Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control

Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control
  • Author : Heather T. Forbes
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 179
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 0977704033

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Help for Billy

Help for Billy
  • Author : Heather T. Forbes
  • Publisher : Mitchell Beazley
  • Pages : 209
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 0977704092

Help for Billy Book Review:

Help for Billy brings a compassionate voice to the thousands of children who attend every school in America who have been impacted by trauma, and the significant disadvantage that stress has on brain development.

Anything for Billy

Anything for Billy
  • Author : Larry McMurtry
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2010-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781451607741

Anything for Billy Book Review:

The first time I saw Billy he came walking out of a cloud....Welcome to the wild, hot-blooded adventures of Billy the Kid, the American West's most legendary outlaw. Larry McMurtry takes us on a hell-for-leather journey with Billy and his friends as they ride, drink, love, fight, shoot, and escape their way into the shining memories of Western myth. Surrounded by a splendid cast of characters that only Larry McMurtry could create, Billy charges headlong toward his fate, to become in death the unforgettable desperado he aspires to be in life. Not since Lonesome Dove has there been such a rich, exciting novel about the cowboys, Indians, and gunmen who live at the blazing heart of the American dream.

Billy the Bully

Billy the Bully
  • Author : Barbie Haugen
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 36
  • Relase : 2012-08-01
  • ISBN : 1478336919

Billy the Bully Book Review:

Billy The Bully helps teach children the importance of kindness and just how hurtful bullies can be. Bullying is a big problem these days, and kids need to know how to deal with bullies and how to treat others properly. This fun book rhymes and is perfect for an easy reader, or a fun book to read to youngsters who are not quite reading on their own. Rhyming children's books are a great way to get kids to remember important lessons and we hope your youngsters will be reciting these lines for years to come!

The Year of Billy Miller

The Year of Billy Miller
  • Author : Kevin Henkes
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2013-09-17
  • ISBN : 9780062268150

The Year of Billy Miller Book Review:

Newbery Honor Book and New York Times Bestseller! Award-winning, nationally bestselling author Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller in this fast-paced and funny story about friendship, sibling rivalry, and elementary school. The Year of Billy Miller includes black-and-white art by Kevin Henkes and is perfect for fans of the Ramona books; Frindle, by Andrew Clements; and the Clementine series. The New York Times declared: "Henkes's delightful story is restrained and vivid . . . forgoing the overdramatic or zany, it shows the substance, warmth and adaptability of beautifully common family love." When Billy Miller has a mishap at the statue of the Jolly Green Giant at the end of summer vacation, he ends up with a big lump on his head. What a way to start second grade! As the year goes by, though, Billy figures out how to navigate elementary school, how to appreciate his little sister, and how to be a more grown up and responsible member of the family and a help to his busy working mom and stay-at-home dad. Newbery Honor author and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes delivers a short, satisfying, laugh-out-loud-funny school and family story that features a diorama homework assignment, a school poetry slam, cancelled sleepovers, and epic sibling temper tantrums. This is a perfect short novel for the early elementary grades. Plus don't miss the follow-up, Billy Miller Makes a Wish!

Billy Saves The Day

Billy Saves The Day
  • Author : James Minter
  • Publisher : James Minter
  • Pages : 148
  • Relase : 2016-04-06
  • ISBN : 9781910727225

Billy Saves The Day Book Review:

For 7 to 9-year-old boys and girls. A lack of self-belief inhibits a child reaching their full potential. Help your child work towards becoming the best they can be. Billy Field is given an opportunity to act in the school play, but he tells himself he can’t do it. He convinces himself that he’ll never learn all the lines. Feeling unsure and vulnerable, he thinks of all the ways he can get out of playing a part. Instead, he becomes a member of the stage crew, and without even realising it, he learns the lines, not only for the main part but all the other parts too. Following an accident befalling Ant Turner who is playing the lead role, the play might have to be cancelled. Is Billy able to play the main part? Will Ant be well enough to save the day? Does Billy overcome his lack of self-belief? Billy Saves The Day is the sixth title in the Billy Growing Up series. Each book addresses a unique topic—bullying, arrogant pride, jealousy, lying, stealing, lack of self-belief, understanding money, and secrets. Written to help parents, guardians and teachers deal with the issues that challenge pre-teen children; each topic is presented in a gentle way through storytelling. Setting the issues in a meaningful context helps children to understand the challenges, and to see things from a different perspective. The books act as ice-breakers allowing for discussions of difficult subjects. Additionally, each title is supported by a free activity book to reinforce the learning, while having fun. Buying this book today will aid your child to gain confidence in their abilities and believe in themselves.

