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Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3 by librarian and children’s literature troubadour Judy Freeman is here at last. The largest and most comprehensive book of its kind ever written, it’s an indispensable treasure trove of 1,700 child-tested favorite read-aloud titles, published since 1995. Everything here?the text chapters (About Children’s Books and Ways to Use Them), the Annotated Read-Aloud Lists for preschool through grade 6, the professional books bibliography, and the indexes?is 100 percent new!
This is the definitive source for the best recent picture books, fiction, poetry, folklore, biography, and nonfiction books to share with children. The extensively annotated bibliography incorporates thousands of innovative and inspirational ideas for booktalking, book discussion, creative drama, storytelling, poetry, writing, library skills, and other literature-based teaching.
Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3 by librarian and children’s literature troubadour Judy Freeman is here at last. The largest and most comprehensive book of its kind ever written, it’s an indispensable treasure trove of 1,700 child-tested favorite read-aloud titles, published since 1995. Everything here?the text chapters (About Children’s Books and Ways to Use Them), the Annotated Read-Aloud Lists for preschool through grade 6, the professional books bibliography, and the indexes?is 100% new! This is the definitive source for the best recent picture books, fiction, poetry, folklore, biography, and nonfiction books to share with children. The extensively annotated bibliography incorporates thousands of innovative and inspirational ideas for booktalking, book discussion, creative drama, storytelling, poetry, writing, library skills, and other literature-based teaching.
Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3: A Read-Aloud Guide is the latest all-new volume in the Books Kids Will Sit Still For series, which includes Books Kids Will Sit Still For: A Read-Aloud Guide, Second Edition and More Books Kids Will Sit Still For: A Read-Aloud Guide.
The three books together constitute a tour of the best of children’s literature and how to use it, with a total of more than 5,000 invaluable annotations of exemplary children’s books.
Literature & Fiction > History & Criticism > Books & Reading > General
An African prince, who, through God’s intervention and guidance, came to America as a student missionary and soon showed us he was the apostle of simple faith.
Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Religious
From the intro: “Jean Meslier, born 1678, in the village of Mazerny, dependency of the duchy of Rethel, was the son of a serge weaver; brought up in the country, he nevertheless pursued his studies and succeeded to the priesthood. At the seminary, where he lived with much regularity, he devoted himself to the system of Descartes. Becoming curate of Etrepigny in Champagne and vicar of a little annexed parish named Bue, he was remarkable for the austerity of his habits. Devoted in all his duties, every year he gave what remained of his salary to the poor of his parishes; enthusiastic, and of rigid virtue, he was very temperate, as much in regard to his appetite as in relation to women. MM. Voiri and Delavaux, the one curate of Varq, the other curate of Boulzicourt, were his confessors, and the only ones with whom he associated. The curate Meslier was a rigid partisan of justice, and sometimes carried his zeal a little too far. The lord of his village, M. de Touilly, having ill-treated some peasants, he refused to pray for him in his service. M. de Mailly, Archbishop of Rheims, before whom the case was brought, condemned him. But the Sunday which followed this decision, the abbot Meslier stood in his pulpit and complained of the sentence of the cardinal. “This is,” said he, “the general fate of the poor country priest; the archbishops, who are great lords, scorn them and do not listen to them. Therefore, let us pray for the lord of this place. We will pray for Antoine de Touilly, that he may be converted and granted the grace that he may not wrong the poor and despoil the orphans.” His lordship, who was present at this mortifying supplication, brought new complaints before the same archbishop, who ordered the curate Meslier to come to Donchery, where he ill-treated him with abusive language. There have been scarcely any other events in his life, nor other benefice, than that of Etrepigny. He died in the odor of sanctity in the year 1733, fifty-five years old. It is believed that, disgusted with life, he expressly refused necessary food, because during his sickness he was not willing to take anything, not even a glass of wine.”
Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Religious
A punto de comenzar primero de secundaria, Percy Jackson no espera emociones fuertes, sino más bien un aburrimiento soporífero. Pero cuando en la nueva escuela se presenta una vieja amiga, seguida de un par de animadoras diabólicas, los acontecimientos se precipitan y todo empieza a ir de mal en peor. Cronos, el malvado señor de los titanes, amenaza con destruir el Campamento Mestizo, donde se refugian los jóvenes semidioses. Para evitarlo, Percy y sus amigos deben emprender una arriesgada búsqueda a través del laberinto, un mundo subterráneo plagado de trampas temibles y criaturas perversas, concebido para acabar con quienes se atrevan a profanarlo.
Children’s Books > Animals
Don’t call Emily, she’ll call you! Hide important information on all your friends and enemies in Emily’s Little Black Book, an address book that shows you all the reasons Emily likes black best. Includes three pages of stickers!
Arts & Photography > History & Criticism > History
“Oh Dear!” is back – and this time it comes with a fun, sturdy egg cup! Join Buster for breakfast with this delightful pack containing the board book version of Rod Campbell’s “Oh Dear!” and a charming, sturdy egg cup. Children can lift the flaps, meet all the farm animals and help Buster find an egg for his breakfast in the book – and then enjoy their own breakfast with their very own special egg cup. This is the perfect gift for hungry readers!
Mistaken for one of her own ancestors, Morgan Lefevre is summoned through time to the alien world of Nwm. With only the boy Arddu as companion, she is caught between the opposing cruelties of the Circle and the Line, the two Magics of Nwm that have fought one another over the centuries and across many worlds. When Morgan and Arddu gain possession of an ancient weapon of the mysterious Third Magic, Earth is drawn into the struggle as well, and the reader comes to understand the King Arthur story in a whole new way. Times and worlds merge as Morgan is brought face to face with her own destiny.
Children’s Books > Action & Adventure
Lost and alone, the little toy rabbit finds a kindly old brown bear to carry her home. But later, Bitsy realises her new friend is in danger and bravely sets back out into the deep snow to save him. This book presents a timeless, tender story with an irresistible miniature heroine.
Ruby’s brothers and sisters are always racing off in search of adventure. “This way, Ruby!” they call, as they race through reed beds and run up grassy banks. But little Ruby likes to take things slowly, in her own time. She prefers to look at all the lovely things that surround her – which is just as well, for when the ducklings get lost in a storm, it’s down to Ruby to find the way home!
Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Social & Family Issues > Family
Our kids are bombarded daily with choices we never had to make. They are surrounded by gangs, weapons, and drugs. Teenage sexual activity has become a fact of life. Abortion a ‘necessary evil.’ And many kids are making these life-altering decisions without the benefit of wise biblical counsel. They don’t know their Creator as Shepherd of their heart, and are dying because of it emotionally, spiritually, and sometimes even physically.
You can do something about it. Ron Hutchcraft and Lisa Hutchcraft Whitmer recognize the urgent needs of our kids and know exactly what will help them–a relationship with Jesus Christ. Take a look into the world of today’s teens. Relationships matter most to them. Music is their language. Sex is expected…and confusing. They are very lonely, wounded, and lost. Sin is not an issue for them, but the results of sin are. The Battle for a Generation explains how to meet the needs of today’s young people right where they live.
Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living
Un crimen y el amor que lo cambia todo. Un estudiante que no llega a fin de mes. Un asesinato que podría solucionarle la vida. Un hacha a su alcance. Fedor Dostoyesvski escribió Crimen y Castigo en 1866… ¿Sigues pensando que los clásicos son cosa del pasado?
Introducing a brand new superhero, Rot8, the octopus with seven-and-ahalf
limbs and a belt-full of amazing tools.
Rot8 lives with his octopus family and other water creatures in the Goa Sea
World. All his friends other than Tumboo the turtle, his best friend, make fun
of him because of his seven-and-a-half limbs. When an accident lands Rot8
in the lab of vet Reena Renaldo and the mad scientist Zubbu Zwami, he
finds himself outfitted with a number of attachments for his half-limb. These
amazing add-ons, combined with his phenomenal intelligence and amazing
speed soon turn him from a not-quite octopus to a super octopus.
Rot8 and Tumboo now set forth on their adventures. A clumsy worker s
mistake leads to sharks and killer whales being let loose in this underwater
utopia. Can Rot8 save his friends from getting eaten by Rakshus the hungry
killer whale? Or will he end up as a whale-snack himself?
The first in a series of adventures featuring Rot8 the Sept-opus, this hilarious
story will have readers rooting for this unusual superhero.
The simple stories in this series use carefully chosen words, to encourage children to become familiar with identifying letter and sound combinations and increase their confidence for reading alone.
Another adorable book from the wonderful Kate Toms.
Lullabies will delight every child as they are lulled to sleep. Parents will love to read these books at bedtime to calm and relax their children and enjoy the beautiful hand-stitched illustrations that are Kate’s signature style. Her cleverly adapted text is enjoyable to read and features lullabies that are well loved across the world-perfect for children and parents alike.
Includes: Rock-a-bye Baby; Little Boy Blue; Sleep, Baby, Sleep; Wee Willie Winkie; Hey Diddle Diddle; and All the Pretty Horses.
