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  • Full House

    by Maeve Binchy ...
    A fantastic Maeve Binchy - written specially for the World Book Day Quick Reads promotion.Dee loves her children very much, but now they are all grown up, shouldn't they leave home?Rosie moved out when she got married, but it didn't work out, so now she is back with her parents. Helen is a teacher, and doesn't earn enough for a place of her own. Anthony writes songs, and is just waiting for the ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Star Sullivan

    Maeve Binchy's highly successful Quick Read.'She is the Queen of Fiction and one of the funniest and best-loved storytellers in the world . . . once you read Maeve you are hooked for life' IRISH TIMES'Maeve Binchy's work continues to inspire ... thought-provoking, warm and funny in equal measure' WOMANMolly Sullivan said that the new baby was a little star. She was no trouble at all and she was ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • The Hangman

    by Louise Penny ...
    On a cold November morning, a jogger runs through the woods in the peaceful Quebec village of Three Pines. On his run, he finds a dead man hanging from a tree. The dead man was a guest at the local Inn and Spa. He might have been looking for peace and quiet, but something else found him. Something horrible. Did the man take his own life? Or was he murdered? Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called ... Read more

    $4.79 AUD

  • Home Invasion

    by Joy Fielding ...
    series Good Reads
    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. Kathy Brown suddenly wakes up. Was that a noise in the house, or part of her dream? In her dream, Kathy was about to kiss Michael, her high school boyfriend. Her husband, Jack, lies beside her, snoring. Michael is exciting. Jack is boring. When Kathy hears the ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Today Everything Changes

    Quick Read

    by Andy McNab ...
    Abandoned as a baby, Andy McNab's start in life was tough. He grew up in South London with foster parents, and poverty around him on all sides.Andy attended seven schools in as many years, disillusioned and in remedial classes. It wasn't long before his life was one of petty crime. By the age of sixteen, he was in juvenile detention.Recruited into the Army from there, it soon became clear that he ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • How to Read a Book

    With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material.A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed ZakariaOriginally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Planet Word

    Unravel the mysteries of language with J.P. Davidson's remarkable Planet Word.'The way you speak is who you are and the tones of your voice and the tricks of your emailing and tweeting and letter-writing, can be recognised unmistakably in the minds of those who know and love you.' Stephen FryFrom feral children to fairy-tale princesses, secrets codes, invented languages - even a language that was ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish

    A Creative and Proven Approach

    Learn the basics of the Spanish language with this easy-to-use guide featuring original illustrations by Andy Warhol—from one of America's most prominent language teachers.Read, write, and speak Spanish in only a few short weeks! Even the most reluctant learner will be astonished at the ease and effeciveness of Margarita Madrigal’s unique method of teaching a foreign language. Completely ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Shipwreck

    series Good Reads
    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. A retired police detective tells a story from his family's history. On a cold winter morning in 1873, a crowd gathers on the shore of a Nova Scotia fishing village. A stormy sea has thrown a ship onto the rocks. The villagers work bravely to save the ship's crew. ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Because Internet

    Understanding how language is changing

    THE ACCLAIMED NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.Have you ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message? Wondered where memes came from? Fret no more: Because Internet is the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are.'McCulloch is such a disarming writer - lucid, friendly, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Time Management (Collins Business Secrets)

    by Martin Manser ...
    series Collins Business Secrets
    The time management secrets that experts and top professionals use.Get results fast with this quick, easy guide to the fundamentals of Time Management.Includes how to:• Identify your biggest priorities and find time to achieve them• Deal with the biggest hidden time-wasters• Communicate effectively with colleagues and clients• Cope with information overload• Take control of your inbox and ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Stalker

    series Good Reads
    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. Early one Saturday morning, Mike's phone rings."Nice day for a little kayak trip, eh?" says the deep, echoing voice. "But I wouldn't go out if I were you." Mike's business is guiding visitors on kayak tours around the islands off the west coast. This weekend, he'll ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

    'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Literacies

    With the rise of new technologies and media, the way we communicate is rapidly changing. Literacies provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy pedagogy within today's new media environment. It focuses not only on reading and writing, but also on other modes of communication, including oral, visual, audio, gestural and spatial. This focus is designed to supplement, not replace, the ... Read more

    $72.04 AUD

  • Literacies

    With the rise of new technologies and media, the way we communicate is rapidly changing. Literacies provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy pedagogy within today's new media environment. It focuses not only on reading and writing, but also on other modes of communication, including oral, visual, audio, gestural and spatial. This focus is designed to supplement, not replace, the ... Read more

    $53.34 AUD

  • In From the Cold

    by Deborah Ellis ...
    series Good Reads
    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. Rose and her daughter Hazel are on the run in a big city. During the day, Rose and Hazel live in a shack hidden in the bushes. At night, they look for food in garbage bins. In the summer, living in the shack was like an adventure for Hazel. But now, winter is ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Visible Learning for Literacy, Grades K-12

    Implementing the Practices That Work Best to Accelerate Student Learning

    series Corwin Literacy #12
    "Every student deserves a great teacher, not by chance, but by design" — Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, & John HattieWhat if someone slipped you a piece of paper listing the literacy practices that ensure students demonstrate more than a year’s worth of learning for a year spent in school? Would you keep the paper or throw it away?We think you’d keep it. And that’s precisely why acclaimed educators ... Read more

    $45.86 AUD

  • Origins of the Specious

    Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language

    Do you cringe when a talking head pronounces “niche” as NITCH? Do you get bent out of shape when your teenager begins a sentence with “and”? Do you think British spellings are more “civilised” than the American versions? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’re myth-informed.In Origins of the Specious, word mavens Patricia T. O’Conner and Stewart Kellerman reveal why some of grammar’s ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • In the Land of Invented Languages

    Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build A Perfect Language

    by Arika Okrent ...
    Here is the captivating story of humankind’s enduring quest to build a better language—and overcome the curse of Babel. Just about everyone has heard of Esperanto, which was nothing less than one man’s attempt to bring about world peace by means of linguistic solidarity. And every Star Trek fan knows about Klingon. But few people have heard of Babm, Blissymbolics, Loglan (not to be confused with ... Read more

    $21.66 AUD $15.17 AUD

  • Building Great Sentences

    How to Write the Kinds of Sentences You Love to Read

    by Brooks Landon ...
    Based on the bestselling series from The Great Courses, Building Great Sentences celebrates the sheer joy of language—and will forever change the way you read and write.Great writing begins with the sentence. Whether it’s two words (“Jesus wept.”) or William Faulkner’s 1,287-word sentence in Absalom! Absalom!, sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

    The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous editions. The original was composed by William Strunk Jr., in 1918, and published by Harcourt, in 1920, comprising eight "elementary rules of usage", ten "elementary principles of composition", "a few matters of form", a list of 49 "words and expressions commonly misused", and a list of 57 "words often ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Secondary English

    Subject and Method

    Secondary English: Subject and Method is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of teaching English in secondary schools for pre-service teachers. Written by highly accomplished teachers of subject English, the book's practical approach to language, literacy and literature, fosters the skills of assessment, unit planning and teaching strategies. With detailed consideration of ... Read more

    $54.22 AUD

  • Missing

    by Frances Itani ...
    series Good Reads
    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. Missing is based on a true story. Luc Caron lives in northern France during World War I. One day, he sees three airplanes fighting in the sky. Luc watches in horror as a plane flips over and the pilot falls to his death. Luc is the only witness. The Greenwoods own ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • How to Say It, Third Edition

    Choice Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Paragraphs for Every Situation

    **For anyone who has ever searched for the right word at a crucial moment, the revised third edition of this bestselling guide offers a smart and succinct way to say everythingOne million copies sold!**How to Say It® provides clear and practical guidance for what to say--and what not to say--in any situation. Covering everything from business correspondence to personal letters, this is the perfect ... Read more

    $21.22 AUD $8.57 AUD