Make numbers concrete and boost must-know counting skills with this charming collection of 16 illustrated, read-aloud storybooks that teach the numbers 1 to 10, 30, 100, skip counting, simple addition, and so much more! Each tale focuses on a different number or skill, enabling children to explore it in the form of an engaging story, an interactive hide-and-seek page, AND a chant-along poem. But wait there's more-the teaching guide reinforces essential numeracy skills with whole-group activities, fun practice pages, plus reproducible mini-book versions of every storybook. Add Number Tales to your classroom library and watch early math skills soar! Content meets the NAEYC and NCTM Standards. For use with Grades PreK-1.
A charming story from the Farmyard Tales series featuring much-loved characters, illustrated by Stephen Cartwright. Now part of the Usborne Reading Programme, published in B-format hardback with a ribbon marker.First Reading Level Two books stretch the reader with more advanced storylines. They are 32 pages long, with extras including character pages and reading-related puzzles.Usborne First Reading titles are for beginner readers, containing short sentences and carefully controlled words and grammatical structures. Don't forget to spot the yellow duck on every page!
There is a need to improve the current demolition techniques selection process that involves a multicriteria decision making problems because the decision performed by demolition engineers were based on their knowledge and experience without any systematic procedure that can be followed to support the decision process. There is also a need to capture the expert’s knowledge since significant proportion of senior, experienced demolition engineers are close to retirement, and unless their knowledge is captured in some form, it would be lost. Concerning to these needs, the book aim is to develop an intelligent decision support system that incorporated the demolition expert’s knowledge in selecting the most appropriate demolition techniques for a given structure.
Spiral down dimly lit streets liined with madmen and their black deeds, through cold twists of catacombs, and across a sea that strikes with tight, angry fists. From the tortured mind of Edgar Allan Poe, three tales - "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Black Cat," and "The Fall of the House of Usher" - speak to the hidden places within us all. 20 full-color illustrations.
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. He wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an impassive, inscrutable universe. This volume published in 1911 contains four tales; The Warrior's Soul, Prince Roman, The Tale, and The Black Mate.
Thirty-five beautiful girls. Thirty-five beautiful rivals...It's the chance of a lifetime and 17-year-old America Singer should feel lucky. She has been chosen for The Selection, a reality TV lottery in which the special few compete for gorgeous Prince Maxon's love. Swept up in a world of elaborate gowns, glittering jewels and decadent feasts, America is living a new and glamorous life. And the prince takes a special interest in her, much to the outrage of the others. Rivalry within The Selection is fierce and not all of the girls are prepared to play by the rules. But what they don't know is that America has a secret - one which could throw the whole competition...and change her life forever.
A 2017 Newbery Honor BookWinner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award An exciting and hilarious medieval adventure from the bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm. Beautifully illustrated throughout! The Inquisitor's Tale is one of the most celebrated children's books of the year! ★ New York Times Bestseller ★ A New York Times Editor's Choice ★ A New York Times Notable Children's Book ★ A People Magazine Kid Pick ★ A Washington Post Best Children's Book ★ A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book ★ An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book ★ A Booklist Best Book ★ A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book ★ A Kirkus Reviews Best Book ★ A Publishers Weekly Best Book ★ A School Library Journal Best Book ★ An ALA Notable Children's Book"A profound and ambitious tour de force. Gidwitz is a masterful storyteller." --Matt de la Pena, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author "What Gidwitz accomplishes here is staggering." --New York Times Book ReviewIncludes a detailed historical note and bibliography1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children. Their adventures take them on a chase through France: they are taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon. On the run to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned, their quest drives them forward to a final showdown at Mont Saint-Michel, where all will come to question if these children can perform the miracles of saints. Join William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne's loyal greyhound, Gwenforte . . . recently brought back from the dead. Told in multiple voices, in a style reminiscent of The Canterbury Tales, our narrator collects their stories and the saga of these three unlikely allies begins to come together. Beloved bestselling author Adam Gidwitz makes his long awaited return with his first new world since his hilarious and critically acclaimed Grimm series. Featuring manuscript illuminations throughout by illustrator Hatem Aly and filled with Adam's trademark style and humor, The Inquisitor's Tale is bold storytelling that's richly researched and adventure-packed."It's no surprise that Gidwitz's latest book has been likened to The Canterbury Tales, considering its central story is told by multiple storytellers. As each narrator fills in what happens next in the story of the three children and their potentially holy dog, their tales get not only more fantastical but also more puzzling and addictive. However, the gradual intricacy of the story that is not Gidwitz's big accomplishment. Rather it is the complex themes (xenophobia, zealotry, censorship etc.) he is able to bring up while still maintaining a light tone, thus giving readers a chance to come to conclusions themselves. (Also, there is a farting dragon.)"--Entertainment Weekly, "Best MG Books of 2016"Puckish, learned, serendipitous . . . Sparkling medieval adventure." --Wall Street Journal★ "Gidwitz strikes literary gold with this mirthful and compulsively readable adventure story. . . . A masterpiece of storytelling that is addictive and engrossing." --Kirkus, starred review★ "A well-researched and rambunctiously entertaining story that has as much to say about the present as it does the past." --Publishers Weekly, starred review★ "Gidwitz proves himself a nimble storyteller as he weaves history, excitement, and multiple narrative threads into a taut, inspired adventur
Kate Harper, Lydia Wilson and Nancy Crane star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the second novel in Armistead Maupin's acclaimed 'Tales of the City' series. In this sequel to Tales of the City, landlady Anna Madrigal reveals her secrets to her second family - the tenants of her house, 28 Barbary Lane. But they are preparing to flee their cosy nest for adventures further afield. Mona Ramsey embarks on a cross-country trip that takes her to a brothel which may hold a secret about her past. Michael 'Mouse' Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton go on a cruise where they meet up with lovers old and new. Brian Hawkins becomes involved with a mysterious woman he spots from his window, and DeDe Halcyon Day gets acquainted with a new friend who helps her discover her true inner feelings. Dramatised by Barbara Lavery, this is both a sparkling comedy of manners and a portrait of a free and easy era.
Microarrays are known for their wide use in providing expression profiles for thousands of genes. Gene expression profiles provide a rich information for cancer diagnosis. Selecting an efficient classifier is a challenging task due to the presence of several classifier types. Previous studies showed that ensembles of classifiers are more efficient than single classifiers in cancer samples classification. However, designing an efficient ensemble has faced a number of challenges such as the large space of ensembles, increasing the diversity between the ensemble members, and the use of an efficient method to combine the decisions of the ensemble members. In this book, a novel ensemble selection algorithm is proposed. The proposed algorithm addresses the main challenges of the ensemble selection problem taking into consideration the special nature of microarray datasets. A set of experiments has been performed to study the robustness of ensembles of classifiers. This study shows that ensembles of classifiers are more robust than single classifiers. The study also shows that the proposed algorithm performs betten than other ensemble selection algorithms in the literature.
Feature selection for cancer classification contains a novel approach for feature selection for cancer microarray data using signal-to-noise ratio approach and t-statistics. It starts with a through overview of the concepts of gene expression data and feature selection approaches for cancer data sets. It then connects these concepts and applies them to the study of various literature and list out the approaches used and their limitations and advantages. Key features include; 1. A brief introduction on microarray data 2. Different feature selection approaches available in the literature are described 3. Provides proposed feature selection approach 4. Experimental evaluation and result analysis for different cancer data sets after classification.
Fairy tales are written both to entertain and to educate. Published in the shadow of the First World War, F. A. Steel's retellings of forty-one English fairy tales form a classic collection of stories, ranging from the familiar - "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Little Red Riding-Hood" and "The Three Little Pigs" - to the perhaps less well known - "The Black Bull of Norroway", "Nix Nought Nothing" and "The Red Ettin". Originally published in 1918, it reflects the nationalistic concerns of the period. Steel takes the reader on a journey, from Cornwall to Bamburgh Castle via a palace by the sea, as well as high into the sky, where a giant lives. The magical tales in English Fairy Tales are brought to life by one of the best-known illustrators of the time, Arthur Rackham.Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
From Jan Pienkowski, much-loved illustrator of the Meg and Mog series, comes this beautiful collection of Polish folk tales, with vibrant and witty colour illustrations throughout. Using the traditional cut-paper technique he learned as a child, Jan brings eight of his favourite Polish stories to life – featuring classic stories such as "Pan Twardowski", "The Glass Mountain", "The Wawel Dragon" and "The Fern Flower". A brand new title from one of the giants of children's literature, this magical collection is the perfect way to introduce children to Polish folk tales.
Dark Horse Comics is proud to bring you more creepily classic "Tales from the Crypt"! Digitally re-colored using Marie Severin's original colors as a guide, this twisted tome features stories drawn by the unforgettable artistic talents of Jack Davis, George Evans, Jack Kamen, Graham Ingels, Reed Crandall, Bernie Krigstein, Bill Elder, and Joe Orlando!
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'It doesn't matter if you're born in a duck yard, so long as you are hatched from a swan's egg!' (from 'The Ugly Duckling') This collection brings together some of Hans Christian Andersen's most popular fairy tales - including 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Ugly Duckling' and 'Thumbelina' - in a celebration of one of the world's most widely recognised children's authors. With universal themes and dark humour at their heart, these moralistic tales have delighted readers since first publication in the nineteenth century and continued to be well loved today. The fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, a storyteller of great importance to Western literature, have inspired many films, ballets and plays, and entertained generations of children and adults alike.