Pdf ebook: The Storytime Handbook

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Summary: Fresh, fun ideas for children’s storytime fill this book. The author, a long-time storytime facilitator, has put together 52 weekly themes plus additiona

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  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476603537
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 280
  • Language: English
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Description: Fresh, fun ideas for children’s storytime fill this book. The author, a long-time storytime facilitator, has put together 52 weekly themes plus additional plans for holidays, all with detailed instructions for talking about the theme and choosing the books, crafts, songs, poems, games and snacks. Each storytime idea is illustrated with photographs of a suggested craft and snack for easy reference. Libraries, bookstores, preschools and parents alike can use this book to offer themed storytimes that include discussion, literature, art, music, movement and food. Options are provided for each storytime, so the ideas can be used year after year.


Pdf ebook: Reading Picture Books with Children

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Summary: A new, interactive approach to storytime, The Whole Book Approach was developed in conjunction with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and expert au

  • Author : Megan Dowd Lambert
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
  • ISBN: 1607345633
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1999
  • Downloads: 1999
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Description: A new, interactive approach to storytime, The Whole Book Approach was developed in conjunction with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and expert author Megan Dowd Lambert's graduate work in children's literature at Simmons College, offering a practical guide for reshaping storytime and getting kids to think with their eyes. Traditional storytime often offers a passive experience for kids, but the Whole Book approach asks the youngest of readers to ponder all aspects of a picture book and to use their critical thinking skills. Using classic examples, Megan asks kids to think about why the trim size of Ludwig Bemelman's Madeline is so generous, or why the typeset in David Wiesner's Caldecott winner,The Three Pigs, appears to twist around the page, or why books like Chris Van Allsburg's The Polar Express and Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar are printed landscape instead of portrait. The dynamic discussions that result from this shared reading style range from the profound to the hilarious and will inspire adults to make children's responses to text, art, and design an essential part of storytime.


Pdf ebook: Spunky Little Monkey

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Summary: Sleepy little monkey won't get out of bed. Mama called the Doctor and the Doctor said: "Apple Juice, Orange Juice, Gooseberry Pies -- Monkey needs some exe

  • Author : Bill Martin Jr.,Michael Sampson
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545776449
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1025
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Description: Sleepy little monkey won't get out of bed. Mama called the Doctor and the Doctor said: "Apple Juice, Orange Juice, Gooseberry Pies -- Monkey needs some exercise!" Sleepy little monkeys everywhere will clap, stomp, shake, and cheer -- while chanting this rhythmic, energetic dance song based on a popular playground game. And as they move their heads, hands, hips, and feet -- everyone will be bursting with clapping energy -- and ready to start a new day! With humor, high energy, and Bill Martin Jr's trademark rhythm and rhyme, young readers will learn to name parts of the body. And the book makes a perfect exercise warm-up to start off a busy day of school!


Pdf ebook: Cells

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Summary: Join Ellie, a skin cell who lives on the derrière of a Boston Terrier, as she tells readers all about the amazing cells that make up every living thing on

  • Author : Carolyn Fisher
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 153445182X
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 48
  • Language: English
  • Views: 985
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Description: Join Ellie, a skin cell who lives on the derrière of a Boston Terrier, as she tells readers all about the amazing cells that make up every living thing on Earth. Did you know that every human is the proud owner of 37 trillion cells? (Give or take a few trillion.) They’re the itty-bitty building blocks that stack together to make you, you! Join a smart and silly skin cell named Ellie as she explains what a cell looks like, what a cell does, how cells divide and multiply, and much, much more in this fascinating and funny nonfiction picture book.


Pdf ebook: Truman

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Summary: An NPR Favorite Book of 2019 A New York Times Best Children’s book of 2019 A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019 A School Library Journal Best Pictu

  • Author : Jean Reidy
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 153441665X
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 40
  • Language: English
  • Views: 905
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Description: An NPR Favorite Book of 2019 A New York Times Best Children’s book of 2019 A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019 A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2019 "An enchanting tale of bravery, heroism, and undying devotion." —The New York Times Book Review After his best friend Sarah leaves for her first day of school, a tortoise named Truman goes on an adventure across the living room and learns to be brave in this thoughtful and heartwarming twist on a first experience story. Truman the tortoise lives with his Sarah, high above the taxis and the trash trucks and the number eleven bus, which travels south. He never worries about the world below…until one day, when Sarah straps on a big backpack and does something Truman has never seen before. She boards the bus! Truman waits for her to return. He waits. And waits. And waits. And when he can wait no longer, he knows what he must do. Even if it seems…impossible!


