• Social issues (Children's/YA)

      Special Needs, Special Horses

      A Guide to the Benefits of Therapeutic Riding

      by Naomi Scott

      A growing number of individuals with special needs are discovering the benefits of therapies and activities involving horseback riding. Special Needs, Special Horses , by Naomi Scott, offers information about the amazing results possible with therapeutic riding, or hippotherapy. From recreational riding for individuals with disabilities, to the competitions some riders enter (and win), Scott describes the various techniques of the process and its benefits to the physically and mentally challenged. The book explores the roles of the instructors, physical therapists, volunteers, and the horses, and explains carriage driving, vaulting, and educational interactions with horses. Scott profiles individuals involved in the therapy, including clients whose special needs arose from intrauterine stroke, cerebral palsy, transverse myelitis, Parkinson’s disease, paralysis, sensory integration dysfunction, multiple sclerosis, shaken baby syndrome, sensory damage, stroke, seizures, infantile spasms, Down syndrome, and autism. Special Needs, Special Horses is an excellent guide for the families of the many who do--or could--enjoy improved lives from therapeutic riding. It will also appeal to practitioners of therapeutic riding as an overview of their profession.

    • Nature, the natural world (Children's/YA)

      Day and Night in the Savannah

      by Susan and Peter Barrett

      Based on our successful series Nature Unfolds, this new series for younger readers looks at the animals inhabiting one environment, exploring the habitat first by day and then at night. Like the senior Nature Unfolds, the Day/Night series features two beautiful and fascinating four-page gatefolds, showing the animals in their habitats during the day and night, respectively. An introductory spread to each section explains the habitat and how animals make a living in it, and the species are featured individually in the pages following each gatefold. There are also key spreads that identify all the species in the gatefolds.

    • Children's & YA

      Egypt

      by Ben Hubbard

      Spanning history from Ancient Egypt through Roman, Greek and Aztec times, History Spy brings the past to life using devices which never fail to get attention. Stunning art, cunning mazes, and a spy adventure draw young readers into the heart of troubled times. While they come to grips with complicated situations, they find out more than they bargained for about the way people worked and lived. The accompanying side art and detailed facts about that period see to that.

    • Nature, the natural world (Children's/YA)

      How Animals Live

      by Bernard Stonehouse

      One of the great marvels of nature is how animals behave – how they live and reproduce, how they hunt and feed, how they survive. They make a living in hundreds of different ways, some of them quite extraordinary. Scientists who are interested in how animals live spend their lifetime studying their behaviour. They watch them in the wild, in jungles, deserts, on snow and ice, up in the mountains or down in the oceans. The more they learn, the more they are impressed by the tricks animals use to survive in an unfriendly world. This book is about what animals do to keep themselves alive, to live as comfortably and efficiently as possible, and to perpetuate their species. It tells of a wide range of animals, mostly birds and mammals, but some insects, reptiles, fish, amphibians, and others too. Some are familiar, everyday kinds of animals, others are strange and exotic creatures that you would be lucky to see even in zoos. This book is a family book for anyone interested in animals and their ways.

    • Health & Personal Development
      November 2011

      The Little Energy Guide 1

      Take care of your own energy

      by Anni Sennov and Carsten Sennov

      We spend most of our time with nice, happy people – people we care about and we’d like to help and support in the best way possible. Once in a while, however, we come across people who are not good for us. These are people who try to gain access to our energy in a variety of different ways, and who we should watch out for whenever they are near us. We need to take particular care of our energy as, subconsciously, that is what these people want to get hold of. This little pocket guide can teach you how to do that. By reading the energy guide and following the instructions, you will quickly experience how, consciously, you can hold onto your energy and so be in the best position to make the most of your life.

    • Children's & YA

      Smuggled Diamonds

      by Julia Hands

      A DARING TALE OF INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURE EXCITING, FAST MOVING & EDUCATIONAL SYNOPSIS Set in Majorca and Edinburgh, with an English brother (Steve) and sister (Becky) befriending a Majorcan girl (Maria) when they holiday in the old fishing village of Puerto Pollensa, Majorca. Steve and Maria chance upon a diamond smuggling gang while looking at some rare black vultures on the cliffs, and they're tied up in an island cave and left to drown. They escape and help Maria's brother, who's in the police, track the criminals down. Later, the smuggler's ringleader, connected with international criminals, escapes. When Steve and Becky hear that Maria is coming to Edinburgh on an archaeological dig with her school, in the Penicuik area, they persuade their parents to take an early spring holiday in Edinburgh, where they can do some safer birdwatching - and the rest of the criminals, who get their diamonds cut and polished in Scotland, come after them. There aren't many realistic adventure stories for this age group - most are just fantasy genre: this one's exciting because it is realistic and the criminals come after the youngsters while they're on holiday with their parents, which is pretty scary. It is also quite humorous. All the criminals eventually get their come-uppance. The children’s book SMUGGLED DIAMONDS written by Julia Hands (Cambs B.A.Hons) is an exciting, fast-moving illustrated adventure story suitable for both boys and girls. It holds the young reader through a perfectly balanced mixture of detail and action, in a plot both gripping and convincing. The occasionally gently challenging style also makes for a very rewarding book and ideal for teaching or furthering the English language.

    • Children's & YA
      October 2013

      We Love California!

      by Gabriella Francine with Solara Vayanian

      Join Olivia and Avery as they take a make-believe journey through the Golden State to learn more about the history and symbols of California.

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      January 2012

      A Tall Story

      About the Giraffe

      by Janet Keegans

      An amusing story with charming illustrations which retells—with a twist—the Nguni creation legend about why the giraffe has such a long neck. The little giraffe in this book is a very inquisitive character determined to find out everyone’s secrets. His curiosity leads him right across Africa with only a faithful oxpecker for company. Giraffe’s thirst for knowledge brings unexpected results--whether for better or worse depends on your point of view! A great read-to-and-discuss book, and a fun, accessible reader for children from five years up. Author’s and illustrator’s royalties all go to the Trust for African Schools.

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      November 2012

      Stage Fright! (Daisy Drama Club)

      by Belinda Roberts

      Sophie and Cressida are best friends. They love acting and set up their very own club, the Daisy Drama Club. Their first play is Dickens’s 'A Christmas Carol' - but where can they perform? Inspiration strikes and the girls clear out loads of old junk to turn an ancient barn into The Barn Theatre. Rehearsals go well to begin with. Beaky writes the script with help from Grandpa Albert, Lou makes costumes, Susie tries desperately hard to learn her lines, Abby tries to keep her cheeky pony under control - but when real ghosts spook the cast, chaos and calamity follow. Who has stolen Farmer Bagwash's ladder? Why has Lollipop the sheepdog turned pink?Is The Barn Theatre really haunted? A funny, delightful adventure which captures the thrill and unexpected challenges of putting on a play!

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2015

      Sweet Rosa

      by Kingsley Osei, David Asimeng

      Sweet Rosa is a picture book which details the brave stance of a young African-American woman named Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat to a white person on bus in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. Ms. Parks' actions led to the infamous Montgomery bus boycott and helped establish the civil rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The bold and courageous act of Ms. Parks, Dr. King and thousands of boycotters and civil rights advocates eventually pushed the Supreme Court to declare segregation on buses unconstitutional, helping to put racial discrimination to rest. This book takes young readers on an historic, illustrious journey through this staple event and how it has forever shaped the racial outlook of equality for adults and children alike in today's society.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      April 2016

      Kings & Queens of England and Scotland

      by Pamela Egan

      This fascinating, full-colour book illustrates and describes all the English monarchs since William the Conqueror and all the Scottish monarchs since Robert the Bruce, right up to Queen Elizabeth II. Each spread features a family tree together with biographies of the monarchs and a description of key events of the period. An A3 pull-out poster shows a continuous timeline of all the monarchs in succession, along with the dates of each one’s reign.

    • Science & technology: general interest (Children's/YA)
      January 2016

      Transportation Technology

      by Tim Harris

      The revolution in Transportation Technology has changed our world. This book outlines the science behind the way ships, planes, trains, and automobiles move, as well as how people can survive for short periods underwater. There are diagrams, historic photos, sidebars, and fact boxes that describe travel from the roads of Rome to high-speed rail. All of this knowledge is enhanced with an easy-to-understand question and answer format.

