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  • Bart the Shark: Band 03/Yellow

    Paul Shipton, Jon Stuart

    eBook (Collins, Aug. 1, 2018)
    Bart the Shark is big and bad. Bart the Shark is feeling mad! Find out what happens to the little fish when Bart the Shark comes to visit, in this very funny rhyming story. The book is brightly illustrated with 3D cartoons by Jon Stuart.• This e-book is best viewed on Kindle Fire in landscape view to optimise your experience.• Yellow / Band 3 – A humorous and rhyming story• Text type – Fiction• The focus phonemes in this book are a-e, ea (sea), i-e and y.• Use the labelled character profile on the final spread to discuss Bart the Shark.• Paul Shipton also wrote Red 2A Ant and Snail; Yellow 3 The Sun and the Moon.• This title is paired with the non-fiction recount about real monster-like animals: Real Monsters by Nic Bishop.• This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.• This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
  • How Much Is a Million?

    David M Schwartz, Steven Kellogg

    Paperback (Collins, Dec. 28, 2004)
    “A jubilant, original picture book.” —Booklist (starred review)Ever wonder just what a million of something means? How about a billion? Or a trillion? Marvelosissimo the mathematical magician can teach you!How Much Is a Million? knocks complex numbers down to size in a fun, humorous way, helping children conceptualize a difficult mathematical concept. It's a math class you'll never forget.This classic picture book is an ALA Notable Book, a Reading Rainbow Feature Selection, and a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Book for Illustration.The repackage of this fun look at math concepts includes a letter from the author that features several ways for children to find a million everyday things.
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  • It's Okay to Be the Boss: The Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming the Manager Your Employees Need

    Bruce Tulgan

    Hardcover (Collins, March 13, 2007)
    Do you feel you don't have enough time to manage your people? Do you avoid interacting with some employees because you hate the dreaded confrontations that often follow? Do you have some great employees you really cannot afford to lose? Do you secretly wish you could be more in control but don't know where to start? Managing people is harder and more high-pressure today than ever before. There's no room for downtime, waste, or inefficiency. You have to do more with less. And employees have become high maintenance. Not only are they more likely to disagree openly and push back, but they also won't work hard for vague promises of long-term rewards. They look to you—their immediate boss—to help them get what they need and want at work. How do you tackle this huge management challenge? If you are like most managers, you take a hands-off approach. You "empower" employees by leaving them alone, unless they really need you. After all, you don't want to "micromanage" them and don't have the time to hold every employee's hand. Of course, problems always come up and often snowball into bigger problems. In fact, you probably spend too much of your time solving problems and falling behind on your work . . . which leaves even less time for managing people . . . which opens the door for even more problems! In It's Okay to Be the Boss, Bruce Tulgan puts his finger on the biggest problem in corporate America—an undermanagement epidemic affecting managers at all levels of the organization and in all industries—and offers another way. His clear, step-by-step guide to becoming the strong manager employees need challenges bosses everywhere to spell out expectations, tell employees exactly what to do and how to do it, monitor and measure performance constantly, and correct failure quickly and reward success even more quickly. Now that's how you set employees up for success and help them earn what they need. Tulgan opens our eyes to the undisciplined workplace that is overwhelming managers and frustrating workers and invites bosses everywhere to accept the sacred responsibility of managing people. His message: It's okay to be the boss. Be a great one!
  • Living Dinosaurs: Band 08/Purple

    Jonathan Scott, Angela Scott

    eBook (Collins, Aug. 1, 2018)
    Ever wondered why the dinosaurs didn’t survive? In this fascinating non-chronological report the success story of crocodiles and lizards (focusing on monitor lizards), and some of the reasons why they have survived since the time of the dinosaurs is explored.• This e-book is best viewed on Kindle Fire in landscape view to optimise your experience.• Purple/ Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary.• Text type – A non-chronological report.• The book includes a contents page on page 1, plus a glossary and index on pages 20 and 21.• A fact chart on pages 22 and 23 summarises the distinguishing aspects of each of crocodiles and monitor lizards.• Curriculum links – Science: Humans and other animals.• This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.• This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
  • Tig in the Dumps: Band 11/Lime

    Michaela Morgan, Mike Phillips

    eBook (Collins, Aug. 1, 2018)
    School Book Character day is coming up and Tig is worried as his Mum has found him a frilly Little Boy Blue outfit. Can he get away with turning up as yet another footballer? A strange turn of events leads to a most unexpected outcome.• This e-book is best viewed on Kindle Fire in landscape view to optimise your experience.• Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language.• Text type – A story with a familiar setting.• Labelled pictures of Tig’s different costumes on pages 30 and 31 provide lots of opportunities for speaking and listening.• Curriculum links – Citizenship: Choices, Taking part.• This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.• This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
  • Planet Earth/Inside Out

    Gail Gibbons

    Paperback (Collins, May 27, 1998)
    A basic and enjoyable introduction to our planet from Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Award winner Gail Gibbons!What if we could open up our planet and look inside? From its red-hot core to the highest mountain peak, come see the ins and outs of Earth as you’ve never seen them before in a colorful introduction to the powerful forces shaping our home.With detailed illustrations and diagrams, Gail Gibbons offers a classroom-ready nonfiction picture book that makes complex scientific concepts understandable and entertaining for young readers.
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  • The Honey Makers

    Gail Gibbons

    Paperback (Collins, April 5, 2000)
    Get the buzz on bees in this classic nonfiction picture book by Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Award winner Gail Gibbons!Ever wondered how a jar of honey is made? Thousands of bees visit more than one million flowers to gather the nectar that goes into a one-pound jar of honey. Every page in this picture book reveals how these remarkable insects work together to create this amazing food.With detailed illustrations and diagrams, Gail Gibbons offers a classroom-ready nonfiction picture book that makes complex scientific concepts understandable and entertaining for young readers.
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  • Shapes on the Seashore: Band 02A/Red A

    Frances Ridley, Ali Teo

    eBook (Collins, Aug. 1, 2018)
    A boy and his mother go for a walk along the seashore and find all sorts of shapes. There’s a starfish shaped like a star, a pebble that’s an oval and a jellyfish that’s a circle. A combination of fascinating photos and delightful artwork show the variety of shapes that can be found.• This e-book is best viewed on Kindle Fire in landscape view to optimise your experience.• Red A/Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development.• Text type – A simple recount.• The shapes are repeated on pages 14 and 15 for children to recall and discuss.• This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.
  • Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox

    William Davis

    Paperback (Collins, Nov. 10, 2015)
    When Wheat Belly was first published in 2011 it changed the national conversation about health and weight loss and became an international bestseller. Millions of people read and learned how to reverse years of chronic health problems by removing wheat from their daily diet.Now, for the first time, Dr. Davis provides a simple plan in Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox. With carefully designed meal plans and delicious recipes, you’ll have everything you need to fully eliminate wheat and related grains from your diet in just ten days. You will be guided through the complete detox experience and provided with instructions on how reduce or eliminate wheat-withdrawal symptoms. This plan is for people who follow Wheat Belly but may have fallen off the wagon, or for newcomers who need a quick jumpstart to weight loss and better health.
  • Marley: A Dog Like No Other

    John Grogan

    Paperback (Collins, March 11, 2008)
    Make way for Marley!When the Grogan family is ready for a dog, they choose Marley, a yellow furball of a puppy who quickly grows into a large, rowdy Labrador retriever. Marley has a zest for life, and as he grows, so does his enthusiasm. He has an appetite for whatever he can get his paws on—from fine jewelry to underwear—and the one thing he always finds is trouble. Marley even gets kicked out of obedience school! Can this rambunctious pup ever learn how to be a good boy?
  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, Special 15th Anniversary Edition

    Robin Sharma

    eBook (Collins, Oct. 3, 2011)
    Includes a bonus excerpt of Robin Sharma's upcoming The Secret Letters of the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. With more than four million copies sold in fifty-one languages, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari launched a bestselling series and continues to help people from every walk of life live with far greater success, happiness and meaning in these times of dramatic uncertainty. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari celebrates the story of Julian Mantle, a successful but misguided lawyer whose physical and emotional collapse propels him to confront his life. The result is an engaging odyssey on how to release your potential and live with passion, purpose and peace. A brilliant blend of timeless wisdom and cutting-edge success principles, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is now, more than ever, a guide for the times, as countless Canadians dedicate themselves to living a life where family, work and personal fulfillment are achieved in harmonious balance.
  • Robots: Band 04/Blue

    Jonathan Emmett

    eBook (Collins, Aug. 1, 2018)
    A photographic non-fiction book that explains the many different types of robots and their uses. The report tells how robots help us in industry, security, and in exploring uninhabitable environments such as other planets, volcanoes, and the depths pf the ocean.• This e-book is best viewed on Kindle Fire in landscape view to optimise your experience.• Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns withsequential events and integrated literary and natural language.• Text type – A non-chronological report.• A labelled diagram on pages 14 and 15 shows the inner workings of a robot, providing the opportunity to further discuss the information.• Curriculum link – Science: Ourselves• This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.