Pdf ebook: The Zoomers' Handbook

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Summary: This is not a handbook for farmers. Farmers look after chickens, cows and pigs. Anyone can do that. This is not a handbook for zookeepers. Zookeepers look

  • Author : Ana de Moraes
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448188016
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 912
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Description: This is not a handbook for farmers. Farmers look after chickens, cows and pigs. Anyone can do that. This is not a handbook for zookeepers. Zookeepers look after monkeys, elephants and lions. That's easy. This is a handbook for zoomers. Zoomers look after very special beasts... Discover the secret of the shiger's stripy wool, the challenges of owning a loyal but gigantic dogephant and the special skills of the super-fast horsodile in this mind-bending, creature-blending debut from husband and wife team Thiago and Ana de Moraes.


Pdf ebook: Artsy Toddler Storytimes

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Summary: For toddlers, every storytime can be a new adventure, while art activities are important for developing impulse control, hand-eye coordination, and fine mo

  • Author : Carol Garnett Hopkins
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • ISBN: 1555707920
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1832
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Description: For toddlers, every storytime can be a new adventure, while art activities are important for developing impulse control, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor dexterity in the hands. Hopkins’ new book fuses them together. Designed for children ages 1 to 3 years old, the book’s 52 storytimes promote pre-reading skills such as print motivation, vocabulary, and narrative skills. Based on themes familiar to children, including bears, bugs, springtime,clothing and hats, flowers and gardens, weather, music, pets, transportation, pirates, and many more, each storytime includes a list of books, action songs or rhymes along with their words, a flannelboard experience, plus instruction for two to three art activities. This complete toddler storytime resource also includes An introduction which discusses the differences between art activities and craft activities, a toddler’s ability in creating art, and why children this age should be exposed to art activities Advice for using different art mediums, such as food, plus important safety considerations Pointers on conducting playful yet educational storytimes Tips for finding inexpensive art materials, with a list of recommended supplies to keep on hand More than 100 drawings, all easy to reproduce and modify Weblinks to “Artsy Helper Sheets,” downloadable supplements complete with phrases, tips, and tricks that inform parents and caregivers about the benefits of doing art activities with toddlers Pick up Hopkins' book and you'll be ready to conduct a storytime within moments!


Pdf ebook: Storytime and Beyond: Having Fun with Early Literacy

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Summary: Join the world of balloons, pancakes, and musical instruments—just a few items that can help to improve early literacy in the library, in the classroom,

  • Author : Kathy Barco,Melanie Borski-Howard
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440858993
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 141
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1267
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Description: Join the world of balloons, pancakes, and musical instruments—just a few items that can help to improve early literacy in the library, in the classroom, and at home. Literacy builders covered range from music and instruments to magnetic letters, alphabet beads, and even food. • Teaches librarians how to use storytimes to build literacy skills in pre-readers of all ages • Outlines all of the steps necessary to carry out pre-literacy storytimes, displays, and outreach activities with photos, examples, and instructions for librarians and families • Offers ideas for using inexpensive "doodads," especially those including letters of the alphabet, to build literacy skills • Details how the musical and nonmusical can add musical elements to storytime to improve literacy • Provides tips for engaging caretakers in storytime so that children may continue learning at home


Pdf ebook: How to Make Friends with a Ghost

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Summary: What do you do when you meet a ghost? One: Provide the ghost with some of its favorite snacks, like mud tarts and earwax truffles. Two: Tell your ghost bed

  • Author : Rebecca Green
  • Publisher: Tundra Books
  • ISBN: 1101919027
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 40
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1906
  • Downloads: 1906
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Description: What do you do when you meet a ghost? One: Provide the ghost with some of its favorite snacks, like mud tarts and earwax truffles. Two: Tell your ghost bedtime stories (ghosts love to be read to). Three: Make sure no one mistakes your ghost for whipped cream or a marshmallow when you aren't looking! If you follow these few simple steps and the rest of the essential tips in How to Make Friends with a Ghost, you'll see how a ghost friend will lovingly grow up and grow old with you. A whimsical story about ghost care, Rebecca Green's debut picture book is a perfect combination of offbeat humor, quirky and sweet illustrations, and the timeless theme of friendship.


