The Year of Billy Miller

The Year of Billy Miller
Author: Kevin Henkes
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN: 0062268155
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year of Billy Miller Book Excerpt:

Newbery Honor Book and New York Times Bestseller! Award-winning, nationally bestselling author Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller in this fast-paced and funny story about friendship, sibling rivalry, and elementary school. The Year of Billy Miller includes black-and-white art by Kevin Henkes and is perfect for fans of the Ramona books; Frindle, by Andrew Clements; and the Clementine series. The New York Times declared: "Henkes's delightful story is restrained and vivid . . . forgoing the overdramatic or zany, it shows the substance, warmth and adaptability of beautifully common family love." When Billy Miller has a mishap at the statue of the Jolly Green Giant at the end of summer vacation, he ends up with a big lump on his head. What a way to start second grade! As the year goes by, though, Billy figures out how to navigate elementary school, how to appreciate his little sister, and how to be a more grown up and responsible member of the family and a help to his busy working mom and stay-at-home dad. Newbery Honor author and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes delivers a short, satisfying, laugh-out-loud-funny school and family story that features a diorama homework assignment, a school poetry slam, cancelled sleepovers, and epic sibling temper tantrums. This is a perfect short novel for the early elementary grades. Plus don't miss the follow-up, Billy Miller Makes a Wish!

Billy Miller Makes a Wish

Billy Miller Makes a Wish
Author: Kevin Henkes
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN: 0063042819
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Billy Miller Makes a Wish Book Excerpt:

“Full of heart and depth.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Henkes is a master of characterization. —The Horn Book (starred review) “A first-rate choice for reading aloud.”—Booklist (starred review) Billy Miller is back! This stand-alone companion to two-time Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes’s award-winning, acclaimed, and bestselling The Year of Billy Miller, Billy Miller Makes a Wish is a laugh-out-loud funny and accessible story about summer, family, and wishes that (almost) come true. Billy Miller Makes a Wish is illustrated in black-and-white throughout by the author, and is perfect for fans of the Ramona books and the Clementine series. On his birthday, Billy Miller wishes for something exciting to happen. But he immediately regrets his wish when an ambulance rushes to his neighbor’s house. Is Billy responsible? Award-winning author Kevin Henkes delivers a short, funny, and emotionally complex novel complete with misplaced love letters, surprising critters, art projects, misguided tattoos—and another surprise for Billy and his family, maybe the best one yet! Illustrated throughout with black-and-white art by the author, this is a perfect novel for the early elementary grades and an essential choice for summer reading. A stand-alone companion to The Year of Billy Miller, a Newbery Honor Book.

The Year of Billy Miller

The Year of Billy Miller
Author: Kevin Henkes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-15
ISBN: 9781955899017
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year of Billy Miller Book Excerpt:

The Year of Billy Miller

The Year of Billy Miller
Author: Kevin Henkes
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN: 9780606369770
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year of Billy Miller Book Excerpt:

For use in schools and libraries only. The Caldecott Medal-winning creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse follows the second-grade year of young Billy Miller, who struggles to navigate the pitfalls of elementary school, appreciate a pesky younger sibling and help his busy parents.

Olive s Ocean

Olive s Ocean
Author: Kevin Henkes
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN: 0062284630
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Olive s Ocean Book Excerpt:

"Olive Barstow was dead. She'd been hit by a car on Monroe Street while riding her bicycle weeks ago. That was about all Martha knew." Martha Boyle and Olive Barstow could have been friends. But they weren't -- and now all that is left are eerie connections between two girls who were in the same grade at school and who both kept the same secret without knowing it. Now Martha can't stop thinking about Olive. A family summer on Cape Cod should help banish those thoughts; instead, they seep in everywhere. And this year Martha's routine at her beloved grandmother's beachside house is complicated by the Manning boys. Jimmy, Tate, Todd, Luke, and Leo. But especially Jimmy. What if, what if, what if, what if? The world can change in a minute.

Creative Literacy in Action Birth through Age Nine

Creative Literacy in Action  Birth through Age Nine
Author: Janet Leigh Towell,Katherine C. Powell,Susannah Brown
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-10-05
ISBN: 1337514861
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Literacy in Action Birth through Age Nine Book Excerpt:

This new early literacy textbook (birth through age nine) focuses on creative literacy instruction through active participation of teachers, parents, and children -- providing preservice teachers with practical strategies and activities that can be adapted to meet the needs of diverse learners. It offers a comprehensive view of literacy development and instruction, including assessment, phonemic awareness, and emergent literacy, phonics, vocabulary, reading, writing, and arts integration in diverse classrooms. The authors' holistic approach explains why and how reading and language arts should be taught from the perspective of the whole child, with an emphasis on creativity in a nurturing learning environment. Their unique perspective integrates the arts, educational psychology, and literacy instruction, represented throughout the text by the incorporation of the cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical parts of the self into a visual Holistic Model of Literacy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

This Is a Great Book

 This Is a Great Book
Author: Larry Swartz,Shelley Stagg Peterson
Publsiher: Pembroke Publishers
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2015-09-30
ISBN: 155138308X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is a Great Book Book Excerpt:

"This Is a Great Book!" is rooted in the belief that having a wide range of "great" books to read is essential to student success as readers inside the classroom ... and beyond. Based on extensive research, this highly readable book explores a wide range of recommended titles that cover a spectrum of developmental stages for readers of chapter books to young adult novels. It presents novels around popular themes and features guest voices that include innovative teachers, librarians, booksellers, and students. Numerous activities and literacy events form the core of this valuable resource. Reproducible pages include response activities, reflection tools, assessment profiles, and inventories for easy classroom use. Committed to nurturing the love of reading, the book invites readers to dig deeper in their understanding and appreciation of books by responding through writing, discussion, the arts, media, and more. Special attention is given to the world of independent leisure reading, where students make choices based on their preferences and tastes. Experienced and new teachers will find fresh ideas and the tools they need to guide students to "great" books that will make a difference in their lives.

Protecting Marie

Protecting Marie
Author: Kevin Henkes
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN: 0062284649
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Protecting Marie Book Excerpt:

"Fanny sensed that from the moment she was born she was meant to have a dog. It was as though some unique and independent organ deep inside her, like a tiny heart, couldn't thrive properly without one." With humor and compassion Kevin Henkes tells Fanny's story. But this is not just a dog story. This is a story about a girl and tier father. This is a story about growing up. This is a story about wanting and getting and realizing that nothing is simple or easy.

Words of Stone

Words of Stone
Author: Kevin Henkes
Publsiher: Puffin Books
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780140366013
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Words of Stone Book Excerpt:

While exploring the countryside outside of his home, ten-year-old Blaze Werla spots a devastating message on the side of a hill. By the author of Sheila Rae the Brave. Reprint.

Sun Spoon

Sun   Spoon
Author: Kevin Henkes
Publsiher: Greenwillow Books
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2007-10-02
ISBN: 9780061288753
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sun Spoon Book Excerpt:

Spoon Gilmore has been dreaming about his grandmother since her death two months ago, but the dreams are beginning to grow fuzzy and come less and less frequently. Afraid that soon even his memories of her will disappear, he sets out in search of the perfect thing to remember her by. When Spoon finds it, he quietly takes it to his room to cherish privately, making sure that his annoying little sister, Joanie, doesn't follow him in as usual. But soon Spoon realizes he's made a big mistake. Will things ever be right without Gram around?

Two Under Par

Two Under Par
Author: Kevin Henkes
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN: 0062284673
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Under Par Book Excerpt:

It seemed to ten-year-old Wedge that most of the time nothing made sense anymore. Suddenly he had a brand-new stepfather and a five-year-old stepbrother, Andrew. He lived in a new house, far from his friends, and his bedroom window looked out on a seven-foot castle that marked the eighteenth hole of the miniature golf course his stepfather owned. He hated it. Wedge does not easily let go of his anger, but the moment does come when things again begin to make sense. Kevin Henkes tells the story of Wedge's journey to understanding and acceptance with humor and sympathy.

How to Raise a Reader

How to Raise a Reader
Author: Pamela Paul,Maria Russo
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN: 1523508523
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Raise a Reader Book Excerpt:

A parent's guide to raising a lifelong reader, packed with practical ideas for engaging children of all ages in books, plus wonderful lists of books, arranged by age and subject matter, will keep the shelves stocked and young readers' interests high from birth through teens.

The Biggest Boy

The Biggest Boy
Author: Kevin Henkes
Publsiher: Greenwillow Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1998-05-27
ISBN: 0688158412
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biggest Boy Book Excerpt:

Billy is a big boy who can do all sorts of things by himself. And when his parents tell him he is growing bigger every day, he starts to imagine what it would be like to be the biggest boy in the world.

The Birthday Room

The Birthday Room
Author: Kevin Henkes
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN: 0062284606
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Birthday Room Book Excerpt:

"Two of the things Benjamin Hunter received for his twelfth birthday took him completely by surprise: A room and a letter. The room was from his parents. The letter was from his uncle." Ben was just two years old when he and his uncle, Ian, were last together, so Ben didn't remember him. And no one in Ben's family ever talked about the man. Thenthe letter arrived, changing Ben's life, and changing his family in unexpected ways. And there was the birthday room...

