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    1. How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger
    by Elizabeth Verdick, Marjorie Lisovskis
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    Asin: 1575421178
    Catlog: Book (2002-12-01)
    Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
    Sales Rank: 18646
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Anger is a part of life. We can’t avoid it, we shouldn’t stuff it, and we can’t make it go away. Kids need help learning how to manage their anger. This book speaks directly to kids and offers strategies they can start using immediately. Blending tips and ideas with jokes and funny cartoons, it guides kids to understand that anger is normal and can be expressed in many ways—some healthy, some not. It teaches them how to recognize anger in themselves and others, how to deal with situations and emotions (loneliness, guilt, frustration, fear) that lead to or mask anger, and how to deal with the anger they feel. Young readers learn that violence is not acceptable and there are better, safer ways to resolve conflicts. They also discover what to do when people around them are angry, how to get help, and how to locate other resources (books, hotlines, school groups) when they need more support. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderfully written and presented self-help book
    Collaboratively written by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis, How To Take The GRRRR Out Of Anger is a wonderfully written and presented self-help book especially recommended for young people with anger management problems -- and their parents who are trying to teach their kids how to control their tempers. From five steps to getting anger under control, to problem-solving techniques, ways to deal with grownups who get angry, recognizing body language warning signs, and much more, How To Take The GRRRR Out Of Anger is practical and useful for all children of all ages. ... Read more


    2. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II (Chicken Soup for the Soul Series)
    by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger
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    Asin: 1558746161
    Catlog: Book (1998-10-01)
    Publisher: HCI Teens
    Sales Rank: 3098
    Average Customer Review: 4.87 out of 5 stars
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    Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II offers more inspiring stories to help you master the game we call life.Today's teens have ever more issues and social pressures to juggle than young adults just 20 years ago.This book, like its predecessor, can be your guide - a beacon in the darkness, a safe haven in a storm, a warm hug in the cold and a respite from loneliness.There's no preaching as to what you should and shouldn't do.Instead, this book is full of teens sharing their experiences on learning to accept like, becoming the best person you can be, being happy with who you are, and loving yourself - no matter what.

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II
    For those many readers who liked the first edition of Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, here comes yet another helping, with 101 more stories on subjects such as love, friendship, random acts of kindness, etc. This volume contains even more poems that you can read quickly when you just need a boost of self-confidence. This book has even more stories on relationships, how to overcome obstacles and learning important lessons. I have to say that I liked this Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul better than the previous ones, because there is even more stories dealing with tough stuff such as anorexia, divorce, etc. Each story is unique in its own way but one thing is for sure: each story touches the reader and makes them stop and think about how all of their actions have consequences, some good, some bad.

    Jennifer Love Hewitt contributed yet another story for this book, as well as Andrew Keegan and Elisa Donovan. I strongly encourage teenagers, pre-teens and even adults to read this book in order to better understand the feelings teenagers' are experiencing, and how to deal with these often confusing emotions. Lovers for the Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul will not be disappointed, especially when they learn that a Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul III is also in stores.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Chicken Soup For The Teenage Soul 2
    ...Chicken Soups are books written by readers of real life stories about either their life or someone else's. There are many Chicken Soup books directed to certain people, mostly by ages. Some of them are Chicken Soup for anyone to read, Chicken Soup for kids, for mothers, for fathers, for parents for Christians, teenagers and many others. This particular book is the second version of the Chicken Soups for Teenagers. It has one hundred and one more stories about the life of teenagers. The writers of stories have written about the following topics: Relationships, Friendship, Love and Kindness, Tough Stuff, Family, Learning Lessons, Making a Difference and Growing Up. All these are topics, which teenagers can relate to as they all experience things connected to the topics. The authors of the topics vary, most of them are written by teenagers. Some of the stories are even written by parents who have teenagers and sometimes celebrities write in a story. In this particular book actress Jennifer Love Hewitt wrote a story about friendship. In addition not only are there stories but there are also poems.
    Chicken Soup Teenage Soul II has a story written by Jennifer Love Hewitt, which is known to have attracted many people to read this edition. Her particular story is on the topic of friendship. The title of the story is "A Friend For Life." This story is about Jennifer Love Hewitt meeting a young girl named Nicole who is suffering from cancer. Jennifer Love Hewitt was asked by an organization to help young people with sickness have their dream come true. Nicole's dream was to meet the actress. The story explains the kind of personality Nicole had towards life, even though she was suffering from cancer. Jennifer Love Hewitt explains about her full-of-energy life, how she didn't want anyone to pity her, she just wanted to live a normal life, she was just so positive about everything. Jennifer Love Hewitt mentions that her experience with Nicole is a day she'll never forget and that would affect her forever. Nicole was and always will her inspiration.
    This is a book, which teenagers can connect with. By reading it they can realize that they aren't alone when it comes to certain conflicts or struggles in common daily life a teenager could experience. Every story and poem all have life lessons and morals to learn from, take notice of and understand. It is classified as an inspirational book and is very uplifting.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Chicken soup for the teenage soul II
    If you like poems and love stories then this is the book for you . It talks about lost loves can broken hearts.This book is also about friendships and family too!
    One of my favorite poems is called inside , by Melssa Collette because it relates to my life called inside, it is very good. Another good poem is called Confussed , by Anonymous. The authors are jack Cnafeild Mark Ulcter Hansen , and Kimberly Kirberger.When I read this book it warmed my hear. I would recomend this book to anyone.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Chicken soup for the teenage soul II
    Chicken soup for the teenage soul II¡Xa book of love, life and learning by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Kimberly Kirberger made the #1 New York Times bestseller list and made my list of meaningful books.
    In a way Chicken soup made me feel that I am not the only one left alone with all my teenage problems. There are a lot of kids my age out there who are dealing with the exact same problems and more.
    The importance of this book is not to read all those love or sad stories that you usually see in movies, but actually to relate many of these real experiences in your life! It¡¦s like a guidebook, an instruction book or a reference guide that you can always flip back to when you¡¦re having a hard time. These experiences can be used to consult the way other teens have struggled through situations that we might encounter and help us to develop our own path to solving our problems.
    Another reason I would recommend this book is that its inspirational stories can help counter all the negative stories we get from the media. It gives people the other side of the story that there is hope for the human race.
    There is one shocking story of bravery that stuck in my mind called ¡§Hero of the ¡¦Hood¡¨, about Mike Powell, whose mother, Cheryl, was fifteen when she had Mike. Fonso, Mike¡¦s father, had psychological problems, and after he was released from prison, he forced Mike to do pushups for hours when Mike was only four. When Mike was barely eight, Fonso was murdered, and Cheryl brought home Marcel who was even worse and got her hooked on cocaine. Marcel was violent and often did horrible things to all Cheryl¡¦s kids. Cheryl began not to return home more and more often, leaving only Mike to take care of all his younger brothers and sisters. When it was the right age for them to be educated, Mike encouraged them to go to school, get good grades and be model citizens. At last Mike and all his seven other brothers and sisters were rescued and went to live with their grandparents. Though they still struggle, the children are in a loving environment, and Mike is pursuing his goal to start a small company that can help street kids who were like he and his siblings once were.
    When I read these real life struggles for decent life, I feel that my problems are really not so insurmountable, and that if people can keep hoping and have confidence that what they are doing is right, even though the path is so difficult, then they will succeed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars chicken soup for the teenage soul II
    Chicken soup for the teenage soul II was a fun book! THis book never got boring, it always had something interesting to learn about. Many of the stories made me cry, laugh and left me wondering of what happen to the person in the story. These are the stories that real teens want to hear about because, they come from teens that have experienced some struggles along their life, and want other teens to learn from their mistakes. I give this book an A+ for the awsome stories that make you not want to put the book down. ... Read more


