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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. Are You the King, or Are You the Joker? Play Math for Young Children

    This unique book — based on the author's experience in teaching his grandchildren mathematics the fun way — provides the knowledge and skills to teach math to young children, through learning games with playing cards. Learn More

    $13.91
  2. Brave Beachley : The True Story of World Champion Surfer Layne Beachley

    SisuGirls is a global movement inspiring and encouraging girls to be brave, confident and strong. Learn More

    $14.98
  3. 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
  4. Daily Cooking with Delishar

    ● Sharon Lam is the owner of the food blog Delishar ● She is a popular food blogger and is regularly featured on other food blogs and on television Learn More

    $34.24
  5. 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
  6. Fearless Frosty - The Mighty Story of Mountain Runner Anna Frost

    Fearless Frosty tells the tale of New Zealander Anna Frost and how she chased her dream to become a professional mountain runner.

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    $14.98
  7. How Children Succeed - Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character

    11+, GCSEs, A-levels - it sometimes seems like the story of our children's lives is of one academic test after another. We're convinced that a good performance in these exams will lead to success later on in life. But what if we're wrong? In fact, studies are increasingly showing that the qualities most likely to ensure a better degree, a better job and, ultimately, a more fulfilling life are perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. These are qualities known to economists as 'non-cognitive', to psychologists as 'personality traits' but to the rest of us as 'character'. "How Children Succeed" introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators who are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories - and the stories of the children they are trying to help - acclaimed journalist Paul Tough traces the links between childhood stress, childhood cosseting, and life success. Learn More

    $29.95
  8. LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS - NICK VUJICIC

    Includes a Life Without Limits Personal Action Plan to help anyone determine their unique path to a successful life. NICK VUJICIC is an international and Newlin* Times best-selling author, evangelist, motivational speaker, and the director of Life Without Limbs, an organization that helps share the message of the hope in Christ to the entire globe. Nick is an inspiration worldwide with crowds and the media for his positive attitude toward overcoming obstacles and achieving dreams. A longtime resident of Australia, he now lives in Southern California with his wife, Kanae, and son,Kiyoshi. Learn More

    $19.26
  9. 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
  10. Limitless - Devotions for a Ridiculously Good Life

    NICK VUJICIC is an international and New York Times best-selling author, evangelist, motivational speaker, and the director of Life Without Limbs, an organization that helps share the message of the hope in Christ to the entire globe. Learn More

    $13.91
  11. Pen Pal Whizz

    Pen-Pal provides an additional dimension to the traditional book reading. Besides the tactile sensory of holding a physical book, the child is also able to engage in visual and audio learning. If unsure of interpretation, user is able to re-affirm his understanding by tapping on characters and illustrations in the book to interact with it. With just the pen and books, Learning can happen anywhere and anytime. Individual and group learning is possible. Pen can be customized to read any book in any languages. Users are able to learn at their own pace, repeating the content whenever they like. With additional audio element, children are less likely to be distracted by other external factors. Embedded games within the books will keep user engaged while reading. Learn More

    $198.00
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Scott & Witty Wikky - A Young Inventor's Quest

    Inspired by real-life events of a talented 10-year old inventor, this character-building story is packed with humour, educational elements and interesting facts. Learn More

    $13.91
  15. Steve Jobs By Walter Isaacson

    The phenomenal worldwide bestseller from the author of the acclaimed biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. From bestselling author Walter Isaacson comes the landmark biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members, key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation. Learn More

    $27.50