Life with Billy

Life with Billy
  • Author : Brian Vallée
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 454
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 1554700027

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Making Friends with Billy Wong

Making Friends with Billy Wong
  • Author : Augusta Scattergood
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2016-08-30
  • ISBN : 9780545924290

Making Friends with Billy Wong Book Review:

A powerful story set in small-town Arkansas in the 1950s that illuminates the friendship surrounding the arrival of Chinese immigrants in the segregated south. Azalea is not happy about being dropped off to look after Grandmother Clark. Even if she didn't care that much about meeting the new sixth graders in her Texas hometown, those strangers seem much preferable to the ones in Paris Junction. Talk about troubled Willis DeLoach or gossipy Melinda Bowman. Who needs friends like these!And then there's Billy Wong, a Chinese-American boy who shows up to help in her grandmother's garden. Billy's great-aunt and uncle own the Lucky Foods grocery store, where days are long and some folks aren't friendly. For Azalea, whose family and experiences seem different from most everybody she knows, friendship has never been easy. Maybe this time, it will be.Inspired by the true accounts of Chinese immigrants who lived in the American South during the civil rights era, these side by side stories--one in Azalea's prose, the other in Billy's poetic narrative--create a poignant novel and reminds us that friends can come to us in the most unexpected ways.

Unprotected

Unprotected
  • Author : Billy Porter
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2021-10-19
  • ISBN : 9781683359548

Unprotected Book Review:

From the incomparable Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner, a powerful and revealing autobiography about race, sexuality, art, and healing It’s easy to be yourself when who and what you are is in vogue. But growing up Black and gay in America has never been easy. Before Billy Porter was slaying red carpets and giving an iconic Emmy-winning performance in the celebrated TV show Pose; before he was the groundbreaking Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of Broadway’s Kinky Boots; and before he was an acclaimed recording artist, actor, playwright, director, and all-around legend, Porter was a young boy in Pittsburgh who was seen as different, who didn’t fit in. At five years old, Porter was sent to therapy to “fix” his effeminacy. He was endlessly bullied at school, sexually abused by his stepfather, and criticized at his church. Porter came of age in a world where simply being himself was a constant struggle. Billy Porter’s Unprotected is the life story of a singular artist and survivor in his own words. It is the story of a boy whose talent and courage opened doors for him, but only a crack. It is the story of a teenager discovering himself, learning his voice and his craft amidst deep trauma. And it is the story of a young man whose unbreakable determination led him through countless hard times to where he is now; a proud icon who refuses to back down or hide. Porter is a multitalented, multifaceted treasure at the top of his game, and Unprotected is a resonant, inspirational story of trauma and healing, shot through with his singular voice.

Billy Green Saves the Day

Billy Green Saves the Day
  • Author : Ben Guyatt
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2009-07-28
  • ISBN : 1770706011

Billy Green Saves the Day Book Review:

When the War of 1812 breaks out between the British in Canada and the United States, eighteen-year-old Billy Green is an expert woodsman with romantic ideas of combat. Struggling with his father’s ideals and with his attraction to Sarah, the daughterof an American sympathizer, Billy soon finds himself faced with a series of fateful decisions. Then on June 5, 1813, he spots the massive American forces camped in the tiny hamlet of Stoney Creek. Against all odds, the young man rides three hours in the middle of the night to Burlington Heights to warn the British. The Americans have already captured Fort George and destroyed Fort York. Burlington Heights is the only bastion of British forces remaining in the area, and if the Americans seize it, all of Upper Canada could fall under U.S. control. Can Billy Green help save the day? The ensuing historic battle will forever change the face of a nation and present Billy with challenges that will shake him to his very core.

