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|Author||: Gloria Duva DiRicco Knapp|
Black, White & Shades of Poetry is a beautiful collection of poems that will absolutely touch the hearts of many readers. The author expresses, through her poetry, a great sense of humor and wit as she reflects on family, relationships and the miracle we call life.
|Author||: Marianne Saccardi|
This book provides a wealth of read-aloud titles and related activities that provide busy teachers with the tools to help students in grades K–12 become successful writers. • Includes 14 reproducible sheets that help students practice the skills described in the book • Provides extensive bibliographies and references to all the nearly 400 books discussed • Contains an index that enables teachers to readily access different topics • Presents quotes and advice from 25 experts in the field
|Author||: Gillian McDunn|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing USA|
From the highly acclaimed author of Caterpillar Summer comes a sweet and heartfelt story of a girl's unexpected friendship that changes her forever, perfect for fans of Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Ever since her mother left a few years ago, Annie has felt like the odd one out in her family. Her dad and brother are practical and organized--they just don't understand the way she thinks, in lines and color. Everywhere she turns, she feels like an outsider, even at school, so she's been reluctant to get close to anyone. When a "Ding-Dong-Ditch" attempt goes wrong, Annie finds herself stuck making amends with Gloria, the eccentric elderly lady she disturbed. As she begins to connect with Gloria and her weird little dog, it becomes clear that Gloria won't be able to live on her own for much longer. But it's this brief and important friendship that gives Annie the confidence to let people in, and see how rich life can be when you decide to make your own luck and chart your own path to happiness. In this heartwarming novel, acclaimed author Gillian McDunn shows us that even the most unexpected friendship has the power to change us forever. Acclaim for Caterpillar Summer An Indies Introduce Pick A Texas Bluebonnet Selection A Parents Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year An Amazon Best Book of the Year
|Author||: Suzanne Lang|
|Editor||: Random House Books for Young Readers|
Jim Panzee wakes up in a bad mood one beautiful day, but he keeps denying he is grumpy even as his friends give advice for feeling better.
|Author||: Peggy Rathmann|
"Besides the beguiling story, the affable illustrations of the smiling Gloria, the accidental mayhem in the background, and the myriad safety tips -- such as 'always pull the toothpick out of your sandwhich' and 'never lick a stop sign in the winter' -- add to the enjoyment. A glorious picture book." -- The Horn Book"Rathmann is a quick rising star in the world of chidren's books. In this book, she again shows her flair for creating real characters, dramatic situations and for knowing what will make young audiences giggle and think." -- Children's Book Review Magazine"Rathman brings a lighter-than-air comic touch to this outstanding, solid-as-a-brick picture book." -- Publisher's Weekly"A five-star performance." -- School Library Journal
|Author||: Anna Dewdney|
|Editor||: Viking Childrens Books|
Roly Poly, a pangolin, is shy and afraid of new things until he discovers that some new experiences are not bad at all. Includes facts about pangolins, an endangered species.
|Author||: Anna Dewdney|
From New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of the Llama Llama books comes a new character ready to dig his way into your heart! Here come the BIG RIGS rolling down the street. Thumpa-thumpa bumpa-bumpa BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! There's Loader and Dump Truck, Backhoe and Crane. They're ready to transform a vacant lot into a neighborhood park. And who wants to help most of all? Little Excavator! But are there any jobs for someone so small? Anna Dewdney's signature rhyming text and inviting illustrations make this a perfect read aloud for for fans of things that go!
When the night of the big Halloween party arrives, all of the witches are worried about whether the youngest witch, Gloria, will be ready to present a Halloween gift. While the other witches are cooking their brew and making toad cookies, Gloria is dancing! How will she be ready to show off her magic? Will Gloria be able to show the other witches the magic of being yourself?
