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Good Night Dinosaur

Good Night Dinosaur

Good Night Dinosaur

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Publisher: Good Night Books

Isbn 10: 1602191085

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 28

Number of Views: 1713

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In a fun imagining of the earth in the days of the dinosaurs, this board book explores the prehistoric world and introduces children to the creatures and natural wonders of that time—from volcanoes to dinosaur favorites such as Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex. Designed to soothe children before bedtime with rhythmic language while instilling an early appreciation for the wonders of the natural world, this book features an exciting experience in the world of dinosaurs.


It's Time to Sleep, My Love

It's Time to Sleep, My Love

It's Time to Sleep, My Love

Author: Nancy Tillman,Eric Metaxas

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Isbn 10: 1466825545

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 32

Number of Views: 799

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It's time to sleep, it's time to sleep, the fishes croon in waters deep. The songbirds sing in trees above, "It's time to sleep, my love, my love." As children prepare for bed, the world around them is also settling down for the night. Animals who live in the jungle, the forest, the sea—all whisper to their babies a soft refrain: It's time to sleep, my love. As comforting as a soft blanket and warm as a goodnight hug, Eric Metaxas's lullaby is lovingly brought to life by bestselling artist Nancy Tillman (On the Night You Were Born) , whose illustrations celebrate the wonders of the natural world, and the bonds of family. It's Time to Sleep, My Love is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.


A Kite for Moon

A Kite for Moon

A Kite for Moon

Author: Jane Yolen,Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Publisher: Zonderkidz

Isbn 10: 0310756936

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 32

Number of Views: 1149

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Dedicated to astronaut Neil Armstrong, A Kite for Moon is the perfect children’s book to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first United States moon landing. Written by New York Times bestselling author of How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? Jane Yolen and her daughter, Heidi Stemple, this book is a heartfelt story about a young boy’s fascination and unlikely friendship with the moon. What would it be like if the moon was your friend? Find out as you walk alongside a little boy who journeys through life to achieve his dream of becoming an astronaut. And then blast off with your little one as you zoom to the moon together! The story begins when a little boy, who is flying his kite, notices a sad Moon. He sends up kites to her, writing notes promising he will come see her someday. This promise propels him through years of studying, learning, and training to become an astronaut. Until … he finally goes up, up, up in a big rocket ship with a fiery tail. A Kite for Moon: Features over 20 gorgeous illustrations by award-winning artist Matt Phelan Is the perfect storybook for children ages 4 to 8 Celebrates every child’s fascination with space


Get Real with Storytime: 52 Weeks of Early Literacy Programming with Nonfiction and Poetry

Get Real with Storytime: 52 Weeks of Early Literacy Programming with Nonfiction and Poetry

Get Real with Storytime: 52 Weeks of Early Literacy Programming with Nonfiction and Poetry

Author: Julie Dietzel-Glair,Marianne Crandall Follis Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Isbn 10: 1440837392

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Number of Pages: 337

Number of Views: 797

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This is a complete, year-long programming guide that shows librarians how to integrate nonfiction and poetry into storytime for preschool children in order to build literacy skills and overall knowledge. • Helps librarians meet children's interests in "real stuff" and reach more children—especially boys—in storytime • Provides new and effective ways to build early literacy skills using a unique blend of the "literary" and the "real" • Supports national and state standards that emphasize the use of more nonfiction and informational text • Enables librarians to make better use of their existing collections


A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books, 10th Edition

A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books, 10th Edition

A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books, 10th Edition

Author: Rebecca L. Thomas

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Isbn 10: 1440834350

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Number of Pages: 1636

Number of Views: 999

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Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail


A Picture Book Primer: Understanding and Using Picture Books

A Picture Book Primer: Understanding and Using Picture Books

A Picture Book Primer: Understanding and Using Picture Books

Author: Denise I. Matulka

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Isbn 10: 0313363560

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Number of Pages: 328

Number of Views: 994

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Everything you want to know about picture books can be found in this simple and straightforward guide. After defining the picture book and describing its history and technological evolution, the author helps you better understand and appreciate picture books by describing how they're made-their anatomy, types of illustration, layouts, design elements, and typography-various types of picture books (genres, formats, styles), how picture books work (the art of the story), and how they relate to child development and literacy. Picture book reviews, building a collection, using picture books with various age groups, and issues such as multicultural literature, classics, and controversial titles are some of the other topics covered.


Mrs. Es Extraordinary Manners, Courtesy and Social Skills Activities

Mrs. Es Extraordinary Manners, Courtesy and Social Skills Activities

Mrs. Es Extraordinary Manners, Courtesy and Social Skills Activities

Author: Kathy Etringer

Publisher: Teaching and Learning Company

Isbn 10: 0787786926

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 128

Number of Views: 1482

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It?s never too early to teach children manners, courtesy and social skills. From knowing when to say ?please? and ?thank you? at home, in school or in public places, to covering their nose when sneezing, there?s a multitude of good manners to teach children at an early age. These engaging hands-on activities are a great way to introduce students to skills they will use for the rest of their lives. A popular children?s book title is included with each activity to enhance the lesson. Topics include being grateful, complimenting others, coughing and sneezing, good sportsmanship, having a good attitude, lining up, listening, please and thank you, table manners, tolerance and understanding, and many more.


Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook

Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook

Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook

Author: Jim Trelease,Cyndi Giorgis

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0525505628

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 370

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The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children--revised and updated for a new generation of readers Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook, updated and revised by education specialist Cyndi Giorgis, discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, an updated treasury of book recommendations curated with an eye for diversity, Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies for helping children of all backgrounds and abilities discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.


Bedtime Behaviors

Bedtime Behaviors

Bedtime Behaviors

Author: Kathy Etringer

Publisher: Teaching and Learning Company

Isbn 10: 078774347X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 7

Number of Views: 751

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It’s never too early to teach children manners, courtesy and social skills. From knowing when to say “please” and “thank you” at home, in school or in public places, to covering their nose when sneezing, there’s a multitude of good manners to teach children at an early age. A popular children’s book title is included with each activity to enhance the lesson. These engaging, hands-on activities are a great way to introduce students to skills they will use for the rest of their lives.


The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists

The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists

The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists

Author: Jacqueline E. Kress,Edward B. Fry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Isbn 10: 1119080894

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 656

Number of Views: 1774

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The essential handbook for reading teachers, now aligned with the Common Core The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists is the definitive instructional resource for anyone who teaches reading or works in a K-12 English language arts-related field. Newly revised and ready for instant application, this top seller provides up-to-date reading, writing, and language content in more than 240 lists for developing targeted instruction, plus section briefs linking content to research-based teaching practices. This new sixth edition includes a guide that maps the lists to specific Common Core standards for easy lesson planning, and features fifty brand-new lists on: academic and domain-specific vocabulary, foundation skills, rhyming words, second language development, context clues, and more. This edition also includes an expanded writing section that covers registers, signal and transition words, and writers' craft. Brimming with practical examples, key words, teaching ideas, and activities that can be used as-is or adapted to students' needs, these lists are ready to differentiate instruction for an individual student, small-group, or planning multilevel instruction for your whole class. Reading is the center of all school curricula due to recent state and federal initiatives including rigorous standards and new assessments. This book allows to you skip years of curating content and dive right into the classroom armed with smart, relevant, and effective plans. Develop focused learning materials quickly and easily Create unit-specific Common Core aligned lesson plans Link classroom practice to key research in reading, language arts and learning Adapt ready-made ideas to any classroom or level It's more important than ever for students to have access to quality literacy instruction. Timely, up to date, and distinctively smart, The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists should be on every English language arts teacher's desk, librarian's shelf, literacy coach's resource list, and reading professor's radar.


The Mystery of the Missing Dinosaurs Teacher's Guide

The Mystery of the Missing Dinosaurs Teacher's Guide

The Mystery of the Missing Dinosaurs Teacher's Guide

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

Isbn 10: 0635081997

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 32

Number of Views: 1112

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The corresponding Teacher's Guide is a page-by-page supplementary resource that gives you additional activities to enhance the student's learning opportunities by using cross-curricular materials including discussion questions, reproducible vocabulary, science, geography and math activities. Each Teacher's Guide turns you into the expert-we've done all the research for you! This comprehensive resource enhances the many dramatic learning opportunities students can gain from reading this mystery by Carole Marsh. The supplementary Teacher's Guide includes: ¥ A chapter guide of additional information, trivia, historical facts, and more to help teachers be "Experts!" ¥ Activity ideas that make the book come dramatically to life for young readers! ¥ The author's additional comments and thoughts about the subject ¥ Some reproducible activities ¥ Great out-of-the-box ideas for activities.


Readiscover New Mexico

Readiscover New Mexico

Readiscover New Mexico

Author: Kathy Barco

Publisher: Sunstone Press

Isbn 10: 0865345449

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 192

Number of Views: 1714

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Tag along with Rosita the Roadrunner on her journey to learn about the Land of Enchantment. On the trail, meet Roja & Verde (the Chile Twins), Biscochita (a Smart Cookie), Pinon Jay, Dusty the Tumbleweed, and a town full of prairie dogs who love to read. READiscover New Mexico, a recent theme for the Statewide Summer Reading Program sponsored by the New Mexico State Library, encourages the discovery of the vast cultural, natural, historical, and literary treasures found in our beautiful state. Children, adults and families experience some of these for the very first time by visiting Rosita's ultimate source for information: the library. Featured is a literal example of "poetic license," with an introduction by "Tag" the license plate. Join the fun! Children will love coloring the cast of characters and sharing the adventure with their families. Among many classroom uses, teachers can present the fun story as a bi- or tri-lingual playlet. Enrichment material includes a compilation of the programs, activities, crafts, song parodies, celebrations, and bibliographies devised by the children's librarians who brought READiscover New Mexico to life in public libraries throughout the state. Also featured are riddles, New Mexico trivia, relevant websites, an extensive booklist, several recipes for Biscochitos, instructions for making Star-O-Litos, and a large collection of reproducible artwork. Rosita's Ramble is presented in English, Spanish, and Navajo. Welcome! Bienvenidos! Ya'at'eeh! Author KATHY BARCO was Youth Services Coordinator at the New Mexico State Library from 2001-2006. Currently a children's librarian with the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Library, she received the 2006 Leadership Award from the New Mexico Library Association. She is co-author (with Valerie Nye) of "Breakfast Santa Fe Style - A Dining Guide to Fancy, Funky and Family Friendly Restaurants." Designer/Illustrator MIKE JAYNES, a Seattle-based graphic artist, has designed and illustrated six summer reading programs for the New Mexico State Library. Both Kathy and Mike grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico."


Artsy Toddler Storytimes

Artsy Toddler Storytimes

Artsy Toddler Storytimes

Author: Carol Garnett Hopkins

Publisher: American Library Association

Isbn 10: 1555707920

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 272

Number of Views: 977

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For toddlers, every storytime can be a new adventure, while art activities are important for developing impulse control, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor dexterity in the hands. Hopkins’ new book fuses them together. Designed for children ages 1 to 3 years old, the book’s 52 storytimes promote pre-reading skills such as print motivation, vocabulary, and narrative skills. Based on themes familiar to children, including bears, bugs, springtime,clothing and hats, flowers and gardens, weather, music, pets, transportation, pirates, and many more, each storytime includes a list of books, action songs or rhymes along with their words, a flannelboard experience, plus instruction for two to three art activities. This complete toddler storytime resource also includes An introduction which discusses the differences between art activities and craft activities, a toddler’s ability in creating art, and why children this age should be exposed to art activities Advice for using different art mediums, such as food, plus important safety considerations Pointers on conducting playful yet educational storytimes Tips for finding inexpensive art materials, with a list of recommended supplies to keep on hand More than 100 drawings, all easy to reproduce and modify Weblinks to “Artsy Helper Sheets,” downloadable supplements complete with phrases, tips, and tricks that inform parents and caregivers about the benefits of doing art activities with toddlers Pick up Hopkins' book and you'll be ready to conduct a storytime within moments!


Empowering Families

Empowering Families

Empowering Families

Author: Judy Bradbury,Susan E. Busch

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1317622537

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 214

Number of Views: 315

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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 www.routledge.com/9781138803114. Spanish versions of the tipsheets are available on our website as well.