The Ramped-Up Read Aloud

The Ramped-Up Read Aloud
  • Author : Maria Walther
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2018-06-22
  • ISBN : 9781506380056

The Ramped-Up Read Aloud Book Review:

In this remarkable resource, Maria Walther shares two-page read-aloud experiences for 101 picture books that tune you into what to notice, say, and wonder in order to bolster students’ literacy exponentially. A first-grade teacher for decades, Maria is a master of “strategic savoring.” Her lesson design efficiently sparks instructional conversations around each book’s cover illustration, enriching vocabulary words, literary language, and the ideas and themes vital to young learners. Teachers, schools, and districts looking to energize your core reading and writing program, search no further: The Ramped-Up Read Aloud delivers a formula for literacy development and a springboard to joy in equal parts.

Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Author : Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher : Dial Press Trade Paperback
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 1999-01-12
  • ISBN : 9780385333849

Slaughterhouse-Five Book Review:

A special fiftieth anniversary edition of Kurt Vonnegut’s masterpiece, “a desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the twentieth century” (Time), featuring a new introduction by Kevin Powers, author of the National Book Award finalist The Yellow Birds Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous World War II firebombing of Dresden, the novel is the result of what Kurt Vonnegut described as a twenty-three-year struggle to write a book about what he had witnessed as an American prisoner of war. It combines historical fiction, science fiction, autobiography, and satire in an account of the life of Billy Pilgrim, a barber’s son turned draftee turned optometrist turned alien abductee. As Vonnegut had, Billy experiences the destruction of Dresden as a POW. Unlike Vonnegut, he experiences time travel, or coming “unstuck in time.” An instant bestseller, Slaughterhouse-Five made Kurt Vonnegut a cult hero in American literature, a reputation that only strengthened over time, despite his being banned and censored by some libraries and schools for content and language. But it was precisely those elements of Vonnegut’s writing—the political edginess, the genre-bending inventiveness, the frank violence, the transgressive wit—that have inspired generations of readers not just to look differently at the world around them but to find the confidence to say something about it. Authors as wide-ranging as Norman Mailer, John Irving, Michael Crichton, Tim O’Brien, Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Strout, David Sedaris, Jennifer Egan, and J. K. Rowling have all found inspiration in Vonnegut’s words. Jonathan Safran Foer has described Vonnegut as “the kind of writer who made people—young people especially—want to write.” George Saunders has declared Vonnegut to be “the great, urgent, passionate American writer of our century, who offers us . . . a model of the kind of compassionate thinking that might yet save us from ourselves.” Fifty years after its initial publication at the height of the Vietnam War, Vonnegut's portrayal of political disillusionment, PTSD, and postwar anxiety feels as relevant, darkly humorous, and profoundly affecting as ever, an enduring beacon through our own era’s uncertainties. “Poignant and hilarious, threaded with compassion and, behind everything, the cataract of a thundering moral statement.”—The Boston Globe

Dancing with Myself

Dancing with Myself
  • Author : Billy Idol
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2015-09-29
  • ISBN : 9781451628517

Dancing with Myself Book Review:

In this bold and candid memoir, music legend Billy Idol shares his life story, from his childhood in England to his rise to fame during the height of the punk pop revolution, revealing intimate details about the sex, drugs, and rock and roll that he is so fabulously famous for-all told in his own utterly indelible voice. An integral member of the punk rock revolution whose music crossed over into '80s pop mainstream--and one of MTV's first stars--Billy Idol remains an iconic music legend. Now, in his long awaited Dancing With Myself, he delivers a lively, candid account of his journey to fame, including intimate and unapologetic details about his life's highs and lows, all rendered with the in your face attitude and exuberance his fans have embraced. Idol brings to life the key events that shaped his life, his music, and his career, including his early childhood in England, his year at Sussex University, and his time spent hanging out with the Sex Pistols and as a member of punk bands Chelsea and Generation X. He shares outtakes from his wildly and unexpectedly successful solo career and stories behind his string of popular hits, including "White Wedding," "Eyes Without a Face," and "Rebel Yell," which involved close collaboration with Steve Stevens and ultimately led to the creation of some of the most groundbreaking music videos ever seen. Featuring sixteen pages of full color, behind the scenes photos, Dancing With Myself is both a tale of survival and a celebration of the heady days when punk was born, a compelling and satisfying insider's tale from a man who made music history firsthand

