Sylvester and the magic pebble

Author: William Steig
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 0138816816
Release Date: 1987-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In a moment of fright, Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock but then can not hold the pebble to wish himself back to normal again.

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

Author: Anne Troy
Publisher: Novel Units
ISBN: 1561370193
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Children

Suggests activities to be used in the classroom to accompany the reading of Sylvester and the magic pebbles by William Steig.

Pebble Trouble

Author: William Steig
ISBN: OCLC:52905637
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Donkeys

Part of the "Between the lions" web site from PBS Kids, provides a printable, read-aloud version of the story "Sylvester and the magic pebble" by William Steig.

Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds

Author: Margaret Bald
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9780816071517
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Censorship

Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds, Revised Edition profiles the censorship of many such essential works of literature. The entries new to this edition include extensive coverage of the Harry Potter series, which has been frequently banned in the United States on the grounds that it promotes witchcraft, as well as entries on two popular textbook series, The Witches by Roald Dahl, Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran, and more. Also included are updates to such entries as The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie and On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.

Caldecott Connections to Science

Author: Shan Glandon
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563086875
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Education

Take advantage of the appeal and power of Caldecott award literature to enhance elementary level learning. In these three volumes the author demonstrates how to use award-winning books as springboards to grasping science, social studies, and language arts concepts-and to expand student awareness and appreciation of illustration techniques. For each Caldecott title there is background information on the illustrations, curriculum connections, lesson plans, and support materials for teaching. The books include an array of individual and collaborative projects, many of which foster collaborations between library media specialists and classroom teachers.

Intellectual Freedom Manual

Author: American Library Association. Office for Intellectual Freedom
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838935613
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Education

Libraries, havens for the free exchange of ideas and information, face wide-ranging challenges relating to privacy and censorship from government, special interest groups, and others. With the updated seventh edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual, librarians have practical support at hand to address these troubling problems. This bible for intellectual freedom includes the most up-to-date intellectual freedom guidelines, policies, and interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights, along with the ALA Code of Ethics and Freedom to Read Statement. Eight newly Amended policies include: Access for Children and Young Adults to Nonprint Materials; Access to Electronic Information, Services, and Networks; Access to Library Resources and Services Regardless of Sex, Gender Identity, or Sexual Orientation; Access to Resources and Services in the School Library Media Program; Exhibit Spaces and Bulletin Boards; Free Access to Libraries for Minors; Labels and Rating Systems; and Restricted Access to Library Materials. Intimidation; The Freedom to Read Statement; and the Policy Concerning Confidentiality of Information about Library Users. New articles from leading experts address timely issues. Now, like never before, libraries must stand strong as beacons of intellectual freedom for all. ALA's Intellectual Freedom Manual provides the answers they need.

After the Story s Over

Author: Linda K. Garrity
Publisher: Good Year Books
ISBN: 0673388360
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Children

Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

Literature Based Mini Lessons

Author: Susan Lunsford
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0439086825
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Education

Use the magic of picture books to teach kids essential word skills. This guide features 15 engaging, reproducible lessons to help students become more fluent readers. Illustrations.

Math Stories

Author: Marian Bartch
Publisher: Good Year Books
ISBN: 9781596472228
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Education

Discover the math lessons students can learn from activities based on 56 carefully selected childrens books. Each book offers 28 fully described activity units supported by three or four reproducible handouts; units specify correlations to standards set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. In activities based on reading Jumanji, for example, students distinguish between probable and improbable events, do mapping on a coordinate grid, and write about what would happen if their own favorite game suddenly became real. Grades K-6. Answer keys. Illustrated. Good Year Books.

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books

Author: Gail D. Nordstrom
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442239241
Release Date: 2014-08-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books is a practical and easy-to-use reference handbook explaining what makes the art in Caldecott Medal and Honor books distinguished. It is a useful manual for librarians, teachers, and others who want to better understand picture book illustration.

Books on Wheels

Author: Janice McArthur
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563085356
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Education

Presents a guide to children's literature and activities revolving around such themes as farm animals, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and poetry, along with teaching strategies that encourage children to read.

Breaking the Magic Spell

Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813137803
Release Date: 2002-07-05
Genre: Social Science

This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines the enduring power of fairy tales and the ways they invade our subjective world. In seven provocative essays, Zipes discusses the importance of investigating oral folk tales in their socio-political context and traces their evolution into literary fairy tales, a metamorphosis that often diminished the ideology of the original narrative. Zipes also looks at how folk tales influence our popular beliefs and the ways they have been exploited by a corporate media network intent on regulating the mystical elements of the stories. He examines a range of authors, including the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, Ernst Bloch, Tolkien, Bettelheim, and J.K. Rowling to demonstrate the continuing symbiotic relationship between folklore and literature.