The Crown of Thorns

Author:David Friend

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:069819294X

Total Pages:32

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New York Times bestselling illustrator Mike Rex’s vivid, vehicle-filled scenes are the perfect match for this enthusiastic celebration of big rigs and big imaginations. Bulldozers and back-hoes, pavers and plows, trailers and tractors--the world is filled with so many types of trucks! Imagine the fun you could have if you could drive them all! And what if you could bring your best friends along with you? Hop along for a thrilling ride! This playful romp is sure to delight truck lovers everywhere!

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Instinctive Parenting

Author:Ada Calhoun

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:9781439165737

Total Pages:288

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Abandon your insecurities. Trust your instincts. Enjoy raising a happy, considerate child. SMART CHILDREARING SENSE FROM THE FOUNDING EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF BABBLE.COM What’s the right way to parent? Any playground or online message board will supply as many opinions as there are adults. Every subject—from sleep training to time-outs to pacifiers—has its supporters and detractors, and every viewpoint can be backed up by a truckload of research and statistics. It’s enough to reduce any new parent to tears, but you can end the madness. Ada Calhoun—a young mother as well as the founding editor-in-chief of Babble .com—provides a complete and completely reassuring guide that will calm your fears and make those precious early years a source of joy. Her simple yet profound advice: find what works for you and your family and ditch the anxiety and judgment. Despite what other parenting books—and other parents—might have you believe, there is no universal “best.” Whether you start solids at four months or eight, whether you co-sleep or Ferberize, whether Junior’s mac ’n’ cheese is Day-Glo orange or 100 percent organic is not nearly as important as providing the few absolute essentials (love, food, shelter) while teaching your little one how to be a kind, responsible human being. With its compelling mixture of entertaining, hilarious firsthand accounts and refreshing common sense, Instinctive Parenting will show you how to do that—and even show you how to retain your sanity, your friends, your sense of humor, and your personal life in the process.

From Abba to Zoom

Author:David Mansour

Publisher:Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN:9780740751189

Total Pages:560

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A compilation of memories for anyone born in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s features more than three thousande references on everything from television shows to dolls, and features such entertaining lists as "best toys" and "all-time coolest singers." Original.

Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom

Author:Judy Herr

Publisher:Nelson Education

ISBN:1133710484

Total Pages:768

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Early childhood educators around the world use this best seller to plan daily curriculum and classroom activities. The book contains 76 different themes ranging from Ants to Zoo Animals, presented in alphabetical order. Content for each theme includes the following sections: Curriculum Flowchart, Theme Goals, Concepts for Children to Learn, Vocabulary, Bulletin Board Ideas, Sample Parent Letter, Arts and Crafts, Cooking, Dramatic Play, Field Trips, Fingerplays/Chants, Group Time, Science, Math, Sensory, Large Motor, Fine Motor, Social Studies, Books, Recordings and Song Titles, and Technology/Multimedia Resources. The updated book sections for each theme include hundreds of new children’s literature references with a special emphasis on multicultural selections. In addition, the new Sixth Edition includes a brand new four-color insert on Using the Digital Camera in the Early Childhood Classroom. The text is accompanied by a companion website that contains important assessment tools, lesson plan forms, rainy day activities, developmental checklists, classroom artifacts, and much more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Busy Book Ebook Bundle

Author:Trish Kuffner

Publisher:Da Capo Press

ISBN:1476769192

Total Pages:1600

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The Busy Book Bundle is packed with over 1400 fun, engaging activities, crafts, and games to keep toddlers and preschoolers busy and learning! A must-read for anyone raising or teaching young children. Includes four books: The Toddler’s Busy Book, The Preschooler’s Busy Book, The Arts & Crafts Busy Book, and The Wiggle & Giggle Busy Book. The Toddler’s and Preschooler’s Busy Books show parents and day-care providers how to prevent boredom during the longest stretches of indoor weather with ideas for indoor play, kitchen activities, and arts and crafts projects; stimulate a child’s natural curiosity with entertaining reading, math, language, science, and motor-skills activities; encourage a child’s physical, mental, and emotional growth with ideas for music, dance, drama, and outdoor play; and keep children occupied during long car trips or while running errands. The Arts & Crafts Busy Book encourages children ages two to six to use their imagination and self-expression in fun creative projects. It shows parents and daycare providers how to: focus a child’s energy constructively using paint, glue, play dough, paper, and markers; encourage the development of a child’s concentration and coordination, as well as organizational skills; save money by making many of the supplies with items found around the home; and celebrate holidays and special occasions with projects and activities. The Wiggle & Giggle Busy Book contains 365 creative, lively games and activities to keep toddlers and preschoolers busy and active. It provides great alternatives to watching television, playing video games, or doing other sedentary activities. This book will get your young child up and moving for hours! The Wiggle & Giggle Busy Book shows parents and daycare providers how to: instill a love of physical exercise through games and activities that encourage a child to move; focus a child’s energy constructively; encourage a child to strengthen large and small motor skills; and connect music and rhyme with physical expression to develop a child’s creativity.