Literature and the Child

Literature and the Child
Author: Lee Galda,Lauren A. Liang,Bernice E. Cullinan
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 1305854985
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature and the Child Book Excerpt:

LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the genres and formats of children’s literature and guidance on using literature in the classroom. With a focus on diverse award-winning titles, this market-leading text includes beautifully written and illustrated discussions of exemplary titles for readers in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design features interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping students with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including sample teaching ideas and an emphasis on the importance of selecting and teaching complex texts. Extensive booklists provide excellent, ongoing resources and highlight texts that emphasize diversity. This text helps teachers understand how to select books that best serve their curriculum goals as well as the interests and needs of their students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Think Big With Think Alouds Grades K 5

Think Big With Think Alouds  Grades K 5
Author: Molly Ness
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-07-13
ISBN: 1506364950
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Think Big With Think Alouds Grades K 5 Book Excerpt:

A think-aloud process that comes close to bottling magic Grab a pencil, and you are on your way to dynamic lessons using Molly’s three-step planning process. Read Once: Go wild, putting a flurry of sticky notes on spots that strike you Read Twice: Whittle your notes down to the juiciest stopping points Read Three Times: Jot down what you will say so there’s no need to wing it in front of the kids Molly helps you focus on just five strategies: asking questions, making inferences, synthesizing, understanding the author’s purpose, and monitoring and clarifying. Includes more than 20 ready-made think aloud scripts, activities, templates, and more.

Elementary and Middle School Social Studies

Elementary and Middle School Social Studies
Author: Pamela J. Farris
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 649
Release: 2015-02-03
ISBN: 1478628901
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elementary and Middle School Social Studies Book Excerpt:

The latest edition of Pamela Farris’s popular, value-priced text continues to
offer pre- and in-service teachers creative strategies and proven techniques sensitive to the needs of all elementary and middle school learners. Coverage includes the C3 Framework and the four sets of learning from the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Farris, together with contributors who specialize in implementing successful teaching methods and theories, demonstrate how classroom teachers can excite and inspire their students to be engaged learners.

Sweeping Up the Heart

Sweeping Up the Heart
Author: Kevin Henkes
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN: 0062852574
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sweeping Up the Heart Book Excerpt:

From two-time Newbery Honor and New York Times–bestselling author Kevin Henkes, this timeless novel about loss, loneliness, and friendship tells the story of the spring break that changes seventh-grader Amelia Albright’s life forever. Amelia Albright dreams about going to Florida for spring break like everyone else in her class, but her father—a cranky and stubborn English professor—has decided Florida is too much adventure. Now Amelia is stuck at home with him and her babysitter, the beloved Mrs. O’Brien. The week ahead promises to be boring, until Amelia meets Casey at her neighborhood art studio. Amelia has never been friends with a boy before, and the experience is both fraught and thrilling. When Casey claims to see the spirit of Amelia’s mother (who died ten years before), the pair embarks on an altogether different journey in their attempt to find her. Using crisp, lyrical, literary writing and moments of humor and truth, award-winning author Kevin Henkes deftly captures how it feels to be almost thirteen. With themes of family, death, grief, creativity, and loyalty, Sweeping Up the Heart is for readers of Kate DiCamillo, Rebecca Stead, Lauren Wolk, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, and Pam Muñoz Ryan.

The Oxford Companion to Children s Literature

The Oxford Companion to Children s Literature
Author: Daniel Hahn
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN: 0199695148
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Companion to Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books. A fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature, this volume covers every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns

Reading Power Revised Expanded Edition

Reading Power  Revised   Expanded Edition
Author: Adrienne Gear
Publsiher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN: 1551389134
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Power Revised Expanded Edition Book Excerpt:

Ten years ago, Reading Power was launched in an elementary school in Vancouver. It has since evolved into a recognized approach to comprehension instruction being implemented across Canada, in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, and China. This ground-breaking approach showed teachers how to help students think while they read — connect, question, visualize, infer, and transform. Since the publication of the first edition of Reading Power, Adrienne Gear has continued to reflect on and refine her ideas about metacognition, comprehension instruction, and the Reading Power strategies. This revised and expanded edition shares these new understandings, and offers teachers new ideas, new lessons, and, of course, new anchor books to support the Reading Power principles. An ideal resource for teachers familiar to this strategic approach to teaching reading, or for those looking for new ways to connect thinking with reading.