    3. My Body Is Private (Albert Whitman Concept Books)
    by Linda Walvoord Girard, Rodney Pate
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    Asin: 0807553190
    Catlog: Book (1992-09-01)
    Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
    Sales Rank: 10443
    Average Customer Review: 4.23 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Children love this book
    I work with foster children and children who are still in their homes, they all really like this book and often ask for it to be read over and over. It is well written and covers the subject well, informing the child but at the same time not frightening the child. I highly recommend it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Mommy, I remembered that book
    Teach your children well. This book saved my eight-year old daughter from further assault.

    A couple years years ago I bought this book for a friend and just decided to by one for our family. My daughter was six at the time.

    Recently we moved and the company-hired workers arrived. That afternoon as I was watching my children play together, I thought how cute they are - precious six-year old brother and eight-year old daughter side-by-side. I ran upstairs to the kitchen although the door was open between us and 6 other people were within earshot including their father and and an on-site manager.

    My daughter came upstairs and told me that a worker put his hands in her pants. He began to lead her to a closed area. She lied to him; got away from him; and came to me. "Mommy, I remembered what that book, "My Body Is Private" said. I remembered that you told me anything inside my underwear is private.

    Teach your chldren well. Buying this non-threatening book with a happy ending saved my daughter from ... who knows.

    THANK YOU Linda Walvoord Girard. Although my daughter was tricked and hurt within seconds in her own home, you have saved a child.

    Just as you teach a child to walk safely across the street without instilling fear of streets or cars, you can keep your child safe without instilling fear. My daughter was never afraid until she needed to be -- AND SHE ACTED. No secrets, no further abuse, no threats........ she saved herself through the knowledge she gathered through our reading this book together.

    I am forever grateful to the author.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not a preschool book
    After reading the reviews, I ordered this book thinking that it would be appropriate for my 3-year old. It seems too advanced for a child that age. There is a part of the book where the girl does not want her uncle to touch her because he holds her in his lap and rubs her arms and makes her uncomfortable, and another picture where her older brother "pins her down," and tickles her until it hurts, so the father has to tell him to stop. The mother also warns the child that others might want to take pictures of her private parts. While I understand that these are important illustrations of unwanted behavior, they don't seem right for a younger child. The text is also geared toward a school-aged child.

    5-0 out of 5 stars sweet book
    I bought three books of this kind. This is my childrens favorite. I as an child abuse survivor myself find this book to be the best of the three. This book is about giving the child a sense of ownership over his/her body. An entitlement to say no. it is written from the childs POV which comes accross very well to my children. This is a gentle book with a supportive mother figure. I realize that it may be uncommom or unrealistic that one should have such an in tune and supportive mother and that there may be other flaws. Yet it is gentle and the child finds success in standing up for herself. It is still my favorite. I like the way it couches the responsibility to say no on the child but that the child has back up or confidence with the mothers support. The book begins with small things like personal belongings and knocking. This book has a senitive approach and a nice pace. It gets the information accross without threatening a small childs mind.

    4-0 out of 5 stars For older children
    I bought this and several other books about strangers and understanding personal space, but found this one way to advanced for my preschoolers. Looks like it would be good starting around 5 or 6. ... Read more


    4. National Geographic Student Atlas Of The World
    by National Geographic Society
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    Asin: 0792272218
    Catlog: Book (2001-07-01)
    Publisher: National Geographic Children's
    Sales Rank: 12234
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Useful + not too expensive = great !!!!
    I wanted to buy an useful and not too expensive Geographic Atlas. I dedicated quite a lot of time to evaluating my options, and ended up deciding that this Atlas was likely to be a good choice, basing my decision on the sample pages that Amazon offers. Fortunately, when I received my purchase, I discovered that I had made the right decision :)

    I guess I was lucky. I thought that this Atlas was probably good, so I took the chance and bought it... However, I could have been wrong. The problem is that this Atlas had no customer reviews, and I generally make my decisions regarding what to buy in Amazon based on the experiences of others who have already purchased the item I want. The reason for that is that an editorial review can be inaccurate, and the back cover can (sometimes) provide inexact information, but other customers generally tell the truth...

    Now, I'd like to correct the lack of reviews on this Atlas by writing one. I really don't need to say too much, basically that all that the back cover says it is the truth. You can read that back cover in the sample pages, and you can also read the table of contents and an excerpt. Anyway, if you don't want to spend time doing that, I can repeat to you some of the facts you could read there :)

    First of all, I want to highlight the fact that there are 90 detailed and colorful maps. Those maps include physical and political maps, maps about climate and precipitation, and about population. In addition to that, the maps are separated in different sections, and at the end of each section there is a chapter that centers on a particular problem. For example, at the end of the section dedicated to North America, the focus is on natural hazards, and in the section dedicated to South America the focus is on the Amazon Rain Forest. There are other chapters that focus on special themes in the sections regarding Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania, and Antarctica.