Pdf ebook: Ruby Finds a Worry

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Summary: From the creator of Perfectly Norman comes a sensitive and reassuring story about what to do when a worry won't leave you alone. Meet Ruby--a happy, curiou

  • Author : Tom Percival
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1547602384
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1175
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Description: From the creator of Perfectly Norman comes a sensitive and reassuring story about what to do when a worry won't leave you alone. Meet Ruby--a happy, curious, imaginative girl. But one day, she finds something unexpected: a Worry. It's not such a big Worry, at first. But every day, it grows a little bigger . . . And a little bigger . . . Until eventually, the Worry is ENORMOUS and is all she can think about. But when Ruby befriends a young boy, she discovers that everyone has worries, and not only that, there's a great way to get rid of them too . . . This perceptive and poignant story is the perfect springboard for talking to children about emotional intelligence and sharing hidden anxieties. The Big Bright Feelings picture books provide kid-friendly entry points into emotional intelligence topics--from being true to yourself, to worrying, to anger management, to making friends. These topics can be difficult to talk about. But these books act as sensitive and reassuring springboards for conversations about mental and emotional health, positive self-image, building self-confidence, and managing feelings. Read all the books in the Big Bright Feelings series! Perfectly Norman Ruby Finds a Worry Ravi's Roar


Pdf ebook: Storytelling with Data

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Summary: Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effect

  • Author : Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119002265
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 594
  • Downloads: 594
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Description: Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to: Understand the importance of context and audience Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—Storytelling with Data will give you the skills and power to tell it!


Pdf ebook: The International Day of the Girl

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Summary: An introduction to the International Day of the Girl — and why it matters. Celebrated every October 11th, the United Nation’s International Day of the

  • Author : Jessica Dee Humphreys,Rona Ambrose
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 1525305964
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 482
  • Downloads: 482
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Description: An introduction to the International Day of the Girl — and why it matters. Celebrated every October 11th, the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl was created to increase awareness of issues that affect girls — and only girls — and to encourage progress toward gender equality. Nine stories inspired by the real-life experiences of girls from all over the globe bring to light the importance of this day. From gender-based violence to illiteracy, sanitation to child marriage, each story is set in a different country and sensitively describes a situation in which the main character faces an inequity based on her gender and young age. With realistic yet hopeful outcomes for each story, girls are presented as reformers, not victims. Ordinary girls making a powerful difference — these stories will stir the activist in every child!


Pdf ebook: Transforming Preschool Storytime

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Summary: According to recent research, the best way to make new connections in a child’s brain is by building on something already known. A child who loves a book

  • Author : Betsy Diamant-Cohen,Melanie A. Hetrick
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • ISBN: 1555708056
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Views: 804
  • Downloads: 804
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Description: According to recent research, the best way to make new connections in a child’s brain is by building on something already known. A child who loves a book will listen to it repeatedly, maintaining interest. Using a selected book in a number of consecutive preschool storytimes, but presenting it differently each time, can help children learn new skill sets. This book presents a new approach to storytime, one that employs repetition with variety to create an experience which helps children connect and engage with the story on a higher level. Diamant-Cohen, recently awarded the 2013 ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award, and Hetrick offer a year’s worth of activities specifically designed to address multiple intelligences through a repetition-based process. Incorporating recent theories on developmental learning, this book includes Scripts for 8 different books, with enough activities to repeat each one for six weeks, along with lists of optional alternative books Planning aids such as outlines of storytime sessions, a fill-in-the-blanks planning sheet, questions for evaluation, and tips for enhanced storytimes using props and crafts Detailed but straightforward explanations of theory and research that will help readers communicate effectively with parents, caregivers, and other stakeholders From setup to execution, here’s everything you need to create and implement a successful, elevated storytime.


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: 692
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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: When the Snow Is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall

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Summary: When the Snow Is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall is a charming rhyming picture book celebrating the fun of snow and the coziness of winter. Find a frosty win

  • Author : Jean Reidy
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • ISBN: 125076226X
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1592
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Description: When the Snow Is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall is a charming rhyming picture book celebrating the fun of snow and the coziness of winter. Find a frosty window./ Watch the flakes fall./ Look! The snow is deeper than my toes are tall. With young, rhyming verse and bright illustrations, Jean Reidy and Joey Chou captures the joy and excitement of a big snowfall. As the snow climbs over a boy's toes, ankles, shins, and boots, there's more and more fun to be had—snowmen, sledding, snow angels, and, finally, a cup of hot cocoa by a warm fire.


