• 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
      February 2017

      My STEAM Notebook

      150 Years of Primary Srouce Documents from American Scientists

      by Darcy Pattison

      My STEAM Notebook is an elementary science interactive workbook that brings the past into the future in a powerful way. Primary source documents from 150 years of American scientists provide an amazing look into the practice of keeping a science notebook. Featuring notebooks from ten scientists, students learn how to write and draw in ways that help develop their understanding of science. The workbook helps teachers implement the Next Generation Science Standards, the Common Core State Standards for ELA, and the STEAM initiative (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math), all recent education standards in the U.S.. Historical documents are interspersed with notebook pages for students to use in recording observations. Historical documents will: Emphasize the importance of writing in science and model effective writing and drawing to record observations Introduce students to eleven American scientists who have made lasting contributions Introduce students to a variety of scientific fields Demonstrate the importance of notebooks across a wide variety of science specialties including ornithology (birds), behavioral evolutionary biology, malacology (mollusks), botany (plants), entomology (insects), zookeeper, epidemiology (infectious diseases), agrostology (grasses), ichthyology (fish), and taxidermy (preserving specimens). Using the interactive notebook pages, students will learn to: Record observations through writing and drawing Develop explanations and arguments based on evidence Write narrative and informative essays Understand the interconnections between drawing and writing to provide information The notebook pages are deceptively simple in their organization. Headers encourage careful recording of important information, and a Table of Contents keeps everything at the student’s fingertips. Odd-numbered pages provide a grid for math or handwriting help. Even-numbered pages are for free-form writing, drawing, or gluing in teacher-provided worksheets. Each scientist inspires suggestions for how to work in the notebook. Sample STEAM questions—Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math—are included for each scientist. This is a nuts and bolts interactive STEAM notebook that will help elementary science come alive for students.

    • Educational: Art & design

      Pecyn Celf David Nash - Dyn Y Coed

      by Carolyn Davies

      An artpack containing information about the sculptor David Nash. Features 1 copy of David Nash - Dyn y Coed, a 16-page teachers' book, photocopiable material for classroom use, 4 full-colour Artcards laminated for classroom use, and an article by Lynne Bebb detailing the evolution of the wooden boulder.

    • Educational: Art & design

      Kyffin A'i Gynefin (Pecyn Celf)

      by Carolyn Davies

    • Art: general interest (Children's/YA)

      Josef Herman in Wales

      by Carolyn. Davies

    • Educational: Art & design
      August 2010

      Painting Is a Class Act Years 5-6

      A Skills-Based Approach to Painting Years 5-6

      by Meg Fabian

      Painting is a Class Act, Years 5-6 (ages 9-11) provides a structured approach to the development of painting skills at upper Key Stage 2 (KS2). It is aimed specifically at non-specialist art teachers, but more experienced art teachers will find it inspirational too. Using a skill-based approach to painting will raise standards in art and boost children's self-esteem and confidence, which in turn will help promote high standards in other curriculum areas. It is one of a three-book series, covering the entire primary age range. The series clearly sets out the progression of skills to be taught for colour mixing, colour theory, watercolours, history of painting, using works of art and other techniques and media and gives examples of how the skills can be applied. The book contains carefully planned, clearly laid-out lesson plans.

    • Art: general interest (Children's/YA)

      Mary Lloyd Jones - Enfys O Liwiau

      by Carolyn Davies

      A stylish non-fiction account of the work of artist Mary Lloyd Jones. A Welsh adaptation of All the Colour of Light. From a young age Mary always knew that she was born to draw and paint. She absorbed all the sights and sounds around her, the marks left by mining and farming, the design of the great-grandmother's quilt, and the mysterious tales of the local storytellers.

    • Educational: Art & design

      Pecyn Celf Mary Lloyd Jones - Enfys O Liwiau

      by Carolyn Davies

      A practical teaching pack including a non-fiction book about Mary Lloyd Jones. A Welsh adaptation of All the Colours of Light (Artpack). The pack contains a copy of Mary Lloyd Jones - Enfys o Liwiau, a 16-page teachers' book, photocopiable material, 4 full-colour laminated artcards, and poems and prose by Gillian Clarke.

    • Teaching of a specific subject

      How to Be Brilliant at Making Books.

      by Irene. Yates

      How to be Brilliant at Making Books gives children a greater appreciation and awareness of audience and helps them to develop their own critical evaluation skills. The 40 reproducible worksheets in this book encourage a wide range of skills; composing, creating, publishing and responding to print. The technological side of book production involves lots of problem solving and engages children in gathering information, prioritizing, negotiating, decision-making and evaluating.

