Testing Miss Malarkey

Author: Judy Finchler
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802736369
Release Date: 2014-02-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The new school year brings standardized testing to every school and Miss Malarkey's is no exception. Teachers, students, and even parents are preparing for THE TEST-The Instructional Performance Through Understanding (IPTU) test-and the school is in an uproar. Even though the grown-ups tell the children not to worry, they're acting kind of strange. The gym teacher is teaching stress-reducing yoga instead of sports in gym class. Parents are giving pop quizzes on bedtime stories at night. The cafeteria is serving "brain food" for lunch. The kids are beginning to think that maybe the test is more important than they're being led to believe. Kids and adults alike will laugh aloud as Finchler and O'Malley poke fun at the commotion surrounding standardized testing, a staple of every school's year.

The Big Test

Author: Julie Danneberg
Publisher: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 9781607342991
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Mrs. Hartwell is preparing her class to take the Big Test. Knowing they have studied and are well-prepared, she helps the students practice how to sit quietly, fill in teh bubbles, and follow the directions. She even instructs them on proper morning-of-the-test nutrition. Mrs. Hartwell realizes she needs to teach the most valuable test-taking skill of all: learning to relax!

Tyler Tames the Testing Tiger

Author: Janet M. Bender
Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues
ISBN: 1931636273
Release Date: 2004-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Addresses the anxiety often felt by students at testing time. Provides helpful tools for parents, teachers, and counselors to prepare children for standardized and other tests.

Hygiene You Stink

Author: Cook, Julia
Publisher: Boys Town Press
ISBN: 9781934490624
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

How do you make young children understand the importance of bathing and brushing? In this ingenious tale, young readers are sure to get the message that good hygiene will improve their health and their relationships. The story centers around a fork named Jean who hates taking baths in the sink and detests showering in the dishwasher. It's a clever fable with a timeless message.

The Procrastinator

Author: Julia Cook
Publisher: Responsible Me!
ISBN: 194488209X
Release Date: 2017-02

Children in grades K-6 learn how to balance doing what needs to be done while still finding time for fun.

Cell Phoney

Author: Julia Cook
ISBN: 1937870103
Release Date: 2012-10-15
Genre: Education

Grades 2-8) After much anticipation, Joanie Maloney finally gets her very own cell phone! Knowing that owning a cell phone requires responsibility and sound judgment, Joanie's mom requires her to complete a Cell Phone Safety Course. “Mom, it's a phone... it's not a weapon!” Joanie exclaims.Along with Joanie, children will learn the six rules of cell phone usage which are designed not only to keep them safe, but also to keep them from being tempted to hurt others. By knowing the rules, children can become masters of their cell phones and avoid becoming a “Cell Phoney!” Paperback, 32 pages.

Straight from the Horse s Mouth

Author: Julia Cook
Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues
ISBN: 193787012X
Release Date: 2012-10-31
Genre: Education

(Grades 1 and Up) Horses can help people fix ANYTHING! Archie is not your average horse. He helps people get rid of their flies... you know, the things that bug us! When horses get flies, they swish their tails to make them go away, but since people don't have tails, they come to Archie for help. This creative book for all ages takes a look at how powerful using horses can be to help people heal on the inside. When people are having a tough time with life, when they can't seem to tell what is wrong and what's right. They come here to see me, and even those who have doubts, are just blown away when they figure things out. Paperback, 32 pages. Sponsored by the Dick and Helen Kelley Family Foundation, and Take Flight Farms.

How to Be Comfortable in Your Own Feathers

Author: Julia Cook
Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues
ISBN: 1937870138
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Education

(Ages 9 and up) Bluebird, along with most everyone else at school, wants to flutter like the most popular bird in their class, Hummingbird. "You should go on a diet, and work out at the gym. You could flutter like me, if your body was thin." Bluebird takes this comment seriously and starts to develop unhealthy eating habits. Mom comes to the rescue by teaching Bluebird balance and by explaining that everyone needs to feel comfortable in their own feathers. With help from the Bird Doc and the Food Voice Counselor, Bluebird learns to control the Food Voice that is living inside. "I'm working on balance one day at a time. If I keep working hard, I should be just fine." Paperback, 32 pages.

What Shoes Will You Wear Activity and Idea Book

Author: Julia Cook
Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues
ISBN: 1937870359
Release Date: 2014-10-15

The perfect companion to the "What Shoes Will You Wear?" storybook. Full of activities and worksheets, this fun book assists children in starting on the pathway of being college and career ready. The skills addressed in this book are important for career development and are essential elements in preparing kids for success in life!

A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue Activity and Idea Book

Author: Julia Cook
ISBN: 1931636923
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Genre: Education

Contains activities, discussion questions, and other exercises that teachers can use along with Julia Cook's illustrated story, "A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue," to teach students the differences between tattling and warning.

The Anti slavery Reporter

ISBN: OXFORD:555072265
Release Date: 1858
Genre: Slavery

New ser., v. 3-8 (1855-1860) include the 16th-21st annual reports of the British and Foreign Anti-slavery Society; v. 9-11 (1861-1863) include the 22nd-24th annual reports.