Making a Raft for the Three Billy Goats Gruff

Making a Raft for the Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • Author : Sue Gagliardi
  • Publisher : North Star Editions, Inc.
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2020-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781644932674

Making a Raft for the Three Billy Goats Gruff Book Review:

Readers construct and test their own rafts to help the three billy goats avoid the troll. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, and infographics, this book provides an engaging overview of the science of buoyancy.

Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation

Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation
  • Author : Kristin Van Marter Souers,Pete Hall
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Pages : 206
  • Relase : 2018-12-12
  • ISBN : 9781416626879

Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation Book Review:

In this stirring follow-up to the award-winning Fostering Resilient Learners, Kristin Van Marter Souers and Pete Hall take you to the next level of trauma-invested practice. To get there, they explain, educators need to build a "nest"—a positive learning environment shaped by three new Rs of education: relationship, responsibility, and regulation. Drawing from their extensive experience working with schools, students, and families throughout the country, the authors Explain how to create a culture of safety in which everyone feels valued, important, and capable of learning. Describe the four areas of need—emotional, relational, physical, and control—that drive student behaviors and show how to meet these needs with interventions framed around the new three Rs. Illustrate trauma-invested practices in action through real scenarios that identify students' unmet needs, examine the situation from five stakeholder perspectives, and suggest interventions to support students and their families. Offer opportunities to challenge your beliefs and develop deeper and different ways of thinking about your role in your students' lives. Educators have a unique opportunity to influence students' learning, attitudes, and futures. This book will invigorate your practice and equip you to empower those you serve—whatever their personal histories.

Go, Billy, Go!

Go, Billy, Go!
  • Author : Wiley Blevins
  • Publisher : Red Chair Press
  • Pages : 24
  • Relase : 2015-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781634400053

Go, Billy, Go! Book Review:

Billy is a typical boy who loves to ride his bike and play video games. But when Billy tells his family and friends he wants to be a cheerleader, everyone is surprised and tells him boys don't do that. But Billy practices and practices and when he shows his skills at the big game, everyone knows Billy is really good and are proud of him. All because Billy kept after his goal despite the teasing.

Billy's Camping Trip

Billy's Camping Trip
  • Author : Hannah Ko
  • Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • Pages : 24
  • Relase : 2018-11-16
  • ISBN : 9781643695846

Billy's Camping Trip Book Review:

Billy’s family goes out for camping. When they arrive at the camp ground, they know they forget to bring everything. The house is too far to go back. What should they do?

Tall Tales and Wee Stories

Tall Tales and Wee Stories
  • Author : Billy Connolly
  • Publisher : Two Roads
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2019-10-17
  • ISBN : 9781529361353

Tall Tales and Wee Stories Book Review:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Connolly's raucous run through his life is as furious, funny and foul-mouthed as you'd expect' Sunday Times In December 2018, after fifty years of belly-laughs, energy and outrage, Billy Connolly announced his retirement from live stand-up comedy. It had been an extraordinary career. When he first started out in the late sixties, Billy played the banjo in the folk clubs of Scotland. Between songs, he would improvise a bit, telling anecdotes from the Clyde shipyard where he'd worked. In the process, he made all kinds of discoveries about what audiences found funny, from his own brilliant mimes to the power of speaking irreverently about politics or explicitly about sex. He began to understand the craft of great storytelling. Soon the songs became shorter and the monologues longer, and Billy quickly became recognised as one of the most exciting comedians of his generation. Billy's routines always felt spontaneous. He never wrote scripts, always creating his comedy freshly on stage in the presence of a live audience. A brilliant comic story might be subsequently discarded, adapted or embellished. A quick observation or short anecdote one night, could become a twenty-minute segment by the next night of a tour. Billy always brought a beautiful sense of the absurd to his shows as he riffed on his family, hecklers, swimming in the North Sea or naked bungee jumping. But his comedy can be laced with anger too. He hates pretentiousness and calls out hypocrisy wherever he sees it. His insights about the human condition have shocked many people, while his unique talent and startling appearance on stage gave him license to say anything he damn well pleased about sex, politics or religion. Billy got away with it because he has always had the popular touch. His comedy spans generations and different social tribes in a way that few others have ever managed. Tall Tales and Wee Stories brings together the very best of Billy's storytelling for the first time and includes his most famous routines including, The Last Supper, Jojoba Shampoo, Incontinence Pants and Shouting at Wildebeest. With an introduction and original illustrations by Billy throughout, it is an inspirational, energetic and riotously funny read, and a fitting celebration of our greatest ever comedian.

Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Trauma-Sensitive Schools
  • Author : Susan Craig
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Pages : 147
  • Relase : 2016
  • ISBN : 9780807774533

Trauma-Sensitive Schools Book Review:

Growing evidence supports the important relationship between trauma and academic failure. Along with the failure of “zero tolerance” policies to resolve issues of school safety and a new understanding of children’s disruptive behavior, educators are changing the way they view children’s academic and social problems. In response, the trauma-sensitive schools movement presents a new vision for promoting children’s success. This book introduces this promising approach and provides K–5 education professionals with clear explanations of current research and dozens of practical, creative ideas to help them. Integrating research on children’s neurodevelopment and educational best practices, this important book will build the capacity of teachers and school administrators to successfully manage the behavior of children with symptoms of complex developmental trauma. “Kudos! Susan Craig has done it again. After Reaching and Teaching Children Who Hurt, she has written a book that will help administrators and educators truly make schoolwide trauma sensitivity a regular part of the way their schools are run. A major contribution to education reform.” —Susan Cole, director, Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative, Massachusetts Advocates for Children, and Harvard Law School. “Dr. Craig’s message is clear that promoting self-reflection, self-regulation and integration gives traumatized children the chance at learning that they’re not getting in traditional approaches. And she bravely points out that it’s critical for teachers to recognize the toll that this emotional work can take and the need for self-care. Being mindful of both the importance of trauma sensitive systems and the enormity of the task of helping vulnerable children build resilience is so critical for everyone working with and caring for our children.” —Julie Beem, MBA, Executive Director of the Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc.

Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Author : Wilson Rawls
  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2011-01-12
  • ISBN : 9780307781567

Where the Red Fern Grows Book Review:

A beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between man and man’s best friend. Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two, dogs. So when he’s finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his own—Old Dan and Little Ann—he’s ecstatic. It doesn’t matter that times are tough; together they’ll roam the hills of the Ozarks. Soon Billy and his hounds become the finest hunting team in the valley. Stories of their great achievements spread throughout the region, and the combination of Old Dan’s brawn, Little Ann’s brains, and Billy’s sheer will seems unbeatable. But tragedy awaits these determined hunters—now friends—and Billy learns that hope can grow out of despair, and that the seeds of the future can come from the scars of the past. Praise for Where the Red Fern Grows A Top 100 Children’s Novel, School Library Journal's A Fuse #8 Production A Must-Read for Kids 9 to 14, NPR Winner of Multiple State Awards Over 7 million copies in print! “Very touching.” —The New York Times Book Review “One of the great classics of children’s literature . . . Any child who doesn’t get to read this beloved and powerfully emotional book has missed out on an important piece of childhood for the last 40-plus years.” —Common Sense Media “An exciting tale of love and adventure you’ll never forget.” —School Library Journal “A book of unadorned naturalness.” —Kirkus Reviews “Written with so much feeling and sentiment that adults as well as children are drawn [in] with a passion.” —Arizona Daily Star “It’s a story about a young boy and his two hunting dogs and . . . I can’t even go on without getting a little misty.” —The Huffington Post “We tear up just thinking about it.” —Time on the film adaptation