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The Cryptoclub: Using Mathematics to Make and Break Secret Codes

posted Jan 11, 2018, 10:51 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 10:51 AM ]

The Cryptoclub: Using Mathematics to Make and Break Secret Codes
Join the Cryptokids as they apply basic mathematics to make and break secret codes. This book has many hands-on activities that have been tested in both classrooms and informal settings. Classic coding methods are discussed, such as Caesar, substitution, Vigenère, and multiplicative ciphers as well as the modern RSA. Math topics covered include: - Addition and Subtraction with, negative numbers, decimals, and percentages - Factorization - Modular Arithmetic - Exponentiation - Prime Numbers - Frequency Analysis.

The Cryptoclub Workbook: Using Mathematics to Make and Break Secret Codes

posted Jan 11, 2018, 10:43 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 10:43 AM ]

The Cryptoclub Workbook: Using Mathematics to Make and Break Secret Codes
This workbook, which accompanies The Cryptoclub, provides students with problems related to each section to help them master the concepts introduced throughout the book. A PDF version is available at no charge. This file can be found under our Downloads and Updates tab. The teacher manual can be requested from the publisher by contacting the Academic Sales Manager, Susie Carlisle

Spell Bound (A Hex Hall Novel)

posted Jan 11, 2018, 10:36 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon

Spell Bound (A Hex Hall Novel)
Hailed as "impossible to put down," the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted.

Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies-the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that's what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn't as confident.
Sophie's bound for one hell of a ride-can she get her powers back before it's too late?

Sophocles I: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus (The Complete Greek Tragedies)

posted Jan 11, 2018, 10:32 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 10:33 AM ]

Sophocles I: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus (The Complete Greek Tragedies)
Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century.
In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides’ MedeaThe Children of HeraclesAndromache, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays.
In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life.

The Skin I'm In

posted Jan 11, 2018, 10:26 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 10:26 AM ]

The Skin I'm In
Maleeka suffers every day from the taunts of the other kids in her class. If they're not getting at her about her homemade clothes or her good grades, it's about her dark, black skin.

Fire Angels: A Novel

posted Jan 11, 2018, 10:19 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 10:19 AM ]

Fire Angels: A Novel
Three weeks before Christmas, on December 1, 1958, one of the most horrific fires in American history broke out at Our Lady of the Angels elementary school in Chicago, claiming the lives of ninety-two children and three nuns. Fire Angels is a fictional account of that fire. It’s a story of arson; of bravery by parents, nuns, firefighters, and medical professionals; of a falsely accused janitor; of a cover-up within the Catholic Church; of a judge who, in having to determine the juvenile arsonist’s fate, is torn between loyalty to his church and justice; of a tight-knit community changed forever; and of two survivors who fall in love. Fire itself is also a central character in this story, a cunning observer that comes to life whenever a flame is lit.

Middle Ground

posted Jan 11, 2018, 10:15 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 10:16 AM ]

In this provocative cautionary tale for teens, the sequel to 
Awaken, seventeen-year-old Maddie’s rebellion against the digital-only life grows dangerous. Maddie is in Los Angeles, trying to stay out of trouble. But one night, a seemingly small act of defiance lands her in the place she fears the most: a detention center. Here, patients are reprogrammed to accept a digital existence. Maddie is now fighting for her mind, her soul, and her very life. Once again, Katie Kacvinsky paints a disturbing picture of our increasingly technology-based society.

What If

posted Jan 11, 2018, 10:12 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 10:12 AM ]

What If
What if you had a second chance to meet someone for the first time?
Cal Logan is shocked to see Nicole Bentley sitting across from him at a coffee shop thousands of miles from their hometown. After all, no one has seen or heard from her since they graduated over a year ago. 


Except this girl isn't Nicole.


She looks exactly like Cal's shy childhood crush, but her name is Nyelle Preston and she has no idea who he is. This girl is impulsive and daring, her passion for life infectious. The complete opposite of Nicole. Cal finds himself utterly fascinated-and falling hard. But Nyelle is also extremely secretive. And the closer he comes to finding out what she's hiding, the less he wants to know.


When the secrets from the past and present collide, one thing becomes clear: Nothing is what it seems.

Theodore Boone Box Set (Kid Lawyer / The Abduction / The Accused / The Activist)

posted Jan 11, 2018, 10:09 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 10:09 AM ]

Theodore Boone Box Set (Kid Lawyer / The Abduction / The Accused / The Activist)
Four pulse-pounding Theodore Boone mysteries in one amazing gift set!

In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk—and a lot about the law. And he won’t stop until justice is served!

The Post-Office Girl (New York Review Books Classics)

posted Jan 11, 2018, 10:06 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon

The Post-Office Girl (New York Review Books Classics)

The post-office girl is Christine, who looks after her ailing mother and toils in a provincial Austrian post office in the years just after the Great War. One afternoon, as she is dozing among the official forms and stamps, a telegraph arrives addressed to her. It is from her rich aunt, who lives in America and writes requesting that Christine join her and her husband in a Swiss Alpine resort. After a dizzying train ride, Christine finds herself at the top of the world, enjoying a life of privilege that she had never imagined.

But Christine’s aunt drops her as abruptly as she picked her up, and soon the young woman is back at the provincial post office, consumed with disappointment and bitterness. Then she meets Ferdinand, a wounded but eloquent war veteran who is able to give voice to the disaffection of his generation. Christine’s and Ferdinand’s lives spiral downward, before Ferdinand comes up with a plan which will be either their salvation or their doom.

Never before published in English, this extraordinary book is an unexpected and haunting foray into noir fiction by one of the masters of the psychological novel.

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