    As if that were not enough, you can find many charts and graphs alongside the maps. What is more, the organization of the information that accompanies them is clear and didactical. You will also be able to find country flags and facts, and some web sites where you will be able to find updated information, even after buying this Atlas. There is also a Glossary that defines some terms the average reader might not be familiar with, and a thematic Index.

    On the whole, my opinion is that this Atlas is great. It probably isn't the finest Geographic Atlas
    you can buy, but I think that it is likely to be the best you can buy at this highly reasonable price. I strongly recommend it, if you need an Atlas that is useful, not too big (so as to carry it with you) and specially not expensive. I think that you will enjoy reading it, and that you will learn a lot :)

    Belen Alcat ... Read more


    5. GirlWise: How to Be Confident, Capable, Cool, and in Control
    by JULIA DEVILLERS
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    Asin: 0761563636
    Catlog: Book (2002-08-27)
    Publisher: Three Rivers Press
    Sales Rank: 1161
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    The Ultimate Teen Girl Bible
    What do you do when . . . you're at the lunch table and you knock your soda over into someone's lap? Or, you need a job? You hate your clothes? You're broke? Inside, more than 100 experts tell you how to deal with these problems and so much more. GirlWise is one-stop shopping for all the stuff you want to, you need to, you MUST know!
    GirlWise includes contributions by:
    ·Hillary Carlip, author of Girl Power
    ·Atoosa Rubenstein, editor-in-chief of CosmoGIRL!
    ·Nancy Gruver, publisher of New Moon
    ·Laura McEwen, Publisher of YM
    ·Marci Shimoff, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul
    ·Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries
    ·Brandon Holley, editor-in-chief of ELLEgirl
    ·Isabel González, senior associate editor of Teen People
    You'll find great tips from experts in fashion, business, etiquette, sports, and more to help you become the Ultimate Teen Girl—confident, capable, comfortable, cool, conscious, and taking control of your life. No more helpless females here!
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    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Books I've Read!
    I'm a freshman in highschool and I wish I would have had this book even before middleschool. It is the best, for anything! It teaches you things from confidence and starting a band, to being a good shopper and unclogging a toilet. It has things I didn't even expect. Even the topics I wasn't interested in I read, and it helped me in the future. Its easy to navigate, and not even boring once. I've read the entire thing, and keep it around for a refresher once and a while.

    5-0 out of 5 stars it ROCKS!
    I just got this book for early Christmas. I cant put it down.Its really good! Ive been reading it for 2 days. My sisters 17 and she got a copy too and totally loves it too. its all out straight up the truth. My friends and I have been sitting in the lunch room reading the book out loud to know all this new stuff like fashion and like doing laundry and giving a speech in school. Theres nothing out there like it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Got a daughter/grand daughter? THIS book is a must!
    Where was this book when I was growing up? If your are uncomfortable with yourself, find yourself in awkward situations or just don't know what to do in quasi-emergencies as, I admit, happened to me more than once, Girlwise is the book to go to. Not only is it full of advice on such diverse topics as self confidence to creating your own web site to, my favorite, what to do about a clogged toilet, but it is witty and a great read. Situations are dealt with by not only professionals in the field but by teens themselves.
    This grandmother is giving Girlwise to all the girls she knows from preteen (be prepared) up.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This book is incredible
    GirlWise covers just about any situation I might be in where I need to be cool and calm and make a good impression. From job interviews to party planning, this book has it all. My fave is "How to write a poem." Very inspiring. All the women who give advice in this book are so cool and amazing. Awesome role models. It's like getting 100 mentors for different parts of life that are so important, all in one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I wish I was teenager now!
    I always said I would never want to relive my teenage years. Now that I have read this book, I would love to go back. This book could have saved me from a lot embarassment and depression. It is a must have for any teenage girl today. It's like having a user manual for teens. If you are a parent of a teen girl, you have to get this for her. She will love you for it. It answers the question every teen has, "Am I the only one that feels this way?" or "Does this only happen to me?". ... Read more


    6. Don't Know Much About Mummies (Don't Know Much About)
    by Kenneth C. Davis
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    Asin: 0060287810
    Catlog: Book (2005-04-01)
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Sales Rank: 2375818
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    7. 10 Cool Things About Being a Ring Bearer
    by Penelope C. Paine, Itoko Maeno
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    Asin: 0970794428
    Catlog: Book (2002-01-01)
    Publisher: Paper Posie
    Sales Rank: 19975
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Everything it says it will be
    My husband and I bought this book for our wedding, and it has become a lovely keepsake remembrance of the special role our ring bearer played for us.

    3-0 out of 5 stars OK by itself...
    ...but don't buy this book AND 10 Neat Things about Being a Flower Girl. It is the exact same book, same wording, etc., with only a few gender changes here and there. That wouldn't have been a problem except that my ring bearer and flower girl are siblings in the same household. Now I feel silly giving them identical books.

    As for this book on its own merits, there is no story to it. I thought it only "sort of" explained the ring bearer's role and didn't really make it sound fun.

    5-0 out of 5 stars something works!
    this really worked for the very reluctant ring bearer!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Apprehensive about the wedding ring?
    If you love the idea of having a ring bearer in your wedding but are a bit apprehensive about his behavior, this book should help settle your nerves. Give it to your young man before the wedding day to help him understand the ceremony and take his special role in it seriously. When it's over, hell have this handsomely designed book as a keepsake. ... Read more


    8. Life in Prison
    by Stanley "Tookie" Williams, Barbara Cottman Becnel
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    Asin: 1587170949
    Catlog: Book (2001-02-01)
    Publisher: Seastar Books
    Sales Rank: 16112
    Average Customer Review: 4.38 out of 5 stars
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    "The true stories I've written in this book are my living nightmares. My greatest hope is that the lessons the stories offer will help you make better choices than I did." Stanley "Tookie" Williams, cofounder of the notorious Crips gang, is a death-row inmate. But in his two decades of incarceration, Williams has also become a respected author and activist whose dedication to ending gang warfare in the lives of inner-city children has earned him a 2001 Nobel Peace Prize nomination. In this award-winning book--which has drawn praise from educators, government leaders, and families alike--Williams describes the brutal reality of being an inmate. He debunks myths of prisons as "gladiator schools" with blunt, riveting stories of overwhelming homesickness, the terror of solitary confinement, and the humiliation of strip-searches. Williams' words are a frank challenge to adolescent readers to educate themselves, make intelligent decisions, and above all, not to follow in his footsteps. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars prison life
    The author has been imprisoned at San Quentin since 1981, on death row. He was sentenced to die for the murder of four committed during a convenience store robbery. As hard as it is to imagine caring about someone who has done such a thing, reading Tookie's book makes you feel sorry that his life has been wasted behind bars. You wonder what he could have done with his life if he had not gone down the road he chose.
    This crime was not all Tookie did before he was arrested. He and a friend started the street gang the Crips, which has flourished and spread all over the world. What a legacy!
    The purpose of Tookie's book was to dispel some of the street myths surrounding prison life. He had no fear of prison, which was considered a 'gladiator school' by kids on the streets. Once he was in the system he saw the reality and wanted to spread the truth.
    Obviously Tookie is intelligent. The book is written in an easy-to-read format. He's aiming his message at young people who may not be the most sophisticated readers. The book is full of details that paint a realistic picture of all aspects of prison life. He also has a website where readers can communicate with him.
    By the time you have finished this book you feel you know Tookie well and have shared his prison experiences. He has written other books, and reading this one makes you want to read more.

