The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:Hachette Pratique


Total Pages:288



Books Description:

Les troubles en dys se révèlent au cours du développement de l’enfant. En France, on estime que 4 à 5 % des élèves d’une classe d’âge sont dyslexiques, 3 % dyspraxiques, et 2 % dysphasiques. S’appuyant sur la méthode Ron Davis®, d’origine américaine et dont l’efficacité est avérée, quatre facilitantes de Dyslexie France nous livrent leurs témoignages de mères d’enfants dys, d’enseignantes et de formatrices de cette méthode. Des premiers soupçons du trouble chez l’enfant à l’aménagement de son environnement et des apprentissages, les auteurs apportent tout leur savoir pour guider le parent dans l’accompagnement de son enfant pour l’aider à dépasser ses difficultés. Des témoignages pour déculpabiliser les proches et les accompagnateurs ; Des zooms sur tous les troubles en dys et leurs spécificités neurologiques ; Des questions-réponses sur tous les troubles de l’apprentissage à l’école et les solutions pour contourner chaque difficulté ; Des conseils pratiques pour aider et faire aider son enfant.

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The Gift of Learning

Author:Ronald D. Davis,Eldon M. Braun



Total Pages:384



Books Description:

Using the proven methods he developed to overcome dyslexia, Ron Davis adapts those techniques to help sufferers triumph over a variety of common learning disabilities, including: •Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) •ADHD (the hyperactive variety) •Math deficiency (dyscalculia and acalculia) •Handwriting problems (dysgraphia and agraphia) Outlining clear instructions, the author demonstrates that through a series of mental and physical exercises called "Orientation Counseling" and learning tools called "Symbol Mastery," those struggling with these conditions can now learn how to correct them, embrace their gift, and enjoy learning.

Maggot Moon

Author:Sally Gardner

Publisher:Hot Key Books


Total Pages:288



Books Description:

A starkly original and heartbreaking tale of friendship and rebellion Winner of the Carnegie Medal and a 2012 Costa Award winner. Narrated against the backdrop of a ruthless regime determined to beat its enemies in the race to the moon, MAGGOT MOON is the stunning new novel from award-winning author Sally Gardner. When his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, Standish Treadwell realises that it is up to him, his grandfather and a small band of rebels to confront and defeat the ever-present oppressive forces of the Motherland. Utterly original and stunning, it is impossible not to be moved by MAGGOT MOON's powerful story and the unforgettable heroism of Standish.

Malala: Activist for Girls' Education

Author:Raphaële Frier

Publisher:Charlesbridge Publishing


Total Pages:48



Books Description:

Malala Yousafzai stood up to the Taliban and fought for the right for all girls to receive an education. When she was just fifteen-years old, the Taliban attempted to kill Malala, but even this did not stop her activism. At age eighteen Malala became the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work to ensure the education of all children around the world. Malala’s courage and conviction will inspire young readers in this beautifully illustrated biography. Batchelder Award Honor Book "A realistic and inspiring look at Malala Yousafzai's childhood in Taliban-controlled Pakistan and her struggle to ensure education for girls" — Kirkus Reviews "Surpasses [similar books] in contextual scope" — School Library Journal "A solid introduction to the Nobel Peace Prize winner"— Publisher's Weekly

Private Peaceful

Author:Michael Morpurgo

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing


Total Pages:96



Books Description:

Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line. Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by the third Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, award-winning author of War Horse. His inspiration came from a visit to Ypres where he was shocked to discover how many young soldiers were court-martialled and shot for cowardice during the First World War. This edition also includes introductory essays by Michael Morpurgo, Associate Director of Private Peaceful production Mark Leipacher, as well as an essay from Simon Reade, adaptor & director of this stage adaptation of Private Peaceful.


Author:Stefan Wul

Publisher:Dark Horse Comics


Total Pages:176



Books Description:

On a post-apocalyptic Earth, where mankind has regressed to a handful of primitive tribes hunting and foraging for a meager, oppressed existence, a lone black child, shunned by other members of his tribe, sets out on an epic journey to what used to be known as New York, land of the gods! Written by Stefan Wul, author of cult favorite Fantastic Planet, illustrated by acclaimed French comics artist Olivier Vatine, this unusual hero's journey is a memorable examination of a child's compassion -- and the human race's cruelty. • Post-apocalyptic sci-fi from the author of Fantastic Planet! • First time published in English! • Inspiring story, phenomenal artwork - European graphic novels at their finest! • Discover the mystery of the fate of Planet Earth!

