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Around the World in Eighty Days
Jules Verne, Brian W. Aldiss, Michael Glencross
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
Karen Foxlee
OPEN
David Price
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
Sam Kean
Teaching Visual Literacy: Using Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anime, Cartoons, and More to Develop Comprehension and Thinking Skills
Nancy Frey
Engaging the Eye Generation: Visual Literacy Strategies for the K-5 Classroom
Johanna Riddle
Visual Literacy: Learn to See, See to Learn
Lynell Burmark
Ida B. . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World - Katherine Hannigan Ida B. lives a good life. Her parents rescue her from the mean teacher, opting to home-school her instead. The family lives on an expansive farm, with plenty of trees. There is a never ending supply on fun available to Ida B., most of which she manufactures using her brilliant imagination. Then one day everything changes. Mom is diagnosed with cancer and it becomes painfully clear that this one little word seeps into every aspect of Ida B.'s life, altering it in ways she does not like. This book looks at a family crisis through the eyes of an honest and bold fourth grade girl. We see her struggling to deal with a suddenly quiet home, distant parents, re-entering school, and the loss of dear "friends."