Nook Free Friday, August 9, 2013

This week’s Free Friday Nookbook is-

White Wind Blew by James Markert


When the body fails, you’ve got two choices. Send a doctor in, or send a prayer up. And if neither works?

You’ll find Dr. Wolfgang Pike at his piano.

Music has always been Wolfgang’s refuge. It’s betraying him now, as he struggles to compose a requiem for his late wife, but surely the right ending will come to him. Certainly it’ll come more quickly than a cure for his patients up at Waverly Hills, the tuberculosis hospital, where nearly a body an hour leaves in a coffin. Wolfgang can’t seem to save anyone these days, least of all himself.

Sometimes we just need to know we’re not the only ones in the fight. A former concert pianist checks in, triggering something deep inside Wolfgang, and spreading from patient to patient. Soon Wolfgang finds himself in the center of an orchestra that won’t give up, with music that won’t stop. A White Wind Blew delivers a sweeping crescendo of hope in a time of despair, raising compelling questions about faith and confession, music and medicine,and the undying force of love.


Animal Park Tycoon

This application is recommended for ages 4+.

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Your child will learn key math skills such as counting, ordering numbers and adding or subtracting while playing with savannah animals!

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Order – Frogs!: Help the cute little frog cross the pond by choosing which lily pad to jump next. Your child needs to identify numbers in the correct order, increasing or decreasing, and recognize certain number patterns.

Count – Meerkats!: Help the meerkat chef prepare his soup by identifying quantities of items between 1 and 20 and associating them with the written numbers.

Calculate – Ostriches!: Catch the right number of ostriches and get them in the truck before it leaves. Your child needs to add or subtract up to 20, taking into account groups of 2 or 3. Includes a two-player mode for parent-child or peer-to-peer gameplay.

Primary skills taught: Math
– Counting
– Addition
– Ordering
– Subtracting

Secondary skills:
– Number recognition
– Correspondence


This app is part of the iLearnWith program for kids 3 to 6 designed to get your child ready for school while having fun!
– Cross curricular game-based learning program in math, science, literacy and more
– Self-adjusting levels of difficulty
– Unique progress tracker for parents
– Detailed success stats for your child that can be compared with children the same age
– Recommended learning path personalized for your child
– 27 fun rewards and medals to motivate your child to learn
– Designed with educational and child development experts

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