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Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
by Greg Mortenson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 21.00
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4.0 out of 5 stars More School Building, March 29 2014
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This is a great continuation of the work Greg is doing. The book explains more schools being built and the struggles children, especially girls face to receive an education. It is great to see the pictures in the book. It would have been even better to include more pictures.

Common Formative Assessment: A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at Work
Common Formative Assessment: A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at Work
by Kim Bailey
Edition: Perfect Paperback
Price: CDN$ 15.72
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great beginning for PLCs, March 29 2014
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With more and more teachers moving to formative assessment, this book is a valuable asset. While one of the first chapters seemed a bit redundant because it dealt with explaining formative assessment, I can understand why it was included to help those who may not know much about it. The ideas presented in the book are clearly laid out with steps and even black line masters to use. The best part is that it focuses on educators collaborating to develop the assessment, asking questions together to get a deeper understanding.

I would highly recommend this book to educators, especially PLCs.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
by Cheryl Strayed
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 9.01
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Journey, March 29 2014
When the book begins with Cheryl losing a boot down into the trees, you are immediately sucked into the story. You want to know how she got to where she was and why she was happy to see the last of boots, so much so she throws the other one too. This story brings you right into walking the trail with Cheryl. As a reader, you can almost feel the heavy pack Cheryl carries day after day as she walks. You live right there with her as she begins to make plans to hike and how the idea came to her. Once done the book, you might even yourself want to hike the trail too.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 13.00
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5.0 out of 5 stars Slow start, but what a FANTASTIC middle and end!, Jan. 22 2012
I found this book utterly amazing. The characters, which there are many, are rich and dynamic! The main plot of the book takes a little while to get off the ground, but the background information is necessary in order to properly understand what exactly it going on in the book. Lisbeth is an amazing character, with many, many different facets. The story line keeps you totally engrossed and actually wondering what is going on, wanting to solve the mystery right there with them.

There is much talk about this book and it certainly lives up to my expectations. Just remember, once you get past the beginning with the background information, the book roars away at a fast pace.

The Looneyspoons Collection: Janet & Greta's Greatest Recipe Hits plus a Whole Lot More
The Looneyspoons Collection: Janet & Greta's Greatest Recipe Hits plus a Whole Lot More
by Janet Podleski
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 21.91
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5.0 out of 5 stars Full of Recipes and humour!!, Jan. 21 2012
This recipe book is amazing! There are over 300 recipes in it and they are healthy and clearly laid out. What's more, is that there are side bars filled with information on diet pop, red wine, and trivia tidbits. The names of the recipes are good for a chuckle too! "Smackaroni & cheese", Celine Dijon Chicken, Forrest Gumbo, Life in the Fast Lion are just a few!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Bilingual)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Bilingual)
Price: CDN$ 5.00
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4.0 out of 5 stars Followed the Book Better, Oct. 20 2011
I found that this movie followed the book better then some of the previous movies. There are many details included in the movie that are in the story. Overall, the movie is enjoyable. I did feel that more emphasis on the middle of the book was needed, rather then focusing so much on the end. The ending of the movie was sad and you can feel the emotion of the whole series ending. While, I felt the "20 years later" part of the movie at the end was a bit silly in that the characters really didn't look 20 years older, it did not detract from the whole movie. It was a fantastic way to end the Harry Potter series.

The Panic Years: A Guide to Surviving Smug Married Friends, Bad Taffeta, and Life on the Wrong Side of 25 without a Ring
The Panic Years: A Guide to Surviving Smug Married Friends, Bad Taffeta, and Life on the Wrong Side of 25 without a Ring
by Doree Lewak
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars Humorous and Enjoyable to read, Aug. 29 2011
I did enjoy reading this book. It was humorous at times and also serious at times. I found the author was insightful and had knowledge of what it feels like to be single. The one things I gained most from this book is that, we really only feel that panic because what what society "says" must occur.

Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning
Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning
by Jan Chappuis
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 36.00
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to understand and practical examples for classroom, Aug. 29 2011
Assessment for learning has recently become popular in many schools. Before reading this book, I had a very basic idea of what it was and how I could implement it in my classroom. After reading this book, I feel confident in bringing assessment for learning into my classroom. This method will benefit the students in so many ways. There are great templates in the back of the book and throughout this book, there are examples to read of the assessment strategies in practice!

A Is for Apron: 25 Fresh & Flirty Designs
A Is for Apron: 25 Fresh & Flirty Designs
by Nathalie Mornu
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 14.40
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Such cute aprons!!, May 8 2011
This book has 25 cute apron patterns! Some patterns are your typical full or half apron, but the majority of them have unique and cute designs! All the templates are in the back, and can easily be taken to a copy center and enlarged (It's best to enlarge them at a place that has paper larger then 11 x 17). For the most part the instructions are easy to follow, but some basic sewing knowledge is assumed. A few more diagrams to aid in putting the aprons together would make this book stellar. Nevertheless, the aprons in this book are pretty and you will wanted to be wearing them out and about, not just for cooking!

Gold Rush: North to Alaska and the Klondike
Gold Rush: North to Alaska and the Klondike
by Sally Wilson
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Realistic Adventure!, Aug. 31 2009
This book is amazing. Ian and Sally Wilson have embarked on a great adventure - traveling to "gold country" like the pioneers did years ago during the gold rush. The book is filled with information about the gold rush, particularly the history of the trails, but it is not dry. It is witty and enjoyable which kept me turning page after page late into the night!

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