    5-0 out of 5 stars All myths about prison life is ended in this book.
    In this book, Life In Prison, Stanley "Tookie" Williams cofounder of the crips gang and Death Row inmate for sixteen years, offers a testimony that ends all myths about prison life in this book. In straightforward, honest prose, Williams out about what it's really like in prison-- and challenges all young people to choose the right path.

    Told in first person, this realistic picture of prison life is meant by the author to serve as a cautionary message for youngsters who may be misled into thinking, like he did, that prisons are so called 'gladiator', a cool and manly place to be. He does a magnificent job in describing his caged feelings, the danger, humiliations, and crime of being held in prison. Stanley Williams, convicted of four murders, does not deserve to be compared to Nelson Mandela, in my opinion for being arrested for almost no reason. While Williams says he's sorry for dropping out of school, and so on.. he never once said sorry about killing four people.

    I feel that Life In Prison is an outstanding bibliography of the life of Stanley Williams. I also think this book's theme is that you should watch who you hang around, and always think about what you're doing and where it could lead you to in the near future. Read Life In Prison to find out what happens on the other side of the prison wallsnd how inmates are really treated, or if you just want to learn more about The United States Justice System, Juvenile System, Law and Crime, 9-12 Sociology then this is the book for you.

    The strengths which this book possesses is that it's very descriptive and really tells how he feels in a formal way. The one thing that I have against this book is that it only tells one side of the story. the author, Stanley Williams, also needs to further consider the age recommendations for this book. I think that it should be 12 and up.

    So ask for this book and look for it in your local library. I still want to know how it is to live in prison for the rest of your life, don't you?

    Tyler Cook, Grade 6 newburg Middle School

    5-0 out of 5 stars WOW
    I never read the books or heard of Stan Tookie Williams, he was already in prison about time I was born. So I had no idea what his life was about till I saw the movie. I got an understanding who he was and what he was about. I really wish I could turn back the hands of time for him so he could get a second chance. Then I realize he is getting a second chance. By getting his stories out there and his movie he's changing someone life from alife of crime. And I'm glad he turned his life around.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wow
    I'm sitting here watching this movie, and wow...it is amazing. I have not read the book, nor have I ever heard of him. THis story is truly amazing. You do get to a point where you feel sorry for him. I hate to say that, but it is true. I'm ordering the book right now... I bet it will be better than the movie.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Seen The Movie
    I haven't read the book, but I am going to search the nearest store for it. Even though it's said "Tookie" may have killed 4 people, his movie, played by Jamie Fox, touched my heart to believe Stanley is trying or has already changed His life to pattern His ways as a Man of God. I have and always will follow the path of God as so will my Mother, who is a pastor and has been for 17 years. I strongly believe Stanley has tried to make a change in His life and is truely sorry for ALL the wrong He has done over the years of His youth. I know of several youth at the time, now going older in prison, started out similar to the way Stanley started His life of hate against not having a father, drugs, and fighting. ... Read more


    9. Cliques, Phonies, & Other Baloney
    by Trevor Romain
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    Asin: 1575420457
    Catlog: Book (1998-09-01)
    Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
    Sales Rank: 25571
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Encouraging book for kids trying to do the right thing
    Cliques are tough on kids. The ones in cliques feel a false sense of empowerment and the ones outside can feel isolated and powerless.

    This books breaks down playground dynamics for kids so they can see the why. If they understand the why maybe recesses won't seem so discouraging.

    Wonderful book for kids to read to feel strong and hopeful.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    My mom bought me this book yesterday, and I thought it was so good that I finished it within 30 minutes. It really told me a lot about cliques, and friends. I've never been in one, and I wouldn't want to be in one, but I've always been excluded by them, and made fun of, so this was a great book. It told me that even though people in cliques act like they're cool, really they're just looking for a group of people to hang around with so they look tougher.

    I think this is a great book for any kid/teenager who is either involved in cliques, or excluded by cliques. This is a great book for both, and a must read for anyone who has met up with cliques and phonies. ... Read more


    10. 10 Neat Things About Being a Flower Girl
    by Penelope C. Paine, Itoko Maeno
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    Asin: 097079441X
    Catlog: Book (2002-01-01)
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    Sales Rank: 22929
    Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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    Helps little Flower Girls understand their important role in wedding celebrations. Color illustrations of wedding accessories throughout are suitable for many cultures. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The best flower girl book out there
    Ms. Paine brings a warm, embracing tone coupled with an education on the "responsibilities" of being a flower girl that would have any little girl excited for her big role in this capacity. The illustrations are beautiful and it is an easy read. I am an event producer and can't keep enough of these in stock for my brides. They are very well received and loved and I even have friends of the bride calling wanting to know where to find these books. Well worth buying!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great book for flower girls
    I've given this book to two of my nieces, each in a different wedding, and they both loved the story and the beautiful illustrations on every page. It's written with humor and is just right for little flower girls under the age of 8. I also gave my 5-year-old grandson "10 Cool Things About Being A Ring Bearer", the companion book to "10 Cool Things About Being A Flower Girl", and he thought it was "cool". These books are a steal at the price and I highly recommend them.

    3-0 out of 5 stars OK by itself...
    ...but don't buy this book AND 10 Cool Things about Being a Ring Bearer. It is the exact same book, same wording, etc., with only a few gender changes here and there. That wouldn't have been a problem except that my ring bearer and flower girl are siblings in the same household. Now I feel silly giving them identical books.

