Author: Mem Fox
Publisher: Merrymakers Distribution
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Many sheep fill Mem Fox's cozy book, Where Is the Green Sheep? The sleepy and super-soft green sheep is a perfect toy to cuddle up with at bedtime, naptime or any time a comfy companion is needed. Safe for all ages, perfect for ages newborn to 4.
Author: Judith Wells Lindfors
Publisher: Teachers College Press
The more teachers understand about how children learn to talk, the more they can help children become avid, joyful readers and writers. Drawing on a large body of research and her own volunteer work at a family shelter, Lindfors concisely identifies several important commonalities across oral and written language. Taking the compelling perspective that it’s all language, she traces children’s emergent literacy from infancy through the early school years. The book incorporates abundant examples from a diverse range of children engaged in authentic literacy experiences. Lindfors describes a set of principles that teachers can build on as they help young students learn to read and write using the oral language processes they already know. “A valuable resource for teacher educators.” —Gail Perry, New Books Editor, Young Children “Children’s Language offers a return to sanity in children’s early literacy development—an appeal for ‘joy in a literate community’ with logic and evidence to support it.” —Peter Johnston, the University at Albany–SUNY “Once again, with her unique insights, Judith Lindfors describes and updates children’s oral and written language development to inform those of us who work with young children.” —Yetta M. Goodman, Regents Professor Emerita, University of Arizona, College of Education “Children’s Language gives us a front row seat at a spectacular show. This book should appeal to anyone who has ever been intrigued by young children’s language learning.” —Carole Edelsky, Arizona State University
Author: Jacqueline B
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Family & Relationships
This book is a guide to teaching your toddler independence, the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors, and finally, reading and writing, to become confident, smart and clever with a solid start in life. Teaching your toddler from the age of 18 months is the best time to start, as they are ready and want to learn. Each section deals with a separate skill and guides you through the process of starting and extending each topic. By following through and doing the exercises, you will help your child to master concepts and ideas which will be useful throughout their childhood and into adulthood. Because this book has specific ideas on how to get going, your toddler will not only quickly outshine all the the others but will also be able to amaze everyone with their advanced skills. You deserve the best, and it gets no better than - HOW TO TEACH YOUR TODDLER TO BE SMART
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
100 Need-to-Know Words for Kindergarten features 64 pages of activities that include coloring, tracing, word puzzles, and more to help children master the most important 100 words essential to reading readiness. The Skills for School series makes learning simple with colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions. Each book focuses on different early learning skills, allowing you to choose the book that best fits your child’s areas of improvement. The practice pages include fun activities that help build your child’s confidence in the subject matter and school. Each book also includes fun stickers that are great for motivating and rewarding your child.
Author: Fiona Higgins
Publisher: Boldwood Books Ltd
'The gripping tale of an exceptional, misunderstood child... This book will get people talking for sure' Sally Hepworth Meet Jackson - a very unusual boy in a world that prefers 'normal'... Julia Curtis is a busy mother of three, with a husband often away for work, an ever-present mother-in-law, a career, and a house that needs doing up. Her fourteen-year-old daughter, Milla, has fallen in love for the first time, and her youngest, Ruby, is a nine-year-old fashionista who can out-negotiate anyone. But Julia’s eleven-year-old son, Jackson, is different. Different to his sisters. Different to his classmates. In fact, Jackson is different from everyone. And bringing up a child who is different isn’t always easy. Then, one Monday morning, Jackson follows his new friend Digby into the school toilets. What happens inside changes everything; not only for Jackson, but for every member of his family. Julia faces the fight of her life to save her unusual boy from a world set up for ‘normal’. An extraordinary boy. The mother who loves him. The fight of their lives. Bestselling novelist Fiona Higgins returns with a heart-stopping, devastating, but ultimately uplifting story about loyalty, love and forgiveness. Praise for Fiona Higgins: 'An Unusual Boy is the gripping tale of an exceptional, misunderstood child. I found myself glued to this book from start to finish. While reading it, you can’t help but become Jackson’s mother, and the mother of every child who is misunderstood in our society. This book will get people talking for sure.' Sally Hepworth bestselling author of The Mother-in-Law and The Family Next Door 'An Unusual Boy is a beautifully-written book and a page-turner, but it’s the powerful descriptions of family relationships and friendship, both toxic and supportive, that will stay with me. Ultimately uplifting and hugely emotional, this is a wonderful and unusual book.’ Louise Douglas, bestselling author of The House by the Sea 'A tender-hearted story of loving patience triumphing in the face of impossible odds. Original, engaging and beautifully written.' Amanda Brookfield 'An Unusual Boy' is the unforgettable story of an exceptional child and his flawed but loving family, told with Fiona Higgin's characteristic intelligence, deep empathy and insight.' Virginia Lloyd, author of Girls at the Piano ‘Absorbing, intelligent, moving and real, An Unusual Boy is a novel with both heart and brains... a story tailor-made for our times.’ Kylie Ladd, author of The Way Back 'Oh, how I fell in love with this charming book! Fiona Higgins manages to strike the perfect balance of humour and poignancy to create a heart-warming and insightful novel that oozes humanity. I defy any reader not to fall in love with young Jackson and his idiosyncratic 'super powers'.' Joanna Nell, author of The Single Ladies of the Jacaranda Retirement Village 'An Unusual Boy is not only a compelling read, it’s an important one. This tale of an ordinary family dealing with the complexities of raising an extraordinary child had me gripped from the very first page. Intelligently written, this moving story will have book clubs talking long into the night. Fiona Higgins at her finest!' Lisa Ireland, author of The Shape of Us
Author: Eliakim Littell,Robert S. Littell
Author: Karen Seberg
Publisher: Key Education Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Instill a love of language in English Language Learners in grades PK–3 using Vocabulary Building Games and Activities. This 240-page book helps students build vocabulary to become successful English speakers. It provides dozens of strategies for teaching new words through storytelling, songs, and pictures books and includes more than 1,000 reproducible picture and word cards with a guide for selecting the appropriate words. The book also includes tips for supporting young English learners.
Author: Brent Dodge
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
From Screen to Theme: A Guide to Disney Animated Film References Found Throughout the Walt Disney World(r) Resort is your guide to finding references to some of your favorite Disney animated films. Also within the book, you will find recaps of some of your favorite Disney animated films, fun facts, and helpful hints on where you can meet some of your favorite Disney characters. Brent Dodge has been a self proclaimed "Disney nerd" his entire life. He has been visiting Walt Disney World since he was one, and after spending more than 600 days in the parks and reading up on everything Disney, he has become known as a Disney "expert" by family and friends. He continues to visit the parks multiple times a year and currently resides in Delafield, Wisconsin.
Author: Michael J. Puri
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The music of Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), beloved by musicians and audiences since its debut, has been a difficult topic for scholars. The traditional stylistic categories of impressionism, symbolism, and neoclassicism, while relevant, have offered too little purchase on this fascinating but enigmatic work. In Ravel the Decadent, author Michael Puri provides an innovative and productive solution by locating the aesthetic origins of this music in the French Decadence and demonstrating the extension of this influence across the length of his oeuvre. From an array of Decadent topics Puri selects three--memory, sublimation, and desire--and uses them to delineate the content of this music, pinpoint its overlap with contemporary cultural discourse, and link it to its biographical context, as well as to create new methods altogether for the analysis and interpretation of music. Ravel the Decadent opens by defining the main concepts, giving particular attention to memory and decadence. It then stakes out contrasting modes of memory in this music: a nostalgic mode that views the past as forever lost, and a more optimistic one that imagines its resurrection and reanimation. Acknowledging Ravel's lifelong identity as a dandy--a figure that embodies the Decadence and its aspiration toward the sublime--Puri identifies possible moments of musical self-portraiture before stepping back to theorize dandyism in European musical modernism at large. He then addresses the dialectic between desire and its sublimation in the pairing of two genres--the bacchanal and the idyl--and leverages the central trio of concepts to offer provocative readings of Ravel's two waltz sets, the Valses nobles et sentimentales and La valse. Puri concludes by invoking the same terms to identify a topic of "faun music" that promises to create new common ground between Ravel and Debussy. Rife with close readings that will satisfy the musicologist, Ravel the Decadent also suits a more general reader through its broadly humanistic key concepts, immersion in contemporary art and literature, and clarity of language.