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The Land of Nod
$14.95 at The Land of Nod

Children's Books: My Quotable Kid Book - Outrageous, poignant, or bitingly witty, the things our children say always offer an unex...pected glimpse into a world that is all their own. Filled with roomy pages for jotting down conversations or overheard saying, this handsome keepsake journal also features a bound-in photo window for adding a unique, personal touch. Whether parents prefer safely stowing precious insights for future generations or sharing priceless quips with family and friends, My Quotable Kid will become a lasting record of a child's most memorable quotes. *Product Details* - Hardcover - 144 pages - Ribbon page marker - Interior photo window - Features two color illustrationsShipping info - Delivered lickety split in 5-7 business days Read More

University Games
$27.35 at Amazon

<p><b>Spinner Books Science Fair Fun 5 Book Set -- Earth Science</b></p><p>This set has easy earth science projects for kids to do... with parents, teachers or all by themselves on topics like Electronics, Geology and Magnets. University Games was founded by Bob Moog and Cris Lehman, who recognized a developing niche in social interaction and learning games for adults and children. University Games creates educational board games designed so that players won't notice how much they are learning.</p><ul><li>Product Dimensions: 9.2 (L) x 6 (W) x 2.8 (H)</li><li>Age: 10 years and up</li></ul><br><BR>Recommended Ages:3 and up Read More

Innovative Kids
$8.99 at Magic Beans

It can take all of your powers of persuasion to get your little prince to take his rightful throne. Framing potty-training as a ti...me of accomplishment and independence is the best way to get it done, and the Prince of the Potty book by Innovative Kids does a great job teaching kids how to use the potty in a way that's both playful and fun. The Prince of the Potty book uses simple language that isn't too babyish to tell the story of a proud little prince and his newly-acquired bathroom habits. We especially appreciated how the little boy in the book is depicted as the prime mover of his own story - he decides to take on the challenge of the potty, with the help of his royal parents. Writer Nora Gaydos is an elementary school teacher with tremendous expertise in pre-reading skills, so this book is also tailored to lead your child towards learning to read. And illustrator Akemi Gutierrez is a seasoned illustrator and animator, whose drawings are absolutely adorable and kid-friendly. Read More

Flagship Carpets
$399.95 at SCHOOLSin

Help kids develop a love for reading with Flagship Carpets' Circle Time Books Rug. This colorful rug features a border of smiling ...books and an optional message. The classroom rug is constructed of dense nylon fiber that's treated with Scotchguard stain protection so it looks great year after year. Edges are tightly bound and double-stitched for maximum strength. Each rug comes with a permanent antimicrobial treatment that protects against odors, mold and mildew. The skid-resistant Action Bac woven backing system prevents wrinkles and bunching. Printed with Flagship's high-tech process, the design is crisp, clean and features fade-resistant saturated color. Flagship Carpets' Circle Time Books Rug is made in the USA and backed by a lifetime abrasive wear warranty. Key Features Fun smiling book design with optional message Dense nylon fiber construction with fade-resistant color Anti-soil, antimicrobial and anti-static treatments Woven backing prevents skidding and creasing CRI Green Label Plus certified Scotchguard stain protection Action Bac backing system Meets Class I flammability standards Backed by a lifetime wear warranty Specifications Dimensions: 12' diameter Shape: Round Warranty: Lifetime limited Read More

Alex Toys
$19.63 at Amazon

<div class="aplus"> <div class="two-third-col"> <div class='leftImage' style='width: 300px;'> <img src='http://g-ec...2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/B00BDMNCJK_1._V355651217_.jpg' alt='Ooh la la' width='285' > <div class='imageCaption'>Ooh la la<br> view larger <div class="break"> </div> </div> </div> <h5>Tres Chic Designer Look Book</h5> <p>Famous fashion designer's create 'Look Books' to prepare for a photo shoot. Now you can create your very own look book to keep all your fashion inspirations and ideas in one place! Tres Chic Designer Look Book from ALEX lets you create outfits with stencils, paper fabrics, stickers and gems. Put it all in one fashionable scrapbook!</p> <p>49-page hardcover scrapbook, scissors, sticky gems, stickers, stencils, glue stick, glitter glue, paper, frames and shapes, ribbons and easy to follow instructions included. </p><h5>About ALEX Toys</h5> <p>At ALEX, we take our mission of providing children with quality creative products that foster personal expression and build self-esteem to heart!</p> <p>We know that when kids have fun, they learn the most, so you can be assured that in addition to containing loads of ?fun factor?, each ALEX toy helps develop critical skills that will last a lifetime. We understand children?s developmental stages, how to stimulate growth and interest at each stage of life, and work hard to build that knowledge into every product we design.</p> <p>The best children's activities provide lots of fun and they open a child's mind to new skills, new ideas and new worlds.</p></div> <div class="third-col last"> <div class='leftImage' style='width: 300px;'> <img src='http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/B00BDMNCJK_2._V355651217_.jpg' alt='49-page hardcover scrapbook' width='285'> <div class='imageCaption'>49-page hardcover scrapbook<br> view larger </div> </div> </div> </div> Read More

Lulu Jr.
$29.99 at Sears

My Comic Book gives children the opportunity to write, illustrate, and publish their very own comic book. After writing and illust...rating their story, the artist receives an 18-page comic book delivered in the mail free of charge. The comic book includes a professionally typeset title page and the artist's name on the cover. My Comic Book is a new, one-of-a-kind product from the makers of the award-winning IlluStory, making it an ideal gift for creative children and project-based learning.Winner of the 2013 Academic's Choice Brain Toy Award, My Comic Book allows young authors to create their characters, develop the plot, and choose the setting and everything else about their story. Authors will develop a sense of pride and accomplishment writing, creating, and publishing their own comic book. When the finished product arrives at your door and your child holds their comic book in their hands, they will feel they have achieved something very special.Comic books created using the My Comic Book kit are premium quality and designed to last. Additional copies for relatives and friends are easily ordered online. Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$10.99 at Amazon

<p><i> I wish I were taller. Or more interesting. Or just less boring.</i> thought Normal Nina one day as she stepped outside her ...house to discover a mysterious giant red box with a strangely-familiar genie inside.</p> <p>But when her three wishes don?t solve her problems in quite the way she hoped, she starts to wonder whether being Normal Nina is really all that bad.</p> <p>Ian Sadler?s story of self-discovery, <i>Normal Nina and her Magic Box</i>, is a fun rhyming tale that teaches children that just being themselves is the best thing they can be.</p> <p>Children will enjoy the wild ways that Normal Nina?s wishes turn out ? from drinking stewed tadpoles in slime or muddling up her words, to growing enormous feet.</p> <p>Parents and teachers will appreciate the subtle, gentle way this book teaches kids how to value who they are and what they have to offer in life.</p> Read More

Inna Nusinsky Shmuilov
$8.49 at Amazon

This fun children's picture book follows the story of cute little bunny, Jimmy. He lives with his family in a small, nice house in... the forest. The problem is that Jimmy doesn?t want to sleep in his own bed. Every night he sneaks quietly into his parents? room and falls asleep in their bed. Until one night something unexpected happened ?. Are you curious? Well, you'll just have to read the book to find out what happened. This is the first book in the collection of short bedtime stories for children. This story may be ideal for reading to your kids at bedtime and enjoyable for the whole family as well! Read More

Heinemann
$26.09 at Amazon

<P>Prisca Martens's most powerful teacher has been her daughter Sarah. When Sarah at age four responded "I already know how to rea...d" to the suggestion that this was something she would learn in kindergarten, Martens realized children's perceptions of literacy and of themselves as learners may differ from those of adults. Over the three years Martens observed and analyzed Sarah's reading and writing (ages two through five), Sarah helped Martens rethink her notions about literacy: what literacy is, how children learn literacy, and as Sarah entered kindergarten, what teachers can do to support and facilitate that learning in school. </P> <P>In <I>I Already Know How to Read</I> Martens documents how Sarah, through meaningful literacy experiences in her social community, understood literacy and invented reading and writing for herself. Numerous reading and writing samples, organized around broad research questions, present Sarah as an inquirer who actively constructs her understanding of literacy and ways to be literate. </P> <P>Martens recognizes that children's opportunities and experiences with print differ. But by looking closely at one child's literacy development, we learn how to see and understand the literacy development of others. The implications for the classroom are extraordinary-as Sarah taught her mother to see, her story will help practicing and preservice teachers to see as well. </P> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$9.99 at Amazon

This book, with over 250 problems, covers the following topics: Number Theory / System, Addition / Subtraction, Multiplication / D...ivision, Fractions / Decimals, Patterns, Geometry, Algebra, Metric System, and more! If you are home schooling (or if you are just trying to get extra practice for your child), then you already know that math workbooks and curriculum can be expensive. Home School Brew is trying to change that! We have teamed with teachers and parents to create books for prices parents can afford. We believe education shouldn?t be expensive. The problem portion of the book may also be purchased individually in "Fourth Grade Math Problems." Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$6.49 at Amazon

<b>Kids Word Search Puzzles and Maze Activity Book</b> has been developed to help children learn words, but more importantly to re...cognize letters and learn the alphabet. Learning the alphabet is the basis of a good education. This book is <b>Volume 2 </b> in the Word Search Series being developed with the help of a graduate in child teaching who has over 11 years teaching children from age 5 to 12. Included in the book are some fun maze puzzles that children also like to do and which develop their observation skills. <b>PLUS a few bonus clown coloring pages.</b> Kids Word Search Puzzles and Maze Activity Book is an ideal book for your own children or as a gift for children in the ages of 5 - 12. Read More

Mr Marks Classroom
$16.99 at Amazon

For parents and children alike, many of the fondest ?school days? memories revolve around a bustling morning routine that began wi...th a hurried breakfast, followed by loading backpacks, and culminating in the drive to school. A Dad?s Gotta Do What a Dad?s Gotta Do is the story of one seemingly ordinary dad who makes a certain Monday morning drive to school anything but ordinary for his two boys. In this beautifully illustrated book created for kids to read with their parents, author Mark Jones presents the amusing and easy-to-understand narrative of a father?s unconditional love for his children. Kids will giggle with delight, and parents are sure to be inspired to find their own special way to shout their love for their children, as they sit down together to read A Dad?s Gotta Do What a Dad?s Gotta Do.  Read More

Flash Kids
$6.95 at Amazon

<DIV><DIV>Colorful pictures and simple sentences introduce number sense, shapes, and time, as well as important skills such as com...paring, sequencing, and problem solving<br><BR>Harcourt Family Learning Workbooks are a comprehensive line of workbook developed through a partnership with Harcourt, a leading educational publisher. Based on national teaching standards, these workbooks provide complete practice in math, reading, and other key subject areas.</div></DIV> Read More

WS Publishing Group
$8.96 at Amazon

<div>Kids learn key developmental concepts based on national standards with this beautiful, portable book. Handle makes carrying a... breeze, while gorgeous illustrations and fun activities entertain kids while they learn their numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and so much more!<br><BR>In addition to 28 amazing coloring pages and 4 sheets of fun stickers, the book also includes a fun memory game to help kids master their ABCs. Little ones can play the memory game with a parent, friend, or by themselves!<BR></div> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$8.99 at Amazon

<p> Mirabelle is born to Antipathy and Gorgon, the most powerful witch and warlock in the land. All who used magic knew that beca...use of the powers of her parents, the child would one day grow up to become the most fearsome evil witch the kingdom had ever known. <p> In order to save the kingdom from an awful fate, Matilda, Queen of the Fairies, intrudes upon the child?s baptismal ?cleansing of all that is good.? She casts a spell on her, granting her the powers to resist her parents? teachings and determine her own destiny. But Matilda pays the price. The angry witches transform Matilda into an old hag and steal her soul, which Antipathy stores in a locket around her neck. <p> The very same day of Mirabelle?s birth, Claudette, a sweet farm girl, was born. The two girls' lives are destined to intersect, as Mirabelle must decide whether to follow the ways of the witches or to carve her own path. <p> The WITCH AND THE BABY PRINCESS is an original prequel to Charles Perrault?s classic fairy tale CINDERELLA. It tells the story of how a special child became blessed with her very own Fairy Godmother. Read More

Continental Press
$9.95 at Amazon

Special Needs Curriculum: Measurement, Book 1 develops readiness skills for measurement concepts and introduces various measuremen...t tools. Throughout, exercises increase in difficulty to foster developing skills. The book features a pre- and post-test help you measure performance, and is perfect for most basal programs for grades 1 and 2.<p>Continental Press is a family-owned company that has been publishing K-12 educational materials for over 65 years. <p> Continental Press has expanded its product offerings to include materials for students at many levels of learning and professional resources for educators. We offer exceptional materials for students, parents, teachers, and administrators at fair and affordable prices. <p> Some of the areas we publish in include: <p> -Reading Comprehension<br> -Phonics<br> -Vocabulary<br> -Content Reading in Geography, Mathematics, Science, & Social Studies <p>Seedling books help beginning readers grow through engaging stories and kid-friendly photos and artwork. Best for reading at the earliest stages, these books use clear print, ample spacing, limited vocabulary, and simple story lines to help children practice word building, improve fluency, and garner a love for reading. <p> Seedling has an established reputation both in the classroom and at home as one of the best book collections for young readers. Read More

