Never Call Me Mummy Again


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The heartbreaking but inspiring true story of a childhood of abuse, and finding a way out of the darkness. Peter was just a toddler when his mother tragically died after trying to abort a child they simply couldn't support. When his father swiftly replaced her with his mistress, Peter made the mistake of calling her 'Mummy'. Dragged outside, trampled on and shouted at, Peter never made that mistake again. Peter tried time and time again to flee the terrible abuse that dominated his childhood; his hands held against burning stoves, being thrown from a window and even his small feet nailed to the floorboards to prevent his running away. In Never Call Me Mummy Again, the devastating yet profoundly moving and uplifting memoir, Peter Kilby tells of how he finally escaped the stepmother from hell and started again.




Memorial Tributes


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This is the 11th Volume in the series Memorial Tributes compiled by the National Academy of Engineering as a personal remembrance of the lives and outstanding achievements of its members and foreign associates. These volumes are intended to stand as an enduring record of the many contributions of engineers and engineering to the benefit of humankind. In most cases, the authors of the tributes are contemporaries or colleagues who had personal knowledge of the interests and the engineering accomplishments of the deceased. Through its members and foreign associates, the Academy carries out the responsibilities for which it was established in 1964. Under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering was formed as a parallel organization of outstanding engineers. Members are elected on the basis of significant contributions to engineering theory and practice and to the literature of engineering or on the basis of demonstrated unusual accomplishments in the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology. The National Academies share a responsibility to advise the federal government on matters of science and technology. The expertise and credibility that the National Academy of Engineering brings to that task stem directly from the abilities, interests, and achievements of our members and foreign associates, our colleagues and friends, whose special gifts we remember in this book.




On the Road


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Describes different kinds of trucks and what each does.




The Crisis


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The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.




Oscar's First Day


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Bilingual book about a child's first day in preschool, with line by line Spanish translation... Perfect for parents to read to and enjoy with their new preschoolers to help explore their first days' feelings, easing transition into a new environment. Age-appropriate language and illustrations keep children's attention.




Help Your Kids with Computer Science


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From coding languages and hardware to cyberbullying and gaming, this comprehensive homework helper for kids and parents covers the essentials of computer science. This unique visual study guide examines the technical aspects of computers, such as how they function, the latest digital devices and software, and how the Internet works. It also builds the confidence of parents and kids when facing challenges such as staying safe online, digital etiquette, and how to navigate the potential pitfalls of social media. Jargon-free language helps to explain difficult and potentially dread-inducing homework such as hacking, "big data" and malware, while colorful graphics help makes learning about the world of computer science exciting. Whether at home or school, this clear and helpful guide to computer science is the tool you need to be able to support students with confidence. Series Overview: DK's bestselling Help Your Kids With series contains crystal-clear visual breakdowns of important subjects. Simple graphics and jargon-free text are key to making this series a user-friendly resource for frustrated parents who want to help their children get the most out of school.




Special Kids for Special Treatment?


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First published in 1997. This book compares and contrasts the experiences of deviant pupils in a mainstream school with that of those in a special unit for pupils with behavioural problems. The author’s aims are to (i) evaluate the differences between the behaviour of deviant boys and girls within the mainstream education system with those without; and (ii) justify the criteria for transferring deviant pupils to special units. Her research shows that there is no uniformity in the deviant behaviour of pupils in either situation. In fact, there are more similarities in the behaviour of pupils across the dividing line than pupils in the same institution. Such findings raise questions about the apparent arbitrary nature if some transferral decisions and, in the longer term, the whole logic of separate schooling for pupils who are considered by some to be a problem. At a time when market forces and competition have distracted the schools’ attention away from the needs of the individual pupil, this book stresses the need for changes at all levels which will make school relevant to the lives of all pupils.




Dictionary of Upriver Halkomelem


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An extensive dictionary (almost 1800 pages) of the Upriver dialects of Halkomelem, an Amerindian language of B.C.,giving information from almost 80 speakers gathered by the author over a period of 40 years. Entries include names and dates of citation, dialect information, phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic information, domain memberships of each alloseme, examples of use in sentences, and much cultural information.




Texas Dailies: 180 Daily Activities for Kids


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This 180 day, reproducible Social Studies Daily Workbook will introduce your students to fun, fascinating, and fast facts about their state. Each day, your class will learn valuable information to supplement the social studies curriculum. Skills covered in these daily lessons include reading comprehension, basic math computation, spelling, and new vocabulary words. This book is divided into 36 weekly sections. Topics covered include state basics, geography, history, people, and government. Every Friday is a 'Fun Friday' where students can dive into word searches, mazes, puzzles and other activities that stimulate their imagination!




Fun for Kids III


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An index to children's craft books published since 1991. Provides a guide to craft instructions alphabetically by project, or by type of material used.