Interactive Books

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Interactive Books

Author: Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113509814X

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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Book Summary: Movable books are an innovative area of children’s publishing. Commonly equated with spectacular pop-ups, movable books have a little-known history as interactive, narrative media. Since they are hybrid artifacts consisting of words, images and movable components, they cross the borders between story, toy, and game. Interactive Books is a historical and comparative study of early movable books in relation to the children who engage with them. Jacqueline Reid-Walsh focuses on the period movable books became connected with children from the mid-17th to the early-19th centuries. In particular, she examines turn-up books, paper doll books, and related hybrid experiments like toy theaters and paignion (or domestic play set) produced between 1650 and 1830. Despite being popular in their own time, these artifacts are little known today. This study draws attention to a gap in our knowledge of children’s print culture by showing how these artifacts are important in their own right. Reid-Walsh combines archival research with children’s literature studies, book history, and juvenilia studies. By examining commercially produced and homemade examples, she explores the interrelations among children, interactive media, and historical participatory culture. By drawing on both Enlightenment thinkers and contemporary digital media theorists Interactive Books enables us to think critically about children’s media texts paper and digital, past and present.


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.


Catch Me: A Seek-and-Find Book

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Catch Me: A Seek-and-Find Book

Author: Anders Arhoj

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452169225

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Book Summary: Cats and dogs rule—and wreak humorous havoc—in this innovative picture book that reads from front to back and back to front! In this action-packed follow-up to Find Me: A Hide-and-Seek Book, readers will delight in tracking a sly cat, Big Meow, and an elusive dog, Little Woof, through 11 richly detailed scenes populated with dogs, cats, and other cute creatures. Finding each protagonist is made even more fun with vibrant color changes on every page. Open the book from the front to search for Big Meow, then open the book from the back to turn the tables and catch Little Woof. It's two seek-and-find experiences in one book!


The Wisdom of Crowds

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The Wisdom of Crowds

Author: James Surowiecki

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307275051

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Book Summary: In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.


Go, Girls, Go!

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Go, Girls, Go!

Author: Frances Gilbert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534424830

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Book Summary: Come along for a rollicking ride in this picture book celebration of vehicles that puts girls in the driver’s seat! Girls can race…and girls can fly. Girls can rocket way up high! Piloting fire trucks, trains, tractors, and more, the girls in this book are on the go! Join them for an exuberant journey that celebrates how girls can do—and drive—anything.


Fa La La

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Fa La La

Author: Leslie Patricelli

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763665886

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 26

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Book Summary: Oh, baby! Leslie Patricelli’s one-haired wonder returns to revel in Christmas. It’s almost Christmas, and baby simply cannot contain the exuberance. There are things to decorate: a tree, a gingerbread house, a doggy! There are very creative presents to make, Santa to see (must be brave), carols to sing, not to mention the big event itself. Come celebrate the season with humor and joy as everyone’s favorite baby puts a special spin on Christmas.


Children's books, brain development, and language acquisition

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Children's books, brain development, and language acquisition

Author: Ralf Thiede

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351113976

Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Book Summary: This book correlates English-speaking children’s brain development and acquisition of language with the linguistic input that comes from children’s books. Drawing from the most current research on the developing brain, the author demonstrates how language acquisition is exclusively interactive, and highlights the benefit that accrues when that interaction includes the exploratory language play found in early childhood literature. Through discussions of specific domains of grammar, the relation of these domains to children’s literature through scaffolding, and the resultant linguistic and cognitive advantages for the child, this volume offers an innovative approach to early brain maturation.


International Handbook of Research on Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture

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International Handbook of Research on Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture

Author: Kathy Hall,Teresa Cremin,Barbara Comber,Luis C. Moll

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118323300

Genre: Education

Page: 584

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Book Summary: The International Handbook of Research in Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture presents an authoritative distillation of current global knowledge related to the field of primary years literacy studies. Features chapters that conceptualize, interpret, and synthesize relevant research Critically reviews past and current research in order to influence future directions in the field of literacy Offers literacy scholars an international perspective that recognizes and anticipates increasing diversity in literacy practices and cultures


Children's Literature and the Avant-Garde

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Children's Literature and the Avant-Garde

Author: Elina Druker,Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 902726838X

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

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Book Summary: Children’s Literature and the Avant-Garde is the first study that investigates the intricate influence of the avant-garde movements on children’s literature in different countries from the beginning of the 20th century until the present. Examining a wide range of children’s books from Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the USA, the individual chapters explore the historical as well as the cultural and political aspects that determine the exceptional character of avant-garde children’s books. Drawing on studies in children’s literature research, art history, and cultural studies, this volume provides comprehensive insights into the close relationships between avant-garde children’s literature, images of childhood, and contemporary ideas of education. Addressing topics such as the impact of exhibitions, the significance of the Bauhaus, and the influence of poster art and graphic design, the book illustrates the broad range of issues associated with avant-garde children’s books. More than 60 full-color illustrations demonstrate the impressive variety of design in avant-garde picturebooks and children’s books.


Literature and the Child

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Literature and the Child

Author: Lee Galda,Lauren A. Liang,Bernice E. Cullinan

Publisher: Nelson Education

ISBN: 1305642368

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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Book Summary: LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the genres and formats of children’s literature and guidance on using literature in the classroom. With a focus on diverse award-winning titles, this market-leading text includes beautifully written and illustrated discussions of exemplary titles for readers in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design features interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping students with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including sample teaching ideas and an emphasis on the importance of selecting and teaching complex texts. Extensive booklists provide excellent, ongoing resources and highlight texts that emphasize diversity. This text helps teachers understand how to select books that best serve their curriculum goals as well as the interests and needs of their students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Bunny Overboard

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Bunny Overboard

Author: Claudia Rueda

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145216357X

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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Book Summary: The critically acclaimed picture book series continues! In this delightful read aloud companion to Bunny Slopes and Hungry Bunny, eager children will get to go on an ocean adventure with Bunny, from a sailboat to a sunken ship, and literally appear in a mirror embedded inside the book! New York Times bestselling author Claudia Rueda's latest raucous adventure is as wild as the high seas, as surprising as sunken treasure—and as satisfying as a lemonade on a hot summer day. This nautical experience of a book will make a splash with readers, on and off land! • Perfect preschool book for lovers of bunnies, rabbits, and other furry floppy friends • Easter time, springtime gift for children Fans of The Wall in the Middle of the Book, Press Here, The Little Rabbit, and Here Comes Easter Cat will love Bunny Overboard. A book for young readers to share with their families. • Easter books • Rabbit books for preschoolers • Books for kids age 3–5


Brain Training for Babies: Teach Yourself

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Brain Training for Babies: Teach Yourself

Author: Fergus Lowe,Brigid Lowe

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1444136488

Genre: Self-Help

Page: 192

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Book Summary: Kick-start your baby's progress in life with this brilliant source of games, exercises and ideas, all of which have been proven to improve your child's intellectual development. It uses cutting-edge research, delivered by an author team which includes a leading child psychologist and a mother of two, to give you unparalleled insight into the miracle of your baby's mind and what really works to enhance it (and what doesn't). There are hundreds of 'brain training' games for you to try out with your baby, boosting everything from their language to their physical development, in a book which is fun, but stress-free, and essential reading for any and every parent interested in self-development - both their own and that of their children.


What If All the Kids Are White, 2nd Ed

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What If All the Kids Are White, 2nd Ed

Author: Louise Derman-Sparks,Patricia G. Ramsey

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807771309

Genre: Education

Page: 225

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Book Summary: In this updated edition, two distinguished early childhood educators tackle the crucial topic of what White children need and gain from anti-bias and multicultural education. The authors propose seven learning themes to help young White children resist messages of racism and build identity and skills for thriving in a country and world filled with diverse ways of being. This compelling text includes teaching strategies for early childhood settings, activities for families and staff, reflection questions, a record of 20th- and 21st-century White anti-racism activists, and organizational and website resources. Bringing this bestselling guide completely up to date, the authors: Address the current state of racism and anti-racism in the United States, including the election of the first African American president and the rise of hate groups. Review child development research with a particular emphasis on recent observational studies that show how White children enact racial power codes. Discuss implementation of the core learning themes in racially diverse early childhood education settings, state standards for preschools and pre-K classrooms, and NCLB pressures on early childhood teaching. Update all resources and appendices, including reading lists and websites for finding resources and organizations engaged in anti-racism work. Louise Derman-Sparksis a past faculty member at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California and the co-author ofTeaching/Learning Anti-Racism. Louise presents conference keynotes, conducts workshops, and consults throughout the United States and internationally.Patricia G. Ramseyis Professor of Psychology and Education at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts and author ofTeaching and Learning in a Diverse World. Praise for the First Edition— “Derman-Sparks and Ramsey offer an ‘alternative vision’ for white identity that breaks the mold….The current status of our anti-bias work demands we read [this book] and use it well” —From the Foreword byCarol Brunson Day “A dynamic blend of child development theory, social history, and the best pedagogical practice from two distinguished social justice educators—every teacher of young children should read it!” —Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College “An accessible, practical, and essential tool for every teacher of young white children. I especially appreciated the concrete suggestions and abundance of resources from two of early childhood education’s most experienced teachers.” —Paul Kivel, educator and author ofUprooting RacismandI Can Make My World a Safer Place “By starting with a strong sense of identity that is not race-based, children can move forward to cultivate an anti-racist culture. This book offers caregivers excellent frameworks and tools to make this happen.” —TC Record


