Description : Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation. And, it's true, many of them do. But Paul Erdos never followed the usual path. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of seconds you had been alive in his head. But he didn't learn to butter his own bread until he turned twenty. Instead, he traveled around the world, from one mathematician to the next, collaborating on an astonishing number of publications. With a simple, lyrical text and richly layered illustrations, this is a beautiful introduction to the world of math and a fascinating look at the unique character traits that made "Uncle Paul" a great man. The Boy Who Loved Math by Deborah Heiligman is a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 and a New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013.
Description : Charming Tales Of The Growing-Up Years From India'S Best-Loved Children S Writer For Several Decades Now, Ruskin Bond S Inimitable Stories About Rusty Have Enthralled And Entertained Children. Rusty Is A Quiet, Imaginative And Sensitive Boy Who Lives In His Grandparents Custody In Pre-Independence Dehra Dun. Though He Is Not The Adventurous Sort Himself, The Strangest And Most Extraordinary Things Keep Happening Around Him, And So The Stories He Has To Tell Are Simply Fascinating. The House In Dehra Is Full Of Strange Creatures. Rusty Has To Deal With His Grandfather S Pet Python, Who Looks Into A Mirror One Day, Falls In Love With His Own Reflection, And Subsequently Spends Its Days Curled Up In A Narcissistic Haze With A Dreamy Look In Its Eyes. Also Present Is The Ever-Inventive Uncle Ken, Who Impersonates Hallam, A Famous Cricketer, In Order To Get A Free Lunch At A Match, And Saunters Off After He Gets Out Early. Soon After, Visiting His Father In Wartime Java, Rusty Narrowly Escapes Enemy Bombardment, And Survives A Plane Crash In The Arabian Sea. Back In India, He Spends His Time Making Friends With An Unlikely Princess In A Lonely Tower, Encountering A Ghost In The Garden, And Recreating His Grandmother S Youthful Days From An Old Photograph. Then, Something Totally Unexpected Happens And Rusty Is Forced To Leave Dehra, His Future Uncertain.... This Volume Of Rusty Stories, The First In A Series, Traces Rusty S Development From Early Childhood To His Early Teens. Arranged In Sequence For The First Time Ever, These Stories Will Be A Riveting Read For Younger And Older Children Alike.
Description : Willie Juan, a young orphan and social outcast, learns the lessons of forgiveness, self-acceptance, and happiness, as he realizes the unconditional love of God.
Description : Explore the what, why, and how of close reading to give students in grades K–2 the tools they need to be successful. In this must-have guide, teachers will learn the key elements of a close reading lesson as well as strategies for analyzing and selecting a text and how to support students based on their progress and performance. The included lesson template will allow teachers to not only use the provided lessons and texts but also create their own. Correlated to standards, this book includes grade-specific sample close reading lessons and digital copies of teacher and student resources.