The Children's Book of Heroes


Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780684834450
Category: Fiction
Page: 112
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William Bennett and Michael Hague, the team that brought us the national bestseller The Children's Book of Virtues, have once again collaborated to create The Children's Book of Heroes, a beautifully illustrated celebration of heroic deeds, both real and fictional, that will delight and inspire millions of young children and their parents. "We all need a hero or two to help us stand fast and think right," says William J. Bennett, author of The Book of Virtues, the #1 bestseller that millions of American families turn to for moral inspiration. With excerpts chosen for young children, this new treasury presents splendid tales of the valor and indomitable spirit that are a lasting testament to our cherished values. Jackie Robinson stands fast on the playing field -- and his strength of character inspires a nation. David slays Goliath -- and his faith and bravery give hope to underdogs everywhere. A little boy goes in search of an angel -- and finds one who guards him day and night: his own mother. From Abraham Lincoln and Mother Teresa to warriors on the battlefield, real moms and dads, and even young girls and boys, here are worthy and heroic figures all kids can look up to and emulate. The Children's Book of Heroes is a celebration of the endurance, sacrifice, courage, and compassion that characterize truly heroic deeds.

The Children's Book of America


Author: William J. Bennett,Michael Hague
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684849305
Category: Fiction
Page: 112
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Presents stories of significant events and people in American history, patriotic songs, and American folk tales and poems.

The Children's Treasury of Virtues


Author: William John Bennett,Michael Hague
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743211367
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 333
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A timeless celebration of the virtues of courage, perseverance, responsibility, faith, honesty, and compassion, this beautifully illustrated single volume combines the wisdom of Bennett's three bestselling children's classics. 375 watercolor illustrations throughout.

Children of Heroes


Author: Lyonel Trouillot
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803294592
Category: Fiction
Page: 161
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In this sad tale from Haitian novelist Trouillot, siblings Colin and Marila, slum children of Port-au-Prince, live in fear of their violent father, Corazn-until the day they beat him to death to protect their mother, Josephine. In short chapters, each one long paragraph in length, Trouillot channels the desperate and sometimes disconnected, floating feelings of young, needy Colin as he and Marila, the elder at 16, flee the scene of the crime.

The Living Church


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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Real Life Heroes

A Life Storybook for Children
Author: Richard Kagan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135424624
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 120
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Help children overcome the pain of trauma and develop a healthy sense of self! Real Life Heroes: A Life Storybook for Children helps traumatized children move from painful or fractured memories to a more positive perspective, not by denying hardships, but by drawing strength from the supportive people in their lives. This innovative workbook uses a creative arts approach that encourages children to work with caring adults to develop autobiographies through a wide range of activities, including drawings, music, movies, and narrative. The results foster positive values and a sense of pride in children as they form a stronger bond with caring and committed adults as protection against the adversity and stressors that exist in everyday life. This unique book is designed to be used in tandem with Rebuilding Attachments with Traumatized Children: Healing from Losses, Violence, Abuse, and Neglect (Haworth), a guide to attachment and trauma therapy from the same author. Real Life Heroes: A Life Storybook for Children is a therapeutic resource that helps children overcome the difficulties they may face, including divorce, separation, placement, learning problems, serious illness, and hospitalization. The workbook highlights and preserves for children the moments in their lives when “important” people—family, friends, and community—showed kindness, caring, understanding, and courage, giving the child a sense of value that can inspire the transformation from victim to hero. The life storybook is especially useful for work with children in foster and adoptive families and group care programs. Real Life Heroes is divided into eight chapters: “A Little About Me” helps children recognize and express feelings (affect management) and introduces the child to the book’s format “Heroes and Heroines” invites the child to draw, act out, and write a brief story of someone in his or her life who has acted like a hero “People in My Life” helps a child recall memories of adults who provided care “Good Times” helps a child remember strengths, skills, and supportive relationships that helped him or her “Looking Back” encourages a child to chronicle his or her moves between different locations and homes “Making Things Better” helps a child build self-soothing skills with imagery and magic “Through the Tough Times” helps a child process difficult memories utilizing skills, support from caring adults, and cognitive processing techniques “Into the Future” helps a child to develop a successful self-image for the future Real Life Heroes: A Life Storybook for Children is a rich resource for counselors, psychotherapists, teachers, parents, adoptive parents, foster parents, grandparents, and mentors who are working to help troubled children to overcome traumas and to rebuild hope and a positive identity.

Bis an die Grenze

Roman
Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462316028
Category: Fiction
Page: 492
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Eine Mutter auf der Flucht – ein Roadtrip ans Ende der Zivilisation »Bis an die Grenze« ist ein berührender, warmherziger Roman, in dessen Zentrum Josie steht, eine alleinerziehende Mutter, die mitsamt ihren beiden Kindern aus den Zwängen ihres Vorstadtlebens flieht und sich in der Wildnis Alaskas neu zu finden sucht. Dave Eggers Porträt einer Frau, die hin- und hergerissen ist zwischen dem Wunsch nach Konformität und nach Freiheit, ist hochkomisch, wahrhaftig und ungemein aktuell. Josie, eine Zahnärztin, die ihre Praxis hat schließen müssen, bekommt Panik, als ihr Exmann darum bittet, die gemeinsamen Kinder seiner neuen Verlobten vorstellen zu dürfen. Sie packt die Kinder und flieht mit ihnen an den entlegensten Ort, der für sie ohne Pass erreichbar ist: Alaska. Die Reise in dem angemieteten, abgetakelten Wohnmobil durch die Wildnis rüttelt die Familie durcheinander. Der achtjährige Paul übernimmt die fürsorgliche Vaterrolle in der Familie, während die fünfjährige Ana Chaos und Zerstörung magisch anzieht. Was sich zunächst wie ein Abenteuerurlaub am Ende der Welt anfühlt, wird schnell zur verzweifelten Flucht, nicht zuletzt vor einem Lauffeuer, das in der Region ausgebrochen ist. Doch nicht nur das Feuer scheint Josie auf den Fersen zu sein, sie kämpft auch gegen die imaginären sowie realen Geister ihrer Vergangenheit und muss dafür bis an ihre Grenze gehen.

Ballettschuhe


Author: Noel Streatfeild
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 3646920157
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 272
View: 1976
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Pauline will eine berühmte Schauspielerin werden, Petrova interessiert sich für Flugzeuge und schnelle Autos und die kleine Posy würde am liebsten Tag und Nacht tanzen. Die drei Fossil-Schwestern sind wirklich ganz schön verschieden. Deswegen geht es in Großonkel Matthews gemütlichem Haus auch oft sehr trubelig zu. Doch in einem sind sich die drei einig: Egal, was passiert - sie werden immer zusammenhalten. "Einer der ersten Romane von Mädchen, die ihr Leben unerschrocken und vergnügt selbst in die Hand nehmen. Ein reines Vergnügen, diesen Klassiker wieder zu lesen oder neu zu entdecken." (Sybil Gräfin Schönfeldt)

The Awesome Book of Unusual Bible Heroes for Kids


Author: Sandy Silverthorne
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736942262
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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Kids often hear Sunday school lessons about Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and Jesus. But what about Ehud, Deborah, Jonathan, and some of the other lesser-known but equally colorful heroes of the Bible? Popular children's author and illustrator Sandy Silverthorne uses hilarious drawings and modern-day settings to introduce kids to some of the everyday people God has used in amazing ways. Each story includes an age-appropriate devotional that ties a life lesson to the character and helps kids apply what they learn to their own lives. These tongue-in-cheek but historically accurate retellings will help readers (8 to 12 years old) discover some of the hidden gems in the Bible. Even "reluctant readers" will become immersed in these stories and enjoy watching the way God can turn anyone into a surprising and unusual hero in His plan to reach the world.

Ethics and Children's Literature


Author: Claudia Mills
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317141393
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 278
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Exploring the ethical questions posed by, in, and about children’s literature, this collection examines the way texts intended for children raise questions of value, depict the moral development of their characters, and call into attention shared moral presuppositions. The essays in Part I look at various past attempts at conveying moral messages to children and interrogate their underlying assumptions. What visions of childhood were conveyed by explicit attempts to cultivate specific virtues in children? What unstated cultural assumptions were expressed by growing resistance to didacticism? How should we prepare children to respond to racism in their books and in their society? Part II takes up the ethical orientations of various classic and contemporary texts, including 'prosaic ethics' in the Hundred Acre Wood, moral discernment in Narnia, ethical recognition in the distant worlds traversed by L’Engle, and virtuous transgression in recent Anglo-American children’s literature and in the emerging children’s literature of 1960s Taiwan. Part III’s essays engage in ethical criticism of arguably problematic messages about our relationship to nonhuman animals, about war, and about prejudice. The final section considers how we respond to children’s literature with ethically focused essays exploring a range of ways in which child readers and adult authorities react to children’s literature. Even as children’s literature has evolved in opposition to its origins in didactic Sunday school tracts and moralizing fables, authors, parents, librarians, and scholars remain sensitive to the values conveyed to children through the texts they choose to share with them.

The Children's Book Business

Lessons from the Long Eighteenth Century
Author: Lissa Paul
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136841962
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
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In The Children’s Book Business, Lissa Paul constructs a new kind of book biography. By focusing on Eliza Fenwick’s1805 product-placement novel, Visits to the Juvenile Library, in the context of Marjorie Moon’s 1990 bibliography, Benjamin Tabart’s Juvenile Library, Paul explains how twenty-first century cultural sensibilities are informed by late eighteenth-century attitudes towards children, reading, knowledge, and publishing. The thinking, knowing children of the Enlightenment, she argues, are models for present day technologically-connected, socially-conscious children; the increasingly obsolete images of Romantic innocent and ignorant children are bracketed between the two periods. By drawing on recent scholarship in several fields including book history, cultural studies, and educational theory, The Children’s Book Business provides a detailed historical picture of the landscape of some of the trade practices of early publishers, and explains how they developed in concert with the progressive pedagogies of several female authors, including Eliza Fenwick, Mary Wollstonecraft, Anna Barbauld, Maria Edgeworth, and Ann and Jane Taylor. Paul’s revisionist reading of the history of children’s literature will be of interest to scholars working in eighteenth-century studies, book history, childhood studies, cultural studies, educational history, and children’s literature.

Dear Teacher

1001 Teachable Moments for K-3 Classrooms
Author: Martha Brady
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591580256
Category: Education
Page: 197
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The key to authentic learning is capitalizing on teachable momentseither created by the students and/or your current surroundingsin the classroom. Learn to look for and create, rather than wait for, these tremendous learning opportunities as you teach your curriculum with Bradys outstanding resource.

Aussie Kid Heroes


Author: Dianne Bates
Publisher: Interactive Publications
ISBN: 1921479779
Category: Humor
Page: 128
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Tells the remarkable true stories of some of Australia's youngest heroes. At different times and in different ways, these brave, clever, adventurous, creative, athletic, caring or enterprising young Australians have done something amazing. Age 6+.

Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters


Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 140536792X
Category: Social Science
Page: 144
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Discover the amazing adventures of heroes and monsters. The Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters is the latest in the series that includes the successful Children's Book of Art and Children's Book of Music. From early Aboriginal dreamtime to the legends of the Aztecs, this colourful and vibrant introduction to myths will help your child to discover storytelling from different cultures. All the classic myths are retold in the Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters. Eyecatching pages introduce your child to epic tales such as Theseus and the Minotaur and the rise and fall of Atlantis. It's a mythical and magical tour not to be missed.

Dead End Kids: Heroes of the Blitz


Author: Bernard Ashley
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1408338963
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
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London is at war and as the Blitz rages, children like Josie and her brother Len face the same dangers as the adults. Can they find the strength to stand up against the onslaught? A tale of amazing bravery, inspired by the true story of the Dead End Kids of Wapping - young people who fought fires and rescued their friends and neighbours from bomb sites. Perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo, this dramatic story brings the Second World War vividly to life.

The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children’s Literature

Heroes and Eagles
Author: N.A
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004298606
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 360
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The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children’s Literature: Heroes and Eagles investigates the varying receptions of Ancient Greece and Rome in children’s literature, covering the genres of historical fiction, fantasy, mystery stories and classical mythology, and considering the ideological manipulations in these works.

