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50 Early Childhood Literacy Strategies by For a unique, easy-to-use and easy-to-understand guide to teaching literacy to three-, four-, and five-year-olds--and to meet the state and national mandates--readers can turn to this practical, up-to-date resource. It features 50 ready-to-implement strategies for using picture books and activities to help teach speaking/listening, writing, and reading skills at the early childhood level. 174 top rated picture books have been selected and described or listed within the strategies, making it an ideal resource for students, classroom teachers, and school volunteers alike.
Call Number: LB1139.5.L35 B42 2013
Born Reading by A program for parents and professionals on how to raise kids who love to read, featuring interviews with childhood development experts, advice from librarians, tips from authors and children's book publishers, and reading recommendations for kids from birth up to age five. Every parent wants to give his or her child a competitive advantage. In Born Reading, publishing insider (and new dad) Jason Boog explains how that can be as simple as opening a book. Studies have shown that interactive reading--a method that creates dialogue as you read together--can raise a child's IQ by more than six points. In fact, interactive reading can have just as much of a determining factor on a child's IQ as vitamins and a healthy diet. But there's no book that takes the cutting-edge research on interactive reading and shows parents, teachers, and librarians how to apply it to their day-to-day lives with kids, until now. Born Reading provides step-by-step instructions on interactive reading and advice for developing your child's interest in books from the time they are born. Boog has done the research, talked with the leading experts in child development, and worked with them to compile the "Born Reading Essential Books" lists, offering specific titles tailored to the interests and passions of kids from birth to age five. But reading can take many forms--print books as well as ebooks and apps--and Born Reading also includes tips on how to use technology the right way to help (not hinder) your child's intellectual development. Parents will find advice on which educational apps best supplement their child's development, when to start introducing digital reading to their child, and how to use tech to help create the readers of tomorrow. Born Reading will show anyone who loves kids how to make sure the children they care about are building a powerful foundation in literacy from the beginning of life.
Call Number: LB1050 .B58 2014
Picturing the World by Enrich your library collection with outstanding informational books that children really want to read. This annotated resource by veteran children's book reviewer Isaacs surveys the best nonfiction/informational titles for ages 3 through 10, helping librarians make informed collection development and purchasing decisions. With information on 250 books, this volume Features an introductory chapter which takes a close look at what makes a successful informational picture book Provides thoughtful descriptions for each title, including complete bibliographic information, age-level guidance, and notes on book awards won Works as curriculum support as well as a tool for elementary RA, with easy-to-use topical organization and a separate subject index Picturing the World is an invaluable aid to librarians and educators in their ongoing search for high quality informational children's books.
Call Number: Z1033.P52 I83 2013
Show Me a Story by Ready to build a picture book? First, you'll need the right tools. Open this title in the Writer's Toolbox series and discover plenty of tips and tools to get you started. Soon you'll be writing and showing stories like a pro!
Call Number: Juv.PN147.5 .L64 2009
Diversity and Inclusion
Making Preschool Inclusion Work by Preschool inclusion is about much more than placing a child in a general education classroom. A network of creative, effective supports must be in place for the child, the teachers, and the program; and this comprehensive textbook shows how to make it happen. Future educators will get a thorough introduction to inclusions supports: evidence-based practices and strategies that help children with disabilities fully participate in preschool classrooms. With a strong emphasis on collaboration among all members of the education team, this text leads professionals step by step through every aspect of successful preschool inclusion, from designing an effective program to preparing all children for a smooth transition to kindergarten. An ideal textbook for preservice educators, and a valuable reference for early childhood programs, this important volume will help establish inclusive classrooms where every young child learns, belongs, and thrives. Includes in-depth case studies and vignetters from both professional and parent perspectives, strategies for adapting curriclum content, disability specific interventions to keep and use as a reference.
