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  Everyday we hear of extraordinary stories of ordinary people in all corners of the world who inspire us to greater heights. Many of these stories have now been penned down and made into books available right here at Ilovereading.

How Children Succeed - Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character

  Children’s lives seem to be a story of academic challenge after another. We are becoming convinced that only a good performance in school will lead to success later on in life. However, studies are increasingly showing that the qualities most likely to ensure a better and more fulfilling life are perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control.

  This book introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators who are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character and uncover surprising ways for parents to prepare their children for adulthood.

  With the help of these new strategies, children can go on to achieve amazing things in life. This thought-provoking book that will change the way you think about raising and educating children.

 

  1. Chinese Bronzes - Ferocious Beauty

    This book illustrates the power and awe of Chinese bronzes, as well as the hopes and fears of the people who fashioned them. Learn More

    $21.40
  2. Excavations, Interrogations, Krishen Jit & Contemporary Malaysian Theatre

    Charlene Rajendran is a theatre educator, researcher and practitioner who is currently Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Education - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. As performer, writer and director, she has collaborated with a range of practitioners in devising and facilitating dialogical theatre processes. More recently she has been dramaturg for interdisciplinary and intercultural arts projects that engage with issues of culture, subjectivity and agency. Learn More

    $31.99
  3. Lim Bo Seng

    A successful businessman, Lim Bo Seng became synonymous with the anti-war movement in Singapore during World War II. His commitment towards the resistance campaign against Japanese aggressors came with a hefty price. Learn More

    $8.03
  4. Peranakan Tiles

    In the early part of the 20th century, decorative tiles popularly known as ‘maiolica’ or ‘majolica’ tiles across the world, found favour with the affluent Peranakan community of a Singapore. Learn More

    $64.09
  5. Pioneering disabled and the able

    "Pioneering the disabled and the able is a series of profiles, poignantly recounting how disabled Singaporeans have overcome their difficulties and found success in life against impossible odds. It explodes the myth of the disabled as passive recipients of charity. Learn More

    $26.75
  6. The Man Who Rode Around Borneo - Rahim Resad

    Adventure cyclist Rahim Resad’s biking travels have taken him to exotic places such as Sumatra, Krabi and Bali in search of the road less travelled. In celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday in 2015, Rahim has grand plans to embark on an Artic-Asia Solo Cycling Adventure from the Arctic Circle in Norway back to Singapore. To prepare for this epic trip of a lifetime, he embarked on a cycling journey around Borneo, the third-largest island in the world. Surrounded by Brunei and Malaysia to the north and Indonesia in the south, Borneo is known for its harsh equatorial heat and incredible jungle roads – the perfect grounds for Rahim to test his physical and mental endurance. The Man Who Rode around Borneo shares Rahim’s life changing experience in beautiful Borneo. Learn More

    $28.90
  7. Yellow Ribbon

    "When I first arrive., some of the fellow kitchen staff would look at me in a certain way and talk behind my back due to my background. Everyone had an opinion of me ..." — Tan Kin Meng "One of my colleagues [said that] he was skeptical about the [Yellow Ribbon Project], saying that 'A leopard cannot change its spots.These people will never change.'" — Nicodemus Lee Learn More

    $15.94
  8. 居安思危

    "此书共收录了28篇文章,将日本发动太平洋战争的动机与真相、将战火燃烧中的新马两地的经济、社会、民生与民心反映出来,涵盖范围相当广泛。 在编写这本书时,编者或通过长途电话求证史实,或亲自到发生事件的地点实地考察,或与历史见证人进行访谈,汇集了许多珍贵的第一手资料和图片。" Learn More

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