The Daring Book for Girls

The Daring Book for Girls
Author: Andrea J. Buchanan,Miriam Peskowitz
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN: 0061840734
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Daring Book for Girls Book Excerpt:

The Daring Book for Girls is the manual for everything that girls need to know—and that doesn't mean sewing buttonholes! Whether it's female heroes in history, secret note-passing skills, science projects, friendship bracelets, double dutch, cats cradle, the perfect cartwheel or the eternal mystery of what boys are thinking, this book has it all. But it's not just a guide to giggling at sleepovers—although that's included, of course! Whether readers consider themselves tomboys, girly-girls, or a little bit of both, this book is every girl's invitation to adventure.

The Double Daring Book for Girls

The Double Daring Book for Girls
Author: Andrea J. Buchanan,Miriam Peskowitz
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-04-14
ISBN: 006187048X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Double Daring Book for Girls Book Excerpt:

The follow up to the bestselling phenomenon The Daring Book for Girls—an even more daring guide to everything from making a raft to learning how to play football to the art of the Japanese Tea Ceremony. In response to the resounding success of The Daring Book for Girls comes a second volume with all original material that promises to be full of even more daring adventure than the first. Girls will learn how to surf, horseback riding tips, April Fools Day history and pranks, how to make a labyrinth, how to sing, all about cowgirls, and how to organize a croquet tournament. Just as packed with creative and exciting material as the original, but double the fun, The Double-Daring Book for Girls is an adventure guidebook of stories, activities, facts, and games for daring girls everywhere.

The Pocket Daring Book for Girls

The Pocket Daring Book for Girls
Author: Andrea J. Buchanan,Miriam Peskowitz
Publsiher: HarperCollins Publishers
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780007288038
Category: Amusements
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pocket Daring Book for Girls Book Excerpt:

Social sciences.

The Pocket Daring Book for Girls

The Pocket Daring Book for Girls
Author: Andrea J. Buchanan,Miriam Peskowitz
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2008-10-28
ISBN: 0061649945
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pocket Daring Book for Girls Book Excerpt:

Revisit old favorites and discover even more facts and stories. The perfect pocket book for any girl on a quest for knowledge. Includes New Chapters + the Best Wisdom & Wonder from The Daring Book for Girls

When We Were Free to Be

When We Were Free to Be
Author: Lori Rotskoff,Laura L. Lovett
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0807837237
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When We Were Free to Be Book Excerpt:

Over thirty essays examine the legacy of Marlo Thomas' children's book "Free to Be ... You and Me," which promoted individuality, acceptance, and diversity during the beginning stages of the women's rights movement in the early 1970s.

The Pocket Daring Book for Girls

The Pocket Daring Book for Girls
Author: Andrea J. Buchanan,Miriam Peskowitz
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN: 9780007289899
Category: Girls
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pocket Daring Book for Girls Book Excerpt:

Perfect for girls on the go, this portable and pocket-sized book of discoveries and pastimes is just the thing for anyone who loves to discover new ideas and trade newfound knowledge with family and friends.

Reading Children s Literature A Critical Introduction Second Edition

Reading Children   s Literature  A Critical Introduction   Second Edition
Author: Carrie Hintz,Eric L. Tribunella
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 633
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN: 1460406699
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Children s Literature A Critical Introduction Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Reading Children’s Literature offers insights into the major discussions and debates currently animating the field of children’s literature. Informed by recent scholarship and interest in cultural studies and critical theory, it is a compact core text that introduces students to the historical contexts, genres, and issues of children’s literature. A beautifully designed and illustrated supplement to individual literary works assigned, it also provides apparatus that makes it a complete resource for working with children’s literature during and after the course. The second edition includes a new chapter on children’s literature and popular culture (including film, television, and merchandising) and has been updated throughout to reflect recent scholarship and new offerings in children’s media.

