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Parent’s Guide to Preventing & Responding to Bullying – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Parent’s Guide to Preventing & Responding to Bullying by Jason Thomas is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 87 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/rvMtAa into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Education

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Published by the School Bullying Council, this informative book tell parents how they can work to prevent and respond to bullying situations at school.

Parents will learn who to contact, their legal rights, and how they can help make their child’s educational experience the best it can be – without bullies!

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The Addicted Brain – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine by Michael Kuhar is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 5 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/uhNarA into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Education

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Addiction destroys lives. In The Addicted Brain, a leading neuroscientist explains how and why this happens–and presents advances in treatment and prevention. Using breathtaking brain imagery and other research, Michael Kuhar, Ph.D., shows the powerful, long-term brain changes that drugs can cause, revealing why it can be so difficult for addicts to escape their grip.

In plain English, Kuhar describes why some people are far more susceptible to addiction than others. He illuminates striking neural similarities between drugs and other pleasures potentially capable of causing abuse or addiction–including alcohol, gambling, sex, caffeine, and even Internet overuse. Finally, he outlines the 12 characteristics most often associated with successful treatment.

Authoritative and easy to understand, The Addicted Brain offers today’s most up-to-date scientific explanation of addiction–and what addicts, their families, and society can do about it.

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13 Free Books in Amazon Kindle Store

Amazon has released 13 books for free this morning and, rather than a separate post on each, I am putting them all together in one post categorized by genre.  As usual, I don’t know how long these will be offered for free – it could be just hours or as long as weeks – so, if you are interested in any or all of them please grab them now!

 

Business

A Practical Guide to Risk Management by Thomas S. Coleman – click here or type in http://amzn.to/rLhAGb into your computer’s web browser.

 

Children / Young Adult

City of the Falling Sky by Joseph Evans has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 17 customer reviews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/ngXhXV into your computer’s web browser.

eBully by Dave Conifer has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 13 customer reviews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/puebV0

The Quill Pen by Michelle Isenhoff – click here or type in http://amzn.to/rH2h5H

 

Education

Change.edu: Rebooting for the New Talent Economy by Andrew S. Rosen has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 19 customer reviews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/tIoqRh

 

Horror

Winds of Change by Jason Brannon has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 6 customer reviews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/siRLDx

Ripper’s Row by Donnie Light and Shawn Weaver has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 7 customer reviews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/sSrhlD

 

Mystery

Touring the Afterlife by Nancy Frederick – click here or type in http://amzn.to/smMEds

Expedition Force II by Tomas Braun – click here or type in http://amzn.to/vAhzqv

 

Non-Fiction

Gabby…All About Me by Lee Carey has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/nTjfqU

 

Romance

The Trouble with Spells by Lacey Weatherford has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 41 customer reviews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/vAYP8P

 

Science Fiction

Judgement by Fergus Bannon – click here or type in http://amzn.to/vUWuOR

 

Travel

All Things Austria by Andre Kasberger – click here or type in http://amzn.to/pJPUVV

 

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11 Free Books from the Amazon Kindle Store

Here’s something a little different, and is something I have thought of doing with the content of my other blogs (but who the heck has enough time these days?): Amazon has released 11 daily calendars for free this morning in the Kindle store.  Perusing a couple of them, they appear very similar to the paper tear-off calendars many of us have or receive as gifts; some of them are quite funny from the ones I looked at this morning.

I imagine several of these will look great on the Kindle Fire which will be in a lot of our hands next week – while you may not have your Kindle Fire today, it might be a good idea to grab the ones with cartoons in them now as there is no guarantee they will be available for free next week.  Just grab it now, and when the Fire is in your hands add it to the Fire’s library.  As usual, I don’t know how long these will be offered for free so if you are interested in any or all of them please grab them now. Here they are, in no particular order:

Medical Bloopers 2012 Calendarclick here or type in http://amzn.to/uVypkJ into your computer’s web browser.

Dog Cartoon-A-Dayclick here or type in http://amzn.to/tdMoL5

An Insult-a-Day 2012 Calendar click here or type in http://amzn.to/sXl2Z1

The Shopaholic’s Daily Calendar 2012 click here or type in B005VR9QOS

Lawyers: Jokes Quotes and Anecdotes: 2012 Day-to-Day Calendar click here or type in http://amzn.to/sOtwff

Believing in Ourselves: 2012 Day-to-Day Calendar click here or type in http://amzn.to/vOwmWB

Fishing Cartoon-A-Day: 2012 Day-to-day Calendar click here or type in http://amzn.to/rWxItn

Teacher Cartoon-A-Day: 2012 Day-to-Day Calendar click here or type in http://amzn.to/rpZt24

Medical Cartoon-A-Day: 2012 Day-to-Day Calendar click here or type in http://amzn.to/u6Jr99

Nurses: Jokes Quotes and Anecdotes: 2012 Day-to-Day Calendar click here or type in http://amzn.to/t57cv1

Cat Cartoon-A-Day: 2012 Day-to-Day Calendar click here or type in http://amzn.to/rNzjyT

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8 How-To Guides Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Amazon has released another 8 “how-to” guides for free.  Rather than a separate post on each, here they are in no particular order:

 

Brewing Beer at Home: The How-To Guideclick here or type in http://amzn.to/pl7hUn

Create Business Presentations with PowerPoint: The How-To Guideclick here or type in http://amzn.to/mZri6j into your computer’s web browser.

Creating Reports with Microsoft Excel: the How-To Guide – click here or type in http://amzn.to/oyYHkp

Basic Drawing Technique: The How-To Guide click here or type in http://amzn.to/o7cKpS

Angry Birds: Video Game Guideclick here or type in http://amzn.to/q7Tu31

Infinity Blade for iOS: Video Game Guideclick here or type in http://amzn.to/oMZwGI

Garageband for iPad: The Video Guideclick here or type in http://amzn.to/og3awE

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Video Game Guideclick here or type in http://amzn.to/oKR2f1

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Math for Grownups Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Math for Grownups by Laura Laing is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 4 customer reviews; this sounds like something I need as I try to remember how to review junior high math!  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/oiQ6hk into your computer’s web browser.

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Ever wish you’d paid more attention in math class? From third grade to senior year of high school, it went in one ear and out the other, didn’t it?

But now you’re staring at the new washer and dryer, trying to figure out the percentage of sales tax on the purchase price. You multiply something by something, right? Or you’re scratching your head, wondering how to compute the odds that your football team will take next Sunday’s game. You’re pretty sure that involved ratios. The problem is, you can’t quite remember.

Here you get an adult refresher and real-life context–with examples ranging from how to figure out how many shingles it takes to re-roof the garage to the formula for resizing Mom’s tomato sauce recipe for your entire family.

Forget higher calculus–you just need an open mind. And with this practical guide, math can stop being scary and start being useful

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Six Education and Writing Books Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Amazon has released six education / writing themed books for free this morning in the Kindle storefront.  Rather than a separate post on each one, I am putting them all here with a link to each (besides, most of the titles seem fairly self-explanatory – at least to me).  Here they are, in no particular order:

Organized Teacher, Happy Classroom by Melanie S. Unger – click here or type in http://amzn.to/rqDyqe into your computer’s web browser.

Robert’s Rules of Writing by Robert Masello has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 12 customer reviews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/oWFPrk

Portable MFA in Creative Writing by the New York Writers Workshop has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 20 customer reviews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/pnht4s

Grammatically Correct by Anne Stilman has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 35 customer reviews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/nLg4lk

The Everything College Survival Book, 3rd Edition by Susan Fitzgerald and J. Lee Peters – click here or type in http://amzn.to/qQES1T

I’m an English Major – Now What? By Timothy Lemire has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 11 customer reviews  – click here or type in http://amzn.to/pdFtRN

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The Everything Guide to Study Skills Free from Amazon Kindle Store

The Everything Guide to Study Skills by Cynthia C. Muchnick is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/pr3VpO into your computer’s web browser.

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

• Includes all the basics, plus new information on web research, digital textbooks, virtual classrooms, and online study and writing tools

• Fifteen percent of students take the SAT three or more times due to poor performance (Newsweek.com)

• Only 63 percent of all students entering four-year colleges have their degrees within six years, according to government statistics (USNews.com)

• The Everything® Study Book has sold more than 37,000 copies• Everything® education titles have sold more than 305,000 copies.  Studying for school doesn’t have to be a chore. This fun and accessible resource is perfect for students who want to develop better study habits and achieve academic success. Educational consultant Cynthia C. Muchnick helps readers improve transcripts for college applications; ace standardized tests; and become better, more successful students at any level of education.This indispensable guide shows students how to:

• Get the most out of class time

• Use the most effective strategies for note-taking and memorizing

• Improve writing skills

• Prepare effectively for tests

• Safely and effectively conduct online research

• Use Skype, iChat, or social media to form study groupsWith The Everything® Guide to Study Skills in their backpack, readers will be able to balance school and activities, avoid pre-test panic, and achieve consistently better results.

Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick, MA is an accomplished educator, author, and educational consultant. She worked as an Assistant Director of Admission for both the University of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology, taught SAT prep for the Princeton Review, and was a high school history teacher. Currently, Cindy is an educational consultant, privately counseling 8th- through 12th-grade students. She assists students with class selection, study and writing skills, planning extracurricular/summer activities, test prep, and college admission. She presents seminars and workshops on high school and college success, writing college essays, the college application process, and study skills. Cindy is the coauthor of Best College Admission Essays.

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The Everything Guide to Algebra Free from Amazon Kindle Store

The Everything Guide to Algebra by Christopher Monahan is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/mXA0rj into your computer’s web browser.

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Whether you need help solving equations or determining the slope of a line, this guide gives you the tools you need to find your answers! Beginning with the basics, you will learn and practice all the skills needed to enhance your algebra expertise. This comprehensive guide covers all the key concepts, including:

  • Variables and expressions
  • Linear equations and inequalities
  • Monomials and polynomials
  • Exponents
  • Rational expressions
  • Quadratic systems
  • Sequences and series
  • Graphs and charts

Inside you’ll find hundreds of examples to illustrate the basics and plenty of exercises to ensure mastery of these fundamentals. No matter if you’re a student looking for a companion to your textbook, or a curious learner who’s been away from the classroom too long, this will be your indispensable algebra primer.

Christopher Monahan teaches high school mathematics in New York State and is a national instructor with Texas Instruments’ Teaching Teachers with Technology program. Chris was President of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State during the 2009?2010 school year, working with the state education department to assess the proposed national Common Core Standards.

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The Slackers Guide to U.S. History Free from Amazon Kindle Store

The Slackers Guide to U.S. History by John Pfeifferand Don Stewart is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars based on 13 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/nX4G3M into your computer’s web browser.

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What does Miley Cyrus have in common with Sacagawea? How could Steve Jobs have helped Eisenhower? What does the moon landing have to do with the Hilton sisters? In less time than it takes to recite the preamble to the Constitution, most Americans can spout off all their U.S. history knowledge. (Hint: it starts with -In 1492- and ends with -sailed the ocean blue.-) That-s because most history books are as interesting as the phone book – and have the same number of pages. The average Joe (the guy who TiVo-d John Adams on HBO but won-t make Colonial Williamsburg his next vacation spot) needs a witty and edgy history book – and he has it, with this guide. Hysterical authors – and self-described slackers – Don Stewart and John Pfeifer give readers the bare minimum on important events such as: The Civil War (the war that pitted brother vs. brother-about the bruthas); The expedition of Lewis and Clark (the ultimate road trip); The Boston Tea Party (not much of a party unless that tea was from Long Island); and the assassination of JFK (one vacation that ended particularly badly). Combining current pop culture references and accessible historical information, this satirical book catches readers up on what they slept through in History 101.

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250 Words for High School Graduates Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Fiske 250 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know by Jane Mallison, Dave hatcher, and Edward B. Fiske is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/neHa3q into your computer’s web browser.

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Here are the 250 most important words students need to know to be successful in college and beyond, from the former education editor of the New York Times and a leading authority on college admissions. Each entry contains information on the word origin, a complete definition, and example sentences, making it both the perfect gift for high school graduation and an effective tool for expanding a student’s vocabulary, increasing word comprehension, and honing their writing skills. This is the perfect book for giving young adults entering college or starting a career a clear advantage before they begin.

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250 Words for High School Freshman Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Fiske 250 Words Every High School Freshman Needs to Know by Jane Mallison, Dave Hatcher, and Edward B. Fiske is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/pZQ19Y into your computer’s web browser.

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Here are the 250 most important words students need to know to be successful in high school and beyond, from the former education editor of the New York Times and a leading educational authority. Each entry contains a complete definition, word origin, and example sentences, making it both the perfect gift for eighth grade graduation and an effective tool for expanding a student’s vocabulary, preparing them for standardized tests, and increasing their writing skills. This is the perfect book for giving students who are entering high school a clear advantage before they begin.

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Raising Motivated Kids Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Raising Motivated Kids by Cheri Fuller is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on three customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/qSrN4U into your computer’s web browser.

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“Aww Mom, do I have to?” Believe it or not, every child is motivated by something–usually by what is the most fun and takes the least amount of work! So how can you teach your son that doing the dishes can be as gratifying as playing video games? Can you help your daughter see the benefit in completing schoolwork, as well as playing soccer with her friends? In Raising Motivated Kids, Cheri shows you how you can nurture your children to channel their natural energy and curiosity into positive, productive, and motivated learning experiences. With these principles, you can: -Make education fun for your children -Foster a creative learning environment -Model positive behaviors and habits -Help your kids avoid burnout and manage stress Loaded with dozens of helpful hints, you can motivate your kids to always give their best effort. As they do, they will begin to see that learning and being responsible really can be fun.

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Comic Books Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Despite the title it’s not actual comic books that are free – Amazon has something available for free today that is a little bit different than the normal offerings: two books about comics.  Rather than a post on each, I am combining them into this one post.

Comic Books 101 by Scott Tipton and Chris Ryall, which has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 6 customer reviews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/qzFWnv into your computer’s web browser.

Creating Comics from Start to Finish by Buddy Scalera, which has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 9 customer reviews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/qDTJDt

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How Can I Talk If My Lips Don’t Move Free from Amazon Kindle Store

How Can I Talk If My Lips Don’t Move: Inside My Autistic Mind by Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/qK67qy into your computer’s web browser.

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

In short chapters, some including evocative prose poems, Mukhopadhyay, a severely autistic adolescent whose mother painstakingly taught him how to read and write, introduces the reader to his daily inner life. Sometimes his thoughts are compulsive—he misses an entire film while mentally drawing diagonals across every one of the design squares on the cinema’s ceiling—and sometimes fragmented, as when looking at a bucket: I might easily get distracted by its redness, since it would remind me of how my hands bled when I had fallen from a swing, how I was so absorbed in that red that I had forgotten about my pain, and how that red resembled a hibiscus…. Mukhopadhyay reflects on autism without romanticizing it, acknowledging my physical and neurological limitations and declaring, I am not worried about hell because I have experienced it here on earth. Occasionally, his writing is somewhat sketchy, but for the most part this is an eye-opening book on a serious disorder and the hope that other autistic children can learn to transcend it through education and imaginative self-reflection.

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