The Kid Who Ran for President

The Kid Who Ran for President
Author: Dan Gutman
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN: 0545355656
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kid Who Ran for President Book Excerpt:

Just in time for election season, Dan Gutman's hugely popular THE KID WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT is back. Humor, adventure, and excitement will draw kids into the world of elections and politics."Hi! My name is Judson Moon. I'm 12 years old and I'm running for President of the YOU-nited States."So begins this fast-paced, funny, and surprising account of a boy's run for the Oval Office in the year 2000. Under the tutelage of Lane, his brainy friend and self-appointed campaign manager, the affable sixth-grader from Madison, Wisconsin, takes on the Democrats and Republicans as a Third Party candidate who can make waves. "Grown-ups have had the last one thousand years to mess up the world," Judd tells a reporter. "Now it's our turn."

The Kid who Became President

The Kid who Became President
Author: Dan Gutman
Publsiher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Total Pages: 215
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780590023764
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kid who Became President Book Excerpt:

In the sequel to The Kid Who Ran for President, Judson Moon--at age 12--is dodging assassination attempts and facing off with a crazed South American dictator after he wins the 2000 presidential election. Original.

Election

Election
Author: Dan Gutman
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2012-08-21
ISBN: 1453261753
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Election Book Excerpt:

A fun, funny, and informative guide to the weird world of American politics How does the president get his job? How do people know who will win an election before everybody’s voted? Do the candidates hate each other? Dan Gutman takes on his strangest subject ever: the American political system. Reaching through history from the days of the founding fathers to today’s voting system, Gutman tackles complex subjects in a clear, easy-to-understand way. Even grown-ups will find something in here that they’ve never learned before. Politics are a crazy game, and with Dan Gutman teaching you the rules, you’re going to have a blast learning how to play.

Making the Match

Making the Match
Author: Teri S. Lesesne
Publsiher: Stenhouse Publishers
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1571103813
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making the Match Book Excerpt:

Provides a guide to encouraging reading in teenagers and young adults, focusing on knowing the readers, the books, and the strategies for motivating students to read and assess their reading.

The Kid Who Became President

The Kid Who Became President
Author: Dan Gutman
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN: 0545355648
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kid Who Became President Book Excerpt:

"My fellow Americans, When I was running for President, I said you should vote for me because I didn't know anything about politics . . . or how to raise taxes . . . or how to ruin the economy. I didn't know how to get us into a war. I said you should vote for me because I didn't know anything. Well, that was two months ago, and I'm very proud to say that . . . I still don't know anything. Let's face it: I'm a kid. I'm going to need a lot of help. Here's the deal I offer America: I'll help all of you if you all help me!"

99 Jumpstarts for Kids

99 Jumpstarts for Kids
Author: Peggy Whitley,Susan Williams Goodwin
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1563089564
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

99 Jumpstarts for Kids Book Excerpt:

Teaches a basic note-taking process and gives specific source ideas and subject headings for a variety of topics. Grades 3-8.

The Presidents We Imagine

The Presidents We Imagine
Author: Jeff Smith
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2009-03-19
ISBN: 0299231836
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Presidents We Imagine Book Excerpt:

In such popular television series as The West Wing and 24, in thrillers like Tom Clancy’s novels, and in recent films, plays, graphic novels, and internet cartoons, America has been led by an amazing variety of chief executives. Some of these are real presidents who have been fictionally reimagined. Others are “might-have-beens” like Philip Roth’s President Charles Lindbergh. Many more have never existed except in some storyteller’s mind. In The Presidents We Imagine, Jeff Smith examines the presidency’s ever-changing place in the American imagination. Ranging across different media and analyzing works of many kinds, some familiar and some never before studied, he explores the evolution of presidential fictions, their central themes, the impact on them of new and emerging media, and their largely unexamined role in the nation’s real politics. Smith traces fictions of the presidency from the plays and polemics of the eighteenth century—when the new office was born in what Alexander Hamilton called “the regions of fiction”—to the digital products of the twenty-first century, with their seemingly limitless user-defined ways of imagining the world’s most important political figure. Students of American culture and politics, as well as readers interested in political fiction and film, will find here a colorful, indispensable guide to the many surprising ways Americans have been “representing” presidents even as those presidents have represented them. “Especially timely in an era when media image-mongering increasingly shapes presidential politics.”—Paul S. Boyer, series editor “Smith's understanding of the sociopolitical realities of US history is impressive; likewise his interpretations of works of literature and popular culture. . . .In addition to presenting thoughtful analysis, the book is also fun. Readers will enjoy encounters with, for example, The Beggar's Opera, Duck Soup, Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward, Philip Roth's Plot against America, the comedic campaigns of W. C. Fields for President and Pogo for President, and presidential fictions that continue up to the last President Bush. . . . His writing is fluid and conversational, but every page reveals deep understanding and focus. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers.”—CHOICE

The Kids Complete Guide to Elections

The Kids  Complete Guide to Elections
Author: Emma Carlson Berne,Cari Meister,Nel Yomtov
Publsiher: Capstone Press
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2020
ISBN: 1496666593
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kids Complete Guide to Elections Book Excerpt:

What's a ballot? Can you dance at a politcal party? And what do a donkey and an elephant have to do with it all? Election Day is coming up and with it comes a lot of questions about the U.S. electoral process. From campaigns and politcal parties to voting, kids can find out all about our elections.

Too Young to Run

Too Young to Run
Author: John Seery
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN: 0271056800
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Too Young to Run Book Excerpt:

Under the Constitution of the United States, those with political ambitions who aspire to serve in the federal government must be at least twenty-five to qualify for membership in the House of Representatives, thirty to run for the Senate, and thirty-five to become president. What is the justification for these age thresholds, and is it time to consider changing them? In this provocative and lively book, John Seery presents the case for a constitutional amendment to lower the age barrier to eighteen, the same age at which citizens become eligible to vote. He divides his argument into three sections. In a historical chapter, he traces the way in which the age qualifications became incorporated in the Constitution in the first place. In a theoretical chapter, he analyzes the normative arguments for office eligibility as a democratic right and liberty. And in a political chapter, he ruminates about the real-world consequences of passing such an amendment and the prospects for its passage. Finally, in a postscript, he argues that younger citizens in particular ought to be exposed to this fundamental issue in civics.

Getting Tricky

Getting Tricky
Author: Scarlett Finn
Publsiher: Moriona Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Tricky Book Excerpt:

Standing at the altar with Nairn Strickland, Lyla Malloy knows that her quiet life is a thing of the past. For the next three months anyway. Taking part in a reality TV show was so unlike her, but that was sort of the point. Lyla laughs, she cries, and she feels more than she ever has in her life. Trick’s more than the cocky, handsy, late-night TV personality he plays so well. So much more. It doesn’t take long for him to begin schooling her in life’s pleasures… including the most intimate ones. Warning: Contains explicit language and imagery. Suitable only for ages 18 and over. KEYWORDS: friends to lovers, opposites attract, arranged marriage, forced proximity, married at first sight, romcom racy & risque, steamy celebrity romance, celebrity groom, steamy, reality TV, dorky heroine, celebrity, TV, geek, playboy, secret romance, marriage of convenience, sassy, hot read, fun book, summer read, romcom, beach book, reality TV marriage, fame, good girl, opposites attract, studio pressure, fake, friendship, quirky romance, contemporary romance, flirtation, sexual chemistry, funny, roommates, nightclubs, nightlife, events, press, media, real life, star, workplace, humorous, romantic, love sexy, marriage, wedding, alpha males, good girl first love, friendship secret relationship, office romance, colleagues, hea standalone, sensuous romance, nerdy heroine, friends to lovers, romcom wedding, workplace romance fake, fun read, sexy book, nerdy heroine intelligent female protagonist, funny charming hero, reformed playboy, jealous good girl bad boy steamy romance, slow burn, urban friendship, racy & risque, teasing, flirting, hea KEYWORDS: opposites attract, reality TV marriage, arranged marriage, celebrity groom, good girl, geek, dorky heroine, playboy, fame, forced proximity, fake, friendship, quirky romance, contemporary romance, romcom, flirtation, sexual chemistry, steamy, funny, roommates, nightclubs, nightlife, studio pressure, events, press, media, real life, beach book, secret romance.

