The New Children's Encyclopedia


Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405352922
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 304
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From giant galaxies to microscopic bacteria, an encyclopedia that explores and explains the world we live in and beyond. In eBook format Bring key school subjects to life for your child with this encyclopedia packed with hundreds of topics, thousands of fantastic pictures and countless ways to find out more about everything. Open up a whole universe of knowledge and wonder for your child. Starting with an exciting voyage through outer space, they'll explore the living world, people and places and even have an under-the-skin encounter with the workings of the human body. Perfect for dipping in and out of, or for reading through, your child will learn from special features including maps, charts, timelines and thousands of facts on key curriculum topics. Perfect for homework, projects or just for fun!

The New Child Health Encyclopedia


Author: Boston Childrens' Hospital,Frederick H Lovejoy, JR.
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 9780440506461
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 768
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Child health begins at home. Because parents are on duty or else 'on call' 24 hours a day, every day of the year, Boston Children's Hospital believes that they deserve the most up-to-date, reliable information. The Health Information Department at Children's Hospital, Medical Editor and Associate Physician-in-Chief, Frederick H. Lovejoy, Jr., M.D., and over 150 consultants from all specialties of the hospital have worked for over 5 years to prepare this definitive guide to every aspect of child health. Teachers, childcare professionals, anyone responsible for a child's well-being, will find the book essential.

The New Children's Encyclopedia


Author: Dk Pub
Publisher: DK Children
ISBN: 9781465481368
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 304
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"New edition, fully revised and updated"--Cover.

The New Children's Encyclopedia


Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9781465412355
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 304
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This easy-to-use, richly photographed encyclopedia puts the wider world in context in a format that's great for visual learners and ESL students.

Reference Skills for the School Librarian: Tools and Tips, 3rd Edition


Author: Ann Marlow Riedling Ph.D.,Loretta Shake,Cynthia Houston
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1586835297
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 148
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This book is a user-friendly guide for K–12 librarians, teachers, and school library media specialists that covers all major areas in reference, from the reference interview to encyclopedias and dictionaries.

International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature


Author: Peter Hunt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134436831
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 1416
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Children's literature continues to be one of the most rapidly expanding and exciting of interdisciplinary academic studies, of interest to anyone concerned with literature, education, internationalism, childhood or culture in general. The second edition of Peter Hunt's bestselling International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature offers comprehensive coverage of the subject across the world, with substantial, accessible, articles by specialists and world-ranking experts. Almost everything is here, from advanced theory to the latest practice – from bibliographical research to working with books and children with special needs. This edition has been expanded and includes over fifty new articles. All of the other articles have been updated, substantially revised or rewritten, or have revised bibliographies. New topics include Postcolonialism, Comparative Studies, Ancient Texts, Contemporary Children's Rhymes and Folklore, Contemporary Comics, War, Horror, Series Fiction, Film, Creative Writing, and 'Crossover' literature. The international section has been expanded to reflect world events, and now includes separate articles on countries such as the Baltic states, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Iran, Korea, Mexico and Central America, Slovenia, and Taiwan.

Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik


Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783499213366
Category:
Page: 158
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So ein sagenhaftes Glück für den armen hungrigen Charlie! Er darf die geheimnisvolle Fabrik besichtigen, wo Schokoladenströme fliessen und die tollsten Erfindungen gemacht werden. Ab 7. - Vgl. Kinofilm.

The Concise Children's Encyclopedia


Author: Sarah Allen,Editors of Kingfisher
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780753453957
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 307
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Offers brief articles on geography, history, nature, science, and technology.

The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents)


Author: Gina Misiroglu
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578593247
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 304
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Kids ask the darndest things . . . and here are the answers—all in one helpful book! Anyone who has ever been a kid, raised a kid, or spent any time with kids knows that asking questions is a critical part of growing up. Kids have curious minds and they come up with some very interesting questions. But the truth is adults don't always know the answers. The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents) comes to the rescue. Written with a child's imagination in mind, this easy-to-understand book is a launching pad for curious young minds and a life raft for parents at wits end. It addresses nearly 800 queries with enough depth and detail to both satisfy the curiosity of persistent young inquisitors and provide parents with a secure sense of a job well done. It'll equip every parent for those difficult, absurd, or sometimes funny questions from their kids, such as Is there life on Mars? Do rivers ever dry up? Why are there wars? Is there such a thing as a funny bone? Why do dogs bark? Why is the sky blue? Why do people have to grow old? Why do people speak different languages?

