I Want My Hat Back

I Want My Hat Back
Author: Jon Klassen
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN: 0763696757
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Want My Hat Back Book Excerpt:

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2011! A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist. Features an audio read-along! The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear’s memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor-- and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.

We Found a Hat

We Found a Hat
Author: Jon Klassen
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN: 1536220736
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Found a Hat Book Excerpt:

Hold on to your hats for the conclusion of the celebrated hat trilogy by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen, who gives his deadpan finale a surprising new twist. Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat. . . . Evoking hilarity and sympathy, the shifting eyes tell the tale in this brilliantly paced story in three parts, highlighting Jon Klassen’s visual comedy and deceptive simplicity. The delicious buildup takes an unexpected turn that is sure to please loyal fans and newcomers alike.

Jon Klassen s Hat Box

Jon Klassen s Hat Box
Author: Jon Klassen
Publsiher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-10
ISBN: 9780763666972
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jon Klassen s Hat Box Book Excerpt:

Hold on to all of your hats at once for this special collection of Jon Klassen's celebrated hat trilogy. The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. A fish has stolen a hat; will he get away with it? Two turtles have found one hat, but the hat looks good on both of them. . . . Jon Klassen's deliciously deadpan hat tales continue to surprise and delight readers of all ages, and they are all now available in one impeccably designed boxed set along with a free frameable print. Included are: I Want My Hat Back This Is Not My Hat We Found a Hat

Creative Writing

Creative Writing
Author: Graeme Harper,Jeri Kroll
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2020-08-28
ISBN: 1137609575
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Writing Book Excerpt:

This stimulating edited collection focuses on the practice of revision across all creative writing genres, providing a guide to the modes and methods of drafting, revising and editing. Offering an overview of how creative writing is generated and improved, the chapters address questions of how creative writers revise, why editing is such a crucial part of the creative process and how understanding the theories underpinning revision can enhance writers' projects. Innovative and thought-provoking, this book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students of creative writing, along with all creative writers looking to hone and polish their craft.

This Is Not My Hat

This Is Not My Hat
Author: Jon Klassen
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2022-09-27
ISBN: 1536228052
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is Not My Hat Book Excerpt:

From the creator of the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling and award-winning "I Want My Hat Back" comes a second wry tale. Full color.

I Want My MTV

I Want My MTV
Author: Rob Tannenbaum,Craig Marks
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2011-10-27
ISBN: 1101526416
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Want My MTV Book Excerpt:

Remember When All You Wanted Was Your MTV? The perfect gift for the music fan or child of the eighties in your life. Named One of the Best Books of 2011 by NPR – Spin - USA Today – CNBC - Pitchfork - The Onion - The Atlantic - The Huffington Post – VEVO - The Boston Globe - The San Francisco Chronicle Remember the first time you saw Michael Jackson dance with zombies in "Thriller"? Diamond Dave karate kick with Van Halen in "Jump"? Tawny Kitaen turning cartwheels on a Jaguar to Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again"? The Beastie Boys spray beer in "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)"? Axl Rose step off the bus in "Welcome to the Jungle"? It was a pretty radical idea-a channel for teenagers, showing nothing but music videos. It was such a radical idea that almost no one thought it would actually succeed, much less become a force in the worlds of music, television, film, fashion, sports, and even politics. But it did work. MTV became more than anyone had ever imagined. I Want My MTV tells the story of the first decade of MTV, the golden era when MTV's programming was all videos, all the time, and kids watched religiously to see their favorite bands, learn about new music, and have something to talk about at parties. From its start in 1981 with a small cache of videos by mostly unknown British new wave acts to the launch of the reality-television craze with The Real World in 1992, MTV grew into a tastemaker, a career maker, and a mammoth business. Featuring interviews with nearly four hundred artists, directors, VJs, and television and music executives, I Want My MTV is a testament to the channel that changed popular culture forever.

A Companion to Illustration

A Companion to Illustration
Author: Alan Male
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2019-03-27
ISBN: 1119185556
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Illustration Book Excerpt:

A contemporary synthesis of the philosophical, theoretical and practical methodologies of illustration and its future development Illustration is contextualized visual communication; its purpose is to serve society by influencing the many aspects of its cultural infrastructure; it dispenses knowledge and education, it commentates and delivers journalistic opinion, it persuades, advertises and promotes, it entertains and provides for all forms of narrative fiction. A Companion to Illustration explores the definition of illustration through cognition and research and its impact on culture. It explores illustration’s boundaries and its archetypal distinction, the inflected forms of its parameters, its professional, contextual, educational and creative applications. This unique reference volume offers insights into the expanding global intellectual conversation on illustration through a compendium of readings by an international roster of scholars, academics and practitioners of illustration and visual communication. Encompassing a wide range of thematic dialogues, the Companion offers twenty-five chapters of original theses, examining the character and making of imagery, illustration education and research, and contemporary and post-contemporary context and practice. Topics including conceptual strategies for the contemporary illustrator, the epistemic potential of active imagination in science, developing creativity in a polymathic environment, and the presentation of new insights on the intellectual and practical methodologies of illustration. Evaluates innovative theoretical and contextual teaching and learning strategies Considers the influence of illustration through cognition, research and cultural hypotheses Discusses the illustrator as author, intellectual and multi-disciplinarian Explores state-of-the-art research and contemporary trends in illustration Examines the philosophical, theoretical and practical framework of the discipline A Companion to Illustration is a valuable resource for students, scholars and professionals in disciplines including illustration, graphic and visual arts, visual communications, cultural and media and advertising studies, and art history.

I Hear your Heartbeat

I Hear your Heartbeat
Author: L. Grant Hatch
Publsiher: Inspiring Voices
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2012-08-31
ISBN: 9781462402694
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Hear your Heartbeat Book Excerpt:

I hear your heartbeat is a poignant, heartwarming story about love, forgiveness and healing. Painful memories of long ago can linger in the caverns of our heart and soul. A simple song, a familiar aroma, an old greeting card or an echo from the past can make the memories, and the pain, as fresh and as real as yesterday. Tallet Jinx found that reliving those memories was the only path to peace and reconciliation but would he find the courage needed to make the pilgrimage. Travel with Tal on his journey of discovery as he seeks healing and solace from the painful remains of a broken high school romance. Deep in his soul he instinctively knew that what he sought could be found in the sound of her heartbeat, if he could hear it just one more time. The healing and solace would come, but in a most unusual and unexpected way. Tal’s pilgrimage brings him to new life, new hope, forgiveness and, most importantly, the freedom to love fearlessly and unconditionally.

Reading in the Wild

Reading in the Wild
Author: Donalyn Miller
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-10-21
ISBN: 1118235010
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading in the Wild Book Excerpt:

In Reading in the Wild, reading expert Donalyn Millercontinues the conversation that began in her bestselling book,The Book Whisperer. While The Book Whisperer revealedthe secrets of getting students to love reading, Reading in theWild, written with reading teacher Susan Kelley, describes howto truly instill lifelong "wild" reading habits in ourstudents. Based, in part, on survey responses from adult readers as wellas students, Reading in the Wild offers solid advice andstrategies on how to develop, encourage, and assess five keyreading habits that cultivate a lifelong love of reading. Alsoincluded are strategies, lesson plans, management tools, andcomprehensive lists of recommended books. Copublished withEditorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Weekand Teacher magazine, Reading in the Wild is packedwith ideas for helping students build capacity for a lifetime of"wild" reading. "When the thrill of choice reading starts to fade, it's time tograb Reading in the Wild. This treasure trove of resourcesand management techniques will enhance and improve existingclassroom systems and structures." —Cris Tovani, secondary teacher, Cherry Creek SchoolDistrict, Colorado, consultant, and author of Do I Really Haveto Teach Reading? "With Reading in the Wild, Donalyn Miller gives educatorsanother important book. She reminds us that creating lifelongreaders goes far beyond the first step of putting good books intokids' hands." —Franki Sibberson, third-grade teacher, Dublin CitySchools, Dublin, Ohio, and author of Beyond LeveledBooks "Reading in the Wild, along with the now legendary TheBook Whisperer, constitutes the complete guide to creating astimulating literature program that also gets students excitedabout pleasure reading, the kind of reading that best preparesstudents for understanding demanding academic texts. In otherwords, Donalyn Miller has solved one of the central problems inlanguage education." —Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus, University ofSouthern California