    • Children's & YA
      September 2006

      Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities

      Written by Teachers for Teachers

      by Charner, Kathy

      Feel confident and competent when it comes to choosing and implementing the most appropriate technology tools for your early childhood classroom! Whether you are a technology enthusiast looking for new ideas and guidance about developmentally appropriate practices, or you are new to the idea of using technology with young children, this book is for you. Digital Decisions provides everything you need to make your own technology plan based on your experiences and beliefs, the needs of the children, the context of your curriculum and the resources available to you. This no-nonsense, jargon-free guide will help you evaluate the tools and opportunities technology has to offer and integrate them into your early childhood classroom so you can offer real-life, hands-on, interactive activities to children. A reference every childhood program will want to have, Digital Decisions is brimming with charts, resources, and an array of activities that maximize technology as an interactive learning tool. Each chapter provides supporting guidance to make technology most effective for those working with children who are dual language learners or may have special needs.

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories

      Please Explain Terrorism to Me

      A Story for Children, P-E-A-R-L-S of Wisdom for Their Parents

      by Laurie Zelinger

      A Story for Children, P-E-A-R-L-S of Wisdom for their Parents Complemented by exquisite, colorful artwork, Dr. Zelinger skillfully crafts an easily relatable children's story using everyday situations, around the oppressive concept of Terrorism in the news. With masterful understanding of the child's world, new and frightening concepts are introduced carefully and gently, with the child's perspective in mind. Dr. Zelinger provides parent coaching to further the dialogue in her P-E-A-R-L-S of Wisdom section (Prepare, Explain, Answer, Reassure, Listen, Safeguard) where caregivers are given scripts to guide them, as well room for individuality. This pioneer book helps children and parents face a critical, often avoided topic with reassurance and calm. "This book provides the 'PEARLS' of wisdom for parents and children to discuss a scary topic like terrorism in ways that promote healthy and authentic parent-child conversations that yield to mutual respect and bonding." --Marc A. Brackett, PhD., Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence “Deep and yet accessible, her remarkable deciphering of the psychological factors that hinder the free communication between parents and children on terrorism is compelling.This fascinating guide amounts to a riveting lesson of clarity and to a masterpiece in bridging the unbridgeable.” --Hon. Yehuda Lancry, Former Ambassador of Israel to the U.N. “Please Explain 'Terrorism' to Me is a straightforward and down-to-earth treatment of a difficult subject. Dr. Zelinger uses common sense, a simple clarification of the basic issues, and reassurance to provide a deeper understanding of terrorism for kids—without a corresponding rise in anxiety.” --Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D., Psychologist/Author, Dr. Laurie Zelinger is a distinguished Board Certified Psychologist with Diplomate status in school psychology as well as a credentialed play therapist who serves on executive boards of state and and national organizations. Laurie is the author of the bestselling book Please Explain Anxiety to Me! Simple Biology and Solutions for Children and Parents, 2nd Edition Ann Israeli is a retired art teacher, wall paper and textile designer. Learn more at www.DrZelinger.com From the Growing With Love Series at Loving Healing Press (www.LHPress.com)

    • Picture storybooks
      April 2016

      A Little Owl Called Hooty

      by Diana Vickery & Danny Deeptown (Illustrator)

      When Hooty’s brothers and sisters are old enough to leave the nest, little Hooty stays behind. He has a big problem for he is afraid of heights. Can Swankypants and Chatterbox find Hooty the help he needs?

    • Children's & YA
      January 2007

      Dragon`s Island

      Winter Blue, Fairy-Child

      by Eshkar Erblich-Brifman

      This is an especially busy year for Winter. She celebrates her 15-th birthday and together with her friend, Maggie, spends a wonderful Christmas vacation in Paris, where she also experiences her first kiss. With the help of her friends, Winter discovers a second floating island, where mighty dragons live. The dragons have recently started to descent into the human world and threaten to expose the existence of all magical creatures. While trying to resolve the matter, the children meet a strange creature that goes by the name of Enrik the lonely, they help Thomas take care of Zog, a mysterious bat that lands in his house, and sabotage a press conference aiming to reveal the discovery of magic dust to the world. This is the fifth installment in the Winter Blue, Fairy-Child book series. The Winter Blue, Fairy-Child series (7 books and a magical cookbook) oscillates between imagination and reality, between the life of a teenage girl with all its day to day complexities and a rich adventure story which takes place primarily in MagicLand. MagicLand is a secret world run by the fairies, where all magical creatures took refuge after having fled from the human world. The plots are threaded between the two parallel worlds and sweep the reader onto enchanting adventures.

    • Children's & YA
      January 2010

      Tuesdays, at Four Thirty pm

      by Eshkar Erblich-Brifman

      “My name is Ellie and I’m fourteen and a few months old. Once a week I go to a psychologist. My mother says he is one of the best. My father does not really care to which psychologist I go. He just wants someone to fix me already. “ Each Tuesday at four and a half, Ellie, a 14 years old girl, meets Udi the psychologist. From one meeting to the other, she goes through a fascinating journey of self-discovery. She learns things that she didn’t know about herself, her parents and her sister, and realizes that every family, even the most ordinary looking one, has secrets simmering beneath the surface. Tuesdays at four thirty is a special growing up story of a girl from Tel-Aviv. A story full of honesty and pain, earth-shattering surprises, friendship, love and acceptance.

    • Children's & YA
      January 2010

      Aloevera, a very talented wizard indeed

      Witch & Wizard

      by Eshkar Erblich-Brifman

      “Looking for a round and pleasant witch, cheerful and not fearful, adventurous but not disastrous“ Aloevera’s search for a suitable girlfriend takes him on an unexpected adventure involving a purple hippo, a phone with a sore throat, several spell books, bubbling potions and an annoyed parrot named Rolly. Will he find love? This is the second installment in the Witch and Wizard book series.The Witch and Wizard series (7 books) is a fantasy book series for beginner readers. It’s funny and easy to read. It captivates youngsters with the unusual adventures, activities, names and foods that are part of day to day life in this alternate world of witches and wizards.

    • Children's & YA
      June 2018

      ZhuGe Liang’s Typhoon and Zhou Yu’s Typhoon

      by Rui Zhou

      The stories collection used the figures from Chinese ancient classical novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, as protagonists, whose personalities were overstated and developed, and the humor language style and absurd comic plots had the plentiful imagination. ZhuGe Liang’s Typhoon and Zhou Yu’s Typhoon was a story of the collection, in which petty Zhou Yu was always jealous of other, especially to ZhuGe Liang. ZhuGe Liang forecasted there was a typhoon to Zhou Yu’s hometown, and would centre Zhou Yu’s house. But against ZhuGe Liang, Zhou Yu forecasted the typhoon would land ZhuGe Liang’s hometown, and firmly believed other forecast was wrong, so did not prepare to avoid the typhoon. Finally, the typhoon forecasted by ZhuGe Liang landed and blew Zhou Yu’s house very mess, oppositely the typhoon did by Zhou Yu was disappear before arriving Zhuge Liang’s hometown.

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories

      The tree at the end of the world

      by Daniel Edfeldt

      Twelve-year-old William is involved in a horrible traffic accident and is so badly hurt that his young soul leaves his body. He sets off on a quest with his protector, Sam the archer. A quest to find the Tree of Life, the only thing powerful enough to bring him back to life. They travel through a magic country inhabited by amazing monsters and weirdly wonderful creatures. William meets a girl called Charlie, who also happens to be on her way to the tree. But the journey is long and dangerous and the children have to both be braver than they have ever been before. In addition, they are hunted by creepy soul eaters, evil ghouls that live off lost souls. One of the main aspects of the book is the relationship and contrast between will and Charlie. Will has been raised in a nuclear family with his mum, dad and little brother. Charlie, however, is an only child and lives with her mum, who is an alcoholic. The book is mostly set in a magical world, but the reader also gets to follow Charlie's mum and Will's family at the hospital. The Tree At The End Of The World is the first of this two-part series.

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