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The Power of Mindful Learning

by Ellen J. Langer & Rachel Frawley Hachette Book Group (May 22, 2018)

Radical in its implications, this original and important work may change forever the views we hold about the nature of learning.

In The Power of Mindful Learning, Ellen Langer uses her innovative theory of mindfulness,...


Free to Learn

by Peter Gray & Dan Woren Hachette Book Group (March 20, 2018)

"Peter Gray...forces us all to rethink our convictions on how schools should be designed to accommodate the ways that children learn." --Steven Pinker

In Free to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues...


Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

by Frank Bruni Hachette Book Group (March 17, 2015)

Year after year, high school seniors open rejection letters that destroy their confidence and lead them to believe they have failed at one of life's most critical junctures--something that has happened in so...


The School Revolution

by Ron Paul & Steve Coulter Hachette Book Group (September 17, 2013)

Ron Paul--the former Texas congressman, presidential candidate, and #1 New York Times bestselling author--returns with a highly provocative and controversial treatise about America's broken education system....


Sesame Street: Ready for School!

by Pamela Thomas, Rosemarie T. Truglio & Kyle D. Pruett Running Press Adult (September 09, 2019)

Sesame Street, the most trusted name in preschool education, offers a complete, user-friendly guide to help parents prepare their children, ages 2-5, for academic, physical, and social success.

For the past...


What We Talk About When We Talk About Books

by Leah Price Basic Books (August 19, 2019)

Reports of the death of reading are greatly exaggerated

Do you worry that you've lost patience for anything longer than a tweet? If so, you're not alone. Digital-age pundits warn that as our appetite for books...


Middle School Matters

by Phyllis L. Fagell Da Capo Lifelong Books (August 05, 2019)

A counselor and popular Washington Post contributor offers a new take on grades 6-8 as a distinct developmental phase--and the perfect time to set up kids to thrive.

Middle school is its own important, distinct...


College Admissions Cracked

by Jill Margaret Shulman Little, Brown Spark (August 05, 2019)

How to help your kid navigate the college admissions process -- from scheduling standardized tests to writing essays -- month by month, girlfriend's-guide style.

So, your child is a high school junior. You've...


I Wish for Change

by Kyle Schwartz Da Capo Lifelong Books (July 15, 2019)

From the author of I Wish My Teacher Knew, how grownups can empower children to stand up for what they believe in

Third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz often tells her students: "You are not here so you can make...


Children of the Dream

by Rucker C. Johnson Basic Books (April 15, 2019)

An acclaimed economist reveals that school integration efforts in the 1970s and 1980s were overwhelmingly successful -- and argues that we must renew our commitment to integration for the sake of all Americans...


Viral Parenting

by Mindy McKnight Grand Central Publishing (April 01, 2019)

Mindy McKnight, YouTube's favorite mom, shares the tools parents need to keep kids safe in their online lives--and shows how to create stronger family relationships as they do.

A cross between Jen Hatmaker...


The New Childhood

by Jordan Shapiro Little, Brown and Company (December 30, 2018)

A provocative look at the new, digital landscape of childhood and how to navigate it.

In The New Childhood, Jordan Shapiro provides a hopeful counterpoint to the fearful hand-wringing that has come to define...


Never Ran, Never Will

by Albert Samaha PublicAffairs (September 03, 2018)

This uplifting story of a boys' football team shines light on the under-appreciated virtues that can bloom in impoverished neighborhoods, even as nearby communities exclude them from economic progress.

Never...


Prime-Time Parenting

by Heather Miller Da Capo Lifelong Books (September 03, 2018)

A two-hour school-night routine that helps parents support their children's social, emotional and intellectual development

School nights are a real challenge for most parents. Just as your energy flags, a slew...


Beyond Birds and Bees

by Bonnie J. Rough Seal Press (August 20, 2018)

A provocative inquiry into how we teach our children about bodies, sex, relationships and equality--with revelatory, practical takeaways from the author's research and eye-opening observations from the world-famous...


The Bill of Rights

by Linda R Monk & Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hachette Books (April 09, 2018)

With a foreword by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court.

An Engaging, Accessible Guide to the Bill of Rights for Everyday Citizens.

In The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide, award-winning author...