The Kid

The Kid
Author: Ben Bradlee Jr.
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2013-12-03
ISBN: 0316084484
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kid Book Excerpt:

From acclaimed journalist Ben Bradlee Jr. comes the epic biography of Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams that baseball fans have been waiting for. Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit more than 500 home runs has a higher career batting average. Those totals would have been even higher if Williams had not left baseball for nearly five years in the prime of his career to serve as a Marine pilot in WWII and Korea. He hit home runs farther than any player before him -- and traveled a long way himself, as Ben Bradlee, Jr.'s grand biography reveals. Born in 1918 in San Diego, Ted would spend most of his life disguising his Mexican heritage. During his 22 years with the Boston Red Sox, Williams electrified crowds across America -- and shocked them, too: His notorious clashes with the press and fans threatened his reputation. Yet while he was a God in the batter's box, he was profoundly human once he stepped away from the plate. His ferocity came to define his troubled domestic life. While baseball might have been straightforward for Ted Williams, life was not. The Kid is biography of the highest literary order, a thrilling and honest account of a legend in all his glory and human complexity. In his final at-bat, Williams hit a home run. Bradlee's marvelous book clears the fences, too.

I Thought It Was All About the Kids

I Thought It Was All About the Kids
Author: Coach Scooter Stevens
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2016-12-31
ISBN: 1524657700
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Thought It Was All About the Kids Book Excerpt:

In his first book, Its All About the Kids, author and youth baseball coach Scooter Stevens presented an entertaining compilation of fictional stories based on actual events detailing humorous, lighthearted, and sometimes unsettling stories about the ever-present dark side of youth baseball. Now comes his second book, I Thought It Was All About the Kids, which contains additional fictional stories based on actual events recalling his and others experiences coaching youth baseball. Although the endearing and loveable stories are still prevalent in his new bookI Thought It Was All About the Kidsparental expectations, competitive pressures, and the ever-present adult manipulation led to an increased number of contentious tales from the dark side as the players grew older in age. Join Coach Scooter Stevens through his journey coaching youth baseball in I Thought It Was All About the Kids!

Funny Boy Meets the Dumbbell Dentist from Deimos with Dangerous Dental Decay

Funny Boy Meets the Dumbbell Dentist from Deimos  with Dangerous Dental Decay
Author: Dan Gutman
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2012-12-04
ISBN: 145326115X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Funny Boy Meets the Dumbbell Dentist from Deimos with Dangerous Dental Decay Book Excerpt:

Funny Boy faces his biggest threat yet—a plaque attack! Funny Boy’s super-powered sense of humor has saved the world from airsick aliens, bubble-brained barbers, and a chain of chitchatting cheeses. It’s even won him the love of his life: Tupper Camembert. But this riddle-flinging superhero’s work is far from over. When the president of the United States is summoned for a cleaning with Dr. Denny the dentist, he knows something is wrong—he doesn’t even have an appointment! This is a job for Funny Boy, who must once again use every joke in his arsenal to destroy the evil dentist villain and his hygienist henchmen. But does Funny Boy know enough dentist jokes to save the planet from an invasion of plaque? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dan Gutman including rare images from the author’s personal collection. Funny Boy Meets the Dumbbell Dentist from Deimos (with Dangerous Dental Decay) is the 4th book in Funny Boy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
Author: United States. President
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Presidents
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States Book Excerpt:

"Containing the public messages, speeches, and statements of the President", 1956-1992.

The Winners Handbook

The Winners  Handbook
Author: Judy Freeman
Publsiher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Winners Handbook Book Excerpt:

Judy Freeman has developed a comprehensive handbook with thoroughly annotated lists of the 2008's best children's books, lesson plans, teacher's guides, stories, songs, and Internet resources. Grades K-6. The WINNERS! Handbook starts with an extensive booklist of Judy's 100 best books of 2008, including many of the big award winners. (If you own Judy's Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3, it follows the same format. Indeed, you can consider the new The WINNERS! Handbook the first update to that book.) Each entry includes a meaty and thoughtful annotation, a germ (a series of practical, do-able, useful, pithy ideas for reading, writing, and illustrating prompts and other activities across the curriculum); a useful list of exemplary related titles; and subject designations for each title to ascertain where the book might fit thematically into your curricular plan or program. There's also a title, author, and subject index for easy access. You find scores of useful and fun ideas, activities, lessons, and ways you can incorporate literature into every aspect of your day and your life. From story hour to school curriculum tie-ins, the many connections include strategies for comprehension, critical thinking skills, research, and problem-solving; games, crafts, songs, plenty of great across-the-curriculum poetry, creative drama and Reader's Theater, storytelling, booktalking, and book discussion. Most of the books included are fabulous read-alouds, read-alones, and natural choices for Guided Reading, Literature Circles, or Book Clubs. Grades K-6.

The Funny Boy Adventures

The Funny Boy Adventures
Author: Dan Gutman
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2013-11-18
ISBN: 1480466158
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Funny Boy Adventures Book Excerpt:

A special four-in-one edition of Dan Gutman’s hilarious and delightful Funny Boy series In Funny Boy Meets the Airsick Alien from Andromeda, Funny Boy—a smart-aleck from the planet Crouton with the galaxy’s best sense of humor—shoots his brother with a spitball, and his parents strap him into a spaceship and blast him to Earth. Things get strange right away. A planet-gobbling alien is about to attack his new home, and Funny Boy doesn’t have any weapons besides a talking dog and a razor-sharp wit. In Funny Boy Versus the Bubble-Brained Barbers from the Big Bang, Funny Boy, just like Superman, has mastered the powers he gained when he landed on Earth. He’s not super strong or super fast, but his super sense of humor lets him crack jokes faster than a speeding bullet. Now he must face the least hilarious thing in the universe: the first day of school. As he tries to fit in among his human peers, Funny Boy learns that three intergalactic barbers have come to steal every strand of hair on Earth. He’ll have to dust off his freshest material to stop them, because everybody knows there’s nothing funny about a bad haircut. In Funny Boy Takes on the Chit-Chatting Cheeses from Chattanooga, the nation’s cattle have gotten too smart for their own good. Tired of letting humans steal their milk, American cows have gone on strike. This is trouble for anybody who likes cheese. Funny Boy is mourning the cheese shortage when five giant cheeses fall on Wisconsin, and then begin to talk. The cheeses are aliens from the faraway planet Chattanooga, and they have come to stop the shortage. The country’s woe is ended, but something about the aliens’ story stinks worse than month-old Muenster. It will take Funny Boy and his galactic sense of humor to curdle these curds before America starts to spoil. And in Funny Boy Meets the Dumbbell Dentist from Deimos (with Dangerous Dental Decay), Funny Boy’s super-powered sense of humor has won him the love of his life: Tupper Camembert. But this riddle-flinging superhero’s work is far from over. When the president of the United States is summoned for a cleaning with Dr. Denny the dentist, he knows something is wrong—he doesn’t even have an appointment! This is a job for Funny Boy, who must once again use every joke in his arsenal to destroy the evil dentist villain and his hygienist henchmen.

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States William J Clinton 2000 2001

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States  William J  Clinton  2000 2001
Author: Clinton, William J.
Publsiher: Best Books on
Total Pages: 838
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN: 1623768195
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States William J Clinton 2000 2001 Book Excerpt:

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 724
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents Book Excerpt:

The Boy Who Runs

The Boy Who Runs
Author: John Brant
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-08-16
ISBN: 0553392166
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Runs Book Excerpt:

