The Boys' Book: How to Be the Best at Everything

Author: Dominique Enright,Guy MacDonald,Scholastic

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 054534297X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 3711

A spiffy guide to anything and everything a boy needs to know! How to do almost anything in one handy book. Found yourself in a sticky situation? Inside you'll learn how to escape quicksand (p. 40), build a raft (p.41), start a survival fire (p.99), or fly a helicopter (p. 11). Want to impress your friends? Now you can rip a phonebook in half (p. 35), hypnotize a chicken (p. 56), or read their minds (p. 73). Boring Saturday afternoon? Not anymore when you find out how to make a waterbomb (p. 79), a boomerang (p. 95), or a volcano (p. 88). And loads of other keen things you need to know how to do!

Raising Boys

Why Boys Are Different - and How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men

Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 0307834042

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 7351

A friendly and practical guide to the stages and issues in boys'¬? development from birth to manhood. From award-winning psychologist Steve Biddulph comes an expanded and updated edition of RAISING BOYS, his international best seller published in 14 countries. His complete guide for parents, educators, and relatives includes chapters on testosterone, sports, and how boys' and girls' brains differ. With gentle humor and proven wisdom, RAISING BOYS focuses on boys' unique developmental needs to help them be happy and healthy at every stage of life.

The Boy Book

A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them

Author: E. Lockhart

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0375848800

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6838

From E. Lockhart, author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestseller We Were Liars, which John Green called "utterly unforgettable," comes The Boy Book, the second book in the uproarious and heartwarming Ruby Oliver novels. Here is how things stand at the beginning of newly-licensed driver Ruby Oliver's junior year at Tate Prep: • Kim: Not speaking. But far away in Tokyo. • Cricket: Not speaking. • Nora: Speaking--sort of. Chatted a couple times this summer when they bumped into each other outside of school--once shopping in the U District, and once in the Elliot Bay Bookstore. But she hadn't called Ruby, or anything. • Noel: Didn't care what anyone thinks. • Meghan: Didn't have any other friends. • Dr. Z: Speaking. • And Jackson. The big one. Not speaking. But, by Winter Break, a new job, an unlikely but satisfying friend combo, additional entries to The Boy Book and many difficult decisions help Ruby to see that there is, indeed, life outside the Tate Universe. From the Hardcover edition.

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Author: Kevin Henkes

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688128971

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 1060

Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can't wait until sharing time, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. Lilly's fury leads to revenge and then to remorse and she sets out to make amends. Lilly, the star of Chester's Way and Julius, the Baby of the World, is back. And this time she has her name in the title - something she's wanted all along. If you thought Lilly was funny before, you are in for a treat. So hurry up and start reading. Lilly can't wait for you to find out more about her.

One of the Boys

A Novel

Author: Daniel Magariel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501156160

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 1623

"A riveting and emotionally harrowing debut about two young brothers and their physically and psychologically abusive father--One of the Boys is 160 perfect, stunning pages by a major new talent"--

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393244660

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 9642

Argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets.

Being Boys; Being Girls: Learning Masculinities And Femininities

Learning masculinities and femininities

Author: Paechter, Carrie

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335219748

Category: Education

Page: 179

View: 7211

This book is about how boys and girls learn to be men and women. Drawing on a wide range of studies, the author examines how masculinities and femininities are developed and understood by children and young people, in families, in schools, and with their peers.

Just Boys Doing Business?

Men, Masculinities and Crime

Author: Tim Newburn,Elizabeth A. Stanko

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415093200

Category: Law

Page: 290

View: 2561

The first collection to discuss the relationship between masculinity. Drawing together leading experts from three continents such areas as as policing, prisons, violence on women, homicide, white collar crime and male victimisation.