Pdf ebook: Earth Day Every Day

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Summary: On Earth Day, we find ways to help the Earth. Trina plants trees with her class. She forms an Earth Day club with her friends. What can you do to make ever

  • Author : Lisa Bullard
  • Publisher: Millbrook Press ™
  • ISBN: 1541504828
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 24
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1902
  • Downloads: 1902
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Description: On Earth Day, we find ways to help the Earth. Trina plants trees with her class. She forms an Earth Day club with her friends. What can you do to make every day Earth Day? Do your part to be a planet protector! Discover how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more with Tyler and Trina in the Planet Protectors series, part of the Cloverleaf BooksTM collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!


Pdf ebook: Fergal is Fuming!

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Summary: Shortlisted for the 2018 Waterstones Childrens Book Prize. A dragon with a short temper is not a good combination, as Fergal's family and friends soon find

  • Author : Robert Starling
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448188806
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1575
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Description: Shortlisted for the 2018 Waterstones Childrens Book Prize. A dragon with a short temper is not a good combination, as Fergal's family and friends soon find out. He burns the dinner (literally), reduces the football goal to ashes and absolutely cannot play a nice, quiet board game. It is only when he starts to notice other animals have clever tricks to calm down that Fergal begins to win back his friends, especially when he discovers dragons can cool off in a very handy way.


Pdf ebook: Story Time Success

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Summary: Story time is a popular activity in public libraries. Unfortunately, many librarians (and not just children’s librarians) are thrust into the role of pro

  • Author : Katie Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442263881
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 186
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1125
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Description: Story time is a popular activity in public libraries. Unfortunately, many librarians (and not just children’s librarians) are thrust into the role of providing this service have not taken a course or had the necessary experience of performing story times. Story times are so popular that they are now offered to children of many ages, not just to preschoolers. This book will help librarians who have never done story time to learn to promote, plan, and perform story times, and will be useful to experienced librarians to build on their story time repertoires. Because story times are essential components of library service to children and in such demand, in many libraries, even librarians who have never done story time before are being asked to step into that role. Story Time Success: A Practical Guide for Librarians is comprehensive handbook which can help any librarian learn to promote, plan, and perform story times even with no prior training or experience. Key elements include: Customizable planning templates Hints for choosing appropriate books and other materials Suggestions for overcoming performance anxiety Troubleshooting for common story time problems and pitfalls Evaluation rubrics for performers and supervisors Veterans and beginners alike will find many useful pointers for establishing and improving their story time skills and repertoires.


Pdf ebook: Library Programs and Services: The Fundamentals, 8th Edition

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Summary: Covering every essential topic ranging from circulation and literacy instruction to reference and security, this benchmark text provides an up-to-date, bro

  • Author : G. Edward Evans,Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro,Holland Christie,Carol Sinwell
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1610696387
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 496
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1765
  • Downloads: 1765
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Description: Covering every essential topic ranging from circulation and literacy instruction to reference and security, this benchmark text provides an up-to-date, broadly based view of library public service and its functions. • Covers all essential services of the library through completely reorganized and updated content that reflects the role of changing technologies in today's libraries • Presents many new chapters that address the topics of print collections, media collections, e-resources, computer access, social media, legal issues, ethical issues, funding and other fiscal issues, and the library as place


Pdf ebook: Transforming Preschool Storytime

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Summary: According to recent research, the best way to make new connections in a child’s brain is by building on something already known. A child who loves a book

  • Author : Betsy Diamant-Cohen,Melanie A. Hetrick
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • ISBN: 1555708056
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1595
  • Downloads: 1595
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Description: According to recent research, the best way to make new connections in a child’s brain is by building on something already known. A child who loves a book will listen to it repeatedly, maintaining interest. Using a selected book in a number of consecutive preschool storytimes, but presenting it differently each time, can help children learn new skill sets. This book presents a new approach to storytime, one that employs repetition with variety to create an experience which helps children connect and engage with the story on a higher level. Diamant-Cohen, recently awarded the 2013 ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award, and Hetrick offer a year’s worth of activities specifically designed to address multiple intelligences through a repetition-based process. Incorporating recent theories on developmental learning, this book includes Scripts for 8 different books, with enough activities to repeat each one for six weeks, along with lists of optional alternative books Planning aids such as outlines of storytime sessions, a fill-in-the-blanks planning sheet, questions for evaluation, and tips for enhanced storytimes using props and crafts Detailed but straightforward explanations of theory and research that will help readers communicate effectively with parents, caregivers, and other stakeholders From setup to execution, here’s everything you need to create and implement a successful, elevated storytime.


