I Am Peace

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I Am Peace

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Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351282

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Book Summary: When the world feels chaotic, find peace within through an accessible mindfulness practice from the bestselling picture-book dream team that brought us I Am Yoga. Express emotions through direct speech. Find empathy through imagination. Connect with the earth. Wonder at the beauty of the natural world. Breathe, taste, smell, touch, and be present. Perfect for the classroom or for bedtime, Susan Verde’s gentle, concrete narration and Peter H. Reynolds’s expressive watercolor illustrations bring the tenets of mindfulness to a kid-friendly level. Featuring an author’s note about the importance of mindfulness and a guided meditation for children, I Am Peace will help readers of all ages feel grounded and restored.


My Friends/Mis Amigos

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My Friends/Mis Amigos

Author: Taro Gomi

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452122598

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Book Summary: A little girl experiences the many gifts of friendship in this edition of the colorful children’s book presented simultaneously English and Spanish. Vibrant illustrations and a simple, rhythmic text are perfectly blended in this spirited homage to friendship as a little girl recounts all the things she has learned from an enchanting menagerie of animal friends: “I learned to run from my friend the horse. I learned to sing from my friends the birds. I learned to read from my friends the books. And I learned to love from a friend like you.” The bold graphic design and brightly colored illustrations that have become the trademark of Taro Gomi’s work will appeal to both children and adults. Praise for My Friends “In this ode to everyday activities and things, a free-spirited girl hops, jumps and kicks her way across the countryside, paying homage to her friends along the way. . . . Gomi’s meticulous sense of design and careful use of brilliantly colored, highly delineated images imbues the story with a sense of the wonder and delight to be derived from life’s simplest—but bountiful—moments.” —Publishers Weekly “A little girl recites all the pleasurable things she has learned from her friends. . . . including such meaningful things as reading and studying and, most importantly, loving. . . . An elemental story that will reach toddlers and older preschoolers alike.” —Booklist


Be Kind

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Be Kind

Author: Pat Zietlow Miller

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1250304601

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Book Summary: A New York Times bestseller! “These days, it seems more important than ever for books to show young people how to act with thoughtfulness, civility, and kindness.” —The New York Times Book Review When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind? From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference—or at least help a friend. With a gentle text from the award-winning author of Sophie's Squash, Pat Zietlow Miller, and irresistible art from Jen Hill, Be Kind is an unforgettable story about how two simple words can change the world. One of Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best Books 2018"


The Giving Tree

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The Giving Tree

Author: Shel Silverstein

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061965103

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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Book Summary: As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss these other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and A Light in the Attic!


Where the Wild Things Are - Literature Kit Gr. 1-2

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Where the Wild Things Are - Literature Kit Gr. 1-2

Author: Marie-Helen Goyetche

Publisher: Classroom Complete Press

ISBN: 1553198530

Genre: Education

Page: 57

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Book Summary: In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we feature ready-to-use information and activities for beginning readers. We include activities in language, reading comprehension and writing that focus on phonics, word study, comprehension, writing, and reading response. Start off an open discussion with the Before You Read discussion questions. Then, read the story out loud as you use the As You Read questions to engage the students in the story. Follow-up with the After You Read questions to see if the students have comprehended the story. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: This story is based on a mischievous boy named Max, who dresses up in a wolf suit and does things he shouldn't. His mom gets upset and calls him a Wild Thing! Max retaliates by screaming back to his mom, "I'll eat you up!" From within his imagination, Max's room goes from forest to ocean with Max inside the little boat where he comes up to the land of Wild Things. Max becomes lonely and he smells good things to eat. Wanting to be with someone who loved him best of all, he leaves the land of Wild Things. He comes back to his own room where he finds his supper, still hot, waiting for him. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.


The Button Book

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The Button Book

Author: Sally Nicholls

Publisher: Tundra Books

ISBN: 0735267162

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Book Summary: This silly and sweet picture book introduces young children to colors through humor and clever interactive elements. For fans of Hervé Tullet's Press Here. Here's a button. I wonder what happens when you press it? Follow a group of animal friends as they discover a collection of mysterious buttons, all of which do different things! From a blue singing button to a purple tickle button, from a rude sound button to a mysterious white button, there's only one way to find out what they do: press them all! And thankfully, there's even a sleeping button to lull the animals to sleep after a busy day. A lively introduction to colors and shapes, The Button Book is the perfect interactive book for storytime (and bedtime!).


Hello, Friends! (Blue's Clues and You!)

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Hello, Friends! (Blue's Clues and You!)