The Boys in the Boat

Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Author: Daniel James Brown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101622741

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 2299

The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36” For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Men and the Boys

Author: R. W. Connell,Raewyn Connell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520228696

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

View: 2162

"This book breaks new ground and expands the discourse on masculinities. Connell is an energetic scholar whose eclectic internationalist, sociological, historical, and even psychoanalytic perspectives are important to hear. Probably no other scholar writing on masculinity has such a broad grasp."--Tim Beneke, author of Proving Manhood "Connell has provided a much needed nudge to current scholarship on masculinities by showing the way toward larger global theorization. The Men and the Boys is an outstanding work that will be very well received."--Michael A. Messner, University of Southern California "Bob Connell is arguably the most influential male social scientist writing about masculinities today. And this colection of essays shows him in top form. Connell is a most adept theorist who can synthesize micro and macro, structural and personal, individual bodies and the body social, and, even more ambitiously, the global and--literally!--the microbial. This is a truly important book."-- Michael Kimmel, author of Manhood in America and The Gendered Society "Bob Connell is the most fertile, astute and influential analyst of the myriad and messy meanings of masculinities on the planet. The Men and the Boys boldly extends the scope, depth and power of the foundational work he laid in Masculinities to address the most urgent and difficult questions about global gender and injustice of our time. Dare I label it a heroic work?"--Judith Stacey, author of Brave New Families

The Boys

The Story of 732 Young Concentration Camp Survivors

Author: Martin Gilbert

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805044034

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 3907

Relates the experiences of a group of Jews, male and female, from Poland and Hungary who survived the concentration camps as teenagers

All American Boys

Author: Jason Reynolds,Brendan Kiely

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481463330

Category: JUVENILE FICTION

Page: 316

View: 5478

When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.

Boys Should Be Boys

7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons

Author: Meg Meeker

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 1596980575

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 287

View: 5039

A guide to raising boys discusses encouragement, spending time together, the role of outdoor activites, rules, virtue, and adressing important issues.

Wilder Boys

Author: Brandon Wallace

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481432648

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9154

To evade their mother's abusive boyfriend, brothers Jake, 13, and Taylor, 11, venture from the suburbs of Pittsburgh toward the wilds of Wyoming in search of the father they have not seen in four years, using their wilderness skills to survive against both natural and human dangers. Includes wilderness tips. Simultaneous eBook.

Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

Author: Deborah Hopkinson

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 0307983218

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 8868

This Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book and ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book provides a riveting brick-by-brick account of how one of the most amazing accomplishments in American architecture came to be. It’s 1930 and times are tough for Pop and his son. But look! On the corner of 34th Street and 5th Avenue, a building straight and simple as a pencil is being built in record time. Hundreds of men are leveling, shoveling, hauling. They’re hoisting 60,000 tons of steal, stacking 10 million bricks, eating lunch in the clouds. And when they cut ribbon and the crowds rush in, the boy and his father will be among the first to zoom up to the top of the tallest building in the world and see all of Manhattan spread at their feet.

Boys, Beauty and Betrayal

Author: Jc Conrad-Ellis

Publisher: Nightengale Press

ISBN: 1933449608

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 5319

Tanisha wants what most teenage girls want: an A on her math test, a boyfriend, new jeans and a mother who doesn t pop pills. In Boys, Beauty & Betrayal, you ll meet fourteen year old Tanisha Carlson and her friends at Battle Creek Junior High School: Maria, Lori, Rashanda, Grace and Justine. Witty, smart and moderately popular, the fabric of Tanisha s world is woven together by a complex thread of secrets and lies. Her teen drama intensifies when she faces rejection from the boy she likes and a cat fight with her best friend. Hiding behind her Mona Lisa crooked smile is another secret that Tanisha fears will destroy her middle school standing. Yet, like most adolescent girls, Tanisha is determined to fake her way to fabulousness without snapping like a twig in her worn designer jeans. In this novel, Tanisha learns the true meaning of friendship, realizes that the world is not black and white, and begins to find herself in the process. Readers will enjoy part one in this coming of age series with all of its surprising twists and turns."

For the Good of the Children

A History of the Boys and Girls Republic

Author: Gay Pitman Zieger

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814330869

Category: History

Page: 259

View: 9366

The story of a notable children's institution founded at the turn of the twentieth century, this book looks at the lives of troubled children and those who helped them, and illuminates major shifts in America's child welfare system.

Bringing Up Boys

Author: James C. Dobson

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414341477

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 5297

2002 Gold Medallion Award winner! Sensible advice and caring encouragement on raising boys from the nation's most trusted parenting expert, Dr.James Dobson. With so much confusion about the role of men in our society, it's no wonder so many parents and teachers are at a loss about how to bring up boys. Our culture has vilified masculinity and, as a result, boys are suffering. Parents, teachers, and others involved in shaping the character of boys have lots of questions. In Bringing Up Boys, Dr. Dobson tackles these questions and offers advice and encouragement based on a firm foundation of biblical principles.