Call Number: LC4019.3 .R53 2014
A - Z of Inclusion in Early Childhood by The concept of inclusion is complex and messy and although many definitions abound it has never been fully clarified in legislation and guidance. The purpose of this book is to consider how professionals working with young children and their families can better understand the concept of inclusion and successfully establish, examine and evaluate the building blocks and framework that should underpin inclusive practice. This book represents a genuine attempt to identify the challenges and barriers to inclusion for all children; to understand them and in some measure, to suggest how they might be overcome.This book is particularly important because: It is based on a broad understanding of inclusion that embraces all forms of difference including race, gender, ability and class It draws on good practice developed over the years and describes challenges for the future It takes into account contemporary issues such as austerity measures, cuts to public services and a changing political landscape It brings the reader up to date with current theory, analysis, controversies and debates This book is essential reading for early years professionals and students who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of these issues which can divide society; especially in terms of the impact on young children and their families. "Mary Dickins has given us a book which is a beautifully written guide to the principles and practice of inclusion in young children's care and education. For some this will be an introduction to, for others a reminder of, knowledge and skills which we have developed over many years but which are too often misunderstood or ignored. Through her alphabetical approach it is possible to address a huge number of issues in a very accessible way, either dipping into it as needed or reading from beginning to end as a story of how we can improve the experiences of young children in childcare, and every entry comes with a list of references to enable readers to take the subject further. Informing the whole book is her knowledge and experience of this issue and her passion to support the development of a shared vision and understanding of it. As she says: 'inclusion is not a fixed state...we all have responsibility and a role to play in challenging discrimination and oppression'." Sue Owen, Independent early years consultant "I have learnt a lot from reading this book - and there is a lot to learn! Its scope is so enormous that inevitably it cannot cover everything, for example my pet topic of 'the power of assumptions'! It identifies the complexities of the various aspects of inclusion and touches on the inter-relatedness of many - for example, race and class. As readers dip into it I hope it will trigger further reading on particular issues and also stimulate more discussion of how institutional procedures and practices, deeply embedded in our society (the 'system'), remain barriers to inclusion. We all need to identify, understand and break down such barriers so that every one of our precious children, wherever they are, feel they truly belong." Jane Lane, Advocate worker for racial equality in the early years "Mary Dickins has long experience in early years and equality issues and writes from a defined value system. She encourages a proactive and anti-discriminatory approach which contributes to the development of - in her words - 'a shared vision, understanding and sense of purpose'. Mary stresses the importance of individual responsibility and transfer of specialist skills to a mainstream context. This book is a good addition to the continuing debate on inclusion from a clear children's rights perspective and a valuable resource for the early years sector, providing a framework to embed effective inclusive practice." Julie Jennings, Royal National Institute of Blind People, UK
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Coyote Places the Stars by A joyfully retold and vibrantly illustrated story about the origin of the constellations, based on a Wasco Indian legend. One evening, crafty Coyote climbs the moon to discover the secrets of the heavens. Instead, he finds a way to make the most wonderful pictures for all the world to see. The next night, the other animals of the canyon look up to the sky, where they see a big surprise!
Call Number: JUV. E99.W37 T39 1997
The Love Flute by In love with a beautiful girl, but too shy to tell her, a young man leaves his camp in frustration. One night he receives mystical visitors who offer him a special gift -- a love flute. A gift from the birds and animals, its tells the girl of his love where words have failed.
Call Number: JuvE.E78.G73 G65 1997
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by In spring, the hills and meadows of Texas and Wyoming are ablaze with the reds, oranges, and yellows of the Indian Paintbrush. How this striking plant received its name is told in an old Indian legend. Many years ago, when the People traveled the Plains, a young Indian boy had a Dream-Vision in which it was revealed that one day he would create a painting that was as pure as the colors of the evening sky at sunset. The boy grew up to become the painter of the tribe, but although he found a pure white buckskin for a canvas and made paints from the brightest flowers and the reddest berries, he could not capture the sunset. How the young Indian artist finally fulfills his Dream-Vision is lovingly told and illustrated by Tomie dePaola, in words and pictures that capture the spirit and beauty of this dramatic legend.
Call Number: JUV. E78.G73 D4 1996
Whispers of the Wolf by "Ahrooooooo" went the cry. It was the call of the wolf pack. A young boy named Two Birds heard it, and so did his wolf. Two Birds had found the abandoned wolf pup, and they had grown up together. Now, the wild was calling, and Two Birds had a choice to make. Struggling with a mix of emotions, he must decide whether his love for the wolf is greater than his need to be near it. Will Two Birds learn to let go not just of the wolf, but also of his own fears? Whispers of the Wolf is a beautiful picture book set around 500 years ago among the Pueblo Indians of the desert Southwest. A heartwarming piece of historical fiction, it weaves together themes of community, tradition, self-esteem, and respect for all life, creating a realistic portrait of a culture that continues to exert a vibrant, living influence today."
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.1.T78 Wh 2015
The Rough-Face Girl by A scarred face does not prevent the Rough-Face girl from seeing the beauty of the earth around her, nor does it disguise her beautiful, kind heart in this award-winning retelling of a powerful Algonquin Cinderella.
Call Number: JuvE.E99.A349 M37 1998
Alphabet and Counting Books
Citations, abstracts and some articles about education.
Articles on early childhood, primary, secondary, and higher education, and multilingual education, and health education.
Gale Literary Sources
Articles and essays on literary criticism, and biographies of authors from many countries.