Author: Nickelodeon Publishing

Publisher: Nickelodeon

ISBN: 1649120079

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 26

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Book Summary: With this full-color storybook, boys and girls ages 0 to 3 will love meeting Blue, Josh, and the whole gang from the new Nickelodeon show Blue's Clues & You! This Nickelodeon read-along contains audio narration.


Crazy House

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Crazy House

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Jimmy Patterson

ISBN: 0316431338

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

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Book Summary: Two twins face a world of Death Row and dystopia in James Patterson's gripping thriller-perfect for fans of The Hunger Games. Seventeen-year-old Becca Greenfield was snatched from her small hometown. She was thrown into a maximum-security prison and put on Death Row with other kids her age. Until her execution, Becca's told to fit in and shut her mouth . . . but Becca's never been very good at either. Her sister Cassie was always the good twin. There were no charges. There was no trial. There will be no escape. Becca's only hope is that her twin sister will find her. That perfect little priss Cassie will stop following the rules and start breaking them, before it's too late. Because her jailers made a mistake that could get them both killed: They took the wrong twin. Crazy House is a non-stop thrill ride from James Patterson, the #1 bestselling author of Maximum Ride, Witch and Wizard, and Confessions of a Murder Suspect.


How to Catch a Snowman

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How to Catch a Snowman

Author: Adam Wallace

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1728237483

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Book Summary: From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling How to Catch series comes a new winter adventure! Our heroes' entry for the snowman contest has magically come to life—and ran away! Can YOU help catch it? Get ready for snow much fun as you travel through a winter wonderland with running, skating, and bouncing through trap after trap to catch the snowman and claim the winning prize. Will the snowman teach our heroes a lesson they'll never forget? Who snows! I don't thumpity-thump or give warm hugs— that's for my snowman friends to do. Clever kids will try to trap me, but who will catch me...YOU? Also in the How to Catch Series: How to Catch a Unicorn How to Catch a Mermaid How to Catch a Dinosaur How to Catch an Elf How to Catch a Monster and more!


High Five

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High Five

Author: Adam Rubin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525553509

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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Book Summary: A #1 New York Times bestseller from the creators of the beloved Dragons Love Tacos comes a rollicking, rhyme-tastic, interactive high five competition--starring YOU! Discover the lost art of the high five and improve your slapping skills just in time for the annual high five contest! From hand-limbering stretches to lessons on five-ing with finesse, readers are guided through a series of interactive challenges, each goofier than the next. Acclaimed creative duo Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri have dreamed up another one-of-a-kind, laugh-out-loud book that kids will beg to read again and again.


Find Fergus

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Find Fergus

Author: Mike Boldt

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1984849042

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Book Summary: Play the funniest game of hide and seek ever with Fergus, a bear who's very, very bad at hiding. The hilarious illustrator of I Don't Want to Be a Frog brings picture book fans a super-silly, interactive story that will have children giggling from start to finish. Follow huge, loveable Fergus and see all the many ways in which he is TERRIBLE at playing hide-and-seek, such as standing behind a VERY tiny tree ("Found you, Fergus! That was too easy!") or trying to camouflage in a giant crowd of bunnies and squirrels ("Try bears, Fergus. Bears!"). But wait! The game isn't over yet! The last two pages fold out into a giant panoramic look-and-find scene, where Fergus is well and truly hidden, and young readers can have fun looking for him and lots of other details in the the crowd. There are hours and hours of play value in this adorable book. Children will want to come back to it again and again.


Baby And Toddler Learning Fun

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Baby And Toddler Learning Fun

Author: Sally Goldberg

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738212202

Genre: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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Book Summary: It's never too early to share the joy of learning with a child! Sally Goldberg gives parents the tools to provide such rewarding experiences in an organized, fun way with this special book. Here are more than fifty entertaining activities to enjoy with very young children, with instructions for making the toys needed for play. Baby and Toddler Learning Fun also provides smart tips for enriching the home environment in other ways for baby's learning. As children grow, the activities can be easily adapted so they remain as much fun for a toddler as for an infant. It's quick and inexpensive to make the toys out of the stuff infants and toddlers already enjoy looking at or handling-plastic containers, stiff paper, brightly colored scraps of material, and other household items.This hands-on book not only helps parents teach babies important concepts about colors, shapes, letters, and numbers, but also brings parent and child closer through engaging playtimes. The activities aren't to be used as drills but rather as part of dynamic play that parent and child will enjoy. Charts help parents keep track of concepts as they are introduced. The activities are equally appropriate for children with learning delays.


