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This Is Not a Valentine

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 1452169152

Publisher : Chronicle Books

Number of Pages : 48

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 849


Book Summary: This book is not a valentine. It doesn't have lacey edges or sugary hearts. But it is full of lucky rocks, secret hiding spots, and gumball machine treasures. This is a book about waiting in line and wishing for cinnamon buns. About recognizing that if you care so much about someone not thinking you care, maybe you really do. But wait—isn't that exactly what love is about? Maybe this book is sort of a valentine after all. A testament to handmade, wacky, bashful, honest love—sure to win over the hearts of all readers—this offering from debut picture book author Carter Higgins and children's book veteran Lucy Ruth Cummins is the perfect gift to celebrate every relationship, from parent to child, sibling to sibling, partner to partner, crush to crush. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.

The Night Before Valentine's Day

Author : Natasha Wing

ISBN10 : 1101636688

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 718


Book Summary: It's the sweetest holiday of the year! Celebrate love and Valentine's Day with card-making, tasty treats, and more in this installment of Natasha Wing's best-selling series. Join in on all of the colorful fun, and then come along to school the next morning for a day of parties and games!

A Crankenstein Valentine

Author : Samantha Berger

ISBN10 : 0316257648

Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Number of Pages : 40

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 984


Book Summary: Even the crankiest monsters have hearts in this Valentine tale from fan favorite author Samantha Berger and Caldecott medalist illustrator Dan Santat. Cheesy cards, allergy-inducing bouquets, and heart-shaped everything? YECHHHH! It's enough to turn anyone into a monster! An ordinary kid becomes Crankenstein on the most lovey-dovey, yuckiest day of the year: Valentine's Day. Can Crankenstein find a way to turn his sour day sweet? Can a monster find a little love in his heart? Find out in the monstrously funny A Crankenstein Valentine.

Unless It Moves the Human Heart

Author : Roger Rosenblatt

ISBN10 : 9780062037251

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 176

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Viewed : 867


Book Summary: Multiple award-winner Roger Rosenblatt has received glowing critical acclaim for his exceptional literary works—from the hilarious novels Lapham Rising and Beet to his poignant, heartbreaking, ultimately inspiring memoir Making Toast. With Unless It Moves the Human Heart, the revered novelist, essayist, playwright, and respected writing teacher offers a guidebook for aspiring authors, a memoir, and an impassioned argument for the necessity of writing in our world. In the tradition of Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, Rosenblatt’s Unless It Moves the Human Heart provides practical insights and advice on the craft, exquisitely presented by one of contemporary literature’s living treasures.

Mr. Goat's Valentine

Author : Eve Bunting

ISBN10 : 1634707885

Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1928


Book Summary: After reading in the newspaper that it's Valentine's Day, Mr. Goat sets out in search of very special gifts for his first love. But just what would a goat choose as the perfect gifts to show how he feels? Readers will be in for a surprise at Mr. Goat's nontraditional selections. From acclaimed children's author Eve Bunting comes a sweet holiday tale sure to warm hearts on Valentine's Day and every day of the year.

Heart to Heart

Author : Lois Ehlert

ISBN10 : 148148088X

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 40

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1888


Book Summary: From beloved Caldecott Honor artist Lois Ehlert comes a clever and funny valentine celebrating love and friendship. Readers of all ages will go bananas for this pun-filled and sweet story filled with rebuses and love. Alphabet letters and bold, graphic images of fruits and vegetables come together in this endearing and playful book that is perfect for sharing.

The Storytime Handbook

Author : Nina Schatzkamer Miller

ISBN10 : 1476603537

Publisher : McFarland

Number of Pages : 280

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Viewed : 364


Book Summary: Fresh, fun ideas for children’s storytime fill this book. The author, a long-time storytime facilitator, has put together 52 weekly themes plus additional plans for holidays, all with detailed instructions for talking about the theme and choosing the books, crafts, songs, poems, games and snacks. Each storytime idea is illustrated with photographs of a suggested craft and snack for easy reference. Libraries, bookstores, preschools and parents alike can use this book to offer themed storytimes that include discussion, literature, art, music, movement and food. Options are provided for each storytime, so the ideas can be used year after year.

