The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN:1630831174

Total Pages:40

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Jane Yolen's poems and Bruce Degen's humorous illustrations have dinosaurs dancing through time as these funny poems move from Triassic to Cretacious to Jurassic time periods.

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Tickle the Duck!

Author:Ethan Long

Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN:0316370290

Total Pages:24

Viewed:737

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In this hilarious touch-and-feel book, a cranky duck dares children to tickle his soft stomach, his hairy armpit, his rubbery foot-and reacts uproariously each time. Despite his protests, does the duck really like being tickled after all? This modern day version of Pat the Bunny will have its audience laughing, and maybe even snorting, -Do it again!+ Like Ten Little Lady Bugs and Tails, this treasure of interactive fun is sure to engage parents and children for hours of tickling and giggling.

Have You Seen My Dinosaur?

Author:Jon Surgal

Publisher:Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN:0375982612

Total Pages:48

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How do you find a missing dinosaur who’s large and green and likes to roar? When a little boy’s dinosaur decides to play hide-and-seek, he is surprisingly difficult to track down. Veteran illustrator Joe Mathieu’s dinomite illustrations and Jon Surgal’ s saur-ing verse will have kids roaring with laughter as they romp through this funny rhyming Beginner Book. Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pleasing Your Man

Author:Eve Salinger

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1440696470

Total Pages:336

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This authoritative book helps women explore the age-old wisdom regarding pleasing husbands in all aspects of married life, which can then be used to benefit the reader in return. It's filled with plain talk about sex and relationships in a lively, straightforward tone. Features sections on how to flirt, be a girlfriend and not a mother, set the stage, anticipate his needs, tune into what men really like (and need) and important sex secrets. Down-to-earth, accessible tone. While marriage-orientated, the advice in this book applies to any committed, long-term relationship.

A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books, 10th Edition

Author:Rebecca L. Thomas

Publisher:ABC-CLIO

ISBN:1440834350

Total Pages:1636

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Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail

Creative Themes for Every Day, Grades Preschool - K

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Publisher:Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN:1620578832

Total Pages:160

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Creative Themes for Every Day is the perfect compilation of self-directed, hands-on educational resources that reinforce all aspects of classroom learning. Aligning to NAEYC program standards, this book focuses on movement, art, cognitive skills, and dramatic play that will help build a strong foundation for kindergarten and beyond. Its 160 pages include hundreds of hands-on activities and themed learning experiences for school and home.

Get Real with Storytime: 52 Weeks of Early Literacy Programming with Nonfiction and Poetry

Author:Julie Dietzel-Glair,Marianne Crandall Follis Ph.D.

Publisher:ABC-CLIO

ISBN:1440837392

Total Pages:337

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This is a complete, year-long programming guide that shows librarians how to integrate nonfiction and poetry into storytime for preschool children in order to build literacy skills and overall knowledge. • Helps librarians meet children's interests in "real stuff" and reach more children—especially boys—in storytime • Provides new and effective ways to build early literacy skills using a unique blend of the "literary" and the "real" • Supports national and state standards that emphasize the use of more nonfiction and informational text • Enables librarians to make better use of their existing collections

Giant Book of Preschool Activities, Grades PK - K

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Publisher:Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN:1604187204

Total Pages:304

Viewed:1952

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Help students in grades PK–K make connections and reinforce learning while keeping the classroom manageable using Giant Book of Preschool Activities. This 304-page book provides practice for the skills and functions needed for early childhood development. With more than 26 themes and 500 activities, this book makes it practically impossible to run out of ideas for teaching social, motor, memory, and auditory skills. The book includes ideas for movement, rhyming, circles, counting, games, and centers and comes with reproducibles, literature selections, Web site suggestions, and an index of activities by skill. This book supports NAEYC standards and aligns with state, national, and Canadian provincial standards.

The Storytime Handbook

Author:Nina Schatzkamer Miller

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:1476603537

Total Pages:280

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Fresh, fun ideas for children’s storytime fill this book. The author, a long-time storytime facilitator, has put together 52 weekly themes plus additional plans for holidays, all with detailed instructions for talking about the theme and choosing the books, crafts, songs, poems, games and snacks. Each storytime idea is illustrated with photographs of a suggested craft and snack for easy reference. Libraries, bookstores, preschools and parents alike can use this book to offer themed storytimes that include discussion, literature, art, music, movement and food. Options are provided for each storytime, so the ideas can be used year after year.