Can an Elephant Fit in a Box? | A Size & Shape Book for Kids

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Can an Elephant Fit in a Box? | A Size & Shape Book for Kids

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541907590

Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 40

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Book Summary: This book combines size and shapes lessons with familiarization on the animal kingdom. Your kids will truly enjoy trying to estimate which animal fits what shape and imagining them placed inside boxes or cylinders. Have your children master their sizes and shapes lessons with this interactive and cool book for kids. Get a copy here.


Baby Not on Board

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Baby Not on Board

Author: Jennifer L. Shawne

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452121311

Genre: Humor

Page: 144

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Book Summary: For anyone who's wondered, "Why have kids when I could have fun instead?" here's a warm and hilarious welcome to the wonderful world of unparenting! The childfree life is growing in popularity, and finally here is a book that celebrates the wisdom and wonder of that choice. For those who cherish their white shag carpet and glass coffee table, this highly interactive book with quizzes, sidebars, and handy checklists offers a range of helpful, unparenting information including ways to throw oneself an unbaby shower and strategies for coping with dreaded OPCs (other people's children). Baby Not on Board reminds us all that having a baby is great, but NOT having a baby is really, really great.


How to Raise a Reader

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How to Raise a Reader

Author: Pamela Paul,Maria Russo

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1523508523

Genre: Family & Relationships

Page: 216

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Book Summary: An indispensable guide to welcoming children—from babies to teens—to a lifelong love of reading, written by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, editors of The New York Times Book Review. Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are? How about curling up for hours on end to discover the secret of the Sorcerer’s Stone? Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, How to Raise a Reader shows you how to instill the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading. Divided into four sections, from baby through teen, and each illustrated by a different artist, this book offers something useful on every page, whether it’s how to develop rituals around reading or build a family library, or ways to engage a reluctant reader. A fifth section, “More Books to Love: By Theme and Reading Level,” is chockful of expert recommendations. Throughout, the authors debunk common myths, assuage parental fears, and deliver invaluable lessons in a positive and easy-to-act-on way.


Help Your Child to Read: Teach Yourself

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Help Your Child to Read: Teach Yourself

Author: Dee Reid,Diana Bentley

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1444134256

Genre: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

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Book Summary: Help Your Child to Read: Teach Yourself shows you how to develop your child's skills and foster a love of books from an early age. From discovering the benefits of singing and rhyming together to learning letters and later helping them at school, it gives you all the practical advice you need to confidently help your child, whatever their age and reading ability. Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. - Gives your child a head start - Shows you how to read with your baby - Explains how to teach basic letters - Shows you how to help them make progress at school


Over in the Arctic

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Over in the Arctic

Author: Marianne Berkes

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1584694580

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Book Summary: Learning becomes fun with a book about the Arctic ecosystem! In Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow, amazing artwork will inspire children in classrooms and at home to appreciate ecology, environment, and the world around us! The perfect book series about animal habitats for kids, Over in the Arctic teaches early learners about animals living in the arctic, which doubles as a fun, interactive, counting book for kids! Teachers and parents, here is another favorite from Marianne, who has a special talent. The kids think it's entertainment while teachers and parents think it's a great lesson about the Arctic! This book combines singing, counting, and full-body action with terrific cut-paper illustrations that kids will want to imitate. Over in the Arctic, the snow goose "honks" and the wolf "howls." Children too will joyfully honk and howl while they count the baby animals and sing to the tune of "Over in the Meadow." And they'll hunt for hidden animals on each page. A big plus for educators are several pages of extension ideas for curriculum and art projects as well as resources on the web and elsewhere. Parents, teachers, gift givers, and many others will find: captivating illustrations of paper cut animals which will inspire many an art project! backmatter that includes further information about the Arctic ecosystem and the animals that live there Music and song lyrics to "Over in the Arctic" sung to the tune of "Over in the Meadow". A book for young readers learning to count, with an interactive, hidden pictures element included!


The Early Literacy Handbook

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The Early Literacy Handbook

Author: Dominic Wyse,Christine Parker

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1909280135

Genre: Education

Page: 117

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Book Summary: The heart of this book is a new approach to the teaching of language and literacy. Its focus is exemplary classroom practice built on rigorous theory and evidence.The approach combines new theory and dynamic practice in its advocacy for contextualised teaching. This book shows how the teaching of smaller units of language, such as sentences, words, letters and phonemes, follows naturally from the context of whole texts. The book offers: practical examples, photographs from settings, case studies and action points to help any practitioner working with young children to develop one of the most crucial life skills, advice on how to build on children's motivation using whole texts, clear guidance on phonics teching in an appropriate context and a unique blend of new theory and dynamic practice.


Who Will You Be?

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Who Will You Be?

