International Books for Elementary and Middle Grade Readers
Author: Rosanne Blass
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This resource book for librarians and teachers of elementary and middle grade readers introduces over 400 titles of books (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) written and illustrated by international authors and illustrators. • Comprises 475 entries on recommended titles for elementary and middle grade readers with bibliographic information and annotations • Offers over 300 curriculum responses correlated to national curriculum standards related to 100 featured titles • Includes comprehensive author/title/subject index • Presents titles of books for elementary and middle grade readers with bibliographic information and annotations • An appendix lists national curriculum standards identified by nine national professional associations: American Association of School Librarians, National Council of Teachers of English, Inernational Reading Association, National Council of Social Studies, National Science Education, National Association for Music Education, National Art Education Association, National Dance Association, and American Alliance for Theatre Education
The secret to a good life, seen from the ice, is to keep your joys simple. 'Erling Kagge transforms and consoles us' Alain de Botton ____________________________ Erling Kagge was the first man in history to reach all of the Earth's poles by foot - the North, the South, and the summit of Everest. In Philosophy for Polar Explorers he brings together the wisdom and expertise he has gained from the expeditions that have taken him to the limits of the earth, and of human endurance. This is the essential guide to the art of exploration. In sixteen meditative but practical lessons - from cultivating an optimistic outlook, to getting up at the right time, to learning to find focus and comfort in solitude - Erling Kagge reveals what survival in the most extreme conditions can teach us about how to lead a meaningful life. Wherever we may be headed. ____________________________ 'As an explorer Erling Kagge is world class; as a writer he is equally gifted' Sir Ranulph Fiennes 'Erling Kagge is a philosophical adventurer - or perhaps an adventurous philosopher' The New York Times 'An author for our noisy times, full of a rare and deeply redemptive languor and perspective' Alain de Botton
This compelling, mind-blowing book of lists on every imaginable subject that an inquisitive child wants to understand is un-put-down-able! Filled with details on topics from the most shudder-inducing bugs and the 37 most popular breeds of dog to 10 cures for hiccups and how to say 'Happy New Year' in 20 different languages, this will be a must-have book in every child's collection! The pages are beautifully illustrated with the colourful and intricate artwork of popular illustrator, Caroline Selmes. A great gift purchase but also a book to buy for yourself!
Who was the first woman to fly over the North Pole? What continents are named after the explorer Amerigo Vespucci? Who is famous for his unsuccessful search for the Fountain of Youth? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Kids InfoBits Presents: Famous Explorers. Famous Explorers contains authoritative, age-appropriate content covering over 40 explorers, including Hernando Cortes, James Cook, and Erik the Red. The content, arranged in A-Z format, provides interesting and important facts and is geared to fit the needs of elementary students. Kids InfoBits Presents contains content derived from Kids InfoBits, a content-rich and easy-to-use digital resource available at your local school or public library. Each eBook contains authoritative, age-appropriate content covering a broad range of popular topics—including Ancient Egypt, Astronomy, Dinosaurs, Weather, and more—and provides interesting and important facts geared to fit the needs of elementary-aged students.
Understanding and Working with Animals, with 21 Activities
Author: Josh Hestermann
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
“Packed with facts and photos, Zoology for Kids is a vibrant introduction to zoology that also provides inspiration for career options and activities to help children further explore and apply what they have learned.” —Liesl Pimentel, manager of education and formal programs, Phoenix Zoo Zoology for Kids invites young animal lovers to discover the animal kingdom through clear, entertaining information and anecdotes and hands-on activities. Part 1 introduces the science of zoology, discussing animals’ forms, functions, and behaviors as well as the history behind zoos and aquariums. Kids bake edible animal cells, play a dolphin-echolocation game, and design an exhibit. Part 2 offers an insider’s look at how zoologists apply their knowledge every day. Kids peek into the world of zookeepers and aquarists, veterinarians, wildlife researchers, and conservationists. They “train” their friends, mold a tiger’s jawbone, and perform field research in their own backyard. Animal enthusiasts come away with new knowledge, a healthy respect for the animal kingdom, and the idea that they can pursue animal-related careers and make a difference to preserve and protect the natural world. Josh Hestermann is a marine-mammal keeper and trainer at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. Bethanie Hestermann is a freelance writer and contributing writer and editor at large at Connected World magazine. They live in Brookfield, Illinois. Martin and Chris Kratt, the Kratt Brothers, are the creators and cohosts of the PBS Kids series Wild Kratts, Kratts Creatures, and Zoboomafoo.
DescriptionWith this book about severe bi-polar disorder, Neil Walton gives the reader a real insight into what it is like to live with this common, yet misunderstood and often seriously debilitating illness. Neil's life has been something of a journey of self-realisation and enlightenment, a bi-polar expedition indeed! Neil's story reflects his many experiences; from struggling with drink to numerous nervous breakdowns and problems with family and relationships. This is a book which will appeal to many but in particular to those who have had similar experiences to Neil's. A book that will help people come to terms with their illness, as Neil has. A book that could save lives! About the AuthorAfter my second breakdown, a friend of mine said casually one afternoon, ""Why don't you write a book about your experiences, it might help people in the same situation as yourself."" I dismissed the idea as ludicrous saying ""who would be interested in a book by me?"" I didn't read books, much less write them, and besides my spelling and punctuation were crap! Three years later, after my fourth nervous breakdown, my friend's suggestion came to the fore. I began jotting down notes. Three months later, after reading over my notes, I saw the possibilities of a short book.I took the idea to my Occupational Therapist (OT) and waited for fits of raucous laughter. Amazingly she approved. I couldn't believe anybody would actually take me seriously. I joined an editorial team called 'Equilibrium, ' which produces a quarterly newsletter covering mental health issues in the Haringey, London area. On my first day there I tentatively mentioned my book about being diagnosed with bi-polar to the facilitator, Julia Bard. I sat back in my chair and waited for a pat on the head, followed by a bout of uncontrollable apoplexy. Julia's concise reply was ""That's a great idea, strong subject too."" She asked me to bring in my work so that the team could edit it and use it in our next edition. Well slap me with a four-pound trout!! That was the first time my scribblings had been described as work. That was May 1999. In the summer of 2001, I passed my GCSE English Language exams with C and B grades. Not bad for a forty-three year old manic depressive!!My book, 'Bi-polar Expedition' turned out to be much bigger than I had imagined it would be, I sincerely hope you find it useful.