Pdf ebook: The Upper Case: Trouble in Capital City

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Summary: Just when Private I thinks all is calm-now that he\'s cracked the case of 7 Ate 9-Question Mark storms into the office. Mark is worried. All the uppercase

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 1368053475
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
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Description: Just when Private I thinks all is calm-now that he's cracked the case of 7 Ate 9-Question Mark storms into the office. Mark is worried. All the uppercase letters are M-I-S-S-I-N-G! But that's absurd. This is CAPITAL City! Private I is the last letter standing. Will he solve his BIGGEST mystery yet, the UPPER CASE, before it's too late?! Filled with the same humor, wit, and quirkiness of the hit 7 Ate 9: The Untold Story, comes another laugh-out-loud whodunit.


Pdf ebook: Rome's Vestal Virgins

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Summary: Comprehensive and thoroughly up-to-date, this volume offers a brand new analysis of the Vestal Virgins’ ritual function in Roman religion. Undertaking a

  • Author : Robin Lorsch Wildfang
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134151659
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
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Description: Comprehensive and thoroughly up-to-date, this volume offers a brand new analysis of the Vestal Virgins’ ritual function in Roman religion. Undertaking a detailed and careful analysis of ancient literary sources, Wildfang argues that the Vestals’ virginity must be understood on a variety of different levels and provides a solution to the problem of the Vestals’ peculiar legal status in ancient Rome. Addressing the one official state priesthood open to women at Rome, this volume explores and analyzes a range of topics including: the rituals enacted by priestesses (both the public rituals performed in connection with official state rites and festivals and the private rites associated only with the order itself) the division and interface between religion, state and family structure the Vestals’ participation in rights that were outside the sphere of traditional female activity. New and insightful, this investigation of one of the most important state cults in ancient Rome is an essential addition to the bookshelves of all those interested in Roman religion, history and culture.


Pdf ebook: Creepy Pair of Underwear!

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Summary: From the celebrated team behind Creepy Carrots!, Aaron Reynolds and Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown, comes a hilarious (and just a little creepy) story

  • Author : Aaron Reynolds
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 148147670X
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 48
  • Language: English
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Description: From the celebrated team behind Creepy Carrots!, Aaron Reynolds and Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown, comes a hilarious (and just a little creepy) story of a brave rabbit and a very weird pair of underwear. Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He’s not afraid of the dark, and he’s definitely not afraid of something as silly as underwear. But when the lights go out, suddenly his new big rabbit underwear glows in the dark. A ghoulish, greenish glow. If Jasper didn’t know any better he’d say his undies were a little, well, creepy. Jasper’s not scared obviously, he’s just done with creepy underwear. But after trying everything to get rid of them, they keep coming back!


Pdf ebook: Private Peaceful

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Summary: Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks b

  • Author : Michael Morpurgo
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1849435715
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 96
  • Language: English
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Description: Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line. Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by the third Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, award-winning author of War Horse. His inspiration came from a visit to Ypres where he was shocked to discover how many young soldiers were court-martialled and shot for cowardice during the First World War. This edition also includes introductory essays by Michael Morpurgo, Associate Director of Private Peaceful production Mark Leipacher, as well as an essay from Simon Reade, adaptor & director of this stage adaptation of Private Peaceful.


Pdf ebook: How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World

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Summary: In a society driven by celebutante news and myspace profiles, women of class, style and charm are hard to come by. The Audrey and Katharines of the world c

  • Author : Jordan Christy
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • ISBN: 1599952173
  • Genre: Reference
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
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Description: In a society driven by celebutante news and myspace profiles, women of class, style and charm are hard to come by. The Audrey and Katharines of the world continue to lose their luster as thongs, rehab and outrageous behavior burn up the daily headlines. But, despite appearances, guys still want a girl they can take home to their mom, employers still like to see a tailored suit and peers still respect classy conduct. So is it possible to maintain old fashioned virtues in a modern world without looking like a starchy Amish grandma? Christy shows women how in this guide to glamorous style, professional success and true love...the classy way. Full of fun assignments, notable names and real-life examples, Christy offers a new look at seemingly "old fashioned" advice. She covers diet, speech, work ethic, friends, relationships, manners, makeup, and fashionable yet modest clothing, showing modern ladies how they can be beautiful, intelligent and fun while retaining values and morals.


Pdf ebook: Behaviour, Safety and Well Being

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Summary: The new Ofsted framework evaluates the behaviour and safety of pupils at the school. This resource provides over 100 lesson plans promoting: recognition of

  • Author : Andrew Moffatt
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351698699
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
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Description: The new Ofsted framework evaluates the behaviour and safety of pupils at the school. This resource provides over 100 lesson plans promoting: recognition of different emotions and behaviours; practice in responding to those different emotions and behaviours; good behaviour towards, and respect for, other young people and adults. Each lesson plan is linked to a children's book and references SEAL. Lessons can support Literacy, PSHE and citizenship. Lesson plans are bracketed into year groups and five or six-week modules that give schools the opportunity to deliver specific projects on anti-bullying / safeguarding, pupil voice and transition. There are also modules covering emotions such as anger, loneliness, excitement, jealousy, kindness, pride and confidence. This is a comprehensive, accessible and invaluable tool for every classroom.


