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Books in Award Reference series

  • Writing for Story: Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction

    Jon Franklin

    Paperback (Plume, Sept. 1, 1994)
    The new "nonfiction"—the adaptation of storytelling techniques to journalistic articles in the manner of Truman Capote, Tom Wolfe, and John McPhee—is an innovative genre that has been awarded virtually every Pulitzer Prize for literary journalism since 1979. And now Jon Franklin, himself a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and undisputed master of the great American nonfiction short story, shares the secrets of his success. Franklin shows how to make factual pieces come alive by applying the literary techniques of complication/resolution, flashback, foreshadowing, and pace. He illustrates his points with a close analysis and annotation of two of his most acclaimed stories, so that the reader can see, step-by-step, just how they were created. This lively, easy-to-follow guid combines readability and excitement with the best of expository prose and illuminates the techniques that beginning journalists—and more experienced ones, too—will find immensely helpful:Stalking the true short storyDrafting an effective outlineStructuring the rough copyPolishing like a proand the tips, tools, and techniques that will put your stories on the cutting edge
  • Children's Picture Atlas: A First Introduction to the Countries of the World

    Anna Award

    Paperback (Award Publications Ltd, Jan. 25, 2013)
    Specially designed to introduce yound children to the world in which they live, this fully illustrated atlas features up-to-date maps of the countries of the world in rich, colorful detail. A first introduction to the countries of the world. For age 7 and up.
  • The Middle Ages: A Watts Guide for Children

    William Chester Jordan

    Paperback (Franklin Watts, Sept. 1, 2000)
    A guide to the Middle Ages, discussing events, people, and practices around the world from 500 to 1500.
  • Mapping Epidemics: A Historical Atlas of Disease

    Brent Hoff, Carter Smith

    Paperback (Franklin Watts, Sept. 1, 2000)
    Presents basic information about diseases from anthrax to yellow fever, recounts their history and effects, and offers maps of their incidence and spread.
  • My First Book of the Human Body


    Board book (Grandreams Ltd, )
    My First Book of the Human Body
  • The Encyclopedia of the Winter Olympics

    John Wukovits

    Library Binding (Franklin Watts, Sept. 1, 2001)
    Discusses the origins and history of the winter Olympics, describes the development and rules of each sport, profiles stars from earlier games, and offers statistics and lists of winners.
  • World Holidays: A Watts Guide for Children

    Heather Moehn

    Paperback (Franklin Watts, Sept. 1, 2000)
    An illustrated alphabetical guide to celebrations and holidays around the world, including religious, civic, and cultural practices.
  • Start Reading Music

    Amy Appleby

    Paperback (Amsco Publications, Dec. 31, 1992)
    This proven, step-by-step method will help you master the basics of sight-reading. Whether you are an instrumentalist, singer or composer, this book allows you to take a giant leap forward by learning to read music.
  • The Solar System: An A-Z Guide

    Christina Wilsdon

    Paperback (Franklin Watts, Sept. 1, 2000)
    A dictionary of terms, concepts, people, and places related to the solar system, astronomy, and the exploration of space.
  • The Encyclopedia of Drugs and Alcohol

    Greg Roza

    Library Binding (Franklin Watts, Sept. 1, 2001)
    Outlines different types of drugs including prescription, over-the-counter, and recreational ones, with a brief description of each and how they can be beneficial or harmful.
  • The ASPCA Complete Guide to Pet Care

    David L. Carroll, Stephen Zawistowski

    Paperback (Plume, Nov. 1, 2001)
    A comprehensive guide to pet care provides all the information one needs to know to maintain the health and well-being of domestic animalls, including dogs, cats, snakes, birds, or other exotic species, offering step-by-step instructions on how to select the right pet, feeding techniques, first aid care, housebreaking, and more. Original.
  • Amazing Space


    Paperback (Parragon, )