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Screen Schooled
Screen Schooled By Joe Clement, By Matt Miles

Over the past decade, educational instruction has become increasingly digitized as districts rush to dole out laptops and iPads to every student. Yet the most important question, "Is this what is best for students?" is glossed over. Veteran teachers Joe Clement and Matt Miles have seen firsthand how damaging technology overuse and misuse has been to our kids. On a mission to educate and empower parents, they show how screen saturation at home and school has created a wide range of cognitive and social deficits in our young people. They lift the veil on what's really going on in schools: teachers who are often powerless to curb cell phone distractions; zoned-out kids who act helpless and are unfocused, unprepared, and unsocial; administrators who are influenced by questionable science sponsored by corporate technology purveyors. They provide action steps parents can take to demand change and make a compelling case for simpler, smarter, more effective forms of teaching and learning.
Drone Photography and Video Masterclass
Drone Photography and Video Masterclass By Fergus Kennedy

Everything a photographer needs to take their craft confidently and expertly into the skies, and everything a drone pilot needs to master this photographic genre. Drones are changing the way we interact with the world, and—with one of their key applications being aerial photography—the way we look at it. Stills and videos that once required an aircraft charter are now being shot with a drone carried in a backpack. Over 1.5 million posts on Instagram are tagged with #drone. This book takes the view that successful drone photography is all about the shot, not the drone. So, while the reader is equipped with an essential introduction to drone technology, flying skills, safety measures, and legal requirements, author Fergus Kennedy demonstrates how the skills of planning, composition, lighting, focus, and exposure remain essential to capturing great images. He shows how to transfer camera tools and technique from ground to air to achieve outstanding overhead, panoramic, and 360º shots; and how to master gimbal and other skills to bring depth and movement to video tracking shots. Applications from 3D mapping and modeling to landscape and travel photography are covered, demonstrating the range of markets and creative possibilities available to the professional drone photographer. This book is an essential guide to elevating the art of your photography to dizzying new heights.
101 Amazing Dad Skills
101 Amazing Dad Skills By Edward Dickens

From how to improvise a bedtime story to understanding just what on earth Snapchat is, the perfect skill book for all Dads and prospective fathers-to-be. We all know that being a Dad is a full-time job, so it doesn't hurt to need a little help along the way. This book lays down all the essential skills that every modern father should know, from learning traditional skills passed down over generations such as preparing the perfect BBQ'd sausage, how to fix a bike puncture and lighting a fire to more modern challenges such as managing TV streaming services, understanding new social media and setting the rules for a newly acquired smartphone for a teenager. Packed with humorous and practical illustrations throughout, this book will leave no Dad unprepared for the joys (and woes) of parenthood.
Agile Practice Guide
Agile Practice Guide Other Project Management Institute

Agile Practice Guide – First Edition has been developed as a resource to understand, evaluate, and use agile and hybrid agile approaches. This practice guide provides guidance on when, where, and how to apply agile approaches and provides practical tools for practitioners and organizations wanting to increase agility. This practice guide is aligned with other PMI standards, including A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, and was developed as the result of collaboration between the Project Management Institute and the Agile Alliance.
An Hour from Paris
An Hour from Paris By Annabel Simms

An enlarged and revised edition of a guide to 20 rewarding daytrips from Paris within an hour by train, many of them unknown to most Parisians, let alone tourists. Discover half-hidden châteaux and artists' country houses; walk, boat or dance by the river; explore old towns and country footpaths; and eat in family-run restaurants with 1950s decor—and prices to match. Based on over 20 years' experience of exploring the Paris countryside by train, each visit includes the essential historical context and practical information to help you discover places unknown to many Parisians. Written with humor and a flair for the unusual and authentic, the text is illustrated with original photos and local maps. It includes a unique guide to using the excellent local train network.
The War and Environment Reader
The War and Environment Reader Edited by Gar Smith

