• Children's & YA
      August 2012

      Ramayana

      by Seema Gupta

      The Ramayana is the tale of Rama, the prince of Ayodhya. The Ramayana is perhaps one of the best known epics in the world which transcends all barriers of time, caste, creed and space. The reason for Ramayana’s great popularity is that it is one story entwined in so many amazing stories woven so beautifully that not even for a moment you feel out of place. The exciting characters, their problems, their values and the crafty situations transform you into another world. You feel like one among them. Their joys make you laugh and their pains and sorrows make you cry. They take you on a journey beyond comprehension. Rama, the son of Dahsratha, goes to the forest for fourteen years to honour his father’s words. His wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana accompany him. Their sojourn with forest life is full of adventures as they make new friends and meet weird foes. Their happy life is disturbed when Ravana, the king of Lanka, abducts Sita. Rama takes help of Sugriva, Honuman and with the monkey army he manages to rescue her. In the battle that ensued Ravana is killed. But that is not the end of the story. The tale further describes Rama Rajya, Sita’s banishment and the birth of Rama’s sons Luva and Kusha. So here’s this vivid and vibrant ancient epic of Ramayana which is laced with adventures, excitement, love and war in the amazing stories intertwined with the main story line. This delightfully retold epic is sure to steal your heart. Jai Sri Rama

    • 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.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      March 2016

      Castles and Forts

      by Miriam Moss

      POINTERS is an exciting range of information books with beautiful illustrations and engaging text. From the earliest times, people gathered into fortified camps for protection against enemies. These forts developed into castles, some of which were magnificient and beautiful homes. This book looks at famous forts and castles around the world, including Iron Age hill forts, Norman keeps and medieval castles, and describes what life was like for the people that lived there.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      March 2016

      Rocks, Minerals and Fossils

      Investigate and Understand

      by Neil Curtis

      Investigate the world of rocks, minerals and fossils with this beautifully illustrated book. Our planet is made of rocks, which in turn are composed of minerals. Find out how different kinds of rocks and minerals are made and how they are used. Discover how fossils formed and the best places to look for them. ‘Spotlight’ illustrations at the bottom of every page encourage readers to look out for easy-to-find rocks and minerals that can be seen in museums or in the countryside.

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

      Physics

      by Rose Johnson

      Eureka! We have it and so can you--a discovery-packed book that makes the world of physics understandable, engaging, and fun! And that's a very good thing, because physics is all around us, responsible for everything from why balls bounce to why the stars in the sky shine--so we might as well understand and enjoy it. Chock-full of photos and diagrams, this book and its useful images further explain and expand upon the clear and informative text. (Oh, and as for who reportedly shouted "Eureka!" while sitting in his wooden bathtub, see page 7 of this engaging volume.) Our understanding of the world has been built up by observation, deduction and experimentation carried out over thousands of years. This series looks at the discoveries that have changed the way people think about science. It shows how scientists build on the work of earlier thinkers and how a breakthrough can spark a chain of scientific discovery. The books will inspire and inform budding scientists.

    • History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)
      August 2016

      The Reformation

      by Enzo George

      Primary Sources in World History introduces readers to key times in history by exploring objects, buildings, documents, texts and artworks from the period. Each source is illustrated, accompanied by text that explains what it tells historians about how people lived at that time. Primary Sources in World History is linked to common core standards and curricula that require students to be able to interpret a range of primary sources as evidence about the nature of the past, understanding history as a construct of many individual “facts” that can be considered in various ways. Primary sources are the raw materials of historical research. They bring history and cultures to life by providing direct evidence of how people lived, their views and attitudes and their understanding of their place in the world. Each volume in the series focuses on a particular period in history. An introduction gives an overview of the period to provide a wider context. This is followed by a series of self-contained spreads, each of which is based on a single primary source, be it an object, an image, or a written account. Each source is illustrated, accompanied by text that explains what it tells historians about the time—but also suggests instances where there are doubts or conflicting views about how a source should be interpreted. The text explains the background of the source and explores its significance, investigating what it tells us about the people who created it and how they lived and saw their world. Subsidiary boxes look at how the source relates to others from the period, provide additional eyewitness quotes or highlight important individuals. Each book has a full introduction and concludes with a timeline, glossary, and list of resources for further information.

    • Children's & YA
      May 2016

      Aquila The Eagle

      :Welcome Aquila

      by Yaa Asabea Boafo

      Aquila The Eagle is a story of a special eagle. This is the first book of a three book series about a special golden eagle's interaction with two children, Benji & Faithlyn, as they embark on many adventures. Each story teaches a virtue for people of all ages.

    • 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 & YA
      May 2010

      Preschool Art

      It's the Process, Not the Product

      by Kohl, MaryAnn

      Winner of the National Parenting Press Award, One in Thirteen offers a sobering examination of the teen suicide epidemic in America. This frank portrait of coming-of-age in contemporary American society examines why more children are killing themselves now than in any other time in recorded history.

    • Children's & YA
      July 1996

      Start Smart!

      Building Brain Power in the Early Years

      by Schiller, Pam

      Written for teachers of hearing children from birth to age six, Simple Signing with Young Children is the perfect introduction to American Sign Language. Organized by age, there are chapters for infants, toddlers, and preschool children, with age-appropriate signs. The chapter written for teachers of infants focuses on using beginning signs as a bridge to language, while the toddler chapter focuses on signs to promote expression, enrich vocabulary, and teach social skills. The preschool chapter places an emphasis on using signs to enhance emergent literacy skills.

    • Educational material

      Seasons of Play

      by Rusty Keeler

      In Seasons of Play, Rusty Keeler takes readers on a photographic journey though real child care centers that have embraced his philosophy that natural play spaces create new opportunities for children to learn and develop.

    • Children's & YA
      August 2016

      STEM PLAY

      Integrating Inquiries into Learning Centers

      by Diedre Englehart, Debby Mitchell, Junie Albers-Biddle, Kelly Jennings-Towle, Marnie Forestieri

      STEM Play provides varied activities for the most common centers: Art, blocks, dramatic play, literacy, math, science, music and movement. Full of beautiful, fullcolor photos that show the activities in real early childhood classrooms, teachers can easily use the book’s ideas immediately in their curriculum. STEM Play also includes a “How To” section for teachers who wish to expand on the STEM focus and use themed activities in their learning centers.

    • Educational material
      September 2018

      Folk Tales in China

      by Research institute

      This is a book of folk tales for children basing on the four books published before as the first edition. In order to lead children to return to the world of folk tales, to get the interest from traditional Chinese folk tales, more knowledge by reading, deeper impression on reading, the author of the book collected over thirty folk tales of which the most famous are Nine-Colored Dear, Seven Fairies and Nezha Stirs Up the Sea. The plots of some stories were rewritten on purpose to suit the understanding of children, fine illustrations and pictures were put in the book. This book brings a vaster world of life for children!

    • Children's & YA
      January 2019

      My BEST EVER Dream - HORSES!

      # 1 in the BEDtime Series for Children

      by Ginny & Suess Dye

      Children love HORSES! This is book # 1 in the BEDtime Series that will soon have 50 books. Read them out loud, or let an older child read them alone. Send your child off to sleep with visions of beautiful horses! Horses of all colors... all sizes. Horses playing in the ocean, running barrels in a rodeo, competing in a costume show, winning a race, and SO much more. Beautiful images combine with a story that will engage even the youngest children. Every book starts with: I love when I crawl into bed, snuggle under my covers, and drift off to sleep. . . into the world of dreams. I love the world of dreams - where I can be anything,do anything and see anything. I love knowing that TONIGHT I will dream…my BEST EVER Dream. Why tonight?Because tonight, I will dream about… HORSES! ____________________________ Ginny & Suess plan on at least 50 titles in this series, but it could be far more because there is SO much to explore in the world!

    • Children's & YA
      January 2019

      My BEST EVER Dream - KITTENS!

      # 2 in the BEDtime Series for Children

      by Ginny & Suess Dye

      Children love KITTENS! This is # 8 in the BEDtime Series that will soon have 50 books. Read them out loud, or let an older child read them alone. Send your child off to sleep with visions of adorable kittens! Kittens of all colors... and types. Kittens playing hide & go seek, playing the piano, making friends with other kinds of animals, hanging from a laundry line, and even doing karate! Beautiful images combine with a story that will engage even the youngest children. Every book starts with: I love when I crawl into bed, snuggle under my covers, and drift off to sleep. . . into the world of dreams. I love the world of dreams - where I can be anything,do anything and see anything. I love knowing that TONIGHT I will dream…my BEST EVER Dream. Why tonight?Because tonight, I will dream about... KITTENS! ____________________________ Ginny & Suess plan on at least 50 titles in this series, but it could be far more because there is SO much to explore in the world!

    • Children's & YA
      January 2019

      My BEST EVER Dream - Elephants!