The College Girl's Survival Guide

by Hanna Seymour FaithWords (April 02, 2018)

Hanna Seymour, a mentor to thousands of young college women, provides a plan for success in college based on experience, illustrations, and biblical principles.

Each year millions of young women enter the college...


Rally Point

by Chris Gibson Twelve (October 02, 2017)

A smart and surprising political inventory for how America can reunite and revitalize in a time of crisis.

Written by an admired leader of the Republican party, Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and...


True Gentlemen

by John Hechinger PublicAffairs (September 25, 2017)

An exclusive look inside the power and politics of college fraternities in America as they struggle to survive despite growing waves of criticism and outrage.

College fraternity culture has never been more embattled....


The Freshman Survival Guide

by Nora Bradbury-Haehl & Bill McGarvey Center Street (April 06, 2011)

A values-based guide to navigating that critical first year of college that speaks to college students in their own language and offers practical tools that readers need to keep from drinking, sleeping or skipping...


Alone Together

by Sherry Turkle Basic Books (November 06, 2017)

A groundbreaking book by one of the most important thinkers of our time shows how technology is warping our social lives and our inner ones

Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall...


Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

by Beverly Daniel Tatum Basic Books (September 04, 2017)

The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism -- now fully revised and updated

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups....


The New Education

by Cathy N. Davidson Basic Books (September 04, 2017)

A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past--and shows how we can revolutionize it for our era of constant change

Our current system of higher education dates to the...


Violated

by Paula Lavigne & Mark Schlabach Center Street (August 21, 2017)

Written by ESPN investigative reporters VIOLATED narrates the sexual abuse by members of Baylor's football team and the university's attempt to silence the victims. A portion of the proceeds will be donated...


The Freshman Survival Guide

by Nora Bradbury-Haehl & Bill McGarvey Center Street (April 04, 2016)

A completely revised and updated values-based guide to navigating the first year of college that speaks to college students in their own language and offers practical tools that readers need to keep from drinking,...


U Thrive

by Dan Lerner & Alan Schlechter Little, Brown Spark (April 17, 2017)

From the professors who teach NYU's most popular elective class, "Science of Happiness," a fun, comprehensive guide to surviving and thriving in college and beyond.

Every year, almost 4,000,000 students begin...


You Can Do Anything

by George Anders Little, Brown and Company (August 07, 2017)

In a tech-dominated world, the most needed degrees are the most surprising: the liberal arts.

Did you take the right classes in college? Will your major help you get the right job offers? For more than a decade,...


Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory

by Leonard Susskind & Art Friedman Basic Books (September 25, 2017)

A funny, insightful, and self-contained guide to Einstein's relativity theory and classical field theories--including electromagnetism

Physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back. This...


Quantum Mechanics

by Leonard Susskind & Art Friedman Basic Books (February 24, 2014)

From the bestselling author of The Theoretical Minimum, a DIY introduction to the math and science of quantum mechanics.

First he taught you classical mechanics. Now, physicist Leonard Susskind has teamed up...


Language at the Speed of Sight

by Mark Seidenberg Basic Books (January 02, 2017)

In this "important and alarming" book, see why so many American students are falling behind in their reading skills while others around the world excel (New York Times).

In 2011, when an international survey...


The Toddler Brain

by Laura A. Jana Da Capo Lifelong Books (February 13, 2017)

What if, despite the best of intentions, we are raising our children to succeed in a world that no longer exists? The Toddler Brain helps parents recognize the connection that exists between their own parenting...


How Children Learn, 50th anniversary edition

by John Holt Da Capo Lifelong Books (July 31, 2017)

From the preface by Deborah Meier:

"We have a long way to go to make John Holt's dream available to all children. But his books make it possible and easier for many of us to join him in the journey."

In this enduring...


A Walk to Remember

by Nicholas Sparks Grand Central Publishing (September 08, 2014)

NOVEL LEARNING SERIES(TM)

A WALK TO REMEMBER by Nicholas Sparks

STUDENT EDITION

"When I was seventeen, my life changed forever . . . " So begins Nicholas Sparks's touching tale of Landon Carter, a teenage boy...


Beyond Education

by Eli Meyerhoff & Timothy Andrés Pabon Blackstone Publishing (March 31, 2020)

A bold call to deromanticize education and reframe universities as terrains of struggle between alternative modes of studying and world-making

Higher education is at an impasse. Black Lives Matter and #MeToo...


A History of Video Games in 64 Objects

by World Video Game Hall of Fame & Ray Chase HarperAudio (May 29, 2018)

Inspired by the groundbreaking A History of the World in 100 Objects, this book draws on the unique collections of The Strong museum in Rochester, New York, to chronicle the evolution of video games, from Pong...


VentureGirls

by Cristal Glangchai & Sandy Rustin HarperAudio (May 08, 2018)

From an engineer and entrepreneur, a conversation-changing parenting book about how to engage young women in science, technology, engineering, and math, filled with practical advice for both parents and educators....


You Are Not Special

by David McCullough, Jr. HarperAudio (April 22, 2014)

David McCullough, Jr.'s high school commencement address of 2012, dubbed "You Are Not Special," was a tonic for children, parents, and educators alike. With wit and a perspective earned from raising four children...


Radical

by Michelle Rhee & Shannon McManus HarperAudio (February 05, 2013)

The United States is known as a world leader in innovation, boasting brilliant thinkers and trendsetting companies, but that status is at grave risk. American children are well outside the top-ten international...


Thinking Differently

by David Flink & Roger Wayne HarperAudio (August 26, 2014)

An innovative, comprehensive guide--the first of its kind--to help parents understand and accept learning disabilities in their children, offering tips and strategies for successfully advocating on their behalf...


Fluent in 3 Months

by Benny Lewis HarperAudio (March 11, 2014)

Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages--all self-taught--runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time...


Making a Difference

by Chesley B. Sullenberger & Michael McConnohie HarperAudio (May 15, 2012)

One of the most captivating heroes of the last decade and the author of the New York Times bestseller Highest Duty explores the nature of leadership with some of America's best and brightest

At a time of political...


There Is Life After College

by Jeffrey J. Selingo & Patrick Lawlor HarperAudio (April 12, 2016)

From the bestselling author of College Unbound comes a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate parents' anxiety and prepare their college-educated child to successfully land a good job after graduation....


Find Me Unafraid

by Kennedy Odede, Jessica Posner, Korey Jackson & Mandy Siegfried et al. HarperAudio (October 13, 2015)

Find Me Unafraid tells the uncommon love story between two uncommon people whose collaboration sparked a successful movement to transform the lives of vulnerable girls and the urban poor. With a Foreword by...


Defining Moments in Black History

by Dick Gregory & James Shippy HarperAudio (September 05, 2017)

With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history...


Little Soldiers

by Lenora Chu & Emily Woo Zeller HarperAudio (September 19, 2017)

In the spirit of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Bringing up Bébé, and The Smartest Kids in the World, a hard-hitting exploration of China's widely acclaimed yet insular education system--held up as a model...


Professors' Guide (TM) to Getting Good Grades in College

by Lynn F. Jacobs & Jeremy S. Hyman HarperAudio (August 22, 2006)

The Professors' Guide to Getting Good Grades in College is the first book to reveal the insider secrets about how professors really grade. The book offers high-value, practical tips about how to succeed at each...


How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog

by Chad Orzel, Cassandra Morris & Will Collyer Basic Books (February 11, 2020)

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. But what about relativity?

Physics professor Chad Orzel and his inquisitive canine companion, Emmy, tackle the concepts of general relativity in this irresistible...


The Boy Who Played with Fusion

by Tom Clynes & P. J. Ochlan Blackstone Publishing (June 09, 2015)

This is the story of how an American teenager became the youngest person ever to build a working nuclear fusion reactor.

By the age of nine, Taylor Wilson had mastered the science of rocket propulsion. At eleven,...


How Smart Students Pay for School, 2nd Edition

by Reyna Gobel & Meredith Mitchell Blackstone Publishing (March 15, 2013)

In the second edition of How Smart Students Pay for School, there's a valuable new section for military service members, veterans, and their families. Tax numbers are updated for the early 2013 tax filing season....


Maimonides and Medieval Jewish Philosophy

by Idit Dobbs-Weinstein, Lynn Redgrave, John Lachs & Wendy McElroy et al. Knowledge Products (January 01, 2007)

From Philo of Judea to Maimonides and beyond, Medieval Jewish philosophy created an outstanding, unbroken tradition. Jewish thinkers worked to square Biblical faith with the demands of reason; their efforts...