|Author||: Gloria Chao|
|Editor||: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers|
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets The Farewell in this incisive romantic comedy about a college student who hires a fake boyfriend to appease her traditional Taiwanese parents, to disastrous results, from the acclaimed author of American Panda. Chloe Wang is nervous to introduce her parents to her boyfriend, because the truth is, she hasn’t met him yet either. She hired him from Rent for Your ’Rents, a company specializing in providing fake boyfriends trained to impress even the most traditional Asian parents. Drew Chan’s passion is art, but after his parents cut him off for dropping out of college to pursue his dreams, he became a Rent for Your ’Rents employee to keep a roof over his head. Luckily, learning protocols like “Type C parents prefer quiet, kind, zero-PDA gestures” comes naturally to him. When Chloe rents Drew, the mission is simple: convince her parents fake Drew is worthy of their approval so they’ll stop pressuring her to accept a proposal from Hongbo, the wealthiest (and slimiest) young bachelor in their tight-knit Asian American community. But when Chloe starts to fall for the real Drew—who, unlike his fake persona, is definitely not ’rent-worthy—her carefully curated life begins to unravel. Can she figure out what she wants before she loses everything?
|Author||: Elizabeth Wetmore|
An instant New York Times Bestseller A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! "A thrilling debut that deserves your attention." –Ron Charles, the Washington Post Written with the haunting emotional power of Elizabeth Strout and Barbara Kingsolver, an astonishing debut novel that explores the lingering effects of a brutal crime on the women of one small Texas oil town in the 1970s. Mercy is hard in a place like this . . . It’s February 1976, and Odessa, Texas, stands on the cusp of the next great oil boom. While the town’s men embrace the coming prosperity, its women intimately know and fear the violence that always seems to follow. In the early hours of the morning after Valentine’s Day, fourteen-year-old Gloria Ramírez appears on the front porch of Mary Rose Whitehead’s ranch house, broken and barely alive. The teenager had been viciously attacked in a nearby oil field—an act of brutality that is tried in the churches and barrooms of Odessa before it can reach a court of law. When justice is evasive, the stage is set for a showdown with potentially devastating consequences. Valentine is a haunting exploration of the intersections of violence and race, class and region in a story that plumbs the depths of darkness and fear, yet offers a window into beauty and hope. Told through the alternating points of view of indelible characters who burrow deep in the reader’s heart, this fierce, unflinching, and surprisingly tender novel illuminates women’s strength and vulnerability, and reminds us that it is the stories we tell ourselves that keep us alive.
|Author||: Anna Dewdney|
Nothing could be sweeter than Valentine’s Day with Llama Llama! Llama Llama shows his friends and family how much he loves them with heart-shaped cards and lots of hugs.
|Author||: Laura Jensen Walker,Michael K. Walker|
|Editor||: Fleming H Revell Company|
Whether you resemble Scrooge or one of the Magi from the East, this delightful Christmas book will inspire and equip you to celebrate the season in fun, creative ways. Filled with humorous and poignant anecdotes -- from her memorable Christmas dinner of potato chips and candy bars to his contagious delight in filling Christmas stockings -- Laura's trademark humor winningly combines with Renaissance-man Michael's creativity in such chapters as "Away in a Ski Lodge," "His 'n Her Christmas Trees," and "Here Comes Doggy Paws, Here Comes Kitty Claws." Full of fun and practical how-to tips, this book will help you discover new ways to make your grown-up Christmas bright -- from hosting the perfect white-elephant gift exchange to recycling that dreaded fruitcake. Book jacket.
|Author||: Kate DiCamillo|
|Editor||: Candlewick Press|
A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America's beloved storyteller. One summer’s day, ten-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries – and comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It’s because of Winn-Dixie that Opal begins to make friends. And it’s because of Winn-Dixie that she finally dares to ask her father about her mother, who left when Opal was three. In fact, as Opal admits, just about everything that happens that summer is because of Winn-Dixie. Featuring a new cover illustration by E. B. Lewis and an excerpt of Kate DiCamillo's newest novel, Raymie Nightingale.
|Author||: Cheryl Okimoto|
Pro football player Steve Jeremiah has everything he needs, except a family. The Shepherds offer a remedy for his loneliness, but his growing attraction for Heather means they will both have to make changes that they may not be ready for.