Bicycle Bash

Author:Alison Farrell

Publisher:Chronicle Books

ISBN:1452179212

Total Pages:N.A

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Richard Scarry meets Nana In the City in this bicycle themed seek-and-find adventure. Imagine visiting Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory—but for bikes! This is a seek-and-find/activity book rife with quirky illustrations that hits the sweet spot of every reader from the youngest to the oldest! The wheels keep turning in Cycle City, and it's finally time for the annual Bicycle Bash, where one and all can ride their bikes indoors. Etta's been specially invited by her Aunt Ellen to attend! But why does Aunt Ellen need a list of Etta's friends? Taking place in the Bicycle Museum, this celebration rolls out bicycles of all kinds—from low riders to tricycles to "bone shakers." The Museum even has lanes and tracks indoors so that everyone, Giraffe and Mouse alike, can ride their bikes anywhere. After a full day of riding through the museum halls, Etta pedals out to find a special surprise—her own birthday bash with her best friends! Follow Etta along her first bike tour with this delightfully detailed seek-and-find adventure. • BELOVED WORLDWIDE: The companion book, Cycle City, was published in seven foreign countries! Don't miss out on the favorite biking book of ciclistas worldwide! • FUN SEEK AND FIND: Alison Farrell's colorful, vibrant village will delight all kids who loved Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go and Busytown books and thrill parents hoping for the same idea plus a hip design aesthetic. • DETAIL-RICH: There's so much to see on each page! From mini conversations between town denizens to countless biking encounters outside the narrative, young readers will delight in rereading this book in order to see the many enticing, funny sights of this little town. • A TREAT FOR BICYCLE LOVERS: Big, small, fancy, historic—the many different kinds of bikes in this book are a feast for the eyes. Perfect for: • Fans of Richard Scarry • Fans of seek-and-find books • Families and friends who enjoy bike riding together • Parents looking for a lighthearted picture book their kids can spend hours with • Aunts looking for a picture book that portrays niece/nephew relationships • Parents, grandparents, and other family members looking for a lightly educational picture book • Fans of museums

Transportation (ENHANCED eBook)

Author:Dana McMillan

Publisher:Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN:142911164X

Total Pages:32

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Give your children a jump start on essential learning skills! At your fingertips is an endless source of creativity, ideas and information for helping you set up a 'things that go' center that integrates this popular theme right across your curriculum.

Project Kid: Crafts That Go!

Author:Amanda Kingloff

Publisher:Artisan Books

ISBN:1579657257

Total Pages:272

Viewed:387

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Thomas the Tank Engine. Hot Wheels. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go. Kids’ fascination with vehicles is insatiable. In Project Kid: Crafts That Go!, that excitement is translated into more than 60 inventive craft projects for parents to make with and for their children. The book is organized into seven chapters: City, Rails, Sky, Space, Water, Country, and Dirt. There are police cars and ice cream trucks; circus trains and submarines; helicopters, rocket ships, cement mixers, and school buses. And because the car-obsessed kid doesn’t just want a new vehicle to play with—he wants a racetrack, his very own driver’s license, maybe even a child-sized gas station—each chapter includes not only toys but also thematic clothing, decor, accessories, and more. Projects feature clear instructions and step-by-step photographs wherever they are needed, easy for both kids and non-crafty adults to understand.

A Head Full of Ghosts

Author:Paul Tremblay

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062363255

Total Pages:320

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WINNER OF THE 2015 BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A NOVEL A chilling thriller that brilliantly blends psychological suspense and supernatural horror, reminiscent of Stephen King's The Shining, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, and William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist. The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents’ despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie’s descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts’ plight. With John, Marjorie’s father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend. Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie’s younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface—and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising vexing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil.

What to Read When

Author:Pam Allyn

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101032391

Total Pages:336

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Read Pam Allyn's posts on the Penguin Blog The books to read aloud to children at the important moments in their lives. In What to Read When, award-winning educator Pam Allyn celebrates the power of reading aloud with children. In many ways, books provide the first opportunity for children to begin to reflectively engage with and understand the world around them. Not only can parents entertain their child and convey the beauty of language through books, they can also share their values and create lasting connections. Here, Allyn offers parents and caregivers essential advice on choosing appropriate titles for their children—taking into account a child’s age, attention ability, gender, and interests— along with techniques for reading aloud effectively. But what sets this book apart is the extraordinary, annotated list of more than three hundred titles suitable for the pivotal moments in a child’s life. With category themes ranging from friendship and journeys to thankfulness, separations, silliness, and spirituality, What to Read When is a one-of-a-kind guide to how parents can best inspire children through reading together. In addition, Pam Allyn includes an indispensable “Reader’s Ladder” section, with recommendations for children at every stage from birth to age ten. With the author’s warm and engaging voice throughout, discussion questions to encourage in-depth conversations, as well as advice on helping kids make the transition to independent reading, this book will help shape thoughtful, creative, and curious children, imparting a love of reading that will last a lifetime. These Penguin Young Reader's Books are referenced in What to Read When Sylvia Jean: Drama Queen by Lisa Campbell Ernst (Penguin Young Reader’s Group: 2005) Two Is For Twins, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illustrations by Hiroe Nakata (Penguin Young Readers: 2006) Remember Grandma? by Laura Langston (Penguin Group (USA): May 2004) Soul Looks Back in Wonder compiled by Tom Feelings (Puffin Books) Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey (Penguin Books USA, Incorporated: December 1957) When I was Young in the Mountainsby Cynthia Rylant illustrated by Diane Goode (Penguin Young Readers Group: January 1993) Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie DePaola (Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Books, Inc.:1973) Good Night, Good Knight by Shelly Moore Thomas, illustrations by Jennifer Plecas (Penguin Young Readers Group: 2002)