    • Art: general interest (Children's/YA)

      David Nash

      Dyn Y Coed

      by Carolyn Davies

      An inspiring artbook for children which serves as an introduction to the work of the sculptor David Nash. David Nash's sculptures travel the world, but this internationally acclaimed artist has chosen to live and work in Wales. Some of the artworks closest to his heart grow in his woodlands at Cae'n y Coed, planted, nurtured and tended throughout David's long career.

    • Educational: Art & design

      Painting is a Class Act Years 3-4

      A Skills-Based Approach to Painting Years 3-4

      by Meg Fabian

      Painting is a Class Act, Years 3-4 (ages 7-9) provides a structured approach to the development of painting skills at lower Key Stage 2 (KS2). It is aimed specifically at non-specialist art teachers, but more experienced art teachers will find it inspirational too. Using a skill-based approach to painting will raise standards in art and boost children's self-esteem and confidence, which in turn will help promote high standards in other curriculum areas. It is one of a three-book series, covering the entire primary age range. The series clearly sets out the progression of skills to be taught for colour mixing, colour theory, watercolours, history of painting, using works of art and other techniques and media and gives examples of how the skills can be applied. The book contains carefully planned, clearly laid-out lesson plans.

    • Individual artists, art monographs

      Kyffin Williams

      Artpack

      by Lynne Bebb

    • Educational: Art & design

      Stepping Stones to Creativity

      by Judith. Harries

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      September 2014

      Mary Cassatt

      by Iain Zaczek

      This title looks at the life and works of Mary Cassatt, including an examination of paintings such as The Child's Bath, Young Woman Sewing in a Garden, The Letter, The Omnibus, At the Opera, Family Group Reading and The Boat Party. It looks at the techniques and colour palette that Cassatt used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of her life, information on museums and galleries where her work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Mary Cassatt. In The Picture With is an introduction to the lives and works of great painters. Along with telling the life story of these artists, it examines the techniques behind their paintings, from the best-known to the less familiar works of art.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      September 2014

      Paul Cézanne

      by Iain Zaczek

      This title looks at the life and works of Paul Cézanne, including an examination of paintings such as The Château of Médan, The Card Players, The Lake of Annecy, The House of the Hanged Man, Mont Sainte-Victoire, Still-Life with Apples and Oranges and Woman with a Coffee Pot. It looks at the techniques and colour palette that Cézanne used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of his life, information on museums and galleries where his work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Paul Cézanne. In The Picture With is an introduction to the lives and works of great painters. Along with telling the life story of these artists, it examines the techniques behind their paintings, from the best-known to the less familiar works of art.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      September 2014

      Vincent van Gogh

      by Iain Zaczek

      This title looks at the life and works of Vincent van Gogh, including an examination of paintings such as Sunflowers, Starry Night, The Artist's Bedroom in Arles, The Night Café, The Potato Eaters, Portrait of Père Tanguy and Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear. It looks at the techniques and colour palette that van Gogh used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of his life, information on museums and galleries where his work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Vincent van Gogh. In The Picture With is an introduction to the lives and works of great painters. Along with telling the life story of these artists, it examines the techniques behind their paintings, from the best-known to the less familiar works of art.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      September 2014

      Edouard Manet

      by Iain Zaczek

      This title looks at the life and works of Edouard Manet, including an examination of paintings such as Music in the Tuileries Gardens, Monet in his Floating Studio, Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe (The Luncheon on the Grass), A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, Gare Saint-Lazare, Portrait of Emile Zola and The Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil. It looks at the techniques and colour palette that Manet used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of his life, information on museums and galleries where his work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Edouard Manet. In The Picture With is an introduction to the lives and works of great painters. Along with telling the life story of these artists, it examines the techniques behind their paintings, from the best-known to the less familiar works of art.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      September 2014

      Georges Seurat

      by Iain Zaczek

      This title looks at the life and works of Georges Seurat, including an examination of paintings such as Bathers at Asnieres, Circus Sideshow, Young Woman Powdering Herself, Le Chahut, A Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte, The Circus and The 'Maria', Honfleur. It looks at the techniques and colour palette that Seurat used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of his life, information on museums and galleries where his work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Georges Seurat. In The Picture With is an introduction to the lives and works of great painters. Along with telling the life story of these artists, it examines the techniques behind their paintings, from the best-known to the less familiar works of art.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      September 2014

      Leonardo da Vinci

      by Iain Zaczek

      This title looks at the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci, including an examination of paintings such as The Last Supper, Mona Lisa, The Annunciation, Lady with an Ermine, Portrait of Ginevra de' Benci, The Virgin and Child with St Anne and The Virgin of the Rocks. It looks at the techniques and colour palette da Vinci used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of his life, information on museums and galleries where his work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Leonardo da Vinci. In The Picture With is an introduction to the lives and works of great painters. Along with telling the life story of these artists, it examines the techniques behind their paintings, from the best-known to the less familiar works of art.

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