Books Children Love (Revised Edition)

A Guide to the Best Children's Literature

Author: Elizabeth Laraway Wilson

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433516349

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 7431

A love for reading is one of the most precious gifts that we can give children. It nurtures their imagination and creativity, lets them explore other worlds, and opens their minds to new truths and knowledge in appealing, inspiring ways. But how can we sort through thousands of children's books to discover the really worthwhile ones? Elizabeth Wilson offers us a newly revised, comprehensive guide to the very best in children's literature. Just as in the original volume, she comments on the tone and content of excellently written, captivating books in over two dozen subject areas. Hundreds of new titles have been added while retaining timeless classics and modern favorites-all of which respect traditional values. So that no matter what the children's ages are or whether they love fact or fiction, you can trust these books to share things that you can believe in and kids will delight in.

Teaching Children

Author: Diane D. Lopez

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9780891074892

Category: Religion

Page: 299

View: 1546

Suggests a curriculum featuring a Christian worldview for each grade from kindergarten through sixth, and recommends useful books

Books to Build On

A Grade-By-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers

Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307567214

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 4438

A companion volume to the highly successful series of textbooks for grades one through six, Books to Build On lists books and other print resources--organized by topic--related to the material covered in the textbooks, designed to encourage further study.

Honey for a Child's Heart

The Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life

Author: Gladys Hunt

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310872642

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 8536

Family favorite now revised and updated, including an annotated list of books for ages 0-12Everything parents need to know to find the best books for their childrenSince its publication in 1969, this has been an essential guide for parents wanting to find the best books for their children. Now in its fourth edition, Honey for a Child’s Heart discusses everything from the ways reading affects both children’s view of the world and their imagination to how to choose good books. Illustrated with drawings from dozens of favorites, it includes an indexed and updated list of the best new books on the market and the classics that you want your children to enjoy. Author Gladys Hunt’s tastes are broad, her advice is rooted in experience, and her suggestions will enrich the cultural and spiritual life of any home.

The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators

Author: N.A

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547348896

Category: Reference

Page: 560

View: 1646

Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children. Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.

Honey for a Woman's Heart

Growing Your World through Reading Great Books

Author: Gladys Hunt

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310872669

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 7993

Vibrates with encouragement for women who want to explore and enjoy the world of booksGladys Hunt, long-time advocate of reading and author of the cherished Honey for a Child’s Heart, has written this new book for busy women who want a wider worldview and stimulus for intellectual and emotional growth. Honey for a Woman’s Heart explores:* The wonder of words, language, and reading* What good books offer thoughtful readers* What makes a good book* The value of reading fiction* Best books in genres of fiction, nonfiction, spirituality, and poetry* How to enjoy the best of books: the Bible* The pleasure of sharing books with others* Something for everyone, no matter what age or reading experience* Recommendations for over 500 books to enjoyPleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24

Honey for a Teen's Heart

Using Books to Communicate with Teens

Author: Gladys M. Hunt,Barbara Hampton

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310242606

Category: Religion

Page: 301

View: 2387

Describes how reading and good books can help a parent and teenager communicate and includes reviews of more than four hundred of the best books for teens.

Let the Authors Speak

A Guide to Worthy Books Based on Historical Setting

Author: Carolyn Hatcher

Publisher: Old Pinnacle Pub

ISBN: 9780964068124

Category:

Page: 120

View: 2297

For the Love of Literature

Children & Books in the Elementary Years

Author: John F. Savage

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 412

View: 4044

This brief children’s literature text for pre-service teachers emphasizes the love of literature in the belief that literature is not just something children read or study; it is something that becomes part of them and stays with them for a lifetime. It contains up-to-the-minute treatments of all genres of children’s literature. To help readers discover the joy of children’s literature and how to help others share that joy is a major goal of the book. The emphasis is on the affective dimensions of literature, geared toward children’s aesthetic responses to the stories and poems that they read. Author profiles, a multicultural focus, topical book lists, and a chapter on technology are elements that help students. Each chapter has an essay written by a scholar, a classroom teacher, or other expert (e.g., a middle school student or book editor) who has special knowledge, a particular perspective, or point of view on the chapter topic. Three four-color inserts illustrate the children’s books discussed in the text.

How to Write a Children's Book and Get It Published

Author: Barbara Seuling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118045874

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 859

Your one-stop guide to writing and selling books for children Get the tools you need to: * Develop story ideas that work * Strengthen your writing skills * Improve your work habits * Write for different age groups * Look at your work critically * Submit proposals and manuscripts * Find the right publisher for your work * Understand and negotiate contracts * Work with agents and editors * Join the writing community Do you dream of becoming the next J. K. Rowling? Are you excited about writing for children but have no idea how to begin or where to send your material? Now, respected children's writer Barbara Seuling gives you the essential steps to getting published in the competitive, exciting world of children's literature. From finding story ideas and creating character sketches to plotting, writing dialogue, editing, and revising your work, you'll learn how to complete a manuscript and prepare it for submission. Whether you want to write picture or chapter books, fiction or nonfiction, poetry or plays, Seuling helps you master the different genres and capture a child's interest and imagination, from the early years to young adult. Her fully revised guide also covers the major developments in book publishing, including vital information about using the Internet to research the market and contact publishers. Seuling even discusses recent successes such as the Harry Potter series, as well as the growth of Amazon.com. Complete with updated lists of writing organizations, marketing information, and recommended reading, this is the only guide you need to start writing, get published, and touch the lives of children.

Read for Your Life

11 Ways to Better Yourself Through Books

Author: Pat Williams,Peggy Matthews Rose

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757305458

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

View: 1205

With anecdotes and interviews from some of today's greatest icons in business, sports, and academia, including Phoenix Suns' star Steve Nash, Yankees' star Alex Rodriguez, Grant Hill of the Orlando Magic, and former New York City mayor Rudy Guiliani, Read for Your Life will help readers discover how reading can enhance their lives personally and professionally.

From Cover to Cover

Evaluating and Reviewing Children's Book

Author: Kathleen T. Horning

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062001426

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 4476

The revised edition of From Cover to Cover offers a fresh, up-to-date look at some of the best examples of children's literature today and also includes practical advice on how to write clearly articulated, reasoned opinions so that others can learn about books they have not yet read. A brief, updated introduction explains how children's books evolve from manuscripts into bound books, the importance of the many different parts of a book (jacket flaps, title page, copyright, etc.), and changes in the children's book industry, such as the creation of two new major genre awards. In addition, the author demonstrates how to think about and critically evaluate several different genres of children's books. Included are sections about books of information (and the author's responsibility to document sources); traditional literature (myths, legends, tall tales, folktales); poetry, verse, rhymes, and songs; picture books; easy readers and traditional books; and fiction and graphic novels. There is also a concluding chapter on how to write reviews that are both descriptive and analytical, as well as a segment on children's literature blogs. From Cover to Cover is an invaluable resource for all professionals who wish to write book evaluations that go beyond a simple personal response.

The Art Book for Children - Book Two

Author: Amanda Renshaw

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 6291

Encourages young readers to explore objects of art along with concepts such as clocks, time, music, mirrors, collecting, trust, movement, line, and shape, and explains how great artists used these themes to create their works.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books

Author: Harold D. Underdown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592577507

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

View: 1688

Provides advice on writing different types of children's books, working with publishers, the importance of illustrators, and building a career.

The Baby Book

Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two

Author: William Sears,Martha Sears,Robert Sears,James Sears

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316045691

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 704

View: 6735

The classic guide of the post-Dr. Spock generation has been revised to include the latest information on virtually every aspect of infant and baby care. THE BABY BOOK is unrivaled in its scope and authority, and presents a practical, contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. Focusing on the essential needs of babies--eating, sleeping, development, health, and comfort--it addresses the questions of greatest concern to parents. The Searses acknowledge that there is no one way to parent a baby, and they offer the basic guidance and inspiration you need to develop the parenting style that best suits you and your child. THE BABY BOOK is a rich and invaluable resource that will help you get the most out of parenting--for your child, for yourself, and for your entire family.

What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys

Revised Edition

Author: Lynda Madaras,Area Madaras,Simon Sullivan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1557048967

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 3583

The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Boys Written by an experienced educator and her daughter in a reassuring and down-to-earth style, The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Boys gives sensitive straight talk on: the body's changing size and shape; diet and exercise; the growth spurt; the reproductive organs; body hair; voice changes; romantic and sexual feelings; and puberty in the opposite sex. It also includes information on steroid abuse, acne treatment, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and birth control. Featuring detailed illustrations and real-life stories throughout, plus an introduction for parents and a helpful resource section, this bestselling growing-up guide is an essential puberty education and health book for all boys ages 10 and up.

A Kids' Guide to America's Bill of Rights

Author: Kathleen Krull

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062352326

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 1347

Which 462 words are so important that they've changed the course of American history more than once? The Bill of Rights: the first ten amendments to the Constitution, the crucial document that spells out how the United States is to be governed. Newly revised and updated, packed with anecdotes, sidebars, case studies, suggestions for further reading, and humorous illustrations, Kathleen Krull's introduction to the Bill of Rights brings an important topic vividly to life for young readers. Find out what the Bill of Rights is and how it affects your daily life in this fascinating look at the history, significance, and mysteries of these laws that protect the individual freedoms of everyone—even young people. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Author: Humphrey Carpenter,Mari Prichard

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198602286

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 586

View: 2321

A comprehensive survey of children's literature features almost two thousand entries encompassing biographical sketches of authors, illustrators, printers, and publishers, as well as essays on the different genres, fictional characters and printing proces

Exploring Children's Literature

Reading with Pleasure and Purpose

Author: Nikki Gamble

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446283062

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 1980

This book introduces the role of children's literature in promoting reading for pleasure and creating lifelong readers. Focusing on a range of fiction relevant to the National Curriculum, it covers genres such as poetry, non-fiction, traditional stories and picture books. Concepts and terminology are explained through a wide range of examples. This revised edition includes -Investigative activities and practical exercises for personal or classroom use -Examples from world literature and work in translation highlighting the range of diverse material available for teaching inspiration -Coverage of social, cultural and political reading practices to increase understanding of factors that influence children's reading experience -Coverage of disability and equality issues to help inform teaching strategies that overcome barriers to learning. This book is essential for students on PGCE, BEd and BA Education courses, and for teachers undertaking CPD in English, literacy or children's literature. It provides useful support material for language coordinators and literacy consultants, and can be used to support distance-learning, as an aid to self-study, or as a course text.

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

Author: Carol McCloud

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780606382366

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4630

For use in schools and libraries only. Uses the metaphor of a bucket filled with good feelings to show how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis.