Your Personal Penguin

Your Personal Penguin
Author: Sandra Boynton
Publsiher: Workman Publishing Company
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780761143727
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Personal Penguin Book Excerpt:

Your Personal Penguin is an irrepressible, read-aloud, listen-along favorite for young children and the grown-ups who read to them. Fun to hold, the book tells the story of a slightly bewildered hippo and the loyal penguin who wants nothing more than to be his pal: Now, lots of other penguins seem to be fine in a universe of nothing but ice. But if I could be yours, and you could be mine, Our cozy little world would be twice as nice. I want to be Your Personal Penguin. The original song "Your Personal Penguin," sung by Davy Jones of The Monkees, is available for download.

The Problem with Pajamas

The Problem with Pajamas
Author: Lauren Stohler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2022-02-22
ISBN: 1534493441
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problem with Pajamas Book Excerpt:

From the author-illustrator of The Best Worst Poet Ever comes a delightfully zany and hilarious picture book about a young girl’s campaign against uncomfortable pajamas. Pajamas are the worst! They zap you! They trap you! They scritch and they scratch you! And then, when you think it can’t get any worse, they make your feet sweat. Cody has had enough of wrinkly socks, itchy sweaters, and too-tight pants, so she’s definitely not going to wear PJs to bed. But Dad has a soft, snuggly plan that just might help Cody realize some pajamas aren’t so awful after all.

The Storytime Handbook

The Storytime Handbook
Author: Nina Schatzkamer Miller
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2014-01-13
ISBN: 0786466685
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Storytime Handbook Book Excerpt:

Fresh, fun ideas for children's storytime fill this book. The author, a long-time storytime facilitator, has put together 52 weekly themes plus additional plans for holidays, all with detailed instructions for talking about the theme and choosing the books, crafts, songs, poems, games and snacks. Each storytime idea is illustrated with photographs of a suggested craft and snack for easy reference. Libraries, bookstores, preschools and parents alike can use this book to offer themed storytimes that include discussion, literature, art, music, movement and food. Options are provided for each storytime, so the ideas can be used year after year.

Health Informatics

Health Informatics
Author: Salvatore Volpe
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2022-07-29
ISBN: 0429750978
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Informatics Book Excerpt:

"True wellness innovation requires the recruitment of multi-disciplinary participants. This book breaks the mold with examples from healthcare experts and other professionals who have leveraged informatics to better the lives of their constituents." — Jason Helgerson, Founder & CEO, Helgerson Solutions Group LLC Developed for those training in academic centers as well as for those already "out in the field," this book looks at how attorneys, behavioral health experts, business development experts, chief information officers, chief medical officers, chief nursing information officers, consumer advocates, cryptographic experts, futurists, geneticists, informaticists, managed care executives, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, public health professionals, software developers, systems security officers, and workforce experts are collaborating on a "team-based," IT-enabled approach to improve healthcare.

Good Enough Mother

Good Enough Mother
Author: René Syler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2008-04-22
ISBN: 1416955291
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Enough Mother Book Excerpt:

An Early Show anchorwoman recounts her experiences as a "proudly imperfect" mother of two, offering a reassuring portrayal of modern motherhood that suggests that children can emerge healthy and well-adjusted in spite of the concessions inherent to today's challenging work-life balance. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

The Resilient Healthcare Organization

The Resilient Healthcare Organization
Author: George Mayzell, MD, MBA
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2020-03-06
ISBN: 1000038963
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Resilient Healthcare Organization Book Excerpt:

Professional burnout is an epidemic in America. Approximately half of physicians and nurses are affected and at risk for themselves and their patients. Much has been written about professional burnout. The term was originally coined in the 1970s by American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger to describe the consequences of severe stress and high ideals experienced by people working in "helping" professions. Since then, many books have been written to address this looming national public health crisis. But, unfortunately, there has been much less written from a solution standpoint: getting to the root cause of why this is occurring now more than ever. The Resilient Healthcare Organization engages readers focusing on physicians and healthcare professionals and their experiences and how they overcame a loss of enthusiasm for work, feelings of cynicism, and a low sense of personal accomplishment. The feelings of emotional exhaustion are characterized by depersonalization and perceived ineffectiveness. These are the cardinal features that define "burnout" and affect almost 50% of physicians and 30–70% of nurses. This book addresses why burnout is viewed as a threat and how it can be fought. The author discusses the contributing factors and solutions at the health system and societal level. Additionally, this book explores the current and future etiology and impacts on physicians and healthcare professionals, with a significant emphasis on solutions at both the individual level and the system level. Contributors: Patricia S. Normand MD, Bruce Flareau, MD, Kathleen Ferket, MSN, APRN, Daniel Edelman, DO, and Peter B. Angood, MD.

Digital Professionalism in Health and Care Developing the Workforce Building the Future

Digital Professionalism in Health and Care  Developing the Workforce  Building the Future
Author: P. Scott,J. Mantas,A. Benis
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2022-09-29
ISBN: 164368311X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Professionalism in Health and Care Developing the Workforce Building the Future Book Excerpt:

Digital technology has become integral in the fields of health and care, and a number of recent reports have stressed the importance of equipping health and care staff with the skills and knowledge they need to use such technology effectively. Numerous failures of digital projects in the health and care sectors have demonstrated that simply relocating IT generalists into these specialist fields is not a guaranteed formula for success; the unique complexities of the typically under-resourced legacy infrastructures of health and care create challenges that demand specific education and training. This book presents the proceedings of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) 2022 Special Topic Conference (STC), held in Cardiff, Wales, on 7-8 September 2022. The theme of STC 2022 was Digital Professionalism in Health and Care: Developing the Workforce, Building the Future, which emphasized the vital need for professional education, training and continuing development of the health and care informatics workforce. The 30 full papers and 5 posters in this book cover a broad range of topics and methods in informatics education and training, and include a small selection from the wider sub-domains of biomedical informatics. Providing a valuable overview of current methods and training, the book will be of interest to a wide range of professionals working in healthcare today, especially those involved in equipping the workforce with the skills they will need for the digital future.

Chicken Soup for the Mother of Preschooler s Soul

Chicken Soup for the Mother of Preschooler s Soul
Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2012-08-21
ISBN: 1453275355
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chicken Soup for the Mother of Preschooler s Soul Book Excerpt:

In this uplifting collection, you'll find true stories about the day-to-day minutiae and miracles of being the mom to a preschooler: from finding peace and purpose in what can seem (and look!) like chaos; from solving sibling rivalry to celebrating sibling revelry; from the sorrow of letting go to enjoying some personal independence as your "big kid" goes off to school.

Joy in Medicine

Joy in Medicine
Author: Eve Shapiro
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN: 0429828640
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joy in Medicine Book Excerpt:

Eve Shapiro has been writing about patient-centered care, physician–patient communication, and relationships between doctors and their patients since 2007. In Joy in Medicine? What 100 Healthcare Professionals Have to Say about Job Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction, Burnout, and Joy, Eve turns her attention to those on the healthcare delivery side of this "sacred interaction." These healthcare professionals share their enthusiasm, joys, frustrations, disappointments, insights, advice, stories, fears, and pain, explaining how it looks and feels to work in healthcare today no matter who you are, where you work, or what your position is in the organizational hierarchy. The healthcare professionals who provide patient care deserve our collective interest in their humanity. Without some insight into who they are and the forces with which they struggle every day, we cannot fully appreciate the obstacles to providing the care we all want for ourselves and our families during the best of times, let alone in the uncertain times that lie ahead.

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore
Author: Kim Fu
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0544098269
Category: FICTION
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore Book Excerpt:

A group of young girls descend on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest. Their days are filled with swimming lessons, friendship bracelets, and camp songs by the fire. On an overnight kayaking trip to a nearby island, they find themselves stranded, with no adults to help them survive or guide them home. Five girls-- Nita, Kayla, Isabel, Dina, and Siobhan-- survive the trip, and as the following years bring successes and failures, loving relationships and heartbreaks, we see the many ways a tragedy can alter the lives it touches.

Children s Jukebox

Children s Jukebox
Author: Rob Reid
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2007-06-11
ISBN: 9780838909409
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Jukebox Book Excerpt:

Lists over five hundred children's musical recordings, describing how each song can be applied to teaching and playing opportunities, and highlights songs with such particular learning themes as food, animals, sportsmanship, and emotions.

Six Skills by Age Six Launching Early Literacy at the Library

Six Skills by Age Six  Launching Early Literacy at the Library
Author: Anna Foote,Bradley Debrick
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2015-11-23
ISBN: 1610699009
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Skills by Age Six Launching Early Literacy at the Library Book Excerpt:

This one-stop guide to nurturing six core early literacy skills at your library also offers practical tips for sharing these skills with parents, teachers, and other caregivers so they can institute them in playgroups, in school, or at home. • Guides you in launching an early literacy program no matter the size of your library or budget • Simplifies the implementation of early literacy initiatives in your library • Helps you to educate parents and childcare providers on the importance of fostering literacy skills in young children • Suggest methods you can employ to involve parents in developing early literacy skills