Historic Treasures of Uzbekistan

Historic Treasures of Uzbekistan
Author: Peter Clarke
Publsiher: eBook Partnership
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN: 1783018461
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historic Treasures of Uzbekistan Book Excerpt:

A fascinating insight into the author's journey along part of the Great Silk Road through Uzbekistan where he discovers a wealth of original and restored architecture dating back to the time when Genghis Khan came, conquered and destroyed it in the 13th century. Local hero Amir Temur (Tamerlane) rebuilt the stunning minarets, mosques, madrassahs and mausoleums to make it the centre of his great 14th century Empire. The Russians and the British played out their 'Great Game' espionage activities there in the 19th century.The country was part of the Soviet Union until its collapse in 1991 and since then, as an independent country, Uzbekistan is now able to show its historical and architectural treasures off the world. The author takes you on a journey to the major sites in Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand, many of which are now on the UNESCO World Heritage List. His anecdotal stories describe his experiences as he meets local people in the bazaars and relates historical events to modern day life.

Chancy

Chancy
Author: Louis L'Amour
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2004-03-02
ISBN: 9780553899009
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chancy Book Excerpt:

He was an orphan from the hills of Tennessee and he hadn’t eaten in three days. With the front of his stomach making friends with the back, he was in no position to let an opportunity slip by unnoticed. And when Chancy defended his new herd of cattle with a shotgun, he didn’t miss. The dead man left a pistol on the ground. Chancy needed a spare and, after stowing it in his bedroll, forgot about it. He had a cattle drive to finish and a profit to make. But the gun had a history. Another killing had taken place and Chancy would never know the truth until it was too late. Now, locked in a jail cell with an angry, drunken mob outside and time running out, he must somehow find a way to prove his innocence.

The Power of a Rich Reading Classroom

The Power of a Rich Reading Classroom
Author: CLPE,
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-02-06
ISBN: 152971723X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of a Rich Reading Classroom Book Excerpt:

There is something quite magical about forming a connection to a book: the way in which the words on the page can conjure feelings of excitement, fun, joy, laughter or tears, channeling the part of our being that fundamentally makes us human. The journey that children take as they travel towards becoming a competent and confident reader can be a long, winding and complex road. This book helps teachers understand how to build a quality reading rich curriculum that supports the needs of all the children in their classroom. Starting with a section on choosing texts, the book goes on to explore a variety of essential teaching approaches from a read aloud programme, to drama and storytelling, art and illustration. This is a practical resource that provides teachers and schools ideas to support the embedding of text experience and deliver a reading rich curriculum that leads to higher student attainment and working at greater depth.

Canada s Storytellers Les grands crivains du Canada

Canada s Storytellers   Les grands   crivains du Canada
Author: Andrew David Irvine
Publsiher: University of Ottawa Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2021-03-24
ISBN: 0776628054
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canada s Storytellers Les grands crivains du Canada Book Excerpt:

For over three-quarters of a century, the Governor General’s Literary Awards have been awarded annually in a variety of evolving categories. Fifteen Governors General have served as their patron. The impressive list continues to grow apace: between 1936 and 2018, the awards recognized 719 books in English and French and have been presented to 580 authors, illustrators, and translators. This beautifully illustrated bilingual compendium presents the biographies of all 580 award laureates, many accompanied by stunning archival portraits. This is the final instalment in Andrew Irvine’s remarkable and comprehensive research into what has become a touchstone of Canada’s literary culture. Together with Canada’s Best and The Governor General’s Literary Awards of Canada: A Bibliography, this work provides readers with a definitive overview of this literary prize. By itself, Canada’s Storytellers is an invaluable reading companion for anyone wanting to be introduced to many of our most influential authors, illustrators, and translators working in both French and English over the past decades. It belongs on the shelf of every enthusiast of Canadian literature. Bilingual edition.

