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It’s not Oscar’s fault he’s misunderstood. Ever since his mother died, he’s been disrespected and bullied by his self-absorbed older brother, so he withdraws from his fractured family, seeking refuge in his art.

Vance wishes his younger brother would just loosen up and be cool. It was hard enough to deal with their mother’s death without Oscar getting all emotional. At least when Vance pushes himself in lacrosse and parties, he feels alive.

But when their father’s alcoholism sends him into liver failure, the two brothers must come face-to-face with their demons-and each other- if they are going to survive a very uncertain future.


empty EMPTY, the new contemporary young adult novel from K. M. Walton, releases from Simon Pulse ~ Simon & Schuster January 2013!
Dell is relentlessly teased about her weight, and she’s devastated when a tender moment with her long-time crush turns violent. Distraught and isolated after the attack, Dell’s depression—and life—spins out of control.


Finding that food no longer eases her pain, Dell turns to her mother’s prescription pain pills. But what starts as a quick fix rapidly escalates. How far will Dell go to make the loneliness, the self-loathing, the heartbreak, the shame, and the name-calling stop?


numeracyTEACHING NUMERACY:
9 Critical Habits to Ignite
Mathematical Thinking


Do some of your students arrive at wildly wrong answers to mathematical problems but have no idea why? If so, they are not alone. Many students lack basic numeracy – the ability to think through the math logically, solve problems, and apply math outside the classroom. This book outlines nine critical thinking habits that foster numeracy and details practical ways to incorporate those habits into instruction. Referencing the new common core standards, NCTM standards, and established literacy practices, the authors include, “How Can I Do This in My Math Class…Tomorrow?” applications throughout the book that show you how to:
— Monitor and repair students’ understanding
— Represent mathematics nonlinguistically
— Develop students’ mathematics vocabulary
— Create numeracy-rich lesson plans.

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crackedCRACKED


Victor hates his life. He's relentlessly bullied at school and his parents ridicule him for not being perfect. He's tired of being weak, so he takes a bottle of his mother's sleeping pills -- only to wake up in the hospital.


Bull is angry, and takes all of his rage out on Victor. He's the opposite of weak. And he's tired of his grandfather's drunken beatings, so he tries to defend himself with a loaded gun.


When Victor and Bull end up as roommates in the same psych ward, things go from bad to worse. Until they discover they just might have something in common: a reason to live.



emptyTWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES:
Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes


In this anthology, 20 authors explore the dark and hidden meanings behind some of the most beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes through short story retellings. The dark twists on classic tales range from exploring whether Jack truly fell or if Jill pushed him instead to why Humpty Dumpty, fragile and alone, sat atop so high of a wall. K. M. Walton contributed THE WELL, her dark retelling of Jack and Jill.

emptyULTIMATUM

“A heart-wrenching portrait of a dysfunctional family and its destructive force.” - Publishers Weekly, STARRED review


“Walton creates flawed, realistic characters that invite readers to root for them even as they screw up their own lives and the lives of those around them. The back-and-forth structure told in alternating voices is accomplished and offers a deep look at the complex relationship between two brothers. A sweet look at an end-of-life moment that offers surprise even as the inevitable unfolds.” - KIRKUS


"ULTIMATUM is a powerful, big-hearted read about two brothers who battle each other so hard there is no doubt they love each other. As you spiral through emotions, K.M. Walton will leave you marveling at the strength of their relationship, in good times and bad. The story of Oscar and Vance will make you want to grab your siblings, or anyone you count as family, in one very long bear-hug."

- Anthony Breznican, author of BRUTAL YOUTH and senior writer at Entertainment Weekly


“Wow, wow, wow. I am blown away by Ultimatum! I found this a powerful book—every minute of it was so painfully real. K.M. speaks her characters’ deep emotional truths.” - James Howe, bestselling author of THE MISFITS


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crackedCRACKED

"Readers who enjoy stories of dysfunction, personal growth, and redemption will love this book."

— VOYA, February 2012


"[Bull's and Victor's] stories offer a strong message of hope to the bullied and abused."

— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, April 2012


"...Walton successfully exposes the impetus of violence through well-developed central characters..."

— Publishers Weekly


"In this powerful debut novel, K.M. Walton takes an unrelenting look at the corrosive effects of bullying, sometimes coming from where one would least expect it. CRACKED crackles with emotional intensity from beginning to end."

James Howe, bestselling author of THE MISFITS

numeracyEMPTY

"Like Walton’s debut novel, Cracked (2012), Empty wades fearlessly into the desperate inner lives of abused teens. Readers will feel Dell’s pain acutely in this emotionally wrenching novel."
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“Dell is a well-drawn character, and her loneliness and hurt are palpable. Teens will be sucked into her downward spiral and will start to wonder if her situation is ever going to get better. Empty will hit home hard with teens who have been or are being tormented and should shed some light on how painful and destructive bullying is to its victims.”
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"A cautionary tale about merciless bullying . . . . Portrayals may let readers (bullied, bully or observer) slot themselves in where appropriate and heed this red flag."
KIRKUS


"Walton writes books that matter. She writes with the intent of saving lives. Words are weapons-- but as Walton has deftly illustrated in Empty-- they are also hope."
Kim Sabatini, author of Touching the Surface


"K.M. Walton's Empty is riveting, compelling, and brutally honest. Walton has crafted a very brave novel that draws readers not only into the complexities of a discarded teen's troubled world, but also toward the inevitable questions we must ask ourselves -- the questions EMPTY dares to explore."
Andrew Smith author of Grasshopper Jungle, Winger, Stick


"Empty is a brave book written by a brave writer—relentless, unblinking, harrowing."
Beth Kephart author of Small Damages & You Are My Only


numeracyTEACHING NUMERACY:
9 Critical Habits to Ignite
Mathematical Thinking


"This book is for every math teacher who has ever been frustrated and confused about why many math students 'just don't get it'. Pearse and Walton have compiled clear, concise techniques in a straightforward approach to teaching math in the 21st century. Teaching Numeracy is a must-read, must-implement guide that teachers can utilize for every math lesson." Nancy Paterni, ESE Teacher


“Higher math courses are considered gateway classes for students to achieve to higher levels. This excellent resource makes math accessible for all students and ties it all to best practices!” Rina F. Vassallo, Director of Teaching and Learning


"Teaching Numeracy is the book that all math teachers should get their hands on! The authors share their own classroom experiences in an easy-to-read, heartfelt way, and they give readers the opportunity to move from theory to practice the very next day. After reading this book, teachers will understand how to help students actually think through the math instead of just doing the math." Elizabeth Ann Moorcones, Educational Consultant


"Teaching Numeracy is refreshing and unique. Written in a conversational tone, every teacher will at some point see themselves or their classroom situation discussed in this book. It is a well-organized "filing cabinet" of research, methods, activities, suggestions, and lesson plans that align well with every elementary math curriculum." Kathleen Eross, Teacher

emptyULTIMATUM

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire (March 7, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1492635073
ISBN-13: 978-1492635079

 


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emptyEMPTY

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse (January 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1442453591
ISBN-13: 978-1442453593

 


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numeracyTEACHING NUMERACY:
9 Critical Habits to Ignite
Mathematical Thinking

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Corwin Press (March 23, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781412992237
ISBN-13: 978-1412992237
ASIN: 1412992230
Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7 x 0.7 inches

 

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crackedCRACKED

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse (January 3, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 144242916X
ISBN-13: 978-1442429161

 

 

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emptyTWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES:
Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes


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