2013-09-10

Sky Color

By ,
  • Full Title : Sky Color
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • ISBN Code : 0763667900
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The sky’s no limit as the author-illustrator of The Dot and Ish winds up his Creatrilogy with a whimsical tale about seeing the world a new way. Features an audio read-along! Marisol loves to paint. So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can’t wait to begin! But how can Marisol make a sky without blue paint? After gazing out the bus window and watching from her porch as day turns into night, she closes her eyes and starts to dream. . . . From the award-winning Peter H. Reynolds comes a gentle, playful reminder that if we keep our hearts open and look beyond the expected, creative inspiration will come.


2010-07-01

Little Pea

By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Full Title : Little Pea
  • Author : Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • ISBN Code : 1452103801
  • Pages : 36
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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If Little Pea doesn't eat all of his sweets, there will be no vegetables for dessert! What's a young pea to do? Children who have trouble swallowing their veggies will love the way this pea-size picture book serves up a playful story they can relate to.


2020-04-15

Coronavirus: A Book for Children

By Elizabeth Jenner,Kate Wilson,Nia Roberts
  • Full Title : Coronavirus: A Book for Children
  • Author : Elizabeth Jenner,Kate Wilson,Nia Roberts
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • ISBN Code : 1536219215
  • Pages : 28
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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“An elegant, effective work. Download this now, read it immediately, share it with everyone you know.” —School Library Journal (starred review) This informative and accessible guide for young readers defines the coronavirus, explains why everyday routines have been disrupted, and lays out how everyone can do their part to help. With child-appropriate answers and explanations, the book addresses key questions, like: How do you catch coronavirus and what happens if you have it? Why are people so worried about it? Is there a cure? Why do we have to stay home? What can I do to help? And what happens next?


2020-01-01

Always More Love

By Erin Guendelsberger
  • Full Title : Always More Love
  • Author : Erin Guendelsberger
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1728225779
  • Pages : 40
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The ideal interactive book for children and the perfect Valentine's day book for kids! For readers of Don't Push the Button and Press Here comes an all-new interactive story full of humor and sweetness that proves there's always more love! Always More Love is a heartwarming story and fun, interactive experience for families to read and share together, because the love for those special ones in your life only expands more and more each day. Just tap, press, shake, touch, or flip the board book and then turn the page to find out the many ways love grows! The perfect gift for: Toddlers and young children ages 3-6 Preschool learners: great for at-home toddler learning activities! Valentine's Day: the perfect Valentine's gift for children and toddler Valentine's book! Baby showers Birthdays Holiday stocking stuffer Easter baskets and more! I love you so much, but there's more in my heart. How is that possible? Well, where do I start?


2010-09-21

The Search for WondLa

By Tony DiTerlizzi
  • Full Title : The Search for WondLa
  • Author : Tony DiTerlizzi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1442413034
  • Pages : 496
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Now in paperback, Tony DiTerlizzi’s New York Times bestselling, richly illustrated modern classic. When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her: She knows that other humans exist because of an item she treasures—a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, “WondLa.” Tony DiTerlizzi honors traditional children’s literature in this totally original space-age adventure—one that is as complex as an alien planet, but as simple as a child’s wish for a place to belong.


2017-12-13

Baker's Dozen

By Heather Forest
  • Full Title : Baker's Dozen
  • Author : Heather Forest
  • Publisher : Triangle Interactive, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 168444019X
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Read Along or Enhanced eBook: The baker, Van Amsterdam becomes known in Colonial America for baking his St. Nicholas cookies but his greed drives hime to he become stingy in his business. When an old woman buys a dozen cookies from him and expects to receive 13, he withholds the last one. Unfotunately, his business goes downhill until the day she returns for 12 more cookies. But this time he gives her an extra measure and the custom of offering a "baker's dozen" or 13 items spreads throughout the colonies.


2012-03-13

The Righteous Mind

By Jonathan Haidt
  • Full Title : The Righteous Mind
  • Author : Jonathan Haidt
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 0307907031
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The bestseller that challenges conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to conservatives and liberals alike—a “landmark contribution to humanity’s understanding of itself” (The New York Times Book Review). Drawing on his twenty-five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt shows how moral judgments arise not from reason but from gut feelings. He shows why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different intuitions about right and wrong, and he shows why each side is actually right about many of its central concerns. In this subtle yet accessible book, Haidt gives you the key to understanding the miracle of human cooperation, as well as the curse of our eternal divisions and conflicts. If you’re ready to trade in anger for understanding, read The Righteous Mind.


2020-08-11

I Promise

By LeBron James
  • Full Title : I Promise
  • Author : LeBron James
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 0063017342
  • Pages : 40
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! An Instant Indie Bestseller! *An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A B&N Best Book of the Year* A great gift for tiny go-getters and big dreamers! NBA champion and superstar LeBron James pens a slam-dunk picture book inspired by his foundation’s I PROMISE program that motivates children everywhere to always #StriveForGreatness. Just a kid from Akron, Ohio, who is dedicated to uplifting youth everywhere, LeBron James knows the key to a better future is to excel in school, do your best, and keep your family close. I Promise is a lively and inspiring picture book that reminds us that tomorrow’s success starts with the promises we make to ourselves and our community today. Featuring James’s upbeat, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations perfectly crafted for a diverse audience by New York Times bestselling artist Nina Mata, this book has the power to inspire all children and families to be their best. Perfect for shared reading in and out of the classroom, I Promise is also a great gift for graduation, birthdays, and other occasions. Plus check out the audiobook, read by LeBron James's mother and I Promise School supporter Gloria James!


2018-11-13

Children's books, brain development, and language acquisition

By Ralf Thiede
  • Full Title : Children's books, brain development, and language acquisition
  • Author : Ralf Thiede
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1351113976
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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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.


2015-07-15

Children's Literature and the Avant-Garde

By Elina Druker,Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer
  • Full Title : Children's Literature and the Avant-Garde
  • Author : Elina Druker,Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • ISBN Code : 902726838X
  • Pages : 295
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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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.


2014-06-24

Diversity Programming for Digital Youth: Promoting Cultural Competence in the Children's Library

By Jamie Campbell Naidoo
  • Full Title : Diversity Programming for Digital Youth: Promoting Cultural Competence in the Children's Library
  • Author : Jamie Campbell Naidoo
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN Code : 1610694880
  • Pages : 187
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Combining information about outreach to diverse populations, selection of culturally diverse children's print and digital media, and library programming, this book is the tool librarians need to promote cultural understanding through engaging children's programs designed for today's culturally diverse youth. • Provides specific evaluation criteria for selecting high-quality new digital media with cultural content • Offers outlines for digital storytime programs that combine new digital media with children's literature representing diverse cultures • Presents examples of successful cultural literacy programs for children and families • Describes how librarians can promote cultural competence in children via new digital media and match digital apps with multicultural children's literature for use in library programming • Includes interviews with successful children's librarians engaged in cultural literacy programs and digital storytimes


2015-01-26

Crash Course in Storytime Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

By Penny Peck
  • Full Title : Crash Course in Storytime Fundamentals, 2nd Edition
  • Author : Penny Peck
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN Code : 1610697847
  • Pages : 225
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This manual is a "one-stop shop" on how to present storytimes to suit different audiences including bilingual learners, special needs children, and those in a variety of settings such as Head Start, preschools, and day care situations. • Features strategies for using sign language and adapting storytime for special needs children • Includes ideas for expanding storytimes using hands-on learning, crafts, toys, and play


2020-05-12

Bunny Overboard

By Claudia Rueda
  • Full Title : Bunny Overboard
  • Author : Claudia Rueda
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • ISBN Code : 145216357X
  • Pages : 80
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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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


