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The Word Snoop

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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A tour of the English language from the beginning of the alphabet in 4000 BC to modern text messaging and emoticons.

Cupboard Love 2

Author : Mark Morton
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Cupboard Love explores the fascinating stories behind familiar and no-so-familiar gastronomic terms. Who knew that the word pomegranate is related to the word grenade? Light-hearted and thoroughly researched, packed with linguistic lore and cultural trivia.

Ladyfingers and Nun s Tummies

Author : Martha Barnette
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What naughty joke is tucked inside every loaf of pumpernickel? Why do we call it a Tootsie Roll? How did a drunken brawl lead to the name lobster Newburg? What squiggly creature inspired the name of the pasta called vermicelli? Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies reveals the surprising stories behind the names we give to the foods we eat. With her witty, engaging style, Martha Barnette serves up a savory feast of history, culture, folklore, and science. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as one of the "The 100 Best Books of the Year," Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies is a delectable exploration of the language of food and drink. For cooking enthusiasts and word lovers alike, this book provides a smorgasbord of knowledge and bountiful food for thought. "Everything in it is delightful to learn. Barnette takes us through languages and across millennia in a charming style that, starting with words describing things we eat, turns out to offer endless food for thought." -The New Yorker "Truly delicious a vast multicultural smorgasbord of our culinary delights a tour de force." -Gene Bluestein, Los Angeles Times Book Review "Ladyfingers will be savored by anyone with a fondness for food and a passion for language." -Francine Prose, People magazine "Why didn't anybody think of this before? What fun Martha Barnette has made of it all, every name for every dish explained and traced and jollied." -William F. Buckley, Jr.

Sourcebook of Phonological Awareness Activities Volume II Children s Core Literature

Author : Candace L. Goldsworthy
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SOURCEBOOK OF PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS ACTIVITIES, VOLUME 2: CHILDREN'S CORE LITERATURE, 2nd Edition continues to integrate proven phonological awareness activities with children's core literature, such as The Three Little Pigs, to help effectively treat children with language difficulties and reading problems. Proven awareness activities at the word, syllable, and phoneme levels are provided. This invaluable Sourcebook uses the richness of children's core literature to create an easy-to-use program that can instantly be put into practice to further a child's reading success as he or she advances from oral language to proficiency in print. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Primer on Memory Consistency and Cache Coherence

Author : Vijay Nagarajan
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Many modern computer systems, including homogeneous and heterogeneous architectures, support shared memory in hardware. In a shared memory system, each of the processor cores may read and write to a single shared address space. For a shared memory machine, the memory consistency model defines the architecturally visible behavior of its memory system. Consistency definitions provide rules about loads and stores (or memory reads and writes) and how they act upon memory. As part of supporting a memory consistency model, many machines also provide cache coherence protocols that ensure that multiple cached copies of data are kept up-to-date. The goal of this primer is to provide readers with a basic understanding of consistency and coherence. This understanding includes both the issues that must be solved as well as a variety of solutions. We present both high-level concepts as well as specific, concrete examples from real-world systems. This second edition reflects a decade of advancements since the first edition and includes, among other more modest changes, two new chapters: one on consistency and coherence for non-CPU accelerators (with a focus on GPUs) and one that points to formal work and tools on consistency and coherence.

Thunder the Old Horse

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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Thunder is an old white horse who lives in a field in Martha's town. Martha and her mother often stop on the way to school to give him something to eat. Martha knows that Thunder doesn't love her as she loves him, but there is something special about him.

The Two Gorillas

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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Novel for early primary school readers, part of the Aussie Nibbles series. Becky's two gorillas just sit in the dollhouse and do nothing except growl and look scary - until Becky gives them their first bath. Followed by colouring in the gorillas with textas, covering them with glitter, freezing them, and much more. Illustrated throughout and has large print.

The Last Week in December

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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An eleven-year-old Australian girl feels terribly guilty about something she did three years ago when her English relatives were visiting--and now they are returning!

The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno and Alberta

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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Mallory McDonald Super Snoop

Author : Laurie Friedman
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Mallory is on a mission. Max, her brother, is spending all his time with his girlfriend and won't allow Mallory around for ANY of it. Mallory wants to know what's going on when they're together. Are Max and Winnie hatching secret plans? Are they causing danger? And as Max's sister, doesn't she have the right to know? Mallory McDonald, Super Snoop, is determined to spy on them. But when she digs up the dirt she's looking for, she'll find that snooping is messy business!

The Common Core in Grades 4 6

Author : Roger Sutton
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The Common Core in Grades 4-6 is the first in a series of comprehensive tools to tap into the vast flow of recently published books for children and teens, offering recommendations of exemplary titles for use in the classroom. Currency meets authority, brought to you by the editors of the highly regarded review sources, School Library Journal and The Horn Book Magazine. This guide includes approximately 200 selections published since 2007 for grades 4-6 recommended by The Horn Book Magazine. The titles are grouped by subject and complemented by School Library Journal’s “Focus On” columns, which spotlight specific topics across the curriculum.

The Word Detective

Author : Evan Morris
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The "Word Detective" searches out clues to the origin of interesting words and phrases, such as Big Apple, moxie, yahoo, gormless, feed a cold, and many others, in a collection of articles from the syndicated "Word Detective" column. Reprint.

High Hopes

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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Julia arranges English lessons for her Argentinian-born father, but doesn't bargain on his falling in love with his teacher.

Abyssinia

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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A psychological thriller, a desperately moving and ultimately uplifting tale of childhood innocence. . . As small children, growing up at the property called Abyssinia, two sisters played with their dolls house together, side by side, always. Grace loved Mary and Mary loved Grace. But inseparable bonds can be unexpectedly shattered. When this happens to Grace, she is plunged into a dark and mesmerising world, a world full of bells and the ringing sky, of odd little children, strange events and frighteningly bizarre grown ups. '. . . wonderfully atmospheric. . . brilliantly evokes the often-shadowy place of childhood. . .' -The Age 'Ursula Dubosarsky is the most graceful, most original writer for young people in Australia - probably in the world.' - Sonya Hartnett

Dark Magic

Author : James Swain
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Peter Warlock is a magician with a dark secret. Every night, he amazes audiences at his private theater in New York, where he performs feats that boggle the imagination. But his day job is just a cover for his otherworldly pursuits: Peter is a member of an underground group of psychics who gaze into the future to help prevent crimes. No one, not even his live-in girlfriend, knows the truth about Peter—until the séance when he foresees an unspeakable act of violence that will devastate the city. As Peter and his friends rush to prevent tragedy, Peter discovers that a shadowy cult of evil psychics, the Order of Astrum, know all about his abilities. They are hunting him and his fellow psychics down, one by one, determined to silence them forever. Dark Magic is a genre-bending supernatural thriller from national bestselling novelist and real-life magician James Swain. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The White Guinea pig

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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This is a story about a young girl's experiences during a cold winter and the changes it brings to her life. This book won the 1994 NSW State Literary Award and the 1994 Victorian Premier's Award. It was also shortlisted for the 1995 older readers CBC Book of the Year.

Maisie and the Pinny Gig

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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Children's fantasy/adventure story about the adventures of Maisie and her Pinny Gig, whom she meets in her dreams.

The Witch s Flight

Author : Kara Keeling
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DIVThrough an analysis of filmic representations of Black femininity, and the Black Femme in particular, this book highlights the ways "the cinematic" structures both racist and sexist portrayals, and their potential undoing./div

Isador Brown s Strangest Adventures of All

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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Children's comic adventure story for younger readers. Isador's best friend Lulu discovers that she is not really an orphan but that her parents are still alive somewhere. But how will she find them? Together with Isador's Dad, the adventurers set off on a sea voyage, braving pirates, sharks and strange island-dwellers. Third book in the Isador Brown trilogy, which also includes 'The Strange Adventures of Isador Brown' and 'The Even Stranger Adventures of Isador Brown'.

Stretching Students Vocabulary

Author : Karen Bromley
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Presents more than seventy strategies for building third- through eighth-grade students' vocabularies using sound, context, structure, and word investigation, and includes reproducibles and related Web addresses.