Author: Andrea Pippins

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 1984849506

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Book Summary: For fans of I Am Enough, The Day You Begin, and The Wonderful Things You Will Be, here is a poignant picture book about how family and community help shape the wonderful people our children become. My child, my little one, Who will you be when you are grown? There's loving kindness in your eyes, like your daddy's and boldness in your heart, like your grandma's. Will you be like them? So begins this loving picture book about a mama who wonders who her child will grow up to be. Will her little one be curious like Grandpa and adventurous like Auntie Amina? Compassionate like Amy and joyful like cousin Curlena? Moving from family members to the wider community, she muses about which attributes her child will possess. A perfect gift for a baby shower, birthday, or graduation. Who Will You Be? features gorgeous artwork and gentle words that celebrate childhood and is an ode to the power of our village--and a reminder that every child is uniquely wonderful.


Talking with Your Toddler

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Talking with Your Toddler

Author: Teresa Laikko,Laura Laikko

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1612435890

Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

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Book Summary: A HANDY PARENT'S GUIDE THAT TURNS PROFESSIONAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT INTO CHILD'S PLAY Are you concerned that your child is not verbalizing? The solution may be as simple as a game. Talking with Your Toddler teaches you how to stimulate speech using everyday play. It makes learning to talk fun and engaging for your child. With proven therapies and easy-to-follow activities, Talking with Your Toddler makes an ideal home companion. - Tips to promote talking throughout the day - Hands-on games that teach new words - Tricks for turning drive time into talk time - Fun ways to promote further practice - Techniques for keeping kids engaged Written by experienced speech professionals, this book’s straightforward approach is equally useful for parents at home, teachers in the classroom or therapists in a clinic.


Intellectual Development

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Intellectual Development

Author: Dave Riley

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605543403

Genre: Education

Page: 160

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Book Summary: To the untrained eye, many of the common activities in early childhood settings may not seem educational. In reality, research shows that these activities are actually learning tools that promote children's intellectual development. Why do we sort blocks and sing nursery rhymes with children, and what do they learn from these activities? Intellectual Development answers these questions and investigates the link between the best practices in early childhood education and the science of child development. This book will help teachers answer the question “Why do we do what we do?” Chapters cover language and literacy development, early number learning, and musical and artistic development. The book also contains information on early learning standards, practice tips, and recommended readings.


Raising Confident Readers

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Raising Confident Readers

Author: J. Richard Gentry

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738214191

Genre: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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Book Summary: Raise a Child Who Loves to Read How do kids really learn to read? And how can you encourage interest in reading and writing from the start? In Raising Confident Readers, based on the five phases of literacy development, Dr. J. Richard Gentry provides fun and easy ways to teach your child to read and write successfully. When it comes to language, the most critical brain growth happens in early childhood. Raising Confident Readers shows you how to activate and accelerate this capacity for learning: The key is to introduce the right activities at the right time. Whether your child is a baby or toddler, in preschool or kindergarten, or first or second grade, Dr. Gentry helps you identify your child’s literacy phase and take the next steps to build writing, reading, and spelling skills. You’ll discover: How your child’s brain learns to read—and why encouraging drawing and scribbling is as essential as reading aloud The best at-home activities to develop literacy early, naturally, and joyfully Recommended children’s books for each phase Strategies for overcoming dyslexia, delayed reading, and other challenges Checklists and a milestones diary to celebrate your child’s progress As your child moves through the five phases, they’ll soon be sounding out and spelling words correctly, reading chapter books independently, and writing creative stories on their own. Complete with samples of children’s writing throughout, Raising Confident Readers is an essential resource to foster your child’s lifelong love of reading.


Raising Resilient Sons

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Raising Resilient Sons

Author: Colleen Kessler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1646040759

Genre: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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Book Summary: You're a caring mother of boys, part of the "boy mom" phenomenon—now learn how to raise your son to be compassionate, empathetic, and emotionally intelligent with this parenting guide made just for you. Raising a boy, also known as being a “boy mom,” is tough in today’s culture. We want our sons to grow into strong men who will stand up for what’s right and take care of those they love, but we also want them to share their thoughts, show their feelings, and express emotions in appropriate ways. At its core, we need to teach our boys empathy. That’s where emotional intelligence comes in. Boys need to understand what they’re feeling in any given situation and be able to regulate themselves accordingly. In this first-ever book combining emotional intelligence with parenting specific to boys, boy moms will learn how to help their sons: - identify and name their emotions - develop empathetic listening skills - nurture positive and lasting relationships with others - tackle life with a growth mindset - use strategies like mindfulness to regulate their emotions With Raising Resilient Sons, parents will be equipped with the tools they need to build up their sons into the men they know they can be—men who look for the good, spread kindness, react with empathy, and lead with strength and resilience.


