Doodles Lanhorn and the Quest to Save Inner Earth

Author: Russell D. Bernstein
Publisher: Hannacroix Creek Books
ISBN: 1938998405
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Doodles Lanhorn is a red-headed boy of thirteen who doesn't feel very popular or successful but he does have a special talent: he has recently discovered the powers of Wizartry, the art of drawing something and making it come to life. Doodles comes to learn that he is unique in that he does not require a paintbrush like most Wizarts; he can draw with just the use of his hands. In this new novel, Doodles must deal with old enemies, rescue his family, and ultimately save Inner Earth, the sacred land of the Wizarts. With the help of his friends Laura, Darren, and Boogley, a special creature, Doodles is able to overcome his fears so he can face all these obstacles, head on.

Doodles Lanhorn and the Search for the Missing Artifact

Author: Russell D Bernstein
ISBN: 1938998901
Release Date: 2016-09-29
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Art comes to life as Doodles uses his exceptional Wizartry skill to hunt for the prized artifact that holds the key to Inner Earth. But there is a detective who is convinced that Doodles is the actual thief. Doodles enlists the help of his old and new friends, including his unique sidekick Boogly. Will Doodles recover the stolen artifact or will the malicious Mr. Derringer outwit him? Although this new novel is a standalone book, Bernstein is also the author of two previous popular novels about Doodles: When Art and Magic Collide (2014) and Doodles Lanhorn and the Quest to Save Inner Earth (2016).

The Question Is Why

Author: Jeff Yager
Publisher: Hannacroix Creek Books
ISBN: 1938998693
Release Date: 2016-08-26
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

At a certain age, children become very curious and they start asking "Why?" When a parent (teacher, educator, or grandparent) responds with an answer, these inquisitive children will often respond with another "Why?" THE QUESITON IS WHY? was inspired by the author's son, Bradley. There are 26 different questions and answers, each corresponding to a letter of the alphabet, as well as a surprise bonus question at the end of this educational and fun children's book. There is also a list of additional activities parents and educators can do with children to inspire inquiring minds as well as a list of related children's books to explore. Praise for THE QUESTION IS WHY? "THE QUESTION IS WHY? incorporates both creative questioning and an innovative take on learning the alphabet. It will make a great addition to any pre-K or K-3 classroom library!" -Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, author, CHOOSING HOPE, Executive Director,, and speaker "This must-read children's book makes learning fun with discussion-provoking questions and beautiful illustrations. My three-year-old loves this entertaining book!" -Russell D. Bernstein, parent and author, DOODLES LANHORN AND THE QUEST TO SAVE INNER EARTH "An engaging way to teach children the alphabet and the value of asking questions." - Joyce Guy Patton, elementary school teacher and principal (retired) About the Author Jeff Yager grew up in Connecticut and now lives in Florida. He is the author of two novels: ATOM & EVE, a sci-fi for young adults and up, and I LIKE GOD, co-authored with Skye Bynes, a novel about the impact of social media. About the Illustrator Nancy Batra is a graphic designer, children's book illustrator, and book cover designer who lives and works in New Delhi, India.

Finders Keepers

Author: Shelley Tougas
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 9781596439917
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

From the author of The Graham Cracker Plot, a story about two friends playing finders keepers for the missing loot of Al Capone. Christa spends every summer at the most awesome place in the whole world: her family's cabin on Whitefish Lake in Wisconsin. Only her dad recently lost his job and her parents have decided to sell the cabin. But not if Christa can help it. Everyone knows there is Al Capone blood money hidden somewhere in Whitefish Lake, and her friend Alex's cranky grandpa might have the key to finding it. Grumpa says the loot is gone, or worse-cursed!-but Christa knows better. If she finds it, she can keep it and save her family and their beloved cabin.

Blue Planet II

Author: James Honeyborne
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473530072
Release Date: 2017-10-19
Genre: Nature

Take a deep breath and dive into the mysteries of the ocean. Our understanding of ocean life has changed dramatically in the last decade, with new species, new behaviours, and new habitats being discovered at a rapid rate. Blue Planet II, which accompanies an epic 7-part series on BBC1, is a ground-breaking new look at the richness and variety of underwater life across our planet. With over 200 breath-taking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's spectacular footage, each chapter of Blue Planet II brings to life a different habitat of the oceanic world. Voyages of migration show how each of the oceans on our planet are connected; coral reefs and arctic ice communities are revealed as thriving underwater cities; while shorelines throw up continual challenges to those living there or passing through. A final chapter explores the science and technology of the Ocean enterprise – not only how they were able to capture these amazing stories on film, but what the future holds for marine life based on these discoveries.

A Tramp Abroad

Author: Mark Twain
ISBN: UOM:39015008603535
Release Date: 1880
Genre: Europe

Twain's account of traveling in Europe. A Tramp Abroad sparkles with the author's shrewd observations and highly opinionated comments on Old World culture. A Tramp Abroad includes among its adventures a voyage by raft down the Neckar and an ascent of Mont Blanc by telescope, as well as the author's attempts to study art.

RAF Wings Over Florida

Author: Willard Largent
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557532036
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"In their own words, British pilots tell of their Florida experiences. Many of them still in their late teens, away from home the first time, pale and thin from years of rationing, these young men encountered immense challenges and overwhelming generosity during their training in Florida. Now retired, these former pilots still smell the scent of orange blossoms when they glance through the log books they kept while flying their Stearmans and Harvards over Florida citrus groves. They fondly remember the times when they buzzed over the homes of their Florida "families" to let them know to expect them for Sunday dinner. More than fifty years later, their stories still resonate with universal emotions: fear of failure, love of country, camaraderie, romantic love, and the pain of tragic deaths. Their stories also remind the American reader of a unique time in our history, when, poised on the brink of war, the United States reached out to help a country in distress."--BOOK JACKET.


Author: Russell D. Bernstein
ISBN: 162183218X
Release Date: 2014-09-18
Genre: Fiction

The life of Doodles Lanhorn is mediocre at best. Between his unruly red hair and lanky frame, being bullied at school, and constantly being pestered by his father to go out for a sport-any sport-all he ever wants to do is lock himself away in the world of his drawings. Despite having a tight-knit group of friends, Doodles often feels alone, and his non-confrontational nature often makes it hard for him to interact at all-so, what is the point? Then everything changes on his thirteenth birthday... A book filled with gorgeous paintings, a mysterious note from a stranger, a lone bookstore, and a single paintbrush pave the way to a world where magic is commonplace, and imagination is the only limitation. A "lifelike painting" takes on a whole new meaning as Doodles explores the world of Wizartry-a proud, haphazard heritage hidden away from prying eyes. With the fate of another whole world hanging in the balance, Doodles must face his fears, challenge his faults, and discover an ability he didn't even know he had. He encounters friends and foes alike as he journeys through the secretive practice of the Wizarting world. With little guidance from his master, Doodles must pass each test and win the favor of the Gate Council in order to earn his place among this elite group. But his journey is just beginning... Join Doodles as he must discern truth from rumor, fact from myth, and good from evil in this hero's journey where a boy becomes a man. Can he uncover the plot to destroy Inner Earth? Will he be able to reverse the Eraser in time? Pick up your paintbrush and discover what lies ahead...

Common Core Elements of Literature Grades 6 8

Author: Linda Armstrong
Publisher: Mark Twain Media
ISBN: 9781622234646
Release Date: 2014-01-15
Genre: Education

Centered around Common Core State Standards, Common Core: Elements of Literature is designed to help students understand such complex elements of literature as irony and symbolism. Practice pages, student charts, graphic organizers, research challenges, discussion starters, writing prompts, games, group activities, and recommended reading lists enable students to practice: Pinpointing character, setting, plot, and theme; uncovering common symbols in fiction; detecting similes, metaphors, and other figures of speech; spotting verbal, situational, and dramatic irony; and recognizing allegory, parody, and satire. --Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources.

American Airpower Comes of Age

Author: General Henry H. Arnold
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
ISBN: 1410217353
Release Date: 2004-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This volume has richly enhanced General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold's reputation as the father of today's United States Air Force. Major General John W. Huston, himself an Army Air Forces combat veteran of the war, has edited each of Arnold's World War II diaries and placed them in their historical context while explaining the problems Hap faced and evaluating the results of his travels. General Huston, a professional historian, has taught at both the US Air Force Academy and the US Naval Academy. A former Chief of the Office of Air Force History and an experienced researcher both here and abroad in the personal and official papers of the war's leaders, he has been careful to let Hap speak for himself. The result is an account of the four-year odyssey that took Arnold to every continent but one as he took part in deliberations that involved Allied leaders in major diplomacy/strategy meetings with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S Truman, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, Charles de Gaulle, and Chiang Kai-shek. At those meetings, Hap recorded the comments of the various participants. His 12 diaries contain his own thoughts, which range from being lost over the Himalayas to comforting the wounded as they were airlifted from the Normandy beaches. He experienced an air raid in London and viewed the carnage in recently liberated Manila. Arnold recorded his honest impressions, from private meetings with King George VI in Buckingham Palace to eating from mess kits with his combat crews in the North African desert - all while perceptively commenting on the many issues involved and assessing the people, the culture, and the surroundings. This volume offers the best assessment we have of Hap as he survived four wartime heart attacks and continued to work tirelessly for proper recognition of airpower. It will also continue my emphasis while Chief of Staff of the US Air Force on encouraging professional reading through making historical accounts available to personnel of the finest air force in the world, a success achieved in large part because of Hap Arnold. Ronald R. Fogleman General, United States Air Force, Retired

Every Man His Own University

Author: Russell Conwell
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 9788027223442
Release Date: 2017-10-16
Genre: Self-Help

This eBook edition of "Every Man His Own University" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "A distinct university walks about under each man's hat. The only man who achieves success in the other universities of the world, and in the larger university of life, is the man who has first taken his graduate course and his post-graduate course in the university under his hat. There observation furnishes a daily change in the curriculum. Books are not the original sources of power, but observation, which may bring to us all wide experience, deep thinking, fine feeling, and the power to act for oneself, is the very dynamo of power." – Russell H. Conwell (from "Every Man His Own University") Russell Herman Conwell (1843 – 1925) was an American Baptist minister, orator, philanthropist, lawyer, and writer. He is best remembered as the founder and first president of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the Pastor of The Baptist Temple, and for his inspirational lecture, Acres of Diamonds.

Explorations and Encounters in French

Author: F. Jean Fornasiero
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
ISBN: 9780980672336
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Australia

"With a title derived literally from the explorations of the French in the Pacific and metaphorically from classroom encounters with another culture - both of which form important subsections to the volume - Explorations and Encounters in French actively seeks to unite those fields of enquiry sometimes seen as separate, namely, culture and language. The essays selected for inclusion in Explorations and Encounters in French bring together many of the current research strands in French Studies today, tapping into current pedagogical trends, analysing contemporary events in France, examining the Franco-Australian past, while reviewing teaching practice and the culture of teaching. Collectively, the essays reflect the common engagement with language, culture and society that characterizes the community of French teachers and scholars in Australia and abroad."--University of Adelaide Press webpage.

The Graham Cracker Plot

Author: Shelley Tougas
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 9781596439894
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Meet Daisy Bauer and her sometimes best friend, Graham, who are determined to break Daisy's dad out of prison in this hilarious middle-grade debut. No one believes her, but Daisy Bauer knows her dad has been wrongfully imprisoned and that it's up to her to break him out of jail (aka Club Fed). She has a plan that she's calling the Graham Cracker Plot because it was all Graham's idea. She just needs a miniature horse, a getaway truck, and a penny from 1919—the idea coin. This funny, nail-biter of a novel is about friendship and admitting you're wrong. Debut novelist Shelley Tougas balances humor and warmth against themes of family, broken trust, and unconditional love against all odds. This title has Common Core connections.