EDUCATORS RESOURCE
$12.95 at Amazon

Help children develop coordination and fine motor skills with this series of two books created by occupational therapists and clas...sroom teachers. Each book outlines developmental milestones for children aged 4 to 7 that can be used for planning, assessment, and creating individual education plans. <p>Reproducible worksheets provide multiple opportunities for children to practice cutting skills in an engaging format. Worksheets are accompanied by teacher notes with simple, easy-to-follow instructions and information about hand dominance, scissor grip, cutting line accuracy, body posture, and thumb position when cutting. <P>In this book, children learn how to hold scissors and paper and cut along a line. In the companion book, <i>Developing Cutting Skills (Stage 4)</i>, children learn to cut along corners and curves. Read More

Random House
$4.24 at Amazon

<p>It?s a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!<br> <br><b>February is for Friend...<br></b> <br>In th...e second book of the Calendar Mysteries?an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives?it's a Valentine's Day party! Bradley is passing out his class's valentines, but one of them has no name on it. Inside, the card tells the class to look in the closet. When they open the closet door, the kids find a rabbit named Douglas in a cage! What mysterious "friend" left him there? And why? Then the bunny gets sick. It's up to Bradley, Brian, Lucy, and Nate to track down his owner and figure out what is wrong with poor little Douglas.<br> <br>Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who love mysteries!</p> Read More

Halo Publishing International
$9.99 at Amazon

<span>In "Christopher Dragon Shopping with Friends" (The Tales of Christopher Dragon, Book 2)<span>  </span>Christopher Dragon and... his new friends prove that love and friendship can exist regardless of color, size, and different lifestyles. </span><span>This second book in Mary Kagan Draper's wonderful bedtime rhyming children's series continues the author's imaginative and adventurous development of this soon to be classic friendly dragon.<span>  </span>The author's talent nicely combines with the award winning illustrator's magnificent illustrations so children can follow the story beautifully. <span> </span>Christopher is brightly colored with shiny green and red hair and belly with purple wings.</span><br> <span><span>      </span>The author transitioned Christopher Dragon from a time of knights so bold in the days of old, to modern times with a bedtime rhyming tale in Tales of Christopher Dragon Book 1. In this second book in the series, his new friends continue to prove that love and friendship can exist regardless of color, size, and different lifestyles. The children take Christopher Dragon, a new librarian in their grade school, to the mall to go shopping for jeans and other things that will help this kind new friend adjust to his new world. His magical size does not prevent the children from helping him adjust to his new surroundings.<span>  </span>He takes the children to a toy store and buys them a kite.<span>  </span>Of course they want to fly the kite right away and they head to an adventure in the park.<span>  </span>After Christopher Dragon rescues the kite, they return to the mall for a hamburger. Stove burner trouble ensues and Christopher saves the day with fire from his snout.<span>  </span>A stop for ice cream will top the day.</span><br> <span><span>      </span>Award winning VPK teacher and award winning illustrator have teamed up to create this delightful bedtime rhyming tale that teaches good values.<span>  </span>Dragon stories in verse can be awkward at times - but not in this dragon fairy tales series. Smooth flowing verse, combined with the beautiful illustrations, will keep your child's attention and enhance vocabulary and other oral language skills by association. With adult encouragement, the rhyme will help your child build a vocabulary of words that rhyme and have similar sounds. <span> </span>The Christopher Dragon series of books teach the values of friendship such as sharing, planning activities together, bonding and accepting other's differences.</span><br> <span><span>     </span>An editorial review by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite had this to say about this dragon fairy tale:<span><span>  </span></span><span>Mary Kagan Draper's children's book, "Christopher Dragon Shopping with Friends"<span>  </span>(The Tales of Christopher Dragon - Book 2) is imaginative and entertaining. Christopher is also a great role model for children. They learn that being different is okay, and that everyone has unique skills and gifts that make them special."<span> </span>Jack Magnus also said, Patti Brassard Jefferson's illustrations are bold, with bright colors and a fluid comic book style that will tempt artistic children to try their own hands at drawing Christopher and his friends. This is a great book for kids to read on their own or with an adult, and everyone will have a grand time reading about this very personable dragon. Mary Kagan Draper's children's book, Christopher Dragon Shopping with Friends: The Tales of Christopher Dragon Book 2 is highly recommended</span></span><span>.<span>  </span></span><span>FIVE STARS</span><br> <span><span>       </span>More beautifully illustrated adventures come in the first book "Christopher Dragon Meets the New World" (The Tales of Christopher Dragon, Book 1). </span><br> <span><span>       </span><span> </span>(The Tales of Christopher Dragon, Book 3) entitled "Christopher Dragon Goes to the Beach" was published February 2015 </span> Read More

ANDREWS MCMEEL UNIVERSAL
$9.44 at Amazon

What began in the funny pages in 1950 has developed into an enduring classic. Whether you're a fussbudget like Lucy, philosopher l...ike Linus, Flying Ace like Snoopy, or a lovable loser like Charlie Brown, there is something to touch your heart or make you laugh in <I>Peanuts.</I><BR><BR>Charles Schulz?s <i>Peanuts</i> is one of the most timeless and beloved comic strips ever. Now AMP! helps carry on that legacy with new collections of <i>Peanuts</i> classics focused around topics sure to resonate with middle-grade readers. Kicking off the series is <i>Snoopy: Cowabunga!</i> <BR><BR>First published in 1950, the classic <i>Peanuts</i> strip now appears in more than 2,200 newspapers in 75 countries in 25 languages. Phrases such as ?security blanket? and ?good grief,? which originated in the <i>Peanuts </i>world, are now part of the global vernacular, and images of Charles Schulz?s classic characters? Charlie Brown kicking the football, Lucy leaning over Schroeder?s piano?are now universally recognized.<BR><BR>Together these books will introduce a new generation of kids to the lovable cast in time for the new animated <i>Peanuts</i> movie, which hits theaters in 2015! Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$25.50 at Amazon

Engage and enhance your child's emerging reading skills by following the adventures of the Wood Elves as they travel through the D...ark Woods and up Ice Mountain to rescue the Elf Prince and Elf Princess from the Bad Witch. This is the first in a series of six books, written and used in the classroom by Pamela Myers, a 1st Grade teacher of 40 years experience. Augusta Talbot's beautifully rendered watercolor drawings are magical and captivating, further motivating young readers to find out what happens next. The Adventures of the Wood Elves starts at beginning reading level and gradually increases to a late 2nd Grade level. Each book and chapter builds on and reinforces the previous vocabulary while developing the the story of the Wood Elves' adventures as they work together to rescue the Elf Princess and Elf Prince. Read More

Scott Foresman
$45.50 at Amazon

<div class="c12 colIDS"> <h2>Engage Every Learner with enVisionMATH</h2> </div> <div class="c7 colIDS"> <p>By the time your child ...reaches Grade 2 of enVisionMATH, he or she will have some basic understanding of math concepts. You'll want to continue developing this foundation while strengthening your child's problem-solving skills, both of which are goals you can achieve with the help of this curriculum for homeschooling. enVisionMATH uses visual aids and interactive lesson ideas to keep your child engaged in the subject matter.</p> </div> <div class="c5 colIDS"><img src="http://assets.pearsonschool.com/asset_mgr/current/201446/evm-kids-love-math-video.png" alt="" /></div> <div class="c12 colIDS"> <p>Each unit of enVisionMATH utilizes Visual Learning Bridges. These illustrations are designed to help your child grasp the math concepts you teach, and they are presented in a logical and sequential way. This math curriculum caters to both visual and kinesthetic learning styles by providing images, graphs and plenty of engaging activities.</p> <p>By using enVisionMATH for every Grade, you'll ensure your child has a seamless transition between each level of math content. By the time your child completes the Grade 2 curriculum, he or she will be able to:</p> </div> <div class="c5 colIDS"><img src="http://assets.pearsonschool.com/asset_mgr/current/201446/evm-grade2-books.png" alt="" /></div> <div class="c7 colIDS"> <ul> <li>Differentiate between odd and even numbers.</li> <li>Read, write and count numbers up to 1,000.</li> <li>Count to 1,000 using intervals of one, five and 10.</li> <li>Mentally subtract and add numbers between one and 20.</li> <li>Add numbers to themselves (e.g., 10 + 10 + 10), moving toward an understanding of multiplication.</li> <li>Recognize and name different shapes.</li> <li>Create pictures and graphs to explain simple data.</li> <li>Estimate the length of an object.</li> </ul> </div> <div class="c12 colIDS"> <p>Your child's education will progress smoothly when you develop homeschool lessons using enVisionMATH: Grade 2. This curriculum uses strategies that have been scientifically researched and proven effective. By selecting enVisionMATH as your guide throughout your math homeschool program, you'll ensure your child gets the best education you can provide.</p> <p>The materials that come with this curriculum series include a workbook full of activities and colorful images, a quiz CD-ROM and a teacher resources CD-ROM. For more information about these materials, visit the Features and Benefits page.</p> </div> Read More

Corwin
$35.32 at Amazon

<p><strong><em>The classic guide for designing robust science and mathematics professional development programs!</em></strong></p>... <p> </p> <p>This expanded edition of one of the most widely cited resources in the field of professional development for mathematics and science educators demonstrates how to design professional development experiences for teachers that lead to improved student learning. Presenting an updated professional development (PD) planning framework, the third edition of the bestseller reflects recent research on PD design, underscores how beliefs and local factors can influence PD design, illustrates a wide range of PD strategies, and emphasizes the importance of:</p> <ul> <li>Continuous program monitoring</li> <li>Combining strategies to address diverse needs</li> <li>Building cultures that sustain learning</li> </ul> Read More

Margaret K. McElderry Books
$14.80 at Amazon

From the hilarious and kid-pleasing team who brought us <i>Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs</i> and <i>Are Y...ou Quite Polite?: Silly Dilly Manners Songs</i> comes this selection of songs guaranteed to make potty training everywhere into the easiest and most enjoyable event in a child's life -- ever! <BR> <BR> Washing their hands of the old words to familiar tunes such as "If You're Happy and You Know It" and "London Bridge Is Falling Down," Alan Katz and David Catrow combine their exceptional talents to offer kids and their parents songs to sing with pride -- as well as a valuable way to encourage youngsters as they discover the joys of trading in their diapers for the royal throne: the potty-chair! Read More

Brand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$9.99 at Amazon

This colorful math book introduces a novel visual method for students to master their fraction arithmetic skills. The creative de...sign helps to engage student interest, while the visual layout ties into one of the current pedagogical drives in education ? namely, to use visual strategies since research has shown them to be effective learning tools. These visual problems also help to develop visual skills. This volume focuses on multiplying and dividing fractions. The back of the book features a table of answers to help students check that they are practicing correct techniques (or it may serve as a grading key for teachers or parents). A concise description of radial math ? including how to solve the problems ? is given in the introduction. The first exercise of the first problem has been fully solved in order to help students get started. There are also two completely answered, full-size examples on the front and back cover. Studying these examples and checking the answers to the first page of each part will help students become confident that they understand what to do. Each section (one for multiplication and one for division) begins with a concise explanation of how to multiply or divide fractions, which includes reducing fractions. A couple of examples of how to multiply and divide fractions, showing all of the steps, serve to demonstrate how to do the math. The interior is printed in full color with aesthetic visual patterns. The 8? x 10? pages are nearly the same size as standard school papers that students are used to working with. With 16 problems per page, there are 576 exercises all together. Each problem includes its own dedicated workspace. Both the answers and workspaces are numbered from 1 thru 16 for easy correspondence. The workspaces encourage students to show their work, and the symmetrical structure of the workspaces shows students how to organize their work in neat columns. The copyright notice permits parents/teachers who purchase one copy to make photocopies for their own children/students only. This is very convenient if you have multiple children/students or if a child/student needs additional practice. Teachers may also wish to display these colorful problems using a projective camera or transparency overhead projector. Read More

Sylvan Learning
$13.67 at Amazon

<b>Each Super Workbook is a $39 value for just $18.99! Includes a $10 discount coupon off your child's Skills Assessment at a Sylv...an Learning Center.<br></b><u><br></u><i>First Grade Language Arts Success </i>uses a systematic, age- and grade-appropriate approach to help your child succeed in school. Each section within <i>First Grade Language Arts Success </i>uses activities and practice tools to improve your child's reading skills. The exercises in this 3-in-1 Super Workbook include spelling games and activities, vocabulary puzzles, and reading skill builders that will establish a strong foundation in the language arts and engage your child in learning. <br><br><b>Why Sylvan Products Work<br></b><br>Sylvan Learning Workbooks won a <b>Honors Award from the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) as a top book series for children in the elementary-aged category</b>. The NAPPA is the nation's most comprehensive awards program for children's products and parenting resources, and has been critically reviewing products since 1990. The Award recognizes Sylvan Learning Workbooks as some of the most innovative and useful products geared to parents.<br><b><br></b>Sylvan's proven system inspires kids to learn and has helped children nationwide catch up, keep up, and get ahead in school. Sylvan has been a trusted partner for parents for thirty years, and has based their supplemental education success on programs developed through a focus on the highest educational standards and detailed research.  Sylvan's line of educational products equips families with fun, effective, and grade-appropriate learning tools.  Our workbooks and learning kits feature activities, stories, and games to reinforce the skills children need to develop and achieve their academic potential.  Students will reap the rewards of improved confidence and a newfound love of learning. Read More

