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The Random House Book of Poetry for Children
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 248

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children

More than 550 poems by American, English, and anonymous authors.

Random House Roget's Thesaurus
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 709

Random House Roget's Thesaurus

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2001
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  • Publisher: Fawcett

Containing more than eleven thousand main entries, a handy, alphabetically arranged thesaurus offers more than 200,000 synonyms and antonyms grouped by meanings, fields of interest, and levels of formality, as well as more than four hundred synonym studies and a section of new words. Original.

Skin in the Game
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

Skin in the Game

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-02-20
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

From the bestselling author of The Black Swan, a bold book that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility 'Skin in the game means that you do not pay attention to what people say, only to what they do, and how much of their neck they are putting on the line' Citizens, artisans, police, fishermen, political activists and entrepreneurs all have skin in the game. Policy wonks, corporate executives, many academics, bankers and most journalists don't. It's all about having something to lose and sharing risks with others. In his most provocative and practical book yet, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows that skin in the game...

Elmo's Breakfast Bingo (Sesame Street)
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32

Elmo's Breakfast Bingo (Sesame Street)

Using a funny–sometimes wacky–multiple-choice guessing game, Elmo teaches kids about the importance of starting the day with a good breakfast. Packed with facts and fun, this book makes breakfast easy to swallow! Practical tips for parents are also included!

Get Moving with Elmo! (Sesame Street)
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 12

Get Moving with Elmo! (Sesame Street)

Elmo (with his mommy as spotting for safety) demonstrates a somersault, cartwheel, and tripod-into-handstand to show toddlers how much fun it can be to move around, shake things up, and get some exercise! The tone is full of energy and emphasizes enjoyment of physical activity rather than imparting a weighty message. Sturdy board pages will hold up to repeated readings, which this engaging book is sure to get.

I Was Anastasia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

I Was Anastasia

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-03-27
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  • Publisher: Anchor

“Compelling and utterly fascinating…drifts far into the mysterious lives of Anastasia Romanov and Anna Anderson.”—Lisa Wingate, author of Before We Were Yours In an enthralling new feat of historical suspense, Ariel Lawhon unravels the extraordinary twists and turns in Anna Anderson's 50-year battle to be recognized as Anastasia Romanov. Is she the Russian Grand Duchess or the thief of another woman's legacy? Countless others have rendered their verdict. Now it is your turn. Russia, July 17, 1918: Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement in Siberia where they face a merciless ...

The Black Swan
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 366

The Black Swan

In the author's point of view, a black swan is an improbable event with three principal characteristics - It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? Part of the answer, according to Taleb, is that humans are hardwired to learn specifics when they should be focused on generalities. We concentrate on things we already know and time and time again fail to take into consideration what we don't know. We are, therefore, unable to truly estimate opportunities, too vulnerable to the impulse to simplify, narrate, and categorize, and not open enough to rewarding those who can imagine the 'impossible'.

Random House Concise Encyclopedia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 727

Random House Concise Encyclopedia

Provides general information in the fields of politics, the humanities, science, geography, history, law, languages, and sports

Random House Guide to Good Writing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Random House Guide to Good Writing

Clear, concise, effective, THE RANDOM HOUSE GUIDE TO GOOD WRITING is for anyone who wishes to communicate well in writing. Mitchell Ivers shows us how to master the medium and the message with an array of features: Precise guidelines on word usage, grammar, and punctuation--and how to decide with "rules" you can discard to suit your purpose; How to choose the tone and style appropriate to your audience and subject; The essential components of plot in fiction and structure in nonfiction, and much more. An Alternate Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club A Main Selection of the Writer's Digest Book Club From the Paperback edition.

Shining On
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 176

Shining On

In this thoughtful and engaging collection, 11 acclaimed authors explore the highs and lows of growing up and shining on in the face of obstacles. A parent's departure, a sister's illness, a cheerleader's breakup, a family's secrets . . . these stories sensitively capture the challenges—and triumphs—of finding the way to a bright tomorrow. Featuring powerful stories by Lois Lowry, Meg Rosoff, Meg Cabot, Melvin Burgess, Sue Limb, and more. . . . A portion of the money generated from the sale of this book will benefit CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation and Children's Oncology Group, partners in the search for a cure for childhood cancer. From the Trade Paperback edition.