Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Author: Grace Lin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN: 0316052604
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Book Excerpt:

This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer. Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz and Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Author: Grace Lin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Book club in a bag
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Book Excerpt:

Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Dragons and Serpents Paired Set

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon   Dragons and Serpents Paired Set
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781482423297
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Dragons and Serpents Paired Set Book Excerpt:

Starry River of the Sky

Starry River of the Sky
Author: Grace Lin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN: 0316215538
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Starry River of the Sky Book Excerpt:

From bestselling author Grace Lin comes the companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and the National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver. The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems. But one day, a mysterious lady arrives at the Inn with the gift of storytelling, and slowly transforms the villagers and Rendi himself. As she tells more stories and the days pass in the Village of Clear Sky, Rendi begins to realize that perhaps it is his own story that holds the answers to all those questions. Newbery Honor author Grace Lin brings readers another enthralling fantasy featuring her marvelous full-color illustrations. Starry River of the Sky is filled with Chinese folklore, fascinating characters, and exciting new adventures.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Author: Shen Lin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2010-09
ISBN: 9789862166079
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Book Excerpt:

Traditional Chinese edition of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, the 2010 Newbery Honor and ALA notable book. So many of Chinese folklore are weaved into this one beautifully illustrated and told story book. During her adventures to meet the Old Man in the Moon and find answers to her questions, Minli, who lives in poverty with her family, learns what "lucky" means from inspirational encounters on the road. In Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

Children s Book a Day Almanac

Children s Book a Day Almanac
Author: Anita Silvey
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN: 1466828048
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Book a Day Almanac Book Excerpt:

Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.

Fantasy Literature

Fantasy Literature
Author: Mark A. Fabrizi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN: 946300758X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fantasy Literature Book Excerpt:

Fantasy literature, often derided as superficial and escapist, is one of the most popular and enduring genres of fiction worldwide. It is also—perhaps surprisingly—thought-provoking, structurally complex, and relevant to contemporary society, as the essays in this volume attest. The scholars, teachers, and authors represented here offer their perspectives on this engaging genre. Within these pages, a reader will find a wealth of ideas to help teachers use these texts in the classroom, challenging students to read fantasy with a critical eye. They employ interdisciplinary, philosophical, and religious lenses, as well as Marxist and feminist critical theory, to help students unlock texts. The books discussed include epic fantasy by such authors as Tolkien and Le Guin, children’s fantasy by Beatrix Potter and Saint-Exupéry, modern fantasy by Rowling and Martin, and even fairy tales and comic books. The contributors offer provocations, questioning the texts and pushing the boundaries of meaning within the fantasy genre. And in doing so, they challenge readers themselves to ponder these tales more deeply. But through each of these chapters runs a profound love of the genre and a respect for those who produce such beautiful and moving stories. Furthermore, as with all the books in this series, this volume is informed by the tenets of critical pedagogy, and is focused on re-envisioning fantasy literature through the lens of social justice and empowerment. Prepare to be challenged and inspired as you read these explorations of a much-loved genre.

Atlas of Imagined Places

Atlas of Imagined Places
Author: Matt Brown,Rhys B. Davies
Publsiher: Batsford
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN: 1849947422
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas of Imagined Places Book Excerpt:

From Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot to the superhero land of Wakanda, from Lilliput of Gulliver's Travels to Springfield in The Simpsons, this is a wondrous atlas of imagined places around the world. Locations from film, tv, literature, myths, comics and video games are plotted in a series of beautiful vintage-looking maps. The maps feature fictional buildings, towns, cities and countries plus mountains and rivers, oceans and seas. Ever wondered where the Bates Motel was based? Or Bedford Falls in It's a Wonderful Life? The authors have taken years to research the likely geography of thousands of popular culture locations that have become almost real to us. Sometimes these are easy to work out, but other times a bit of detective work is needed and the authors have been those detectives. By looking at the maps, you'll find that the revolution at Animal Farm happened next to Winnie the Pooh's home. Each location has an an extended index entry plus coordinates so you can find it on the maps. Illuminating essays accompanying the maps give a great insight into the stories behind the imaginary places, from Harry Potter's wizardry to Stone Age Bedrock in the Flintstones. A stunning map collection of invented geography and topography drawn from the world’s imagination. Fascinating and beautiful, this is an essential book for any popular culture fan and map enthusiast.

Connecting Children with Classics A Reader Centered Approach to Selecting and Promoting Great Literature

Connecting Children with Classics  A Reader Centered Approach to Selecting and Promoting Great Literature
Author: Meagan Lacy,Pauline Dewan
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2018-03-14
ISBN: 1440844402
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Connecting Children with Classics A Reader Centered Approach to Selecting and Promoting Great Literature Book Excerpt:

This readers' advisory and collection development guide identifies hundreds of books that can help children connect with books and develop into engaged readers. It enables children's librarians, collection development specialists in public libraries, as well as K–8 school librarians and teachers to choose from the best in traditional and modern children's titles. • Enables collection development specialists who are building a new collection or strengthening/augmenting an existing one to create balanced and enduring collections • Serves librarians seeking to increase their knowledge about children's classics and help young readers get more out of them • Helps teachers who are looking for ways to use literature in the classroom, as well as parents seeking books that are suited to their child's interests, needs, and problems

Making Sense of Genesis

Making Sense of Genesis
Author: J. Wilson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2017-04-25
ISBN: 1498290760
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sense of Genesis Book Excerpt:

Early Genesis is like a table of contents for the rest of the book, a seed from which the rest of Scripture and history unfolds: so many ideas, images, and events can be traced back to it. Like the seeds that are so often our staple for life, Genesis also provides food for the soul, true wisdom, and the big picture we need to live in this world. But its message can be hindered by misunderstanding its purpose. Making Sense of Genesis looks at what works and what doesn't work when interpreting Genesis. It's not a commentary, so it doesn't interact with all of Genesis or much that has been written about it. Rather, it observes how the ideas and images in early Genesis unfold and are fulfilled, and how they are just as true and fresh for us now as they were in the beginning.

Give Your Child the World

Give Your Child the World
Author: Jamie C. Martin
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN: 031034414X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Give Your Child the World Book Excerpt:

Young children live with awe and wonder as their daily companions. But as they grow, worries often crowd out wonder. Knowing this, how can parents strengthen their kids' love for the world so it sticks around for the long haul? Thankfully, parents have at their fingertips a miracle vaccine--one that can boost their kids' immunity to the world's distractions. Well-chosen stories connect us with others, even those on the other side of the globe. Build your kids' lives on a story-solid foundation and you'll give them armor to shield themselves from the world’s cynicism. You'll give them confidence to persevere in the face of life's conflicts. You'll give them a reservoir of compassion that spills over into a lifetime of love in action. Give Your Child the World features inspiring stories, practical suggestions, and carefully curated reading lists of the best children's literature for each area of the globe. Reading lists are organized by region, country, and age range (ages 4-12). Each listing includes a brief description of the book, its themes, and any content of which parents should be aware. Parents can introduce their children to the world from the comfort of home by simply opening a book together. Give Your Child the World is poised to become a bestselling family reading treasury that promotes literacy, develops a global perspective, and strengthens family bonds while increasing faith and compassion.

Children s Literature in Action A Librarian s Guide 2nd Edition

Children s Literature in Action  A Librarian s Guide  2nd Edition
Author: Sylvia M. Vardell
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2014-07-29
ISBN: 1610695615
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literature in Action A Librarian s Guide 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

Looking for a practitioner-oriented intro to literature for children ages 5–12? This book covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities. • Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital eBooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of the range of materials for children today • Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance • Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter • Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards

Blended Learning in Grades 4 12

Blended Learning in Grades 4   12
Author: Catlin R. Tucker
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-06-13
ISBN: 1452279950
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blended Learning in Grades 4 12 Book Excerpt:

Use technology to focus on your students! In this step-by-step guide, teacher and education blogger Catlin Tucker outlines the process for integrating online discussion with face-to-face instruction in a way that empowers teachers to focus their energies where they’re most needed. With concrete strategies, ready-to-use resources, and sample rubrics grounded in the Common Core State Standards, this book shows teachers how to: Increase engagement and drive higher-order thinking Prepare students for high-stakes exams without sacrificing class time Assess online work Personalize learning and differentiate lessons Move toward flipped instruction to create a student-centered classroom

Grace Lin

Grace Lin
Author: Abby Colich
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2013-07
ISBN: 1476534454
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grace Lin Book Excerpt:

"Presents the life and career of Grace Lin, including her childhood, education, and milestones as a best selling children's author"--Provided by publisher.