Build It Make It Do It Play It Subject Access to the Best How To Guides for Children and Teens

Build It  Make It  Do It  Play It  Subject Access to the Best How To Guides for Children and Teens
Author: Catharine Bomhold,Terri Elder
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2014-06-30
ISBN: 1598843923
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Build It Make It Do It Play It Subject Access to the Best How To Guides for Children and Teens Book Excerpt:

A valuable, one-stop guide to collection development and finding ideal subject-specific activities and projects for children and teens. For busy librarians and educators, finding instructions for projects, activities, sports, and games that children and teens will find interesting is a constant challenge. This guide is a time-saving, one-stop resource for locating this type of information—one that also serves as a valuable collection development tool that identifies the best among thousands of choices, and can be used for program planning, reference and readers' advisory, and curriculum support. Build It, Make It, Do It, Play It! identifies hundreds of books that provide step-by-step instructions for creating arts and crafts, building objects, finding ways to help the disadvantaged, or engaging in other activities ranging from gardening to playing games and sports. Organized by broad subject areas—arts and crafts, recreation and sports (including indoor activities and games), and so forth—the entries are further logically organized by specific subject, ensuring quick and easy use. Provides an excellent resource for libraries considering creating makerspaces Helps educators locate instructions for entertaining and educational program and curricular activities that range from cooking and e-drawing to performing magic tricks, solving puzzles, mask-making, and outdoor games Utilizes a subject heading organization and indexes multi-topic titles by chapter for ease of use Supplies plans targeted for distinct age ranges: lower elementary (K–3rd grade), elementary (3rd–6th grade), middle school (6th–9th grade), and high school (9th grade and above) Includes an appendix containing additional online sources of information that augment the book's content

Profane

Profane
Author: Christopher S. Grenda,Chris Beneke,David Nash
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-08-15
ISBN: 0520277228
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Profane Book Excerpt:

Humans have been uttering profane words and incurring the consequences for millennia. But contemporary events—from the violence in 2006 that followed Danish newspaper cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed to the 2012 furor over the Innocence of Muslims video—indicate that controversy concerning blasphemy has reemerged in explosive transnational form. In an age when electronic media transmit offense as rapidly as profane images and texts can be produced, blasphemy is bracingly relevant again. In this volume, a distinguished cast of international scholars examines the profound difficulties blasphemy raises for modern societies. Contributors examine how the sacred is formed and maintained, how sacrilegious expression is conceived and regulated, and how the resulting conflicts resist easy adjudication. Their studies range across art, history, politics, law, literature, and theology. Because of the global nature of the problem, the volume’s approach is comparative, examining blasphemy across cultural and geopolitical boundaries.

Encyclopedia of Motherhood

Encyclopedia of Motherhood
Author: Andrea O'Reilly
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1520
Release: 2010-04-06
ISBN: 1452266298
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Motherhood Book Excerpt:

To request a free 30-day online trial to this product, visit www.sagepub.com/freetrial In the last decade the topic of motherhood has emerged as a distinct and established field of scholarly inquiry. A cursory review of motherhood research reveals that hundreds of scholarly articles have been published on almost every motherhood theme imaginable. The first ever on the topic, this Encyclopedia of Motherhood helps to both demarcate motherhood as a scholarly field and an academic discipline and to direct its future development. With more than 700 entries, these three volumes provide information on the central terms, concepts, topics, issues, themes, debates, theories, and texts of this new discipline. Further, the encyclopedia examines the topic of motherhood in various contexts such as history and geography and by academic discipline. Key Features Provides an overview of the topic of motherhood in many and diverse disciplines, such as anthropology, sociology, psychology and philosophy Examines the meaning and experience of motherhood in many time periods from classic civilizations to present day Includes an entry for all the influential theorists of maternal scholarship from the pioneering theories to the more recent writings Covers issues and events of our current times including entries on the mommy blog, the motherhood memoir, terrorism, reproductive technologies, HIV/AIDS, and LGBT families Explores geographical, cultural, and ethnic diversity with an entry for almost every country in the world as well as entries on lesbian, immigrant, adoptive, single, nonresidential, young, poor mothers and mothers with disabilities Key Themes History of Motherhood Issues in Motherhood Motherhood and Family Motherhood and Health Motherhood and Society Motherhood Around the World Motherhood in the United States Motherhood Studies Prominent Mothers In human society, few institutions are as important as motherhood, and this unique encyclopedia captures the interdisciplinary foundation of the subject in one convenient reference. The scope of the Encyclopedia of Motherhood is focused on providing a comprehensive resource to understanding the complexities of motherhood for academic and public libraries, written by scholars and institutional experts in the social and behavioral sciences.

