The Tsunami Quilt

Grandfather's Story

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Author: Anthony D. Fredericks

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1410308456

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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April 1, 1946 - an enormous tsunami wave strikes Hilo, Hawai'i, causing death and destruction. Even those islanders who are fortunate to have survived find their lives forever altered. Young Kimo loves his grandfather very much - they go everywhere together, sharing island stories and experiences. But there is one story his grandfather has yet to share and that is the reason behind their yearly pilgrimage to Laupahoehoe Point. Here, in silent remembrance, Grandfather places a flower lei atop a stone monument. It is only after his grandfather's sudden death that Kimo learns the story behind their annual visit and the reason for the sadness that has haunted his grandfather throughout the years. Evocative writing brings this tragic event from Hawaiian history to present-day reality for young readers today.Award-winning children's author Anthony D. Fredericks is a former reading specialist who now teaches at York College in York, Pennsylvania. He has authored more than 35 children's books on a variety of science, nature, and environmental topics. The Tsunami Quilt is his first book for Sleeping Bear Press. Tammy Yee grew up in Honolulu, Hawai'i, exploring tide pools and enjoying the beauty of the natural world, which provided inspiration for her future career in children's books. She lives in Windward, Oahu. Tammy also illustrated A is for Aloha: A Hawai'i Alphabet for Sleeping Bear Press.

English Paper Piecing

Fresh New Quilts from Bloom Creek

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Author: Vicki Bellino

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 1604686200

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

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Vicki Bellino, author of the popular Bloom Creek Quilts, presents a delightful selection of English paper-piecing quilt patterns. Using gorgeous pieced elements as appliques, Vicki eliminates the tedium and opens up exciting new design options. Twelve inspiring quilt patterns, from a small quilt suitable for framing to larger wall hangings and bed quilts Beautiful English paper-piecing designs categorized by shape: hexagons, diamonds, pentagons, and Dresden wedges Shapes to make whole quilts, block elements, or appliques--great for scraps

Hawai'i Tsunamis

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Author: Barbara Muffler and the Pacific Tsunami Museum

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467132632

Category: History

Page: 128

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This book's stories and images invite readers to honor and learn from those lost in tragic tsunami events. Each person has a history, an account of things said and done, and preserving these stories helps people to understand the past and make thoughtful decisions for the future. Many people believe that there is good in everything that happens; even tragedies can have positive outcomes. This is certainly true for Hilo, which has been shaped physically, culturally, and economically by the tsunamis of 1946 and 1960. In the waves' wake, lives and livelihoods were lost. Hilo would reel from the catastrophes, but the spirit of resilience would shine through, and Hilo would emerge not unscathed, but not undone. Strength and compassion emerge from the stories of fate in how people responded to one another and how they rebuilt.

Much More Social Studies Through Children's Literature

A Collaborative Approach

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Author: Anthony D. Fredericks

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591584452

Category: Education

Page: 255

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These dynamic literature-based activities will help you energize the entire social studies curriculum and implement national (and state) standards.

101 Great, Ready-to-use Book Lists for Children

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Author: Nancy J. Keane

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610690834

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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Organized by seven broad subject areas, offers reading lists for children in grades K through eight for use by librarians and teachers.

The Teacher's Handbook

Strategies for Success

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Author: Anthony D. Fredericks

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607095580

Category: Education

Page: 328

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Good teaching is much more than a college degree and a collection of lesson plans. This book is unique in that it focuses on the basic and essential elements of quality teaching. It's designed specifically for teachers (both novice and experienced) looking for down-to-earth practical answers to their questions and concerns. From the first day to assessment and from homework to classroom management - this book has it all!

Baby Honu's Incredible Journey

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Island Heritage Pub

ISBN: 9780896102859

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Learn about the life of a baby Pacific green sea turtle as he faces ocean predators in this riveting adventure from the nest to the open ocean.

Easy Bird Origami

30 Pre-Printed Bird Models

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Author: Tammy Yee

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486812723

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

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Thirty original bird models offer simple instructions and fun facts about each species printed directly on the back of each full-color pattern. Pages are perforated for easy removal.

A Book for Black-Eyed Susan

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Author: Judy Young

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1410307530

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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When ten-year-old Cora and her family leave their home in Missouri, their hearts are filled with the hopes and dreams of a bright future gleaming with promise and opportunity. But the journey west by wagon train is harsh, and tragedy strikes swiftly and unexpectedly. Now Cora and her father must steel themselves for a different future from what they had carefully planned. How can they move forward when their hearts are broken? But move on they must, and Cora takes comfort in her new baby sister (named Susan after the black-eyed flowers). When Cora learns she and Susan are to be separated at the end of their journey, she looks to the past to help craft a link to their new lives. Judy Young is an award-winning author of children's fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her other books in the Tales of Young Americans series are Minnow and Rose (2010 Storytelling World Resource Award) and The Lucky Star (2009 Storytelling World Honor Award). Judy lives near Springfield, Missouri. Doris Ettlinger graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and has numerous picture books to her credit, including the award-winning The Orange Shoes. Doris lives and teaches in an old grist mill on the banks of the Musconetcong River in western New Jersey.