In the tradition of Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation by way of Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run, this is the inspirational true story of the Ugandan boy soldier who became a world-renowned runner, then found his calling as director of a world-renowned African children’s charity. “Julius can’t remember who first saw the men. He heard no warning sounds—no dog barking or twig snapping. Until this point, events had moved too swiftly for Julius to be afraid, but now panic seized him. In another instant, he realized that his old life was finished.” Thus begins the extraordinary odyssey of Julius Achon, a journey that takes a barefoot twelve-year-old boy from a village in northern Uganda to the rebel camp of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army, where he was made a boy soldier, and then, miraculously, to a career as one of the world’s foremost middle-distance runners. But when a devastating tragedy prevents Julius from pursuing the gold at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, he is once again set adrift and forced to forge a new path for himself, finally finding his true calling as an internationally recognized humanitarian. Today, Julius is the director of the Achon Uganda Children’s Fund, a charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life in rural Uganda through access to healthcare, education, and athletics. While pursuing his destiny, Julius encounters a range of unforgettable characters who variously befriend and betray him: the demonic Joseph Kony, a “world-class warlord”; John Cook, a brilliant and eccentric U.S. track coach; Jim Fee, an American businessman who helps Julius build a state-of-the-art medical center deep in the Ugandan bush; and finally Kristina, Julius’s mother, whose own tragic journey forms the pivot for this spellbinding narrative of love, loss, suffering, and redemption. Written by award-winning sportswriter John Brant, The Boy Who Runs is an empowering tale of obstacles overcome, challenges met, and light wrested from darkness. It’s a story about forging your true path and finding your higher purpose—even when the road ahead bends in unexpected directions. Advance praise for The Boy Who Runs “Brant proves again why he is one of our best sportswriters, masterfully weaving a compelling narrative of an African country at war, along with the transformation of a young man from athlete to humanitarian. . . . [Achon’s] life story is a shining example of the Olympic spirit.”—Booklist (starred review) “Fantastic . . . Brant does a beautiful job of chronicling the tension. . . . Indeed, his work is first-rate throughout the book, and it makes for a read-in-one-sitting story.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Inspiring . . . Achon’s difficult journey as an athlete and humanitarian reveals how sport can provide a valuable avenue of hope for those seeking to rise above tragic circumstances.”—Library Journal “This is an astonishing story about an amazing athlete who outruns not only the grinding poverty and deprivation of the Ugandan bush but brutal war and imminent death, then dedicates himself to saving his family and friends. This man has the heart of a lion. I couldn’t put this book down.”—John L. Parker, Jr., author of Once a Runner “An instant classic . . . John Brant has given us an epic, moving, and ultimately hopeful story about the power of sport and friendship to transcend boundaries and make the world a better place.”—Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent Code

Ted the Kid

Ted the Kid
Author: John Holway
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2005-08
ISBN: 1418436445
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ted the Kid Book Excerpt:

Ted Williams is perhaps the most fascinating, the most controversial - yes, and possibly the greatest - figure in American sports history. Only Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, and Michael Jordan stand on a pedestal with him. It is sad that millions of young people know only what they have read of his death. This book is not about his death. It is about his life. Ted Williams was an enigma, who just wouldn't fit into a mold. The Boston press once took a poll to name the least cooperative, most temperamental, most generous, and most cooperative players on the Red Sox. Williams came in first in every category. I knew Ted Williams for 45 years, beginning in 1957, and saw him play for 20, beginning in 1941. This has given me a unique box seat to this amazing chapter of Americana. To me he is the Beethoven and Monet of baseball. But why another Ted Williams book? Ted is already the subject of a large and growing hagiography of excellent and readable books. His own My Turn At Bat is one of the most engaging autobiographies in sports literature. I made a modest contribution in 1991 with The Last 400 Hitter, about his magnificent season of 1941. Each biography draws on different sources. They are like the blind men who clutch different parts of an elephant. Each adds to the mosaic, as each gropes to discover this ebullient yet elusive and enigmatic man. In the present work I have tapped hitherto untapped sources in hopes of presenting the most complete story yet assembled of an amazing Renaissance man. Based on half a century of research, I have examined this many-sided genius from as many new angles as possible, hoping to paint the Cromwellian portrait that he himself would have wanted, warts and all. Ted and I spent hours probing his memory for games and players now largely lost to living memory. Beginning 20 years ago I also probed the memories of dozens of men, many now gone, who played with and against