2013-02-26

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

By Kathy Hall,Teresa Cremin,Barbara Comber,Luis C. Moll
  • Full Title : 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 Code : 1118323300
  • Pages : 584
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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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


2016-11-14

Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem

By Steffen Saifer
  • Full Title : Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem
  • Author : Steffen Saifer
  • Publisher : Redleaf Press
  • ISBN Code : 1605545139
  • Pages : 312
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An encyclopedic how-to guide for the universal early childhood program problems. Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem attempts to provide solutions to every possible problem faced by early childhood teachers—before teachers encounter them. This classic resource has been updated to focus on current issues faced by educators, including teaching twenty-first century life skills, technology, and cultural responsiveness. This easy-to-use guide gives you quick practical help, now! Educators will save time and energy with over eight hundred solutions to two hundred problems, including: Daily dilemmas and classroom issues Partnering with families to raise happy children Dealing with problematic behaviors from co-workers Learning to take care of yourself to prevent burn-out Steffen Saifer, EdD, a former early childhood teacher and Head Start director and trainer, is currently an international consultant and writer based in Spain. He has worked on projects for the Open Society Foundation, The World Bank, and UNICEF, in many countries including Bangladesh, Russia, and Zimbabwe. Dr. Saifer works with programs on culturally responsive curriculum development and implementation and with universities to develop graduate programs for ECD teachers, administrators, and leaders. When in the United States, Saifer resides in Portland, Oregon


2017-09-12

There's a Monster in Your Book

By Tom Fletcher
  • Full Title : There's a Monster in Your Book
  • Author : Tom Fletcher
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN Code : 1524764574
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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UH OH! There's a MONSTER in YOUR book! Shake, wiggle, and tickle the monster out in this interactive bedtime read-aloud that launched the Who's In Your Book series--and is perfect for a spooktacular gift this Halloween! With the irresistible pull of Hervé Tullet’s Press Here and the charm of The Monster at the End of This Book, this inviting and interactive read-aloud will have kids tilting, spinning, and shaking the book to get the adorable little monster out! That’s right! He’s out of the book . . . and in their room somewhere. OH-NO!! Bestselling author and musician Tom Fletcher and illustrator Greg Abbott have created a monster that readers will fall in love with—and want to play with—again and again! It will get your own little monster tuckered out and snuggled in! Don't miss a single story in the Who's In Your Book series! • There's a Monster In Your Book • There's a Dragon In Your Book • There's an Elf In Your Book • There's an Alien in Your Book ...and more books to come! Children's Choice Award Honor Book (K-2nd grade) "Playful, engaging, and full of opportunities for empathy—a raucous storytime hit." —Kirkus Reviews


2019-09-12

Understanding Kids, Play, and Interactive Design

By Mark Schlichting,Barbara Chase
  • Full Title : Understanding Kids, Play, and Interactive Design
  • Author : Mark Schlichting,Barbara Chase
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 0429667558
  • Pages : 388
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is a way of sharing insights empirically gathered, over decades of interactive media development, by the author and other children’s designers. Included is as much emerging theory as possible in order to provide background for practical and technical aspects of design while still keeping the information accessible. The author's intent for this book is not to create an academic treatise but to furnish an insightful and practical manual for the next generation of children’s interactive media and game designers. Key Features Provides practical detailing of how children's developmental needs and capabilities translate to specific design elements of a piece of media Serves as an invaluable reference for anyone who is designing interactive games for children (or adults) Detailed discussions of how children learn and how they play Provides lots of examples and design tips on how to design content that will be appealing and effective for various age ranges Accessible approach, based on years of successful creative business experience, covers basics across the gamut from developmental needs and learning theories to formats, colors, and sounds


2018-12-03

How and Why to Read and Create Children's Digital Books

By Natalia Kucirkova
  • Full Title : How and Why to Read and Create Children's Digital Books
  • Author : Natalia Kucirkova
  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • ISBN Code : 1787353478
  • Pages : 202
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How and Why to Read and Create Children's Digital Books outlines effective ways of using digital books in early years and primary classrooms, and specifies the educational potential of using digital books and apps in physical spaces and virtual communities. With a particular focus on apps and personalised reading, Natalia Kucirkova combines theory and practice to argue that personalised reading is only truly personalised when it is created or co-created by reading communities. Divided into two parts, Part I suggests criteria to evaluate the educational quality of digital books and practical strategies for their use in the classroom. Specific attention is paid to the ways in which digital books can support individual children’s strengths and difficulties, digital literacies, language and communication skills. Part II explores digital books created by children, their caregivers, teachers and librarians, and Kucirkova also offers insights into how smart toys, tangibles and augmented/virtual reality tools can enrich children’s reading for pleasure. How and Why to Read and Create Children's Digital Books is of interest to an international readership ranging from trainee or established teachers to MA level students and researchers, as well as designers, librarians and publishers. All are inspired to approach children’s reading on and with screens with an agentic perspective of creating and sharing. Praise for How and Why to Read and Create Children's Digital Books 'This is an exciting and innovative book – not least because it is freely available to read online but because its origins are in primary practice. The author is an accomplished storyteller, and whether you know, as yet, little about the value of digital literacy in the storymaking process, or you are an accomplished digital player, this book is full of evidence-informed ideas, explanations and inspiration.' Liz Chamberlain, Open University 'At a time when children's reading is increasingly on-screen, many teachers, parents and carers are seeking practical, straightforward guidance on how to support children's engagement with digital books. This volume, written by the leading expert on personalised e-books, is packed with app reviews, suggestions and insights from recent international research, all underpinned by careful analysis of digital book features and recognition of reading as a social and cultural practice. Providing accessible guidance on finding, choosing, sharing and creating digital books, it will be welcomed by those excited by the possibilities of enthusing children about reading in the digital age.' Cathy Burnett, Professor of Literacy and Education, Sheffield Hallam University


2012-11-29

Best iPad Children's Books

By Sean Mosley
  • Full Title : Best iPad Children's Books
  • Author : Sean Mosley
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN Code : 1300446919
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The complete list of top children's books for iPad, Nook and Kindle. We spent a whole year reviewing, reading, interviewing kids and parents to find out which books for iPad were fun. "So we did all the previewing work for you." You don't have to waste money trying out new books that your child does not like. This book is filled with 5 star rating titles. Including descriptions and features.


2019-07-23

Reading in the Digital Age: Young Children’s Experiences with E-books

By Ji Eun Kim,Brenna Hassinger-Das
  • Full Title : Reading in the Digital Age: Young Children’s Experiences with E-books
  • Author : Ji Eun Kim,Brenna Hassinger-Das
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3030200779
  • Pages : 296
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This edited book focuses on affordances and limitations of e-books for early language and literacy, features and design of e-books for early language and literacy, print versus e-books in early language and literacy development, and uses of and guidelines for how to use e-books in school and home literacy practices. Uniquely, this book includes critical reviews of diverse aspects of e-books (e.g., features) and e-book uses (e.g., independent reading) for early literacy as well as multiple examinations of e-books in home and school contexts using a variety of research methods and/or theoretical frames. The studies of children’s engagement with diverse types of e-books in different social contexts provide readers with a contemporary and comprehensive understanding of this topic. Research has demonstrated that ever-increasing numbers of children use digital devices as part of their daily routine. Yet, despite children’s frequent use of e-books from an early age, there is a limited understanding regarding how those e-books are actually being used at home and school. As more e-books become available, it is important to examine the educational benefits and limitations of different types of e-books for children. So far, studies on the topic have presented inconsistent findings regarding potential benefits and limitations of e-books for early literacy activities (e.g., independent reading, shared reading). The studies in this book aim to fill such gaps in the literature.