Get Real with Storytime: 52 Weeks of Early Literacy Programming with Nonfiction and Poetry

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Get Real with Storytime: 52 Weeks of Early Literacy Programming with Nonfiction and Poetry

Author: Julie Dietzel-Glair,Marianne Crandall Follis Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440837392

Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 337

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Book Summary: This is a complete, year-long programming guide that shows librarians how to integrate nonfiction and poetry into storytime for preschool children in order to build literacy skills and overall knowledge. • Helps librarians meet children's interests in "real stuff" and reach more children—especially boys—in storytime • Provides new and effective ways to build early literacy skills using a unique blend of the "literary" and the "real" • Supports national and state standards that emphasize the use of more nonfiction and informational text • Enables librarians to make better use of their existing collections


Pediatric Disorders of Regulation in Affect and Behavior

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Pediatric Disorders of Regulation in Affect and Behavior

Author: Georgia A. DeGangi

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128098775

Genre: Psychology

Page: 548

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Book Summary: Pediatric Disorders of Regulation in Affect and Behavior, second edition is a skills-based book for mental health professionals working with children experiencing disorders of self-regulation. These children are highly sensitive to stimulation from the environment, emotionally reactive, and have difficulty maintaining an organized and calm state of being. Children with these struggles often have difficulty adapting to changing demands at home and school. The child may additionally struggle with bipolar or mood disorder, anxiety, depression, obsessive–compulsive disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, eating or sleep disorders, and/or attention-deficit disorder. This book will help professionals integrate treatment strategies that address the individual’s regulatory, sensory integration, and mental health problems. The book is organized with each chapter discussing a different form of dysregulation in eating, sleep, mood regulation, anxiety, attention, and behavioral control. Chapters begin with developmental and neurobiological underpinnings of the problem, include clinical observations, and close with diagnosis and treatment strategies. Recommended treatments integrate aspects of dialectical behavioral therapy, mind–body therapies and sensory integration techniques, and interpersonal therapy. Checklists for diagnosis and treatment planning are included at the conclusion of each chapter with an appendix of 20 skill sheets for use in treatment. Practical skill-based treatment book for mental health and occupational therapists Addresses eating, sleep, mood, attention, and behavioral control Presents integrated treatment using sensory integration, DBT, interpersonal therapy, and more Includes checklists and skill sheets for use in treatment


International Handbook of Literacy and Technology

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International Handbook of Literacy and Technology

Author: Michael C. McKenna,Linda D. Labbo,Ronald D. Kieffer,David Reinking

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135609578

Genre: Education

Page: 440

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Book Summary: This Handbook provides a comprehensive and international representation of state-of-the art research, theory, and practice related to principal areas in which significant developments are occurring in the study of literacy and technology. It offers a glimpse of the commonalities faced by literacy educators around the world, together with specific challenges raised by unique circumstances. Volume I of this Handbook endeavored to lay essential groundwork for the study of literacy and technology; it retains an explanatory value that will not weaken over time. Volume II differs considerably in conception. It assumes for the most part a higher level of expertise on the part of readers, and the projects and applications described by the contributors are characterized by greater sophistication. The scope of technology use is broader, and the challenges that have emerged are in sharper focus. A powerful feature of this volume is the addition of commentaries from experts across the field on the potential of technology in key dimensions of literacy. The title of Volume II has changed slightly to reflect the inclusion of contributions on a broad geographic basis. It is now a truly international Handbook, with chapter authors from six countries and five continents. The International Handbook of Literacy and Technology: Volume II is organized in five sections: *The Role of Technology in the New Literacies; *Technology Applications with Specific Populations; *Literacy Software and the Internet; *Teacher Education and Professional Development; and *The Potential of Technology in Key Dimensions of Literacy. The effects of technology on literate activity have been both sweeping and subtle, marked by an increasing variety of changes that are difficult to evaluate and project. Perhaps the only prediction that can be offered with certainty is that the impact of technology is irreversible. Specific changes may come and go, but literacy and technology seem inextricably linked. This Handbook is dedicated to that linkage and to examining the intricacies that define it. International Handbook of Literacy and Technology: Volume II is an essential reference for researchers, professionals, and students in reading/literacy education, literacy and technology, educational technology, and related areas, and will serve well as a text for upper-level and graduate courses on these topics.


Literacy Assessment and Intervention for Classroom Teachers

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Literacy Assessment and Intervention for Classroom Teachers

Author: Beverly A. DeVries

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135110814X

Genre: Education

Page: 562

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Book Summary: The fifth edition of this comprehensive resource helps future and practicing teachers recognize and assess literacy problems, while providing practical, effective intervention strategies to help every student succeed. DeVries thoroughly explores the major components of literacy, offering an overview of pertinent research, suggested methods and tools for diagnosis and assessment, intervention strategies and activities, and technology applications to increase students' skills. Updated to reflect the needs of teachers in increasingly diverse classrooms, the fifth edition addresses scaffolding for English language learners, and offers appropriate instructional strategies and tailored teaching ideas to help both teachers and their students. Several valuable appendices include assessment tools, instructions and visuals for creating and implementing the book's more than 150 instructional strategies and activities, and other resources. New to the Fifth Edition: Up-to-date and in line with ILA, CCSS, and most state and district literacy standards, this edition also addresses the important shifts and evolution of these standards. New chapter on Language Development, Speaking, and Listening covers early literacy, assessment, and interventions. New intervention strategies and activities are featured in all chapters and highlight a stronger technology component. Updated Companion Website with additional tools, resources, and examples of teachers using assessment strategies.


Magical Mythology

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Magical Mythology

Author: Stuti Gupta

Publisher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

ISBN: 8194790867

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 152

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Book Summary: Ever wondered how baby Rama got the moon to play with? And how little Krishna defeated a big, black snake to get his ball. Hanuman and Ganesha are also up to something adventurous. Join these little heroes as they swing between being naughty, heroic, curious, creative and thoroughly entertaining. In Magical Mythology, we have put together more than twenty fascinating and unheard of stories from the rich Indian mythology. The stories will amaze you, amuse you and will leave you wanting to read more. You will also find in the book: ° Beautiful illustrations ° Colouring pages ° Word games and puzzles ° Life lessons at the end of stories ° Creative activities ° Lots of fun


Art and Intimacy

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Art and Intimacy

Author: Ellen Dissanayake

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 029599746X

Genre: Art

Page: 268

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Book Summary: To Ellen Dissanayake, the arts are biologically evolved propensities of human nature: their fundamental features helped early humans adapt to their environment and reproduce themselves successfully over generations. In Art and Intimacy she argues for the joint evolutionary origin of art and intimacy, what we commonly call love. It all begins with the human trait of birthing immature and helpless infants. To ensure that mothers find their demanding babies worth caring for, humans evolved to be lovable and to attune themselves to others from the moment of birth. The ways in which mother and infant respond to each other are rhythmically patterned vocalizations and exaggerated face and body movements that Dissanayake calls rhythms and sensory modes. Rhythms and modes also give rise to the arts. Because humans are born predisposed to respond to and use rhythmic-modal signals, societies everywhere have elaborated them further as music, mime, dance, and display, in rituals which instill and reinforce valued cultural beliefs. Just as rhythms and modes coordinate and unify the mother-infant pair, in ceremonies they coordinate and unify members of a group. Today we humans live in environments very different from those of our ancestors. They used ceremonies (the arts) to address matters of serious concern, such as health, prosperity, and fecundity, that affected their survival. Now we tend to dismiss the arts, to see them as superfluous, only for an elite. But if we are biologically predisposed to participate in artlike behavior, then we actually need the arts. Even -- or perhaps especially -- in our fast-paced, sophisticated modern lives, the arts encourage us to show that we care about important things.


Sex is a Funny Word

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Sex is a Funny Word

Author: Cory Silverberg

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609806077

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Book Summary: 2016 Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction 2016 ALA Stonewall Book Award, Honor Book 2016 ALA Notable Children's Book A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identities, Sex Is a Funny Word is an essential resource about bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8 to 10 as well as their parents and caregivers. Much more than the "facts of life" or “the birds and the bees," Sex Is a Funny Word opens up conversations between young people and their caregivers in a way that allows adults to convey their values and beliefs while providing information about boundaries, safety, and joy. The eagerly anticipated follow up to Lambda-nominated What Makes a Baby, from sex educator Cory Silverberg and artist Fiona Smyth, Sex Is a Funny Word reimagines "sex talk" for the twenty-first century.