A is for Aloha

A Hawai'i Alphabet

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Author: U'ilani Goldsberry

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1585366323

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Completing our acclaimed Discover America State by State series is A is for Aloha: AHawaii Alphabet. The landscape of Hawaii is as exotic as its history and people. Written and illustrated by native Hawaiians, U'ilani Goldsberry and Tammy Yee, Ais for Aloha is a lovingly created introduction to one of the most-visited places on Earth. From the meaning of the word aloha to the plight of the state bird author U'ilani Goldsberry answers questions that most Malihinis have about this lush multi-island paradise. Author U'ilani Goldsberry was born on the island of Maui, in the small town of Pu'unene. She now lives in La'ie on the northeastern coast of O'ahu. She has written a variety of books including three Auntie U'i books. Illustrator Tammy Yee grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii. She currently lives in Windward O'ahu.

Easy Butterfly Origami

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Author: Tammy Yee

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486784576

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

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Thirty full-color designs to fold include simple instructions and fun facts about each species. Patterns are perforated for easy removal and offer accurate portrayals of variations in insects' top and bottom sides.

Junkman's Daughter

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Author: Sonia Levitin

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1627531602

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Even before they immigrate to America, Hanna and her family dream of the new life they will have there. "You will see, Hanna," Papa said. "There are streets of gold." But when they arrive, they find life very different from what they had imagined. Their apartment is small and Hanna and her brothers must sleep on a mattress on the floor. Mama spends her days knitting shawls and sweaters to sell on the streets but no one stops to buy. And Papa can find no work. Hanna looks everywhere for the gold Papa promised them but it is not to be found. What will happen to their dream of a new, better life in America? One day a seemingly insignificant find on a slushy street leads to an opportunity for a brighter future. And like many others before them, Hanna and her family realize that through small steps and hard work they can make their American dream come true.

Lily's Victory Garden

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Author: Helen L. Wilbur

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1585365726

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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When Lily learns about a lottery for land plots to grow Victory Gardens, she tries to apply. But when the garden club president tells her she's too young to participate, Lily refuses to give up. She knows where there's a house with a big yard. The Bishops live in the largest house in town. It also has the largest yard. But the Bishops' son was the first soldier from the town to die in the war. Now Mrs. Bishop has hidden herself away in their house. When Lily asks Mr. Bishop for the use of a small plot within his yard, his grudging approval comes with the stern warning, "No bothering Mrs. Bishop." As Lily nurtures her garden, she discovers that the human heart is its own garden, with the same needs for attention and love. A former librarian, Helen L. Wilbur now works on the electronic side of the publishing world. Lily's Victory Garden was inspired by family stories of life on the home front during WWII. Helen also authored M is for Meow: A Cat Alphabet. She lives in New York City. Robert Gantt Steele has illustrated many projects and books about the American experience. He is particularly interested in military and WWII history. Robert lives in northern California.

Pappy's Handkerchief

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Author: Devin Scillian

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1410310035

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Young Moses and his family are barely scraping by. He helps his father in their fish stall selling each day's catch to passersby but times are hard in 1889 Baltimore. It's difficult to provide for a family of ten. But when they hear of free farmland out in Oklahoma, it sounds like the answer to their prayers. The family sells all they own and heads west to fulfill a lifelong dream. Their wagon journey, however, is plagued with troubles from ice storms and flooded rivers to diminishing supplies and sickness. Yet Moses and his family persevere. They arrive in time to take a place along the boundary line that marks the staging point for the Oklahoma Land Run. But after making it this far, will even more bad luck prevent them from realizing their dream of owning their own piece of America? Evocative paintings and spellbinding storytelling bring the Oklahoma Land Run to vivid life for young readers.

Ten Steps to Being Your Best

A Practical Handbook to Enhance Your Life in Every Way

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Author: Abraham J. Twerski

Publisher: Mesorah Publications

ISBN: 9781578193585

Category: Self-Help

Page: 174

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Congratulations! You have just found the book that will give you the tools to become a happier, more confident individual. Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M. D. has dedicated his professional life to helping people improve their personal outlook. Throu

The Marrow Thieves

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Author: Cherie Dimaline

Publisher: Dancing Cat Books

ISBN: 9781770864870

Category: Bone marrow

Page: N.A

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"In a future world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North America's indigenous population - and it is their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world. But getting the marrow - and dreams - means death for the unwilling donors. Driven to flight, a 15-year-old and his companions struggle for survival, attempt to reunite with loved ones, and take refuge from the "recruiters" who seek them out to bring them to the marrow-stealing 'factories.'"--

Modern Log Cabin Quilting

25 Simple Quilts and Patchwork Projects

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Author: Susan Beal

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0307586790

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 9159

If you think quilting is too difficult or too complicated, you’re not alone. Cutting hundreds of pieces and joining angled seams can be tough work! But log cabin quilting—an artful and simple way to piece strips of fabric around a central square—is different. From the intuitive construction through the straight-line stitching, this style of quilting is simple as can be. In Modern Log Cabin Quilting, Susan Beal outlines the entire process from start to finish, including basic quilting how-to as well as extensive design, fabric, and embellishment information. Since all log cabin designs follow the same formula, once you master straight lines and right angles, any of the 25 projects in this book are possible. From stash-friendly designs like the Charming Camera Case to more ambitious undertakings like the Vintage Linens Quilt, there’s sure to be a project that will get you into (or bring you back to) quilting! From the Trade Paperback edition.