Who can resist Aesop's fables? These charming readers have been carefully written for second- and third-grade readability, as well as for advanced first-graders. Ideal for independent reading, their colorful illustrations support the text and enhance comprehension.
It's the beginning of the year and Marilyn is already having the year from hell… emphasis on hell. Her perfect boyfriend left her for his male secretary; her editors told her she was minutes from getting the knife; and the brand new car she bought just got wrecked by the city's latest masked defender -- the Bellissimo Bandit. With her thirty-sixth birthday staring her in the face, Marilyn makes an oath to stay away from men -- translation, no sex. Unfortunately for her, her best friend sends her the perfect gift to help her get out of the literary rut that has placed her writing career on the line. When she wakes up to find her birthday gift standing on her doorstep in a tight tee and an even tighter pair of jeans, she is sure Rosalinda's gift is a gag. Unfortunately for her, her gift, the Naked Butler, is hers for a whole fourteen days. Marilyn’s not sure she can keep her oath to herself when there is a very healthy, sexy, nearly naked man willing to do her every bidding. But the real question is… what is she going to do when she finds out that the very Bandit she hates might be the same Butler she lusts after and needs?
In May 2014, Presh Talwalkar made a YouTube video about how to multiply numbers by drawing lines. By the end of the month, the video received over a million views. Multiplying by lines is an innovative visual method to multiply numbers. It works like magic and gets people excited about math. This book illustrates how you can multiply by lines, enumerates the precise steps in the process, and offers examples of how to use the method. There are also novel applications of how one diagram can solve additional problems and how multiplying by lines can be used for algebraic expressions. The book includes 35 exercises with solutions.
The nursery was high up under the eaves, so that the rest of the house seemed faraway -- a wonderful region where music might sound, or where, by stealing down, one might see fair ladies like the princesses of the tales smiling at gallant gentlemen. One's own mother might turn, indeed, into a princess just before it was time to go to bed, with white arms and jewels upon her neck. Then one fell asleep knowing that no day in Weir could be without its enchantment, whether the clouds seemed caught in the tree-tops, or the snow flew and made the red roofs white; or whether the sun danced on the green lawns, for each day ended with a faery tale, and these are the tales of Weir.
Curses are real . .
. Rosalind never thought about ancestral curses until she inherited an estate called Wynterhaven in the mountains of Colorado, from a family she never knew she had. Upon entering this sprawling estate, she is hit with visions, déjà vu, and plenty of bumps in the night. She soon finds her new home is inhabited by a gift-bearing raven, an extremely large black cat, and a talking skull. Through the candlelight and cobwebs, she finds her great-grandmother’s diary, a book of shadows that takes her back to 1918 and a time of heightened interest in archaeology, spiritualism, and secret societies. Learning of her great-grandmother’s previous life as an Oracle of Delphi, Rosalind takes yet another step back in time to the ancient Greece of Alexander the Great, finding a time of misogyny, sexual freedom, and the continual political binding and dissolution of Goddess worship. Follow along with Rosalind as she is taken through the forbidden history of her lost past and discovers curses, the occult, mystery, and a love story that transcends time and mortality.
It's Never too Late to Fall in Love is an anthology of romantic short stories written by and about mature people.
Unfortunately, most students don't have the wealth of words or the volume of vocabulary that enable them to get top scores on the SAT I (the test that most people call "the SAT"). The fact that you don't have an SAT vocabulary isn't due to a lack of intelligence, it's due to the fact that almost everyone speaks using concise sentences that get to the point, rather than belabor it. Everyone begins with a different level of vocabulary. You may already know half of the words here or you may only know a few. Regard of how strong or weak your vocabulary currently is, SAT Vocabulary For Dummies will help you build your vocabulary and boost your test scores. SAT Vocabulary For Dummies focuses exclusively on the vocabulary you need to know to get a good verbal score on the SAT. In this fun and easy-to-understand guide, test-prep guru Suzee Vlk provides you with a reliable way to increase your vocabulary--and scores. Unlike most vocabulary books, which provide long, boring, alphabetical lists of words, this groundbreaking guide organizes vocabulary into easy-to-remember categories (such as "personal appearance," "intelligence," or "money"). This book also: Focuses on "hot" SAT words--the 500 or so that turn up again and again on the exams Illustrates the meaning of words by placing them in the context of a sentence--usually through humorous stories Delivers lots of practical tips and tools for remembering tough words Gives the lowdown on roots Lists antonyms and synonyms and shows ways to increase comprehension using context Contains practice questions with answer explanations Packed with tips, tricks, stories, and jokes that will help build your vocabulary, SAT Vocabulary For Dummies is a pain way to get a handle on the words that you need to master before you take the SAT.