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The Adventure Begins: The Early Classics (Adventures in Odyssey Golden Audio Series No. 1)


The Adventure begins! Welcome to a small town called Odyssey―where big things happen! These 12 classic shows laid the foundation for the lively characters and heartwarming stories that are the hallmark of Adventures in Odyssey. It’s a great place for new listeners to start, and longtime fans can relive the whimsical history!

The Gold series includes bonus tracks, fun facts, and behind-the-scenes details!

Volume 1 contains the following stories (and themes):

  • Whit’s Flop (The very first episode!)
  • A Member of the Family 1 & 2 (We meet Whit’s family)
  • The Life of the Party (Acceptance)
  • Connie Comes to Town (We meet Connie Kendall)
  • Recollections (Whit’s End)
  • Gifts for Madge and Guy (A Christmas fable)
  • The Day after Christmas (Loving one another year round)
  • Promises, Promises (New Year’s resolutions)
  • Nothing to Fear (Courage in God)
  • The Tangled Web (Dishonesty)
  • A Change of Hart (Salvation)

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Lost In Space: The Complete Classic Series


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The Addams Family – The Complete Series


Disc 1: Addams Family – Volume 1 – Disc 1 Disc 2: Addams Family – Volume 1 – Disc 2 Disc 3: Addams Family – Volume 1 – Disc 3 Disc 4: Addams Family – Volume 2 – Disc 1 Disc 5: Addams Family – Volume 2 – Disc 2 Disc 6: Addams Family – Volume 2 – Disc 3 Disc 7: Addams Family – Volume 3 – Disc 1 Disc 8: Addams Family – Volume 3 – Disc 2 Disc 9: Addams Family – Volume 3 – Disc 3The Addams Family – Volume One
If The Munsters was a traditional family sitcom as reimagined by Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, The Addams Family is a macabre twist on Father Knows Best. The Munster and Addams clans made their TV debuts in 1964 and lasted two seasons before the networks buried them. The Addamses are now gloriously resurrected in this three-disc set that digs up the series’ first 22 episodes (oddly, 12 shy of the complete first season). Inspired by Charles Addams’s New Yorker cartoons, The Addams Family is fiendishly funny, with a dead-on cast that indelibly embodies Addams’s characters. John Astin brings a demented glee to eccentric, frighteningly wealthy Gomez Addams. Carolyn Jones is bewitching as his pre-goth wife, Morticia, whom the Beatles might have had in mind when they sang, “Baby’s in Black.” Jackie Coogan is the electrifying Uncle Fester, with Ted Cassidy (who famously took a kick in the groin from Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) is the monstrous butler Lurch, whose “You rang?” entered the pop culture lexicon.

The Munsters was family friendly. The Addams Family is more sophisticated and wickedly funny. As Gomez notes at one point, “There’s a touch of madness” in the Addams household, where “every day is Halloween.” Bear rugs growl, a disembodied hand, Thing, delivers the mail, and a torture rack is good for what ails you. The children, Wednesday (Lisa Loring) and older brother Pugsley (Ken Weatherwax), enjoy such hobbies as playing autopsy or exploding model trains. Gomez and Morticia were one of television’s most passionate couples, with Gomez being driven to arm-kissing ecstasy whenever Morticia spoke French. The last episode included in this collection, “Amnesia in the Addams Family,” is a classic in which Gomez is rendered “normal” following a conk on the head. The look of disgust on Morticia and Lurch’s face when he asks for a glass of milk is priceless. The “altogether ooky” extras include three episode commentaries, a featurette on Charles Addams, reminiscences from cast members Astin, Loring, and Weatherwax, a segment on the creation of the classic snap-snap theme song (“They’re creepy and they’re kooky….”), and the inevitable theme song sing-along. The Addams Family at last on DVD? As Gomez might exclaim: “Capital!” —Donald Liebenson