Musical Children

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Musical Children

Author: Carolynn Lindeman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135124115X

Genre: Music

Page: 296

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Book Summary: Musical Children: Engaging Children in Musical Experiences, Second Edition, is designed for students majoring in early childhood or elementary education, or music education. It highlights the important role music plays in a child’s education and life, offering a practical resource for bringing together music and young children during these important early years. Thirty-seven engaging musical experiences help pre-service and in-service teachers—some who may only have a limited background in music—learn how to make music a part of their students’ daily lives, with strategies that are ideal both in and out of the classroom. Musical Children is an invaluable guide to assist teachers in engaging children in meaningful, joyful, and playful musical experiences. NEW to the second edition: The 2014 National Core Music Standards Updated and expanded prekindergarten chapter Greater focus on music fundamentals Expansion of Dalcroze, Orff, Kodály, and Music Learning Theory approaches Discussion questions and projects for each chapter Addition of an Autoharp®, Chromaharp®, and QChord® instructional unit All 49 audio tracks from the musical experiences now available for online listening, hosted or linked to popular music streaming services A new companion website is home to numerous resources, including all audio files, supplementary notated songs, charts for instrument study, and information on IDEA and children with disabilities.


What's in the Sky, Dear Dragon?

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What's in the Sky, Dear Dragon?

Author: Margaret Hillert

Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

ISBN: 1684443695

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Book Summary: Read Along or Enhanced eBook: A boy and his pet dragon look at both the day and night skies. They learn about the sun, moon, animals, and airplanes that move through the sky. This pre-primer book contains high-frequency and sight words. Teacher resources include reading activities to strengthen phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Beginning Reader with word list.


Basics Interactive Design: User Experience Design

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Basics Interactive Design: User Experience Design

Author: Gavin Allanwood,Peter Beare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474238726

Genre: Design

Page: 184

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Book Summary: By putting people at the centre of interactive design, user experience (UX) techniques are now right at the heart of digital media design and development. As a designer, you need to create work that will impact positively on everyone who is exposed to it. Whether it's passive and immutable or interactive and dynamic, the success of your design will depend largely on how well the user experience is constructed. User Experience Design shows how researching and understanding users' expectations and motivations can help you develop effective, targeted designs. The authors explore the use of scenarios, personas and prototyping in idea development, and will help you get the most out of the latest tools and techniques to produce interactive designs that users will love. With practical projects to get you started, and stunning examples from some of today's most innovative studios, this is an essential introduction to modern UXD.


Dear Dragon Goes to the Zoo

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Dear Dragon Goes to the Zoo

Author: Margaret Hillert

Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

ISBN: 1684443768

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: Read Along or Enhanced eBook: A boy and his pet dragon visit the zoo and see animals of all different shapes and sizes. This pre-primer book contains high-frequency and sight words. Teacher resources include reading activities to strengthen phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Beginning Reader with word list.


The Brothers and Sisters Learn to Write

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The Brothers and Sisters Learn to Write

Author: Anne Haas Dyson

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807776564

Genre: Education

Page: 256

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Book Summary: Building on her groundbreaking work in Writing Superheroes, Anne Dyson traces the influence of a wide-ranging set of “textual toys” from children’s lives—church and hip–hop songs, rap music, movies, TV, traditional jump-rope rhymes, the words of professional sports announcers and radio deejays—upon school learning and writing. Wonderfully rich portraits of five African American first–graders demonstrate how children’s imaginative use of wider cultural symbols enriches their school learning. Featuring lively and engaging vignettes of children who are often left behind by our educational system, this book: Provides a detailed view of written language development from inside a particular childhood culture.Shows that children bring a rich folk culture to school and demonstrates how they “remix” their cultural references to accommodate school tasks such as writing.Turns the traditional educational view inside out by starting from inside a child’s culture and looking out toward the demands of school, rather than starting on the outside of the child and looking in.Provides concrete examples of how children’s cultural literacy practices translate into classroom practices and, in turn, into practices of academic success. “The most significant work that has ever been done in this area. It is superior in every respect and Anne Dyson writes like a dream.” —Tom Newkirk, University of New Hampshire “This book is unique in that it features students who draw on the cultural experiences of the Black church, sister and brother play–family games, rap, and Black popular music. It should be ideal in courses on literacy learning.” — Arnetha Ball, School of Education, Stanford University


Social Work With Multi-Family Groups

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Social Work With Multi-Family Groups

Author: D Rosemary Cassano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317736257

Genre: Family & Relationships

Page: 122

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Book Summary: Here is a remarkable new volume for understanding the interrelatedness of the primary family group and the formed therapeutic group. Multiple family therapy is a special type of group practice that involves the members of several families meeting together with a professional to work on common family concerns. Rosemary Cassano, acclaimed for her qualitative research on multiple family group therapy, has produced an exciting volume that reflects the diversity of client populations and patterns and processes in these groups. Social Work With Multi-Family Groups reveals to the professional what actually goes on in the process of group interactions and practitioner interventions. In this state-of-the-art volume, social workers set forth a specific and careful definition of multiple family practice and examine the successful use of multi-family groups with families with child-labeled problems, institutionalized elderly suffering from physical and cognitive impairments and their family members, patients with life-threatening illness and their families, and several other support groups. Each of the practical examples illustrates how professionals can design helping systems for their clients that combine both professional and peer help and activate the help that is embedded in each client’s own family.