Pdf ebook: Everyday HR

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Summary: Munde clears the air in her new handbook, providing basic explanations and rationales for the most common and practical applications of HR management in co

  • Author : Gail Munde
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • ISBN: 1555708188
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 202
  • Language: English
  • Views: 536
  • Downloads: 536
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Description: Munde clears the air in her new handbook, providing basic explanations and rationales for the most common and practical applications of HR management in colleges, universities and academic libraries.


Pdf ebook: Six Skills by Age Six: Launching Early Literacy at the Library

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Summary: This one-stop guide to nurturing six core early literacy skills at your library also offers practical tips for sharing these skills with parents, teachers,

  • Author : Anna Foote,Bradley Debrick
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1610699009
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 228
  • Language: English
  • Views: 340
  • Downloads: 340
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Description: This one-stop guide to nurturing six core early literacy skills at your library also offers practical tips for sharing these skills with parents, teachers, and other caregivers so they can institute them in playgroups, in school, or at home. • Guides you in launching an early literacy program no matter the size of your library or budget • Simplifies the implementation of early literacy initiatives in your library • Helps you to educate parents and childcare providers on the importance of fostering literacy skills in young children • Suggest methods you can employ to involve parents in developing early literacy skills


Pdf ebook: Wolfie the Bunny

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Summary: Families of all kinds will delight in this sweet tale of new babies, sibling rivalry, bravery, unconditional love...and veggies! The Bunny family has adopt

  • Author : Ame Dyckman
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0316381780
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 40
  • Language: English
  • Views: 798
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Description: Families of all kinds will delight in this sweet tale of new babies, sibling rivalry, bravery, unconditional love...and veggies! The Bunny family has adopted a wolf son, and daughter Dot is the only one who realizes Wolfie can--and might--eat them all up! Dot tries to get through to her parents, but they are too smitten to listen. A new brother takes getting used to, and when (in a twist of fate) it's Wolfie who's threatened, can Dot save the day?


Pdf ebook: Handbook on Interactive Storytelling

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Summary: Discover the latest research on crafting compelling narratives in interactive entertainment Electronic games are no longer considered “mere fluff” alon

  • Author : Jouni Smed,Tomi 'bgt' Suovuo,Natasha Skult,Petter Skult
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119688175
  • Genre: Computers
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Views: 578
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Description: Discover the latest research on crafting compelling narratives in interactive entertainment Electronic games are no longer considered “mere fluff” alongside the “real” forms of entertainment, like film, music, and television. Instead, many games have evolved into an art form in their own right, including carefully constructed stories and engaging narratives enjoyed by millions of people around the world. In Handbook on Interactive Storytelling, readers will find a comprehensive discussion of the latest research covering the creation of interactive narratives that allow users to experience a dramatically compelling story that responds directly to their actions and choices. Systematically organized, with extensive bibliographies and academic exercises included in each chapter, the book offers readers new perspectives on existing research and fresh avenues ripe for further study. In-depth case studies explore the challenges involved in crafting a narrative that comprises one of the main features of the gaming experience, regardless of the technical aspects of a game’s production. Readers will also enjoy: A thorough introduction to interactive storytelling, including discussions of narrative, plot, story, interaction, and a history of the phenomenon, from improvisational theory to role-playing games A rigorous discussion of the background of storytelling, from Aristotle’s Poetics to Joseph Campbell and the hero’s journey Compelling explorations of different perspectives in the interactive storytelling space, including different platforms, designers, and interactors, as well as an explanation of storyworlds Perfect for game designers, game developers, game and narrative researchers and academics, and undergraduate and graduate students studying storytelling, game design, gamification, and multimedia systems, Handbook on Interactive Storytelling is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the deployment of compelling narratives in an interactive context.


