ABC See, Hear, Do

Learn to Read 55 Words

Author: Stefanie Hohl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998577609

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 42

View: 4424

Learn letter sounds through seeing the letter, hearing the sound, and making a motion. Then blend letter sounds together to read words. Animals demonstrate the motion for each letter sound.

ABC See, Hear, Do Writing Practice

Author: Stefanie Hohl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998577654

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

View: 8014

The ABC See, Hear, Do Writing Practice book is a great supplement tothe ABC See, Hear, Do series. With all 26 letters in alphabetical order,children can practice tracing uppercase and lowercase letters, and thenpractice writing them on their own. The animals from ABC See, Hear, Do:Learn to Read 55 Words are on each page, which will help prompt children topractice saying the letter sounds as they write.

ABC See, Hear, Do Coloring Book

Author: Stefanie Hohl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998577647


Page: 28

View: 2015

The ABC See, Hear, Do Coloring Book is a great supplement to the ABC See, Hear, Do Series. With all 26 letters and animals from the ABC See, Hear, Do: Learn to Read 55 Words, children can practice the hand motions and letter sounds while they color! This is a fun way to reinforce letter sounds and early reading skills.

ABC See, Hear, Do 3

Blended Ending Sounds

Author: Stefanie Hohl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998577661


Page: 40

View: 8803

ABC See, Hear, Do 3: Blended Ending Sounds teaches blended ending sounds through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning methods.

My First Book of Chinese Words

An ABC Rhyming Book

Author: Faye-Lynn Wu

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462911838

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 665

My First Book of Chinese Words introduces young children to basic words and concepts in the Chinese language through colorful rhymes and beautiful imagery. It is a book that parents and young children will enjoy reading together. The Chinese words in the book are all common, everyday items, and the rhymes are informative and fun for children. The goal of My First Book of Chinese Words is to familiarize children with the basic sounds and written characters of Chinese, to introduce core concepts of Chinese culture and to illustrate the ways in which Chinese sounds differ from English ones. Teachers and parents will welcome the cultural notes at the back of the book and appreciate how the book is organized using a familiar ABC structure. Each word is presented in Chinese characters (both Simplified and Traditional) as well as Romanized Pinyin for easy pronunciation. With the help of this book, we hope more children (and adults) will soon join the more than one billion people worldwide who speak Chinese!

ABC's for Boys

Author: Michael Kracht

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692568408


Page: N.A

View: 8715

An alphabet book with hand drawn illustrations for boys.

The Sleepy Little Alphabet

A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town

Author: Judy Sierra

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385754000

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 34

View: 7868

It's time for bed in Alphabet Town, but the twenty-six little letters of the alphabet all have something they want to do before big-letter moms and dads tuck them in.

How to Read a Book

The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476790159

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 3836

Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.

Big Thoughts for Little People

ABC's to Help You Grow

Author: Kenneth N. Taylor

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414333102

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 5583

Presents alphabetically arranged entries from A to Z on such virtues as forgiveness, kindness, and unselfishness, with advice for children on how to live as Christians.

The Book with No Pictures

Author: B. J. Novak

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698176758

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 3932

A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian. You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)

The Boy at the Gate

A Memoir

Author: Danny Ellis

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1628722940

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 2717

“An Irish singer/songwriter’s powerful debut memoir about growing up . . . orphaned and abandoned . . . in Dublin.” —Kirkus Reviews Danny Ellis spent years trying to forget his childhood in the slums of Dublin and at the notorious Artane Industrial School for orphans. But one night, in the mountains of North Carolina, while Danny was writing songs for his acclaimed album 800 Voices, the past came flooding back. Danny was stunned to discover that his eight-year-old self was still trapped in a world he thought he had left behind. Danny’s haunting recollections led him back to the streets of Dublin, to the tenement slums, and, ultimately, to the malice and mischief of the Artane playground. What he discovered with each twist and turn of his odyssey would forever change his life. The Boy at the Gate is a brutally honest depiction of a young boy’s struggle to survive orphanage life, and stands as an inspiring testament to the healing power of music. “A beautifully written, heartbreaking story . . . I love this book!” —Sara Gruen, bestselling author of Water for Elephants “Like a true song, this story is finely crafted workmanship, unashamedly human with its pain and perplexity, yet unabashedly divine with grace and light and love woven into the tapestry beneath the tweed. . . . It is a treasure!” —William Paul Young, author of The Shack “A gifted writer . . . Filled with both winks and tears, this book proves that goodness can shine even in the ugliest places.” —Booklist

Little Birdie

Be Yourself

Author: Rabia Gelgi

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542930338


Page: N.A

View: 6526

Little Birdie was living in a beautiful forest. But Little Birdie was not really happy about what she was. She tried to be a cat, a butterfly, a flower, a fish, and an owl. But she could not. Her mom told her "Oh sweetie, I love you just because it is you. There are various animals, numerous creatures in this world. What makes us unique is being ourselves, and doing what we do best." At the end Little Birdie agreed with her mom and said "Trying to be someone else is very, very hard anyway mom."

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

A Novel

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062294423

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 3239

Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character—Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth—in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives. In his most stunning novel yet, the voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie’s talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis and even KISS. Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realizes, through his music, he can actually affect people’s futures—with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered. At the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, does he reappear—just before his spectacular death—to change one last life. With its Forest Gump-like romp through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers a remarkable novel, infused with the message that “everyone joins a band in this life” and those connections change us all.

My First ABC

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465438890

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 6412

Relaunch of DK's My First series Learn the alphabet and letter sounds with this fun first ABC book! My First ABC features 17 spreads of objects illustrating each letter of the alphabet. Clear word labels accompany each image to promote reading readiness and key observational skills.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1910833819

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

View: 2977

One of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life.

B Is for Breakdancing Bear

Author: Make Believe Ideas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783931149

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 6200

Introduces the alphabet to young readers using colorful illustrations of animals and their amazing activities, including a kickboxing kangaroo, motorbiking monkey, and zip-wiring zebra.

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Author: Siegfried Engelmann,Phyllis Haddox,Elaine Bruner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671631985

Category: Education

Page: 395

View: 3210

With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you’ll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.

Bucket Filling from A to Z

The Key to Being Happy

Author: Carol McCloud,Caryn Butzke

Publisher: Bucket Fillers

ISBN: 0997486481

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7654

This award-winning book uses the letters of the alphabet to help young and old see the many, simple ways that they can fill buckets and fill their own buckets in return. When you help children become bucket fillers, you give them the key to happiness...for it is in friendship, love, and good will to others that we are truly happy. Yes, bucket filling is the moment by moment choice to be kind and caring. Teaching and encouraging children to be bucket fillers is one of the greatest gifts you can give to them. Winner:2013 Southern California Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Children's Books2013 London Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Children's Books2013 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, Bronze, Mind-Body-Spirit/Self-Esteem2013 Mom's Choice Awards, Gold, Children's Picture Books-Developing Social Skills2013 NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards, Winner, Best Children's Interest Books2013 Great Midwest Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Children's Books2014 Paris Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Children's Books2014 Story Monster Approved Preschool- Kindergarten Books2014 Story Monster Approved Grades 1-3 Books2014 Reader's Favorite Book Awards, Silver, Children-Educational Books2014 Florida Authors & Publishers Association President's Awards, Silver, Children's Non-Fiction Books2014 USA Book News Awards, Finalist, Children's Mind/Body/Spirit Books2014 National Parenting Product Awards Honors Winner, Books-Preschool2014 International Book Awards, Finalist, Chidren's Picture Book-Non-fiction2014 Green Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Children's Books2014 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, Silver, Interior Design (3 or More Color) - Children/YA2014 Teacher's Choice Awards, Winner, Books for the Family2014 New York Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Children's Books2014 New York Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Children's Books2014 Hollywood Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Children's Books2014 Great Southeast Book Festival, Winner, Children's Books2014 Great Northwest Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Children's Books2014 Great Southwest Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Children's Books2014 Los Angeles Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Children's Books2014 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, 1st Place, School Issues2014 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, 1st Place, Picture Books - 5 & Younger2014 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, 2nd Place, Charity/Making a Difference2015 Pacific Rim Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Children's Books2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, Bronze, Picture Book-Preschool2015 Florida Book Festival, Runner-Up, Children's Books2015 Amsterdam Book Festival ,Honorable Mention, Children's Books2015 Beach Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Children's Books2015 San Francisco Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Children's Books

The Happiness Curve

Why Life Gets Better After 50

Author: Jonathan Rauch

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 1466891238

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 2221

"In this warm, wise, and witty overview, Jonathan Rauch combines evidence and experience to show his fellow adults that the best is yet to come.” —Steven Pinker, bestselling author of Enlightenment Now This book will change your life by showing you how life changes. Why does happiness get harder in your 40s? Why do you feel in a slump when you’re successful? Where does this malaise come from? And, most importantly, will it ever end? Drawing on cutting-edge research, award-winning journalist Jonathan Rauch answers all these questions. He shows that from our 20s into our 40s, happiness follows a U-shaped trajectory, a “happiness curve,” declining from the optimism of youth into what’s often a long, low slump in middle age, before starting to rise again in our 50s. This isn’t a midlife crisis, though. Rauch reveals that this slump is instead a natural stage of life—and an essential one. By shifting priorities away from competition and toward compassion, it equips you with new tools for wisdom and gratitude to win the third period of life. And Rauch can testify to this personally because it was his own slump, despite acclaim as a journalist and commentator that compelled him to investigate the happiness curve. His own story and the stories of many others from all walks of life—from a steelworker and a limo driver to a telecoms executive and a philanthropist—show how the ordeal of midlife malaise reboots our values and even our brains for a rebirth of gratitude. Full of insights and data and featuring many ways to endure the slump and avoid its perils and traps, The Happiness Curve doesn’t just show you the dark forest of midlife, it helps you find a path through the trees. It also demonstrates how we can—and why we must—do more to help each other through the woods. Midlife is a journey we mustn’t walk alone.

Fluent Forever

How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It

Author: Gabriel Wyner

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 038534810X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 7052

The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.