Grundegarde by Michael Stell

By Michael Stell

"Grundegarde" is a 32 web page kid's e-book, lovingly written and masterfully illustrated by way of Michael A. Stell, designed to gas the mind's eye of youngsters from age 5.

Grundegarde is a dragon(not too scary for more youthful children), disgruntled through his personal inadequacies, who reigns with fiery breath over the unusual little land the place he makes his domestic. via his antics and missteps he eventually meets his fit in a tiny sorcerer who deems it essential to switch Grundegarde's ways.

either childrens and adults who may well learn the tale to them will benefit from the rhyming textual content and colourful illustrations.

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Teaching and Learning Online: New Models of Learning for a by Brian Sutton,Anthony Basiel

By Brian Sutton,Anthony Basiel

Teaching and studying Online, Volume 2, provides useful suggestion from teachers, researchers, practitioners and architects who're presently engaged in defining, growing and supplying the more and more vital international of on-line learning.  This strong consultant avoids tendencies in expertise, as a substitute concentrating on the articulation and improvement of the educational theories that underpin using technology. 

Topics coated include:

• idea that informs perform – rising types and realizing from academia;
• examine – new understandings of studying, collaborative sense-making, and studying preferences;
• The Practitioner view – genuine examples from world wide of ground-breaking advancements in on-line studying which are reworking schooling, grownup studying and company training;
• information for designers and manufacturers – pedagogical recommendation and abilities for more than a few those who could have had little publicity to the physique of information surrounding studying design;
• seeking to the longer term – what to anticipate within the subsequent five to ten years and the way to organize to take complete benefit of the possibilities that an more and more hooked up society will offer for learner-managed learning.

The second volume of this bestselling advisor addresses key gaps within the to be had literature together with the inequality of entry to technologically enabled studying and state-of-the-art layout matters and pedagogies that would take us into the subsequent decade of eLearning and destiny internet 3.0+ approaches.

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Rendered Invisible: Stories of Blacks and Whites, Love and by Frank E Dobson

By Frank E Dobson

In entrancing prose that says a spot with writers as strong as Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and John Edgar Wideman, Frank Dobson bargains his personal daring, sophisticated explorations of race and existence in the US. I sat right down to skim slightly his new e-book of reports, and ended up interpreting its critical novella directly via. This narrative of the .22-Caliber killings in Buffalo - little recognized to so much Americans-and the lives of blacks and whites stuck up in these demanding days makes for suspenseful, compelling reading.

Jeff Gundy
Poet, professor, Bluffton University

"Thirteen lifeless black males, and no-one understands it happened," so says Johnny Smith, who units out on a quest to make issues correct within the robust novella that starts off this assortment - a masterpiece of collaged voices. Voice is pressing and significant--Dobson focuses all through at the invisible and the unvoiced-he brings them to middle degree, the place they communicate their ache and frustration. "Maybe we will be able to revise history," one in every of his characters says; Dobson's e-book does simply that.

Mary Grimm
Novelist, professor, Case Western University

I'm reminded the following of the word from Percy Mayfield's vintage: the chance area is in all places. All in all, it truly is a massive tale rooted in actual fact in an previous second, yet connecting these concerns to pressing ones within the present.

John McCluskey, Indiana University
Author of Mr. America's final Season Blues

Rendered Invisible is a gorgeous piece of writing. it really is a massive ebook, a piece of genius. The tales that finish the e-book are fantastic with attention-grabbing characters enmeshed in situations that compel and enjoyment. however the coup de grace is the novella, Rendered Invisible, during which he tells us in fictional shape the real tale of the random murders of a string of black males within the early 80’s in Buffalo, ny. i used to be deeply moved, and i'm confident that Dobson belongs within the ranks of the easiest of residing American writers.

Jimmy Chesire, Wright kingdom University
Author of domestic Boy

In Rendered Invisible, Frank Dobson does what the simplest writers do — he makes us glance outward and upward whereas observing deeply again and down inside of ourselves.

Colin Channer, Wellesley College
Author of ready in Vain

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Hippo and Monkey (The Adventures of Hippo and Monkey) by Joshua Yunger

By Joshua Yunger

Hippo and Monkey is the tale of 2 most sensible friends.

Little issues begin to hassle them approximately one another. How can they have the ability to simply accept one another for who they are?  This pleasant story of inflammation, tolerance, and love tells us how one can be forgiving by way of these closest to us. Banana skins within the water! indignant splashing! those are a few of the bumps alongside the trail in the course of the jungle of lifestyles for Hippo and Monkey. Can they navigate the trail correctly? What do we, in flip, study from them? discover during this humorous, heartwarming, thought-provoking, and fantastically illustrated book.

JOSHUA YUNGER is the illustrator of numerous books including Wobar and the search for the Magic Calumet by Henry Homeyer additionally popping out this October. he's a school member on the AVA Gallery and paintings heart (Alliance for the visible paintings) in Lebanon NH. In his spare time he writes and documents songs for his band The Ologists. He lives in South Stafford, VT together with his spouse Erin and their little ones George and Casey.  

Advance Praise

With the daring, dynamic strains and colours of his hand-colored linoleum cuts and his sparse and idiosyncratic use of phrases, Joshua Yunger completely conveys the adolescence feelings of those strange associates studying to appreciate and love each one other. Hippo and Monkey  is a kid's publication for all ages.--Bente Torjusen, govt director, AVA Gallery and artwork heart  

Most beautiful.--Cooper-Moore, Jazz musician and educator

This stunning myth in regards to the paintings and rewards of affection will satisfaction either little ones and the grown-ups who learn to them. Hippo and Monkey is clean and wealthy, a banquet for the senses in addition to meals for the soul.--Jennifer Bates, bookseller, poet, author, The First evening Out of Eden  

This e-book has remarkable messages for we all, regardless of how outdated we're. As you input the fantastically illustrated international of Hippo and Monkey, you're in for a true deal with. prepare to open your self as much as what those animals need to train us.

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Rune Shamanism by Michael Denney

By Michael Denney

Runes were used for divination and writing in Europe for millions of years. yet the place did they arrive from? smooth academia tells us that the Runic alphabet was once followed 2200 years in the past. yet may they be older than that?... probably a lot, a lot older?

In this ebook, writer Michael William Denney heavily examines the old and linguistic mysteries of the Runic alphabet referred to as the "Elder Futhark." yet, this is not simply one other re-hashing of the usual educational questions about Rune stave meanings.

Mr. Denney unearths a strong, old approach to Rune Shamanism, a FORGOTTEN approach to Rune galdor which could were the unique approach to Rune magic taught in mystery from father to son through the ice a while while the early Germanic tribes have been differentiating themselves from their different Indo-European cousins.

"Rune Shamanism" unearths a robust approach to non secular transformation to be had to all sleek seekers of old shamanic wisdom.

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The Hand Me Down Christmas by Karen Bianco

By Karen Bianco

It was once Christmastime within the tiny little city of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire the place Molly and Steven Switzer lived with their mother and their Dad and their puppy, Sherry. the folks who lived and labored in Dixville Notch have been distinctive and worrying because it was once an exhilarating and pleasant position the place every body knew in the event that your puppy was once misplaced or your baby was once lacking a tooth.

Christmastime used to be specifically tough for Molly and Steven as they have been too terrible to rejoice Christmas. All their needs and goals of a Christmas tree, or even one current from Santa must remain as simply that - a dream. however, they nonetheless regarded ahead to the thrill of the season as they continually felt the sharing and heat in their family members, their associates and their acquaintances. A hug and a Christmas cookie from Mr. and Mrs. Chapman who lived down the road, and a deal with from them for Sherry, made it appear like it used to be Christmas of their domestic, too.

After Molly and Steven attend a usa Marine Christmas get together - by means of specified invitation of Mr. Chapman - the magic of Christmas unfolds. The townspeople of Dixville Notch, figuring out the genuine which means of Christmas, set approximately to ensure that there's a Christmas within the Switzer loved ones, too. while Molly and Steven go back from traveling their grandparents on Christmas day, they're met with the main significant reward of all.

You see, in Dixville Notch, everyone seems to be distinctive. And not anyone is ever too terrible to have a good time Christmas.

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The Warrior (Dante Walker Series) by Victoria Scott

By Victoria Scott

The Warrior via Victoria Scott

War among heaven and hell is coming, yet Dante Walker makes it glance rattling strong.

Dante's female friend, Charlie, is fated to save lots of the area. And Aspen, the lady who appears like a sister, is an ordained soldier. so that it will aid either satisfy their future and win the conflict, Dante needs to whole liberator education on the Hive, rescue Aspen from hell, and discover a message hidden on an historical scroll.
Dante is equipped for conflict, yet even he cannot deal with the nightmares the place spiders move slowly from Aspen's eyes, or the glance on Charlie's face that foretells of devastation. To make concerns worse, the enemy seizes each chance to damage contained in the Hive and cripple the liberators. however the day of reckoning is quick drawing close, and to face triumphant, Dante should include whatever inside of himself he by no means has before—faith.

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The Bushman Way of Tracking God: The Original Spirituality by Bradford Keeney

By Bradford Keeney

The Kalahari Bushmen are the keepers of the world’s oldest dwelling tradition. inspite of significant demanding situations and endless crises, they've got survived for over 60,000 years with pleasure and peace—yet their religious teachings, the resource in their enduring knowledge, have by no means been absolutely awarded.

For the 1st time, those old oral traditions were placed down onto paper through a researcher so specified, he was once featured in American Shaman: an Odyssey of world therapeutic Traditions, which gained a top non secular booklet award from Spirituality & Health journal. Bradford Keeney takes the reader during the veil of unique spirituality, connecting the fragments of global religions to a resource that's not like the other. via this knowledge, readers can locate the inner most which means, fullest goal, and optimum pleasure in existence.

The Bushman’s strategy to monitoring God is articulated via twelve unique mysteries, together with: activating the non-subtle common lifestyles strength (what the Bushmen name n/om), heightening emotional adventure, vibratory interplay, direct downloading and absorption of sacred wisdom, remarkable therapeutic, activation of the ecstatic “pump,” spontaneous methods of rejuvenation, attending the non secular school rooms, so-called telepathy, an unusual variety of mystical reports, and final yet now not least, overall bliss.

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