Pdf ebook: Handbook of Research on Library Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Summary: Since the spread of COVID-19, conferences have been canceled, schools have closed, and libraries around the world are facing difficult decisions on which s

  • Author : Holland, Barbara
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1799864510
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 537
  • Language: English
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Description: Since the spread of COVID-19, conferences have been canceled, schools have closed, and libraries around the world are facing difficult decisions on which services to offer and how, ranging from minimal restrictions to full closures. Depending on the country, state, or city, a government may have a different approach, sometimes ordering the closure of all institutions, others indicating that it’s business as usual, and others simply leaving decisions up to library directors. All libraries worldwide have been affected, from university libraries to public library systems and national libraries. Throughout these closures, libraries continue to provide services to their communities, which has led to an emerging area of research on library services, new emerging technologies, and the advancements made to libraries during this global health crisis. The Handbook of Research on Library Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic consists of chapters that contain essential library services and emerging research and technology that evolved and/or has continued during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the challenges and opportunities that have been undertaken as a result. The chapters provide in-depth research, surveys, and information on areas such as remote working, machine learning, data management, and the role of information during COVID-19. This book is a valuable reference tool for practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students who are interested in the current state of libraries during a pandemic and the future outlook.


Pdf ebook: Handbook of Creative Writing

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  • Author : Steven Earnshaw
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748629416
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 496
  • Language: English
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Description: An extensive, practical and inspirational resource, this three-in-one volume is aimed at students and practitioners of creative writing at all levels.In 48 distinctive chapters the Handbook:*examines the critical theories behind the practice of creative writing (Part 1). *explains the basics of how to write a novel, script or poetry (Part 2). *explores how to deal with the practicalities and problems of becoming a writer (Part 3). As well as the main creative writing activities, chapters cover other practices, from translation to starting a small magazine and from memoir writing to writing for children. Contributors are all experts in their fields: poets, novelists, dramatists, agents, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and academics. Anyone with an interest in creative writing will find this book invaluable in developing their own creative writing projects and as a way into new areas of writing activity. Key Features*The only book to combine the theory and practice of writing with detailed advice on the business of writing and living as a writer*Combines breadth and depth with original thinking on creativity and evaluation of creative work*Shows ways of approaching the task of writing and how to improve one's work*Presents material which is hard to find elsewhere, e.g. writing for teenagers; writing humorous fiction; finding a film agent


Pdf ebook: Handbook for Biblical Interpretation

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Summary: This handbook provides a comprehensive guide to methods, terms, and concepts used by biblical interpreters. It offers students and non-specialists an acces

  • Author : W. Randolph Tate
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • ISBN: 1441240365
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 544
  • Language: English
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Description: This handbook provides a comprehensive guide to methods, terms, and concepts used by biblical interpreters. It offers students and non-specialists an accessible resource for understanding the complex vocabulary that accompanies serious biblical studies. Articles, arranged alphabetically, explain terminology associated with reading the Bible as literature, clarify the various methods Bible scholars use to study biblical texts, and illuminate how different interpretive approaches can contribute to our understanding. Article references and topical bibliographies point readers to resources for further study. This handbook, now updated and revised to be even more useful for students, was previously published as Interpreting the Bible: A Handbook of Terms and Methods. It is a suitable complement to any standard hermeneutics textbook.


Pdf ebook: The Stay-at-Home Dad Handbook

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Summary: A comprehensive handbook designed for and by a stay-at-home dad that addresses many of the issues that fathers face when they become primary caregivers.

  • Author : Peter Baylies,Jessica Toonkel
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN: 1569764956
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: A comprehensive handbook designed for and by a stay-at-home dad that addresses many of the issues that fathers face when they become primary caregivers.


Pdf ebook: Crash Course in Storytime Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

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Summary: This manual is a "one-stop shop" on how to present storytimes to suit different audiences including bilingual learners, special needs children, and those i

  • Author : Penny Peck
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1610697847
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 225
  • Language: English
  • Views: 459
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Description: This manual is a "one-stop shop" on how to present storytimes to suit different audiences including bilingual learners, special needs children, and those in a variety of settings such as Head Start, preschools, and day care situations. • Features strategies for using sign language and adapting storytime for special needs children • Includes ideas for expanding storytimes using hands-on learning, crafts, toys, and play


Pdf ebook: Handbook of Reading Research, Volume III

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Summary: In Volume III, as in Volumes I and II, the classic topics of reading are included--from vocabulary and comprehension to reading instruction in the classroo

  • Author : Michael L. Kamil,Peter B. Mosenthal,P. David Pearson,Rebecca Barr
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351779583
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 1024
  • Language: English
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Description: In Volume III, as in Volumes I and II, the classic topics of reading are included--from vocabulary and comprehension to reading instruction in the classroom--and, in addition, each contributor was asked to include a brief history that chronicles the legacies within each of the volume's many topics. However, on the whole, Volume III is not about tradition. Rather, it explores the verges of reading research between the time Volume II was published in 1991 and the research conducted after this date. The editors identified two broad themes as representing the myriad of verges that have emerged since Volumes I and II were published: (1) broadening the definition of reading, and (2) broadening the reading research program. The particulars of these new themes and topics are addressed.


