

The Book of Daniel still feels modern, its prose fresh. It could have been written yesterday, even as it skilfully evokes two distinct epochs and political tribes: indigenous, beleaguered American communism in the late 40s and early 50s, and in the political 60s.

The book captures well the militant didacticism in the children of the American immigrant experience, proudly prepared to pay the price of their radical politics. After attending a concert by the singer Paul Robeson, the bus in which the Isaacson family and friends are travelling home is attacked by fascists, and his father assaulted while the police look on. Daniel hears "the buses ... in low gear, the gear of pain, the wound that makes an engine human".

The son is ambivalent about his parents' activism. In one eloquent, extended riff on his father's character, Daniel recalls him as selfish, "lacking the real resources of character, like most intellectuals", then as admirably full of "analytic cool"; a moment later he is "warm and affectionate". He admires his parents' intensity while retrospectively mocking them for it. "In social justice you discovered your own virtue. To desire social justice was a way of living without envy, which is the emotion of a loser. It was a way of transforming envy into constructive outgoing hate."

Electricity, one of the book's central metaphors, crackles through the story from the start, anticipating the final electric current that courses through the bodies of Paul and Rochelle, "every last tremor of his [father's] energy gathered in supreme effort not to cry out"; his mother in her "grey, shapeless prison dress" with "her peculiar smile". But the fizzing energy is there in the early years too, in the endless meetings and debates and in his parents' highly sexual marriage. "They used to make the whole house rock. They really went at it, they balled all the time," the hippie recalls knowingly.

Doctorow doesn't engage with the complex claims and counterclaims of the spy charge, implying, perhaps, that the charges were more likely to have been trumped up than to be true. (Evidence released by the Russians in the 1990s indicated that Julius may have been involved in some form of espionage, but that Ethel was almost certainly innocent.) Some of the most poignant parts of the book touch on the children's suffering. They are sent to live in a state shelter which reeks of the constant broiling of vegetable soup, and then with an elderly aunt who keeps all the windows of her tiny, stifling apartment closed. When their parents are put on trial, they discover that the chief prosecution witness is one of the family's closest friends, Selig Mindish, a bumbling, lascivious, butcher of a dentist. (The Rosenbergs' conviction was clinched by evidence given by Ethel's brother, David Greenglass, who later admitted that he had perjured himself and falsely accused his sister in order to save his own wife and children.) Late on in the book, in a surreal scene set in Disneyland at Christmas, the adult Daniel searches out the aged Mindish to confront him. The old man, broken in body and mind, kisses him passionately.

In the figure of Daniel, Doctorow has created a hateful martyr. We recoil from his wounded arrogance, his helpless sadism (in one shocking scene, he tortures his young wife with a cigarette lighter), even as we understand some of its root cause. He is half-hearted in his own political involvement, in part because he has learned, too early, the brute reality of state power. On an anti-war demonstration at the Lincoln memorial in Washington, he is arrested, beaten up and thrown into a cell. While his companions share a "bruised cheery fellowship ... this one boy ... cannot enjoy such places. They are too familiar. He knows how far they are from home. He cannot survive such places in careless courage."

Ultimately, Daniel is trapped by his parents' fate, doomed to suffer others' ignorance or sympathy: the misplaced kindness of strangers. Doctorow is unsentimental about politics. He turns a merciless eye on the vanities and self-deception of left activism. But unlike Philip Roth, who rages, seemingly without end, in American Pastoral against the foibles of 60s radicalism, or relentlessly lampoons academic feminism in The Human Stain, Doctorow never descends into cynicism. Rather, he shows his characters are imperfect people trying to do a perfect thing; engage wholeheartedly with life and so improve it.

4-0 out of 5 stars On The Memory Of The Rosenbergs
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This review is being used for both book and DVD versions of Doctorow's work as the central points to be made in regard to both works are similar. The film starring Timothy Hutton as Daniel and directed by the acclaimed Sidney Lumet fairly closely hems to Doctorow's story line. Hutton does an excellent job as Daniel. Obviously, such dramatic moments as the attempts to run away from the state authorities by the Rosenberg children after their parents' arrest, the touching visiting scenes by the children in the prison just prior to the executions, the executions and the tragic fate of one of the children (in the book, not real life) get more attention than in the book. But that is cinematic license, and here is not overplayed.