The Addams Family – Volume Two
Based on the original Goth cartoons by Charles “Chas” Addams that ran for decades in the New Yorker magazine, The Addams Family television sitcom portrayed a monster family whose moribund physical appearances were counteracted by each family member’s exuberance for passion and adventure. This Volume Two DVD contains twenty-one episodes, including the last of season one and the whole of season two, plus commentaries, and a featurette about the cinematic impact The Addams Family had on American television culture. Premiering the same year as The Munsters, this short-lived series was one of the first two shows to take issue with the Leave It To Beaver aesthetic that dominated television throughout the 50s, in which perfect families narrowly defined normality in the American home. Instead, it starred a family feared by neighbors, who within the boundaries of their haunted Victorian mansion invented their own thriving, not to mention fun, culture. The Addams Family proved that outsiders could be extremely gracious, educated, and interesting, even if eccentricities rendered their looks a threat.

These episodes include the original cast: Gomez (John Astin) and Morticia (Carolyn Jones), Uncle Fester (Jackie Coogan), the two children Wednesday and Pugley, butler Lurch, hairy Cousin Itt, and the enigmatic hand, Thing, who plays castanets for the married couples’ cha cha parties, and looks up things in phone books. Macabre humor in each episode reverses average, expected logic. Flower arranging, for Morticia, involves de-budding and stripping roses of all but the thorns. In “Morticia, The Sculptress,” Gomez bribes a local art dealer to buy Morticia’s hideous art at the Addams Family’s own expense, revealing Gomez to be a strange but loving husband. In most episodes, such as “Lurch, The Teenage Idol” and “Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor,” The Addams’ aim to help their loved ones succeed, in these cases Lurch, as a harpsichord-playing pop star, and Itt, on a career search for an unintelligible, hair-covered little person. The Addams Family house interior still looks exquisite forty years later, full of taxidermied animals, antique furniture, carnivorous plants, and medieval charm. One watches this show not only for its sets and costumes, but also for its refreshingly wide take on what successful families can look like. —Trinie Dalton

The Addams Family – Volume Three
Product description: The Addams Family is not your typical family: they take delight in most of the things that “normal” people would be terrified of. Relive the misadventures of America’s favorite frightfully funny family.

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The Office: The Complete Series


A favorite of critics and audiences alike, The Office is a hilarious documentary-style look at the humorous and sometimes poignant foolishness that plagues the 9-to-5 world. Relive every one of your favorite moments, including Michael’s (Steve Carell) infamous encounter with a breakfast grill, Dwight’s (Rainn Wilson) power plays, Jim’s (John Krasinksi) pranks, Andy’s (Ed Helms) struggles with anger management, and of course, Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Jim’s evolving romance. Developed for American television by Primetime Emmy Award winner Greg Daniels, The Office: The Complete Series includes all 201 episodes on 38 discs, plus bonus commentaries, webisodes, blooper reels and over 15 hours of deleted scenes that are guaranteed to leave you satisfied and smiling. That’s what she said!

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Short Rides (Rough Riders series)


Short Rides is an anthology compilation of two novellas and one short story in the Rough Riders world. These are NOT meant to be read as standalone stories, but are a peek into favorite character’s lives after the happily ever after…

The stories included in the Short Rides anthology are:

King of Hearts* — Deputy Cam McKay deals with a murder/suicide case on Valentine’s Day.

Rough Road — Chassie, Trevor and Edgard Glanzer spend a romantic weekend away from the ranch and kids celebrating their anniversary…only to return home to face their biggest challenge yet.

All Knocked Up — Keely and Jack Donohue are having a baby. Given Keely’s raging pregnancy hormones, will Jack need to wear a cup in the delivery room?

*previously published in the Guns and Roses anthology in 2012

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Sooner or Later (Deliverance Company series Book 2)


The sequel to #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber’s classic Someday Soon!

When stubborn but proper Texas postmistress Letty Madden hires a rough soldier, Jack Murphy, to help her find her brother for the price of one night together, she has no idea that he will fall deeply in love with her.

