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Sep 7, 2008

New Kids' Reference Books

Research indicates boys are interested in reading nonfiction materials. Offering citations for more than 1,100 books, Gotcha for Guys! deals specifically with books to pique the interest of middle grade boys. A series of booktalks are grouped within chapters with like titles such as: "Creepy-Crawly Creatures," "Disasters and Unsolved Mysteries," "Action and Innovation," and "All Things Gross." Complete booktalks are presented in a beginning section of chapters 1-9. A second section in each of these chapters contains short annotations and talks for other books of interest, and a third section offers lists of well-reviewed titles to consider for boys. The book is enhanced with book cover art and reproducible lists for teachers and librarians.
Full of information on everything from animals to inventions, cutting-edge technology for the environment, this handy, colorful resource is a must-have for 8- to 12-year-olds. The Time For Kids Almanac 2009 features more than 650 new photos of kids' favorite stars, athletes, leaders, and other newsmakers, not to mention pictures of people and places from all around the world (and spanning history!). Engaging articles from the award-winning Time for Kids magazine bring the facts to life while quizzes, games, puzzles, fun factoids and more make for an interactive read. The ultimate in edutainment, the thoroughly up-to-date facts, charts, statistics and maps will engage readers while boosting their brainpower.Every page offers kids a quick course on a subject of interest, whether they're curious about recent Grammy winners or Pulitzer prizes; the order of the presidents or the number of bones in their bodies; the real deal with global warming or the Middle East.
Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3 by librarian and children's literature troubadour Judy Freeman is here at last. The largest and most comprehensive book of its kind ever written, it's an indispensable treasure trove of 1,700 child-tested favorite read-aloud titles, published since 1995. Everything here--the text chapters (About Children's Books and Ways to Use Them), the Annotated Read-Aloud Lists for preschool through grade 6, the professional books bibliography, and the indexes--is 100% new! This is the definitive source for the best recent picture books, fiction, poetry, folklore, biography, and nonfiction books to share with children. The extensively annotated bibliography incorporates thousands of innovative and inspirational ideas for booktalking, book discussion, creative drama, storytelling, poetry, writing, library skills, and other literature-based teaching.
Today's children stand on the threshold of a new millennium that promises incredible scientific and technological advances. The need to understand basic scientific principles has never been greater and these principles are brought within the grasp of every child by The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia. All the essential subject areas, from Space and Time, Materials and Technology, to Human Biology, are covered in this one-volume encyclopedia. Accurate, approachable, and an indispensable source of information for school projects,


1 comment:

Book said...

I don't think kids read enough nowdays.. that's why i'm always on the hunt for great children's books and have recently discovered Bayard and their series of StoryBoxBooks, AdventureBoxBooks and DiscoveryBoxBooks. In addition to this, they also have some great activities. There's a Readathon happening in the Ireland region - http://discoveryboxbooks.com/readathon.php and a Ghost Drawing competition in AdventureBoxBooks assiciated with the Polka Theatre (http://www.adventureboxbooks.com/competition.php)