Reading the Rainbow

Reading the Rainbow
Author: Caitlin L. Ryan,Jill M. Hermann-Wilmarth
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0807777110
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Rainbow Book Excerpt:

Drawing on examples of teaching from elementary school classrooms, this timely book for practitioners explains why LGBTQ-inclusive literacy instruction is possible, relevant, and necessary in grades K–5. The authors show how expanding the English language arts curriculum to include representations of LGBTQ people and themes will benefit all students, allowing them to participate in a truly inclusive classroom. The text describes three different approaches that address the limitations, pressures, and possibilities that teachers in various contexts face around these topics. The authors make clear what LGBTQ-inclusive literacy teaching can look like in practice, including what teachers might say and how students might respond. “Reading the Rainbow is a terrific, nuanced, practical resource that many ELA teachers should come to value. Children in their classrooms, whatever their identities, will be the better for it.” —Mombian “Reading the Rainbow invites us to enact justice in our classrooms as we honor our students’ rights and work to foster equity.” —From the Foreword by Mariana Souto-Manning, Teachers College, Columbia University “The field has been hungry for this book! It will allow elementary teachers to make immediate and impactful change in their classrooms.” —Elizabeth Dutro, University of Colorado Boulder “This is a warm and vigorous invitation for teachers to create more equitable classrooms where the full humanity of students is honored.” —Mollie V. Blackburn, Ohio State University

Warrior Girls

Warrior Girls
Author: Michael Sokolove
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-06-03
ISBN: 1416579621
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warrior Girls Book Excerpt:

Amy Steadman was destined to become one of the great women's soccer players of her generation. "The best of the best," Parade magazine called her as she left high school and headed off to the University of North Carolina. Instead, by age twenty, Amy had undergone five surgeries on her right knee. She had to give up the sport she loved. She walked with a stiff gait, like an elderly woman, and found it painful to get out of bed in the morning. Warrior Girls exposes the downside of the women's sports revolution that has evolved since Title IX: an injury epidemic that is easily ignored because we worry that it will threaten our daughters' hard-won opportunities on the field. From teenage girls playing local soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, and other sports to women competing at the elite level, female athletes are suffering serious injuries at alarming rates. The numbers are frightening and irrefutable. Young female athletes tear their ACLs, the stabilizing ligament in the knee, at rates as high as eight times greater than their male counterparts. Women's collegiate soccer players suffer concussions at the same rate as college football players. From head to toe, female athletes suffer higher rates of injury, and many of them play through constant pain. Michael Sokolove gives us the most up-to-date research on girls and sports injuries. He takes us into the homes and hearts of female athletes, into operating theaters where orthopedic surgeons reconstruct shredded knees, and onto the practice field of famed University of North Carolina soccer coach Anson Dorrance. Exhaustively researched and strongly argued, Warrior Girls is an urgent wake-up call for parents and coaches. Sokolove connects the culture of youth sports -- the demands for girls to specialize in a single sport by age ten or younger, and to play it year-round -- directly to the injury epidemic. Devoted to the ideal of team, and deeply bonded with teammates, these tough girls don't want to leave the field even when confronted with serious injury and chronic pain. Warrior Girls shows how girls can train better and smarter to decrease their risks. It makes clear that parents must come together and demand changes to a sports culture that manufactures injuries. Well-documented, opinionated, and controversial, Warrior Girls shows that all girls can safeguard themselves on the field without sacrificing their hard-won right to be there.

