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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
  16. Sun Tzu - The Art of War

    The masterpiece of the sage Sun Tzu is a military treatise written in China more than 2500 years ago. He recognized that we live in a world of conflict, which could not be ignored or denied but had to be mastered and understood. Sun Tzu's profound wisdom is not limited to military applications - his aphorisms offer important advice for dealing with other realms of human conflict, such as the pyschological tensions of everyday life and the difficulties of any joint endeavour, including business ventures. Arranged into 13 chapters from Estimates to the Employment of Secret Agents, and enhanced by beautiful calligraphy, The Art of War is more relevant now than ever. TZU SUN + GRIFFITH SAMUEL B Learn More

    $39.95
  17. The Domestic Goddess Wannabe Bakes

    Full-time cooking instructor, online retailer, blogger and mother of two, Diana Gale knows what it’s like to juggle motherhood with a busy life. Her culinary blog The Domestic Goddess Wannabe won Best Cooking Blog twice at Singapore’s Blog Awards and Diana is widely thought of as Singapore’s baking guru. Learn More

    $48.04
  18. 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
  19. The Young Scientists Series In 12 Volumes

    Scientists are often presented as old men in white coats, but this series shows that great discoveries have been made by people of all ages and cultures—some are young people, and many are female. Learn More

    $53.40
  20. Timmy & Tammy Discover Series

    Join Timmy and Tammy as they discover amazing and inspiring facts about our culture, our people and our home, Singapore! Learn More

    $0.00
  21. Unstoppable - Nick Vujicic

    What's standing in your way? Are you ready to become unstoppable? NICK VUJICIC is an international and NewTorkTimes 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 world¬wide with crowds and the media for his positive attitude towards 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

    $19.90
  22. Wealth & Power - China's Long March to the Twenty-First Century

    How did a nation, after a long and painful period of dynastic decline, intellectual upheaval, foreign occupation, and civil war, manage to burst forth onto the world stage with such an impressive run of hyperdevelopment and wealth creation - culminating in the extraordinary dynamism of China today? Learn More

    $34.50
  23. 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
  24. 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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