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Barbie 2001 Collector Edition Fifth in Series – Hollywood Movie Star Collection


It’s a wrap! The filming of her latest movie is over and Barbie doll and the cast are ready to party. Always, adding extraordinary beauty and charm to any celebration, Barbie remains true to her glamourous movie-star image in her red charmeuse gown with matching red belt and golden buckle. Red gloves and a red marabou shrug embellished with golden threads further enhance the romantic appeal of her totally gorgeous look. Elegant gold-tone heels tell us she’s ready to dance the night away until work on her next picture begins.

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  • Includes : Barbie in Hollywood Cast Party Doll with Red Charmeuse Gown, Jewelry, Marabou Shrug, Shoes, Doll Stand and Certificate of Authenticity
  • Doll measured approximately 12 inch in height
  • Produced in year 2001
  • For age 14 and up

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Janette Oke the Love Comes Softly Series: (Set of 7 DVDs) Love Comes Softly; Love’s Enduring Promise; Love’s Long Journey; Love’s Abiding Joy; Love’s Unending Legacy; Love’s Unfolding Dream; Love Takes Wing


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Movies Unending Love from Best-Selling Author Janette Oke – Love’s Unending Legacy, Love’s Unfolding Dream, Love’s Abiding Joy 3-Movie Love Comes Softly Series Bundle


In the latest Love series installment, two years have passed since the tragic death of Missie’s husband Willie. Missie is forced to move back to her father’s ranch in Tettsford Junction and ends up adopting a teenage orphan girl who tests her faith and strength. Missie is compelled to defend the girl’s orphan brother who is being mistreated by his adoptive family all the while fighting her own feelings of love for the town sheriff.

Based on the book from award-winning author Janette Oke comes the next chapter of the Love series and introduces audiences to the new generation when Missie’s daughter Belinda struggles with her dreams of becoming a doctor and her feelings for a newcomer in town.

Directed by Michael Landon, Jr., this fourth installment in Janette Oke’s beloved “Love Comes Softly” series is now a satisfying, heartwarming feature. Following a treacherous journey West, Missie and her husband have set up a homestead where they’ve begun to raise a family. And now that a railroad line connects the states, Missie’s father is able to visit. But when the joyful reunion is interrupted by tragedy, the faith and love of this family is once again challenged in a story you and your family will never forget.

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The New Art and Science of Teaching Reading (How to Teach Reading Comprehension Using a Literacy Development Model) (The New Art and Science of Teaching Book Series)


Part of The New Art and Science of Teaching series

Only when teachers have in-depth knowledge of reading skill and literacy development can they deliver best-practice reading assessment and instruction to students. The New Art and Science of Teaching Reading presents a compelling model for the stages of reading development, structured around five key topics: (1) foundational skills, (2) word recognition, (3) reading fluency, (4) vocabulary, and (5) reading comprehension. More than 100 reading-focused instructional strategies are laid out in detail to help teachers ensure every student becomes a proficient reader. Guide students at all stages of literacy development, from learning the basic concepts of print to demonstrating advanced reading comprehension.

Discover a research-based reading model to guide your instruction:

  • Understand how to best utilize The New Art and Science of Teaching framework for teaching reading comprehension and other reading skills.
  • Explore a reading model that addresses how to articulate content, implement specific instructional strategies, and navigate reading-related issues that might arise in the classroom.
  • Understand which elements of instruction are best suited for teaching reading.
  • Explore how general strategies for teaching can be employed alongside specific strategies to enhance teaching, enrich learning and literacy development, and improve the classroom environment.
  • Access free reproducibles, including exercises, games, and readings for the classroom.