Readers' Advisory for Children and 'Tweens

Readers' Advisory for Children and 'Tweens

Readers' Advisory for Children and 'Tweens

Author: Penny Peck

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Isbn 10: 1598843885

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Number of Pages: 190

Number of Views: 782

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This complete guide to youth readers' advisory covers genres, reading interests, and issues, as well as provides lists of sample titles and recommended reading. • Provides practical advice from a professional, presented in a simple, easy-to-follow format • Presents the "five-finger rule" to help emergent readers • Offers dozens of booklists, focusing on children's books by age group and interest/subject matter • Includes lists of books boys want to read, including novels, nonfiction, and graphic novels, as well as lists of books for reluctant readers, including books made into popular films • Descriptions of dozens of readers' advisory websites


Finding Baba Yaga

Finding Baba Yaga

Finding Baba Yaga

Author: Jane Yolen

Publisher: Tor.com

Isbn 10: 1250163862

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Number of Pages: 96

Number of Views: 833

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Finding Baba Yaga is a mythic yet timely novel-in-verse by the beloved and prolific New York Times bestselling author and poet Jane Yolen, “the Hans Christian Andersen of America” (Newsweek). A young woman discovers the power to speak up and take control of her fate—a theme that has never been more timely than it is now... You think you know this story. You do not. A harsh, controlling father. A quiescent mother. A house that feels like anything but a home. Natasha gathers the strength to leave, and comes upon a little house in the wood: A house that walks about on chicken feet and is inhabited by a fairy tale witch. In finding Baba Yaga, Natasha finds her voice, her power, herself.... "Jane Yolen is a phenomenon: a poet and a mythmaker, who understands how old stories can tell us new things. We are lucky to have her."—Neil Gaiman At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


The Littlest Learners

The Littlest Learners

The Littlest Learners

Author: Dawn R. Roginski

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Isbn 10: 1475832788

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 160

Number of Views: 1224

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This book explores all 5 practices of the Every Child Ready to Read® parent education initiative released by the American Library Association: Talking,Singing, Reading, Writing, and Playing. This book will help parents to incorporate literacy into their daily routine.


International Who's Who in Poetry 2005

International Who's Who in Poetry 2005

International Who's Who in Poetry 2005

Author: Europa Publications

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1135355193

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 751

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The 13th edition of the International Who's Who in Poetry is a unique and comprehensive guide to the leading lights and freshest talent in poetry today. Containing biographies of more than 4,000 contemporary poets world-wide, this essential reference work provides truly international coverage. In addition to the well known poets, talented up-and-coming writers are also profiled. Contents: * Each entry provides full career history and publication details * An international appendices section lists prizes and past prize-winners, organizations, magazines and publishers * A summary of poetic forms and rhyme schemes * The career profile section is supplemented by lists of Poets Laureate, Oxford University professors of poetry, poet winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for American Poetry and of the King's/Queen's Gold medal and other poetry prizes.


Summer Bridge Explorations, Grades K - 1

Summer Bridge Explorations, Grades K - 1

Summer Bridge Explorations, Grades K - 1

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Publisher: Rainbow Bridge Publishing

Isbn 10: 148382599X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 832

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Summer Bridge Explorations prepares your kindergarten graduate for first grade through progressive lessons and project-based learning. This dynamic workbook strengthens cross-curricular skills with a focus on beginning math, phonics, and handwriting. Summer Bridge Explorations makes learning last. With this dynamic series, students entering grades 1 to 4 prepare for the new year through project-based learning. Grade-level workbooks are divided into three progressive sections, one for each month of summer, and each of these sections is built around a theme-based activity that connects real-world learning with summer fun. Your child will keep learning alive by applying new skills in fun ways, all while enjoying everything summer has to offer. Lessons and activities span the curriculum, supporting growth in math, reading, writing, social studies, science, and the arts.


Summer QuestTM, Grades K - 1

Summer QuestTM, Grades K - 1

Summer QuestTM, Grades K - 1

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Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

Isbn 10: 162442970X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 638

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Turn your child's summer vacation into a learning adventure with Summer QuestTM! The fun, engaging format and daily quests make learning fun and active. Just 15 minutes of activities each day will get your kindergartner ready for the next school year! Includes topics in math practice, handwriting, reading comprehension, fitness and easy science experiments! Also features an incentive chart, certificate of completion, stickers, and a skills checklist!