Styling Your Writing

Styling Your Writing
Author: Jen McConnel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2022-05-12
ISBN: 1000578518
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Styling Your Writing Book Excerpt:

This text helps developing writers in the academy and beyond think through their writing process and develop strategies for styling their writing to meet the demands of a wide range of goals. The book imagines writing as an assortment of "outfits"— bundles of styles and strategies through which one approaches a writing purpose, such as writing focused on experimentation and growth or writing focused on a professional task. By assessing the outfits writers feel most and least confident in, and examining how to be more at home in the outfits that matter to them, this book helps students develop both specific skills and their overall identity as writers. Readers are guided through before-, during-, and after-writing strategies and techniques, including: freewriting, outlining, visual planning, and composing in multimodal forms. Readers are also introduced to the importance of setting clear writing goals and sharing their work in a variety of ways, both in preparation for classroom success through peer review and writing center visits, and beyond the classroom in virtual and in-person spaces. This book serves as a core or supplemental text for writing courses at the undergraduate, graduate, or high school level, or as a writing guide for individual readers.

Preschool Clues

Preschool Clues
Author: Angela C. Santomero,Deborah Reber
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN: 1501174347
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preschool Clues Book Excerpt:

The award-winning creator of Blue’s Clues, Super Why!, and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood shares the secret sauce behind her shows’ powerful, transformative results in the form of eleven research-based, foundational “clues” to ensure that preschoolers flourish academically, socially, and emotionally during this critical time. The preschool years—when children are between the ages of two and five—are the most influential, important years in a child’s life. Studies show that pausing to interact, playing to solve problems, diffusing with humor, and using repetition are the hidden clues conscious parents use to raise successful kids and help them learn critical thinking skills, foster empathy, and nurture their sense of self-worth. Angela C. Santomero, MA, the award-winning creator of children’s television phenomena knows this better than anyone and has spent decades working to instill confidence in her young viewers. In Preschool Clues, she breaks down the philosophy behind her shows—educating, inspiring, and empowering kids—into concrete strategies that parents and educators can incorporate into their family and classroom to set their preschoolers up for success, such as: -Intentionally pausing to foster bonding, independence, and resilience -Developing empathy and confidence through soliciting preschoolers’ help -Becoming “fluent” in the language of preschoolers: Play -Igniting your preschooler’s curiosity -Being an involved co-player everyday -Designing a healthy media diet In Preschool Clues, Angela shares the latest research from top thinkers in child development and education. Through her practical, straightforward advice and inspiring, conversational approach, you will not only understand exactly what your children are learning from the shows they watch and why these shows are so effective, you’ll know exactly how to apply these same proven approaches in your daily life and with the same powerful results.

Blackbird

Blackbird
Author: Jennifer Lauck
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-04-24
ISBN: 1451644302
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blackbird Book Excerpt:

With the startling emotional immediacy of a fractured family photo album, Jennifer Lauck's incandescent memoir is the story of an ordinary girl growing up at the turn of the 1970s and the truly extraordinary circumstances of a childhood lost. Wrenching and unforgettable, Blackbird will carry your heart away. The house on Mary Street was home to Jennifer; her older brother B.J.; their hardworking father, who smelled like aftershave and read her Snow White; and their mother, who called her little daughter Sunshine and embraced Jackie Kennedy's sense of style. Through a child's eyes, the skies of Carson City were forever blue, and life was perfect -- a world of Barbies, Bewitched, and the Beatles. Even her mother's pain from her mysterious illness could be patted away with hairspray, powder, and a kiss on the cheek....But soon, everything Jennifer has come to love and rely on begins to crumble, sending her on a roller coaster of loss and loneliness. In a world unhinged by tragedy, where beautiful mothers die and families are warped by more than they can bear, a young girl must transcend a landscape of pain and mistreatment to discover her richest resource: her own unshakable will to survive.

Story Times Good Enough to Eat Thematic Programs with Edible Story Crafts

Story Times Good Enough to Eat  Thematic Programs with Edible Story Crafts
Author: Melissa Rossetti Folini
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2010-01-22
ISBN: 1591588995
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Story Times Good Enough to Eat Thematic Programs with Edible Story Crafts Book Excerpt:

Learning and fun go hand-in-hand with these thematically organized story time programs that are linked to adorable, edible crafts. • Book lists, supplies lists, and a simple recipe are included for each program to eliminate guesswork • Photographs depict every recipe and craft • An introduction highlights the basic supplies/ingredients needed for each program and offers hints and tips to keep it all easy and affordable

