The classic companion to Goodnight Moon - Everyone′s favorite little rabbit is back, exploring the boundaries of "Your world. My world." My spoon. Daddy′s spoon. "The moon belongs To the man in the moon." Ages 1-4
Mika is a nine-year-old girl that sees the world differently than anyone else. Even though she is going through what every girl may one-day face, fighting with her best friend and feeling like an outcast, she is not like every other girl. Her mother, Ava and brother, Javi stand by her side while Mika struggles endlessly to feel normal, when instead she must embrace her uniqueness. Children with Down syndrome, like Mika, are angels that help us see the world with our hearts, instead of our eyes.
With extreme fitness trends like clean eating obsessions and exercise addictions, ‘healthy’ can become unhealthy fast. These fixations can damage people’s confidence and overall mental health, preventing them from accomplishing goals in and out of the gym. In her first book, Mary Kesinger shares her story and health journey. Through fitness, she was able to overcome her eating disorder and obsession with being healthy. Surrounded by encouragement and love, she changed the way she viewed her body, herself, and her world. She empowered herself, and she has since achieved more personal, academic, and professional goals than she ever imagined. Mary narrates how different fitness challenges can be transferable to other areas of life. Filled with anecdotes and honest reflections, she explains how others can run their own worlds 15% of all book profits will be donated to Girls in the Game, a Chicago organization that helps every girl find her voice, discover her strength and lead with confidence through fun and active sports, health and leadership programs.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA's alltime leading scorer, champions a lineup of little-known African-American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book. Did you know that James West invented the microphone in your cell phone? That Fred Jones invented the refrigerated truck that makes supermarkets possible? Or that Dr. Percy Julian synthesized cortisone from soy, easing untold people's pain? These are just some of the black inventors and innovators scoring big points in this dynamic look at several unsung heroes who shared a desire to improve people's lives. Offering profiles with fast facts on flaps and framed by a funny contemporary story featuring two feisty twins, here is a nod to the minds behind the gamma electric cell and the ice-cream scoop, improvements to traffic lights, open-heart surgery, and more - inventors whose ingenuity and perseverance against great odds made our world safer, better, and brighter.
Can you imagine a world where whales climb trees and monkeys have feathers? What about horses that crow first thing in the morning or groundhogs that sing? Can you picture tall purple dandelions that grow like trees or kids with wings flying high in the sky? In this world, imaginations run wild with delight as illustrations present familiar things in very unusual ways. Every image has colorful surprises designed to inspire children to picture the world around them in a new way. Whimsical and fun, this childrens tale depicts a world in which animals, plants, insects, and people behave and look very differently from what we know. In my world, the cows are blue and puppies moo and rhinos lay the eggs. All the young fish walk to school and snakes have short red legs.
Lauren Russell often wondered why her father had been so adamant about teaching her skills that most other fathers wouldn't even consider teaching their daughters. Ever since she was little, she had been taught how to live and survive outdoors, and how to use firearms to protect herself and those around her. Some of the training had been a bit extreme. Or had it been? Many of her questions were answered the day the world as she knew it ended. Now, the skills she had been taught serve an essential purpose. They keep her and those she cares about alive. Even in the sparsely-populated mountains of West Virginia, where she and her family have been forced to relocate for their safety after the collapse, peril lurks around every corner. Normal life has taken on a whole new meaning for Lauren, her family, and the community they have become a part of. In this different world, the new status quo is self-preservation. There is no more middle ground. People either live, or they die. Lauren's father didn't make it home on the day the world changed forever, and she misses him more than anything. Now, in What's Left of My World, she and her family must learn to endure life's horrors-without him.
"Cross-curricular activities are designed to expand a child's view from self to family, to community, and to world. The book presents four units of study: Me -- My family -- My classroom community -- My world."--Back cover.
In a memoir as candid and unconventional as Johnny Weir himself, the three-time U.S. National Champion figure skater who electrified the 2010 Winter Olympics shares his glamorous, gritty, heartbreaking, hopeful, and just plain fabulous life story. How does a boy from rural Pennsylvania become an all-American original style icon on the ice and off, adored by fans around the world, and hailed as “The Lady Gaga of skating” (Salon.com)? The answers are here, in his invigorating and thoroughly entertaining chronicle of the emergence of his natural talents for skating and horseback riding; the physically and emotionally grinding path to becoming a champion; a family who sacrificed everything to support his passions; an ability to rise again after the most devastating defeats and never look back; an appreciation of style (from his mom) and self-discipline (that would be from his dad); and a fearless confidence to say whatever’s on his mind. Because when you’re Johnny Weir, you don’t worry about what other people think. You let everyone else worry about that for you. Welcome to his world.
Update your passport and join our culinary journey as we go off in search of the finest cuisine from 25 different countries. We will visit with people from near and far, experience their culture and be guests at their tables. Then we will take inspiration from all of our travels and 'bring it home' by putting our own twist on it an Indian twist! Each country will highlight a food and a drink recipe.
A personalized travelogue, My World chronicles the inspiring story of a poor Kentucky boy who learned how to turn the rough grist of his life into the fine art of literature. Jesse Stuart's life centered on W-Hollow, Greenup County, Kentucky, and extended to the far corners of the world. As a writer, teacher, and lecturer, he traveled to all but one of the United States and to ninety countries on six continents. As the core of Stuart's world, W-Hollow was the place of his birth and his first reaching out -- to the brown earth and the green shoots growing out of it, to the insects and animals that inhabited its wooded slopes, to the blue sky and the birds that flashed across it. From W-Hollow he went out first to Greenup High School, then to Lincoln Memorial University, then to all of Kentucky, and finally to the world. In My World, we see Stuart's expanding universe through his eyes. Through the telescoping essays, Stuart slowly extends his vision to encompass more of the world and humanity. He is conscious of the social and geographical forces that shaped and defined his life. He is also very aware of the forces that draw him home again. He saw his beloved Kentucky as many states in one. Each region -- from the east Kentucky mountains to the Jackson Purchase -- was a unique kingdom. Stuart brings Kentucky's varied scenery, its people, and their distinctive dialects and social customs to life for his readers.
Chris Cleveland puts the new teacher directly into his or her first classroom and answers all the questions a first-year teacher may ask. This book serves as a practical and immediately useful guide for new teachers, as Cleveland touches on everything from preparing the classroom for students to creating an effective learning environment.
Through simple text, eye-catching drawings, and activities such as mazes, crosswords, and word searches, this book encourages kids to think about and act to promote peace at home, in their communities, and in the world. Harriet Tubman, Cesar Chavez, and Julia Butterfly are among those profiled as positive activists. The book differentiates public danger (gangs, drug-related violence) from private (sexual assault, domestic violence) and provides ways to stay safe and get help when necessary.