House of Secrets

Author:Chris Columbus,Ned Vizzini

Publisher:Harper Collins


Total Pages:512



Books Description:

Hailed as “a breakneck, jam-packed roller coaster of an adventure” by J. K. Rowling, this New York Times bestseller is the first installment in the explosive tween fantasy series by famed Hollywood director Chris Columbus (of Harry Potter fame) and bestselling author Ned Vizzini (It’s Kind of a Funny Story). Siblings Brendan, Eleanor, and Cordelia Walker once had everything they could ever want. But everything changed when Dr. Walker lost his job. Now the family must relocate to an old Victorian house, formerly the home of occult novelist Denver Kristoff—a house that simultaneously feels creepy and too good to be true. By the time the Walkers realize that one of their neighbors has sinister plans for them, they’re banished to a primeval forest way off the grid. Bloodthirsty medieval warriors patrol the woods around them, supernatural pirates roam the neighboring seas, and a power-hungry queen rules the land. To survive, the siblings will have to be braver than they ever thought possible—and to fight against their darkest impulses. The key may lie in their own connection to the secret Kristoff legacy. But as they unravel that legacy, they’ll discover that it’s not just their family that’s in danger . . . it’s the entire world.

The Mercenary Mediterranean

Author:Hussein Fancy

Publisher:University of Chicago Press


Total Pages:296



Books Description:

Sometime in April 1285, five Muslim horsemen crossed from the Islamic kingdom of Granada into the realms of the Christian Crown of Aragon to meet with the king of Aragon, who showered them with gifts, including sumptuous cloth and decorative saddles, for agreeing to enter the Crown’s service. They were not the first or only Muslim soldiers to do so. Over the course of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the Christian kings of Aragon recruited thousands of foreign Muslim soldiers to serve in their armies and as members of their royal courts. Based on extensive research in Arabic, Latin, and Romance sources, The Mercenary Mediterranean explores this little-known and misunderstood history. Far from marking the triumph of toleration, Hussein Fancy argues, the alliance of Christian kings and Muslim soldiers depended on and reproduced ideas of religious difference. Their shared history represents a unique opportunity to reconsider the relation of medieval religion to politics, and to demonstrate how modern assumptions about this relationship have impeded our understanding of both past and present.

Gender and Forests

Author:Carol J. Pierce Colfer,Bimbika Sijapati Basnett,Marlène Elias



Total Pages:362



Books Description:

This enlightening book brings together the work of gender and forestry specialists from various backgrounds and fields of research and action to analyse global gender conditions as related to forests. Using a variety of methods and approaches, they build on a spectrum of theoretical perspectives to bring depth and breadth to the relevant issues and address timely and under-studied themes. Focusing particularly on tropical forests, the book presents both local case studies and global comparative studies from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as well as the US and Europe. The studies range from personal histories of elderly American women’s attitudes toward conservation, to a combined qualitative / quantitative international comparative study on REDD+, to a longitudinal examination of oil palm and gender roles over time in Kalimantan. Issues are examined across scales, from the household to the nation state and the global arena; and reach back to the past to inform present and future considerations. The collection will be of relevance to academics, researchers, policy makers and advocates with different levels of familiarity with gender issues in the field of forestry.

In Paris with You

Author:Clémentine Beauvais

Publisher:Wednesday Books


Total Pages:320



Books Description:

"A pure delight." -- #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicola Yoon For fans of Eleanor & Park and Emergency Contact comes a sweeping romance about the love that got away. Eugene and Tatiana could have fallen in love, if things had gone differently. If they had tried to really know each other, if it had just been them, and not the others. But that was years ago and time has found them far apart, leading separate lives. Until they meet again in Paris. What really happened back then? And now? Could they ever be together again after everything?

Delivered from Distraction

Author:Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.,John J. Ratey, M.D.

Publisher:Ballantine Books


Total Pages:448



Books Description:

“If you read only one book about attention deficit disorder, it should be Delivered from Distraction.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling co-author of Raising Cain In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Widely recognized as the classic in the field, the book has sold more than a million copies. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder–all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated. In this new book, Drs. Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey build on the breakthroughs of Driven to Distraction to offer a comprehensive and entirely up-to-date guide to living a successful life with ADD. As Hallowell and Ratey point out, “attention deficit disorder” is a highly misleading description of an intriguing kind of mind. Original, charismatic, energetic, often brilliant, people with ADD have extraordinary talents and gifts embedded in their highly charged but easily distracted minds. Tailored expressly to ADD learning styles and attention spans, Delivered from Distraction provides accessible, engaging discussions of every aspect of the condition, from diagnosis to finding the proper treatment regime. Inside you’ll discover • whether ADD runs in families • new diagnostic procedures, tests, and evaluations • the links between ADD and other conditions • how people with ADD can free up their inner talents and strengths • the new drugs and how they work, and why they’re not for everyone • exciting advances in nonpharmaceutical therapies, including changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle • how to adapt the classic twelve-step program to treat ADD • sexual problems associated with ADD and how to resolve them • strategies for dealing with procrastination, clutter, and chronic forgetfulness ADD is a trait, a way of living in the world. It only becomes a disorder when it impairs your life. Featuring gripping profiles of patients with ADD who have triumphed, Delivered from Distraction is a wise, loving guide to releasing the positive energy that all people with ADD hold inside. If you have ADD or care about someone who does, this is the book you must read. Praise for Delivered from Distraction “The definitive source of information on attention deficit disorder.”—Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., director, Child Study Center, New York University School of Medicine “A deeply wise and truly helpful book, written with frankness, humor, and tremendous empathy.”—Perri Klass, M.D., co-author of Quirky Kids

