The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes

By Kevin Henkes

Award-winning, nationally bestselling writer Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller during this fast paced and comic story approximately friendship, sibling contention, and trouble-free institution. The yr of Billy Miller contains black-and-white paintings through Kevin Henkes and is ideal for enthusiasts of the Ramona books, Frindle, through Andrew Clements, and the Clementine series.

When Billy Miller has a mishap on the statue of the Jolly eco-friendly tremendous on the finish of summer time holiday, he finally ends up with an immense lump on his head. What the way to begin moment grade, with a lump in your head! because the 12 months is going by way of, notwithstanding, Billy figures out tips on how to navigate ordinary college, how you can relish his little sister, and the way to be a extra grown up and in charge family member and a support to his busy operating mother and stay-at-home dad. Newbery Honor writer and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes gives you a brief, gratifying, laugh-out-loud-funny university and relations tale that includes a diorama homework project, a college poetry slam, cancelled sleepovers, and epic sibling mood tantrums. Illustrated all through with black-and-white artwork via the writer, it is a excellent brief novel for the early user-friendly grades.

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The business and culture of digital games: gamework/gameplay by Aphra Kerr

By Aphra Kerr

This ebook explores the lifecycle of electronic video games. Drawing upon a huge variety of media reviews views with elements of sociology, social conception and economics, Aphra Kerr explores this all-pervasive, yet under-theorised, element of our media environment.
Written as an introductory textual content for media and video game scholars this e-book goals current an outline of and scholary paintings on who makes video games, the place they get made, what sort of media and cultural shape they're and who performs them and where.
The enterprise and tradition of electronic Games seems to be at:
• video games as a brand new media form;
• the layout, improvement and advertising of games;
• using video games in private and non-private spaces.
Combining a theoretical and empirical research of the construction, content material and intake of computing device video games, this booklet may be of curiosity to many scholars of media, tradition and verbal exchange.

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The Russian Army in a Time of Troubles (International Peace by Pavel Baev

By Pavel Baev

This learn of the Russian military and the way it has fared within the doubtful transitional interval due to the fact that independence in December 1991 presents the root for knowing its current and capability destiny position within the new political advancements inside Russia. Following an historic evaluate of Russia's safety time table and an exam of the Russian//Soviet army's culture of involvement in politics, the ebook then examines Russia's present protection pursuits and the position of the military in conserving them. Geopolitical views are associated with the protection problems with the `Near Abroad', and to the nuclear size of defense. Pavel okay Baev then considers the query of the feasibility of political keep watch over over the Russian military. The

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Deep Secrets: Boys' Friendships and the Crisis of Connection by Niobe Way

By Niobe Way

“Boys are emotionally illiterate and don’t wish intimate friendships.” during this empirically grounded problem to our stereotypes approximately boys and males, Niobe approach unearths the serious intimacy between teenage boys specifically in the course of early and heart youth. Boys not just percentage their private secrets and techniques and emotions with their closest male neighbors, they declare that with out them they'd move “wacko.” but as boys turn into males, they turn into distrustful, lose those friendships, and suppose remoted and alone.Drawing from thousands of interviews carried out all through formative years with black, Latino, white, and Asian American boys, Deep secrets and techniques finds the ways that we now have been telling ourselves a fake tale approximately boys, friendships, and human nature. Boys’ descriptions in their male friendships sound extra like “something out of affection tale than Lord of the Flies.” but in overdue early life, boys think they must “man up” by way of changing into stoic and self sustaining. susceptible feelings and intimate friendships are for women and homosexual males. “No homo” turns into their mantra.These findings are alarming, given what we all know approximately hyperlinks among friendships and health and wellbeing, or even sturdiness. instead of a “boy crisis,” method argues that boys are experiencing a “crisis of connection” simply because they dwell in a tradition the place human wishes and capacities are given a intercourse (female) and a sexuality (gay), and hence discouraged if you happen to are neither. method argues that the answer lies with exposing the inaccuracies of our gender stereotypes and fostering those serious relationships and basic human talents. (20110411)

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50 Ways to Create Great Relationships: How to Stop Taking by Steve Chandler

By Steve Chandler

In relationships, there are sorts of humans: reactors and creators. if you would like improved own connections—the keys to a contented, profitable life—you have to cease responding to different people's shortcomings and begin forming the relationships you will want for yourself.

In 50 how you can Create nice Relationships, bestselling writer and courting guru Steve Chandler bargains extra of the nice and cozy, witty, sensible recommend he's well-known for—proven assistance, innovations, and insights which could assist you construct and retain dependable, significant relationships. You'll the best way to shift your strength from taking to giving, how you can use innovation and mind's eye, how one can be an inventive listener rather than a passive listener, and masses more.

Expanded from the audio-only 35 how you can Create nice Relationships, 50 Ways will open the door to new possibilities for loyalty, friendship, and aid on your own existence and the office.

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