Reference Language Books

The History and Cultural Heritage of Chinese Calligraphy, Printing and Library Work (IFLA Publications)

In China the tradition of a book society is longer than anywhere else in the world. Chinese paper making, calligraphy and woodblock printing date from very early ages, but have for a very long time remained almost unknown to the Western world. At the IFLA satellite meeting Chinese Written and Printed Cultural Heritage and Library Work in Hangzhou in 2006 the richness of present day book historical research and library activities in China has been presented by more than sixty papers. This fine selection reflects the width and depth of this extremely important and immense Chinese heritage.

Conquer Basic Spanish: A Short Introduction To Beginners Spanish, Including Spanish Grammar, Verbs and Vocabulary (Learn Spanish Book 4)

A Short, Simple Book To Get You Started On Learning Spanish

Are you a complete beginner in learning Spanish? Then this book is designed for you.

It covers the very basics of the Spanish language in simple, easy-to-understand terms, providing you with a sound and solid grounding, on which you can then build.

It covers:



Nouns

Adjectives

Definite and Indefinite Articles

Cardinal Numbers

Rules of Stress

Personal Pronouns

Present Tense of Regular Verbs

Common, Everyday Words and Verbs



So, use Amazon's Look Inside feature, browse the book's Table of Contents, and see if this book is for you. I'm sure it will be ...

Family Life in Adolescence

Family Life in Adolescence is essential reading for anyone interested in the development of young people and the impact of the family environment. It draws on contemporary research across the globe, showing that behavior in adolescence builds on earlier experiences in the family. It will prove useful to practitioners from a range of professions, such as social workers.

Launch Your English: Dramatically improve your spoken and written English so you can become more articulate using simple tried and trusted techniques

"The limits of my language are the limits of my world."

-Ludwig Wittgenstein

Do you wish you could speak English with more creativity, clarity, articulation and confidence? Would you like to dramatically enhance your English speaking with some simple, easy-to-follow techniques?

Then you are in the right place!

As a teacher for more than 10 years, I have learned the best methods for quickly improving your English ability. Whether you are a native speaker who wants to sharpen their verbal toolkit, or a non-native speaker who wants to learn how to navigate the English language maze, this book will provide you with information and techniques for instant improvement and lifelong learning.

Maybe you want to improve your presentation skills. Perhaps you want to tel more interesting and engaging stories. Or maybe you simply want to become more articulate in your day-to-day use of English.

Whatever your needs, your goal is to improve your English, and Launch Your English can guide you to do just that.

In this book you'll learn how to:

o become more creative and descriptive in your English usage

o capture people's attention with your vivid and enhanced expressions

o break English down into building blocks for easy improvement

o select the right word and expression to articulate your thoughts exactly

Free resources for students of English -> SirEnglish.com

Learn Amazon Ads: Use AMS to Find More Readers and Sell More Books

Want to learn how to use Amazon ads to find readers and sell more books?

There are plenty of advertising options for savvy authors who want to build their publishing careers. Amazon Marketing Services ads might have the most potential. They enable authors to reach readers looking to buy books on the world's biggest online retailer. And, unlike other platforms, those readers are already looking to buy and can do so with just one click.

This book, written by two leaders in the field of book marketing - Mark Dawson and Joseph Alexander - sets out precisely how Amazon ads can work for you.

Also includes a free instructional video masterclass written and presented by Mark Dawson, the founder of the Self Publishing Formula.

Guidelines for Legislative Libraries (IFLA Publications)

The scale of change in the provision of information and research services since the original edition of this guide (published 1993), in particular the development of the Internet, meant that it soon became clear that a more or less complete re-write was needed, rather than simply a revision of the existing text. However, the new edition has kept to the spirit of the original, which has been a valuable tool for many.

Budding Reader Book Set 1: Cat and Rat

Reading is a neurologically complex skill. So, it isn't surprising that many children find learning to read difficult. Make learning to read more fun with award-winning Budding Reader eBooks, arguably the easiest learn-to-read book series on the market. These research-based eBooks were developed in consultation with Cecilia Minden, Ph.D., the former Director of Language and Literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. They were illustrated by artist, Doug Oglesby, winner of one Emmy, five Emmy nominations, and three international awards from the Broadcast Designers Association.

Budding Reader eBooks use an innovative format to ease children into reading. Using research-based best practices identified by the National Reading Panel, each of the five Budding Reader eBook sets (one for each short vowel sound) tells an original story over the course of ten books. Previewing a book dramatically improves reading comprehension, so Book 1 in each set is a wordless picture book which introduces the story through colorful illustrations. Repetition aids brain development, so the story is retold in Books 2-10 with an ever-expanding vocabulary. By repeating words and gradually adding new ones, Budding Reader eBooks help new readers (even reluctant ones) experience success from the very start.

