Thursday, November 15, 2007

It's the holidays and we've received an early Christmas present!!

New materials for everyone!! We have just received so many new books and study guides that they are sure to satisfy your book hunger! Here is a list of all of our new 'gifts' for you and an annotated bibliography.

College Money Handbook 2008. Peterson’s, a Nelnet Company. Gives you the information to research the undergraduate financial aid awarded at more than 2,000 colleges and universities-including types of aid, percentages of students applying for and receiving aid, and average aid packages. You can compare costs, aid packages, graduates’ average indebtedness, and more with the College Costs At-a-Glance chart. You can also get expert college funding advice, including tips on filing your FAFSA and CSS/PROFILE.

How To Prepare For The TExES. Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. Hauppauge, New York. This text reviews standards, knowledge, and skills components of all level of the TExES Professional Practices and Responsibilities Exam. It suggests web sites and printed resources for added test preparation and explains details of teacher certification in Texas. It explains who must take the TExES and why. It also offers eight diagnostic and practice tests for all grade levels and the questions are answered and explained.

Passing the Principal TExES Exam. Corwin Press, Inc. Thousand Oaks, California. This text includes test-taking tips and strategies and a sample test with answers. Also, it has real-life examples to vividly illustrate applications of each competency. It offers a straight-forward discussion of core concepts with a comprehensive list of additional resources and a step-by-step strategic plan for preparation during the weeks, days, and hours before the test. This is a well-organized, easy-to-read format, and the author motivates, inspires, and affirms all school leaders’ quest to foster excellence and “change the world, one school at a time.”

2001 A Texas Folklore Odyssey. University of North Texas Press, Denton, TX. This book relates stories about all the different people and activities that take place in Texas. Everything from cooking Spam to the Alamo and baseball stories are available here.

Contested Policy. University of North Texas Press, Denton, TX. This novel covers the rise and fall of federal bilingual education in the United States from 1960-2001.

Teaching as Community Property, Essays on Higher Education. Jossey-Bass A Wiley Imprint, San Francisco, CA. This text is divided into three parts, learning, the profession of teaching, and practices and policies of teaching. It includes sources and an index.

Where I Come From. University of North Texas Press, Denton, TX. This is a collection of the best stories that were published in The Dallas Morning News that recorded the lives of ordinary people in North Texas. They talked about their lives, their pasts, and how they became who they became.

A Texas Baptist Power Struggle: The Hayden Controversy. University of North Texas Press, Denton, TX. This text gives the history of Baptists in Texas. It talks about B. H. Carroll, Hayden, and all the problems that they have faced.

Warriors and Scholars: A Modern War Reader. University of North Texas Press, Denton, TX. It covers wars from the Soviet Union War to the Cold War to the War on Terrorism. There are maps and an index.

Special Needs, Special Horses. University of North Texas Press, Denton, TX. This is an ideal book for people that are interested in learning about equine assisted activities or therapeutic riding. The author fulfills an informational and educational need that has existed for a long time in the equestrian industry.

If any of these sound interesting...and I know you are just dying to read about how many different ways people can cook spam, come on in and check them out!!