The Brain Power Story Hour

Author : Nancy J. Polette

ISBN10 : 078648988X

Publisher : McFarland

Number of Pages : 184

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Viewed : 1919


Book Summary: While many texts explore ways to plan and implement story times in both school and public libraries, until now no work has brought together extensive book talks and follow-up activities specifically designed to develop thinking skills in young children. This innovative study offers age-appropriate book suggestions with related questions and activities tailored to a variety of thinking skills, including verbal or linguistic thinking, divergent and creative thinking, analytical and mathematical thinking, visual or spatial thinking, and many others. The program presented in this volume was successfully developed and implemented in the preschool/kindergarten laboratory school of Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, with 90 percent of the participating children selected for gifted programs in both public and private schools. Ideal for children’s librarians, school librarians, teachers of early childhood gifted programs, parents, and homeschoolers, this study provides the tools for making any story hour a “brain power story hour.”

Big Hugs Little Hugs

Author : Felicia Bond

ISBN10 : 0698136373

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 30

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 618


Book Summary: A joyful picture book about love from the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie! Big or small, Furry or not, Here or there, Inside or out, Everyone hugs all over the world. With bold and beautiful art, mega-selling author and artist Felicia Bond crafts a picture book filled with animals hugging across the globe that celebrates the universality of love. Perfect for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, bedtime, naptime, or any time that parent and child simply want to snuggle together.

Crash Course in Storytime Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

Author : Penny Peck

ISBN10 : 1610697847

Publisher : ABC-CLIO

Number of Pages : 225

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Viewed : 982


Book Summary: 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

Empowering Families

Author : Judy Bradbury,Susan E. Busch

ISBN10 : 1317622545

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 214

Category : ,

Viewed : 701


Book Summary: The home–school connection is important to student literacy achievement. However, it can be time-consuming to develop and implement programming that keeps families engaged and involved. Empowering Families makes it easier to accomplish these goals! Chock-full of step-by-step plans for arranging a variety of parent/caregiver meetings and literacy booster events, the book enables educators to get families involved in their children’s learning in ways that are fun and non-intimidating. By hosting these events at your school, you’ll be empowering families to... read aloud to their children at home; minimize the summer slide; encourage male involvement in literacy; help their children avoid homework hassles; and much, much more! Bonus: The book includes ready-to-use handouts for your events, such as announcement sheets, follow-up evaluations, and tipsheets that describe ways parents can reinforce literacy at home. These handouts are photocopiable and the tipsheets are also available for easy download from our website at Spanish versions of the tipsheets are available on our website as well.

The Artful Year

Author : Jean Van't Hul

ISBN10 : 0834840375

Publisher : Shambhala Publications

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Family & Relationships

Viewed : 674


Book Summary: Celebrating the seasons provides a wonderful opportunity to embrace creativity together as a family. It’s also a fun way to decorate for, prepare for, and learn about the holidays we celebrate. In The Artful Year, you’ll find a year’s worth of art activities, crafts, recipes, and more to help make each season special. These artful explorations are more than just craft projects—they are ways for your family to create memories and mementos and develop creatively, all while exploring nature, new ideas, and traditions. The book includes: • Arts and crafts, using the materials, colors, and themes of the season • Ideas and decorations for celebrating the holidays together • Favorite seasonal recipes that are fun for children to help make (and eat!) • Suggested reading lists of children’s picture books about the seasons and holidays The 175+ activities in this book are perfect for children ages one to eight, and for creating traditions that appeal to all ages.

The Read-Aloud Scaffold: Best Books to Enhance Content Area Curriculum, Grades Pre-K–3

Author : Judy Bradbury

ISBN10 : 159884685X

Publisher : ABC-CLIO

Number of Pages : 180

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Viewed : 1374


Book Summary: This compendium of outstanding read-aloud choices for grades pre-K–3 will enrich and extend content area instruction, helping busy teachers to meet curriculum requirements within the confines of their busy schedules. • Detailed read-aloud plans created for trade books that scaffold learning across the curriculum in grades Pre-K–3 • Cites over 700 recently published children's trade books with annotations that correspond to content areas • Contains selections addressing a wide range of topics, including school and family matters, community, friendship, prejudice, and civil rights, as well as books containing funny stories, tall tales, nursery rhymes, and mysteries • Subject, title, and author indexes • Children's poetry anthologies to further scaffold learning in grades Pre-K–3 • Listings of wordless books and first-chapter books

Hungry Hearts

Author : Elsie Chapman,Caroline Tung Richmond,Sandhya Menon,S. K. Ali,Rin Chupeco,Anna-Marie McLemore,Rebecca Roanhorse,Sara Farizan,Jay Coles,Adi Alsaid,Sangu Mandanna,Phoebe North,Karuna Riazi

ISBN10 : 1534421874

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 1133


Book Summary: “A briliant multicultual collection that reminds readers that stories about food are rarely just about the food alone.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A stunning collection of short stories about the intersection of family, culture, and food in the lives in teens, from bestselling and critically acclaimed authors, including Sandhya Menon, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Rin Chupeco. A shy teenager attempts to express how she really feels through the pastries she makes at her family’s pasteleria. A tourist from Montenegro desperately seeks a magic soup dumpling that can cure his fear of death. An aspiring chef realizes that butter and soul are the key ingredients to win a cooking competition that could win him the money to save his mother’s life. Welcome to Hungry Hearts Row, where the answers to most of life’s hard questions are kneaded, rolled, baked. Where a typical greeting is, “Have you had anything to eat?” Where magic and food and love are sometimes one in the same. Told in interconnected short stories, Hungry Hearts explores the many meanings food can take on beyond mere nourishment. It can symbolize love and despair, family and culture, belonging and home.

That Kiss From Heaven Fell On My Heart

Author : C. Nicole Treadwell

ISBN10 : 9781462810123

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 739

Category : Family & Relationships

Viewed : 1518


Book Summary: Nicole Treadwell has a secret. If she reveals it, she will surely die. Of course, she knows it´s true because certain death is what he promised her after the "incident" in the deep woods years ago. Her fate ever in his hands, keeping the secret guts her on the inside as she struggles to make ends meet, serving as a law clerk to a dangerously ambitious judge in the Nation’s Capitol with secrets of her own. Nicole is tired--exhausted--toying with thoughts (she´s afraid to own) of letting life go. Her life is unraveling, her sound mind frayed. At the end of herself, she knows she can’t save herself, but who can? Worse, does she want to be saved? A swift reply to both questions comes in the way of a still, small voice at an unlikely time that ushers her onto a path few dare to tread or openly discuss. In contrast, Nicole´s former law school chumb and classmate, Timothy Grue, is a hotshot, private attorney who blazes notorious trails in and out of the courtroom. Both handsome and brash (owing to his kinship with privilege and social standing of a “fine” Philadelphia family), he seems to have the world on a string, every creature comfort easily within his reach, including an overabundance of company from the “fairer sex.” Despite his privilege and pedigree, Tim later learns that it came at a very high price. By a stroke of legal fortune (or misfortune), their paths collide professionally, as Tim is handpicked to represent an "A-List" Hollywood client in a lawsuit over which Nicole´s boss is the presiding judge. Not so secretly, the judge relishes the prospect of having her “fifteen seconds of fame” before the world press. Her staff knows that the attention from the paparazzi may prove to be her professional undoing--and theirs. Her job potentially on the line, Nicole contacts Tim Grue for a clandestine meeting of the minds, but will Tim take the bait and “sign on” to Nicole’s “harmless” solution? Their former friendship (on course to self-ignite or implode) sets in motion a chain of events that blast open the door to Nicole´s secret past and their bitter-sweet history; and where crises of identity, spirituality, and morality intersect, conflicting issues of race and class deepen already murky waters, as Nicole is black, and Timothy is white. Yet, as between the two, they want to know why race is still an issue at all? On the road from hell to higher ground, both learn that anything worth having is always tried by fires of a faith that asks, simply, what do you really believe? And more, can redemption ever come too late?

Hidden Hearts

Author : Larry Smith,Betty Beeby

ISBN10 : 1627876472

Publisher : Wheatmark, Inc.