Higher Cortical Functions in Man

Author:Alexandr Romanovich Luria

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media


Total Pages:656



Books Description:

This full-length translation of Professor Luria's book introduces to the English speaking world a major document in neuropsychology, summarizing Professor Luria's earlier contributions to that area for nearly a third of a century. It is a monumental contribution. Nothing of this scope exists in the Western literature of this field, with the possible exception of Ajuriaguerra and Hecaen's book (in French) on the cerebral cortex. Professor Luria's book thus marks a further and decisive step toward the eventual coalescence of neurology and psychology, a goal to which only a few laboratories in the East and West have been devoted over the last decades. The book is unique in its organization. The first half deals with observations and interpretations concerning the major syndromes of man's left cerebral hemisphere: those grievous distortions of higher functions traditionally described as aphasia, agnosia, and apraxia. There is also a detailed and brilliant analysis of the syndrome of massive frontal-lobe involvement. The entire second half of the book is given over to a painstaking description of Professor Luria's tests, many of them introduced by himself, and set out in such detail that anyone could repeat them and thus verify Professor Luria's interpretations.

Voices in the Park

Author:Anthony Browne

Publisher:Random House


Total Pages:32



Books Description:

Four different voices tell their own versions of the same walk in the park. The radically different perspectives give a fascinating depth to this simple story which explores many of the author's key themes, such as alienation, friendship and the bizarre amid the mundane. Anthony Browne's world-renowned artwork is full of expressive gorillas, vibrant colours and numerous nods to Magritte and other artists, while being uniquely Browne's own style.

Fish Don't Climb Trees

Author:Sue Blyth Hall



Total Pages:393



Books Description:

2020 Edition Everyone is learning able, some individuals just don’t learn the way they are taught. If you have just discovered you or your child might be dyslexic, or so-called learning disabled, I offer five Rs: REALISE what you are dealing with, what your choices are, and how to enjoy your full potential. Observe the ROAD TESTING of my chosen method. RESONATE with dyslexic challenges and talents, because I’m only telling you what you know already on some level. Recognise the REALITY, what you need to hold onto and what you can let go of. Find RELIEF that neither you, nor your child is disabled, and that our education system will be changing, not them.

Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry - E-Book

Author:Robert A. Convissar

Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences


Total Pages:328



Books Description:

Expand your skills in the rapidly growing field of laser dentistry! The new second edition of Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry contains everything you need to know about the latest laser procedures across all areas of dentistry. With vivid clinical photos and easy-to-follow writing, Dr. Robert A. Convissar and his team of dental experts walk you through the most common uses of lasers in areas like: periodontics, periodontal surgery, oral pathology, implantology, fixed and removable prosthetics, cosmetic procedures, endodontics, operative dentistry, pediatrics, orthodontics, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. The book also covers topics such as the history of lasers in dentistry, laser research, the latest laser equipment, and how to go about incorporating lasers into your practice, so that you are fully equipped to use lasers successfully in your treatments. The latest evidence-based, authoritative information is written by experts from all areas of dentistry (periodontics, orthodontics, oral surgery, prosthodontics, implants, endodontics, and pediatric and general dentistry). Case studies reflect treatment planning and the use of lasers for a variety of pathologies. Detailed, full-color art program clearly illustrates preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative procedures. Summary tables and boxes provide easy-to-read summaries of essential information. Clinical Tips and Caution boxes interspersed throughout the text highlight key clinical points. Glossary at the end of the book provides definitions of laser terminology. Chapter on Introducing Lasers into the Dental Practice provides guidelines for the investment into lasers. NEW! Updated content on regenerative laser periodontal therapy, lasers in implant dentistry, lasers in restorative dentistry, low-level lasers in dentistry, and laser dentistry research reflects the latest technology advancements in the field. NEW! More clinical photos, equipment photos, and conceptual illustrations offer a detailed look at how equipment is used and how procedures are completed.