Birth Models That Work

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Birth Models That Work

Author: Robbie E. Davis-Floyd,Lesley Barclay,Jan Tritten,Betty-Anne Daviss

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520943333

Genre: Social Science

Page: 496

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Book Summary: This groundbreaking book takes us around the world in search of birth models that work in order to improve the standard of care for mothers and families everywhere. The contributors describe examples of maternity services from both developing countries and wealthy industrialized societies that apply the latest scientific evidence to support and facilitate normal physiological birth; deal appropriately with complications; and generate excellent birth outcomes—including psychological satisfaction for the mother. The book concludes with a description of the ideology that underlies all these working models—known internationally as the midwifery model of care.


The Snow Baby

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The Snow Baby

Author: Margaret Hillert

Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

ISBN: 1684443954

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: Read Along or Enhanced eBook: A brother and sister play outside after a big snowfall and find a little lost animal. Beautifully re-illustrated with a fresh and appealing look, these Beginning-to-Read books foster independent reading and comprehension. Using high frequency words and repetition, readers gain confidence while enjoying stories about everyday life and adventures. Educators' resources include reading reinforcement activities and a word list in the back. Activities focus on foundational, language and reading skills. Sections include phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Teachers’ notes available on website.


A Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas

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A Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas

Author: Adam Briggle

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 1631490087

Genre: Science

Page: 352

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Book Summary: From the front lines of the fracking debate, a “field philosopher” explores one of our most divisive technologies. When philosophy professor Adam Briggle moved to Denton, Texas, he had never heard of fracking. Only five years later he would successfully lead a citizens' initiative to ban hydraulic fracturing in Denton—the first Texas town to challenge the oil and gas industry. On his journey to learn about fracking and its effects, he leaped from the ivory tower into the fray. In beautifully narrated chapters, Briggle brings us to town hall debates and neighborhood meetings where citizens wrestle with issues few fully understand. Is fracking safe? How does it affect the local economy? Why are bakeries prohibited in neighborhoods while gas wells are permitted next to playgrounds? In his quest for answers Briggle meets people like Cathy McMullen. Her neighbors’ cows asphyxiated after drinking fracking fluids, and her orchard was razed to make way for a pipeline. Cathy did not consent to drilling, but those who profited lived far out of harm’s way. Briggle's first instinct was to think about fracking—deeply. Drawing on philosophers from Socrates to Kant, but also on conversations with engineers, legislators, and industry representatives, he develops a simple theory to evaluate fracking: we should give those at risk to harm a stake in the decisions we make, and we should monitor for and correct any problems that arise. Finding this regulatory process short-circuited, with government and industry alike turning a blind eye to symptoms like earthquakes and nosebleeds, Briggle decides to take action. Though our field philosopher is initially out of his element—joining fierce activists like "Texas Sharon," once called the "worst enemy" of the oil and gas industry—his story culminates in an underdog victory for Denton, now nationally recognized as a beacon for citizens' rights at the epicenter of the fracking revolution.


Cultural Semiotics, Spenser, and the Captive Woman

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Cultural Semiotics, Spenser, and the Captive Woman

Author: Louise Schleiner

Publisher: Lehigh University Press

ISBN: 9780934223362

Genre: Fiction

Page: 278

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Book Summary: "In Cultural Semiotics, Spenser, and the Captive Woman, author Louise Schleiner uses concepts from A. J. Greimas to analyze The Shepheardes Calender (1579) as a discourse and as a definitive text for the Elizabethan "political unconscious," in the sense of Fredric Jameson, who also drew on Greimas. The book demonstrates sociolinguistic patterns at work in Elizabethan ideological conflicts, at a level that shows how those patterns were related to the energies of people's sexuality and their political and religious commitments. Through explaining this libidinal and political functioning of the Calender, in its time and for Spenser as a new poet, the book identifies an "ideologeme," widely observable in England of the 1580s and 1590s: that of the captive/capturing woman, a unit of interfactional and interclass discourse." "As well as discussing Spenser, two chapters include examples from music and balladry and use the "captive woman" construct to analyze material from such figures as Lyly, Shakespeare, the composer John Dowland, the Countess of Pembroke, and Queen Elizabeth I. A concluding chapter on the Calender's proferred text-readership game shows Spenser evolving his ordering of the twelve eclogues through inventing a strategic frame for them, an implied story that both celebrates and leaves behind his passionate friendship with Gabriel Harvey."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved