Category: Children

Peter Rabbit and Eleven Other Favorite Tales (Dover Children's Thrift Classics)

By Beatrix Potter

The heat, whimsy, and grace of Beatrix Potter's animal tales have made them favorites with generations of kids and adults. Now 12 of the most well-liked Potter tales, together with The story of Peter Rabbit, were collected during this assortment, able to satisfaction younger readers and listeners with fanciful stories of the creatures of box and forest.
This quantity comprises those 12 tales: The story of Peter Rabbit; the story of Squirrel Nutkin; the story of Benjamin Bunny; the story of 2 undesirable Mice; the story of Mrs. Tiggy-winkle; the story of Mr. Jeremy Fisher; the story of Tom Kitten; the story of Jemima Puddle-duck; the story of Flopsy Bunnies; Ginger & Pickles; the story of Mrs. Tittlemouse; and the story of Timmy Tiptoes.
Newly reset in huge, easy-to-read kind and brimming with Beatrix Potter's detailed storytime magic, those fascinating stories are certain to satisfaction old and young alike. For this variation, Pat Stewart has contributed over 50 enticing illustrations in accordance with Ms. Potter's unique designs.

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Skellig

By David Almond

David Almond’s Printz Honor–winning novel celebrates its tenth anniversary!

Ten-year-old Michael was once anticipating stepping into a brand new residence. yet now his child sister is ailing, his mom and dad are frantic, and health professional dying has come to name. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling storage. . . . what's this factor underneath the spiders' webs and lifeless flies? A man or woman, or a wierd form of beast by no means earlier than obvious? the single individual Michael can divulge heart's contents to is his new good friend, Mina. jointly, they bring the creature out into the sunshine, and Michael's international alterations eternally. . . .

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Feel-Bad Education: And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling

By Alfie Kohn

Mind-opening writing on what little ones want from college, from one in all education’s such a lot outspoken voices
 
Arguing that our colleges are presently within the grip of a “cult of rigor”—a confusion of tougher with larger that threatens to banish either pleasure and significant highbrow inquiry from our classrooms—Alfie Kohn matters a stirring name to reconsider our priorities and re-evaluate our practices.
 
Kohn’s most recent wide-ranging selection of writings will upload to his attractiveness as probably the most incisive thinkers within the box, who questions the assumptions too frequently taken without any consideration in discussions approximately schooling and human behavior.
 
In nineteen lately released essays—and in a sizeable advent, new for this volume—Kohn again and again invitations us to imagine extra deeply concerning the traditional knowledge. Is strength of mind constantly fascinating? he asks, mentioning fabulous proof on the contrary. Does educational dishonest unavoidably point out an ethical failing? may perhaps inspirational posters regularly came across on college partitions (“Reach for the stars!”) replicate nerve-racking assumptions approximately youngsters? may possibly using rubrics for comparing scholar studying turn out counterproductive?
 
Subjecting teenagers to homework, grades, or standardized tests—merely simply because this stuff might be required of them later—reminds Kohn of Monty Python’s “getting hit at the head lessons.” And, with tongue firmly in cheek, he announces that we should always instantly commence educating twenty-second-century skills.
 
even if Kohn is clearing up misconceptions approximately revolutionary schooling or explaining why incentives for fitter dwelling are certain to backfire, debunking the concept that schooling reform can be pushed by way of issues approximately financial competitiveness or placing “Supernanny” in her position, his readers will comprehend why the Washington Post has stated that “teachers and oldsters who come across Kohn and his strategies come away transfixed, able to switch their schools.”

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Cinderella Smith: The Super Secret Mystery

By Stephanie Barden, Diane Goode

Stephanie Barden has created an outstanding function version for tweens. Cinderella Smith is convinced, clever, and extremely actual. lovers of Junie B. Jones and Clementine will love staring at Cinderella triumph over the issues of third-grade lifestyles, and oldsters will relish the vocabulary-enhancing phrases Stephanie Barden sprinkles during the story.
 
In The Super-Secret Mystery, 3rd within the Cinderella Smith chapter-book sequence, Cinderella is happy to jot down a record on an endangered species. She can’t wait to enquire this crucial environmental factor. yet each e-book she must do her study has disappeared from the library! That won’t cease Cinderella. She won’t be stopped through the mean-girl bullies and may persist with each clue till she solves the secret of the lacking books.
 
Illustrations by means of Caldecott Honor winner Diane Goode upload to the charm of Cinderella’s story.

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Brian's Winter

By Gary Paulsen

In Hatchet, 13-year-old Brian Robeson realized to outlive by myself within the Canadian wasteland, armed in basic terms together with his hatchet. He was once rescued on the finish of the summer time. Brian's Winterbegins the place Hatchet may need ended: Brian isn't really rescued, yet needs to construct on his survival talents to stand his deadliest enemy--a northern winter.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Beyond Conventional Boundaries: Uncertainty in Research and Practice with Children

By Daniela Mercieca

...The effect which my judgements may have in this child's lifestyles is gigantic and far-reaching. quite talking, the effect which she's going to have on my existence is minimum. she's going to be a proposal in my brain, at so much, an incessant fear. but even this can be grudged - we execs inform one another that we have got to go away our paintings in the back of once we move domestic - don't take your paintings concerns with you... (p.85) This ebook demands a re-thinking of perform and learn with kids within the supporting professions. within the context of today's quick international with its requirement for order and precision, the perform of operating with young ones is imbued with moral dilemmas which practitioners could or will not be conscious of. it can be crucial for the practitioner to suppose suspended in uncertainty sooner than taking motion. when it comes to study, the complexity of what's explored is mirrored within the complexity of the learn strategy. In a parallel writing, this uncertainty is a significant subject in perform in the course of the narrative of 3 tales of the author's involvement with childrens referred for aid. The e-book explores how uncertainty and anxiousness might be became to solid use instead of being a debilitating strength to the working towards psychologist. It additionally touches upon problems with performativity, responsibility and potency within the turning into of execs within the supporting professions.

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Whatever Happened to Janie?

By Caroline B. Cooney

In the vein of mental thrillers like We have been Liars, lady at the Train, and Beware That Girl, bestselling writer Caroline Cooney’s JANIE sequence can provide on each point. secret and suspense mix seamlessly with problems with kinfolk, friendship and like to supply an emotionally evocative thrill experience of a learn.

As Janie Johnson glanced on the face of the standard little woman at the milk carton, she used to be triumph over with surprise. She famous that little girl—it was once she. How can it most likely be real? however it is.

With the secret of her kidnapping now unraveled, Janie's tale maintains, and the nightmare isn't really over. nobody can carry again or relive the 12 years passed by. The Spring kinfolk wishes justice, yet who's rather in charge? The Johnsons comprehend that they have to abide by means of the court docket judgements made, yet it really is tough to determine what is most sensible for everyone.

Janie Johnson or Jenny Spring? who's she? definitely there is sufficient love for everybody, yet how can the 2 separate households stay fortunately ever after?

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The Art of Children's Portrait Photography

By Tamara Lackey

Modern photos that cleverly catch a kid's temper or personality--whether that is a huge, toothy grin or a teary tantrum--are simply created with the guidelines and strategies explored during this in-depth guide. known as "lifestyle photography," glossy thoughts resembling tightly cropped close-ups, vignettes, large angles, and shallow depths produce photographs which are markedly much less stiff and extra expressive than conventional portraiture. From taking pictures nice expressions and physique language to integrating significant destinations into the shoot to additional exhibit the subject's character, this advisor completely explains how photographers can advance their image-storytelling abilities to enhance gorgeous pix. recommendation on creating platinum and chocolate-hued prints, brilliant colour scenes, dramatic black & whites, and using strange textures or effects is additionally included. 

100% of writer proceeds visit retailer the youngsters and the global Orphans origin.

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When Fairies Go Bad (Dragonbreath, Book 7)

By Ursula Vernon

Now not your little sister's glittery fairy story!

Everyone is familiar with rule number one within the dragon international: by no means, ever mess with a dragon's mama. So while Danny Dragonbreath's mother will get abducted by means of fairies, Danny, his ally Wendell, and know-it-all Christiana hop the 1st bus to the Faerie realm to teach these fairies who's boss. yet those aren't the sparkly Tinkerbell type of fairies. those men play soiled, and escaping fairyland with Danny's mother is not any effortless job, even for a sort-of-fire-breathing dragon.

The 7th ebook during this laugh-until-smoke-comes-out-of-your-nose sequence is ideal for Wimpy child, undesirable Kitty, and Dork Diary lovers in all places.

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