Becoming a Literacy Leader

Becoming a Literacy Leader
Author: Jennifer Allen
Publsiher: Stenhouse Publishers
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2016
ISBN: 162531096X
Category: Language arts teachers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming a Literacy Leader Book Excerpt:

The first edition of Becoming a Literacy Leader chronicled Jennifer's work as she moved to a new school and a new job as a literacy specialist and found herself tackling everything from teacher study groups to state-mandated assessment plans. The new edition of her book is a thoughtful, reflective evolution of her work as she rethinks how her identity and role as a literacy leader have evolved in the ten years since she wrote the first edition. She focuses on three ideas to describe her work: the concept of layered leadership, shared experiences in making meaning together, and the importance of rowing in the same direction as a school community. Jennifer firmly believes that teachers know what they need when it comes to professional development, and she describes the layers of support that coaches can implement within a school, including in-class support, curriculum support and assessment, study group facilitation, and the cultivation of teacher leadership. She provides an explicit framework for implementing these layers of coaching and explains how administrators can use the literacy leader position to build and sustain change within their schools. Literacy leaders and coaches can use this book as a road map for how to approach their work with purpose and intention. Online videos that accompany the book bring the text alive by showing readers what coaching looks and sounds like.

Becoming a Teacher of Reading

Becoming a Teacher of Reading
Author: Margaret Perkins
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN: 1473918537
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming a Teacher of Reading Book Excerpt:

Learning to read is one of the most important life skills teachers can help a child develop. Teaching reading is a vital part of a career in the classroom and engaging with the range of different learning styles children have is a real challenge. Trainee teachers need to learn how to address this variety of learning needs, and also meet the wider demands of the curriculum. Margaret Perkins helps students meet these challenges to become a confident, reflective teacher of reading by providing: * An in-depth explanation of phonics teaching alongside other teaching approaches, empowering trainees to choose the right approach for each individual child *Key research findings so students can apply the latest thinking to their teaching practice *School-based activities and independent learning tasks to help apply theory to practice, and develop teaching skills through self-reflection *Classroom scenarios of teacher-child interactions that demonstrate how children learn and respond to different teaching strategies.

A to Zoo Subject Access to Children s Picture Books 10th Edition

A to Zoo  Subject Access to Children s Picture Books  10th Edition
Author: Rebecca L. Thomas
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1636
Release: 2018-06-21
ISBN: 1440834350
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A to Zoo Subject Access to Children s Picture Books 10th Edition Book Excerpt:

Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail

Get Started in Writing an Illustrated Children s Book

Get Started in Writing an Illustrated Children s Book
Author: Lucy Courtenay
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-11-03
ISBN: 1473611857
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Get Started in Writing an Illustrated Children s Book Book Excerpt:

Do you have an irresistible idea for a children's book with pictures? Are you inspired by writers like Julia Donaldson and Lauren Child? Get Started in Writing and Illustrating A Children's Book is designed for anyone who wants to write in this genre of fiction, whatever the category or age range. Designed to build confidence and help fire up creativity, it is also an essential guide to mastering the practicalities of working with illustrators and illustrated concepts, from creating ideas for toddler board books to writing high concept middle grade projects. It carries the distinctive learning features of the flagship Teach Yourself Creative Writing series, with Snapshots designed to get you writing quickly, Key Idea to help crystallize thought, and a wealth of supplementary material, including insights into the publishing world and the role of the agent.

Philosophy of Comics

Philosophy of Comics
Author: Sam Cowling,Wesley Cray
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2022-05-19
ISBN: 1350098485
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Comics Book Excerpt:

What exactly are comics? Can they be art, literature, or even pornography? How should we understand the characters, stories, and genres that shape them? Thinking about comics raises a bewildering range of questions about representation, narrative, and value. Philosophy of Comics is an introduction to these philosophical questions. In exploring the history and variety of the comics medium, Sam Cowling and Wesley D. Cray chart a path through the emerging field of the philosophy of comics. Drawing from a diverse range of forms and genres and informed by case studies of classic comics such as Watchmen, Tales from the Crypt, and Fun Home, Cowling and Cray explore ethical, aesthetic, and ontological puzzles, including: - What does it take to create-or destroy-a fictional character like Superman? - Can all comics be adapted into films, or are some comics impossible to adapt? - Is there really a genre of “superhero comics”? - When are comics obscene, pornographic, and why does it matter? At a time of rapidly growing interest in graphic storytelling, this is an ideal introduction to the philosophy of comics and some of its most central and puzzling questions.