The Book Of Daniel, E.L. Doctorow, Random House, New York, 1971

Daniel, starring Timothy Hutton, directed by Sidney Lumet, DVD release 2008

At first blush the Rosenberg Cold War Soviet espionage case of the 1950's, that ended in the execution of both Julius and Ethel Rosenberg by the American state despite a worldwide campaign to save their lives, would not appear to be a natural subject for fictional treatment. Unlike, let us say, Kim Philby and the various Cambridge spies the Rosenbergs' biographies and political profiles do not have the stuff of larger than life drama. Moreover, whatever their efforts were on behalf of the defense of the Soviet Union, as they saw it, the details do not jump out as the makings of a spy thriller. And the well-known historical novelist (`Ragtime", Loon Lake", etc.), E.L. Doctorow, does not go into any of that material. What Doctorow has attempted to mine, and I think within the parameters that he has set himself successfully so, is the effect that the political actions of the Rosenbergs had on their children at the time, on their children's futures (in state custody and later adopted privately) and on the trauma of being the "heirs to an execution" in adulthood. Add to that the biblical implications ("The Book Of Daniel") that Doctorow weaves into his story and that is more than enough material for one novel.

Naturally, the question of the fate of the children of famous (or infamous, as the case may be) is a fair subject for treatment, fictional or otherwise. There is a whole flourishing body of literature concerning this topic. What makes the Rosenberg children distinct (a boy and girl, rather than the real two boys, fictionally named Daniel and Susan Issacson here) is that they were son and daughter to parents who in the eyes of the American state and significant parts of the American population were traitors.Not a good way for young kids to develop their self-esteem. That struggle, placed in the context of the traumas over personal identification which were rift as they grew to adulthood and that helped define the 1960's the time of the action of this story, drive the main themes of the story. The interlocked questions of life in the academy (Daniel is something of a professional graduate student), life on the political streets (Susan has chosen a psychologically dangerous way to cope with her heritage by going full-bore into the left-wing political activity of the period) and coming to grips, successfully or not, with their legacies give the plot substance.

Aside from Doctorow'smain themes of exploring the thorny question of the responsibility that parents have for their children, either as parents or as political people, the last part of the book where Daniel, as a coping mechanism if nothing else, begins to get "political" provides some interesting (for the time) theories about what happened in the Rosenberg case. The themes of "good Jew, bad Jew" (as shown by the large cast of Jewish characters in the trial process), the alleged inadequacies of the defense, the scarcity of government evidence (the Rosenbergs were convicted of that old stand-by "conspiracy"), the nature of the early Cold War period and the personal and political limitations of the Rosenbergs themselves get a full workout here. In the end though, as I mentioned in a commentary reviewing Rosenberg granddaughter Ivy Meerpol's film, "Heir To An Execution", concerning the personal characters of the Rosenbergs they did their duty as communists, as they saw it. For that they deserve all honor. And someday some real justice to clear their names.

5-0 out of 5 stars Novel Loosely Based on the Rosenberg Trials
It was great to re-read this book.I loved it the first time I read it and it was just as good the second time around.

This superbly written novel is loosely based on the Rosenberg spy case.It is a story about the children of the executed spies told from the point of view of the son, Daniel.There is a wonderful quote in this book that I have remembered since I first read this book about 30 years ago:

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16. The Book of Dragons
by E. (Edith) Nesbit
Paperback: 98 Pages (2010-07-06)
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The Book of Dragons is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by E. (Edith) Nesbit is in the English language. If you enjoy the works of E. (Edith) Nesbit then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars NOT illustrated
Be warned that the $5.99 paperback edition with the purple and black moonlit dragon cover is NOT illustrated, despite the Amazon description. Since the enchanting illustrations are a major reason I loved this book as a child this was extremely disappointing and I'm now going to have to find an illustrated edition. Otherwise the book is fine and the cover picture is quite attractive.
Amazon should have separate webpages for various editions when they differ in important respects. I feel this was misleading advertising, but returning the book would cost more in postage than it's worth.