Children s Literature Studies

Children s Literature Studies
Author: Matthew O. Grenby,Kimberly Reynolds
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-05-24
ISBN: 1350308943
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literature Studies Book Excerpt:

Children's literature is a rapidly expanding field of research which presents students and researchers with a number of practical and intellectual challenges. This research handbook is the first devoted to the specialist skills and complexities of studying children's literature at university level. Bringing together the expertise of leading international scholars, it combines practical advice with in-depth discussion of critical approaches. Wide- ranging in approach, Children's Literature Studies: A Research Handbook: - Considers 'children's literature' in its fullest sense, examining visual texts (such as picturebooks), films, computer games and other 'transformed' texts, as well as more traditional modes of writing for children - Offers a step-by-step guide to devising, starting and carrying out a research project (such as a dissertation or thesis), and advice on what kinds of research it is possible and profitable to undertake - Surveys the different methodologies and theoretical approaches used by children's literature scholars - Includes case studies, questions and exercises to reinforce ideas discussed in each chapter - Provides lists of further reading and a specialist glossary that will remain a useful reference resource This handbook will be an essential companion for those studying children's literature, whether as undergraduates, postgraduates, or beyond.

Code Like a Girl Rad Tech Projects and Practical Tips

Code Like a Girl  Rad Tech Projects and Practical Tips
Author: Miriam Peskowitz
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN: 1524713910
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Code Like a Girl Rad Tech Projects and Practical Tips Book Excerpt:

Welcome to Code Like a Girl, where you'll get started on the adventure of coding with cool projects and step-by-step tips, from the co-author of the bestselling The Daring Book for Girls. Coding is about creativity, self-expression, and telling your story. It's solving problems and being curious, building things, making the world a better place, and creating a future. It's about you: whoever you are, wherever you're at, whatever you want. Nearly everything you encounter on a screen is made from code. You see, with code you can have an idea and put it into action: it's your voice and your vision. From the outside, tech and code may seem puzzling and mysterious, but when you get through the door and past the first few beginner steps and your code starts to work, it feels like magic. In this book, you'll learn how to: - Code with Scratch--projects like making a dog walk through the park, sending your friend a card, and devising a full-scoring game! - Build your own computer--really! - Create your own digital fortune-teller, with the Python language. - Make your own smartphone gloves. - Make light-up bracelets. - Code a motion sensor that tells you when someone enters your room. - And lots more!

Princess Recovery

Princess Recovery
Author: Jennifer L Hartstein
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-11-18
ISBN: 1440531838
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Princess Recovery Book Excerpt:

At two, she only wears dresses because she's a princess like the ones on TV. At six, she wants the trendiest, scantily clad doll because all her friends have it. At eight, she's begging for makeup because she wants to be pretty like the teen superstars. Your daughter has every opportunity to be independent and confident--if only you could help her tune out the rest of the world! But can you really deny your little girl dresses, cartoons, and friends until she is out of danger? Child and adolescent psychologist Dr. Jennifer L. Hartstein has good news: you don't have to! Her unique program teaches you to curb the world's influence on your daughter--without making her live in a bubble. In this debut book, Dr. Hartstein teaches you to: Encourage your daughter to pursue her passion with industry and intelligence Establish high but realistic expectations of your daughter and her future Provide context for problematic influences--from the media to prissy peers Build a mutual trust that will withstand her adolescent growing pains With this plan, you can bring balance, confidence, and self-sufficiency into your daughter's life without denying her a modern, vibrant childhood.

The Book Publishing Industry

The Book Publishing Industry
Author: Albert N. Greco
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2013-07-31
ISBN: 1136850341
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Publishing Industry Book Excerpt:

The Book Publishing Industry focuses on consumer books (adult, juvenile, and mass market paperbacks) and reviews all major book categories to present a comprehensive overview of this diverse business. In addition to the insights and portrayals of the U.S. publishing industry, this book includes an appendix containing historical data on the industry from 1946 to the end of the twentieth century. The selective bibliography includes the latest literature, including works in marketing and economics that has a direct relationship with this dynamic industry. This third edition features a chapter on e-books and provides an overview of the current shift toward digital media in the US book publishing industry.

It s a Baby Girl

It s a Baby Girl
Author: The Gurian Institute,Stacie Bering,Adie Goldberg
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-01-27
ISBN: 0470243392
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s a Baby Girl Book Excerpt:

Very practical science based tips and guidelines and stories for moms and dads of baby girls. Including: Why you need a book just about girls. The very different health issues, genetic predisposition, hard wiring, neurological and biological development of girls, including unique strengths and weaknesses. How to understand the core nature of your girl and nourish it through problems of crying, fussing, eating, sleeping, attaching and other key issues during the first 12 months of life. Warm hearted stories about girls and tips from real moms, and a preview of what's to come for girls as they become toddlers, preschool kids, pubescent and beyond.

Keywords for Children s Literature Second Edition

Keywords for Children s Literature  Second Edition
Author: Philip Nel,Lissa Paul,Nina Christensen
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN: 1479899674
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keywords for Children s Literature Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Introduces key terms, global concepts, debates, and histories for Children's Literature in an updated edition Over the past decade, there has been a proliferation of exciting new work across many areas of children’s literature and culture. Mapping this vibrant scholarship, the Second Edition of Keywords for Children’s Literature presents original essays on essential terms and concepts in the field. Covering ideas from “Aesthetics” to “Voice,” an impressive multidisciplinary cast of scholars explores and expands on the vocabulary central to the study of children’s literature. The second edition of this Keywords volume goes beyond disciplinary and national boundaries. Across fifty-nine print essays and nineteen online essays, it includes contributors from twelve countries and an international advisory board from over a dozen more. The fully revised and updated selection of critical writing—more than half of the essays are new to this edition—reflects an intentionally multinational perspective, taking into account non-English traditions and what childhood looks like in an age of globalization. All authors trace their keyword’s uses and meanings: from translation to poetry, taboo to diversity, and trauma to nostalgia, the book’s scope, clarity, and interdisciplinary play between concepts make this new edition of Keywords for Children’s Literature essential reading for scholars and students alike.

Feminism s in Early Childhood

Feminism s  in Early Childhood
Author: Kylie Smith,Kate Alexander,Sheralyn Campbell
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-04-26
ISBN: 981103057X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feminism s in Early Childhood Book Excerpt:

This unique book brings together international scholars from around the globe to examine how different feminist theories are being used in early childhood research, policy and pedagogy. The array of feminist discourses captured by the authors offer contextualised possibilities for disrupting dominant patriarchal beliefs and producing change. The authors address and challenge how early childhood experiences, institutions and practices produce gendered effects across and within diverse contexts and demonstrate how feminism(s) in action can be used to reconceptualise research methods, government policy, children’s learning, teaching practice and educational resources. In this way, the book contributes to creating new knowledge connections and community alliances in the global effort to end gender-based inequalities across local and global communities.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Raising Girls

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Raising Girls
Author: Deb Baker,Gary J. Weisenberger,Kathy Sherwin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-04-07
ISBN: 1101026421
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Raising Girls Book Excerpt:

A positive look at parenting daughters. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Raising Girls is a hands-on parenting guide that takes readers from birth into womanhood. In warm, wise words, the authors explore all that is sugar and spice, precious and at times frightening, about the girls in their lives. *A hopeful, positive focus for parents concerned about issues raised in books like Queen Bees and Wannabees, Odd Girl Out, Reviving Ophelia, and See Jane Hit *Solid parenting advice for every stage *Follows on the success of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Raising Boys *Author team includes a pediatrician, teacher, and health writer, all of whom have daughters themselves