Present listings of children and young adult publishers with company profiles, and information on the number of titles published, queries received, submission guidelines, and a description of the categories and types of books needed.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Imagine having the power to turn back time. Not 100 years—just 10 seconds. Enough to take back those embarrassing missteps and wrong answers. Elsa’s mom died suddenly one year ago, but she appears one night to grant Elsa do-over power. Elsa thinks she dreamt it until she utters the words the next morning and watches her whole world rewind 10 seconds. Elsa needs the do-over power to become cool at her new school. It’s fun taking people’s answers and being a star student one day, and gossip queen the next. Even the ultra-popular Slice Girls want to be her friend now. Elsa can re-do anything until she gets it right. So why doesn’t her new life feel so perfect?
Military families face stressful times that are unique to the military lifestyle. One of the most challenging situations, both for children and parents, is when a father, mother, or sibling is deployed for military service and must be away from the home. Children often experience sadness, anger, fear, anxiety, and loneliness, and they do not understand their own feelings or know how to express them.This book is designed to help children especially, but also their parents, during such difficult times. Based on many years of experience as a social worker, who has assisted military families experiencing stress, author Beth Andrews has created an excellent tool for allowing children and their loved ones to deal with the many emotions caused by deployment. The text and illustrations encourage children to discuss their feelings and to draw their own pictures to express themselves. The accompanying parents' guide is designed to validate parents' feelings and give them ways to help their children cope.Guided by this approach, a parent or caregiver can help their children understand why one of their parents or a sibling had to leave home, identify their reactions, cope with their feelings in a positive way, be assured that they are not alone, and try new activities to help themselves adjust.At a time when military families are asked to make many sacrifices in the service of their country, this reassuring book will be a welcome resource.Beth Andrews, LCSW (Grand Junction, CO), is a social worker and currently a clinical supervisor at Colorado West Mental Health Center.
'Indecency,' Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth
Author: Marjorie Heins
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Social Science
From Huckleberry Finn to Harry Potter, from Internet filters to the v-chip, censorship exercised on behalf of children and adolescents is often based on the assumption that they must be protected from “indecent” information that might harm their development—whether in art, in literature, or on a Web site. But where does this assumption come from, and is it true? In Not in Front of the Children, Marjorie Heins explores the fascinating history of “indecency” laws and other restrictions aimed at protecting youth. From Plato’s argument for rigid censorship, through Victorian laws aimed at repressing libidinous thoughts, to contemporary battles over sex education in public schools and violence in the media, Heins guides us through what became, and remains, an ideological minefield. With fascinating examples drawn from around the globe, she suggests that the “harm to minors” argument rests on shaky foundations.
When Winston Wins is the story of the ultimate competitor. The only thing worse than a sore loser is an ungracious winner. Winston is both. Whether playing a simple game of checkers or the winning touch down in the Super Bowl you are subjected to his over the top "excessive celebration." Everyone knows a Winston in their life. The sore loser of a board game whom flips the board over when they are about to lose. The video game player whom unplugs the controller just before the victory battle is won. The kid that can't contain himself when he sinks the winning basket or make the final goal on the soccer field. He pumps his fist into the air and dances in victory. He gloats over every small or large win. He is not concerned about his competitor; he only lives for the next victory. When Winston grows up he becomes the young man that calls you after his favorite team scores but turns off the phone when your team is ahead. He is a fun loving guy. He loves games, sports, card games, contest anything that creates a win lose situation. After his victory parade unto himself, he is always able to lure his victim back to the board with the promise not to gloat this time, but is unable to contain himself. As annoying as the bragging gets you find yourself face to face with him once again. There is only one solution or cure for a person like this....BEAT HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Author Mary Fairchild-Lenyo lives in the competitive town of Plymouth Indiana. She lives with her husband Phil. She has six children Caleb, Ellie, Moises, Grace, Luke and Cali, three step-children and a foster daughter. She has two dogs and three cats. This is her first children's book. At the time of print she is working on a new alphabet book about the birth of baby Jesus. She loves to read, cook, dance and amusement parks with her family. Illustrator Cristina Vigil also lives in Plymouth. She is attending Ivy Tech College.
This newly revised edition of the African Statistical Yearbook presents data arranged on a country basis for 53 Economic Commission for Africa member states, generally for the years 1997 to 2005 or for the last nine years for which data are available. Published in English and French, it covers a broad range of statistics including population, national accounts, agriculture, industry, transport and communication, tourism, foreign trade, prices, finance, social statistics and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).