    As for this book on its own merits, there is no story to it. I thought it only "sort of" explained the flower girl's role and didn't really make it sound fun. ... Read more


    11. How to Behave and Why
    by Munro Leaf
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    Asin: 0789306840
    Catlog: Book (2002-05-17)
    Publisher: Universe Publishing
    Sales Rank: 4017
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    It's hard to be good. Especially if you don't really know what "beinggood" means. Munro Leaf, beloved author of The Story of Ferdinand, decidedto try his hand at defining good behavior in his 1946 classic How to Behaveand Why. The two biggest questions to ask ourselves in life, he says, are"Are most of the people I know glad that I am here?" and "Am I glad that I amhere, myself?" If you want to make good friends and keep them, he says, "Youhave to be HONEST. You have to be FAIR. You have to be STRONG and You have to beWISE." This strangely charming life primer, illustrated with endearing stickfigures, goes on to explain why you have to be honest--how handy it is to betrusted, for instance, when you need to borrow money. And if you lie too much,"We can't believe ourselves or anyone else, because we don't really know whatthe truth is any more than a penguin and that is a stupid way to live." Specificreasons for not being a "lazy lump" or a liar or a cheat are outlinedmatter-of-factly, as are basic lessons in how to be well and strong. Originallypublished for the very young (it has an early-reader format with big type andpictures), Leaf's how-to-be-good guidebook will probably be shared among adultsas a back-to-basics inspirational book with the same crossover appeal as SandolStoddard Warburg's I LikeYou. A satisfying reflection of a time when what was right and wrongseemed more black and white. (All ages) --Karin Snelson ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars cuts to the bone
    This book is exactly what the title says, How to Behave and Why.
    Good advice on character, which, after all, is more important than anything else. The section on Honesty is so true and so concise, no one can argue with it. Mr. Leaf lays out exactly what happens to those who are not honest, fair, strong or wise. No matter what your age, this book gives clarity on the most important aspects of life. I love it. I wish Mr. Leaf's other gem, Manners Can Be Fun, would come back into print asap.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for kids of all ages!
    An excellent resource for teaching children how to treat others and reasonings why. The word usage of "stupid" and "dope" may bother some people, but the political correctness was not a consideration for this book written in the 1940's. I think it may be too complex for babies, but my kindergartener is very receptive to it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nothing Beats This-- It Stands Alone
    The impact that HOW TO BEHAVE AND WHY had on me is on-going. From my earliest reading memory, My copy--lost along the way-- is a possession I have missed over and over again since it was first published in 1946. Many many regular book searches through the years repeatedly met with no success. So many times I literally pined for this little red book for my children-- especially, even their teen, college, and career years. It's universality is timeless. It's simple truths and stick figures bring impeccablke clarity to the paramount keys to living well in our civilized world. I am so elated to have "searched" this week and FOUND IT RE-PRINTED AT LAST!! Thank you, thank you, for bringing this title back to life. For starters, I just bought 5 copies. Now it's your turn. You will not be disappointed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Bring Back This Book!
    I was raised with this book as a young child's guide to good manners in any and all situations. It Works! 55 years later I wish I could give this book to my college students. Amazingly, considering its age, this book is still appropriate to the diverse, multicultural 21st Century.
    If you have children, are a teacher, or just want to polish your own manners, take a look at a book that got it right in the 1950s. Highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Buried Treasure
    While some educational 'progressives' would pooh-pooh Munro Leaf's charming series of books, those of us who actually raise our own children would do well to find and employ as many of his works as possible. In "How To Behave And Why", Leaf gives simple and fun lessons in Honesty, Fairness, Strength and Wisdom; qualities that seem to have waned with the advent of our New Age.

    Using stick figures and easy to understand language, Leaf simply tells it like it is - or should be - in ways that kids can easily grasp. Monitions against laziness, frowning, whining, selfishness and avarice, just to name a few, are worked in so well that most kids won't realize they're being given advice. For instance (and consider this was written in 1946) in the section about being Wise:

    "Other people have thoughts, ways to do things, ways to work, ways to play, ways they think of God and their country and their race. Their way can be just as right as your way. Remember that, and be glad you have a chance to choose the best of all ways."

    Stick some screwball political motive onto that and take God out and you have Political Correctness; how much more simple and true the original sounds.

    Parents and courageous educators would do well to begin to hunt for Munro Leaf. Sadly, he's been out of print since before The Great Society, and thus he may be hard to locate. Amazon.com found this one for me, and I was able to locate another title in a local 'very used' book store. Nontheless, his ageless wisdom and whimsical style can and should be used as weapons against the value-neutral and culturally relativistic nightmares that modern education has become. And remember: everybody share - don't take them all for yourself. ... Read more


    12. Top 10 Greek Legends (Top Ten)
    by Terry Deary, Michael Tickner
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    Asin: 0439086183
    Catlog: Book (1999-10-01)
    Publisher: Scholastic
    Sales Rank: 37770
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Want to know what Hercules was doing before he got his own TV show? This whimsical guide explains the figures and themes of ten major Greek myths. Readers also get a glimpse of everyday life in Ancient Greece. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Top Ten Greek Legends
    This book has a lot of information and funny jokes. This was a fun way to read about the Greek legends. It is a good start for kids to get interested in books and history. I think it is a fun way to learn.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Top Ten Greek Legends
    this book was very interesting i actually enjoyed reading it! it was the most interesting book i ever read and i also found out some stuff 2. ... Read more


    13. Adventures in Ancient Egypt (Good Times Travel Agency (Paperback))
    by Linda Bailey, Bill Slavin
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    Asin: 1550745484
    Catlog: Book (2000-10-01)
    Publisher: Kids Can Press
    Sales Rank: 39354
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    Adventures in Ancient Egypt and Adventures in the MiddleAges mix fact and fiction for fast, funny and fascinating romps through the past.Kids will love each book¹s contemporary comic-book look with its zanyillustrations, speech balloons and guidebook. Parents and teachers will love thewell-researched story lines and solid factual information. In the first book, the Binkerton twins, Josh and Emma, and their little sisterLibby, stumble into the Good Times Travel Agency and take a once-in-a-lifetimetrip back to ancient Egypt! The trio soon find themselves running from kid-eatingcrocodiles, tomb robbers and some very angry soldiers. ... Read more


    14. If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution (If You)
    by Kay Moore, Daniel O'Leary
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    Asin: 0590674447
    Catlog: Book (1998-06-01)
    Publisher: Scholastic
    Sales Rank: 12576
    Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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    Using a lively question-and answer-format, the author explains the American Revolution not only as a war for freedom which the American colonies fought against the British, but also as a "civil" war between the Patriots and those colonists who remained loyal to King George III. Special attention is paid to the role of children in the war and to the issues affecting them: What was life like before the Revolution? How did your life change after the Declaration of Independence? Would you have seen a battle?...Gone to school? Colorful accounts of famous figures, and words and expressions (such as "cowboy" and "John Hancock") that were coined during the Revolution enliven the text and enable readers to feel some connection with the people of the period. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars History from different perspectives!
    I thought that this book was a great example of how all of our history books should be written: from multiple perspectives! All we ever hear about our history is the positive patriotic version that is sugar coated and mostly false. For once, someone has written a story for children that shares both sides of the story: Loyalist and Patriot. This book beautifully compares and contrasts the viewpoints of both sides, the impact the war had on both sides, and some of the important figures, both Loyalist and Patriot. Excellent book to get your children thinking critically about the American Revolution!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Anti-American, politically correct garbage
    When I read this book I was so disappointed at the author's attempt to paint Patriots as the bad guys! She has written a "politically correct" story of the Revolutionary War. Is there anyone out there who actually believes the British should have won, or retained control of the colonies? When I pointed out to my son's teacher the not-so-subtle message in the book, she removed it from the classroom. My advice: READ THESE BOOKS BEFORE YOU BUY THEM.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great teaching tool
    I was able to use this book as a guide in my second grade classroom. It takes you step by step though the Revolutionary War. I used the illustrations in the book as well. My students really learned alot.

    5-0 out of 5 stars She's done it again!
    Another great book. Provides useful general information. This is a great children's book - but also a good adult book!

    Micah

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good Book
    A good book. Now I can answer a couple of questions that my e-mail friends have been asking me, about phrases. Thanks for the help, Kay. By the way, do you think oyu could write something aobut Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion? . . . ... Read more


    15. A Life Like Mine
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    Asin: 0789488590
    Catlog: Book (2002-10-01)
    Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing
    Sales Rank: 48925
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    After ten years of study and consultation, UNICEF, the premier organization devoted to the care and welfare of the world's children, published the results of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Using these tenets as a base, A Life Like Mine profiles children from all over the globe leading their lives in different and fascinating ways. The challenges of nations both developed and developing are revealed in the stories and photographs in this special volume. DK and UNICEF have combined their inspirational forces to provide remarkable insight into children's lives. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best
    This is a spectacular masterpiece from UNICEF. It not only shows life for 18 or so children from different parts of the world but give invaluable information about what children need to survive and what people are doing to ensure that all children get these needs fulfilled. The whole book is divided into 4 main chapters, Survival, Development, Protection and Participation. At the beginning of each of those chapters, is a definition of the word and basic ideas under those. E.g. Survial, definition, Water, Food, Home and Health.

    Then each of those is investigated more deeply. Water is first, after the introduction we see how much water most of us in North America use and how much water some countries have to manage with. Also reasons why some places don't have enough (clean) water. Then it's the story of children in a few places and how and where they get water from. Then it's the personal story of one child, with water as it's main theme. This setup is continued throughout the book using topics such as food, health, development, education, playing, war, child labour, disabilities, feelings, religion, name, nationality and freedom of expression. This is an awe inspiring and humbling book that I recommened to all who work with children and all who care about children the world over.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Life Like Mine: How Children Live Around the World
    This is a beautiful book for children and adults. I plan to keep a copy in my classroom, donate it to my church, and give it as gifts.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Global Awareness - Classroom Utilization
    Children's hopes and needs are the same around the globe even if the children speak different languages, experience different cultures and dress in various ways. This UNICEF book is a beautiful reflection of multicultural children and offers insights about parts of the world where basic children's rights are not met.

    This is a wonderful book for teaching global awareness and the necessity for community involvement...

    5-0 out of 5 stars THIS WAS A WONDERFUL BOOK IT SHOWS HOW KIDS LIVE ALL AROUND
    THIS WAS A WONDERFUL BOOK IT SHOWS HOW KIDS LIVE ALL AROUND THE WORLD
    Look at the subject first then read on. I learnt a lot reading this how kids live around the world. The pictures really good. I feel what reading level they say on the website was good, but good be read by young adults and adults as well. Thank you. ... Read more


    16. Tales from the Odyssey: The Final Battle - Book #6 (Tales from the Odyssey)
    by Mary Pope Osborne
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    Asin: 078680775X
    Catlog: Book (2004-10-01)
    Publisher: Hyperion
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    After struggling against the gods and his fate for more than twenty years, Odysseus has returned to Ithaca at last. But things have changed: his island has been overrun by suitors who clamor for his wife's hand in marriage and plague his son, Telemachus. With the help of the gray-eyed goddess, Athena, Odysseus and Telemachus must set out to regain control of Ithaca. In the last book of the series based on episodes from Homer's Odyssey, Mary Pope Osborne brings one of the greatest adventures of all time to a dramatic climax. ... Read more


    17. The American Pageant: A History of the Republic
    by David M. Kennedy, Lizabeth Cohen, Thomas A. Bailey
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    Asin: 0618247327
    Catlog: Book (2002-01-01)
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    Sales Rank: 124158
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    The Brief American Pageant retains the vivid chronological narrative of its full-length counterpart, focusing on the great public debates that have dominated American history. Colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and the parent text's trademark wit are all evident in the brief version.

    Engaging features draw students into the narrative, improving comprehension and increasing their interest in the material. "Varying Viewpoints" features explore the scholarly debates surrounding major historical issues, encouraging students to think critically about ways in which historians disagree. "Makers of America" essays focus on the diverse ethnic, racial, and activist groups that compose America's pluralistic society.