Character Strengths and Virtues

A Handbook and Classification
Author: Christopher Peterson,Martin E. P. Seligman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198037330
Category: Psychology
Page: 816
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"Character" has become a front-and-center topic in contemporary discourse, but this term does not have a fixed meaning. Character may be simply defined by what someone does not do, but a more active and thorough definition is necessary, one that addresses certain vital questions. Is character a singular characteristic of an individual, or is it composed of different aspects? Does character--however we define it--exist in degrees, or is it simply something one happens to have? How can character be developed? Can it be learned? Relatedly, can it be taught, and who might be the most effective teacher? What roles are played by family, schools, the media, religion, and the larger culture? This groundbreaking handbook of character strengths and virtues is the first progress report from a prestigious group of researchers who have undertaken the systematic classification and measurement of widely valued positive traits. They approach good character in terms of separate strengths-authenticity, persistence, kindness, gratitude, hope, humor, and so on-each of which exists in degrees. Character Strengths and Virtues classifies twenty-four specific strengths under six broad virtues that consistently emerge across history and culture: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence. Each strength is thoroughly examined in its own chapter, with special attention to its meaning, explanation, measurement, causes, correlates, consequences, and development across the life span, as well as to strategies for its deliberate cultivation. This book demands the attention of anyone interested in psychology and what it can teach about the good life.

Gender and the Interpretation of Classical Myth


Author: Lillian Doherty
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147250240X
Category: History
Page: 160
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Myths reflect, reinforce, and sometimes subvert gender ideologies and so have an influence in the 'real world'. This is true in the present no less than when the Greek and Roman myths were created. The struggles to redefine gender roles and identities in our own time are inevitably reflected in our interpretations and retellings of these classical myths. Using the new lenses provided by gender studies and diverse forms of feminism, Lillian Doherty re-examines some of the major approaches to myth interpretation in the twentieth century: psychological, ritualist, 'charter', structuralist and folklorist. She also explores 'popular' uses of classical mythology - from television and comic books to the evocation of goddesses in Jungian psychology.

Stories for Boys who dare to be different - Vom Mut, anders zu sein


Author: Ben Brooks
Publisher: Loewe Verlag
ISBN: 3732012697
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 208
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Von Beethoven bis Obama – 100 Jungs, die die Welt verändert haben! Jungs brauchen Vorbilder – heute mehr denn je. In diesem aufwändig gestalteten Buch finden sie über 100 ganz persönliche Geschichten von Künstlern, Wissenschaftlern, Umweltaktivisten, Fußballern, Politikern und Entdeckern – von großen und kleinen Helden aus der ganzen Welt und aus allen Epochen, die Grenzen überschritten haben und gegen den Strom geschwommen sind. Sie alle hatten den Mut, ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen und so ihre Träume zu verwirklichen. Nach dem großen Erfolg von Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls gibt es nun endlich auch eine inspirierende Geschichtensammlung für Jungs. Autor Ben Brooks erzählt von Persönlichkeiten, die Erstaunliches erreicht und die Welt auf ihre Art ein Stück besser gemacht haben – jenseits von stereotypen Männlichkeitsbildern und Rollenklischees. Denn: Man muss sich nicht mit großen Kämpfern identifizieren, die Drachen töten und Prinzessinnen retten, um zum Helden zu werden. Dieses Buch zeigt, dass man auch als Querdenker, als sensibler oder introvertierter Junge Außergewöhnliches zu leisten vermag. Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different ist ein unvergleichliches Buch, randvoll gepackt mit Abenteuern, spannenden Geschichten und mancher Überraschung. Am wichtigsten jedoch: es bestärkt kleine und große Jungs darin, ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen. "Dieses Buch kann Leben retten. Dieses Buch kann Leben verändern. Dieses Buch kann dazu beitragen eine neue Generation von Jungs hervorzubringen, die es wagen ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen." - Benjamin Zephaniah Mit spannenden Biografien von großen Persönlichkeiten, wie: Ai Weiwei, Barack Obama, Benjamin Zephaniah, Bill Gates, Christopher Paolini, Confucius, Daniel Radcliffe, Galileo Galilei, Hans Scholl, Harvey Milk, Jamie Oliver, Jesse Eisenberg, Jim Henson, John Green, John Lennon, Lionel Messi, Louis Armstrong, Louis Braille, Ludwig van Beethoven, Mahatma Gandhi, Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, Nikola Tesla, Oscar Wilde, Patch Adams, Ralph Lauren, Roald Dahl, Salvador Dalí, Siddhartha Gautama, Stephen Hawking, Steven Spielberg, Tank Man, Thomas Edison, Vincent van Gogh

Heroes & Helpers


Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 9780635010780
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Ages 8-14; An introduction to all the many different kinds of people we depend on for safety and security in good times and bad. Well rounded; touches on history, fiction, and defines heroes and helpers. Gives kids an opportunity to express their opinions, ideas, and encourages them to think about the kind of hero or helper they are going to be one day. 48 Reproducible Pages.