4-0 out of 5 stars Here there be dragons
It's a fact: every fantasy geek loves dragons, and even though E. Nesbit's time was prior to the modern fantasy lore era, these stories still pack an awesome punch of good dragon stories.

Through her nostalgic style of writing, she gives us a variety of dragons, good and evil, a variety of wondrous settings, and all types of personalities of the fabled beasts.

This is a fairy-tale necessity for all dragon lovers.

5-0 out of 5 stars E Nesbit and her Dragons
I have long enjoyed the works for children by E. Nesbit. this "Book of Dragons" is no exception. The deft combining of fantasy and realism is sure to appeal to young minds. I have been collecting her work for my grandchildren for some time and am delighted to add this gem to the pile. The children will simply have to wait until I have finished reading them again.

4-0 out of 5 stars Magical World Of Edith Nesbit Stands The Test Of Time...Fabulous Fun For Kids
This review refers to the 1987 Watermill Classic edition of "The Book Of Dragons" by E. Nesbit...

A young King, lets loose a Dragon from a storybook, and he must figure a way to get it back, before the dragon eats the entire town!A kind young man explores a cave and comes across a Cockatrice, a big yellow dragon and it's baby, a Drakling. A princess waits years in a tower to be rescued by her true love. Edith Nesbit has written a collection of fabulous and adventurous tales of brave and daring young heroes facing up to the big bad dragon and saving the day.She gives fun names, teriffic descriptions and adventures kids will love.They are short stories that have stood the test of time over 100 years later.

There are tales of upside lands where elephants are the size of guinea pigs, and rabbits are as big as dinosaurs,where fantastic animals come alive right from the pages of books, of magical lands, young Kings and princesses, and of inquisitive, and sometimes mischievous children who travel far and wide to face their fears.

There are 8 short stories in all, and they include, "The Book of Beasts","Uncle James, or the Purple Stranger", "The Deliverers of Their Country","The Ice Dragon, or Do as You are Told", "The Island Of the Nine Whirlpools", "The Dragon Tamers","The Fiery Dragon, or the Heart of Stone and the Heart of Gold", "Kind Little Edmund, or the Caves and the Cockatrice".

I feel these stories and the reading level, are geared towards a little bit older child, maybe 8-12, as some of the stories are quite fantastic and may be even be a little scary for the young child. I think these stories would be great to read aloud together, and passed down from generation to generation. My only reason for going 4 stars for this 1987 Watermill Classic edition, is that although it is Complete and Unabridged, it does not include the illustrations that the editor's review talks about. They are probably referring the the re-issues of 1992 and 1997 by Troll Communications, which are both sold here.. So you may want to check with the outside sellers to see if the illustrations are included in the edition they are selling.

These are magical stories that would be enjoyed by a boy or girl, and with 8 separate stories, may be more motivational and enjoyable for those that aren't too keen on reading.

Enter the fantastic world of Edith Nesbit with your kids and enjoy.....Laurie

young readers may also enjoy:
The Big Book of Dinosaurs: A Natural History of the Prehistoric World


Side By Side: poems to read together(very young readers or read together)

Frankenstein (Great Illustrated Classics)

see my reviews for details of these books

5-0 out of 5 stars My review
I think this book is cool. it was about adventure, magic, action and even humor!!!
I did a book report on this book to!! ... Read more

17. The Digital Reader: Using E-books in K-12 Education
by Terence Cavanaugh
Paperback: 162 Pages (2005-11-15)
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Asin: 1564842215
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The rapidly increasing availability and low cost of e-book technology make it perfect for schools and educators looking to expand their resources for readers. This book introduces the unique features that have established e-books as a powerful, effective learning tool for all grade levels and for students with special needs. It includes descriptions and illustrations of the most popular e-book formats and programs, as well as dozens of practical ideas for using e-books for reading instruction, personal productivity, and curricular enrichment. Brimming with interactive lesson ideas, teaching tips, and online resources, this book is a must-have for teachers in all content areas as well as library media specialists.