Online from CCBC Libraries
Children's Picturebooks by Children's picturebooks are the very first books we encounter, and they form an important, constantly evolving, and dynamic sector of the publishing world. But what does it take to create a successful picture book for children? In this publication, Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles introduce us to the world of children's picturebooks, providing a solid background to the industry while exploring the key concepts and practices that have gone into the creation of successful picturebooks.
Publication Date: 2012-02-08
The Newbery and Caldecott Awards by This comprehensive revision offers additional materials for the entries and brings consistency to the imprints. New to the 2007 edition is a feature essay by author, Booklinks founder, and former children's book editor for Booklist, Barbara Elleman, The John Newbery Medal: The First Decade. The Newbery and Caldecott Awards 2007 will help you introduce children's to outstanding literature and illustration and support your own literature selections from the criteria used for these celebrated awards.
Publication Date: 2009-03-31
Transmediation in the Classroom by Transmediation in the Classroom proposes semiotics-based frameworks that are built on the assumption that humans manipulate sign systems or codes that are meaningful to them so as to make sense of any human experience. The tensions often encountered in reading classrooms by adolescent readers - between what is real and fantasy, artifact and image, object and perception - are made manifest in this book, and the ways in which individuals shape, or are shaped by, sign and symbol systems or program elements that surround their learning and communicating environments are systematically explored. The contributors promote the generative power of transmediation of multiple sign systems, while challenging the privileged position of the language teaching methods still prevalent in some United States public schools.
Publication Date: 2002-09-04
Using Picture Books to Enhance Children's Social and Emotional Literacy by Children can struggle to engage with and articulate certain emotions, which can have a profound impact on their behaviour, confidence and ability to form relationships, follow instructions and perform tasks. This resource for teachers, therapists, counsellors and parents uses children's literature and some of its well-known characters, such as the Rainbow Fish and Stanley Yelnats IV from Holes, as a basis for practical activities that enable children to express and manage these emotions. Social-emotional literacy training assists students in developing important life skills such as the ability to develop good relationships and empathy skills, as well as being able to understand, manage and communicate their own emotions. This book offers an introduction to social-emotional literacy, followed by activities related to emotions such as empathy, friendship, grief and self-esteem, aiming to embed this literacy training into daily school and home activities to increase children's chances of future success.
Publication Date: 2018-01-18
2019 and 2020 Caldecott Medal Winners
Alma and How She Got Her Name by A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book What's in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from -- and who she may one day be. If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; José, the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes, too. As she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all -- and realizes that she will one day have her own story to tell. In her author-illustrator debut, Juana Martinez-Neal opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin stories or names.
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.1.M3745 Alm 2018
Hello Lighthouse by A beloved picture book from two-time Caldecott Medal award-winner Sophie Blackall that transports readers to the seaside in timeless, nautical splendor! Watch the days and seasons pass as the wind blows, the fog rolls in, and icebergs drift by. Outside, there is water all around. Inside, the daily life of a lighthouse keeper and his family unfolds as the keeper boils water for tea, lights the lamp's wick, and writes every detail in his logbook. Step back in time and through the door of this iconic lighthouse into a cozy dollhouse-like interior with the extraordinary award-winning artist Sophie Blackall.
Call Number: : JUV. PZ7.B5319 Hel 2018
The Rough Patch by A Caldecott Honor Book An ALA Notable Book A breathtakingly beautiful and luminescent book that is pitch-perfect for anyone of any age who has experienced any type of loss or disappointment, from New York Times-bestselling picture book creator Brian Lies. New York Times-bestselling author-illustrator Brian Lies has created a beautiful, accessible, and deeply personal story about friendship, loss, and renewal. The Rough Patch was awarded a Caldecott Honor and features stunning paintings from the award-winning creator of Bats at the Beach. Evan and his dog do everything together, from eating ice cream to caring for their prize-winning garden, which grows big and beautiful. One day the unthinkable happens: Evan's dog dies. Heartbroken, Evan destroys the garden and everything in it. The ground becomes overgrown with prickly weeds and thorns, and Evan embraces the chaos. But beauty grows in the darkest of places, and when a twisting vine turns into an immense pumpkin, Evan is drawn out of his isolation and back to the county fair, where friendships--old and new--await. A deeply hopeful and positive book, The Rough Patch was awarded a Caldecott Honor and is a story about love, loss, and hope, and the healing power of friendship and nature. "Weepy and wonderful."--Wall Street Journal
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.L618 Rou 2018
The Undefeated by Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal A 2020 Newbery Honor Book Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree. Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more.
Call Number: JuvE.PS3601.L35388 U53 2019