The Common Core in Action: Ready-to-Use Lesson Plans for K–6 Librarians

Author:Deborah J Jesseman

Publisher:ABC-CLIO

ISBN:1610697189

Total Pages:254

Viewed:1986

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This book addresses Common Core State Standard curriculum resources to assist the school librarian in collaborating with classroom teachers. • Offers you the opportunity to exercise leadership in your school, playing a key role in the implementation of the CCSS in all subject areas and collaborating with instructors to co-teach lessons correlated with the standards • Provides ready-to-implement lesson plans cross-referenced to the CCSS for all grade levels • Shares collection development planning guidelines relating to the CCSS • Includes resource suggestions and additional lesson plans in all content areas

A Picture Book Primer: Understanding and Using Picture Books

Author:Denise I. Matulka

Publisher:ABC-CLIO

ISBN:0313363560

Total Pages:328

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Everything you want to know about picture books can be found in this simple and straightforward guide. After defining the picture book and describing its history and technological evolution, the author helps you better understand and appreciate picture books by describing how they're made-their anatomy, types of illustration, layouts, design elements, and typography-various types of picture books (genres, formats, styles), how picture books work (the art of the story), and how they relate to child development and literacy. Picture book reviews, building a collection, using picture books with various age groups, and issues such as multicultural literature, classics, and controversial titles are some of the other topics covered.

Sleeping Through the Night, Revised Edition

Author:Jodi A. Mindell

Publisher:Zondervan

ISBN:0062030906

Total Pages:368

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Right after "Is it a boy or a girl?" and "What's his/her name?," the next question people invariably ask new parents is "Are you getting any sleep?" Unfortunately, the answer is usually "Not much." In fact, studies show that approximately 25% of young children experience some type of sleep problem and, as any bleary-eyed parent will attest, it is one of the most difficult challenges of parenting. Drawing on her ten years of experience in the assessment and treatment of common sleep problems in children, Dr. Jodi A. Mindell now provides tips and techniques, the answers to commonly asked questions, and case studies and quotes from parents who have successfully solved their children's sleep problems. Unlike other books on the subject, Dr. Mindell also offers practical tips on bedtime, rather than middle-of-the-night-sleep training, and shows how all members of the family can cope with the stresses associated with teaching a child to sleep.

Merbaby's Lullaby

Author:Jane Yolen

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1534443185

Total Pages:24

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From New York Times bestselling author Jane Yolen comes a lilting lullaby from the bottom of the sea. Hush, foam rocker, sleep, wave breaker. Close your eyes and dream, tide breaker. A hush-filled bedtime rhyme for parents to share with their newborns, Merbaby’s Lullaby is an underwater cradlesong written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba. Join a mermaid as she helps her merbaby to sleep, rocking with the gentle waves, singing with the whispering whales, and settling in with sea stars lighting the way to sweet dreams.

Mrs. Es Extraordinary Manners, Courtesy and Social Skills Activities

Author:Kathy Etringer

Publisher:Teaching and Learning Company

ISBN:0787786926

Total Pages:128

Viewed:506

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It?s never too early to teach children manners, courtesy and social skills. From knowing when to say ?please? and ?thank you? at home, in school or in public places, to covering their nose when sneezing, there?s a multitude of good manners to teach children at an early age. These engaging hands-on activities are a great way to introduce students to skills they will use for the rest of their lives. A popular children?s book title is included with each activity to enhance the lesson. Topics include being grateful, complimenting others, coughing and sneezing, good sportsmanship, having a good attitude, lining up, listening, please and thank you, table manners, tolerance and understanding, and many more.

Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook

Author:Jim Trelease,Cyndi Giorgis

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0525505628

Total Pages:384

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The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children--revised and updated for a new generation of readers Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook, updated and revised by education specialist Cyndi Giorgis, discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, an updated treasury of book recommendations curated with an eye for diversity, Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies for helping children of all backgrounds and abilities discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.

Bedtime Behaviors

Author:Kathy Etringer

Publisher:Teaching and Learning Company

ISBN:078774347X

Total Pages:7

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It’s never too early to teach children manners, courtesy and social skills. From knowing when to say “please” and “thank you” at home, in school or in public places, to covering their nose when sneezing, there’s a multitude of good manners to teach children at an early age. A popular children’s book title is included with each activity to enhance the lesson. These engaging, hands-on activities are a great way to introduce students to skills they will use for the rest of their lives.

The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists

Author:Jacqueline E. Kress,Edward B. Fry

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1119080894

Total Pages:656

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The essential handbook for reading teachers, now aligned with the Common Core The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists is the definitive instructional resource for anyone who teaches reading or works in a K-12 English language arts-related field. Newly revised and ready for instant application, this top seller provides up-to-date reading, writing, and language content in more than 240 lists for developing targeted instruction, plus section briefs linking content to research-based teaching practices. This new sixth edition includes a guide that maps the lists to specific Common Core standards for easy lesson planning, and features fifty brand-new lists on: academic and domain-specific vocabulary, foundation skills, rhyming words, second language development, context clues, and more. This edition also includes an expanded writing section that covers registers, signal and transition words, and writers' craft. Brimming with practical examples, key words, teaching ideas, and activities that can be used as-is or adapted to students' needs, these lists are ready to differentiate instruction for an individual student, small-group, or planning multilevel instruction for your whole class. Reading is the center of all school curricula due to recent state and federal initiatives including rigorous standards and new assessments. This book allows to you skip years of curating content and dive right into the classroom armed with smart, relevant, and effective plans. Develop focused learning materials quickly and easily Create unit-specific Common Core aligned lesson plans Link classroom practice to key research in reading, language arts and learning Adapt ready-made ideas to any classroom or level It's more important than ever for students to have access to quality literacy instruction. Timely, up to date, and distinctively smart, The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists should be on every English language arts teacher's desk, librarian's shelf, literacy coach's resource list, and reading professor's radar.