Reading Reconsidered

Reading Reconsidered
Author: Doug Lemov,Colleen Driggs,Erica Woolway
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-02-29
ISBN: 1119104246
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Reconsidered Book Excerpt:

TEACH YOUR STUDENTS TO READ LIKE CHAMPIONS—WITH RIGOR, INDEPENDENCE, PRECISION, AND INSIGHT The world we are preparing our students to succeed in is one bound together by words and phrases. Our students learn their literature, history, math, science, or art via a firm foundation of strong reading skills. When we teach students to read with precision, rigor, and insight, we are truly handing over the key to the kingdom. Of all the subjects we teach reading is first among equals. Grounded in advice from effective classrooms nationwide, enhanced with more than 40 video clips, Reading Reconsidered takes you into the trenches with actionable guidance from real-life educators and instructional champions. The authors address the anxiety-inducing world of Common Core State Standards, distilling from those standards four key ideas that help hone teaching practices both generally and in preparation for assessments. This 'Core of the Core' comprises the first half of the book and instructs educators on how to teach students to: read harder texts, 'closely read' texts rigorously and intentionally, read nonfiction more effectively, and write more effectively in direct response to texts. The second half of Reading Reconsidered reinforces these principles, coupling them with the 'fundamentals' of reading instruction—a host of techniques and subject specific tools to reconsider how teachers approach such essential topics as vocabulary, interactive reading, and student autonomy. Reading Reconsidered breaks an overly broad issue into clear, easy-to-implement approaches. Filled with practical tools, including: 44 video clips of exemplar teachers demonstrating the techniques and principles in their classrooms (note: for online access of this content, please visit my.teachlikeachampion.com) Recommended book lists Downloadable tips and templates on key topics like reading nonfiction, vocabulary instruction, and literary terms and definitions. Reading Reconsidered provides the framework necessary for teachers to ensure that students forge futures as lifelong readers.

Literature for Young Adults

Literature for Young Adults
Author: Joan L. Knickerbocker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2017-03-15
ISBN: 1351813021
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature for Young Adults Book Excerpt:

Young adults are actively looking for anything that connects them with the changes happening in their lives, and the books discussed throughout Literature for Young Adults have the potential to make that connection and motivate them to read. It explores a great variety of works, genres, and formats, but it places special emphasis on contemporary works whose nontraditional themes, protagonists, and literary conventions make them well suited to young adult readers. It also looks at the ways in which contemporary readers access and share the works they're reading, and it shows teachers ways to incorporate nontraditional ways of accessing and sharing books throughout their literature programs. In addition to traditional genre chapters, Literature for Young Adults includes chapters on literary nonfiction; poetry, short stories, and drama; cover art, picture books, illustrated literature, and graphic novels; and film. It recognizes that, while films can be used to complement print literature, they are also a literacy format in their own right-and one that young adults are particularly familiar and comfortable with. The book's discussion of literary language--including traditional elements as well as metafictive terms--enables readers to share in a literary conversation with their students (and others) when communicating about books. It will help readers teach young adults the language they need to articulate their responses to the books they are reading.

Love First

Love First
Author: Colette Potts
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-08-17
ISBN: 1640650644
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love First Book Excerpt:

• A sought-after model and guide to a new paradigm for children’s ministries • Creative program based on research and personal experience Struggling to offer a children’s program that resonates with young families? Finding it difficult to recruit teachers and volunteers for your children’s program? Want a children’s ministry that is grounded in Christ’s foundational teachings and relevant to the experiences of children today? This must-have guide to rethinking your children’s ministry is informed and intelligent, with the lighthearted humor so helpful to working with children. Through storytelling, testimonials, and research-based creativity, you’ll be inspired and energized to use your church’s gifts, your children’s interests, and your families’ needs to develop a children’s ministry that fits your church and the people in it. An appendix includes sample lesson plans, suggested Bible stories and book, and sermons. Colette Potts offers a successful model for a congregation to turn around their children’s ministry program to engage the whole congregation in worship, learning, and service while partnering with parents for bridging the formation gap between Sunday morning at church and the rest of the week at home and beyond.

Differentiating Instruction With Menus

Differentiating Instruction With Menus
Author: Laurie E. Westphal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2021-09-03
ISBN: 1000491935
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Differentiating Instruction With Menus Book Excerpt:

Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Literature (Grades 3-5):

Newbery Winners

Newbery Winners
Author: Avi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2012-01-06
ISBN: 9780004176741
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Newbery Winners Book Excerpt:

A three-volume box set of Newbery winners with pull out illustrations. The four books are: Crispin: The Cross of Lead (2003), Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (2010), and Savvy (2009). In Traditional Chinese. Annotation copyright Tsai Fong Books, Inc. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

When the Sea Turned to Silver

When the Sea Turned to Silver
Author: Grace Lin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 0316317691
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Sea Turned to Silver Book Excerpt:

This breathtaking, full-color illustrated fantasy is inspired by Chinese folklore, and is a companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most thrilling tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller. Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei's grandmother--before it's too late. A fast-paced adventure that is extraordinarily written and beautifully illustrated, When the Sea Turned to Silver is a masterpiece companion novel to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky.