The Four Story Mistake

Author: Elizabeth Enright
Editor: Square Fish
ISBN: 1250102847
Size: 18,27 MB
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Into the Four-Story Mistake, an odd-looking house with a confused architectural history, move the Melendy family -- Mona, Rush, Randy, Oliver, Father, and Cuffy, the housekeeper. Though disappointed about leaving their old brownstone in New York City, and apprehensive about living the country life, the four Melendy kids soon settle into this unusual new home. Here, they become absorbed in the adventures of the country, adjusting themselves with all their accustomed resourcefulness and discovering the many hidden attractions that the Four-Story Mistake has to offer. The Four-Story Mistake is the second installment of Enright's Melendy Quartet, an engaging and warm series about the close-knit Melendy family and their surprising adventures.

The Essential Guide To Children S Books And Their Creators

Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547348896
Size: 20,16 MB
Format: PDF
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Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children. Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.

Making Americans

Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Editor: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1609381920
Size: 20,31 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Making Americans is a study of a time when the authors and illustrators of children's books consciously set their eyes on national and international sights, with the hope of bringing the next generation into a full sense of citizenship. Schmidt examines the literature for young people published during a momentous period in our nation's past, and documents in detail its role as an instrument of nation-building and social reform. A thought-provoking contribution to our understanding of children's books as cultural transmitters and transformers.

The Changing Culture Of Libraries

Author: Renee Feinberg
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786450206
Size: 19,16 MB
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From the civil rights and antiwar demonstration 1960s to the age of the electronic library, there have always been many librarians and readers who care deeply about library traditions. In compiling this collection of 18 essays, editor Renee Feinberg has included writers who give voice to their struggle to preserve something of a classic library culture in a environment. Essays cover childhood library memories and reasons for going to library school, the perspective of a blind library professional, and small town library development. The thoughts of a cataloguing librarian, of an academic librarian on preservation of collections, of an American using libraries at Cambridge and the British Museum as a college student, and of a reference and bibliographic librarian at a small Midwestern liberal arts college are related. Writers discuss their experiences in the libraries of Southern California, Montserrat in the aftermath of hurricane and volcano, and the participation of alternative libraries in South Africa's anti-apartheid movement. Fighting discrimination, promoting ethnic minorities in the profession, and reaching out with technology to those who have been traditionally underserved by libraries are among the topics addressed. The contributors are Jocelyn Berger, Barbara A. Bishop, Gracelyn Cassell, Geraldine DeLuca, Tony Doyle, David Faucheux, Janet Freedman, Carey Harrison, Ruth Isenberg, Bruce Jensen, Marie Jones, Michael Kahan, Nancy Kuhl, Lina M. Lowry, Faye Reagon, Don Reich, Carla J. Stoffle, and the editor.

Portable Childhoods

Author: Ellen Klages
Editor: Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 1616960981
Size: 10,29 MB
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Portable Childhoods offers a tantalizing glimpse of what lies hidden just beyond the ordinary. Described by reviewers as timeless, delightful, chilling, and beautiful, this is short fiction at its best, emerging from a distinctive, powerful voice. The collection includes the Nebula Award–winning novelette “Basement Magic.”

Creating Community

Author: George Randall West
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781462089659
Size: 15,41 MB
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Creating Community: Finding Meaning in the Place We Live. "This is the book I wish I had when I walked into the west side, inner city of Chicago for my first experience in an intentional effort to create community." — George West" This is the book we ALL need as community development practitioners. Those on the journey of creating community will find the reflections, stories, and advice extremely valuable. It can be used as an instructional guide, or as a mirror to deepen your own insights and intuitions. Just as this book suggests, development HAS to be bottom up to be most effective. All the people MUST be involved. All the problems DO have to be addressed. Negative operating images that block an individual's or community's self-esteem HAVE to be overcome. George West has outlined great principles, and even better, the practical ways of implementing them shine through in this gem of a book. Get it today!! ALSO AVAILABLE FROM ICA CANADA Transformational Strategy by Bill Staples The Art of Focused Conversation by R. Brian Stanfield The Workshop Book by R. Brian Stanfield The Art of Focused Conversation for Schools by Jo Nelson The Courage To Lead by R. Brian Stanfield

Releasing Children To Literature

Author: Charles F. Reasoner
ISBN: 9780440485520
Size: 12,12 MB
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