While many books have examined the broader topic of military conflict, most neglect to focus on damage military violence inflicts on regional—and global—ecosystems. The War and Environment Reader provides a critical analysis of the devastating consequences of "war on the environment" with perspectives drawn from a wide array of diverse voices and global perspectives. The contributors include scores of writers and activists, many with first-hand field experience of war's impacts on nature. Authors include: Medea Benjamin, Helen Caldicott, Marjoie Cohn, Daniel Ellsberg, Robert Fisk, Ann Jones, Michael Klare, Winona LaDuke, Jerry Mander, Margaret Mead, Vandana Shiva, David Swanson, Jody Williams and S. Brian Willson.
Elephants Walk Together
Elephants Walk Together By Cheryl Lawton Malone, Illustrated by Bistra Masseva

As calves, Asian elephants Precious and Baba roam the wild together, curious and proud. But when they get captured and are split up, their time together seems like a distant memory. Still, separated by many miles and over many years, their friendship remains, and there’s hope they will once again roam wide open spaces together.
100 Things Batman Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Batman Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die By Joseph McCabe

Most Batman fans have enjoyed the Dark Knight in comics or on the big screen and are eagerly anticipating the release of the new Justice League movie. But only real fans know the other characters who have donned the cowl in place of Bruce Wayne, or know the full origin stories of those who make up the rogues gallery. 100 Things Batman Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans, whether you're a comic book collector, an aficionado of Christopher Nolan's films, or both! Joseph McCabe of Nerdist.com has collected every essential piece of Dark Knight knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom. Contains exclusive interviews with Batman creators!
Hemingway at Eighteen
Hemingway at Eighteen By Steve Paul, Foreword by Paul Hendrickson

In the summer of 1917, Ernest Hemingway was an eighteen-year-old high school graduate unsure of his future. The American entry into the Great War stirred thoughts of joining the army. While many of his friends in Oak Park, Illinois, were heading to college, Hemingway couldn't make up his mind and eventually chose to begin a career in writing and journalism at the Kansas City Star, one of the great newspapers of its day.In six and a half months at the Star, Hemingway experienced a compressed, streetwise alternative to a college education that opened his eyes to urban violence, the power of literature, the hard work of writing, and a constantly swirling stage of human comedy and drama. The Kansas City experience led Hemingway into the Red Cross ambulance service in Italy, where, two weeks before his nineteenth birthday, he was dangerously wounded at the front.Award-winning writer Steve Paul takes a measure of this pivotal year when Hemingway's self-invention and transformation began—from a "modest, rather shy and diffident boy" to a confident writer who aimed to find and record the truth throughout his life. Hemingway at Eighteen provides a fresh perspective on Hemingway's writing, sheds new light on this young man bound for greatness, and introduces anew a legendary American writer at the very beginning of his journey.
Pecos Bill
Pecos Bill By James Cloyd Bowman, Illustrated by Laura Bannon

Bill was just four years old when he fell from the family wagon near the Pecos River on the western frontier. Accidentally left behind by his family, he was raised by coyotes, and he didn’t realize he was human until he was an adult. When he did, Pecos Bill returned to civilization and used the superhuman powers he’d developed during his peculiar upbringing to become the best cowboy in the West.
The Order & Chaos Colouring Book
The Order & Chaos Colouring Book By Rudi Haig, Illustrated by Vicky Barker

Champion order by making sure not to color over the lines—or channel the chaotic by applying color with wanton disregard. It's up to you! This small-format, humorous book takes a light-hearted approach with which wise-owl kids, existential teens and playful adults can all identify. Impose some order to a frustratingly chaotic situation by painstakingly coloring in every blank space. Or maybe destroy the peaceful design of a mandala by applying random, half-finished blobs of color! Calm, orderly scenes are followed by more chaotic ones—you can bring the order, or the chaos.
Streak of Chalk
Streak of Chalk By Miguelanxo Prado

On the occasion of NBM's 40th anniversary, a classic is brought back in print!  A small streak of an island in the Atlantic. On no map. In heavy summer heat. One general store with a woman and her taciturn boy. A lighthouse with no light. Memories and messages graffitied on the pier wall. A chance encounter with a beautiful elusive woman. A Murder. Or was it? Nothing seems completely real. Only the graffitied memories are constant. A mysterious multifaceted novel steeped in magical realism that can be read a number of ways, Streak of Chalk is one of Spain's best comics authors' magnum opus, and one of the greatest, most pioneering graphic novels NBM ever published.
I Wrote This For You: 2007 - 2017
I Wrote This For You: 2007 - 2017 By Iain S. Thomas

