• Religion

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: 6474
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.

    • Religion

Teaching Children

Author: Diane D. Lopez
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9780891074892
Category: Religion
Page: 299
View: 8546
Suggests a curriculum featuring a Christian worldview for each grade from kindergarten through sixth, and recommends useful books

    • Education

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: 498
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.

    • Religion

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: 7753
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.

    • Religion

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: 8741
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

    • Religion

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: 9002
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
Page: 120
View: 8230

    • Literary Criticism

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: 8113
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.

    • Education

For the Love of Literature

Children & Books in the Elementary Years
Author: John F. Savage
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
Category: Education
Page: 412
View: 2675
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.

    • Literary Criticism

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: 4643
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.

    • Family & Relationships

A Picture Perfect Childhood

Author: Cay Gibson
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615179819
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 260
View: 9947
No matter how busy you are, no matter how short on time you are, no matter how dirty your house is, no matter how stressed you are...you have time to read, travel, study, talk, dance, paint, write, sing, and wonder each day with your child. All you have to do is stop time. That's right! Stop time...with your child and a picture book...for just 15-minutes a day.Cay Gibson does for reading what Rachael Ray does for cooking. She makes it a joyful feast for everyone. Gibson believes that picture books make an excellent catalyst for transporting children into areas of study they would not normally be interested in. "A Picture Perfect Childhood" is a tempting photo album of picture books that can be used to enhance the child's imagination, comprehension, and desire for learning...as well as the adult's...and it only takes 15-minutes a day.

    • Health & Fitness

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: 2389
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.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Room on the Roof

60th Anniversary Edition
Author: Ruskin Bond
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 8184750668
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
View: 5504
A CLASSIC COMING-OF-AGE STORY WHICH HAS HELD GENERATIONS OF READERS SPELLBOUND Rusty, a sixteen-year-old Anglo-Indian boy, is orphaned, and has to live with his English guardian in the claustrophobic European part in Dehra Dun. Unhappy with the strict ways of his guardian, Rusty runs away from home to live with his Indian friends. Plunging for the first time into the dream-bright world of the bazaar, Hindu festivals and other aspects of Indian life, Rusty is enchanted . . . and is lost forever to the prim proprieties of the European community. This special edition marks the 60th anniversary of this award-winning book, written when the author was just seventeen. Poignant, heart-warming and an absolute classic, this book is forever a joy to read.

    • Literary Criticism

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: 3159
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

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Art Book for Children - Book Two

Author: Amanda Renshaw
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
View: 7913
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.

    • Family & Relationships

The New York Times Parent's Guide to the Best Books for Children

Author: Eden Ross Lipson
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0812930185
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 530
View: 9014
Provides reviews of more than one thousand classic children's books, ranging from picture books and early readers to young adult titles, along with more than fifty subject indexes and bibliographical listings of authors and illustrators.

    • Health & Fitness

What's Happening to My Body? Book for Girls

Revised Edition
Author: Lynda Madaras,Area Madaras,Simon Sullivan
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1557048975
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
View: 1819
The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Girls Written by experienced educator and her daughter in a reassuring and down-to-earth style, The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Girls gives sensitive straight talk on: the body's changing size and shape; the growth spurt; breast development; the reproductive organs; the menstrual cycle; body hair; diet and exercise; romantic and sexual feelings; and puberty in the opposite sex. It also includes information on anorexia and bulimia, 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 is an essential puberty education and health book for all girls ages 10 and up.

    • Social Science

The Wisdom Of Crowds

Author: N.A
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385721706
Category: Social Science
Page: 306
View: 983
Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Author: Eric Carle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524739553
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 26
View: 8887
The all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life? For the first time, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar is now available in e-book format, perfect for storytime anywhere. As an added bonus, it includes read-aloud audio of Eric Carle reading his classic story. This fine audio production pairs perfectly with the classic story, and it makes for a fantastic new way to encounter this famous, famished caterpillar.