Monsters Under the Bed and Other Childhood Fears

Monsters Under the Bed and Other Childhood Fears
Author: Stephen W. Garber, Ph.D.,Robyn Freedman Spizman,Marianne Daniels Garber
Publsiher: Villard
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-04-13
ISBN: 0307788563
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monsters Under the Bed and Other Childhood Fears Book Excerpt:

A step-by-step manual designed to help parents cope with children's fears; Monsters Under the Bed and Other Childhood Fears discusses common fears, how to respond to childhood anxieties, and other ways to deal with frightened children. “With the culture getting scarier and parents getting busier, there is a growing need to help parents understand and cope with childhood fears. This thoughtful and practical work fulfills that need extraordinarily well.”—Stan and Jan Berenstain, authors of The Berenstain Bears children's book series This book is about how to respond to your child's fears. Most children experience fears of the dark, strangers, unidentified noises, and numerous other things for a short time and then they pass. By supporting your child and filling in the gaps in her knowledge, you can minimize most of the normal childhood fears many children experience. By preparing your child in advance for the new situations she must meet, you may be able to avoid new fears.—From the Introduction Praise for Monsters Under the Bed “The authors of Monsters Under the Bed have created a great resource for parents to help their children. The fun parti s that some of the basic wisdom in this book may also apply when the occasional wayward monster slips under an adult bed.”—Sheryl Leach, president of The Lyons Group, creator of Barney “Fears often annoy, disturb, and sometimes even prevent a child from enjoying childhood. At no time are fears a laughing matter. This book offers parents a variety of clever suggestions on how to help their child 'slay' the ubiquitous monsters that lurk under the bed, in the hall, and outside the window. Today's concerned but busy parents will appreciate the straightforward yet family-oriented language of this book.”—Ted Ayllon, Ph.D., professor of psychology and special education, Georgia State University; author, with Mori Freed, of Stopping Baby's Colic

Cheap Bastard s Guide to Portland Oregon

Cheap Bastard s   Guide to Portland  Oregon
Author: Rachel Dresbeck
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-11-22
ISBN: 0762775785
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cheap Bastard s Guide to Portland Oregon Book Excerpt:

Cheap Bastard's Guide to Portland, OR details endless free and inexpensive opportunities available in The City of Roses from theater, concerts, and museums to wine tastings, yoga classes, haircuts, and massages––for native and visiting cheapskates alike. Written in a fun, humorous tone, this unique guide offers sound advice on how to live the good life on the cheap!

Simplicity Parenting

Simplicity Parenting
Author: Kim John Payne,Lisa M. Ross
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-08-25
ISBN: 0345516982
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simplicity Parenting Book Excerpt:

Today’s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish. Simplicity Parenting offers inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change: • Streamline your home environment. Reduce the amount of toys, books, and clutter—as well as the lights, sounds, and general sensory overload. • Establish rhythms and rituals. Discover ways to ease daily tensions, create battle-free mealtimes and bedtimes, and tell if your child is overwhelmed. • Schedule a break in the schedule. Establish intervals of calm and connection in your child’s daily torrent of constant doing. • Scale back on media and parental involvement. Manage your children’s “screen time” to limit the endless deluge of information and stimulation. A manifesto for protecting the grace of childhood, Simplicity Parenting is an eloquent guide to bringing new rhythms to bear on the lifelong art of raising children.

Burnout in Women Physicians

Burnout in Women Physicians
Author: Cynthia M. Stonnington,Julia A Files
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2020-06-15
ISBN: 3030444597
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Burnout in Women Physicians Book Excerpt:

This book is the first to dissect the factors contributing to burnout that impact women physicians and seeks to appropriately address these issues. The book begins by establishing the differences in epidemiology between female physicians and their male counterparts, including rates of burnout, depression and suicide, chosen fields, caregiving responsibilities at home, career tradeoffs in dual physician marriages, patient satisfaction and outcomes, academic rank, leadership positions, salary, and turnover. The second part of the book explores the drivers of physician burnout that disproportionately affect women, each chapter beginning with a case vignette. This section covers many issues that often go unrecognized including unconscious bias, sexual harassment, gender role conflicts, domestic responsibilities, depression, addiction, financial stress, and the impact related to reproductive health such as pregnancy and breastfeeding. The book concludes by focusing on strategies to prevent and/or mitigate burnout among individual women physicians across the career lifespan.This section also includes recommendations to change the culture of medicine and the systems that contribute to burnout. Burnout in Women Physicians is an excellent resource for physicians across all specialties who are concerned with physician wellness and burnout, including students, residents, fellows, and attending physicians.