Have you ever fallen into a book? Well, if you do, just make sure it isn't a fairy tale. Because in every one there's always a wicked this, an evil that or a hungry somebody just waiting to gobble you up. What happens when Herb, star of Beware of the Storybook Wolves, falls into his book of fairy tales?
Author: Yong Zhao
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-08-14
The secrets behind China's extraordinary educational system – good, bad, and ugly Chinese students' consistently stunning performance on the international PISA exams— where they outscore students of all other nations in math, reading, and science—have positioned China as a world education leader. American educators and pundits have declared this a "Sputnik Moment," saying that we must learn from China's education system in order to maintain our status as an education leader and global superpower. Indeed, many of the reforms taking hold in United States schools, such as a greater emphasis on standardized testing and the increasing importance of core subjects like reading and math, echo the Chinese system. We're following in China's footsteps—but is this the direction we should take? Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? by award-winning writer Yong Zhao offers an entertaining, provocative insider's account of the Chinese school system, revealing the secrets that make it both "the best and worst" in the world. Born and raised in China's Sichuan province and a teacher in China for many years, Zhao has a unique perspective on Chinese culture and education. He explains in vivid detail how China turns out the world's highest-achieving students in reading, math, and science—yet by all accounts Chinese educators, parents, and political leaders hate the system and long to send their kids to western schools. Filled with fascinating stories and compelling data, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? offers a nuanced and sobering tour of education in China. Learn how China is able to turn out the world's highest achieving students in math, science, and reading Discover why, despite these amazing test scores, Chinese parents, teachers, and political leaders are desperate to leave behind their educational system Discover how current reforms in the U.S. parallel the classic Chinese system, and how this could help (or hurt) our students' prospects
A bully bunny steals carrots from Little Lenny Bunny, Slightly Bigger Benny Bunny and Much Bigger Barney Bunny, but their sister, Itty Bitty Betty Bunny, helps them learn how to stand up for themselves.
Detectives Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato are called in when one of the contestants disappears before the spelling bee, but Larry, who has just read a scary story about mops, gets frightened when he enters the janitor's closet.
Enemies make the best lovers… Scott Elstrom craves freedom, adventure and exploration…so leaving the wilds of Alaska behind to save the family company isn't top on his list of priorities! And getting the traditional CEO portrait painted by one feisty, quirky, sexy fireball? Not in a million years! Antonia Baldoni needs this commission. Just because the new boss won't play along, it doesn't mean she'll back down! But suddenly Toni's not sure if it's determination that's got her pulse racing—or something altogether less appropriate! Trouble is, this battle of wills is not so much hard work—it's a lot more like fun!
Every night, Herb's mother reads him a bedtime story. Sometimes it's about a big bad wolf who terrifies little girls and their grandmothers, with his chilling growl and big yellow teeth. The story gets very nasty in the middle and everybody nearly comes to a sticky end. But, by the last page, it all turns out well and happy-ever-afterly. But what will happen to Herb when the wolves escape from his book? Will they gobble him up? Or will this, too, end happily-ever-after? Read this thrilling tale to find out - and learn what to do if the wolves ever escape from your storybook!
Author: S. D'Montford
Publisher: Shambhallah Awareness Centre
Release Date: 2012-11-20
Dr. D'Montford answers the most common questions asked about witches.. What is a witch? Are Witches Pagans? What is a Pagan? Are Witches spiteful and evil? Do Witches hex or curse others? Are Witches Satanists? Do witches dance naked at their sabbats? Why the Witch hunts when the bible approves of Witches? Do witches perform child sacrifice? She also explains the witch hunts in Australia. The true meaning of the pentagram. The Pagan foundations to western society, the laws that affect Witches and Pagans practicing their faith and much, much more. This book is an excellent reference work for schools libraries and individuals."
[Menage Amour: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Menage a Trois Romance, M/M/M, Werewolves, Vampires] Ben knew there would never be a mate for him. No one in his or her right mind would want to be shackled with a man with no tenderness, no gentleness, and certainly no kindness. He didn't even know what those emotions were anymore. They were stripped from him, along with a good portion of his sanity. Ben has nothing to offer a mate, and he knows it. When huge sky blue eyes peek out at him from under strawberry blond hair at a Wolf Mating party, Ben can't deny his fascination, or his need to claim Stefan as his mate. But Stefan comes with a lot of baggage. According to vampire law, he's been given away by his brother to Dane, the brother of Stefan's best friend, Audley. In exchange, Audley has been given to Stefan's brother. The problem? Audley and Stefan are both Ben's mates. When Stefan and Audley are kidnapped, Ben and their friends race to save them. Can Ben survive long enough to save his mates, or will his worst nightmare come true? Can Stefan and Audley overcome their fears long enough to save their mate, or will they lose him forever? ** A Siren Erotic Romance
Recommended for summer reading by The Huffington Post! "When Shivers sets sail, adventure—and laughs—abound."—Tom Watson, author of the Stick Dog series Meet Shivers, the scaredy-est pirate to ever sail the Seven Seas. Along with his best friend, Margo, and his loyal fishmate, Albee, Shivers battles a giant squid, discovers hidden treasures, and gets pooped on by a pigeon to save his parents from the clutches of evil. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll never eat snails again. So put on your pantaloons, batten down the hatches, and join Shivers on his first (but still very dangerous) adventure. Comic book–like illustrations in each chapter bring Shivers to life and invite even the most reluctant readers to join the adventure.