Brand: Whitedove Press
$16.92 at Amazon

<DIV>Many children have so called imaginary friends and this book explains the widespread phenomena. Guardian Angels are actually ...the invisible friends that inspire, protect, and are always positive companions for our children. Parents and kids alike will be interested in this fascinating look at Guardian Angels as inspiring companions who stay with us throughout our life.My Invisible friends is inter-denominational book, because all religions believe in Angels. Fully Illustrated hardback storybook for ages 3-8.</DIV> Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$3.99 at Amazon

This is volume two, Reading Level 1, in a comprehensive program (Reading Levels 1 and 2)for beginning readers.Two nine-book sets t...each reading to children from preschool to grades K and 1, emphasizing phonics while also presenting a lively and engaging collection of facts and stories to make kids? reading experiences enjoyable. Each title emphasizes one phonics family, the first five books in each set focusing on one vowel sound, and the remaining four books combining some vowel sounds or reviewing them all. Short vowel families are covered in Level 1 readers and long vowel families in Level 2 books. Fiction titles feature attractive illustrations and have story themes ranging from funny to serious. Each fiction title also suggests a brief activity that allows kids to interact with the book?s subject matter. Nonfiction titles are photo illustrated, and include ?Fun Facts? to enrich children?s reading experiences. The nonfiction books contain the basic elements of a nonfiction book, including glossary and index. They also suggest web sites appropriate to kids? interests where more information about each book?s subject is offered. Both fiction and nonfiction titles contain word lists that group each book?s words into ?decodable? words?those containing the book?s main vowel sound, which the book is either teaching or reviewing. Word lists also include high-frequency words and challenging words included in the main text. All books present a letter to parents and teachers explaining the fundamental concepts underlying both the series and the specific title. Level 1 readers are designed for classroom or home schooling use in preschool and kindergarten, and Level 2 readers for kindergarten and grade 1. ?Ted Saw an Egg? is a story that covers the ?short e? sound. Read More

Lonely Planet
$10.51 at Amazon

<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*</I> </P><P>This is not a guidebook. And it's definitely 'not-for-...parents'. It is the real inside story about one of the world's most colorful continents - Europe. In this book you'll read about bizarre pastimes from wok racing and mobile phone hurling to grown-up food fights and rotten shark chomping. You'll learn the gruesome facts about some of history's most bloodthirsty rulers and can check out sculptures made of human bones, the world's biggest pizza, ultracool ice hotels, and a metal-munching Frenchman. This book shows you a Europe your parents probably don't even know about. </P><P><B>Authors:</B> Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Clive Gifford </P><P>About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, children's books, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel. </P><P><I>TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category</I> </P><P><I>'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times</I> </P><P><I>'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) </I></P><P>*#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013 </P> Read More

Yearling
$7.99 at Amazon

<b>Newbery medalist Cynthia Voigt presents a rollicking mystery in three acts!</b><br><br>Max's parents are missing. They are acto...rs, and thus unpredictable, but sailing away, leaving Max with only a cryptic note, is unusual even for them. Did they <i>intend</i> to leave him behind? Have they been kidnapped? <br><br>Until he can figure it out, Max feels it's safer to keep a low profile. Hiding out is no problem for a child of the theater. Max has played many roles, he can be whoever he needs to be to blend in. But finding a job is tricky, no matter what costume he dons.<br><br>Ironically, it turns out Max has a talent for finding things. He finds a runaway child, a stray dog, a missing heirloom, a lost love. . . . So is he a finder? A detective? No, it's more. Max finds a way to solve people's problems?he engineers better outcomes for them. He becomes Mister Max, <i>Solutioneer. </i> <br><br>Now if only he could find a solution to his own problems . . .<br><br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i> Read More

Dog Ear Publishing
$13.99 at Amazon

The concept of this book is to provide a medium for children to realize the importance of being open-minded and willing to try new... things. The book tells a story from Wyatt's point of view; he's a young child intimidated by the avenues he's yet to experience. However, through gentle encouragement, a vivid dream sequence orchestrated by his teddy bear, and the everyday observation from his young eyes, he's able to ultimately embrace that which once frightened him. Young readers and parents alike will easily relate to Wyatt's journey. <br></br> Author <br> Meredith Thomas is an advertising consultant in New York City, where she resides with her husband and daughter. Try it Wyatt...You Might Like it, is Meredith's first children's book. <br></br> Illustrator <br> Ben Segna is an artist with over 15 years of experience in graphic design and illustration. He is the owner of BKLYN MURALS and resides with his wife and two kids in Brooklyn. Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$14.95 at Amazon

When twelve year old Preston Matthews finds a wallet on the playground, he and his best friend Gage Warner discover a message insi...de that triggers an adventure of a lifetime. Along the way, their lifelong friendship is tested, adolescent crushes develop, new friendships are formed and a buried treasure changes their lives forever. Preston and Gage each have a younger brother, Brandon Matthews and Zach Warner, both eight. The wallet they find sends all four boys and their parents on a month long, all expenses paid trip to Okinawa, Japan. There, they meet a military family that takes them on an adventure around the island while experiencing the life of military families. While on a guided tour, the kids wander off and discover a map which ultimately leads them to treasure. Through their search for the missing pieces of the key, the kids struggle with jealousy, coming of age crushes and the realization that friendships are what make you truly wealthy. My real name is Kim Kattawar Mahfouz. (I am using Kim Katt as my Pen name.) I am a proud wife of a now retired United States Marine. We were stationed on Okinawa for six years and while this book is fiction, most of the places I used for the kids adventure are actual places on Okinawa. In the beginning, I started writing this book for my own children but as the story unfolded and developed, I realized that a book written about military children and the adventures and lifestyles they live everyday, could be informational and entertaining whether it is read by military or civilian children. Read More

Brand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$10.95 at Amazon

Richard and Rosco is a beautifully colored illustrated picture book designed to improve speech delays of the phonic sound 'r'. Fo...rmerly published in the book, Chatter Batter, Four Stories For Speech Development, by Author House, Richard and Rosco is now available as it's own book. It is short and easily read in one session, giving parents, grandparents, educators and speech therapists a delightful and usable tool for the development of the 'r' sound. In today's busy lifestyle, why not multi-task? Richard and Rosco is not just a speech therapy book for the phonic sound 'r', Richard and Rosco can become one of your child's favorite bedtime stories. Richard and Rosco is a story about two friends who spend the day chasing rainbows. "Rumble Rumble Rappity Flap, Oh my goodness what was that?" Throughout the book, Richard and Rosco uses audio bombardment and predictable text to encourage interaction ---which provides opportunity to model correct speech. By audio bombardment and predictable text, a subconscious awareness is created that may help avoid bad speech habits later of the phonic sound 'r'. By highlighting the letter 'r' in the written word, attention is called to where the 'r' sound is in the word. This helps correct speech problems of the 'r' sound not only at the beginning of a word, but in the middle and at the end as well. At the end of the story of Richard and Rosco there are several activity pages to encourage further awareness of the 'r' sound in spelling and reading. Speech therapists, parents and teachers all agree, Richard and Rosco is a delightful and 'must have' addition to any home or professional library. Read More

Corwin
$342.14 at Amazon

<p> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em><strong>Use the PCM model to help educators refine their understanding of a high-quality..., comprehensive curriculum!</strong></em></p> <p> </p> <p>Demonstrate how the Parallel Curriculum Model (PCM) can enhance curriculum and dramatically improve learning and achievement for diverse groups of students. Using this comprehensive multimedia kit, you will be able to lead discussions about:</p> <ul style="list-style-type: square;"> <li>The four parallels of curriculum: Core Curriculum, Curriculum of Connections, Curriculum of Practice, and Curriculum of Identity</li> <li>Lesson units that include some or all four parallels</li> <li>11 key components for high-quality curriculum design and implementation</li> <li>The Ascending Intellectual Demand (AID) concept for supporting student development</li> <li>Assessment as a vital PCM practice</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>Includes: DVD (69 min.), Facilitator?s Guide, CD-ROM, Companion Book</p> Read More

Bellissima Publishing LLC
$11.95 at Amazon

Three thousand to four thousand years ago, Native Americans first inhabited the the Grand Canyon. The Pueblo Indians built adobe h...ouses around the canyon and made animal figures out of twigs. The Hopi Indians believed when they died, their spirits came to rest in the canyon. The first American to cross the Colorado River was Hamblin in 1864. And in 1869 Major John Wesley Powell traveled the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River. In 1905 the El Tovar, Hotel was built on the canyon rim. Seventy-five different species of mammal, fifty species of reptiles, twenty-five species of fish, and three hundred species of bird live in the Grand Canyon. In 1540 Francsico Coronado discovered the Grand Canyon, and congress declared Grand Canyon Preserve a National Park in 1919. The Grand Canyon is a vacation spot you will never forget. Look closely, and you might see a deer, or an elk, or even a California condor! The scenery is ever changing, as much as it is the same. In winter there is snow and in the spring there are wildflowers! You can take a donkey down into the canyon and back, camp out and hike or just stay in the world class El Tovar hotel and order room service! There is shopping and more and so much fun for kids and parents to have as the explore the enormity of the Grand Canyon. Take a walk through the pages of this book and see what photographer John D. Weigand and award winning author, attorney and former author Penelope Dyan saw, and know there is even more beauty and excitement for you when you take your own trip to the grand canyon! Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$9.99 at Amazon

A must have guide for anyone who spends time at the lake with children. This should be the first book you read any and every chil...d arriving at your boat, lake property, campsite, dock, fishing trip, summer lake vacation, or lake cabin. Make it a summer holiday tradition, you will not regret it. This Lake Safety Book is a perfect guide to share with a young child before their first trip to the lake, or anytime you have young guests visit you at the lake. Filled with colorful and fun pictures with correlating text, the Lake Safety Book will help any parent to educate their child in the best practices for a safe and enjoyable vacation.Complete with the most common, but important, instructions this is a must have tool for your trip. Space is also included at the end for your own rules and regulations to enjoy your water vacation. Don?t leave for the lake without first consulting this wonderful guide.Pick up your copy of this educationalpicture book today and be prepared for a safe trip to the lake! A trip to the lake can be a fun and enjoyable activity for the entire family, but safety comes first. With this Lake Safety picture book you can show and tell your youngster the do?s and don'ts of having fun at the lake. Complete already with over twenty important reminders, there is space also included at the end for your own rules and regulations to safely enjoy your water vacation. Filled with colorful, informative pictures as well as text, the Lake Fun Book is the perfect accompaniment to your next lake outing. Read More

Continental Press
$4.25 at Amazon

The farmer teaches his children that by working together they will be strong and successful. A tale by Aesop retold.<p> Long ag...o, Aesop was a storyteller in Greece. He told stories that include a lesson or a moral, just like in The Bundle of Sticks. Here are a few versions of this story to read and compare:<p> The Children's Aesop, ''The Bundle of Sticks.'' Retold by Stephanie Calmenson.<br> Aesop's Fables, ''The Bundle of Sticks'' by Jerry Pinkney<br> Stories in My Pocket, Tales Kids Can Tell, ''The Bundle of Sticks'' by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss <p>Continental Press has expanded its product offerings to support students in key curriculum areas and at many levels of learning. We offer exceptional materials for students, parents, teachers, and administrators at fair and affordable prices.<p> We publish programs in a variety of subject areas, including: <p> -Early Literacy<br> -Phonics<br> -Language Skills<br> -Reading Comprehension<br> -Vocabulary<br> -Content Reading in Geography, Mathematics, Science, & Social Studies<br> -Mathematics<br> -State Testing Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$7.15 at Amazon

<p>With no fewer than 40 sets of almost identical pictures, this ?Spot The Difference? book provides hours of fun for kids of all ...ages. It is however best suited to kids over the age of 6.</p> <p>Each set of pictures contains 10 differences, and finding them helps your child to develop a range of skills including observation, attention and concentration, as well as providing an excellent way to improve the memory.</p> <p>On the first page for each set of puzzles the two pictures will be shown, one on top of the other. Look carefully at both pictures and mark the differences by adding a light pencil ring to the lower picture to show where each of the 10 differences appears. One you have found all 10 differences, turn over the page and check your answers.</p> <p>By carefully marking the differences lightly and in pencil, you can erase your rings when you are finished, so that someone else can try the puzzle. You can also of course come back and complete the book yourself again at a later date.</p> <p>The pictures in this book are in black and white, and the differences between the pictures in each set are not dependent on color. However, if you would like to try these puzzles in full color, then why not pick up the Kindle edition of the book. As long as you have purchased this print version of the book through Amazon.com, you can buy the Kindle version for <strong>FREE</strong></p> Read More