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 14: Folklife
Author: Glenn Hinson,William Ferris
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807898554
Category: Reference
Page: 424
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Southern folklife is the heart of southern culture. Looking at traditional practices still carried on today as well as at aspects of folklife that are dynamic and emergent, contributors to this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examine a broad range of folk traditions. Moving beyond the traditional view of folklore that situates it in historical practice and narrowly defined genres, entries in this volume demonstrate how folklife remains a vital part of communities' self-definitions. Fifty thematic entries address subjects such as car culture, funerals, hip-hop, and powwows. In 56 topical entries, contributors focus on more specific elements of folklife, such as roadside memorials, collegiate stepping, quinceanera celebrations, New Orleans marching bands, and hunting dogs. Together, the entries demonstrate that southern folklife is dynamically alive and everywhere around us, giving meaning to the everyday unfolding of community life.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 23: Folk Art
Author: Carol Crown,Cheryl Rivers,Charles Reagan Wilson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469607999
Category: Reference
Page: 520
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Folk art is one of the American South's most significant areas of creative achievement, and this comprehensive yet accessible reference details that achievement from the sixteenth century through the present. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores the many forms of aesthetic expression that have characterized southern folk art, including the work of self-taught artists, as well as the South's complex relationship to national patterns of folk art collecting. Fifty-two thematic essays examine subjects ranging from colonial portraiture, Moravian material culture, and southern folk pottery to the South's rich quilt-making traditions, memory painting, and African American vernacular art, and 211 topical essays include profiles of major folk and self-taught artists in the region.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 13: Gender
Author: Nancy Bercaw,Ted Ownby
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616726
Category: Reference
Page: 408
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This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture reflects the dramatic increase in research on the topic of gender over the past thirty years, revealing that even the most familiar subjects take on new significance when viewed through the lens of gender. The wide range of entries explores how people have experienced, understood, and used concepts of womanhood and manhood in all sorts of obvious and subtle ways. The volume features 113 articles, 65 of which are entirely new for this edition. Thematic articles address subjects such as sexuality, respectability, and paternalism and investigate the role of gender in broader subjects, including the civil rights movement, country music, and sports. Topical entries highlight individuals such as Oprah Winfrey, the Grimke sisters, and Dale Earnhardt, as well as historical events such as the capture of Jefferson Davis in a woman's dress, the Supreme Court's decision in Loving v. Virginia, and the Memphis sanitation workers' strike, with its slogan, "I AM A MAN." Bringing together scholarship on gender and the body, sexuality, labor, race, and politics, this volume offers new ways to view big questions in southern history and culture.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature


Author: Bernice E. Cullinan,Diane Goetz Person
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826417787
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 863
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Provides articles covering children's literature from around the world as well as biographical and critical reviews of authors including Avi, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Anno Mitsumasa.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 22: Science and Medicine
Author: James G. Thomas Jr.,Charles Reagan Wilson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807837431
Category: Reference
Page: 304
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Science and medicine have been critical to southern history and the formation of southern culture. For three centuries, scientists in the South have documented the lush natural world around them and set a lasting tradition of inquiry. The medical history of the region, however, has been at times tragic. Disease, death, and generations of poor health have been the legacy of slavery, the plantation economy, rural life, and poorly planned cities. The essays in this volume explore this legacy as well as recent developments in technology, research, and medicine in the South. Subjects include natural history, slave health, medicine in the Civil War, public health, eugenics, HIV/AIDS, environmental health, and the rise of research institutions and hospitals, to name but a few. With 38 thematic essays, 44 topical entries, and a comprehensive overview essay, this volume offers an authoritative reference to science and medicine in the American South.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 4: Myth, Manners, and Memory
Author: Charles Reagan Wilson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 146961670X
Category: Reference
Page: 320
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This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture addresses the cultural, social, and intellectual terrain of myth, manners, and historical memory in the American South. Evaluating how a distinct southern identity has been created, recreated, and performed through memories that blur the line between fact and fiction, this volume paints a broad, multihued picture of the region seen through the lenses of belief and cultural practice. The 95 entries here represent a substantial revision and expansion of the material on historical memory and manners in the original edition. They address such matters as myths and memories surrounding the Old South and the Civil War; stereotypes and traditions related to the body, sexuality, gender, and family (such as debutante balls and beauty pageants); institutions and places associated with historical memory (such as cemeteries, monuments, and museums); and specific subjects and objects of myths, including the Confederate flag and Graceland. Together, they offer a compelling portrait of the "southern way of life" as it has been imagined, lived, and contested.

The Kingfisher Children's Encyclopedia


Author: Jennifer Justice
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780753457672
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 480
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Presents more than 400 brief, alphabetically arranged entries on a variety of topics.