Descriptions of the most popular and affordable e-book devices, software, and content for educators
Guidelines for accessing free digital library resources available on the Web and for creating your own e-books using basic software tools
Strategies for using the annotation, reference, and hyper text capabilities of electronic text to promote active reading
Comprehensive index

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Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms - ISBN 1564842339
Interactive Videoconferencing: K-12 Lessons That Work - ISBN 1564842517

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the trusted source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy and leadership for innovation. ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. Home of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), the Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET), and ISTE's annual conference (formerly known as the National Educational Computing Conference, or NECC), ISTE represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide. We support our members with information, networking opportunities, and guidance as they face the challenge of transforming education.

Some of the areas in which we publish are:
-Web. 2.0 in the classroom-RSS, podcasts, and more
-National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)
-Professional development for educators and administrators
-Integrating technology into the classroom and curriculum
-Safe practices for the Internet and technology
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18. The Complete Book of Foaling: An Illustrated Guide for the Foaling Attendant (Howell reference books)
by Karen E. N. Hayes
Hardcover: 272 Pages (1993-02-15)
list price: US$34.95 -- used & new: US$16.95
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Asin: 0876059515
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In Praise of  The Complete Book of Foaling

"A must read for anybody who has ever thought about breeding a mare." —Judith Forbis, Ansata Arabian Stud

"Brilliantly written—reads like a novel, yet beautifully organized so that you can flip to a section at a moment's notice if your mare is in trouble." —Equus

"This book should be included in every foaling kit. In fact, it should never sit on the bookshelf in the house—keep it in the barn where you can always get to it in a hurry!" —Modern Horse Breeding

"Right away the illustrations set this book apart from any other in its class. Dr. Hayes's ability to teach is the other distinction—she has a knack for explaining things in such a way that you understand and remember, and the learning process is fun. I couldn't put the book down until I had read it cover to cover." —Walter Schimanski, Masada Arabians

The Howell Equestrian Library is a distinguished collection of books on all aspects of horsemanship and horsemastership. The nearly fifty books in print offer readers in all disciplines and at all levels of competition sound instruction and guidance by some of the most celebrated riders, trainers, judges and veterinarians in the horse world today. Whether your interest is dressage, show jumping or Western riding, or whether it's breeding, grooming or health care, Howell has a book to answer your needs. Get to know all the books in the Howell Equestrian Library: many are modern-day classics and have achieved the status of authoritative references in the estimation of those who ride, train and care for horses.
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5-0 out of 5 stars The BEST foaling book!!
I bought 5 books on foaling and I would consider this one the most informative as well as the easiest to understand.Many of the other books would simply state what to look out for and "call your vet immediately" without further discussing the issue. While it is best to have your vet attend a foaling, this book discusses further into each stage and possible problems to help the mare owner get a better understanding of what is really going on, what is causing it and what they can do to prevent/help it. Highly recommend this book

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Very detailed yet easy to understand, this book highlights all the important aspects of foaling.Very good reference to have.

5-0 out of 5 stars Foaling Bible
This book saved my life when it came to foaling time !! I had 3 last year and two of them were "text" book deliveries, the last being a maiden mare was a little more difficult but this book helped me survive the experience with a positive result. A must read for any new breeder.

5-0 out of 5 stars good book
this is a really handy book to have when breeding, or just a good read

4-0 out of 5 stars horse foaling help
Was expecting my first 2 foals this year and needed help to know what to
expect and do.Very imformative though I never got to use any of it as both my mares delivered quietly and safely on their own.I missed it! :-( ... Read more

19. Adapting to E-Books
Hardcover: 296 Pages (2009-01-16)
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Asin: 0415483778
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Electronic books are now having a major impact on library collections. This book provides models for acquisitions policies and reports on several surveys of faculty and librarian attitudes toward e-books. It discusses issues in acquiring cataloguing and collection development regarding this important new library resource.

Its subject matter deals with the different types of e-books, statistical data available for e-book usage, the development of e-book collections, learning environments, integrating e-books into local catalogues, acquisitions and usage monitoring of e-books.

This book will be of interest to librarians across all educational sectors, library science scholars and e-book publishers.

This book was published as a special issue of The Acquisitions Librarian.

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20. The Complete E-Commerce Book, Second Edition: Design, Build & Maintain a Successful Web-based Business
by Janice Reynolds
Paperback: 374 Pages (2004-04-13)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$24.88
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Asin: 1578203120
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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'The Complete E-Commerce Book offers a wealth of information on how to design, build and maintain a successful web-based business.... Many of the chapters are filled with advice and information on how to incorporate current e-business principles o

Make your e-commerce vision a success with this comprehensive, step-by-step handbook. Whether your company is a startup or well-established, you'll learn how to plan, implement and operate a successful e-commerce site -- from selecting the right software and Internet service provider through effectively marketing your online business. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars review
this book is very clear and informative, a bit technical in some places but still worth every dime. better than the others i've got

1-0 out of 5 stars has the auther ever built a single e-commerce site?
After browsing thru all the chapters, i got the impression that the author is only buzzword-compliant and cannot go into any detail in any subject area. She must have read a lot on ecommerce, but i doubt she ever did any "real work" with ecommerce. The writing reads like it comes from a "good" student who diligently repeats all the words a professor said in a business classroom.

4-0 out of 5 stars high level design and management of a web business
Reynolds talks about many aspects of running your own commercial website. She discusses what type of servers you might need and how to configure these using RAID to maximise uptime while preserving data against hardware failure. Also mentioned is what type of net connections might be suitable and affordable. Along with how to implement security against various types of fraud attempts.

For promoting your website, email newsletters are suggested as being very economical. Though beware of email ad campaigns that can get you labelled as a spammer. Search Engine Optimisation gets a good exposition as a cheap way to promote your site in an engine's rankings.

The "Complete" in the title is slightly misleading. The book does not get into the nitty gritty of technical details about making a database, for example. Or writing webpages. Rather, it's at a higher level of design and management of these issues.

The dot-com bubble is about to burst again! But, that doesn't mean that e-commerce is dead--to the contrary. Author Janice Reynolds has done an outstanding job of writing the second edition of a book that provides select comparisons of various tools needed to construct, design, and run a successful e-commerce website.

Reynolds begins by examining the e-commerce phenomenon, and the challenges that it brings. Next, the author shows you how you can design a website that is brilliantly complex, employing all of the latest technology, or design a simple site without sacrificing attractiveness or efficiency. Then, she explains why the design and pre-build details are among the first steps you must take when extending an e-commerce site to the Web. The author continues by discussing that if you want to host your own servers, the best advice is to create a balanced plan with each segment working in partnership with each other. In addition, the author next discusses how power and data redundancy are a good start to ensure that your website is always available, but other types of redundancy also should be considered when building a website. She also deals with the bandwidth aspect of connectivity. Next, the author shows you how to institute an on-going program of security monitoring, maintenance, and to perform an annual security audit. Then, she shows you how to choose your basic website software: web server, log analysis, and database. The author continues by discussing specific e-commerce software. In addition, she discusses adjunct software. The author also covers how you can create a good QA plan to determine how and in what order each aspect of a website should be tested. Then, she discusses various software and online solutions to aid in your quest for the perfect, problem-free website. The author continues by examining consultant contracts, costs, types of consulting services available, when to outsource and when to do the work in-house. In addition, the author provides tips on how to choose a web-hosting service. She also examines three different methods that are used to search the Web. Next, the author offers some advice on getting the work started, developing targeted marketing strategies, monitoring the results, and continuously striving to improve your efforts. Then, she explains that in order to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction, the web-based business must realize that site experience is actually more important to an online customer than product experience, and build the website and service solutions around that fact. The author continues by discussing why order processing and fulfillment is a website's last form of customer contact. Finally, she shares some thoughts on the future of e-commerce.

The author has done an excellent job of writing a book with both the entrepreneur and the non-technology executive in mind. So, at the end of the day, this book will help you ask the right questions as you move to the Web.

1-0 out of 5 stars horrible book and title is very misleading
If you are from planet Mars, you still wouldn't find this book useful.The dumbest person I know, knows more than is in this book.There is no code.It doesn't tell you exactly how to do anything.It just blah blah's on and on about useless info.Design, Build, and Maintain a website title?It doesn't cover any of the technical side of this like the title says.Save you money and pay someone to start your online business for you.It took a whole book to tell you this?????Save your money. ... Read more

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