The Grizzly King

Author:James Oliver Curwood

Publisher:Graphic Arts Books


Total Pages:144



Books Description:

James Langdon enjoys his practice of hunting bears in the forests of Canada, convinced that there are few greater thrills. However, as he sets out on a hunt for a towering grizzly bear, Langdon makes a stunning discovery. Different from the start, the hunt begins after the giant grizzly, who is named Thor, is injured by a hunter. While nursing his wounds, Thor meets a young black bear cub, who had recently been orphaned. Taking the young cub under his care, the two bears enjoy the peaceful riches of the Canadian wilderness, picking berries, fishing, and meeting other animals. However, Langdon is on their trail, and determined to kill Thor, hungry for the acclaim and the thrill of defeating such a large animal. But, when the three finally cross paths, they each find themselves surprised by their own instincts. With gorgeous description, surprising humor, and complex characters, James Oliver Curwood’s The Grizzly King: A Romance of the Wild is a unique masterpiece. First published in 1916, this reflective adventure novel documents Curwood’s change of mind regarding conservation. Once an avid hunter himself, Curwood wrote The Grizzly King: A Romance of the Wild to encourage others to appreciate nature without harming it. Featuring a rare point of view, Curwood created a gripping and beautiful tale that considers multiple perspectives. The Grizzly King: A Romance of the Wild inspired a film adaptation titled The Bear, and remains to a fan-favorite of the prolific author’s work. This edition of The Grizzly King: A Romance of the Wild by James Oliver Curwood now features a new, eye-catching cover design and is printed in a font that is both modern and readable. With these accommodations, this edition of The Grizzly King: A Romance of the Wild crafts an accessible and pleasant reading experience for modern audiences while restoring the original beauty of James Oliver Curwood’s literature.

The Well-Gardened Mind

Author:Sue Stuart-Smith

Publisher:Simon and Schuster


Total Pages:352



Books Description:

One of Garden & Gun’s Favorite Books of 2020 A distinguished psychiatrist and avid gardener offers an inspiring and consoling work about the healing effects of gardening and its ability to decrease stress and foster mental well-being in our everyday lives. The garden is often seen as a refuge, a place to forget worldly cares, removed from the “real” life that lies outside. But when we get our hands in the earth we connect with the cycle of life in nature through which destruction and decay are followed by regrowth and renewal. Gardening is one of the quintessential nurturing activities and yet we understand so little about it. The Well-Gardened Mind provides a new perspective on the power of gardening to change people’s lives. Here, Sue Stuart-Smith investigates the many ways in which mind and garden can interact and explores how the process of tending a plot can be a way of sustaining an innermost self. Stuart-Smith’s own love of gardening developed as she studied to become a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. From her grandfather’s return from World War I to Freud’s obsession with flowers to case histories with her own patients to progressive gardening programs in such places as Rikers Island prison in New York City, Stuart-Smith weaves thoughtful yet powerful examples to argue that gardening is much more important to our cognition than we think. Recent research is showing how green nature has direct antidepressant effects on humans. Essential and pragmatic, The Well-Gardened Mind is a book for gardeners and the perfect read for people seeking healthier mental lives.

Retrouver Estelle

Author:Eric Mouzin,Véronique de Bure



Total Pages:180



Books Description:

« Tout dire. Pendant un an, j’ai noirci plus de deux cents pages de notes recopiées dans mon ordinateur en lignes serrées, enregistré des réflexions ou des pense-bêtes sur mon dictaphone. Pendant un an, à la maison, j’ai rassemblé les courriers, les emails, les articles de presse, les cassettes vidéos, les DVD, les compte rendus de mes réunions chez les juges, j’ai griffonné et dicté les souvenirs, d’un ton monocorde, m’interdisant toujours la moindre émotion. Une larme, une seule, et ce serait l’effondrement. La seule émotion que je m’autorise, c’est la colère. Une colère froide, une révolte calme. Le reste, je n’ai pas le droit. Pas le droit de flancher, de m’attendrir sur moi-même. Il y a tant à faire, encore. On ne peut à la fois faire et être. Depuis le premier jour, j’ai choisi de faire. Et j’ai étouffé l’être. Depuis le soir du 9 janvier, je ne suis plus. » Le 9 janvier 2003, entre 18h30 et 18h45, disparaissait Estelle Mouzin, neuf ans, sur le chemin du retour de l’école. Depuis, rien. Qu’est-il arrivé à Estelle ? Bientôt huit ans que l’on est sans nouvelles, malgré le travail des enquêteurs et le combat incessant d’un père. Pour la première fois, Éric Mouzin accepte de se confier. Un récit sans pathos, bouleversant. Et entre les lignes, une colère sourde, une douleur muette qui n’en est que plus forte.