    • New! Updated coverage of recent events includes a new section at the end of the last chapter called "The American Prospect in the Age of Terrorism."
    • New! The authors reduced the total number of chapters to 42 by combining several chapters and streamlining material. The reorganization tightens the book's chronology and highlights a thematic update of the antebellum and Gilded Age/Progressive era periods.
    • New! The authors integrated more coverage of hot research topics into the new edition, including immigration, women's political participation, the environmental movement, American Indians, and western history. Throughout the text, social topics are thoroughly integrated into the political narrative.
    • New! All chapters now start with introductory paragraphs that provide a bridge into the chapter narrative.
    • David Kennedy and Lizabeth Cohen, two of America's most prominent historians, bring the book's scholarship up to date while preserving the trademark writing style of late author Thomas Bailey. Mel Piehl, an experienced abridging editor, carefully prunes the manuscript, rewriting passages to reduce detail while preserving the successful approach of the full-length book.
    • Pedagogy includes chapter-ending chronologies, numerous interesting quotes from historical figures, and incisive part openers that contextualize the six major periods of American history for students—"Founding the New Nation," "Building the New Nation," "Testing the New Nation," "Forging an Industrial Society," "Struggling for Justice at Home and Abroad," and "Making Modern America."
    • The Appendix includes "Suggested Readings" for every chapter, an annotated Constitution of the United States with page references, and an extensive statistical profile of the United States.

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Not slanted, just irritating
    Reading through reviews of this text, I notice two main criticisms and will address them separately.

    The first is that the book has some sort of liberal bias.As far as I am concered, no bias of this sort is present.I hold my textbooks to the same standard that I hold news outlets, and I found The American Pageant to be just as objective as the BBC or The Washington Post.Dr. Bailey looks at both sides of controversial issues, does not, despite the beliefs of other reviewers, pan President Reagan, and has plenty of criticism of the left.

    Why, then, the low rating?This has to do with issue number two, namely Dr. Bailey's writing style.It is, in a word, irritating.He feels the need to bring ridiculously flowery language and bizarre metaphors into every situation.I counted at least six comparisons of national banks, Wall Street moguls and railroad barons to octopuses.Teddy Roosevelt had, according to Dr. Bailey, "mule-like molars" which he "bared at liberals and reactionaries alike".It's extraordinarily difficult to cut through the (pardon my French here) merde and figure out what on earth is going on.

    I'm not looking for a dry history book, really I'm not.I believe American history can be interesting without bordering on the insane.Dr. Bailey crosses the line from making his readers think that he may be insane to actually making his readers go insane.

    I've not read any other US History textbook, so as far as I know this may be the best one.I certainly hope not, for all of our sakes.

    1-0 out of 5 stars The Pageant should BE history- it is outdated and weak
    I used this book a long time ago in my AP US History class and remember that everybody in my class disliked it.To be fair, I figured I'd get my hands on the new edition and give it a go.

    First of all, it says right on the cover "For advanced high school courses" which seems to indicate that it is probably no longer used by any colleges and it is just living off of the inertia that it has in AP classes.Some chapters seem to have been patched together to meet AP or state standards that demand coverage of social and cultural issues(ie Chapter 14 on the Economy and 15 on Reform).These two chapters each cover seventy years of history(1790-1860), whereas chapters 12 and 13, which are almost entirely military/political history, cover only 12 years and 16 years respectively.Talk about a lack of balance or integration! Clearly these chapters were tacked on so that they could say, "Why yes, of course we cover social and economic history!" Students are being shown that social history is essentially unrelated to political/military history, that somehow they happen independently of each other.Very bizzare.

    Then there is the writing style.While some historians may find an inkling of humor in headings like "The Merits and Menace of Mercantilism", "Hamilton Revives the Corpse of Public Credit" or even "Hooded Hoodlums of the KKK" most students will find the jokes pretty sad and don't do much to improve their learning experience.Also, since when is history about clever uses of alliteration?Do you automatically get a 5 on the AP test of you title a free response essay "America: A Nutcrackered Neutral" (yes, that is real, page 225)?

    Lastly, the pedagogy in the book is pretty weak.You get a chronology at the end of each chapter, snippets/quotes from primary sources (but really just one or two sentences) that really don't amount to much, and features like "Examining the Evidence" or "Varying Viewpoints" aren't even in every chapter.I guess they want people to have to buy their guide book as well.

    All in all, this book is pretty bad by today's standards.I am sure that when the book first came out (if this is the 12th ed that probably means at least 40 years ago!) I am sure it was great for the time.Now though it seems really dated.The jokes are old, the coverage of material outside of political and military history seems tacked on as an aferthought, and trying to use the book by itself offers little opportunity to develop critical thinking/analytical skills.Please, try something else.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Arrogant authors
    While this text is factual, it reads like a novel - sensational and wordy.I love history, but this book was flat and irritating.I can't believe high-schoolers are reading this.I'm over 30 and have a PhD, and struggled through parts of it.I should note my struggles in this book came from confusing text.I felt the authors were trying so hard to "sound" intelligent that they ended up saying nothing.DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY on this.It's a shame that authors like this continue to write such trash, destroying history and publishing.If you are forced to or want to read this be warned:it is written in overly formal English.

    3-0 out of 5 stars It's no Kagan
    Hindsight is 20:20, but it need not be pretentious.While a textbook out to explain how new evidence changes validity of past actions, there is a just limit.This textbook exerts an annoying and biased superiority complex as it continually states that whatever historical action was filled with "illogic" and innumerable other ways of calling the people of history stupid.These accusations fall along lines of an ultimate failure without fair consideration of the historic alternatives.It is a "fair-weather" textbook which, in addition, uses phrases which have long been retired from common English.
    With all of this said, the textbook is not horrendous.It provides a logical progression and meets general standards of comprehensiveness.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Mindless and unfocused
    I'm quite sorry that the authors of this book had to sink to making so many stupid and inane jokes and comparisons to catch the attention of the audience which is composed of teenagers like myself. The opinion of the author's and their views expressed through this book also sacrifice a little bit of actual reality and history in exchange for mindless patriotic self-righteousness and glorification. In comparing my reading from a more credible book on European history, I found that this book skims over many details (IE: the Japanese are portrayed as initiating incursions into Manchuria as a result of taking advantage of western weaknesses during the depression rather than as a result of the depression causing military leaders in Japan to take power). And the book also tries to sensationalize history by overemphasizing the "British peril" and repeatedly refering to Adolf Hitler in the chapter on the Roaring Twenties (he's mentioned 5 times here)as if the man were actually living in the United States at the time. Also, the American Pageant skims over American literature to a point that it actually describes a book as a "rebellion against provinciality" without ever describing what "provinciality" is supposed to mean. I personally don't even think the authors know. Although I would disagree with conservatives on many points especially those today decrying anything they see of as "liberal" as a caustic attack on white american supremacy, I am inclined to think that this book also suffers from another symptom many histories are suffering from today - the attempt to cover all points of history for all social groups while missing or obscuring the main point. This book lacks a lot of what a good history book ought to have- an unbiased view of history from all viewpoints and a focus on the main point. ... Read more


    18. Lift the Lid on Mummies: Unravel the Mysteries of Egyptian Tombs and Make Your Own Mummy! (Lift the Lid)
    by Jacqueline Dineen
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    Asin: 0762402083
    Catlog: Book (1998-03-01)
    Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
    Sales Rank: 24430
    Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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    Open the mummy-shaped box.... Smell the must of the tomb.... Reveal the secrets within.... Included among these secrets are a 24-page booklet all about real-life mummies and the people who study them, a 10-inch plastic-model body, and four carved heads of gods to protect the Canopic jars where you'll store the plastic organs found inside the body--both lungs in a single jar, please! Find the hidden drawer containing the gauze wrappings, headdress, scarabs, and a cardboard cat you can mummify to accompany your Pharaoh in the afterlife. Wrap your mummy from head to toe, place lucky amulets in the gauze, and bury it in the back yard (soak the gauze in brine first for a more realistic mummy experience). Don't forget to seal the tomb with your "Curse of the Mummy" sticker ... and to warn your parents, so when they rent the expensive tiller to dig up the garden, they don't break the blades on your ultracool mummy.

    This kit introduces curious kids to the mummies of many different cultures, such as those of ancient Egypt and South America, and to all the types of mummies, including shrunken heads, bog mummies, and ice mummies. Slightly creepy good fun. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best kits ever
    I bought this for my 9-year-old nephew. He was having problems in school, and I struggled to find a present that would help him see that learning is fun. I was amazed at the hit this was! He knows now that learning isn't all boring, and all my other neices and nephews were amazed by this kit. Even us adults found ourselves playing with the kids and learning about mummies...the kit even has guts for you to "maintain"! What a buy!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Fun!
    I bought this for a nine-year-old and we both enjoyed it thoroughly. It "unwraps" the mystery of mummies which was fun and educational for both of us! Most kids become fascinated by mummies and this gives them a broader perspective, making the whole thing clearer. I highly recommend this as a great gift item.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book and Activity for Kids
    I did not look at the ages when I ordered it but was pleasantly suprised when I received it. My children are taking up an interest in some of the wierd stuff I like and this will be a GREAT project for them.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful. Very entertaining and full of usefull info.
    This book was very enjoyable for me to read and I found plenty of useful information I was able to use on my school project. The mummy was so much fun to make and admire. This is such a good book, I can't imagine not reading. I've learned so many things about mummies that I never even thought about before. ... Read more


    19. Kids Around the World Create! : The Best Crafts and Activities from Many Lands (Kids Around the World)
    by Arlette N.Braman
    list price: $12.95
    our price: $9.71
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    Asin: 047129005X
    Catlog: Book (1999-07-09)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 177095
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Travel the Globe with These Fun and Easy Projects!

    There's nothing like the thrill of finding out about faraway places. Now you can meet the people and share the customs of different countries by creating some of the things that keep their cultures alive.

    You'll make a bookmark with a Guatemalan design using a cardboard loom, or an Egyptian bead necklace using dough or store-bought clay. Learn how prehistoric people told stories by making your own version of a cave painting, or make a good-luck charm in the form of a Tibetan goodwill message flag. Kids Around the World Create! is full of fun crafts and activities that will teach you about the customs of cultures around the world.

    Every country has something special to offer, and all the activities in this book help you enjoy and explore this diversity. All the crafts are easy to do and the supplies are made up of simple household materials. Have fun as you journey to distant and exciting lands! ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous book for kids!
    This is an outstanding book for kids and helps them learn a lot about different world cultures. The activities are fun and creative - I haven't seen a book like this in a long time. The 'good will message flag' activity from Tibet sends a wonderful message and is fun to make. In addition to the activities the author provides plenty of cultural information that kids and adults will find facinating. This book will be enjoyed by teachers, parents and kids from around the world. ... Read more


    20. Aztec, Inca & Maya (Eyewitness Books)
    by Elizabeth Baquedano, Michel Zabe
    list price: $15.99
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    Asin: 0789461153
    Catlog: Book (2000-07)
    Publisher: DK Publishing Inc
    Sales Rank: 46225
    Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Discover the world of the Aztecs, Incas and Mayas -- their beliefs, rituals and flourishing civilizations.

    Here is an original and exciting guide to the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas -- and the people who went before them. Stunning full-color photographs of weapons and tools, sculpture, metalwork and ceramics offer a unique "eyewitness" view of these rich and complex civilizations. See an Aztec sacrificial knife, a Teotihuacan mask made from turquoise and coral, a life-size statue of an eagle warrior and a Peruvian mummy bundle. Learn what a Mayan market looked like, why jade was so valuable to the people of Mesoamerica, the techniques used by Aztec goldsmiths and why the quetzal bird was so important. Discover why the Aztecs made human sacrifices, how to play the ball game, what sort of clothes Mayan women wore and how the Mayan calendar worked. And much, much more! ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Way to Spark A Child's Interest!
    The Eyewitness series of books is primarily aimed at children ages 8-14. They are all full of many clear bright color photographs and illustrations that are each accompanied by a paragraph or so of factual information. The Eyewitness series is a great way to spark a youth's interest in a subject. They have books on just about every topic imaginable from Archaeology to Zoology.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not too good.
    This book wasn't that great because it was boring and didn't have that much imformation. It's scientific facts of the people wern't that good.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Beautifully illustrated but covers too much ground.
    This is another in the delightful series of Eyewitness books for children. It is beautifully illustrated with excellent photographs and a terrific collection of illustrations taken from modern and historical sources. However, this book tries to cover too much in the alloted space. The book shows examples of clothing, tools, architecture, religion and arts from all 3 cultures (Maya, Aztec & Inca). Unfortunately, the book also includes examples from cultures preceding and succeeding these great civilizations such as the Moche, Mixtec, Toltec, Olmec and Nazca. This makes for a somewhat confusing situation, and you wish for a timeline and map to show when and where all these peoples are located. All in all, it's a very eye-catching book. I do suggest for future editions the Eyewitness folks should consider books that concentrate specifically on the Maya, Aztec or Inca, or at least one volume on Mexico and Mesoamerica and one volume on Peru. ... Read more


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