The Tree Book

For Kids and Their Grown Ups

Author: Gina Ingoglia

Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

ISBN: 1889538434

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 6997


Describes the different types of trees of North America and how to identify them by their leaves, buds, and bark, and explains why trees are important to the environment.

Teaching Gifted Children in Today's Preschool and Primary Classrooms

Identifying, Nurturing, and Challenging Children Ages 4–9

Author: Joan Franklin Smutny,Sally Yahnke Walker,I. Ellen Honeck,

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1631980459

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 1329


These proven, practical early childhood teaching strategies and techniques help teachers identify young gifted children, differentiate and extend the curriculum, assess and document students’ development, and build partnerships with parents. Individual chapters focus on early identification, curriculum compacting, social studies, language arts, math and science, cluster grouping, social-emotional development, and finding and supporting giftedness in diverse populations. The text includes current information on brain research and learning; rigor and complexity; and integrating creativity, the arts, and higher-level thinking in accordance with learning goals. Scenarios and vignettes take readers into teachers’ classrooms. The book includes extensive references and resources to explore. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book.

Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City

Author: Leslie Day,Trudy Smoke

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421401525

Category: Nature

Page: 296

View: 6011


Describes 50 species of trees commonly found in the neighborhoods where people live, work and travel in the Big Apple, in a book that includes original drawings of leaves and photos of bark, fruit, flower and twig for easy identification, as well as detailed maps identifying the specific addresses to find a good example of each tree species. Original.


Author: Jennifer Colby

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 1631881272

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 3530


Trees helps young readers find the answers to questions and learn about the incredible world of threes, from deciduous to conifer and beyond. Call-outs throughout the book prompt inquiry and critical thinking skills by asking questions and inviting readers to looks closely at the photographs and diagrams.

A Pebble for Your Pocket

Mindful Stories for Children and Grown-ups

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006069

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 1818


Drawn from Thich Nhat Hanh’s Dharma talks given to young people, A Pebble for Your Pocket presents the basic teachings of the Buddha in accessible and modern language. Combining the stories and mediation practices from the previous edition of A Pebble for your Pocket with those collected in Under the Rose Apple Tree plus several new stories, this completely revised edition is written in a conversational style, and is comprised of Buddhist parables, and stories from the author's own childhood experiences. They elucidate principles of Buddhism and mindfulness practice, and give the young reader and their parents concrete advise on handling difficult emotions such as anger, from which the title - a pebble for your pocket - is taken. Written in a highly accessible style that doesn’t rely on lot of jargon or difficult vocabulary requiring breaks for explanation, Thich Nhat Hanh emphasizes the importance of the present moment through vivid metaphors, original allegories, and colorful stories. Young readers will learn about handling anger, living in the present moment, and "interbeing" — the interconnectedness of all things. Thich Nhat Hanh offers various practices that children can do on their own or with others that will help them to transform anger and unhappiness and reconnect to the wonders of nature and the joy of living in the present moment. This revised edition contains teachings and stories that the whole family can enjoy, as well as practices such as transforming anger in the family, instructions on how to invite the bell, breathing and sitting meditation, touching the Buddha inside, and others. This revised edition of A Pebble for your Pocket remains a unique and classic title in a market with few other substantial offering on this topic. It’s teachings on spirituality and awareness are thought provoking on a child's level. This significantly expanded version includes all stories and practices previously published in Under the Rose Apple Tree plus 3 never before published stories. With 10 b/w illustrations by Philippe Ames and Nguyen Thi Hop. Ages 6–13. (Second graders and up)

Raina’s (Un) Happy Birthday

Author: Britta Stromeyer Esmail

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1982203684

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 34

View: 2743


Follow Raina and her beloved stuffie, Lola, on their profound journey from birthday jitters to cake-filled happiness. Celebrate the courage of one little girl's conviction to decide for herself when to speak up. This relevant and important book shouts YES to sharing one's truth. Brava to author Britta Stromeyer Esmail for empowering and elevating girls and their grown-ups. —Andrea Alban, author of The Happiness Tree and Anya's War Beautifully illustrated and eloquently written, Raina's (Un) Happy Birthday shows that girls, whatever age they may be, have the power to choose how they show and receive love. This is a powerful message for girls and boys and everyone who cares for them. —Loung Ung, author of Lucky Child and Lulu in the Sky A magical story. With extraordinary insight, tenderness, and love, Britta Stromeyer Esmail delivers a timely and empowering message—the importance of voice—to our children and youth. It takes courage for a little one to speak out and stand up to pressure. Raina's (Un) Happy Birthday provides an example of how to do just that without hurting the feelings of those you love. It's a lesson that all of us—young and old—can benefit from. I can't wait to share this beautifully told and illustrated story with my granddaughters! —April Christofferson, best-selling author of Buffalo Medicine

The Wonderful Things You Will Be

Author: Emily Winfield Martin

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375982183

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9951


The New York Times bestseller that celebrates the dreams, acceptance, and love that parents have for their children . . . now and forever! From brave and bold to creative and clever, Emily Winfield Martin's rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful, and sometimes humorous, illustrations, and a clever gatefold with kids in costumes, this is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids—both young and old. A great gift for any occasion, but a special stand-out for baby showers, birthdays, and graduation. The Wonderful Things You Will Be has a loving and truthful message that will endure for lifetimes.

Sitting Still Like a Frog

Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)

Author: Eline Snel

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829193

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

View: 5652


This introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents includes practices that can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware.

Last Child in the Woods

Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

Author: Richard Louv

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848877498

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 300

View: 2384


This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in ebook. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original. 'A cri de coeur for our children' Guardian Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves... These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. This timely book shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distanced from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference. Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.

52 Monologues for Grown-Ups (and College Kids)

Author: Daniel Guyton

Publisher: Daniel Guyton

ISBN: 1105806154

Category: Monologues

Page: 62

View: 6744


A collection of funny, dark, and disturbing monologues by award winning playwright Daniel Guyton. Perfect for actors, students, and actors pretending to be students. Some monologues may not be suitable for children under 17.