Screen Time

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Screen Time

Author: Lisa Guernsey

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 046503134X

Genre: Psychology

Page: 320

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Book Summary: As a mother, Lisa Guernsey wondered about the influence of television on her two young daughters. As a reporter, she resolved to find out. What she first encountered was tired advice, sensationalized research claims, and a rather draconian mandate from the American Academy of Pediatrics: no TV at all before the age of two. But like many parents, she wanted straight answers and realistic advice, so she kept digging: she visited infant-perception labs and child development centers around the country. She interviewed scores of parents, psychologists, cognitive scientists, and media researchers, as well as programming executives at Noggin, Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, and PBS. Much of what she found flies in the face of conventional wisdom and led her to conclude that new parents will be best served by focusing on “the three C’s”: content, context, and the individual child. Advocating a new approach to television and DVDs, Guernsey focuses on infants to five-year-olds and goes beyond the headlines to explore what exactly is “educational” about educational media. She examines how play and language development are affected by background and foreground television and how to choose videos that are age-appropriate. She explains how to avoid the hype of “brain stimulation” and focus instead on social relationships and the building blocks of language and literacy. Along the way, Guernsey highlights independent research on shows ranging from Dora the Explorer to Dragon Tales, and distills some surprising new findings in the field of child development. Into the Minds of Babes is a fascinating book that points out how little credible research exists to support the AAP’s dire recommendation. Parents, teachers, and psychologists will be relieved to learn positive approaches to using videos with young children and will be empowered to make their own informed choices.


The Language Experience Approach to Literacy for Children Learning English

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The Language Experience Approach to Literacy for Children Learning English

Author: Pamela J. T. Winsor,Winsor

Publisher: Portage & Main Press

ISBN: 1553792181

Genre: English language

Page: 99

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Book Summary: The instructional framework presented in this book is intended to help teachers provide all young children, but especially English-language learners, with rich, meaningful, and interactive literacy instruction. Referred to as LEALE, the instruction is grounded in the traditional Language Experience Approach (LEA). It has been expanded to encompass principles and practices of research-based early literacy instruction as understood and presented in current professional literature. The approach is presented in an attractive, easily understood style that invites both beginning and experienced teachers to engage their students in literacy. The LEALE instructional framework presented here grew out of the many happy hours that the author spent working with children and their teachers over the years. Included are pictures and examples of classroom materials (chart stories and journals) from children in Belize, Central America, and children in urban centres in Alberta, Canada. This title also features: a brief history of LEA and its enduring merits an overview of the research that supports the enhancements of LEA included in LEALE a full description of LEALE, with examples a guide for planning instruction, including examples of unit topics and related resources descriptions of supplementary learning activities designed to enhance children s learnin recommended assessment procedures reproducible materials to aid teacher planning and record-keeping "


Parent–Child Interaction

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Parent–Child Interaction

Author: Ronald W. Henderson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483260739

Genre: Political Science

Page: 352

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Book Summary: Parent-Child Interaction: Theory, Research, and Prospects is intended (a) to provide a synthesis of a segment of this growing body of literature on interrelationships between children and their parents; (b) to examine the theoretical implications of this research; (c) to review and assess common methodological approaches to the study of home environmental influences on the development of children; and (d) to identify directions future research must take if our understanding of family influences and their place in a broader sociocultural context is to be extended. The book is organized into three parts. Part I examines theory and research on major aspects of parent-child influence processes. Part II examines the methods employed in research on family environments and considers the unique features that distinguish research on home environmental influences from traditional educational research. Part III provides different perspectives on the application of psychological knowledge to socialization processes. This book is intended for educational and developmental psychologists with interests in socialization processes as well as for practitioners who design parental programs that minimize discontinuities between competing socialization influences. This volume will also prove useful in graduate courses in educational, developmental, and community psychology; as a reference for professionals involved in school psychology, school administration, and pupil personnel work; and for psychologists and social workers involved in youth service agencies, child guidance, diagnostic clinics, parent education, and family therapy.


