An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise
Author: Susan Elderkin
Publisher: Canongate Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The stories that shape our children's lives are too important to be left to chance. With The Story Cure, bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin have put together the perfect manual for grown-ups who want to initiate young readers into one of life's greatest pleasures. There's a remedy for every hiccup and heartache, whether it's between the covers of a picture book, a pop-up book, or a YA novel. You'll find old favourites like The Borrowers and The Secret Garden alongside modern soon-to-be classics by Michael Morpurgo, Malorie Blackman and Frank Cottrell-Boyce, as well as helpful lists of the right reads to fuel any obsession - from dogs or dinosaurs, space or spies. Wise and witty, The Story Cure will help any small person you know through the trials and tribulations of growing up, and help you fill their bookshelves with adventure, insight and a lifetime of fun.
Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.
Lively and imaginative book-based programs make it easy to engage young learners, while building their literacy and reading skills, and their love of books and reading. Your library or classroom will sizzle with excitement when you present these creative, book-based programs—and you just may have as much fun as the kids. Each of the ten chapters focuses on a popular theme or study area—Tropical Rainforests, Animals Down Under, In the Know (manners), and more—offering an annotated list of selected picture books and chapters books, and two complete programs with step-by-step instructions, materials lists, and all the reproducible patterns, scripts, and stories you'll need. Through reading, storytelling, puzzles, creative dramatics, writing exercises, arts and crafts, and more, you can engage young learners, while building their literacy and reading skills, and their love of books and reading. Children will delight in learning about amazing rainforest animals, performing a skit based on myths from ancient Egypt, writing their own fantasy stories, and holding a mouth-watering Medieval banquet. Designed for public and school libraries, these programs also fit beautifully into classroom studies. Grades K-6.
Is it really necessary to bring that bottle of wine to your friend's dinner party? Will your new neighbors really notice if you don't send a welcome gift? Does that mother really need to know that her tantrum-throwing child is bothering you? Completely revised and updated, The Everything Etiquette Book, Second Edition, is your all-inclusive guide to dealing with these daily difficulties. Etiquette expert Leah Ingram helps you get a handle on when you're going overboard or not stepping up to the plate with proper protocol for every situation! The Everything Etiquette Book, Second Edition, helps you: Master the art of gift-giving on holidays and small occasions Communicate problems politely but effectively Test your travel-smarts at home and abroad Maintain a professional image during business meetings and lunches Use your cell phone or PDA conveniently but unobtrusively School younger children on good behavior Whether you're at home, in the office, out on the town, or on the road, The Everything Etiquette Book, Second Edition, is packed with fresh advice to polish your social savvy and ease you through some of life's more awkward moments!
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They're mad, they're bad, and they're about to ruin Christmas! No kids get coal in their stocking these days. Do you know why? It's thanks to The No-Good Nine! Pittsburgh, 1931. When Peter awakens on Christmas morning to find his stocking full of coal, he is outraged. After he finds the Naughty List, which contains the names of some other children who received no gifts, he decides they should band together and journey to Santa's workshop to plead their case, as well as play with the toys intended for the Nice children. The ragtag band of misfits sets out on a series of wild misadventures as they travel by train, truck, dog sled, and boat, encountering thieves and bootleggers, in order to reach the renowned Toy Factory only to accidentally burn it down. More slapstick capers follow before the No-Good Nine extricate themselves and set out to find their next great adventure.