Loose Lips

Loose Lips
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-10-21
ISBN: 0307573621
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loose Lips Book Excerpt:

If you crossed Mitford, North Carolina, with Peyton Place, you might come up with Runnymede, Maryland, the most beguiling of Southern towns. In Loose Lips, Rita Mae Brown revisits Runnymede and the beloved characters introduced in Six of One and Bingo, serving up an exuberant portrayal of small-town sins and Southern mores, set against a backdrop of homefront life during World War II. "I'm afraid life is passing me by," Louise told her sister. "No, it's not," Juts said. "Life can't pass us by. We are life." In the picturesque town of Runnymede, everyone knows everyone else's business, and the madcap antics of the battling Hunsenmeir sisters, Julia (Juts) and Louise, have kept the whole town agog ever since they were children. Now, in the fateful year of 1941, with America headed for war, the sisters are inching toward forty...and Juts is unwise enough to mention that unspeakable reality to her sister. The result is a huge brawl that litters Cadwalder's soda fountain with four hundred dollars' worth of broken glass. To pay the debt, the sisters choose a surprisingly new direction. Suddenly they are joint owners of The Curl 'n' Twirl beauty salon, where discriminating ladies meet to be primped, permed, and pampered while dishing the town's latest dirt. As Juts and Louise become Runnymede's most unlikely new career women, each faces her share of obstacles. Restless Juts can't shake her longing for a baby, while holier-than-thou Louise is fit to be tied over her teenage daughter's headlong rush toward scandal. As usual, the sisters rarely see eye to eye, and there are plenty of opinions to go around. Even the common bond of patriotic duty brings wildly unexpected results when the twosome joins the Civil Air Patrol, watching the night sky for German Stukas. But loose lips can sink even the closest relationships, and Juts and Louise are about to discover that some things are best left unsaid. Spanning a decade in the lives of Louise, Juts, and their nearest and dearest, including the incomparable Celeste Chalfonte, Loose Lips is an unforgettable tale of love and loss and the way life can always throw you a curveball. By turns poignant and hilarious, it is deepened by Rita Mae Brown's unerring insight into the human heart.

Hot and Sour Suspects

Hot and Sour Suspects
Author: Vivien Chien
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-01-25
ISBN: 1250782627
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hot and Sour Suspects Book Excerpt:

Lana Lee returns for another delectable cozy set in a Chinese restaurant in Vivien Chien's Hot and Sour Suspects. "Pair your noodles with this steaming mystery, and you have the perfect chilly night combination!”—PopSugar At the Ho-Lee Noodle House, murder is on the menu. When Lana Lee’s best friend, Megan Riley, asks her to help host a speed dating contest at Ho-Lee Noodle House, she doesn’t see the harm in lending a hand. The night goes better than anticipated, and both Lana and Megan are beyond thrilled with the results. But before they can break out the champagne, Rina Su, fellow Asia Village shop owner and speed dating participant, calls to inform Lana that the date she’s just matched with has been murdered. Under suspicion of foul play, Rina enlists Lana’s help in finding out what really happened that night. Without hesitation, Lana begins to dig into the man in question. To her dismay, she quickly finds that Rina’s date has a rather unsavory past. There’s a long line of slighted women, angry neighbors, and perturbed co-workers—all of whom seem to have a motive. As Lana continues to spiral down the treacherous path of scorned lovers and mistreated acquaintances, she can’t help but dwell on how quickly an innocent evening filled with hope and positivity could turn so sour. When the media gets in on the case, Lana must rush to find the killer before more dates turn deadly.