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  • Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money

    Pat Flynn, SPI Publications

    Audible Audiobook (SPI Publications, March 21, 2016)
    Stop rushing into businesses born from half-baked ideas, misguided theories, and other forms of self-delusion. A lack of proper validation kills more businesses than anything else. As Joel Barker says, "Speed is only useful if you're running in the right direction." Will It Fly? will help you make sure you are clear for takeoff. It answers questions like: Does your business idea have merit? Will it succeed in the market you're trying to serve, or will it just be a waste of time and resources? Is it a good idea for you? In other words, will it fly? Chock-full of practical suggestions you can apply to your business idea today, Will It Fly? combines action-based exercises, small-scale "litmus tests", and real-world case studies with anecdotes from the author's personal experience of making money online, hosting successful podcasts, testing niche sites, and launching several online businesses. Will It Fly? will challenge you to think critically, act deliberately, and dare greatly. You can think of the book as your business flight manual, something you can refer to for honest and straight-forward advice as you begin to test your idea and build a business that takes off and soars. In five parts, Will It Fly? will guide you through the validation of your next business idea: Part one, Mission Design, helps you make sure your target idea aligns with and supports your goals. Part two, Development Lab, walks you through uncovering important details about your idea that you haven't thought about. Part three, Flight Planning, is all about assessing current market conditions. Part four, Flight Simulator, focuses on the actual validating and testing of an idea with a small segment of a target market. Finally, Part five, All Systems Go, is to help you make sure your idea after all that will fly! Please Note: Additional materials for this audiobook can be accessed at willitflybook.com/course
  • ABC See, Hear, Do: Learn to Read 55 Words

    Stefanie Hohl

    Paperback (Chou Publications, Jan. 30, 2017)
    ABC See, Hear, Do: Learn to Read 55 Words, a Mom's Choice Award Gold Medal Winner and a Reading With Your Kids Certified Great Read, teaches letter sounds, phonics, and early reading skills. This exciting new method of teaching reading combines visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles to help increase phonemic awareness. The combination of cute animal pictures with fun hand motions helps young children easily remember each letter sound. After learning only four letter sounds, your child can start blending words together. The visual cues and hand movements help hold children’s interest in sounding out words. This method is simple, engaging, and effective. Great for homeschoolers, teachers, speech language pathologists, and parents, especially when combined with ABC See, Hear, Do’s other resources. Best for ages 2-6.
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  • Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux

    Therese de Lisieux, John Clarke

    Paperback (I C S Publications, Jan. 19, 1996)
    Translated from the critical edition by John Clarke, OCD, 3rd ed. (1997). Includes general and biblical index, with 8 pages of photos.Two and a half years before her death in 1897 at the age of 24, as Thérèse Martin began writing down her childhood memories at the request of her blood sisters in the Lisieux Carmel, few could have guessed the eventual outcome. Yet this Story of my soul, first published in 1898 in a highly edited version, quickly became a modern spiritual classic, read by millions and translated into dozens of languages around the world. Decades later, in response to growing requests from scholars and devotees of the Saint, a facsimile edition of the manuscripts appeared, along with more popular French editions of what the Saint had actually written. Here, expressed with all of Thérèse's original spontaneity and fervor, we rediscover the great themes of her spirituality: confidence and love, the little way, abandonment to God's merciful love, and her mission in the church and world today. Father John Clarke's acclaimed translation, first published in 1975 and now accepted as the standard throughout the English-speaking world, is a faithful and unaffected rendering of Thérèse's own words, from the original manuscripts. This new edition, prepared for the centenary of the Saint's death, includes a select bibliography of recent works in English on Thérèse, along with a new referencing system now widely used in studies of her doctrine.
  • Mastering Minimalism: Eight Steps To A Life Of Less Stuff And More Freedom

    Emily Josephine

    eBook (JEB Publications, April 8, 2017)
    The journey toward Minimalism can be tricky. This book will help make the journey of learning how to be a minimalist much less difficult – even enjoyable – for you. Wannabe minimalists often have not only hundreds, if not thousands, of material goods to declutter, but also a plethora of mainstream mindsets that make navigating their way toward voluntary simplicity a rough and rocky path. I wrote this book to ease that navigation process for newbies. I also wrote it to help intermediate Minimalists who want to dive deeper into the journey, to overcome the obstacles that are holding them back. The steps and tips are those that my husband and I used to begin the journey toward Minimalism, and the ones we continue to use to remain on the path.The book begins by briefly addressing what Minimalism truly is (as opposed to what religious minimalist gurus have made many people think it is). It continues by explaining the benefits of becoming a minimalist.The rest of the book, the bulk of it, describes the steps you need to take in order to master Minimalism; that is, to overcome the insidious materialistic mindset of the modern age and to integrate the philosophy into your soul so completely that it becomes as easy as breathing. The first step toward simple living is one you likely won’t hear about in any other book on the subject. Then, you will be asked to consider two major paradigm shifts that will completely change the way you look at material goods. The remaining steps are more practical and hands-on, enabling you to take instant action on your desire to join the minimalist movement.If you are looking at becoming a minimalist, or you have already begun moving toward it but need some encouragement to “fight the good fight,” read this book. It will help.
  • THE CHOSEN The Youth: Historical Fiction

