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
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.
An Edwardian Working-class Childhood in South-East London
Author: Angela Cousins
Publisher: Memoirs Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In 1977, her eighty-second year, Keturah Daveney began to write down her memories of her early life in Walworth in south-east London, where she had lived from 1900, when she was five years old, until her marriage. The lives of working-class Londoners in the early years of the century and the ups and downs of existing on the breadline leapt into life from its pages, helped by Keturah's wit and humour. Recognising the work's interest as a historical document, Keturah's niece, Angela Cousins, has now used her writings as the basis for a history written from a 21st century perspective of Keturah, her family and her life and times. It is a touching and fascinating window on the way ordinary people lived more than a century ago.
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
Prexy: From the Journals of a Rookie College President, by writer Albert Anderson, provides an insider's look into the world of higher education in a traditional, small college setting. Steen Jonnsen is fresh from the world of college teaching when he lands a position as president of Livermoor College. He and his wife, Martha, and their two children have to adjust to their new lifestyle, not only in terms of income but in terms of their social standing within the community and the academic environment. Of course, his wife Martha sees herself as Steen's discerning critic and then there's Professor Grundheim who seems to think it's his life purpose to inform Steen what a president should do and how to do it. Meanwhile, Steen is just trying to assume his new role and new identity without losing his mind This heartwarming, humorous tale reads like a journal from inside the mind of a young man beginning a challenging position of leadership over a 20 plus year period. He is regularly tested, challenged, criticized, and changed as he matures in his professional and personal life.The characters are rich and complex, the dialogue sharp and intelligent, and the story universally appealing. Author Bio: Albert Anderson is retired from a career in higher education. He has written numerous professional articles and books on philosophy, education, and philanthropy. He lives with his wife on a lakeshore of northern Minnesota. Prexy: From the Journals of a Rookie College President is his first work of fiction. http: //www.strategicbookpublishing.com/Prexy.htm
Young children live with awe and wonder as their daily companions. But as they grow, worries often crowd out wonder. Knowing this, how can parents strengthen their kids’ love for the world so it sticks around for the long haul? Thankfully, parents have at their fingertips a miracle vaccine—one that can boost their kids' immunity to the world’s distractions. Well-chosen stories connect us with others, even those on the other side of the globe. Build your kids’ lives on a story-solid foundation and you’ll give them armor to shield themselves from the world’s cynicism. You’ll give them confidence to persevere in the face of life’s conflicts. You’ll give them a reservoir of compassion that spills over into a lifetime of love in action. Give Your Child the World features inspiring stories, practical suggestions, and carefully curated reading lists of the best children’s literature for each area of the globe. Reading lists are organized by region, country, and age range (ages 4-12). Each listing includes a brief description of the book, its themes, and any content of which parents should be aware. Parents can introduce their children to the world from the comfort of home by simply opening a book together. Give Your Child the World is poised to become a bestselling family reading treasury that promotes literacy, develops a global perspective, and strengthens family bonds while increasing faith and compassion.