A joint publication of ASCD and Solution Tree

Contents:
Introduction
Chapter 1: Reading Research and a Reading-Specific Model of Instruction
Chapter 2: Providing and Communicating Clear Learning Goals
Chapter 3: Using Assessments
Chapter 4: Conducting Direct Instruction Lessons
Chapter 5: Conducting Practicing and Deepening Lessons
Chapter 6: Conducting Knowledge Application Lessons
Chapter 7: Using Strategies That Appear in All Types of Lessons
Chapter 8: Using Engagement Strategies
Chapter 9: Implementing Rules and Procedures
Chapter 10: Building Relationships
Chapter 11: Communicating High Expectations
Chapter 12: Developing Expertise
Appendix A: The New Art and Science of Teaching Framework
Appendix B: Orthography Exercises
Appendix C: Reading in the Disciplines
Appendix D: Phoneme Charts
Appendix E: Vocabulary Games
Appendix F: Culturally Diverse Texts
References and Resources

Books in The New Art and Science of Teaching series:

  • The New Art and Science of Teaching
  • The Handbook for the New Art and Science of Teaching
  • The New Art and Science of Teaching Reading
  • The New Art and Science of Teaching Writing
  • The New Art and Science of Classroom Assessment

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Avatar – The Last Airbender: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]


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The Disney Collection Songbook (Easy Piano Series)


(Easy Piano Vocal Selections). Over 50 Disney delights in easy piano arrangements, including: The Ballad of Davy Crockett * The Bare Necessities * Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo * Candle on the Water * Chim Chim Cher-ee * A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes * Heigh-Ho (The Dwarfs’ Marching Song) * It’s a Small World * Kiss the Girl * The Siamese Cat Song * Someday My Prince Will Come * Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious * Under the Sea * When You Wish Upon a Star * Winnie the Pooh * Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah * and more.

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The Handbook for the New Art and Science of Teaching (Your Guide to the Marzano Framework for Competency-Based Education and Teaching Methods) (The New Art and Science of Teaching Book Series)


Part of The New Art and Science of Teaching series

Rely on this comprehensive guide to help you implement the teaching methods of Dr. Robert J. Marzano’s The New Art and Science of Teaching framework, which includes over 330 specific instructional strategies, 43 instructional elements, and 10 design questions. Each chapter outlines actionable steps, tips, and examples of implementation that will set you (and your students) up to succeed with this powerful framework in your classroom.

Added insight into Marzano’s research-based instructional strategies and teaching methods:

  • Learn the history of Robert J. Marzano’s framework of teaching methods first laid out in his best-selling The Art and Science of Teaching.
  • Thoroughly examine the updated The New Art and Science of Teaching framework for competency-based education.
  • Explore numerous instructional strategies that correspond to each of the 43 elements of The New Art and Science of Teaching.
  • Acquire examples that will assist in the realization of the instructional strategies discussed throughout the book.
  • Discover strategies that will improve both the mental and physical environment of the classroom to better support student success.
  • Reimagine how to develop relationships with students and generate student engagement. Access free reproducibles that will assist in implementing The New Art and Science of Teaching framework in classrooms.

A joint publication of ASCD and Solution Tree

Contents:
Introduction

Part I: Feedback
Chapter 1: Providing and Communicating Clear Learning Goals
Chapter 2: Using Assessments

Part II: Content
Chapter 3: Conducting Direct Instruction Lessons
Chapter 4: Conducting Practicing and Deepening Lessons
Chapter 5: Conducting Knowledge Application Lessons
Chapter 6: Using Strategies That Appear in All Types of Lessons

Part III: Context
Chapter 7: Using Engagement Strategies
Chapter 8: Implementing Rules and Procedures
Chapter 9: Building Relationships
Chapter 10: Communicating High Expectations

Appendix
Reproducibles
References and Resources

Books in The New Art and Science of Teaching series:

  • The New Art and Science of Teaching
  • The Handbook for the New Art and Science of Teaching
  • The New Art and Science of Teaching Reading
  • The New Art and Science of Teaching Writing
  • The New Art and Science of Classroom Assessment

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Sci-Fi 4-Movie Series (Oblivion / Lucy / R.I.P.D. / Seventh Son)


The Sci-Fi 4-Movie Series includes Oblivion, Lucy, R.I.P.D. and Seventh Son. Starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Scarlett Johansson, Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Julianne Moore and more!

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Kitchen Nightmares USA (Series 2) – 3-DVD Set ( Kitchen Nightmares ) ( Kitchen Nightmares USA – Series Two ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.0 Import – Australia ] by Gordon Ramsay


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Series Recap


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The Twilight Saga: Extended Edition Triple Feature New Moon / Eclipse DVD + The HUNGER GAMES Series 3 Movie Saga Catching Fire & Mockingjay pt.1 – 6 Disc collection


Twilight & The Hunger Games DVD
The Twilight Saga: Extended Edition Triple Feature – Experience the immortal story of Bella, Edward and Jacob in the Twilight Forever complete saga movie set that includes films& the special features ever created, all-new features plus exclusive never-before-seen content.

The Hunger Games / Catching Fire / Mockingjay pt. 1 3 movies – Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games.

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iPhone 4s case, iPhone 4 case, MagicSky Robot Series Hybrid Armored Case with Kickstand for Apple iPhone 4/4S – 1 Pack – Retail Packaging – Hot Pink/Black


Note: NO built-in screen protector designed. This case is ONLY for Apple iPhone 4 / iPhone 4S. It will NOT fit any other smart devices.

Dual layers of protection:
1. High-impact polycarbonate skeleton.
2. Premium grade silicone skin to provide added protection against drop, bump and shock. Form-fitting case designed to perfectly fit your device Easy access to all buttons, sensors, and ports Full access to user interface, camera lens, headphone jack, speakerphone and microphone Allows charging without removing the case.

How to install?
Please break the case down into 3 pieces first, you need to open the hard plastic two part case and place your phone in there, then snap it shut. Finally, stretch over the silicone / Softer part over the phone and the plastic cage. Don’t try and stick your phone in the case as it comes. You MUST BREATK this down into 3 parts!

How to take the case off?
Please leverage the corners and sections off one side at a time, take a note of the directions printed on the back of the plastic piece.

This product is sold exclusively by Magicsky INC. Only buy from Magicsky INC to get genuine Magicsky(TM) products with manufacturer warranty and superb customer service.

Magicsky! Do The Magic Work!

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  • Rugged multi-layer protect against drops and dust.
  • Two-piece solid, sturdy inner plastic cases tightly grips your iPad while absorbing shocks and bumps.
  • Exterior layer is a soft silicone case with tactile dots for no-slip grip, provides cushioning and holds the device in place.
  • Build-in Pop-Out kickstand perfect for handsfree viewing.
  • Plug covers keep out dust and debris.

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Janette Oke the Love Comes Softly Series, Volume One: Love’s Long Journey; Love’ Enduring Promise; Love Comes Softly


Janette Oke the Love Comes Softly Series: (Set of 4 Dvds) includes
Love’s Long Journey; Love’s Abiding Joy; Love’s Unending Legacy; Love’s Unfolding Dream

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Eusebius of Caesarea: Tradition and Innovations (Hellenic Studies Series)


Eusebius of Caesarea was one of the most significant and voluminous contributors to the development of late antique literary culture. Despite his significance, Eusebius has tended to receive attention more as a source for histories of early Christianity and the Constantinian empire than as a writer and thinker in his own right. He was a compiler and copyist of pagan and Christian texts, collator of a massive chronographical work, commentator on scriptural texts, author of apologetic, historical, educational, and biographical works, and custodian of one of the greatest libraries in the ancient world. As such, Eusebius merits a primary place in our appreciation of the literary culture of late antiquity for both his self-conscious conveyance of multiple traditions and his fostering of innovative literary and intellectual trajectories. By focusing on the full range of Eusebius’s literary corpus, the collection of essays in Eusebius of Caesarea offers new and innovative studies that will change the ways classicists, theologians, and ancient historians think about this major figure.

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