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The Story Of The Little Mole Sound Book

Author : Werner Holzwarth
ISBN : 1843651327
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 30.39 MB
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A modern classic and one of the most popular picture books of the last 20 years – now with sound! Hear hilarious splat-tastic sounds on every spread! From the loud 'Folump!' of the cow to the little 'ting' as the mole exacts his revenge An incredibly popular book with over 3 million copies sold worldwide Great for potty training or just having fun and loved by adults and children alike! A terrible catastrophe befalls the little mole one bright, sunny morning. It looks a little like a sausage, and the worst thing is that it lands right on his head. Our Plucky little hero sets out to find who has left their business on his head. His highly entertaining and informative search reveals an important but often neglected side of animal life.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Ultimate Writing Coach

Author : Caroline Taggart
ISBN : 9780715335215
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 51.51 MB
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The Ultimate Writing Coach contains everything you need to know about writing and publishing. It presents authoritative guidance direct from professional writers covering the full gamut of both the fiction and non-fiction market. For fiction, there is coaching on everything from creating believable characters and writing short stories to specialist subjects such as crime and children's fiction. For non-fiction learn from expert advice on travel and technical writing, writing for the web, poetry and biographical writing, and journalism. This invaluable guide also includes succinct, practical guidance on actually getting published, with articles on how to get your submission right for immediate impact, contracts and legal issues, and the financial side. There are handy tips on learning opportunities, whether you're a high school graduate looking to embark on a university degree or a full-time mom looking to take a short course or workshop. And a handy glossary of book trade terminology will ensure you're fully clued up on your industry jargon.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Crossover Picturebooks

Author : Sandra L. Beckett
ISBN : 9781136577024
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book situates the picturebook genre within the widespread international phenomenon of crossover literature, examining an international corpus of picturebooks — including artists’ books, wordless picturebooks, and celebrity picturebooks — that appeal to readers of all ages. Focusing on contemporary picturebooks, Sandra Beckett shows that the picturebook has traditionally been seen as a children’s genre, but in the eyes of many authors, illustrators, and publishers, it is a narrative form that can address any and all age groups. Innovative graphics and formats as well as the creative, often complex dialogue between text and image provide multiple levels of meaning and invite readers of all ages to consider texts that are primarily marketed as children’s books. The interplay of text and image that distinguishes the picturebook from other forms of fiction and makes it a unique art form also makes it the ultimate crossover genre. Crossover picturebooks are often very complex texts that are challenging for adults as well as children. Many are characterized by difficult "adult" themes, genre blending, metafictive discourse, intertextuality, sophisticated graphics, and complex text-image interplay. Exciting experiments with new formats and techniques, as well as novel interactions with new media and technologies have made the picturebook one of the most vibrant and innovative contemporary literary genres, one that seems to know no boundaries. Crossover Picturebooks is a valuable addition to the study of a genre that is gaining increasing recognition and appreciation, and contributes significantly to the field of children’s literature as a whole.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Story Cure

Author : Susan Elderkin
ISBN : 9781782115281
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 70.51 MB
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The stories that shape our children's lives are too important to be left to chance. With The Story Cure, bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin have put together the perfect manual for grown-ups who want to initiate young readers into one of life's greatest pleasures. There's a remedy for every hiccup and heartache, whether it's between the covers of a picture book, a pop-up book, or a YA novel. You'll find old favourites like The Borrowers and The Secret Garden alongside modern soon-to-be classics by Michael Morpurgo, Malorie Blackman and Frank Cottrell-Boyce, as well as helpful lists of the right reads to fuel any obsession - from dogs or dinosaurs, space or spies. Wise and witty, The Story Cure will help any small person you know through the trials and tribulations of growing up, and help you fill their bookshelves with adventure, insight and a lifetime of fun.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Wild Things

Author : Sidney I. Dobrin
ISBN : 0814330282
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 51.73 MB
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The first book-length study of the relationship between children's literature and ecocriticism.
Category: Literary Criticism

Tell Me A Story

Author : Mrs. Molesworth
Genre : Children's stories, English
File Size : 38.3 MB
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Category: Children's stories, English

The Mole And The Violin

Author : George E. Brummell
ISBN : 9781479793341
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 58.12 MB
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I loved the story and appreciate you allowing me to pre-read it. This story is awesome and culturally diverse. It brings an acceptance to blindness, and shyness as well as expressing that no-one can prevent anyone else from dreaming. It has a strong family bond across generations and accepts differences. It also recognizes the arts and how important they are as band, chorus, dance, and strings are always at risk of being removed from school curriculum. Jodi Pankowski Principal, Independent Hill and Pace For the Child in Each of Us Edward Gabriele Author, Poet, Teacher Children are fascinating. Stories written about them or for them are equally so. In the pages to follow, you will enter into an amazing world. George Brummell’s work The Mole and the Violin will stoke your imagination and fill you with wonder. The tale of Mikey the mole and his friendship with Emma the violinist is more than a story. It is an experience and a journey. But an experience of what? A journey where? These questions require a bit of reflection. We adults treasure our experiences with children and the stories for and about them. Both are precious. We hear our children laugh, and it moves us to laugh with equal energy. We hear them cry or we hear horrific tragedies such as the one that befell the children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and we are overwhelmed with sadness. We walk into our children’s bedrooms and see them sleeping, and we watch with a tenderness that cannot be captured in simple words. When we encounter little ones in life, we treasure in them all that we have been and wish still to be. In them, we see our own dreams, hopes, fears, loves, joys, our very selves. In The Mole and the Violin, we have an exquisite story where a seemingly insignificant animal from the dark corridors of the earth burrows his way daringly up to the surface. He risks to experience something different. When Mikey unearths himself, he hears something so beautiful that he cannot help but follow its path—even though it means risking a possible encounter with real danger. He risks and runs headlong into a creature making the most beautiful sounds he has ever heard. Suddenly he knows the experience of desire. He wants to be caught up in the beauty of what he hears, and this leads him to befriend the human girl, Emma. She cannot believe he talks. He cannot believe she cares. His search and her amazement bring them together as friends; and suddenly they come to teach each other things utterly new and wondrous. Like all other children’s stories, The Mole and the Violin is just as much for adults. The pages you are about to turn are more than just a story. They are the doorway into an experience—an experience of who we are and all we wish to be as humans, as family members, as friends, as citizens of this wonderful planet, as the dreaming children we never cease to be. George Brummell has given us a gift far greater than just a story. Like all children’s literature, he has given us a story that we do not just read to ourselves or to our children. He has given us a living pathway on which we journey with our children toward that moment we all crave when our dreams might become waking realities. As you burrow through the following pages, listen carefully. You too just might hear the sound of something musically wonderful. But be careful. It just might make you want to burrow open your heart to a stranger, sing to a melody our world too often does not hear, and learn to love enough to make a new music that sets all the world a’dancing.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Phonics From A To Z

Author : Wiley Blevins
ISBN : 0590315102
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 42.17 MB
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Provides an explanation of phonics, a method of reading instruction that focuses on the relationship between sounds and their spellings, and features over one hundred activities for the classroom, as well as sample lessons, word lists, and teaching strategies.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines