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Rip the Page!
Adventures in Creative Writing
Written by Karen Benke


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Roost Books
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-812-7 (1-59030-812-3)

Rip The Page! is an interactive writing workbook for children ages 8 to 12, offering a dynamic approach to language, ideas, and writing. Full of innovative exercises, inspiring ideas, and word lists to launch many writing adventures, this book encourages children to explore their own creative ideas and get writing. With... Read more >

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Major in Success, 5th Ed
Make College Easier, Fire up Your Dreams, and Get a Great Job
Written by Patrick Combs
Foreword by Jack Canfield


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: August 1, 2007
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-865-7 (1-58008-865-1)

With so much at stake during college, students need smart and inspiring advice to help them excel. Now in its fifth edition, MAJOR IN SUCCESS reaches out to undecided freshmen and sophomores in search of a major that suits their interests and career ambitions; shows near-graduation students how to bolster their... Read more >

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The Pen Commandments

Written by Steven Frank


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3229-7 (1-4000-3229-6)

Thou Shalt Honor Thy Reader, Thou Shalt Not Waste Words, Thou Shalt Not Kill Thy Sentences—these are three of the “pen” commandments through which, with humor and an engaging sense of purpose, Steven Frank inspires his readers not just to write but to write well.

Thou Shalt Take Pleasure in Thy Pen... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Lecture Notes
A Professor's Inside Guide to College Success
Written by Philip Mitchell Freeman


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-754-4 (1-58008-754-X)

“College is hard, but the rules for college success are simple. The trick is, even though they are simple in theory, they are often very difficult in practice. But here’s my college professor’s guarantee: If you consistently and conscientiously follow these rules, you will ace your courses, impress your friends and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
Seven Steps to Genius Every Day
Written by Michael J. Gelb


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: February 8, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50827-4 (0-440-50827-4)

Step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, anyone can harness the power and awesome wonder of their own genius, mastering such life-changing skills as problem solving, creative thinking, self-expression, goal setting and life balance, and harmonizing body and mind. Michael Gelb's How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci is an inspiring and... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook
Your Personal Companion to How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
Written by Michael J. Gelb


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: June 15, 1999
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50882-3 (0-440-50882-7)

In the bestselling tradition of The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal, The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude and The Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Workbook comes The How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook--the companion volume to Michael Gelb's 1998 Delacorte hardcover bestseller.

Created to structure and motivate the reader's development... Read more >

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The Writing Warrior
Discovering the Courage to Free Your True Voice
Written by Laraine Herring


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 20, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-796-0 (1-59030-796-8)

All writers are faced at some point with feelings of self-consciousness and self-doubt about their work. In this invaluable guide, Laraine Herring offers advice to writers who want to become more comfortable with their writing, face their inhibitions, and gain the confidence to release their true voice. Utilizing the breath, a... Read more >

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Student's Quest Guide: Aristotle Leads the Way
Aristotle Leads the Way
Written by Johns Hopkins University


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: December 1, 2007
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-254-6 (1-58834-254-9)

This rich, multidisciplinary curriculum to accompany Joy Hakim’s The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way covers astronomy, physics, and chemistry from Mesopotamia to the Middle Ages. The course of study is divided into five units. Each unit includes an introduction (with background information, a materials list, and standards correlated to... Read more >

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Student's Quest Guide: Newton at the Center
Newton at the Center
Written by Johns Hopkins University


Format: Trade Paperback, 246 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: June 1, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-255-3 (1-58834-255-7)

This rich, multidisciplinary curriculum to accompany Joy Hakim’s The Story of Science: Newton at the Center covers astronomy, physics, and chemistry from Copernicus to the Curies, from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries. The course of study is divided into seven units. Each unit includes an introduction (with background, materials list... Read more >

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Teacher's Quest Guide: Aristotle Leads the Way
Aristotle Leads the Way
Written by Johns Hopkins University


Format: Trade Paperback, 440 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: December 1, 2007
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-251-5 (1-58834-251-4)

This rich, multidisciplinary curriculum to accompany Joy Hakim’s The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way covers astronomy, physics, and chemistry from Mesopotamia to the Middle Ages. The course of study is divided into five units. Each unit includes an introduction (with background information, a materials list, and standards correlated to... Read more >

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Teacher's Quest Guide: Newton at the Center
Newton at the Center
Written by Johns Hopkins University


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: June 1, 2008
Price: $59.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-252-2 (1-58834-252-2)

This rich, multidisciplinary curriculum to accompany Joy Hakim’s The Story of Science: Newton at the Center covers astronomy, physics, and chemistry from Copernicus to the Curies, from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries. The course of study is divided into seven units. Each unit includes an introduction (with background, materials list... Read more >

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How to Become a Straight-A Student
The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less
Written by Cal Newport


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: December 26, 2006
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2271-5 (0-7679-2271-9)

As Cal Newport discovered the hard way during his first year at Dartmouth, straight As are not achieved through all-night study sessions. Rather, most straight-A students study fewer hours than their peers and still get top-tier results because they employ unconventional strategies that streamline their study time. Based on Newport’s experiences... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Grammar Smart, 2nd Edition

Written by Princeton Review


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Princeton Review
On Sale: August 7, 2001
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-0-375-76215-4 (0-375-76215-9)

The words you use say a lot about you. Grammar makes a lasting impression on friends, co-workers, and teachers, but learning the rules has always been boring. That's why the folks at The Princeton Review created Grammar Smart.

Grammar Smart uses a witty, irreverent approach to help individuals write and speak with... Read more >

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Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper
Gifting the World with Your Words and Stories, and Creating the Time and Energy to Actually Do It
Written by Sark


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-34170-9 (0-307-34170-4)

Write and share what’s in your heart! That is the SARK way to help students how to free their creative spirit. Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper is a fun and practical guide to the craft of writing and storytelling. Included are exercises and games to transport ideas from mind to paper; tips... Read more >

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The Fact Checker's Bible
A Guide to Getting It Right
Written by Sarah Harrison Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 10, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72106-6 (0-385-72106-4)

The first book of its kind, The Fact Checker’s Bible is the essential guide to the important but often neglected task of checking facts, whatever their source.

Today, everyone is overwhelmed with information that claims to be factual. But even the most punctilious researcher, writer, student or journalist--not to mention the lazy... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Write Right!
A Desktop Digest of Punctuation, Grammar, and Style
Written by Jan Venolia


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: August 21, 2001
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-328-7 (1-58008-328-5)

In this age of electronic correspondence and self-produced documents, we need a useful and reliable writing guide more than ever. WRITE RIGHT! covers the essentials of good writing in a concise and easy-to-follow format. The new edition of this classic handbook takes you through the entire writing process, from understanding the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It
The Parts of Speech, for Better And/Or Worse
Written by Ben Yagoda


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2077-3 (0-7679-2077-5)

What do you get when you mix nine parts of speech, one great writer, and generous dashes of insight, humor, and irreverence? One phenomenally entertaining language book.

Not since School House Rock have adjectives, adverbs, articles, conjunctions, interjections, nouns, prepositions, pronouns, and verbs been explored with such infectious exuberance. Read If You... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
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