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A Family of Readers

By Martha V. Parravano,Roger Sutton
  • ISBN Code: : 0763662178
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Two of the most trusted reviewers in the field join with top authors, illustrators, and critics in a definitive guide to choosing books for children—and nurturing their love of reading. A FAMILY OF READERS is the definitive resource for parents interested in enriching the reading lives of their children. It’s divided into four sections: 1. Reading to Them: Choosing and sharing board books and picture books with babies and very young children. 2. Reading with Them: Launching the new reader with easy readers and chapter books. 3. Reading on Their Own: Exploring what children read—and how they read—by genre and gender. 4. Leaving Them Alone: Respecting the reading privacy of the young adult. Roger Sutton knows how and why children read. He must, as the editor in chief of THE HORN BOOK, which since 1924 has been America’s best source for reviews of books for young readers. But for many parents, selecting books for their children can make them feel lost. Now, in this essential resource, Roger Sutton and Martha V. Parravano, executive editor at the magazine, offer thoughtful essays that consider how books are read to (and then by) young people. They invite such leading authors and artists as Maurice Sendak, Katherine Paterson, Margaret Mahy, and Jon Scieszka, as well as a selection of top critics, to add their voices about the genres they know best. The result is an indispensable readers’ companion to everything from wordless board books to the most complex and daring young adult novels.

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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1639618473
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 698
  • Pdf File: chronictoo.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Scars. We all have them. Some are physical and others, emotional. We were injured in one way or another. Our physical scars are quite visible, but our emotional scars are not. These internalized misfortunes remain with us, as if stored away below deck. Buried feelings, without warning, can be triggered and abruptly resurface at any time. Please know, you are not alone. Each of us carries invisible wounds, and we may even cry invisible tears. I can identify and fully understand. Unlike healing physical pain, there are no ointments or lotions to treat our fractured emotions. I guess that’s why we try to repress them inside. Yet the biblical psalmist said, “He restores my soul.” And that restoration is available to you and me. No pain has to be in vain. Telling stories of God’s renewing strength through personal setbacks, trials, and adversity, I share what I believe to be enlivening pathways to lasting wholeness. Join me in an adventure toward soothing our silent suffering and healing our hidden hurts. The body and soul are connected. By addressing one, the other is likewise affected. May God graciously touch those deep recesses of pain accumulated along life’s path. Hope awaits. Cornelius W. May (Neal) holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Ashland Theological Seminary and has served as a Senior Pastor for over forty years. Neal attended Kent State University in the turbulent 1960s and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a Minor in Education. As a seasoned minister, Dr. May has experienced the balance of both Spirit and Word, illumination and reason. He was founder and president of Hosanna Bible Training Center and instructor of Biblical Interpretation and Contemporary Preaching. In addition, he continues to serve as an adjunct professor for Ashland Seminary, where he has taught Small Group Ministry, Communication and Conflict in the Church, and Archaeology of the New Testament. www.theredemptioncenter.church 128

Rooms of a Mother's Heart

By Carol Burton McLeod
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  • Publisher : Whitaker House
  • Book Code : 1641236574
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 717
  • Pdf File: rooms-of-a-mother-s-heart.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For thousands of years and in a myriad of cultures, women have forged identity, unconditional love, and vast purpose in the calling of motherhood. From Eve to Sarah, from Ruth to Mary, the Scriptures are filled with the accounts of the heart of a mother who was given a divine opportunity to raise the next generation for the purposes and call of the Father. Inside the soul of every mother lies a heart that becomes a repository of sweet memories, hard lessons, glorious victories, ordinary days, glaring failures, and God’s grace over the years of mothering. The heart of a mother becomes home to jokes around the dinner table, holiday traditions, the tears of childhood, and the love that only a mother knows. And this tender heart that has given birth to the future of mankind or has lovingly adopted the seeds of the next generation also develops rooms of unsurpassed greatness and quiet strength. These are the Rooms of a Mother’s Heart. With her characteristic charm, joy, and biblical teaching that she shares like a good friend over a cup of coffee, Carol McLeod examines what it means to be a mother and offers tender encouragement to all women who accept that calling.

A Cross Section of Educational Research

By Lawrence S Lyne
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351971840
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 201
  • Pdf File: a-cross-section-of-educational-research.pdf

Book Short Summary:

• This collection of research articles emphasizes topics of interest to classroom teachers. • The 38 research articles illustrate: •survey research •quantitative content analysis •correlational research •true experimental research •quasi-experimental research •pre-experimental research •single-subject research/behavior analysis •causal-comparative research •program evaluation •qualitative research •combined qualitative/quantitative research •meta-analysis • The lines in each article are numbered sequentially, making it easy to refer to specific parts of the article during classroom discussions. • The availability of a single source of research articles is convenient and helps you avoid copyright infringement problems. • Factual Questions at the end of each article allow students to check their comprehension. • Questions for discussion stimulate classroom discussions of research methods. • After answering the questions, students rate the quality of each article using 13 basic criteria. More detailed criteria in the Appendix may also be applied. • Ideal for courses in which the primary goal is to learn how to evaluate research. • Twenty-one different journals are represented in the 38 articles in this collection. Students see the diversity of educational research since the journals vary in their standards for publication. • New to this edition: Thirteen new articles keep this popular research reader up-to-date.

Us Against the World

By David Mann
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 0785220178
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 673
  • Pdf File: us-against-the-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

David and Tamela Mann have been married for 30 years, but the singers, actors, and entrepreneurs are just as, if not more than, happily in love as they were in the early days of their relationship. In their new book, the couple will relate the story of their first encounters as teenagers, the importance of communication, and how they’ve been able to keep that spark burning through all these years. The Mann's have delighted and inspired audiences through music, a string of plays and movies, as well as several television series—Meet the Browns, The Mann's, and Mann & Wife. They’ll share about their often hilarious and sometimes controversial interactions with each other, their blended family of five grown children and eight grandchildren, and how these relationships enrich their lives. Given their recording careers, touring, filming, and managing an outrageous family, The Mann's will share with readers the day-to-day challenges, successes, and joys that happen behind the scenes.

Telling Stories in Book Clubs

By Mary Kooy
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 0387339272
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 509
  • Pdf File: telling-stories-in-book-clubs.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book examines questions in the intersections of narrative, teaching, communities of learning, knowledge, women teachers and teacher development. Stories constitute the heart of this book and the glue that holds the pieces together. This book explores the ways women educators understand and make sense of their lives and develop their personal practical knowledge of teaching through narrative texts and experiences in informal learning groups.

The Family Plot

By Megan Collins
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982163860
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 331
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Book Short Summary:

A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED, BEST BOOK OF AUGUST SELECTED BY * POPSUGAR * E! NEWS * LIFESAVVY * CRIMEREADS * AND MORE! “Exceedingly entertaining.” —The New York Times “Umbrella Academy meets Tana French. Dark, claustrophobic, and beautifully written.” —Andrea Bartz, author of We Were Never Here From the author of The Winter Sister and Behind the Red Door, a family obsessed with true crime gathers to bury their patriarch—only to find another body already in his grave. At twenty-six, Dahlia Lighthouse is haunted by her upbringing. Raised in a secluded island mansion deep in the woods and kept isolated by her true crime-obsessed parents, she is unable to move beyond the disappearance of her twin brother, Andy, when they were sixteen. After several years away and following her father’s death, Dahlia returns to the house, where the family makes a gruesome discovery: buried in their father’s plot is another body—Andy’s, his skull split open with an ax. Dahlia is quick to blame Andy’s murder on the serial killer who terrorized the island for decades, while the rest of her family reacts to the revelation in unsettling ways. Her brother, Charlie, pours his energy into creating a family memorial museum, highlighting their research into the lives of famous murder victims; her sister, Tate, forges ahead with her popular dioramas portraying crime scenes; and their mother affects a cheerfully domestic facade, becoming unrecognizable as the woman who performed murder reenactments for her children. As Dahlia grapples with her own grief and horror, she realizes that her eccentric family, and the mansion itself, may hold the answers to what happened to her twin.