Home Words

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Home Words

Author: Mavis Reimer

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554587727

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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Book Summary: The essays in Home Words explore the complexity of the idea of home through various theoretical lenses and groupings of texts. One focus of this collection is the relation between the discourses of nation, which often represent the nation as home, and the discourses of home in children’s literature, which variously picture home as a dwelling, family, town or region, psychological comfort, and a place to start from and return to. These essays consider the myriad ways in which discourses of home underwrite both children’s and national literatures. Home Words reconfigures the field of Canadian children’s literature as it is usually represented by setting the study of English- and French-language texts side by side, and by paying sustained attention to the diversity of work by Canadian writers for children, including both Aboriginal peoples and racialized Canadians. It builds on the literary histories, bibliographical essays, and biographical criticism that have dominated the scholarship to date and sets out to determine and establish new directions for the study of Canadian children’s literature.


Dinosaur Devotions

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Dinosaur Devotions

Author: Michelle Medlock Adams

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400211042

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Book Summary: “Michelle Medlock Adams has created a fun, lively devotional that’s sure to appeal to dinosaur lovers of all ages. Filled with fun dino facts, journaling prompts, and Scripture, Dinosaur Devotions shares truth from God's Word in a way that kids will understand and enjoy. What a great way to get children interested in the Bible." —Victoria Osteen, New York Times bestselling author and copastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas Dinosaur Devotions will help your middle grade children dig deeper into the Word while uncovering fascinating facts about dinosaurs! These 75 devotions also include segments like Dino Stats, Bible Excavation, Digging Deeper, Did You Know?, and Jurassic Journaling. Dinosaur Devotions blends fun dinosaur facts with a deeper understanding of God’s Word, making your child's faith journey an extra fun adventure! Award-winning author Michelle Medlock Adams offers Dinosaur Devotions—a fun way to help your dinosaur-loving kids connect with God. These 75 devotions include bright, colorful illustrations and uncover facts about specific dinosaur species while providing spiritual insight and easy-to-understand takeaways that will encourage your children to take their faith to the next level! Your kids will also love segments like Dino Stats (a dinosaur's measurements), Bible Excavation (a main Bible verse), Digging Deeper (self-reflection questions), Did You Know? (fun facts), and Jurassic Journaling (creative writing opportunities) that make this devotional interactive and even more memorable.


Fashionable Childhood

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Fashionable Childhood

Author: Annamari Vänskä

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472568478

Genre: Social Science

Page: 264

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Book Summary: Fashionable Childhood is the first book to critically examine representations of children and childhood through fashion media. Focussing on themes such as innocence, sexuality, class, and gender, this book provides a detailed and fascinating overview of the topic over the last 40 years. With case studies of advertising campaigns from international fashion brands such as Calvin Klein, Dior, Ralph Lauren and in-depth research into Italy's special edition of Vogue dedicated to childrenswear, Vogue Bambini, Fashionable Childhood examines the ways children's fashion is presented globally. With the market for children's fashion witnessing rapid growth in recent years, this exciting book will be of particular interest and value to students of fashion marketing, promotion, journalism, history, and theory.


MR. FROGGY'S DILEMMA

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MR. FROGGY'S DILEMMA

Author: James Mikel Wilson

Publisher: Gatekeeper Press

ISBN: 1642372404

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 38

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Book Summary: "Mr. Froggy’s Dilemma" is a children’s true story about a frog badly in need of rescuing. As the reader will discover, Mr. Froggy got into trouble over his head as well as too big for his flippers. Perhaps in some ways we have all been there at one time or another. This story appeals to a child about seven to eleven years of age who is inquisitive about the natural environment. But, it may also be enjoyable to an adult who likes to read with children and who has had a similar surprise encounter with one of Mother Nature’s creatures, like getting slightly pinched by one on the beach during a casual stroll. Mr. Froggy’s Dilemma invites the young reader to answer some questions and to conduct outside research to augment the tale. If an adult is reading with the child, the story provides interactive windows of opportunity to explore science, climate change, and the environment. As the reader will discover, one feature makes Mr. Froggy exceptional. Here is a sample of reader comments: “This is such a lovely story. I like that it's written in the form of a letter to your grandchildren but also in a voice that engages any child in the adventure of Mr. Froggy.” "Readers, old and young alike, will be touched by this grandfather’s wish to share an encounter with nature with his beloved grandchildren. This book entertains, introduces scientific vocabulary and encourages children to step outside of their comfort zone. Lovely, tender and unique!"