EN ROSEWOOD, DONDE LAS SONRISAS MÁS DULCES ESCONDEN LOS SECRETOS MÁS OSCUROS, CUATRO PEQUEÑAS MENTIROSAS HAN SIDO CHICAS MUY MUY MALAS…
«El hábil combinado de ‘Mujeres desesperadas’, ‘Twin Peaks’ y ‘Gossip Girl’ ha resultado adictivo para lectores de todas las edades.» —Noticiascadadia.com
«Si juntas lo mejor de ‘Gossip Girl’ con ‘Mujeres desesperadas’, obtienes ‘Pequeñas mentirosas’. Es sexi, descarado, emocionante e impactante.» —The New York Times
«’Pequeñas mentirosas’ es una serie que engancha. Desde el primer libro su autora nos deja claro que no estamos ante la típica historia de adolescentes que están viviendo sus primeros romances y que tienen problemas con sus padres.» —Review Journal
«Si te gustan los dramas adolescentes, vas a quedar satisfecho, pero si prefieres las series con un toque de thriller, de intriga y personajes bien presentados, todavía vas a salir más contento.»
Spencer le ha robado el novio a su hermana. Aria suspira por su profesor de inglés. A Emily le gusta su nueva amiga Maya… pero busca en ella algo más que amistad. Y la obsesión de Hanna por ser perfecta la está poniendo enferma. Literalmente. Pero no son estas sus peores pesadillas. Esconden un escandaloso secreto que si saliese a la luz, arruinaría sus vidas. Y parece que una persona llamada A. quiere hacer exactamente eso. Al principio pensaron que A. era Alison, pero apareció muerta.
Os voy a confesar algo: Yo soy A. ¿Seré Melissa, la hermana ultracompetitiva de Spencer? ¿O Maya, y quiero a Emily solo para mí? ¿Y si soy Toby, ese chico misterioso que dejó el pueblo justo cuando Alison desapareció? Si la verdad saliese a la luz, arruinaría sus vidas para siempre. ¿Y qué me impide contarlo? Porque merecen perderlo todo, ¿verdad? Con cada nota malvada, mensaje perverso o correo vengativo que envío, intento arruinar a estas pequeñas mentirosas. Creedme, con todos los trapos sucios que conozco, podría coser sus sudarios. —A.
Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Social & Family Issues > Dating & Sex
Take your seat in the arena and let the games begin! Discover everything you need to know about ancient Rome with this brilliant book. One hundred facts, fantastic illustrations, and hilarious cartoons give you the inside story on Roman life, while fun quizzes test your knowledge.
Teen & Young Adult > Education & Reference > History
The “Letterland ABC” is an essential addition to any classroom. This best-selling children’s alphabet book has been completely revised with vibrant new illustrations. Each of the 26 scenes depict a “Letterland” character surrounded by objects beginning with the target sound. Children love finding all the alliterative words, promoting phonemic awareness and vocabulary development.
Reference > Words, Language & Grammar > Phonetics & Phonics
A tender rhyming story of the first year of a babys life.
Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Poetry
“I want yesterday.” That’s all seventeen-year-old Maud can say when she gets the news about her sister: Lucy’s dead, killed in a bomb blast. Without even a body to bury, Maud is left with only questions: How? Why? Maud’s search for answers leads her down the same path her sister took. But all she finds are empty words and more questions. Jeff struggles down a separate but parallel path. His brother, a Marine, has been called up to Vietnam. To the world, Jeff looks the part of a conservative preppy, but inside, he questions the war. But does questioning the war mean he doesn’t support his brother?
It’s 1969, and life in America has become an angry jumble of patriotism and rebellion, cynicism and hope. Jeff and Maud are caught up in the confusion. All they want is stability. What they get is each other. Hopefully, it’ll be enough.
Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Military & Wars
Every child’s bookshelf should start with a collection of nursery rhymes so that these fantastic and nonsensical verses (some so old their meaning is long forgotten) are among the first magical words to sound in a child’s ear. This collection of over two hundred rhymes was assembled in 1903 with the family in mind (‘Tradition in the nursery has acted as a severe editor’). and each page is illustrated each verse decorated, with the imcomparable drawing of Charles Robinson.
One of a series of picture books in pocket-size editions. Ever-resourceful Titch finds his own way of dealing with the business of possessions and tidyness.
An illustrated collection of poems and brief tales on a variety of subjects.
Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Anthologies
Catherine Reef’s fascinating, in-depth biography explores the life and character of one of America’s greatest poets, incorporating highlights from his writings and photographs of the poet and the America he experienced. In “Leaves of Grass,” first published in 1855, Whitman’s innovative, free poetic style celebrated nineteenth-century America and himself as one of its citizens. His poems captured the spirit of a time when cities grew rapidly, pioneers and railroads crossed the Great Plains, and the Civil War nearly tore the nation apart. This book combines detailed historical information with Whitman’s optimism, love for humanity, and pure joy in living.
Teen & Young Adult > Biographies > Historical
Featuring children’s own words and heart-warming pictures, this book can be given by boys or girls to their mummy on mothers’ day. Or at any time!
‘I love my mummy because… ‘
Everyone’s mummy is the best. And who better to tell the world than children themselves?
This charming book combines endearing things said by children about their mothers with gentle illustrations of familiar animals.
With beautiful pictures and charming words from children, all about mummies, this is the perfect book to share with Mum!
Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Social & Family Issues > Family > Parents
A challenge to today’s pop culture, One Second to Think is an information-age guide to critical thinking. Drawing upon the clarity of 20/20 “mindsight,” this provocative twenty-first-century message provides the keys to an instantaneous mental makeover.Author Leon Quan exposes the tactics used by advertisers to define, manipulate, and mentally restrain the emerging leaders of America. Quan’s entertaining mix of humor and candor will show you how to reverse this trend by focusing on your unique talents. Across the nation, his audiences have gained performance-enhancing ideas and perspectives including:Learning the ten critical seconds of leadershipAvoiding the eight lethal one-second habitsFinding the threshold of relevanceCapturing the power of presenceDeveloping, disciplining, and directing your passionsDiscovering the artistry of impulse managementOne Second to Think will energize those who want to enrich their leadership style, define their true ambitions, and execute their dreams with clarity and authenticity.
Teen & Young Adult > Religion & Spirituality > Philosophy
Tras el destierro de Garra de Tigre, el Clan del Trueno vive un tiempo de relativa paz y concordia, aunque la traición del antiguo lugarteniente ha supuesto un duro golpe para Estrella Azul. Por este motivo, Corazón de Fuego ha de ocuparse del día a día del clan, además de supervisar a Nimbo, su problemático aprendiz respondón y nada disciplinado. Sin embargo, lo que más preocupa al joven lugarteniente es la creciente sensación de que Garra de Tigre acecha en la espesura del bosque para cobrarse una terrible venganza.
Antes de la tormenta es la cuarta entrega de Los Gatos Guerreros. Traducida a veintiocho idiomas, esta emocionante serie lleva más de diez millones de ejemplares vendidos en Estados Unidos y más de un millón y medio en Alemania.
Children’s Books > Animals > Cats
William H. “Billy the Kid” Bonney Jr. isn’t afraid to take risks. But during a train heist near his hometown, the odds catch up with him when a passenger recognizes the nineteen-year-old outlaw. Fed up with Billy’s bad ways, The Law sends its best man to bring him in: Sheriff Willis Monroe, Billy’s own cousin and former best friend. But Willis isn’t the only one on Billy’s tail. The Kid’s two-timing partners are hunting him, too–and a conniving posse wants Billy (and the sheriff!) dead.
This fictional tale of real-life legend Billy the Kid imagines William Bonney’s fate had his life of crime taken a very different turn.
Includes an author’s note about the real Billy the Kid.
Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Boys & Men
A look at the changes that boys go through during puberty.
Teen & Young Adult > Personal Health > Maturing
Dana creció junto a sus hermanos llevando una vida normal. El día que el Maestro la llevó con él a la Torre, en el Valle de los Lobos, no se imaginaba que su vida cambiaría para siempre y que se convertiría en la depositaria de secretos tan mágicos como antiguos. ¿Qué aventuras le depara el destino a nuestra joven heroína? Fantástico libro donde nos acercamos a un mundo poblado de seres mágicos y criaturas sobrenaturales.
Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic
Por un momento, imagina que eres un joven de 16 años, elegante y con un punto snob: La Navidad está a la vuelta de la esquina; en Nueva York todo está preparado para las fiestas, aunque prefieres refugiarte en tu librería preferida y perderte entre las estanterías donde se esconden los libros de tus autores favoritos. Mientras vas señalando los lomos de las novelas que amas y que te sabes de memoria, te topas con un cuaderno rojo que asoma desafiante…¿Qué harías?
Parece ser que se trata de la Moleskine que la joven Lily dejó ahí, repleta de retos esperando a que un chico atrevido, lo encontrara. ¿Serás tú ese chico? ¿Aceptarás los desafíos de Lily?
Así comienza la última novela romántica en clave de comedia de los dos aclamados autores, Rachel Cohn y David Levithan.
Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure
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