Number of Pages : 300

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1561


Book Summary: The original story of Hidden Hearts: The Peterborough Letters begins when Betty Beeby finds a cache of decades-old letters and diaries in an old barn on the family property in northern Michigan. Along with veteran journalist Larry Smith, she sorts and makes sense out of dozens of letters and diaries depicting a fascinating and colorful world long gone. This is the story of Minnie Griffin and the child she bore out of wedlock in 1876. Minnie is told her son is dead a month after his birth. Instead, unbeknownst to its mother, the child has been put up for adoption. Twenty-seven years later, the son, Loren Post, seeks Minnie out. By then she has an orderly, independent life as a dressmaker in Peterborough, Ontario. The shock of learning her son is alive shatters her peace and plunges her into a tumult of raging emotions. It is 1904 when Loren takes off to meet his best friend and road buddy, Norton Pearl, at the World's Fair in St. Louis. But first he must go to Peterborough to meet and spend a week with Minnie. The adventure will take the two young men to the fair and beyond, to New Orleans, Texas, the Grand Canyon, Oregon, and Montana while Minnie pursues him with letters posted via general delivery. Captivating and comical experiences spring to vibrant life through the original writings of the young men and women whose stories intersect with Minnie and Loren and Norton. Hidden Hearts: The Peterborough Letters is an extraordinary look into 1904 America. It portrays authentic hallmarks of a particular time in our history -- the earnest appetite for culture and self-improvement; the casual, unthinking racism and sexism; and the respect for hard work and endurance. But it is also a touching human story of a family reunited that will stay with you for a long time.

Hearts of Sand

Author : Jane Haddam

ISBN10 : 1250026016

Publisher : Minotaur Books

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 713


Book Summary: The "endearing and brilliant" (Publishers Weekly) Gregor Demarkian returns with a case of an unresolved crime and a new, brutal murder, in Jane Haddam's Hearts of Sand Alwych, Connecticut, is the stereotypical old money Connecticut beach town—the best families live in mini-mansions on Beach Drive, their children go to Alwych Country Day School, and the parents have memberships to the Atlantic Club. And Chapin Waring is the worst thing that ever happened to this town. She was a well turned-out debutante from one of the richest families in Alwych until thirty years ago when the young debutante, destined to attend the right school, marry the right man, and have the right life, was revealed to a bank robber and a murderer. She disappeared, never to be heard from again. But Alwych has never forgotten her, or let her friends and family forget. So when, after a day of being spotted around town, Chapin turns up dead—stabbed to death in her family's old home—it's baffling. To learn why she died—and to end the rampant speculation and media coverage—Gregor Demarkian, retired profiler for the FBI, is brought in to finally solve the mysteries surrounding Chapin Waring. Not just how and why she died where she did, but where she'd been and what happened that night thirty years ago that set everything in motion.

Jack of Hearts

Author : Chris Collins

ISBN10 : 1490844619

Publisher : WestBow Press

Number of Pages : 254

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1358


Book Summary: Join Elizabeth Walden as she ventures through a new life in a new country. On her journey, she learns of hardships, joy, and endurance, all the while relying on her Heavenly Father, the continuity of family, and giving her heart completely.

High Mileage Hearts

Author : Beverly J. Dalton

ISBN10 : 0595847684

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 268

Category : Family & Relationships

Viewed : 1146


Book Summary: HIGH MILEAGE HEARTS takes us back into the 20th century to days when if your dog lost the use of his hindquarters, he wasn't euthanized. Instead, he maneuvered about on a wheeled, home-built cart with a high-flying flag to pinpoint his location. The nine authors explore small town and rural living in a quieter, safer, more serene time, when fear meant the possibility of a snake dropping from the rafters rather than an act of terrorism, when a pharmacy security system was an oversized, rambunctious dog, not electronic surveillance. The authors share their quest for adventure, their quiet times, the fun and folly of their lives. The poetry addresses everything from humor to spirituality. Fiction is drawn from the imaginations and life experiences of the authors. We can't, nor perhaps would we want to, go back but we can cherish the way it used to be.

Jack of Hearts

Author : Marjorie Farrell

ISBN10 : 1610848330

Publisher : Belgrave House

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1952


Book Summary: Anne Heriot was in search of the perfect husband—her wealthy mill-owning father had already left her a fortune. Headed for London, she made a list of possible titled bachelors—and the charming Jack Belden wasn’t on it. But he needed money to enrich his estate, so he put himself forward. One by one Anne was forced to eliminate her prospects—until there was only Jack… Regency Historical Romance by Marjorie Farrell; originally published by Signet