Frank Schaffer
$2.99 at Amazon

<div>Vocabulary Development Homework Helper provides children in kindergarten with extra help in learning vocabulary skills. Packe...d full of fun-to-do activities and appealing art, children will have fun completing the reproducible pages while learning important vocabulary at the same time. Answer keys are also included where needed. --Our cost-effective Homework Helpers workbooks are a must-have! They provide help for students who need extra practice with basic skills, for the accelerated student who enjoys an extra challenge, and for the young learner who is developing basic concepts and readiness skills. They also help boost self-confidence and reinforce basic skills with activities that are geared to the specific grade level. Collect all 48 titles for preschool to grade 3 covering topics such as the alphabet, numbers, shapes, phonics, math, reading comprehension, and much more!</div> Read More

Brand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$11.97 at Amazon

Eleven-year-old Maya Papaya has a couple of problems. Not only did her parents leave her with a name like a deranged fruit salad, ...but Maya has a four-foot tail with a mind of its own? The problem is, Maya?s tail is a big secret, so her guardian, Mr. Norbert, makes Maya wear these baggy, itchy tail pants and Maya can?t have sleepovers or go swimming with the other kids., even thought EVERY OTHER eleven year old could do those things. Maya still lives a fairly normal life with Mr. Norbert...until Mr. Norbert?s computer tells her she?s not really a little girl at all, but something it calls a ?humanimal.? Before Maya can even figure out what that means, a knock on the door puts events in motion that send Maya all the way across the world, without even Mr. Norbert to protect her. After a long voyage to India, Maya discovers the truth about where she?s from, and that she?s not the only child who?s been created with secrets, along with a few extra abilities, too... Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$6.76 at Amazon

Readers' Favorite: Book Reviews and Award Contest /Mamta Madhavan 5/5 review!"Supernatural Hero (Action & Adventure) (Comics & Gra...phic Novels) by Eran Gadot is a story that children can relate to easily. Andy is the typical nerd you will come across in your class. He is in grade six, skinny, wears glasses, and then falls in love with Zoe, the prettiest girl in his class. The twist in the story happens when Andy's grandfather dies and turns into a ghost. Now Andy has the power of seeing ghosts and communicating with them. He decides to use that power to the fullest. The paranormal activities make Andy a supernatural hero and the book is about the transformation of nerd Andy into a supernatural hero. It is a very entertaining theme where one can relate to Andy and his nerdy behavior, which sees him being the butt of many jokes in class. The transformation of this nerdy boy is done very well and the change is fluid. It is the type of story that kids will find fascinating. The black and white sketches are beautiful and they give an individuality to the characters and the scenes. The manner in which Andy handles the situations in his life is noteworthy. The theme covers everything that is part of a child's life: parents, school, friends, bullies, pretty girl, and much more. It is an entertaining read with a relatable character and exciting adventures that make it a fast paced story. Now from the nerd that he was, will this supernatural hero get the girl?" Read More

Jourdan Cameron
ME2
$10.99 at Amazon

Hildan Hegennerry was an ordinary kid- he had good parents, a great best friend, and a clone. Well, that part's not so ordinary, i...s it? Join Hildan on an action-packed adventure as he unveils dark secrets and discovers what it's like to have a brother. Me2 (also written as "Me Squared") is more than an adventure- it also tackles some very important issues regarding bioethics and human cloning- whether anybody likes it or not, the future is coming, and with it come questions without obvious answers. Me Squared dares you to begin thinking about those questions right now. Read More

ME2
Wool Street Publishing
$17.95 at Amazon

<span id="caseCorrespondence_19090462165_text">FLIP ALONG FUN is an award-winning, interactive, colorfully illustrated children's ...storybook that teaches 8 basic skills while providing hours of fun. <br /><br />This whimsical mix-and-match board book for children ages 2 to 6 won the coveted Mom's Choice Award, which recognizes the best among family-friendly products. It has received enthusiastic praise from parents, grandparents, educators, psychologists, and pediatricians.<br /><br />Children adore creating their own animal stories by selecting story panels. To begin the storytelling, the child randomly chooses one of the nine panels in each of the first two sections. The child then completes the story by finding the one panel from the nine in the third section that contains all of the animals pictured in the first two. <br /><br />For example, to learn what happened when 3 pink pigs dancing jolly jigs (panel 1) saw 2 yellow cats in very funny hats (panel 2), the child looks for the one matching panel (panel 3) that contains 3 pigs and 2 cats. And there's the answer: They all 5 had a laugh while they sat in the bath! When the animal illustrations match up, the numbers add up! <br /><br />FLIP ALONG FUN is a valuable educational tool that parents and teachers can use to <br />- Teach matching and counting. <br />- Introduce rhymes.<br />- Identify colors and animals.<br />- Demonstrate sentence structure. <br />- Stimulate creativity. <br />- Promote logical thinking. <br /><br />Parents, grandparents, and caregivers praise FLIP ALONG FUN because it presents a variety of storyline possibilities that keep children entertained and learning for hours. The book's sturdy, laminated construction ensures years of enjoyment. <br /><br />FLIP ALONG FUN appeals to daycare, preschool, kindergarten, and special education teachers because it develops creativity, while conveying important educational concepts in a fun context. Its large size (9 X 12 ) makes it ideal for group settings, one-on-one interactions, or independent play. <br /><br />FLIP ALONG FUN is a stand-out educational storybook that will entertain children throughout their important early developmental years. Perfect for home, school, and while traveling, this book amuses and delights, while helping to develop important skills.</span> Read More

Magination Press
$11.10 at Amazon

This story guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disord...er. Revealing OCD in a whole new light, this interactive self-help book turns kids into super-sleuths who can recognize OCD's tricks. Engaging examples, activities, and step-by-step instructions help children master the skills needed to break free from the sticky thoughts and urges of OCD, and live happier lives. This is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to work toward change. Read More