|Author||: Billy Merrell|
|Editor||: Scholastic Inc.|
Vanilla and Hunter have been dating since seventh grade. They came out together, navigated middle school together, and became that couple in high school that everyone always sees as a couple. There are complications and confusions, for sure. But most of all, they love each other. As high school goes, though, and as their relationship deepens, some cracks begin to show. Hunter thinks they should be having sex. Vanilla isn't so sure. Hunter doesn't mind hanging out with loud, obnoxious friends. Vanilla would rather avoid them. If they're becoming different people, can they be the same couple? Falling in love is hard. Staying in love is harder.
|Author||: Janice J. Beaty|
|Editor||: Prentice Hall|
“How can we tell where children stand in their physical, cognitive, socioemotional, language, and creative development? Do we test them? Measure them? Compare them?” This textbook teaches students how to become observers and how to document their findings using one tool: The Child Development Checklist . The author posits that the best method to determine a child's strengths is for the teacher to observe the young child in the regular classroom based on a particular set of criteria. The reasons for assessing children in this manner are: It allows students of child development to gain an in-depth understanding of real children and their sequences of growth. It helps teachers of young children to become aware of each child's growth and to support individual development with appropriate activities and materials. Once the child's strengths have been assessed, the book then provides suitable lesson plans and activities to support the child's development. New To This Edition: NEW! Presents new information on how to become an observer--How to get started, when and how long to observe, what to look for in children, and how to record. This is critical for new students and teachers. (See Chapter 1 Ex. p. 9, 11, 12) NEW! Suggests a lternative approaches to child assessment–These include visual documentation, i.e. art, photos, videos, and using documentation panels. This is Important for evaluating both children and program. (See Chapter 1 Ex. pp 23-26). NEW! Offers new information on self-esteem in young children–Explains how and why a child should develop a secure attachment relationship with a teacher. Sets the stage for child's success. (See Chapter 3 Ex. pp 81-82). NEW! Includes new research on the brain showing the importance of physical exercise for children–The research shows that exercises increases brain synapses that improve permanent memory development. Even clapping helps. (See Chapter 6, Ex.p.267)
|Author||: Bethan Stevens|
|Editor||: Frances Lincoln Children's Books|
The Grumpy Fairies is a funny picture book that teaches the value of getting out of a bad mood--delightfully illustrated and beautifully presented with a gold foil-accented cover. Deep in the darkest forests, under rustling leaves, live the fairies. You probably think that fairies are good, kind, and sweet. Well, a lot of them are. These helpful fairies take care of the forest and they're happy to do it. But I'm sorry to tell you that some of the fairies, particularly the littlest ones, are GRUMPY. I mean proper grumpy. I mean foot-stompy, frowny, bottom-lip-sticking-outy kind of grumpy. I mean "it's just one of those days" grumpy. But these grumpy fairies better watch out. There's a wolf about, and grumpy fairies happen to be a wolf's favorite food... This wonderful, funny book will bring a smile to the smallest (and grumpiest) of children.
|Author||: Janice J. Beaty|
|Editor||: Prentice Hall|
50 Early Childhood Literacy Strategies is the answer to the early childhood teacher's dilemma of how to teach reading to children 3, 4, and 5 years of age as mandated by the state and national governments. This book presents an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand approach involving young children's own emergence into the world of speaking and listening, reading and writing. Teachers will quickly learn what picture books and activities to use with children, how to use them, and how children can benefit from their use. They will learn what to expect as young children's writing emerges from scribbles to pictures and real words. Finally, they will come to terms with the concept of emergent literacy as it appears in preschool children and evolves into conventional literacy as it is taught in elementary school. A brief introduction to each strategy–Discussing the literacy concept associated with the strategy and what the particular strategy teaches. Sets the stage for students understanding of when, how, and with whom to use each strategy – supplies the background needed to create additional strategies to reinforce each lesson. Use of materials, content, and activities found in most early childhood classrooms–Blocks, chalk, crayons, computers, cooking, dolls, dramatics, finger paints, puppets, scissors, storytelling, etc. Makes the books' strategies immediately useful for prospective teachers' first classrooms – allows these fifty ideas to serve as templates for hundreds of additional strategies. Photos, children's art, and pupils' actual writing samples–Accompanying each strategy. Offer a genuine picture of each strategy's desired outcome – illustrate real children's authentic literacy efforts and show actual children actively engaged in each strategy.