    Shlomo Kalo, Philip Simpson

    eBook (DAT Publications, July 2, 2015)
    An Epic Novel Based on the Biblical story of DanielSeparated from his family, his homeland and his childhood sweetheart, Daniel, a Judean youth of noble lineage, is exiled to Babylon, where his captors hope to use his talents at the Royal court.What will eventually become of the youth - as he is subjected to grueling trials and tests - neither he nor his captors can even imagine...Shlomo Kalo’s masterpiece of Biblical literature, THE CHOSEN, is being republished in three volumes. Kalo, one of the most prolific writers in Israel and a nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature, brings to new life the themes and spirit of the Biblical story of Daniel in this lively, dramatic epic novel. His masterwork of storytelling weaves together the themes of faith, friendship, betrayal, love stronger than death, and redemption.The first installment, Book 1 THE YOUTH, gives an account of Daniel's early years – from his childhood in Jerusalem, the cradle of his spirituality and character, to his young adulthood in Babylon, when he is sent to his first duty at Nebuchadnezzar's Royal court."It is indeed an epic-like novel filled with drama and passion. Mr. Kalo weaves together the political, personal and spiritual with great skill." G. Glijansky, HarperCollins, US Scroll up and grab a copy today.
  • Forest Craft: A Child's Guide to Whittling in the Woodland

    Richard Irvine

    (GMC Publications, Feb. 12, 2019)
    With an emphasis on safety and adult supervision, Forest Craft presents a range of simple and fun whittling projects that children can make and enjoy hours of play with afterwards. The author, Richard Irvine, extols the virtues of exploring woodlands, getting to know the trees in your local area and learning about their characteristics and suitability for whittling. Projects include kazoo, mini furniture, duck call, rhythm sticks and elder wand. Includes a thorough guide to the basic tools and equipment that are required, the timber he recommends and would advise against for beginners, and the techniques that will be used in the projects. 20 whittling projects, with simple step-by-step instructions accompanied by photographs and useful tips. Includes a chapter on safety and safety tips throughout. Appealing to both forest school teachers and families, this is a book that can be turned to time and time again, through the different seasons and over many years. The skills learned can be treasured and passed down through generations, in time-honored traditions.
  • Will It Fly?: How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money

    Pat Flynn

    eBook (SPI Publications, Jan. 30, 2016)
    Have you been burned from rushing into a business idea too quickly? Discover a step-by-step system for testing your concept before it goes to market. Are you the kind of person who likes to fire before you aim? Do you have an endless list of business ideas with no clue as to which one you should run with? Smart Passive Income founder Pat Flynn has created multiple successful businesses, and learning from his experiences may be the key to starting your idea off on the right foot. A lack of proper validation kills more businesses than anything else. Will It Fly provides you with action-based examples, small-scale litmus tests, and real-world case studies that ensure you properly vet your idea before you spend your hard-earned time and money. Pat’s book is the business flight manual you never had to transform your part of a plan into a business that takes off and soars. In Will It Fly, you’ll discover: - How to make sure your target idea aligns with your goals to inspire 100% passion- How to uncover important details about your plan to give you all the facts you need to succeed- How to think critically when you evaluate the current conditions of the market- How to validate and test your idea to see if it can actually work - How to make sure your idea is ready for launch, and much, much more! Through a collection of practical exercises and insightful anecdotes, Will It Fly challenges you to get past analysis paralysis and do the work you need to launch a successful business. If you’re going to start a new endeavor, there’s no better person to learn from than Pat. Buy Will It Fly today to test your way to success! What people are saying about Will It Fly? “Pat has done the perfect job of inspiring, teaching, motivating and guiding new entrepreneurs through the most important part of the business building process... the fundamentals. However, he goes further, taking us on a journey of discovery, confidence building and support - all with a healthy slice of reality! If you want to get started in online business the smart way, you need to read this book.” -Chris DuckerBestselling Author of Virtual Freedom“People love to dream, imagine and hope. But even great ideas without action and execution never get off the ground—they don’t change the world or your bank account. This book will help identify your ONE sentence, your ‘unfair advantage,’ and a plan of action to make your idea fly. Spectator or pilot—you get to choose.” -Dan Miller, New York Times bestselling author, 48 Days to the Work You Love
  • Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef

    Marianne Berkes, Jeanette Canyon

    Paperback (Dawn Publications, Sept. 1, 2004)
    Learning becomes fun with this book about the animals of the ocean! In Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef, amazing artwork will inspire kids in classrooms and at home to appreciate the beauty and biology of coral reefs and world around us!Brilliant artwork is the star of this oceanic counting book, based on the classic children's song "Over in the Meadow". Kids will sing, clap, and count their way among pufferfish that "puff," gruntfish that "grunt" and seahorses that "flutter," and begin to appreciate the animals in the ocean. And the clay art will inspire many a project.Parents, teachers, giftgivers, and many others will find:captivating illustrations of sculptures fashioned from polymer clay.backmatter that includes further information about the coral reef and the animals of the ocean.music and song lyrics to "Over in the Ocean" sung to the tune "Over in the Meadow"!a book for young readers learning to count!
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  • A Drop Around the World

    Barbara Shaw McKinney, Michael S. Maydak

    Paperback (Dawn Publications, March 1, 1998)
    This beautifully illustrated book is soon to be a classic that parents, teachers, and kids will all want! Readers travel the globe following a drop of water on its journey through the water cycle. The seamless blending of science and story make learning fun, and readers will be inspired to appreciate the world around us!Follow a drop of water on its natural voyage around the world, in clouds, as ice and snow, underground, in the sea, piped from a reservoir, in plants and even in an animal. The science of the water cycle and poetic verse come together and leave readers with a sense of connection to all living creatures.Great for anyone looking for books:about the water cycle and clouds for kids.to give as a gift for the kids in their life.as home schooling materials.for use in schools and libraries!
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  • ABC See, Hear, Do 2: Blended Beginning Sounds

    Stefanie Hohl

    Paperback (Chou Publications, Aug. 7, 2017)
    ABC See, Hear, Do 2: Blended Beginning Sounds is the second book in the award-winning ABC See, Hear, Do series. Designed with beginning readers in mind, this series makes learning to read fun and engaging. Once your child knows the individual letter sounds of the alphabet, it's time to start learning letter combinations that blend together! This book uses visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles to help children recognize blended sounds. The combination of cute animal pictures with fun hand motions helps young children easily remember each letter blend or digraph. The visual cues and hand movements help hold children’s interest in sounding out words. This method is simple, engaging, and effective. Great for homeschoolers, teachers, speech language pathologists, and parents, especially when combined with ABC See, Hear, Do’s other resources. Best for ages 3-7, or beginning readers in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
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  • Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under

    Marianne Berkes, Jill Dubin

    Paperback (Dawn Publications, March 1, 2011)
    Learning becomes fun with this book about the animals that are unique to Australia. In Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under, amazing artwork will inspire children in classrooms and at home to appreciate environment, ecology, and the world around us!The perfect Australia children's book, Marianne Berkes makes animal habitats for kids exciting with Over in Australia, which doubles as a fun, interactive, counting book for kids!Most of the animals in Australia are unique, meaning they live ONLY in Australia. From kangaroos to koalas, they are a fascinating bunch. Once again, Marianne Berkes makes learning fun. Kids will hop, slurp, and munch as they imitate and count the animals. Like Over in the Arctic, the cut-paper illustrations will inspire many an art project. Plus Marianne provides tons of ideas for activities and curriculum extensions about Australia, literature, writing, and animals. Teachers and parents, as well as kids, are the winners.Parents, teachers, gift givers, and many others will find:captivating illustrations of paper cut animals which will inspire many an art project!backmatter that includes further information about Australia and the animals that live thereMusic and song lyrics to "Over in Australia" sung to the tune "Over in the Meadow".a book for young readers learning to count!
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  • Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under

    Marianne Berkes, Jill Dubin

    Paperback (Dawn Publications, March 1, 2011)
    Learning becomes fun with this book about the animals that are unique to Australia. In Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under, amazing artwork will inspire children in classrooms and at home to appreciate environment, ecology, and the world around us!The perfect Australia children's book, Marianne Berkes makes animal habitats for kids exciting with Over in Australia, which doubles as a fun, interactive, counting book for kids!Most of the animals in Australia are unique, meaning they live ONLY in Australia. From kangaroos to koalas, they are a fascinating bunch. Once again, Marianne Berkes makes learning fun. Kids will hop, slurp, and munch as they imitate and count the animals. Like Over in the Arctic, the cut-paper illustrations will inspire many an art project. Plus Marianne provides tons of ideas for activities and curriculum extensions about Australia, literature, writing, and animals. Teachers and parents, as well as kids, are the winners.Parents, teachers, gift givers, and many others will find:captivating illustrations of paper cut animals which will inspire many an art project!backmatter that includes further information about Australia and the animals that live thereMusic and song lyrics to "Over in Australia" sung to the tune "Over in the Meadow".a book for young readers learning to count!