Morgan James Publishing
$9.16 at Amazon

<div> <i>Hide-and-Seek: No Ticks, Please</i> is a story about JoseŽ and Alex?s adventures in the bushes, tall grasses, and wooded ...areas.  During their exploration, they find hidden treasures and hidden dangers. Alex learns about JoseŽ?s discovery of a hidden danger and how it will change their adventures. She also learns steps to keep them both safe.<BR> <br> ? Of the estimated 20 million 7- to 11-year old children in the United States (2000-2010 census), 60,000 have confirmed cases of Lyme disease (cdc.gov). The CDC estimates the incidence rate is 20 times that number due to several factors.<BR> <br> ? The incidence of Lyme disease is reported in nearly every state of the United States with significant reports in 13 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.<BR> <br> ? Educating children about prevention strategies against ticks will save families costly devastating effects:  financial?diagnosis and treatment can be a significant cost; physical?misdiagnosis leads to severe health complications including heart and neurological symptoms; social/emotional?being misunderstood as the symptoms may be not visible to others; educational?learning disabilities may occur with Lyme disease affecting the brain and overall health of individuals.<BR> <br> ? <i>Hide-and-Seek: No Ticks, Please</i> is a story to help parents, educators, and medical personnel discuss the risks of ticks, how ticks transmit bacteria, steps to prevent contact with ticks, and how to remove a tick properly if it does become attached.</div> Read More

Heinemann
$24.94 at Amazon

<ul> <i>No Child Left Behind and accountability programs generally operate via assessment-driven instruction causing a de-professi...onalization of teachers and a disengagement of students. Chris Gallagher offers us an alternative: instruction-driven assessment with teachers as the primary assessment instrument. It looks like a way to restore teachers as professionals and to restore students as engaged learners . . . and it looks doable.</i> <br /> - Gerald W. Bracey, author of <i>Reading Educational Research: How to Avoid Getting Statistically Snookered</i> </ul> <ul> <i>This is the most engaging, exciting, and useful book on assessment I have read in a long time. Chris Gallagher draws on the rich experiences of Nebraska educators to show why and how that state's teachers are leading a profoundly important assessment revolution.</i> <br /> - Monty Neill, Executive Director, FairTest (National Center for Fair & Open Testing) </ul> <i>Reclaiming Assessment</i> details a more humane, more educationally sound way to conduct assessments than what is called for in national and state test-based accountability policies. It examines how Nebraska rejected harmful, high-stakes testing in favor of teacher-designed assessments through a groundbreaking local-control assessment system. Presenting vital conceptual details and practical information for any state, district, or school committed to finding something better for their students than filling ovals, Chris Gallagher focuses in on what makes Nebraska's plan work and how it can transform and has transformed classrooms and policies. In particular he homes in on four key aspects of successful teacher-led assessment: <ul> <li>engaging teachers by reinvesting them with classroom- and curricular-level decision-making power</li> <li>engaging students through meaningful classroom assessment</li> <li>engaging colleagues through a new, energizing model of professional development</li> <li>engaging parents and other community members through school-community projects.</li> </ul> In each instance, Gallagher combines lessons from Nebraska's school-improvement program with "portraits of practice," vignettes written by Nebraska educators that give a close-up look at how the state's assessment system works, why it works, the settings in which it's making a difference, and the leadership styles that match its goals best. </p> <p> Both a challenge to educators to take back assessment from politicized, top-level bureaucrats and a call to create a new agenda for contemporary education, <i>Reclaiming Assessment</i> is an ideal starting point for your efforts to return to student-centered, not test-centered assessment. Put your trust in educators' abilities to observe and know their students, then read <i>Reclaiming Assessment</i>, adopt an assessment model that's already succeeding in hundreds of schools, and start improving how your students are assessed today. </p> Read More

Timbrewolfe Publishing, Llc
$9.99 at Amazon

It's time for your young adult to go out and land that very first part-time job. Telling them to smile, be polite and wear nice cl...othes is all good advice-- if they even get to the interview stage of the hiring process. The hard reality is that most of them won't get that far Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$7.99 at Amazon

Learn the important value of keeping your promises! Fully illustrated Book, for ages 3-8 " The Promising Gorilla " tells the st...ory of Rocky, a young gorilla who lived in Africa with his younger brother Andy and his older sister Stacey. The young gorillas used to play with each other and with their best friends Rob and Sandy. They also liked to collect things. Andy collected all kind of colorful stones and Stacey loved to collect unique flowers and weave them into skirts. Rocky loved to collect feathers. He had the largest collection of feathers in the jungle The only problem was that Rocky made promises to everyone. He promised and promised and promised... But he never kept his promises. Rocky?s sister, Stacey, teaches him why his promises should be kept. Author Efrat Haddi is taking young children on a journey with Rocky while he learns a very important lesson. " The Promising Gorilla " helps to teach children an important social skill that can make home life happier and school more successful. It also provides parents, teachers, and counselors with an entertaining way to teach children why they should keep their promises. This well-written and inspiring story, delivers easy-to-digest education complemented by vibrant, delightful illustrations This story may be ideal for reading to your kids at bedtime and enjoyable for the whole family as well! It is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for older children. Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
$15.29 at Amazon

<b>Everything you ever wanted to know about Santa, as told to the author of <i>Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs</i> by the big gu...y himself.</b><BR><BR>As you might imagine, the early life of Santa Claus was a liiiiiiiittle different from the childhood of your average kid. His first words were ?ho ho ho!? By five he was wearing a fake beard and mustache, and could rarely be found without his favorite stuffed reindeer. It was clear from a very young age that he was destined to be unique...<BR> <BR>Despite this, his parents went to great lengths to maintain normalcy in his life. They had him learn guitar (he was in a rock band!), and play baseball (he had quite an arm), and even do chores (okay?here he was like any other kid on earth?he hated chores). But there was no stopping Santa from being Santa, and one winter, he began to make his lists. He checked them twice, and delivered toys to children all over Cincinnati. Then, all over Ohio. Then?the world.<BR> <BR>Compiled from his baby book, family photos, and report cards, <I>Santa from Cincinnati </I>provides a full-spectrum view of the boy who grew to be the man who grew to be Santa. Read More

Innovative Kids
$8.99 at Amazon

This Earth-friendly series is made from 98% post consumer recycled materials and printed with eco-friendly inks. Each hardcover bo...ok's simple, nonfiction content inspires children to love and respect the natural world, and the parent spread at the back of each book shows how easy it is to practice (and teach!) Earth-friendly habits right at home. Kids will seek and find all of the baby animals as they discover some of the most amazing endangered animals. Read More

Chronicle Books
$11.01 at Amazon

<i>Listography</i> for parents and parents-to-be! Now fans of the hit journal series (nearing a million copies sold!) can keep a u...nique memory book of their child and their parenting experiences over the years. With more than 60 thought-provoking list topics ranging from the classic to the lovably idiosyncratic (including your child's first words, things your kid should know about their parents, your child's favorite songs and imaginary tales they told), this illustrated journal is a celebration of parenthood and childhood that will serve as a lovely keepsake for the family. Read More

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