Provides an anthology of seven short graphic works--by such artists as Kazu Kibuishi, Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier--on the theme of a mysterious box and the marvels, or mayhem, within. Simultaneous.
Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box
Author: Leonard S. Marcus
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A must-have collection for comics fans and creators everywhere, packed with interviews and original comics by today’s foremost graphic novelists. Respected anthologist Leonard S. Marcus turns his literary microscope to the world of comics, which has lately morphed and matured at a furious pace. Powerful influences from manga to the movies to underground comix have influenced the thirteen artists and writers interviewed in these pages to create their own word-and-picture narratives. Here are their moving, funny, inspirational stories: true tales from the crucible of creative struggles that led each to become a master of one of today’s most vibrant art forms. The book also contains an original graphic short on the common theme of “the city" from each of the artists, a mini-comic set in a cityscape of their choosing—present-day, historical, or imaginary. Featuring interviews with: Harry Bliss Catia Chien Geoffrey Hayes Kazu Kibuishi Hope Larson Danica Novgorodoff Matt Phelan Dave Roman Mark and Siena Cherson Siegel James Sturm Sara Varon Gene Luen Yang
Language Arts Instructional Strategies and Activities
Author: Michelle Manville
Publisher: R&L Education
Common Core State Standards for Grades 4-5: Language Arts Instructional Strategies and Activities is designed to help teachers teach CORE standards using research-based, effective instructional strategies in combination with ready-to-use activities. These strategies include identifying similarities and differences, writing summaries and taking notes, creating non-linguistic representations, and suggestions for homework and practice.
Written with a focus on the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, this book provides a complete plan for developing a literacy program that focuses on boys pre-K through grade 12. • Examines and evaluates the most recent research about boys and nonfiction reading • Addresses the intersections of Common Core Standards and literacy for boys • Provides annotated bibliographies of recommended books as well as lists of apps and other software for boys • Offers educators effective strategies to promote reading with boys and advice for parents in developing a home reading plan for their sons
The Hidden Door Arthur Gask A bullied boy discovers a door guarded by a sly monster . . . A painting of a door opens in a forgotten Egyptian tomb . . . A portal in the park promises to turn you into a much cooler version 2.0-if you can just get the bugs out . . . Edited by New York Times bestselling comics creator Kazu Kibuishi, who is also a contributor, the third volume in this highly praised series gathers some of the foremost and fastest-rising talents in comics for kids: Jen Wang (Koko Be Good), Johane Matte (Explorer: The Mystery Boxes), Steve Hamaker (colorist of Jeff Smith's Bone series), Faith Erin Hicks (Friends with Boys), DougHolgate (Zack Proton series), and Jason Caffoe (Explorer: The Lost Islands and Flight). Readers maynever walk into a room the same way again. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience. The Hidden Door pdf The Hidden Door ebook The Hidden Door epub The Hidden Door pdf book
The wild and wacky world of Astronaut Academy is back! It's spring semester at this futuristic institution of learning, and Hakata Soy has lost his heart. Literally. And he's not the only one . . . something is stalking the halls of Astronaut Academy, impersonating the crush-objects of students and making off with their extra hearts! With a sprawling cast of unforgettable characters, Astronaut Academy Re-Entry is a high-octane, hilarious follow-up to Dave Roman's quirky Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity.
Hakata Soy, having recently fallen in love, discovers that a sinister culprit is stalking the halls of Astronaut Academy, impersonating the crush-objects of students and making off with their extra hearts.
“There are millions of idiots running around calling themselves Gurus. Evan is different. He goes in and simply gets it done the right way—legally, quick, and smart. Every company I start goes through Evan. I’d be crazy not to use him.” —Peter Shankman Outsmarting Google Breakthrough Google site optimization techniques from one of the world’s leading authorities on SEO! If you aren’t at or near the top of Google searches, you won’t be found. Your company might as well not exist. But many common Google “search optimization” techniques don’t work—or even make things worse. In Outsmarting Google, world-renowned search expert Evan Bailyn reveals real, gritty, up-to-the-minute tactics that helped him attract more than 50,000,000 visitors last year without spending a dime on advertising! You won’t find any unethical “black hat” tricks here: only proven techniques that reflect comprehensive testing and extraordinary insight into Google’s secret rules. Read this book: Discover the supercharged site optimization techniques Google doesn’t want you to know! New high-profit SEO solutions for every marketer, entrepreneur, and site owner! • Uncover SEO myths and outdated techniques that no longer work • Leverage Google’s deep knowledge of how and why people search • Integrate five core SEO ingredients: keywords, links, meta page title, URL structure, and time • Understand what’s really involved in choosing the best keywords • Acquire links that help, and avoid links from “bad neighborhoods” • “Age” your sites to build trust and escape the dreaded Google “sandbox” • Use Google AdWords to cost-effectively complement SEO and cover your “long tail” • Convert SEO results into paying customers • Optimize for Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube • Improve performance on Bing and Yahoo! without compromising your Google ranking • Prepare for brand-new trends in personalized and real-time search
With Excel firmly established as the most popular and powerful spreadsheet program around, you might expect Microsoft to slack off a bit. Excel 97 Secrets, however, proves that the folks up in Redmond have not been idle. In this in-depth guide to Excel 97's most advanced features—including many not covered in the official documentation—Excel know-it-alls Patrick J. Burns and Alison Barrows reveal tips and techniques to boost you right to the top of the learning curve. With Excel 97 Secrets, you get up to speed quickly no matter which earlier version you've been using. Burns and Barrows orient you and provide clear explanations and practical examples of how to Take advantage of 16 levels of undo (if only life were so easy?) Publish worksheets and workbooks on the World Wide Web, for everyone on the Internet to see or for only your workgroup or organization to see Use enhanced PivotTables (they're not only more powerful now, but also they're easier to use) Enjoy near-WYSIWYG editing Run queries in the background Build formulas using more natural labels rather than abstract cell addresses Share workbooks with your workgroup—and cobble together budgets and proposals more easily than ever before Increase productivity by automating tasks with Visual Basic for Applications Plus, Excel 97 Secrets comes complete with a CD-ROM packed with outstanding shareware, freeware, demos, and VBA programming utilities.