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Little Pea

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 1452103801

Publisher : Chronicle Books

Number of Pages : 36

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1962

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Book Summary: 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.

The Ickabog

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 1338732889

Publisher : Scholastic Inc.

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1372

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Book Summary: From J.K. Rowling, a warm, fast-paced, funny fairy tale of a fearsome monster, thrilling adventure, and hope against all odds. Once upon a time there was a tiny kingdom called Cornucopia, as rich in happiness as it was in gold, and famous for its food. From the delicate cream cheeses of Kurdsburg to the Hopes-of-Heaven pastries of Chouxville, each was so delicious that people wept with joy as they ate them. But even in this happy kingdom, a monster lurks. Legend tells of a fearsome creature living far to the north in the Marshlands... the Ickabog. Some say it breathes fire, spits poison, and roars through the mist as it carries off wayward sheep and children alike. Some say it's just a myth... And when that myth takes on a life of its own, casting a shadow over the kingdom, two children - best friends Bert and Daisy - embark on a great adventure to untangle the truth and find out where the real monster lies, bringing hope and happiness to Cornucopia once more. Featuring full color illustrations by children from across the United States and Canada, this original fairy tale from one of the world's most celebrated storytellers will captivate readers of all ages.

The Search for WondLa

Author : Tony DiTerlizzi

ISBN10 : 1442413034

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 496

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1402

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Book Summary: 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.

I Promise

Author : LeBron James

ISBN10 : 0063017342

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 40

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: 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!

Children's books, brain development, and language acquisition

Author : Ralf Thiede

ISBN10 : 1351113976

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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Book Summary: 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.

There's a Monster in Your Book

Author : Tom Fletcher

ISBN10 : 1524764574

Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1065

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Book Summary: 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

Children's Literature and the Avant-Garde

Author : Elina Druker,Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

ISBN10 : 902726838X

Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company

Number of Pages : 295

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 360

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Book Summary: 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.

Crash Course in Storytime Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

Author : Penny Peck

ISBN10 : 1610697847

Publisher : ABC-CLIO

Number of Pages : 225

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Viewed : 1423

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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

Bunny Overboard

Author : Claudia Rueda

ISBN10 : 145216357X

Publisher : Chronicle Books

Number of Pages : 80

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1967

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Book Summary: 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

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

Author : Kathy Hall,Teresa Cremin,Barbara Comber,Luis C. Moll

ISBN10 : 1118323300

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 584

Category : Education

Viewed : 1439

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Book Summary: 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

Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem

Author : Steffen Saifer

ISBN10 : 1605545139

Publisher : Redleaf Press

Number of Pages : 312

Category : Education

Viewed : 871

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Book Summary: 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

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

Author : Jamie Campbell Naidoo

ISBN10 : 1610694880

Publisher : ABC-CLIO

Number of Pages : 187

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Viewed : 844

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Book Summary: 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

Understanding Kids, Play, and Interactive Design

Author : Mark Schlichting,Barbara Chase

ISBN10 : 0429667558

Publisher : CRC Press

Number of Pages : 388

Category : Computers

Viewed : 1974

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Book Summary: 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

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

Author : Natalia Kucirkova

ISBN10 : 1787353478

Publisher : UCL Press

Number of Pages : 202

Category : Education

Viewed : 1608

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Book Summary: 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

Best iPad Children's Books

Author : Sean Mosley

ISBN10 : 1300446919

Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Computers

Viewed : 1429

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Book Summary: 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.

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

Author : Ji Eun Kim,Brenna Hassinger-Das

ISBN10 : 3030200779

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 296

Category : Education

Viewed : 650

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Book Summary: 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.

The Early Literacy Handbook

Author : Dominic Wyse,Christine Parker

ISBN10 : 1909280135

Publisher : Andrews UK Limited

Number of Pages : 117

Category : Education

Viewed : 1656

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Book Summary: The heart of this book is a new approach to the teaching of language and literacy. Its focus is exemplary classroom practice built on rigorous theory and evidence.The approach combines new theory and dynamic practice in its advocacy for contextualised teaching. This book shows how the teaching of smaller units of language, such as sentences, words, letters and phonemes, follows naturally from the context of whole texts. The book offers: practical examples, photographs from settings, case studies and action points to help any practitioner working with young children to develop one of the most crucial life skills, advice on how to build on children's motivation using whole texts, clear guidance on phonics teching in an appropriate context and a unique blend of new theory and dynamic practice.

Brain Training for Babies: Teach Yourself

Author : Fergus Lowe,Brigid Lowe

ISBN10 : 1444136488

Publisher : Teach Yourself

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Self-Help

Viewed : 1364

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Book Summary: Kick-start your baby's progress in life with this brilliant source of games, exercises and ideas, all of which have been proven to improve your child's intellectual development. It uses cutting-edge research, delivered by an author team which includes a leading child psychologist and a mother of two, to give you unparalleled insight into the miracle of your baby's mind and what really works to enhance it (and what doesn't). There are hundreds of 'brain training' games for you to try out with your baby, boosting everything from their language to their physical development, in a book which is fun, but stress-free, and essential reading for any and every parent interested in self-development - both their own and that of their children.

Write A Children's Book - And Get It Published: Teach Yourself

Author : Lesley Pollinger,Allen Frewin Jone

ISBN10 : 1444130676

Publisher : Teach Yourself

Number of Pages : 250

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Viewed : 1451

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Book Summary: Designed for writers of any children's literature, be it fiction, non-fiction or faction, this popular and successful title has been fully updated and expanded to include the latest developments in the field of children's publishing. You will understand the implications of television and film projects, learn new ways of producing your work, the latest technologies and even how to self-publish, guided by two authors who are highly experienced with the genre. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of writing for children. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8

Author : National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on the Science of Children Birth to Age 8: Deepening and Broadening the Foundation for Success

ISBN10 : 0309324882

Publisher : National Academies Press

Number of Pages : 706

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 784

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Book Summary: Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and the education of young children bear a great responsibility for their health, development, and learning. Despite the fact that they share the same objective - to nurture young children and secure their future success - the various practitioners who contribute to the care and the education of children from birth through age 8 are not acknowledged as a workforce unified by the common knowledge and competencies needed to do their jobs well. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 explores the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children. This report examines the current capacities and practices of the workforce, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government agencies and other funders who support and oversee these systems. This book then makes recommendations to improve the quality of professional practice and the practice environment for care and education professionals. These detailed recommendations create a blueprint for action that builds on a unifying foundation of child development and early learning, shared knowledge and competencies for care and education professionals, and principles for effective professional learning. Young children thrive and learn best when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning and are responsive to their individual progress. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 offers guidance on system changes to improve the quality of professional practice, specific actions to improve professional learning systems and workforce development, and research to continue to build the knowledge base in ways that will directly advance and inform future actions. The recommendations of this book provide an opportunity to improve the quality of the care and the education that children receive, and ultimately improve outcomes for children.