In total, the Budding Reader eBook series introduces more than 60 simple words including dozens of common sight words. Learning is reinforced with free companion writing worksheets (available at buddingreader.com) which provide a multisensory experience and enable children to practice both reading and writing. A free parent guide with tips for working with new readers is also available on the website.

The first set in the series, Cat and Rat, introduces the short "a" vowel sound and is designed to be a child's very first reader. With only eleven words (and, at, can, cat, look, rat, see, stop, that, the, you) introduced over the course of ten books, Cat and Rat aims to provide even the most reluctant reader with a positive first introduction to reading.

Series:

oSet 1: Cat and Rat (Short a; 11 words)

oSet 2: Wit and Kit (Short i; 17 words)

oSet 3: Bugs (Short u; 18 words)

oSet 4: Hop! (Short o; 18 words)

oSet 5: Hens (Short e; 22 words)

For every eBook set sold, Budding Reader donates one to a child in need. One for You. One for the World. A Better World with Every Purchase.

Gold Mom's Choice Award Winner: The Mom's Choice Awards has named Cat and Rat among the very best in family-friendly media, products and services.

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Adorable Kittens & Cats (Lesson 1) Help Your Child Learn Sight Words (Teach Your Child to Read Sight Words)

This cute little book is made up of 45 flash cards. Each page has one sight word on an adorable kitten or cat photograph. The cards are designed to keep your child engaged with the cute photo while allowing them to practice critical sight words. These flash cards are designed to have few, if any context clues to help your child learn to read.

These Flash Cards Feature:

-Large Photographs designed for larger iPads and Kindles

-Serif Font (Times New Roman) which is easier to read than a San-Serif font (like Ariel)

-Few, if any, context clues to ensure your child is reading the word and not guessing based on the photograph

Words in This Lesson:

a, all, and, at, away, big, blue, can, cat, come, down, find, for, funny, go, he, help, here, I, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, one, play, red, run, said, see, she, the, three, to, two, up, we, where, yellow, you

So what are sight words? Many of the most frequently used words in English are difficult to sound out and instead, need to be recognized on "sight" for a child to become a proficient reader. Sight words can be known by other names as well including High-frequency words, Dolch words (named after Edward William Dolch, PhD who first compiled the list in 1936), Fry words (named after Dr. Edward B. Fry's who updated the list in 1996), Instant words, Star words and more! The faster your child can recognize these critical words, the better, so practice, practice, practice!

Short A Sentences: Practice Reading Phonics Vowel Sounds with 100% Sight Words (Learn to Read With Phonics Sentences)

Learn to read phonics sounds with fun sight word sentences in an easy to use flash cards format!

Each sentence in this lesson includes one word with the Short A sound. The rest of the sentence is 100% sight words! This means that your child can learn to sound out a new word while practicing critical high-frequency words (also known as Dolch words).

This book is divided into four sections:

- Read the Short A Word with the Picture - learn to sound out the new word alone without any other distractions and with a context clue... a photo of the Short A word

- Read the Short A Word without the Picture! - next, have your child sound out the word without the picture to make sure the child is really reading the new word

- Read the Short A Word In a Sentence - Try the new word in a sentence. All the other words in the sentence are all sight words!

- Read the Short A Word In a Sentence Without the Picture - And last, let your child sound out the word without any context clues. This section shows ONLY the sentence!

Some features of this book include:

- 20 complete sentences!

- Varied sentence types including Declarative Sentences, Imperative Sentences, Exclamatory Sentences & Interrogative Sentences

- Sentences are presented with & without context clues!

- Text size is adjustable and can be changed on any eBook reader!

So what are sight words?: Many of the most frequently used words in English are difficult to sound out and instead, need to be recognized on "sight" for a child to become a proficient reader. Sight words can be known by other names as well including High-frequency words, Dolch words (named after Edward William Dolch, PhD who first compiled the list in 1936), Fry words (named after Dr. Edward B. Fry's who updated the list in 1996), Instant words, Star words and more!

Long A Sentences: Practice Reading Phonics Vowel Sounds with 100% Sight Words (Learn to Read With Phonics Sentences Book 6)

Learn to read phonics sounds with fun sight word sentences in an easy to use flash cards format!

Each sentence in this lesson includes one word with the Long A sound. The rest of the sentence is 100% sight words! This means that your child can learn to sound out a new word while practicing critical high-frequency words (also known as Dolch words).

This book is divided into four sections:

- Read the Long A Word with the Picture - learn to sound out the new word alone without any other distractions and with a context clue... a photo of the Long A word

- Read the Long A Word without the Picture! - next, have your child sound out the word without the picture to make sure the child is really reading the new word

- Read the Long A Word In a Sentence - Try the new word in a sentence. All the other words in the sentence are all sight words!