Pdf ebook: Storytelling

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  • Author : Josepha Sherman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317459385
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 910
  • Language: English
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Description: Storytelling is an ancient practice known in all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types transcend individual cultures - elements and names change, but the stories are remarkably similar with each rendition, highlighting the values and concerns of the host culture. Examining the stories and the oral traditions associated with different cultures offers a unique view of practices and traditions."Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore" brings past and present cultures of the world to life through their stories, oral traditions, and performance styles. It combines folklore and mythology, traditional arts, history, literature, and festivals to present an overview of world cultures through their liveliest and most fascinating mode of expression. This appealing resource includes specific storytelling techniques as well as retellings of stories from various cultures and traditions.


Pdf ebook: Godly Mothers' and Grandmothers' Bible Storytime for Kids!

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Summary: We love to give gifts to our children, and if you are a grandparent, then you know how delighted it makes you feel. But the greatest and most lasting gift

  • Author : Gerard Assey
  • Publisher: Gerard Assey
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  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: We love to give gifts to our children, and if you are a grandparent, then you know how delighted it makes you feel. But the greatest and most lasting gift we can give to them is to be an example of Godliness by aligning faith into this future bloodline or legacy. The material things we leave our children are temporary; however, our legacy of imprinting His Word into their hearts and being the right Godly examples can make a significant impact on them for a lifetime and the generations that follow- And this is the greatest blessings and joy that will come as we see this come to pass in their lives. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that the church is the key or has the responsibility to pass on faith to the next generation. In fact on the contrary, it makes it very clear that parents and grandparents are the principal conduit, to train and instruct their children about God and His love for them. God’s instruction manual on bringing up children is very clear in Deuteronomy 6:5-7. According to God’s word, God wants parents and grandparents to focus on passing on a godly legacy to the future generations. So this book titled: 'Godly Mothers' and Grandmothers’ Bible Storytime for Kids' will help achieve this objective of leaving a part of the legacy that you are passing on through these precious kids to help build a faith line of future generations. “Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children”-Proverbs 17.6


Pdf ebook: Librarians as Community Partners

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Summary: Including 66 focused snapshots of outreach in action, this resource reflects the creative solutions of librarians searching for new and innovative ways to

  • Author : Carol Smallwood
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • ISBN: 0838990037
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 204
  • Language: English
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Description: Including 66 focused snapshots of outreach in action, this resource reflects the creative solutions of librarians searching for new and innovative ways to build programs that meet customer needs while expanding the library’s scope into the community.


Pdf ebook: Storytime

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Summary: Presents a comprehensive, theoretically grounded model of children’s understanding of picture storybooks—the first to focus specifically on young child

  • Author : Lawrence R. Sipe
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807775932
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 305
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1999
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Description: Presents a comprehensive, theoretically grounded model of children’s understanding of picture storybooks—the first to focus specifically on young children. Relevant to contemporary young children from a wide variety of ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, this dynamic volume includes a wealth of examples of children’s responses to literature and how teachers scaffold their interpretation of stories. “The highest recommendation I can make is that I learned so much. . . . You will too!” —From the Foreword by P. David Pearson, University of California, Berkeley “The single most important book on this topic since Applebee’s The Child’s Concept of Story . . . it is also a pleasure to read.” —Lee Galda, University of Minnesota “Sipe provides a comprehensive theory of literary understanding specific to contemporary young children’s interactions with picture books. Storytime is grounded in well-documented research, an in-depth knowledge of literary theory, and enlivened by insightful commentary.” —Glenna Sloan, Professor Emerita, Queens College of the City University of New York “As a working illustrator who spends most days drawing or painting or dreaming about children's picturebooks, I sometimes wonder, ‘Is there really any point to all of this?’ In this book, Larry Sipe shows me clearly, wittily, and thoroughly that there is.” —Chris Raschka, Caldecott Medal–winning children's book author and illustrator “Those of us who work with children, picturebooks, and teachers could have no more insightful guide to their interactions than Larry Sipe himself.” —Nancy L. Roser, University of Texas, Austin


