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The Essential Guide to Children s Books and Their Creators

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Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children. Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.

The Moffatts

Author : Anna Louise Golden
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Scott, Clint, Dave and Bob--the Moffatts. They're brothers, friends, and talented musicians. Hailing from Victoria, British Columbia, these four cuties (three of them are triplets!) sing pop music for a new generation. It's a toe-tapping, pop-rock combo that'll knock you off your feet--and keep you wanting more. Find out all about these young hotties--from their favorite bands to their personal goals; what kind of girls catch their eyes to what kind of food makes their mouths water...and everything in between!

Children s Books and Their Creators

Author : Anita Silvey
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Features autobiographical vignettes by popular children's authors and offers more than eight hundred short articles covering every aspect of children's books, their themes, and their creators

In Search of Persons of Peace

Author : Carolyn Leslie Knight
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But whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not, it will return to you. (Luke 10:5-6) In Search of Persons of Peace is packed with extraordinary stories that will thrill your heart and motivate you to action... Encounter famous historical missionaries whose lives and ministries were forever changed through encounters with persons of peace. Enjoy with fresh insight the New Testament persons of peace stories. Discover individuals who are today seeing countless souls saved as a result of finding persons of peace. God has receptive people, persons of peace, of every age and every walk of life who are ready to influence multitudes for Christ. He uses us to find them and share his life-changing message. Persons of peace then become a bridge to their families, friends, and acquaintances. When God connects a witness to a person of peace, witnesses multiply incredibly fast. Persons of peace are all around us. Will you join in the search to find them?

The Top 100 Devotional Collection

Author : Pamela L. McQuade
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This five-in-one collection of “Top 100” books will introduce you to the most important men, women, and miracles of scripture, plus names of God and women of Christian history. Barbour’s The Top 100 Women of the Bible, The Top 100 Men of the Bible, The Top 100 Miracles of the Bible, The Top 100 Names of God, and The Top 100 Women of the Christian Faith each provide a brief, easy-to-digest entry on a key person or idea, accompanied by a “What does it mean to me?” devotional takeaway. It’s a big book, packed with powerful insights—but each entry is quick and compelling, an excellent introduction to, or reminder of, an important topic.

Defense Industry Diversification

Author : John S. Gilmore
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One Child Reading

Author : Margaret Mackey
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In 'One Child Reading', Margaret Mackey makes a singular contribution to our understanding of reading and literacy development. Seeking a deeper sense of what happens when we read, she revisited the texts she read, viewed, listened to, and wrote as she became literate in the 1950s and 1960s in St. John's, Newfoundland. This tremendous sweep of reading included school texts, knitting patterns, musical scores, and games, as well as hundreds of books. The result is not a memoir, but rather a deftly theorised exploration of how a reader is constructed.

Scottish Coal Miners in the Twentieth Century

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Examining working class welfare in the age of deindustrialisation through the experiences of the Scottish coal minerThroughout the twentieth century Scottish miners resisted deindustrialisation through collective action and by leading the campaign for Home Rule. This book argues that coal miners occupy a central position in Scotland's economic, social and political history, and highlights the role of miners in formulating labour movement demands for political-constitutional reforms that eventually resulted in the establishment of the Scottish Parliament in 1999. The book also uses the struggle of the mineworkers to explore working class wellbeing more broadly during the prolonged and politicised period of deindustrialisation that saw jobs, workplaces and communities devastated. Key featuresExamines deindustrialisation as long-running, phased and politicised processUses generational analysis to explain economic and political changeRelates Scottish Home Rule to long-running debates about economic security and working class welfareAnalyses the longer history of Scottish coal miners in terms of changing industrial ownership, production techniques and workplace safetyRelates this economic and industrial history to changes in mining communities and gender relations

The Politics of a South African Frontier

Author : Chatfield Legassick
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This book publishes Martin Legassick's influential doctoral thesis on the preindustrial South African frontier zone of Transorangia. The impressive formation of the Griqua states in the first half of the nineteenth century outside the borders of the Cape Colony and their relations with Sotho-Tswana polities, frontiersmen, missionaries and the British administration of the Cape take centre stage in the analysis. The Griqua, of mixed settler and indigenous descent, secured hegemony in a frontier of complex partnerships and power struggles. The author's subsequent critique of the "frontier tradition" in South African historiography drew on the insights he had gained in writing this dissertation. It served to initiate the debate about the importance of the precolonial frontier situation in South Africa for the establishment of ideas of race, the development of racial prejudice and, implicitly, the creation of segregationist and apartheid systems. Today, the constructed histories of "Griqua" and other categories of indigeneity have re emerged in South Africa as influential tools of political mobilisation and claims on resources.

Winning Authors

Author : Kathleen Long Bostrom
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Look behind the scenes, and learn more about the 76 fascinating authors who have garnered the prestigious Newbery Medal since it was established in 1922.