Author: Elizabeth Winthrop
Release Date: 2007
Profiles American children's author Elizabeth Winthrop. Includes biographical information, news items, details of upcoming events, and an interview with the author. Lists her books and provides access to a newsletter. Features a different quote every week and includes instructions for ordering out of print titles. Links to a message board.
Incarceron is a prison so vast that it contains not only cells and corridors, but metal forests, dilapidated cities, and wilderness. It has been sealed for centuries, and only one man has ever escaped. Finn has always been a prisoner here. Although he has no memory of his childhood, he is sure he came from Outside. His link to the Outside, his chance to break free, is Claudia, the warden's daughter, herself determined to escape an arranged marriage. They are up against impossible odds, but one thing looms above all: Incarceron itself is alive . . .
Moyun Nessa has passed away; Raja is struggling to cope with it, especially when he has to look after his father and his younger brother, Suna Miah. However the death of his mother has made Raja's life more meaningful. Raja understands that life is a gift and how you deal with that is between yourself and your God.
Author: Harold D. Underdown
Release Date: 2008-05-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
'Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know.' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout. - Offers practical advice on getting started and on dealing with out-of-print books. - Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres. - Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor. - Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix. - Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.
Four-hundred-twenty-five books are reviewed in this superb collection. A Second Look, Native Americans in Childrens Books gives a thorough examination of the books as a guide for parents, teachers, librarians, and administrators interested in books for children. Anyone involved in selecting books will find this guide useful in working through the maze of available materials. Andie Peterson, one of the few women to be awarded an Eagle Feather, has provided a meaningful criteria to help in judging books. She outlines ways for objectively studying books to draw conclusions as to the suitability for the reader. She writes candidly about books filled with stereotypes, hurtful images, and damaging text and illustrations. She writes eloquent, glowing reviews of the books that are real treasures. She writes: On a daily basis, children must face the hidden curriculum that lets them know where they fit in, whether they can achieve their goals, whether they even dare to dream. An overwhelming part of that hidden curriculum begins with books that are more narrative and illustrations; they are books that carry a message of politics and values. Andie advises that in selecting Native American books, the non-Native child must be considered, also. She counsels that hurtful books set in motion attitudes of prejudice that persist for years. She states that she has reviewed books with older copyrights because they are still on the shelves in libraries and available via the Internet. She says reading the older books helps to understand how adults have formed ideas about Native people. She says: After all, if its in a book in the library, people believe it to be true. Its time to disturb the peace and end the ritual of damage. A Second Look, Native Americans in Childrens Books By Andie Peterson
Author: Montrose Jonas Moses
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
Release Date: 2008-08
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Author: Thomas D. Kratzok
Release Date: 2007-03-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
A hippo named Happy had a hurt toe. He was afraid to go to the doctor. When he finally did he realized how silly he really was. Your children will learn in a hilarious way that doctors can really make you feel better.
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date: 2007-08-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
In three separate scrumptious stories, children help adults solve problems related to food, first by saving a restaurant from being shut down, second by untangling a mess in a spaghetti factory, and finally by selling donuts to raise funds for a stolen car. Simultaneous. 45,000 first printing.
Moose Family Close Up is the first in a series of books for children about how the wild animals families live in North America. Sharma Krauskopf, a popular children's book author, tells the story. We meet Mama and Papa Moose first in the cold of winter and follow them as they raise their son, Junior. It is a remarkable tale and one most children would never get to see. It is a rare opportunity for the reader to experience what growing up as a Moose in the wilderness is like.
Author: Judy Freeman
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Judy Freeman has developed a comprehensive handbook with thoroughly annotated lists of the 2006's best children's books, lesson plans, teacher's guides, stories, songs, and Internet resources. The Winners! Handbook starts with an extensive booklist of Judy's 100 best books of 2006, including many of the big award winners. (If you own Judy's Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3, it follows the same format. Indeed, you can consider the new Winners! Handbook the first update to that book.) Each entry includes a meaty and thoughtful annotation, a germ (a series of practical, do-able, useful, pithy ideas for reading, writing, and illustrating prompts and other activities across the curriculum); a useful list of exemplary related titles; and subject designations for each title to ascertain where the book might fit thematically into your curricular plan or program. There's also a title, author, and subject index for easy access. You find scores of useful and fun ideas, activities, lessons, and ways you can incorporate literature into every aspect of your day and your life. From story hour to school curriculum tie-ins, the many connections include strategies for comprehension, critical thinking skills, research, and problem-solving; songs, games, crafts, songs, plenty of great across-the-curriculum poetry, creative drama and Reader's Theater, storytelling, booktalking, and book discussion. Most of the books included are fabulous read-alouds, read-alones, and natural choices for Guided Reading, Literature Circles, or Book Clubs.
Have you ever wanted to be someone else? A Day at the Ballpark takes a contemporary story and combines it with a Biblical message to teach our children core values. This story is about Bobby the Baseball, Gary the Glove and a mean bat they call Bully the Bat. It is a fun little story that teaches children not to think too highly of themselves but to be humble. It also encourages them to be content with the way God made them by teaching that God has given each person a unique purpose in life. A Day at the Ballpark is the first book in a series of Christian children's books called The Wannabe Kids. These books teach kids that with God in their lives, they can be anything they Wannabe.