I need you to understand something. Ten years ago, I started writing this for you. I wrote it for you and only you. Since then, millions of other people have read it, but none have understood it the way you understand it. I set out to find you a long time ago and today, I'm so glad I finally have. Thank you for reading these words.
Bucket Filling from A to Z
Bucket Filling from A to Z By Carol McCloud, By Caryn Butzke, Illustrated by Glenn Zimmer

This award-winning reissued book uses the letters of the alphabet to help readers see the many, simple ways that they can fill buckets and fill their own buckets in return. When you help children become bucket fillers, you give them the key to happiness...for it is in friendship, love, and good will to others that we are truly happy. Yes, bucket filling is the moment by moment choice to be kind and caring. Teaching and encouraging children to be bucket fillers is one of the greatest gifts you can give to them.
The Who on the Who
The Who on the Who Edited by Sean Egan

The Who were a mass of contradictions. They brought intellect to rock but were the darlings of punks. They were the quintessential studio act yet were also the greatest live attraction in the world. They perfectly meshed on stage and displayed a complete lack of personal chemistry offstage.Along with great live shows and supreme audio experiences, the Who provided great copy. During the 1960s and '70s, Pete Townshend, messianic about contemporary popular music and its central importance in the lives of young people, gave sprawling interviews in which he alternately celebrated and deplored what he saw in the "scene." Several of these interviews have come to be considered classic documents of the age. Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, and John Entwistle joined in. Even when the Who were non-operational or past their peak, their interviews continued to be compelling: changes in allegiances and social mores left the band members freer to talk about sex, drug-taking, business, and in-fighting. By collecting interviews with Who members from across five decades, conducted by the greatest rock writers of their generation—Barry Miles, Jonathan Cott, Charles Shaar Murray, John Swenson, and Greil Marcus among them—The Who on The Who provides the full, fractious story of a fascinating band.
Alphabet Family Band
Alphabet Family Band By Sarah Jones

Add a little rhythm to your ABCs with this latest addition to the ROYGBaby series.Grab your congas, flutes, and xylophones—it’s an Alphabet Family Band! Bright, colorful illustrations feature members of a family playing a host of different musical instruments in a warm island setting. Harmoniously combining two concepts (letters and music), this lively board book will soon become a family favorite!
BREW
BREW By Mitchel Adams

This complete course in mastering the ever-so trendy craft of home brewing is part of a new instructional series focused on infographics. BREW is the ideal handbook for the aspiring ale-maker, and a master brewer's entertaining accomplice. In a series of simple but beautifully illustrated steps, our expert author describes and demonstrates all the essentials and more. Discover how to PLAN your home brewery and plot your equipment; how to master the essential methods required to MAKE your first batch; how to PLAY with recipes and ingredients to develop your own unique flavors; and where to find the ideas and inspiration to help you GROW your hobby into a business or a lifelong passion. Includes dual measures.
No More Noisy Nights
No More Noisy Nights By Holly L Niner, Illustrated by Guy Wolek

Who is making so much noise and how will Jackson ever get to sleep? Despite some silly, sleepy mistakes, genteel Jackson finds a fun and quiet activity for each of his noisy neighbors. He finally gets a great night's sleep—and discovers three new friends in the morning. Cozier than a mole in fuzzy pajamas, No More Noisy Nights is an underground, under-the covers read-aloud, perfect for calming bedtime boogety-woogeties.
Jumble® Drag Race
Jumble® Drag Race By Tribune Content Agency LLC

For more than 40 years, millions of newspaper readers have delighted in solving the daily Jumble®, which appears in hundreds of national papers and in these puzzle books that offer hours of challenging wordplay and fun. Each page features a series of mixed-up words coupled with a cartoon clue and one letter from each word is used to form the answer to the puzzle.
Don't Wake the Yeti!
Don't Wake the Yeti! By Claire Freedman, Illustrated by Claudia Ranucci

If you find a yeti under your bed, there's no need to fret! Yetis are friendly, cuddly creatures and with this hilarious step-to-step guide your yeti will soon feel at home. You'll discover how to feed a yeti (you'll need a napkin), how to run a yeti's bath (with ice), and what to expect if you take him to school.