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The Busy Life Of Ernestine Buckmeister

Author : Linda Ravin Lodding
ISBN : 9781936261666
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Ernestine is in over her head. Monday through Sunday, Ernestine’s week is packed with after-school lessons—tuba, knitting, sculpting, water ballet, yoga, yodeling, and karate. Overwhelmed and exhausted, Ernestine decides to take matters into her own hands and heads off to the park with her Nanny where she builds a fort, watches the clouds, and plays all kinds of unstructured and imaginative games. But when a teacher calls Ernestine's mom to report that she has not shown up for yodeling, her parents search everywhere until at last they hear their daughter's laughter coming from the park. Ernestine tells her parents what a wonderful afternoon she's had, and explains her plight, asking, "I like my lessons, but can't I stop some of them?" This saga hilariously captures the dilemma of the modern-day over-scheduled child in riotous color and absurd extremes. A delightful heroine, Ernestine will be sure to put “play” back on everyone’s agenda, demonstrating that in today’s overscheduled world, everyone needs the joy of play and the simple wonders of childhood.

A Gift For Mama

Author : Linda Ravin Lodding
ISBN : 9780385753333
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Oskar sets out—with a single coin—to find the perfect gift for his mother. And he spots it at once: a beautiful yellow rose. But when he meets an artist, Oskar trades the rose for a paintbrush. And when he meets a conductor, he trades the paintbrush for a sheet of music. . . . The bustling streets are full of interesting people and delightful possible presents, and Oskar trades one gift for another, and another, and another! But what he finds by the end of the day is even more precious. Simple kindness is at the heart of this enchanting, gloriously-illustrated tale. From the Hardcover edition.

The Importance Of Being Little

Author : Erika Christakis
ISBN : 9780143129981
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In this bold challenge to the conventional wisdom about early childhood, Yale Early Childhood expert Erika Christakis offers a pragmatic program to encourage parents to rethink how and where young children learn best. Christakis argues that children are hardwired to learn in any setting, but when 'learning' is defined by strict lessons and dodgy metrics, it devalues a child's intelligence while placing unfit requirements on the developing brain. Her message is energising and encouraging: children are inherently powerful and will flourish if we can revitalise the early learning environment.

The Queen Is Coming To Tea

Author : Linda Ravin Lodding
ISBN : 1492607576
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Can Ellie and her furry friends get everything ready in time for tea with the queen?- Readers of Fancy Nancy and Tea Rex will love this new story about imagination and play- The celebration of the bond between parent and child makes for a great bedtime story- Children and parents will delight in traveling across the world with Ellie and her friends!When Ellie finds out the queen is coming to tea, she enlists the help of all her stuffed animal friends to make it a memorable affair. Together they travel to Paris, China, Italy, and New York to gather everything they need. But will the queen patiently wait? And what exactly will be waiting for the queen?Discover the heartwarming power of family bonding and imagination in this playful picture book.

I Have The Right To Be A Child

Author : Alain Serres
ISBN : 1554981492
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes what it means to be a child with rights, emphasizing that these rights belong to every child on the planet, and makes evident that knowing and talking about these rights are the first steps toward making sure that they are respected.

Little Red Riding Sheep

Author : Linda Ravin Lodding
ISBN : 9781481457491
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The beloved classic, Little Red Riding Hood, has never had a cuter, more enthusiastic star than Arnold in this witty picture book that’s perfect for reading aloud. Arnold is an eager young sheep who is excited to be in his very first book. No problem-o! Except he’s a bit big and fluffy to play Little Red Riding Hood, and he’s a tiny bit scared of the deep dark woods. Oh, and he has a friend who would be just perfect as Granny…perhaps the author wouldn’t mind a few suggestions?

Here Comes The Garbage Barge

Author : Jonah Winter
ISBN : 0375952187
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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When a little town on Long Island is inundated with garbage, its citizens become more environmentally aware, while a garbage barge travels the North American coast in search of a dumping location.

Carla S Sandwich

Author : Debbie Herman
ISBN : 9781936261819
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This charming story presents a new way for young children to understand how to creatively embrace who they are, no matter what others think. Carla’s lunch box is filled with odd delights like the Olive, Pickle and Green Bean Sandwich, the Banana-Cottage-Cheese Delight, and the unforgettable Chopped Liver, Potato Chips, and Cucumber Combo. To Carla, they are delicious and creative lunches, but her teasing classmates are unconvinced and abandon her at the lunch table to eat her bizarre sandwiches alone. One day, however, tables turn when Buster—the worst tease of all—forgets his lunch on the day of the picnic and Carla thoughtfully offers him her extra sandwich. Her own spirited nature helps Carla teach her classmates that "unusual" can actually be good. Lively illustrations help showcase the book's messages of acceptance, tolerance, individuality, and creativity, and the funny plot and authentic dialogue are sure to make this tale a favorite among elementary school children. Carla's creative sandwich solutions provide young chefs-to-be with the inspiration to create sandwich masterpieces of their own.

Hey That S My Monster

Author : Amanda Noll
ISBN : 9781936261871
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Ethan looks under the bed for his monster, he finds this note instead: "So long, kid. Gotta go. Someone needs me more than you do. –Gabe" How will Ethan ever get to sleep without his monster's familiar, comforting snorts? And who could need Gabe more than Ethan does? Gabe must have gone to Ethan's little sister's room! She has been climbing out of bed every night to play, and obviously needs a monster to help her get to sleep – but not HIS monster! Ethan tries to help his sister find her own monster, but none are the perfect blend of cute and creepy. Just when it seems that Ethan will lose his monster forever, an uninvited, tutu-toting little monster full of frightening fun ap­pears. Following in the spooky-silly tradition of I Need My Mon­ster, here's another irresistible monster-under-the-bed story with the perfect balance of giggles and shivers.

The Middle Child Blues

Author : Kristyn Crow
ISBN : 0399247351
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A boy named Lee sings about all the miserable aspects of being a middle child.

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