- Read the Long a Word In a Sentence Without the Picture - And last, let your child sound out the word without any context clues. This section shows ONLY the sentence!

Some features of this book include:

- 20 complete sentences!

- Varied sentence types including Declarative Sentences, Imperative Sentences, Exclamatory Sentences & Interrogative Sentences

- Sentences are presented with & without context clues!

- Text size is adjustable and can be changed on any eBook reader!

So what are sight words?: Many of the most frequently used words in English are difficult to sound out and instead, need to be recognized on "sight" for a child to become a proficient reader. Sight words can be known by other names as well including High-frequency words, Dolch words (named after Edward William Dolch, PhD who first compiled the list in 1936), Fry words (named after Dr. Edward B. Fry's who updated the list in 1996), Instant words, Star words and more!

Sight Word Sentences Lesson 2: 5 Sentences Teach 20 Sight Words with Flash Cards (Learn to Read Sight Words)

Learn 20 sight words with fun sight word sentences and easy to use sight word flash cards.

The 20 words in this lesson are: am, big, boat (& boats), funny, in, like, our, play, red, robin, so, sun, that, to, tree, under, water, we, with & yellow

The words we review from Lesson 1 are: and, boy, girl, I, is, little, said, the & up

This book is divided into four sections:

- Sentences: This section is designed to teach your child to recognize sight words in a sentence. The five sentences in this book use the 20 words in this lesson.

- Words (alphabetized) - Practice the sight words with flash cards.

- Word Flash Cards then Sentences - Read the words in the sentence then read them all together.

- Sentences then Word Flash Cards - Read the complete sentence, then read each word one at a time!

So what are sight words?: Many of the most frequently used words in English are difficult to sound out and instead, need to be recognized on "sight" for a child to become a proficient reader. Sight words can be known by other names as well including High-frequency words, Dolch words (named after Edward William Dolch, PhD who first compiled the list in 1936), Fry words (named after Dr. Edward B. Fry's who updated the list in 1996), Instant words, Star words and more!

Sight Word Sentences Set 2 - Lesson 1: 5 Sentences Teach 20 Sight Words with Flash Cards (Learn to Read Sight Words - SET 2)

Learn Sight Words with fun sight word sentences and easy to use sight word flash cards.

These lessons are designed to help your little one learn sight words with one simple sentence at a time. This collection includes the first lesson in the Sight Word Sentence Series - Set 2. This book can be used either with previous lessons or as a standalone lesson.

Each lesson is divided into four sections:

- Sentences: This section is designed to teach your child to recognize sight words in a sentence. Each lesson has 5 sentences that together use the 20 words in the lesson.

- Words (alphabetized) - Practice the sight words with flash cards.

- Word Flash Cards then Sentences - Read the words in the sentence then read them all together.

- Sentences then Word Flash Cards - Read the complete sentence, then read each word one at a time!

So what are sight words?: Many of the most frequently used words in English are difficult to sound out and instead, need to be recognized on "sight" for a child to become a proficient reader. Sight words can be known by other names as well including High-frequency words, Dolch words (named after Edward William Dolch, PhD who first compiled the list in 1936), Fry words (named after Dr. Edward B. Fry's who updated the list in 1996), Instant words, Star words and more!

LESSON 1 WORDS: both, boy, cold, flower (flowers), garden, girl (girls), her, in, is, like (likes), of, pick, play, pretty, rain, sun, the, to, warm & water

Global Library and Information Science: A Textbook for Students and Educators. With Contributions from Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, ... East, and North America (IFLA Publications)

This book presents international librarianship and library science through insightful and well written chapters contributed by experts and scholars from six regions of the world. The role of public, academic, special, school libraries, as well as library and information science education are presented from the early development to the present time. Its lively, readable approach will help the reader to understand librarianship in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. Edited by Ismail Abdullahi, Professor of Global Library and Information Science, this book is a must-read by library science students and teachers, librarians, and anyone interested in Global Librarianship.

English and American proverbs written in a humorous way (Funny English Book 1)

Are you a cook? There is a reason in the toasting of bread. Remember that it's better salt than pepper and that it's better some nutmeg today than a lot of cinnamon tomorrow! Everyone speaks well of the porridge with cherries but when the meat is tough, the tough get protesting.

Animal lovers know that there's no hedgehog without thorns and that when the bat's away the mosquitos are safe.

If you are afraid of dogs, remember that a fawning dog never bites.

When you go to the restaurant, you can't tell a soup by its colour. After dinner protest and lie, after supper talk and smile.

If you'd like to sleep in the garden, remember that it's better a bed today than a hammock tomorrow.

Farmers, don't worry! When the rat's away rice is safe. Don't sell all your eggs at one market!

Marhaba: Learn Spoken Lebanese

How can you learn to speak Lebanese? Almost all venues teach the formal dialect using the Arabic alphabet. But there is an easier way. Would you like to learn to speak Lebanese without the hassle of having to learn the formal Arabic language and Arabic alphabet? You've come to the right place!

Ready? Get Set. Go!: A Brief Guide to Working with New Readers

This free guide gives parents and caregivers research-based tips for making learning to read easier and more fun for children. A quick and colorful read, specially formatted for mobile devices, this eBook takes only minutes to read but can save hours of frustration for emergent readers. The guide covers six important pre-reading skills, ten ways to promote reading readiness, three partner reading techniques and more.

20 Idioms in 20 Days: Master the Most Important American Expressions: English Basics: Your Complete Guide to American Phrases # 4: Real American Idioms ... Your Complete Guide to American Idioms)

Master the most important American English Idioms by learning 20 in 20 days. English Basics: Your Complete Guide to American Idioms Volume 4 teaches you the most frequently used expressions that you need to know for speaking, listening, reading and writing. Become fluent and sound like a native speaker. Volume 4 teaches phrases such as: "Leave no stone unturned

Luck of the draw

Break A Leg

Cold Turkey

Don't bite the hand that feeds you

Roll with the punches

Under the table

to be in over your head

dig deep

Put your money where your mouth is

A Chip on Your Shoulder

touch base

Baby boomer

Whistling Dixie

From the get-go

cough up

get over it

Dry Run

From Rags To Riches

(to be) Up to" Prepare for your TOEFL test. Good for ESL students everywhere. Teachers will appreciate this ebook to help your students really learn how to use American Idiomatic expressions correctly.

The Death Of Poetry Will Be The Death Of Me

This collection of poetry is another golden chapter in this indie author's book of life, never before has a poet written something so horrific and so truthful. Just by reading the titles of his poems you know what to expect, deeply driven verses with sentimental opinion, the words come at you like snowflakes in a blizzard, hard hitting but completely true and mesmerizing, once you start to read this collection it will be difficult to stop until you have digested every last word. This is food for thought and this sums up the world we live in today.

Chamber of Sacrilege

These are a collection of essays which are philosophical, literary, psychoanalytical and they also include new idioms for the English Language. Postmodermism, culture, art, literature all have been given the reign of the pen through renewed interpretation. The idioms that I have created are political, literary and cultural.

A Maverick's Crystal Ball

It's an assorted mix of Essays which are Philosophical, Literary, Aesthetic and Biographical. I have taken the cue from Roland Barthes that with the advent of writing: The Author is Dead, and thus Writing begins as a new pen. My writing is interpretative, analytical and confessional.

Erfolgreich Fremdsprachen lernen: Tipps und Tricks rund um das Lernen einer Fremdsprache. (German Edition)

In diesem E-Book erhaltst du viele Sprachlerntipps und Tricks rund um das Lernen einer Fremdsprache.

Welche Sprachlernmethoden gibt es? Wie motiviere ich mich vor dem Lernen? Wie schnell kann man eine Fremdsprache lernen?

Antworten auf diese Fragen bekommst du in den einzelnen Artikeln:

- Die verschiedenen Sprachlernmethoden

- Erfolgreich Vokabeln lernen

- Motiviert Sprachen lernen

- Nebenbei das Sprachverstandnis trainieren

- Schnell Sprachen lernen? - Ist das moglich?

- Die verschiedenen Lerntypen beim Sprachenlernen

Zusatzlich bekommt der Leser einen Link zu einer kostenlosen Sprachkursdemo.

Ifla Public Library Service Guidelines (IFLA Publications)

The public library is the prime community access point designed to respond to a multitude of ever-changing information needs. These guidelines are framed to provide assistance to library and information professionals in most situations. They assist to better develop effective services, relevant collections, and accessible formats within the context and requirements of the local community. In this exciting and complex information world it is important for professionals in search of knowledge, information and creative experience to succeed. This is the 2nd edition of The Public Library Service IFLA/UNESCO Guidelines for Development.

Social Science Libraries: Interdisciplinary Collections, Services, Networks (IFLA Publications)

This volume focuses on practical and empirical accounts of organizational change in the social sciences and impacts upon the professional skills, collections, and services within social science libraries. Section one focuses upon the question of interdisciplinary within social science libraries and the role of libraries to both react to and facilitate paradigm shifts in research and science. Section two focuses on the rise of data as a resource to be collected and shared within social science libraries. The third section focuses on the role of librarians to facilitate the development of social organizations that develop around new technologies and research communities. Changed role of librarians within social science libraries Describes new developments of social organizations Essential for librarians

Gaming und Bibliotheken (Praxiswissen)

Using a theoretical review as a foundation, this volume for the first time provides a comprehensive review of the manifold possibilities for the use of gaming in libraries. It presents new trends in gaming as well as current activities being conducted by libraries to reveal the growing impact of gaming on the transmission of culture and knowledge.