Pdf ebook: Serving Teen Parents: From Literacy to Life Skills

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Summary: A comprehensive guide to working with teen parents and their children that provides practical program ideas for successful school and public library progra

  • Author : Ellin Klor,Sarah Nordhausen
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598846949
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 200
  • Language: English
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Description: A comprehensive guide to working with teen parents and their children that provides practical program ideas for successful school and public library program development, implementation, and evaluation. • Storytime outlines, craft ideas, surveys, and questionnaires for use with teen parents • Ready-to-use flannel board story patterns • A contribution from Maryann Mori, a nationally recognized expert on presenting "Every Child Ready to Read" workshops to teen parents • Extensive bibliographies and lists, including recommended books to read aloud, recorded music, fingerplays, and resources—both books and websites—for teen parent program development


Pdf ebook: Serving Grandfamilies in Libraries

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Summary: In Serving Grandfamilies in Libraries: A Handbook and Programming Guide, Sarah Gough, Pat Feehan, and Denise Lyons have taken everything learned from their

  • Author : Sarah Gough,Pat Feehan,Denise Lyons
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 0810887649
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 162
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1171
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Description: In Serving Grandfamilies in Libraries: A Handbook and Programming Guide, Sarah Gough, Pat Feehan, and Denise Lyons have taken everything learned from their research on developing GrandFamily Resource Collections and leading grandfamily programming in several states and put it in this easy to use guide. They share the successes and failures of existing programs so other librarians can hit the ground running rather than trudge through a time-consuming and costly period of trial-and-error. With this practical and comprehensive guide, your library will be ready to jumpstart or easily expand a stellar program for the grandfamilies in your community.


Pdf ebook: Guides to Collection Development for Children and Young Adults

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Summary: Offers 600 entries for bibliographies

  • Author : John Thomas Gillespie,Ralph J. Folcarelli
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN: 9781563085321
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 191
  • Language: English
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Description: Offers 600 entries for bibliographies


Pdf ebook: Handbook of Research on Children's and Young Adult Literature

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Summary: This landmark volume is the first to bring together leading scholarship on children’s and young adult literature from three intersecting disciplines: Edu

  • Author : Shelby Wolf,Karen Coats,Patricia A. Enciso,Christine Jenkins
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136913564
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 568
  • Language: English
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Description: This landmark volume is the first to bring together leading scholarship on children’s and young adult literature from three intersecting disciplines: Education, English, and Library and Information Science. Distinguished by its multidisciplinary approach, it describes and analyzes the different aspects of literary reading, texts, and contexts to illuminate how the book is transformed within and across different academic figurations of reading and interpreting children’s literature. Part one considers perspectives on readers and reading literature in home, school, library, and community settings. Part two introduces analytic frames for studying young adult novels, picturebooks, indigenous literature, graphic novels, and other genres. Chapters include commentary on literary experiences and creative production from renowned authors and illustrators. Part three focuses on the social contexts of literary study, with chapters on censorship, awards, marketing, and literary museums. The singular contribution of this Handbook is to lay the groundwork for colleagues across disciplines to redraw the map of their separately figured worlds, thus to enlarge the scope of scholarship and dialogue as well as push ahead into uncharted territory.


Pdf ebook: The Routledge Handbook of Sign Language Pedagogy

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Summary: The Routledge Handbook of Sign Language Pedagogy is the first reference of its kind, presenting contributions from leading experts in the field of sign lan

  • Author : Russell S. Rosen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315406802
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
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Description: The Routledge Handbook of Sign Language Pedagogy is the first reference of its kind, presenting contributions from leading experts in the field of sign language pedagogy. The Handbook fills a significant gap in the growing field of sign language pedagogy, compiling all essential aspects of current trends and empirical research in teaching, curricular design, and assessment in one volume. Each chapter includes historical perspectives, core issues, research approaches, key findings, pedagogical implications, future research direction, and additional references. The Routledge Handbook of Sign Language Pedagogy is an essential reference for sign language teachers, practitioners, and researchers in applied sign linguistics and first, second, and additional language learning.