Just a Family History

Author:Glenn L. Bower

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1462829341

Total Pages:524

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Glenn Bowers ancestors came from England, Germany, and Scotland. They included farmers, sailors, teachers, merchants, ministers, poets and politicians. Many of them fought and died in wars. The varied themes of each chapter are common to previous generations of many American families. The storylines include the following persons: Wilhelm Bar (William Bower) came to America in 1833 with his five brothers because his parents were concerned about militarism in their native Wrrtemberg. He joined the 29th Ohio in the Civil War, as did 3 brothers, and he died in prison after being captured in their second battle. Margaret Polk Colburn was the first woman physician in Henry County, Indiana. Her husband had served with her father in Accomac, Virginia, during the Revolutionary War. Her ancestors included members of three notable Scottish clans: Maxwells, Polloks and Sempills; and her distant cousins included Confederate General and Episcopal Bishop Leonidas Polk and President James K. Polk. Margarets son, John R. Colburn, was born in North Carolina and became an abolitionist preacher in Missouri during the Civil War. His son served as an armed guard at the services. Ten year old Georg Trimmers mother and 159 other passengers on the Davy, as well as the captain and both mates, died during the 1738 voyage from Amsterdam to Philadelphia. Georg and his father Hans were among the 121 surviving passengers brought into port by the ships carpenter who had become the senior officer. Charles Wright wrote a book about the service of his regiment, the 81st Ohio, during the Civil War; he later served many years as town clerk for Oxford, Ohio, and briefly as mayor. General Israel Putnam was famous for his leadership and bravery during the French and Indian War as well as the Revolutionary War. In 1767 a pregnant Irish girl named Katie was waiting for Israel with her wedding dress when she heard of his marriage to a wealthy widow; she raised their son John in western Massachusetts. An older sister and brother of Samuel Jones were taken from their farm by Wyandot Indians in 1777; they survived separately for many years in captivity, and were both ultimately reunited with their family. Stephen Hopkins survived the 1609 shipwreck of the Sea Venture on its way to Jamestown, and then brought his family to America in 1620 on the Mayflower. The Royalls were watermen in Norfolk, England. Edmund was crushed to death between a boat and the dock in the late 1800s; several of his children emigrated to Canada and then Washington, D.C. Amos Bassett was 13 when the Civil War started; 2 of his 3 brothers who were old enough to serve died soon after they enlisted. One of his wife Matildas brothers lost his left leg in the war 8 days before it ended, and 6 days after he turned 21. Amoss first Bassett ancestor in America arrived in 1621 on the Fortune, the second ship to land at the Plymouth Colony.

Mealtime and Bedtime Sing & Sign

Author:Anne Meeker Miller,Anne Miller

Publisher:Da Capo Press

ISBN:0786741732

Total Pages:304

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Finally, a way to ease the most challenging times of day with baby. Since signed gestures enable babies to “tell” caregivers what they want and need before they can talk, mealtime and bedtime are occasions when signing can really come in handy. Based on Dr. Miller’s popular workshops, Mealtime and Bedtime Sing & Sign is a user-friendly guide featuring over 200 signs with photos, instructions, and activities. An all-new, 12-song CD with upbeat music followed by calm lullabies teaches and reinforces key signs.

Elbow Grease

Author:John Cena

Publisher:Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN:1524773522

Total Pages:40

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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From superstar entertainer John Cena comes a new picture-book series all about perseverance and believing in yourself, featuring a little monster truck named Elbow Grease! Meet Elbow Grease, a little monster truck with a big problem! He's smaller than his four brothers, but wants to prove that he has the guts and the grit to do big things. He decides that entering the Demolition Derby is the perfect way to show everyone that what he lacks in horsepower he makes up for in gumption. From multi-talented mega celebrity John Cena comes this exciting story about the importance of believing in yourself and never giving up. Full of high-octane illustrations and a new character kids will cheer for, this fun and fast-paced book proves that a little Elbow Grease . . . can go a long way!! As Featured On: The Today Show Entertainment Tonight The Daily Show with Trevor Noah The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon