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A Military Mustang: The Extraordinary Life of John W. Arens  Too young to join the Navy, John W. Arens served in the Merchant Marines until he was drafted into the U.S. Army during WWII. He was active in the Israeli-Arab war of 1948 and became an Airborne Ranger with the 187th Airborne during the Korean War. Arens served during the Belgian Congo Operation in 1963 before enlisting in the US Navy where he graduated from diving school. His dive training with the Navy Seals took him to the frigid Arctic waters where he dived for eleven years. During that time, Arens also worked his way up to Captain, skippering a Navy spy ship during the Cold War and in Vietnam. Captain John W. Arens is proud to have served his country for 37 years in three branches of the military. Read all about John’s extraordinary military service as you read A Military Mustang written by John W. Arens with Charley Valera, the best-selling author of My Father’s War.

 


 When Nathan Decety  shipped out for Marine Corps Basic Training, he brought note-taking gear. In the first part of Becoming a U.S. Marine: Basic Training in the 21st Century, Nathan Decety describes his first-hand account of the notorious Basic Training Program. Becoming a U.S. Marine is complete with stories and links to videos to generate an immersive experience. In the second part of Becoming a U.S. Marine, Nathan Decety explores recent developments in warfare and combat, the role of the Marine Corps in the 21st century, domestic policy challenges, and most importantly, suggested improvements to Basic Training. These recommendations reverberate far beyond the Marine Corps and the U.S. Military; for many lessons drawn from the chaos of the modern battlefield are applicable wherever people seek to achieve a mission in a perilous and fast-paced world.


If Only She Knew, is the latest book on trauma by best-selling author, Belinda Adams. Trauma does not discriminate. The lasting effects that trauma brings into a child’s life applies to all students of all demographics, varying financial status, culture and different family dynamics. Trauma does not discriminate. Trauma has impacted the lives of 1 out of 4 children. Chances are you have at least one of these children in your classroom or school today. Teachers are in a unique situation to positively impact the lives of children living with trauma, perhaps making the difference that helps them see their future with hope. After a special unit on Heroes, one of my students wrote: “I want to think that a hero can be anyone. But I see the bad that some people do. I want to be the kind of person someone thinks of as a hero.” Showing students to view their situation as hopeful can make you a hero to a child of trauma.

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When Cole Mitchell writes his first novel, his greatest hope is that it will sell. He misses his first local book signing, bringing his friend and newspaper journalist, Jon Albee into the picture. Jon refuses to believe Cole would miss the most important day of his career and starts making waves around town. When Cole’s body is found floating in the gulf, Jon reads clues in the soon to be best seller. The Murder Book is a mystery that will keep you hooked until the last page.

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 Oh! Sparky! is a delightful book about a lovable, mischievous puppy that can’t seem to stay out of trouble. This is the perfect read-aloud for preschoolers and early elementary-age children. The cadence is excellent for young children, as it teaches readiness skills for reading. Older children will enjoy the story of a much loved puppy, even though he is always in trouble. The perfect gift for boys or girls. Buy several books to give as gifts.

 

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So often, people associate “trauma” with “poverty”; however, in Don’t Look Too Closely, Belinda will introduce you to the children suffering from trauma. Kids from every ethnic demographic group and income range. Kids who are hiding the hurt inside. Kids who are lashing out in frustration. More importantly, Belinda addresses how that trauma negatively impacts these children in the classroom and what we can do to help these hurting children. With stories that will break your heart, Don’t Look Too Closely sheds light on the kids who want to remain in the shadows, but at the same time, are longing for someone to care. This book will provide strategies to equip us to accept and help the children of trauma.

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Can You See Me? is a book for educators, administrators, and just about anyone else who wants to understand why students of poverty are struggling in today’s white, middleclass educational model. Belinda Adams explains cultural differences and how educators can use this knowledge to change the classroom into a place where all children feel seen and understood. Years of success working with students of poverty has given Belinda a clear picture of what works and what doesn’t. Read this light-hearted and informative book, full of stories that will make you laugh and make you cry.

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A week from Christmas, 1959, Cliff and Christine Walker and their two children were murdered by a person or persons unknown. The case riveted the attention of millions as it spawned a national manhunt. Yet, more than 50 years after the murders, they remain unsolved. Unfinished Business, based loosely on the crime, is steeped in Florida lore and culture. James Jenkins, recently released from prison, comes to Citrus City and learns that his brother, sister-in-law, and his niece and nephew were murdered. He starts an investigation that shakes the sleepy town and propels the good ole boy sheriff into taking action. Love, adventure and suspense make Unfinished Business a page-turner. The book’s evocation of the Walker murder makes it must reading for all who remember that tragic day in December, 1959. 

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Use this simple guide to help your child survive Common Core Math with self-esteem and your relationship intact. A quick read that will enable you to immediately help your child become successful while giving background information on Common Core problems and your goals for your child. Find out what the problems are with Common Core Math. Look at the goals we should all have for our children. Find out what will help your child make sense out of the confusion. Books are available on Amazon.

 

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A power broker is found murdered in his own home, wrapped in duct tape, and stabbed to death with surgical precision. Sarasota detectives arrive and soon find out the dead man is not who anyone, including his wife, thinks he is. A trail of deception and betrayal leads Sarasota detective, Willa Dupree, on a hunt for a killer. Based loosely on the Mummy Murder Case of 1959, which remains unsolved, Deceptive Business captures the sense and sensibilities of Sarasota. Books are available on Amazon.

 

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Brain Stormers is written by Camille Buffington and illustrated by Kristina Kalogeras. What better way to extend Mindset activites than teaching students about the brain and functions of the lobes. This fun book will delight students and provide a strong foundation for understanding how their own brain works. Check out the super heroes in Brain Stormers!

“In a little village called Cerebrum

In the state of Mind

There lived some heroes with splendid powers

Called ‘lobes’ by mankind.”

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Surviving Special Education is a book about what it takes to be an advocate for your child. It is a quick read that presents essential information that will help you make informed decisions for your child. Less than 20% of students with a disability ever attend a 4-year college. Make sure your child has the choice to be in the group of students that graduate with a college degree. Decisions made in elementary school can limit your child’s choice for post-secondary education and the ability to live independently as an adult. Don’t be swayed by well meaning educators and deny your child the chance to be an independent adult.

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Defenseless by Barbara Marvin is a mystery set in sunny Florida. It was just another ordinary day on the job for Jack when a gruesome discovery was made. After years of planning and working out the details with the city of Sarasota, it looked like Jack was finally going to realize his dreams as the equipment began arriving to clear the land and excavate the foundation for the new development. That is until about noon, when John ran over to Jack screaming to call 911 on come quick.

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