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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 Lonely Phone Booth

Author : Peter Ackerman
ISBN : 9781567924145
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When cellular telephones arrive on the scene, a once-popular Manhattan phonebooth becomes shabby and lonely until a power outage reminds everyone of how useful it can be.

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.

The Very Inappropriate Word

Author : Jim Tobin
ISBN : 9781466844735
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Michael loves interesting words (hard words like ELASTIC, little words like VAST, and big words like SMITHEREENS) and is always on the lookout for words to collect. Then one day, he picks up a new word. A bad word. An inappropriate word. At least, that's what his friend says. But Michael kind of likes the word. He thinks he might try it out. At school. Bad idea.

The Year Of The Rabbit

Author : Oliver Chin
ISBN : 9781597020237
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Rosie the rabbit befriends a boy who leads her on a wild adventure with a tiger. Lists the birth years and characteristics of individuals born in the Chinese Year of the Rabbit.

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.

The Importance Of Being Little

Author : Erika Christakis
ISBN : 9780698195011
Genre : Family & Relationships
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“Christakis . . . expertly weaves academic research, personal experience and anecdotal evidence into her book . . . a bracing and convincing case that early education has reached a point of crisis . . . her book is a rare thing: a serious work of research that also happens to be well-written and personal . . . engaging and important.” --Washington Post "What kids need from grown-ups (but aren't getting)...an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple word: play." --NPR.org The New York Times bestseller that provides a bold challenge to the conventional wisdom about early childhood, with a pragmatic program to encourage parents and teachers to rethink how and where young children learn best by taking the child’s eye view of the learning environment To a four-year-old watching bulldozers at a construction site or chasing butterflies in flight, the world is awash with promise. Little children come into the world hardwired to learn in virtually any setting and about any matter. Yet in today’s preschool and kindergarten classrooms, learning has been reduced to scripted lessons and suspect metrics that too often undervalue a child’s intelligence while overtaxing the child’s growing brain. These mismatched expectations wreak havoc on the family: parents fear that if they choose the “wrong” program, their child won’t get into the “right” college. But Yale early childhood expert Erika Christakis says our fears are wildly misplaced. Our anxiety about preparing and safeguarding our children’s future seems to have reached a fever pitch at a time when, ironically, science gives us more certainty than ever before that young children are exceptionally strong thinkers. In her pathbreaking book, Christakis explains what it’s like to be a young child in America today, in a world designed by and for adults, where we have confused schooling with learning. She offers real-life solutions to real-life issues, with nuance and direction that takes us far beyond the usual prescriptions for fewer tests, more play. She looks at children’s use of language, their artistic expressions, the way their imaginations grow, and how they build deep emotional bonds to stretch the boundaries of their small worlds. Rather than clutter their worlds with more and more stuff, sometimes the wisest course for us is to learn how to get out of their way. Christakis’s message is energizing and reassuring: young children are inherently powerful, and they (and their parents) will flourish when we learn new ways of restoring the vital early learning environment to one that is best suited to the littlest learners. This bold and pragmatic challenge to the conventional wisdom peels back the mystery of childhood, revealing a place that’s rich with possibility. From the Hardcover edition.

Books Always Everywhere

Author : Jane Blatt
ISBN : 9780375982057
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Babies and toddlers join in an exuberant celebration of books of all shapes and sizes in this charming picture book. For little kids, books can be anything from a chair, to a tower, to a hat. But once little ones discover the magical world that can be found inside a book, the best thing a book can be—is a book! This joy of discovery is evident on the faces of these little kids as they open up a book and find a favorite story. In short, this book about books is so adorable and tempting, it will have toddlers and parents running to libraries and bookstores everywhere.

Fed Up With Frenzy

Author : Susan Sachs Lipman
ISBN : 9781402265273
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Slow Down. Reconnect. It's Easier than You Think. The hectic pace of everyday life can keep families constantly on the go, but removing some of the frenzy is easy-if you just take a moment to slow down. Hit the pause button on all of life's daily distractions and reconnect with your family in familiar and exciting ways. Parenting and family expert Susan Sachs Lipman shows you the enormous benefits of having a slower paced, more connected family. Packed with simple, affordable, and delightful games, crafts, and activities, Fed Up with Frenzy will help you spend more distraction-free time with your children. Slow down and reconnect with your family by: Creating your own outdoor theater Experimenting with kitchen science Playing nature games Making placemats from fall leaves And more! "Fed Up with Frenzy is a blueprint for any family that feels overwhelmed by the pace of contemporary life." -Darell Hammond, Founder and CEO, KaBOOM! "The heart of parenting is connection, but how do parents and children connect when they are going a mile a minute in different directions? Read this book, stop the frenzy, and reconnect." -Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD, author of Playful Parenting "Fed up with Frenzy is a welcome corrective to a society that has turned childhood into a race to nowhere. With charm, energy and wit, Susan Lipman serves up a treasure trove of ideas to bring joy and sanity back to family life. Every parent needs a copy."-Carl Honore, author of In Praise of Slowness and Under Pressure"

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