Recommended books by James Jones

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Product picture for Sylvester and the Magic Pebbleby William Steig
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A cherished classic is brought to life with the audio stylings of renowned actor James Earl Jones. Sylvester can’t believe his luck when he finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion jumps out at him on his way home, Sylvester is shocked into making a wish that has unexpected consequences. After overcoming a series of obstacles, Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family. Illustrated with William Steig’s glowing pictures, this winner of the Caldecott...
Book cover from Notes of a Native Sonby James Baldwin
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In an age of Black Lives Matter, James Baldwin's essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and African Americans abroad are as powerful today as when they were first written. With documentaries like I Am Not Your Negro bringing renewed interest to Baldwin's life and work, Notes of a Native Son serves as a valuable introduction.Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of a Native Son capture a view of black life and...
Book cover from Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus: Experiencing the Peace and Promise of Christmasby Nancy Guthrie
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An anthology of Advent readings collected from the writings and sermons of 22 classic and contemporary theologians and Bible teachers.Between purchasing presents and planning travel, enjoying holiday pageants and attending parties, it is all too easy for Christmas to silence the sacredness and crowd out a quiet anticipation of the season's truths. So when editor Nancy Guthrie decided she wanted a reflective book of Advent readings that would help her pause and consider the riches of Christ come...
Book cover from Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updatedby James P. Womack
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The authors begin by summarizing the five inherent principles in any lean system: Correctly specify value so you are providing what the customer actually wants Identify the value stream for each product family and remove the wasted steps that don't create value but do create muda (waste) Make the remaining value-creating steps flow continuously to drastically shorten throughput timesAllow the customer to pull value from your rapid-response value streams as needed (rather than pushing products...
 
Book cover from The Myths of Standardized Tests: Why They Dont Tell You What You Think They Doby Phillip Harris Ed.D.  executive director  Association for Educat
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Pundits, politicians, and business leaders continually make claims for what standardized tests can do, and those claims go largely unchallenged because they are in line with popular assumptions about what these tests can do, what the scores mean, and the psychology of human motivation. But what most of what these opinion leaders say-and the public believes-about standardized testing just isn't so. However, few members of the general public, not even concerned parents, have the time or the...
Book cover from I Am Mixed (I Am Book)by Garcelle Beauvais
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Jay and Nia are the children of two worlds, and as they will discover, they can enjoy the best of both. From Mommy's jazz beats to Daddy's classical piano, we will dance with the twins through a book that explores what it is to be of mixed ancestry, proving that a child is more than the sum of their parents. Created to be socially and environmentally conscious, I AM MIXED is printed on 100% recycled paper. "I Am Mixed is an invaluable teaching tool that all children from all races can learn...
Book cover from The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production-- Toyotas Secret Weapon in the Global Car Wars That Is Now Revolutionizing World Industryby James P. Womack
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The classic, nationally bestselling book that first articulated the principles of lean production, with a new foreword and afterword by the authors. When The Machine That Changed the World was first published in 1990, Toyota was half the size of General Motors. Twenty years later Toyota passed GM as the world’s largest auto maker. This management classic was the first book to reveal Toyota’s lean production system that is the basis for its enduring success. Authors Womack, Jones, and...
Book cover from Floridas Climate: Changes, Variations, & Impactsby Florida Climate Institute
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Florida’s climate has been and continues to be one of its most important assets. It has enabled the growth of many major industries, including tourism and agriculture, which now rank at the top of Florida’s diverse economic activities. Our state’s climate enables its native ecosystems to flourish and attract citizens from around the world. The dependencies of Florida’s society and ecosystems on climate are widely recognized and generally taken for granted. However, we now know that...
Book cover from Private: The Royals (BookShots)by James Patterson
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God save the Queen-only Private can save the Royal Family. Private is the most elite detective agency in the world. But when kidnappers threaten to execute a Royal Family member in front of the Queen, Jack Morgan and his team have just 24 hours to stop them. Or heads will roll...literally. BookShotsLIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
Book cover from The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbookby James Patterson
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Everybody has one in their collection. You know―one of those old, spiral- or plastic-tooth-bound cookbooks sold to support a high school marching band, a church, or the local chapter of the Junior League. These recipe collections reflect, with unimpeachable authenticity, the dishes that define communities: chicken and dumplings, macaroni and cheese, chess pie. When the Southern Foodways Alliance began curating a cookbook, it was to these spiral-bound, sauce-splattered pages that they turned...