The Adventures of Mali & Keela

A Virtues Book for Children
Author: Jonathan Collins,Janice Healey,Jenny Cooper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781932181524
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
View: 1218
Mali and Keela embark on adventures in the South Seas that teach virtues including charity, determination, and trust.

Building Character with True Stories from Nature

Author: Barbara A. Lewis
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575426501
Category: Education
Page: 176
View: 8556
This flexible resource combines character education with analogies to powerful stories from nature. The heart of each of the book’s 25 lessons is an engaging story, written to kids, describing a particular animal or plant and its distinctive qualities. Busy classroom teachers will like this book’s accessibility and flexibility. Kids can read a story individually or in groups, or follow along as the teacher reads it aloud. Accompanying each story, teachers will find several activities—most of them quick, easy, and requiring few supplies—that further investigate animals or plants and the connections between their qualities and human behaviors. Every lesson examines several main character traits, providing starting points and sample questions for discussing and exploring analogies between events in nature and human acts of character. Features include a chart cross-referencing lessons to specific character traits and a list of further resources. Digital content contains more than 75 reproducible forms, a complete bonus lesson, and a color photograph of each animal and plant.

If You Lived Here

Houses of the World
Author: Giles Laroche
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547238924
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 8222
Features intricately detailed, bas-relief collage spreads of dwellings in other world regions and historical times to explain how different people live and have lived--from a village house in South Africa that tells the story of its family to a floating green house in the Netherlands. 20,000 first printing.

Raising Children with Virtues

Author: Annelies Wiersma
Publisher: Act on Virtues
ISBN: 9789081223867
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 184
View: 2201
You get a child, and all of a sudden you're a parent. But how do you bring it up? Annelies Wiersma discovered Linda Kavelin-Popov's books with their 52 inspiring virtues such as courage, enthusiasm and responsibility. She is a Virtues ProjectTM Master Facilitator and gives courses based on Linda Kavelin-Popov's educative methods. In this cheerful book with its comic-strip drawings she brings the theory to life with examples from her courses. And tells us in a touching, funny and intimate way about the practice she knows best: raising her own son. Linda Kavelin Popov says in the foreword: What do all parents want for their children? For them to be happy and for them to be good. The two are deeply connected, because a good character leads to a positive destiny. Every parent also needs tools to bring out the best in each child - to awaken their kindness, respect, flexibility, compassion, and even their joy. Annelies Wiersma offers the honest, open perspective of a mother applying the tools and strategies of The Virtues Project and my book, The Family Virtues Guide to make them deeply useful and totally accessible in everyday life. I heartily recommend that all parents read her book and enjoy her insights, her humour, and her practical wisdom.

Early Elementary Science Education

Author: Shannon Jordan
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781478794660
Category: Education
Page: 186
View: 5373
Take the fear and confusion out of teaching science! Engaging with a child as they discover the natural world-and the science behind the way it works-is one of the greatest joys of teaching. Now you can develop your child's scientific understanding with Early Elementary Science Education, a fun, discovery-based curriculum that will help kids develop scientific thinking as they build a fundamental understanding of life, earth, and the physical sciences. Early Elementary Science Education distills the wisdom from the acclaimed first volume of Dr. Bernard Nebel's Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding into guided lessons to make science exciting and enjoyable-for both parents and children-even in the busiest of weeks!

Heroes of the Environment

True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet
Author: Harriet Rohmer
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811879712
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 110
View: 4284
This inspiring book presents the true stories of 12 people from across North America who have done great things for the environment. Heroes include a teenage girl who figured out how to remove an industrial pollutant from the Ohio River, a Mexican superstar wrestler who works to protect turtles and whales, and a teenage boy from Rhode Island who helped his community and his state develop effective e-waste recycling programs. Plenty of photographs and illustrations bring each compelling story vividly to life.

Cricket in the Thicket

Poems about Bugs
Author: Carol Murray
Publisher: Henry Holt Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 0805098186
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
View: 2365
"Poetry about cool insects with accompanying fascinating facts"--

Vincent's Starry Night and Other Stories

A Children's History of Art
Author: Michael Bird,Kate Evans
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781780676142
Page: 336
View: 6656
An enthralling journey through 40,000 years of art, from prehistoric cave paintings right up to the present day. Discover artists and their art around the world, in exciting and imaginative tales about artists and the way they created their work. Written by educator and art historian Michael Bird, and illustrated by Kate Evans, the book also features reproductions of the famous artworks discussed, a comprehensive timeline of events, and extra feature spreads on places connected with art. This is a beautiful and engaging introduction to art for any home or school library.

The Geography of the Imagination

Forty Essays
Author: Guy Davenport
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 9781567920802
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 384
View: 3926
"There is no way to prepare yourself for reading Guy Davenport. You stand in awe before his knowledge of the archaic and his knowledge of the modern. Even more, you stand in awe of the connections he can make between the archaic and the modern; he makes the remote familiar and the familiar fundamental."? Los Angeles Times Book Review"As a critic, Davenport shines as an intrepid appreciator, an ideal teacher. By preference, he likes to walk the reader through a painting or a poem, teasing out the meaning of odd details, making connections with history and other works of art. His must-have essay collections, The Geography of the Imagination and Every Force Evolves a Form, display his range: With a rainwater clarity, he can write about the naturalist Louis Agassiz or ancient poetry and thought?He can account for the importance of prehistoric cave art to early modernism or outline the achievements of Joyce and Pound. He can make you yearn to read or look again at neglected masters like the poets Charles Olsen and Louis Zukofsky and the painters Balthus and Charles Burchfield. He can send you out eagerly searching for C. M. Doughty's six-volume epic poem, The Dawn in Britain, and for the works of Ronald Johnson, Jonathan Williams and Paul Metcalf. In all this, his method is nothing other than the deep attentiveness engenderd by love: that and a firm faith in simply knowing things. He conveys, to adopt his own words about painter Paul Cadmus, 'a perfect balance of spirit and information."? Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World

Hanna, Homeschooler

Author: Suki Wessling
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780966145274
Page: 134
View: 5831
Living in a new town, young homeschooler Hanna struggles to adjust to her new home and make friends.

The Virtues Project Educator's Guide

Simple Ways to Create a Culture of Character
Author: Linda Kavelin Popov
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781880396841
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 208
View: 3428
The Virtues Project: An Educator's Guide (K-12) is an excellent guide to empower children to lift each other up instead of putting each other down. It contains virtues honored by all cultures and traditions as the best within us and is honored by the United Nations as a model program for children of all cultures. This practical guide, containing 52 virtues, was designed to develop respect, compassion, commitment, and cooperation, (and more ) in children grades K-12. The book offers proven methods for counselors, teachers, caregivers, and youth leaders to create a culture of character in a classroom, school, or a club. This educator's guide gives academic leaders and other caregivers of children a way to empower children to make moral choices, deal with grief and loss, and resolve problems using their own inner strength. The book includes restorative justice techniques that are easy for teachers at all grade levels to use.

The Family Virtues Guide

Simple Ways to Bring Out the Best in Our Children and Ourselves
Author: Linda Kavelin Popov,Dan Popov,John Kavelin
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN: 9780452278103
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 319
View: 9821
Provides advice on teaching children respect, honesty, responsibility, compassion, and faith

Katie and the Waterlily Pond

A Magical Journey Through Five Monet Masterpieces
Author: James Mayhew
Publisher: Orchard Books
ISBN: 9781408304648
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 8298
Katie wants to win the Monet art competition at the gallery, and enters into five popular Monet masterpieces to help determine the best way to capture his style.

Children's Book of Virtues

Author: William J. Bennett,Michael Hague
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068481353X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 111
View: 7300
A collection of stories and poems presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith.

Katie and the Starry Night

Author: James Mayhew
Publisher: Franklin Watts
ISBN: 9781408332436
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 2545
A perfect introduction for children to Van Gogh, showcasing five of his masterpiecesThe stars in Vincent van Gogh's painting are so beautiful that Katie can't resist reaching in and taking one. But what will she do when all the other stars come tumbling out of the painting, too? Will Katie be able to catch the stars before the gallery guard notices they've floated away? This picture book features The Starry Night, Noon, Vincent's Chair, Fishing Boats on the Beach, and The Olive Grove.


Author: L. Casey
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781507553190
Page: 148
View: 1738
** SLATER BROTHERS, #2.5 ** Keela Daley is stressed out with nightmares and memories from her past, they are haunting her. She has no time to dwell on them as she is moving out of her dog box sized apartment and into her first house with her fiance. Moving house is a dreaded task, and Keela would love nothing more than for things to go quietly and smoothly, but when you're engaged to a Slater brother, nothing goes quietly or smoothly. Nothing. Alec Slater loves his woman. He also loves playing games and surprising her. Picking moving day to do both, turns out to be a failure of epic proportions. Alec wants to make it up to Keela for his mistakes, but as the day goes on, and things go from bad to worse, he doesn't know if living with him is something she wants anymore. What started out as a simple day of packing and moving house turns into the day from Hell. Unwanted house guests. Business propositions. Alcohol. Pregnancy tests. Panic attacks. Fighting. Arguing. Sex, and everything else that is crazy and represents the name Slater. Keela has a choice to make, and not one she will make lightly. Keela adores Alec, and what Keela adores, Keela cherishes."

A Pace of Grace

The Virtues of a Sustainable Life
Author: Linda Kavelin Popov
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780452285439
Category: Self-Help
Page: 341
View: 3415
The author of The Family Virtues Guide introduces a four-part program designed to help readers purify their lives, pace themselves, practice presence, and plan a sustainable life, presenting simple ways to rediscover the essential elements and recapture the joy of life. Original.

Mapping Penny's World

Author: Loreen Leedy
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805072624
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 5998
After learning about maps in school, Lisa maps all the favorite places of her dog Penny.

Everyday Miracles

True Stories That Could Change Your Life
Author: Jonathan Collins
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781843330226
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 234
View: 4146
Poignant, deeply personal, and inspirational, these stories show how people deal with life’s challenges, from the loss of a child to unexpected love to chronic illness. Each tale focuses on a simple truth, such as courage, patience, healing, and humor. “There is fundamental wisdom in these perceptive stories. They inspire courage in dealing with the mysteries of life.”—Deepak Chopra.