      # 3 in the BEDtime Series for Children

      by Ginny & Suess Dye

      Children love ELEPHANTS! This is book # 3 in the BEDtime Series that will soon have 50 books. Read them out loud, or let an older child read them alone. Send your child off to sleep with visions of amazing Elephants! Gigantic elephants... baby elephants... elephants playing soccer and basketball... elephants carrying trees... elephants playing in the ocean and rolling in the sand... and SO much more. Beautiful images combine with a story that will engage even the youngest children. Every book starts with: I love when I crawl into bed, snuggle under my covers, and drift off to sleep. . . into the world of dreams. I love the world of dreams - where I can be anything,do anything and see anything. I love knowing that TONIGHT I will dream…my BEST EVER Dream. Why tonight? Because tonight, I will dream about…ELEPHANTS!

    • Children's & YA
      January 2019

      My BEST EVER Dream - The OCEAN!

      # 4 in the BEDtime Series for Children

      by Ginny & Suess Dye

      Children love THE OCEAN! This is book # 4 in the BEDtime Series that will soon have 50 books. Read them out loud, or let an older child read them alone. Send your child off to sleep with visions of the glorious OCEAN! Giant manta rays... huge sea turtles... jumping dolphins & whales... body surfing... golden seahorses... sunken ships and glistening pirates treasure... and SO much more. Beautiful images combine with a story that will engage even the youngest children. Every book starts with: I love when I crawl into bed, snuggle under my covers, and drift off to sleep. . . into the world of dreams. I love the world of dreams - where I can be anything,do anything and see anything. I love knowing that TONIGHT I will dream…my BEST EVER Dream. Why tonight?Because tonight, I will dream about… THE OCEAN! ____________________________ Ginny & Suess plan on at least 50 titles in this series, but it could be far more because there is SO much to explore in the world!

    • Children's & YA
      January 2019

      My BEST EVER Dream - PUPPIES!

      # 5 in the BEDtime Series for Children

      by Ginny & Suess Dye

      Children love PUPPIES! This is book # 5 in the BEDtime Series that will soon have 50 books. Read them out loud, or let an older child read them alone. Send your child off to sleep with visions of fabulous puppies! Puppies of all colors... all breeds. Puppies playing in a bowl of cupcake mix...plunging through the ocean...riding a pony...playing in the snow... catching balls... playing soccer and SO much more. Beautiful images combine with a story that will engage even the youngest children. Every book starts with: I love when I crawl into bed, snuggle under my covers, and drift off to sleep. . . into the world of dreams. I love the world of dreams - where I can be anything,do anything and see anything. I love knowing that TONIGHT I will dream…my BEST EVER Dream. Why tonight?Because tonight, I will dream about… PUPPIES! ____________________________ Ginny & Suess plan on at least 50 titles in this series, but it could be far more because there is SO much to explore in the world!

    • Children's & YA
      January 2019

      My BEST EVER Dream - THE JUNGLE!

      # 6 in the BEDtime Series for Children

      by Ginny & Suess Dye

      Children love THE JUNGLE! This is book # 6 in the BEDtime Series that will soon have 50 books. Read them out loud, or let an older child read them alone. Send your child off to sleep with visions of the Jungle! Magnificent Bengal Tigers... a funny Anteater... a baby Ape they dance with... Parrots to talk to... a Ginormous Elephant... and SO much more. Beautiful images combine with a story that will engage even the youngest children. Every book starts with: I love when I crawl into bed, snuggle under my covers, and drift off to sleep. . . into the world of dreams. I love the world of dreams - where I can be anything,do anything and see anything. I love knowing that TONIGHT I will dream…my BEST EVER Dream. Why tonight?Because tonight, I will dream about… THE JUNGLE! ____________________________ Ginny & Suess plan on at least 50 titles in this series, but it could be far more because there is SO much to explore in the world!

    • Children's & YA
      January 2019

      My BEST EVER Dream - BABY ANIMALS!

      # 7 in the BEDtime Series for Children

      by Ginny & Suess Dye

      Children love BABY ANIMALS! This is book # 7 in the BEDtime Series that will soon have 50 books. Read them out loud, or let an older child read them alone. Send your child off to sleep with visions of adorable Baby Animals! A Panda and her beautiful Cub... a HUGE Elephant and her baby... A Red Fox and her Kits... A majestic Eagle and her Eaglettes... an Opossum with her baby hanging by his tail... and SO much more. Beautiful images combine with a story that will engage even the youngest children. Every book starts with: I love when I crawl into bed, snuggle under my covers, and drift off to sleep. . . into the world of dreams. I love the world of dreams - where I can be anything,do anything and see anything. I love knowing that TONIGHT I will dream…my BEST EVER Dream. Why tonight?Because tonight, I will dream about… BABY ANIMALS! ____________________________ Ginny & Suess plan on at least 50 titles in this series, but it could be far more because there is SO much to explore in the world!

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