Pdf ebook: The Routledge International Handbook of Learning with Technology in Early Childhood

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Summary: The Routledge International Handbook of Learning with Technology in Early Childhood focuses specifically on the most cutting-edge, innovative and internati

  • Author : Natalia Kucirkova,Jennifer Rowsell,Garry Falloon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351389866
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 416
  • Language: English
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Description: The Routledge International Handbook of Learning with Technology in Early Childhood focuses specifically on the most cutting-edge, innovative and international approaches in the study of children’s use of and learning with digital technologies. This edited volume is a comprehensive survey of methods in children’s technologies and contains a rich repertoire of studies from diverse fields and research, including both educational and developmental psychology, post-humanist literacy, applied linguistics, language and phenomenology and narrative approaches. For ease of reference, the Handbook's 28 chapters are divided into four thematic sections: introduction and opening reflections; studies answering ontological questions, which theorize how children take on original identities in becoming literate with technologies; studies answering epistemological questions, which focus on how children’s knowledge and learning are (co)constructed with a diverse range of technologies; studies answering practice-related questions, which explore the resources and conditions that create the most powerful learning opportunities for children. Expertly edited, this interdisciplinary and international compendium is an ideal introduction to such a diverse, multi-faceted field.


Pdf ebook: Books in Motion

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Summary: Librarians and educators can shake up storytimes, help children stay healthy, and encourage a lifelong love of reading with Dietzel-Glair’s easy-to-use r

  • Author : Julie Dietzel-Glair
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • ISBN: 1555708102
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1988
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Description: Librarians and educators can shake up storytimes, help children stay healthy, and encourage a lifelong love of reading with Dietzel-Glair’s easy-to-use resource. Demonstrating exactly how to use children’s books to engage preschool-age children through movement, it’s loaded with storytimes that will have children standing up tall, balancing as they pretend to walk across a bridge, or even flying around the room like an airplane. Presenting hundreds of ideas, this all-in-one book is divided into six sections: “Art” spotlights titles that are natural hooks for art or craft activities alongside ideas on how to create art just like the character in the story, while an appendix includes art patterns that can be used as coloring sheets; “Games” includes searching games, follow-the-leader games, and guessing games to enhance the books in this section; “Movement” features books that kids can jump, stomp, clap, chomp, waddle, parade, wiggle, and stretch with; “Music” chooses books perfect for activities like shaking a maraca, singing, dancing between the pages, and creating new sound effects; “Playacting” lets kids pretend along with the characters in these books, whether it’s washing their face, swimming with fish, or hunting a lion; “Props” encourages storytime leaders to bring out their puppets, flannelboard pieces, and scarves—these books have enough props for everyone in the program to have a part. Each chapter includes as much instruction as possible for a wide range of motions. Pick and choose the amount of movement that is right for your storytime crowd, or do it all!


Pdf ebook: Developing Strategic Young Writers through Genre Instruction

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Summary: Tested and fine-tuned in K–2 classrooms, this book provides engaging lessons and materials for teaching the three genres of writing--opinion, procedural,

  • Author : Zoi A. Philippakos,Charles A. MacArthur
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • ISBN: 1462540600
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 284
  • Language: English
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Description: Tested and fine-tuned in K–2 classrooms, this book provides engaging lessons and materials for teaching the three genres of writing--opinion, procedural, and story--that provide a foundation for beginning writers’ persuasive, informative, and narrative writing skills. The authors' approach integrates strategy instruction, self-regulated learning, and dialogic interactions such as role play. Packed with 55 reproducible planning forms and student handouts, the book makes connections between writing and reading in ways that support growth in both areas, address learning standards, and promote writing across the instructional day. Appendices contain numerous resources to support teachers’ and administrators’ professional learning. The large-size format facilitates photocopying; purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. See also the authors' Developing Strategic Writers through Genre Instruction: Resources for Grades 3–5.


Pdf ebook: More Family Storytimes

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Summary: Introduces twenty-four activity programs for children and families using books, songs, crafts and dance to approach common topics including the seasons, an

  • Author : Rob Reid
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • ISBN: 0838909736
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 181
  • Language: English
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Description: Introduces twenty-four activity programs for children and families using books, songs, crafts and dance to approach common topics including the seasons, animals, holidays, and the sea.


Pdf ebook: Pigeon

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Summary: Our frequent urban companion, cooing in the eaves of train stations or scavenging underfoot for breadcrumbs and discarded French fries, the pigeon has many

  • Author : Barbara Allen
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1861897111
  • Genre: Nature
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: Our frequent urban companion, cooing in the eaves of train stations or scavenging underfoot for breadcrumbs and discarded French fries, the pigeon has many detractors—and even some fans. Written out of love for and fascination with this humble yet important bird, Barbara Allen’s Pigeon explores its cultural significance, as well as its similarities to and differences from its close counterpart, the dove. While the dove is seen as a symbol of love, peace, and goodwill, the pigeon is commonly perceived as a filthy, ill-mannered flying rodent, a “rat with wings.” Readers will find in Pigeon an enticing exploration of the historical and contemporary bonds between humans and these two unique and closely related birds. For polluting statues and architecture, the pigeon has earned a bad reputation, but Barbara Allen offers several examples of the bird’s importance—as a source of food and fertilizer, a bearer of messages during times of war, a pollution monitor, and an aid to Charles Darwin in his pivotal research on evolutionary theory. Allen also comments on the literary love and celebration of pigeons and doves in the work of such writers and poets as Shakespeare, Dickens, Beatrix Potter, Proust, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. Along the way, Allen corrects the many stereotypes about pigeons in the hope that the rich history of one of the oldest human-animal partnerships will be both admired and celebrated.


Pdf ebook: Learning to Write with Purpose

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Summary: Communicating ideas and information is what makes writing meaningful—yet many upper elementary and middle school students write in a vacuum, without cons

  • Author : Karen Kuelthau Allan,Mary C. McMackin,Erika Thulin Dawes,Stephanie A. Spadorcia
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • ISBN: 1462514545
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 274
  • Language: English
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Description: Communicating ideas and information is what makes writing meaningful—yet many upper elementary and middle school students write in a vacuum, without considering the aims of their writing or the needs of their readers. This highly informative, teacher-friendly book presents a fresh perspective on writing instruction along with practical methods for the classroom. Teachers learn ways to promote the skills and strategies needed to write and revise effectively in a range of genres: personal narratives, fiction, and poetry; persuasive, explanatory, and "how-to" writing; and writing for high-stakes tests. Special features include vivid classroom vignettes, examples of student work, evaluation guidelines, and suggested "mentor texts" that model different genres.


Pdf ebook: Filming the Children's Book

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Summary: Just as a work of self-reflexive 'metafiction' - and the experience of reading it - differ from other types of literature, the work and the experience of v

  • Author : Hermansson Casie Hermansson
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 1474413579
  • Genre: Children's films
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: Just as a work of self-reflexive 'metafiction' - and the experience of reading it - differ from other types of literature, the work and the experience of viewing films that adapt metafiction are distinct from those of other films, and from other film adaptations of literary works. This book explores the adaptation of children's metafictions, including works such as Inkheart, The Invention of Hugo Cabret and the Harry Potter series. Not only are the plot devices of books and reading explored on screen in these adaptations, but so is the nature of transmedial adaptation itself - the act of representing one work of art in another medium. Analysing the 'work' done by children's metafiction and the experience of reading it, Casie E. Hermansson situates the adaptations of these types of books to film within contemporary adaptation criticism.


Pdf ebook: A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books, 10th Edition

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Summary: Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-know

  • Author : Rebecca L. Thomas
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440834350
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 1636
  • Language: English
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Description: Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail


Pdf ebook: Using Paired Text to Meet the Common Core

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Summary: Teaching students to make connections across related texts promotes engagement and improves reading comprehension and content learning. This practical guid

  • Author : William Bintz
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • ISBN: 1462519016
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 212
  • Language: English
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Description: Teaching students to make connections across related texts promotes engagement and improves reading comprehension and content learning. This practical guide explains how to select and teach a wide range of picture books as paired text--two books related by topic, theme, or genre--in grades K-8. The author provides mini-lessons across the content areas, along with hundreds of recommendations for paired text, each linked to specific Common Core standards for reading literature and informational texts. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 22 reproducible graphic organizers and other useful tools. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.


Pdf ebook: Scary, Gross, and Enlightening Books for Boys Grades 3–12

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Summary: Finally, a book to help educators promote sure-fire reading pleasers to boy readers in grades 3–12! Scary, Gross, and Enlightening: Books for Boys Grades

  • Author : Deborah B. Ford
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1586834061
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 158
  • Language: English
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Description: Finally, a book to help educators promote sure-fire reading pleasers to boy readers in grades 3–12! Scary, Gross, and Enlightening: Books for Boys Grades 3-12 is the helpful new reference handbook for educators looking for just the right books to captivate the imaginations of boys in a way that makes reading fun as well as effective. In chapters than span the full range of categories and genres, Scary, Gross, and Enlightening surveys the latest and greatest titles aimed at boys in the primary and secondary grades, including nonfiction, graphic novels, mystery and adventure, sports, sci-fi and fantasy, humor, history, books that were made into movies, read-aloud titles, and classic works that have stood the test of time. Each chapter suggests a number of appropriate and delightful titles on a specific theme and includes listings of corresponding websites, reproducible lessons, and activities. The book also provides lists of professional titles to support each chapter's theme, as well as research-based strategies for teaching with the suggested books. Chapters center on the common themes of "boy books" for grades 3-12, including sports, sci-fi and fantasy, graphic novels, mystery and adventure, and more Offers reproducible lessons and activities Includes a chapter on professional titles relevant to the various themes of the suggested books


Pdf ebook: Kodaly in the Kindergarten Classroom

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Summary: Since the mid-twentieth century, Zoltán Kodály's child-developmental philosophy for teaching music has had significant positive impact on music education

  • Author : Micheal Houlahan,Philip Tacka
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199374007
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 576
  • Language: English
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Description: Since the mid-twentieth century, Zoltán Kodály's child-developmental philosophy for teaching music has had significant positive impact on music education around the world, and is now at the core of music teaching in the United States and other English speaking countries. Kodály in the Kindergarten Classroom is the first comprehensive handbook to update and apply the Kodály concepts to teaching music in early childhood classrooms. Kodály in the Kindergarten Classroom provides teachers with a step-by-step road map for developing children's performance, creative movement, and literacy skills in an organic and thoughtful manner. Through six years of field-testing with music kindergarten teachers in the United States, Great Britain, and Hungary (the home country of Zoltán Kodály), authors Micheál Houlahan and Philip Tacka have developed a methodology specifically for 21st century classrooms. Houlahan and Tacka use the latest research findings in cognition and perception to create a system not only appropriate for kindergarteners' particular developmental stages but also one which integrates vertically between kindergarten and elementary music classes. The methods outlined in this volume encourage greater musical ability and creativity in children by teaching kindergarteners to sing, move, play instruments, and develop music literacy skills. In addition, Kodály in the Kindergarten Classroom promotes critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration skills. Although the book uses the Kodály philosophy, its methodology has also been tested by teachers certified in Orff and Dalcroze, and has proven an essential guide for teachers no matter what their personal philosophy and specific training might be. Over 100 children's books are incorporated into Kodály in the Kindergarten Classroom, as well as 35 detailed lesson plans that demonstrate how music and literacy curriculum goals are transformed into tangible musical objectives. Scholarly yet practical and accessible, this volume is sure to be an essential guide for kindergarten and early childhood music teachers everywhere.


Pdf ebook: Considering Trilingual Education

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Summary: Based in case studies conducted in the US, Europe, and Latin America, this book explores the feasibility and benefits of trilingual/ multilingual education

  • Author : Kathryn Henn-Reinke
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136447709
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 266
  • Language: English
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Description: Based in case studies conducted in the US, Europe, and Latin America, this book explores the feasibility and benefits of trilingual/ multilingual education in the United States. Currently, there are few programs in the country of this nature, as educators tend to conclude that English-language learners would be overwhelmed by study in additional languages. Henn-Reinke builds an argument supporting trilingual education in the US, discussing issues of identity, curriculum, pedagogy, and the impact of other psycho-socio-linguistic factors.


Pdf ebook: Books That Teach Kids to Write

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Summary: This book provides a wealth of read-aloud titles and related activities that provide busy teachers with the tools to help students in grades K–12 become

  • Author : Marianne Saccardi
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598844520
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 178
  • Language: English
  • Views: 551
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Description: This book provides a wealth of read-aloud titles and related activities that provide busy teachers with the tools to help students in grades K–12 become successful writers. • Includes 14 reproducible sheets that help students practice the skills described in the book • Provides extensive bibliographies and references to all the nearly 400 books discussed • Contains an index that enables teachers to readily access different topics • Presents quotes and advice from 25 experts in the field


Pdf ebook: Picture Book Parties!

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Summary: From the invitations to the suggested books, games, activities, and themed party snacks, this book makes it easy to plan a fun literacy event from start to

  • Author : Kimberly M. Hutmacher
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598847732
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Views: 316
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Description: From the invitations to the suggested books, games, activities, and themed party snacks, this book makes it easy to plan a fun literacy event from start to finish. • Presents complete information for 25 different picture book parties as well as a bonus chapter describing how teachers and librarians can help students connect with favorite authors • Includes 25 themed invitation templates to accompany each of the themed parties • Contains bibliographic information for every picture book recommended as well as a coloring and worksheet appendix to support the activities and games listed • Provides a complete index to help teachers and librarians find what they are looking for quickly