The Mystery of the Missing Dinosaurs Teacher's Guide

Author:Carole Marsh

Publisher:Gallopade International

ISBN:0635081997

Total Pages:32

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The corresponding Teacher's Guide is a page-by-page supplementary resource that gives you additional activities to enhance the student's learning opportunities by using cross-curricular materials including discussion questions, reproducible vocabulary, science, geography and math activities. Each Teacher's Guide turns you into the expert-we've done all the research for you! This comprehensive resource enhances the many dramatic learning opportunities students can gain from reading this mystery by Carole Marsh. The supplementary Teacher's Guide includes: ¥ A chapter guide of additional information, trivia, historical facts, and more to help teachers be "Experts!" ¥ Activity ideas that make the book come dramatically to life for young readers! ¥ The author's additional comments and thoughts about the subject ¥ Some reproducible activities ¥ Great out-of-the-box ideas for activities.

Readiscover New Mexico

Author:Kathy Barco

Publisher:Sunstone Press

ISBN:0865345449

Total Pages:192

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Tag along with Rosita the Roadrunner on her journey to learn about the Land of Enchantment. On the trail, meet Roja & Verde (the Chile Twins), Biscochita (a Smart Cookie), Pinon Jay, Dusty the Tumbleweed, and a town full of prairie dogs who love to read. READiscover New Mexico, a recent theme for the Statewide Summer Reading Program sponsored by the New Mexico State Library, encourages the discovery of the vast cultural, natural, historical, and literary treasures found in our beautiful state. Children, adults and families experience some of these for the very first time by visiting Rosita's ultimate source for information: the library. Featured is a literal example of "poetic license," with an introduction by "Tag" the license plate. Join the fun! Children will love coloring the cast of characters and sharing the adventure with their families. Among many classroom uses, teachers can present the fun story as a bi- or tri-lingual playlet. Enrichment material includes a compilation of the programs, activities, crafts, song parodies, celebrations, and bibliographies devised by the children's librarians who brought READiscover New Mexico to life in public libraries throughout the state. Also featured are riddles, New Mexico trivia, relevant websites, an extensive booklist, several recipes for Biscochitos, instructions for making Star-O-Litos, and a large collection of reproducible artwork. Rosita's Ramble is presented in English, Spanish, and Navajo. Welcome! Bienvenidos! Ya'at'eeh! Author KATHY BARCO was Youth Services Coordinator at the New Mexico State Library from 2001-2006. Currently a children's librarian with the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Library, she received the 2006 Leadership Award from the New Mexico Library Association. She is co-author (with Valerie Nye) of "Breakfast Santa Fe Style - A Dining Guide to Fancy, Funky and Family Friendly Restaurants." Designer/Illustrator MIKE JAYNES, a Seattle-based graphic artist, has designed and illustrated six summer reading programs for the New Mexico State Library. Both Kathy and Mike grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico."

Artsy Toddler Storytimes

Author:Carol Garnett Hopkins

Publisher:American Library Association

ISBN:1555707920

Total Pages:272

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For toddlers, every storytime can be a new adventure, while art activities are important for developing impulse control, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor dexterity in the hands. Hopkins’ new book fuses them together. Designed for children ages 1 to 3 years old, the book’s 52 storytimes promote pre-reading skills such as print motivation, vocabulary, and narrative skills. Based on themes familiar to children, including bears, bugs, springtime,clothing and hats, flowers and gardens, weather, music, pets, transportation, pirates, and many more, each storytime includes a list of books, action songs or rhymes along with their words, a flannelboard experience, plus instruction for two to three art activities. This complete toddler storytime resource also includes An introduction which discusses the differences between art activities and craft activities, a toddler’s ability in creating art, and why children this age should be exposed to art activities Advice for using different art mediums, such as food, plus important safety considerations Pointers on conducting playful yet educational storytimes Tips for finding inexpensive art materials, with a list of recommended supplies to keep on hand More than 100 drawings, all easy to reproduce and modify Weblinks to “Artsy Helper Sheets,” downloadable supplements complete with phrases, tips, and tricks that inform parents and caregivers about the benefits of doing art activities with toddlers Pick up Hopkins' book and you'll be ready to conduct a storytime within moments!