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Thimble Summer

Author : Elizabeth Enright
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A few hours after nine-year-old Garnet Linden finds a silver thimble in the dried-up riverbed, the rains come and end the long drought on the farm. The rains bring safety for the crops and the livestock, and money for Garnet's father. Garnet can't help feeling that the thimble is a magic talisman, for the summer proves to be interesting and exciting in so many different ways. There is the arrival of Eric, an orphan who becomes a member of the Linden family; the building of a new barn; and the county fair at which Garnet's carefully tended pig, Timmy, wins a blue ribbon. Every day brings adventure of some kind to Garnet and her best friend, Citronella. As far as Garnet is concerned, the thimble is responsible for each good thing that happens during this magic summer—her thimble summer.

The Newbery Companion

Author : John Thomas Gillespie
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Put a wealth of information about Newbery award winners and honor books (1922-2001) at your fingertips. You'll find detailed plot summaries, booktalks, updated information about the winning titles and authors, suggestions for read-alikes, and ideas for introducing the books to young readers.

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.

African and African American Images in Newbery Award Winning Titles

Author : Binnie Tate Wilkin
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Since 1922, the Newbery Medal of Honor has been awarded to distinguished works of literature for children. Although African and African American characters appeared in children's books well before the establishment of the Newbery award, such depictions were limited, with characters often only appearing as slaves or servants. However, over the last several decades, there has been much progress, and Black characters have played a much more integral role in many highly regarded novels. In African and African American Images in Newbery Award Winning Titles, Binnie Tate Wilkin provides a historical and contextual examination of books with such depictions that have been acknowledged by the nation's most prestigious award for children's literature. Wilkin explores the depictions of African and African American characters in these novels and illuminates the progressive quality of such representations. Wilkin looks closely at such elements as aesthetic descriptions, subservient characterizations, the relationships between characters, and specific language usage to investigate how these images have progressed toward increasingly positive depictions. She also notes, when applicable, the significance of the lack of any African or African American images. This book is an essential resource for those interested in African American studies, children's literature, and the relationship between the two.

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

Thimble Summer

Author : Elizabeth Enright
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A Wisconsin girl has an eventful summer following her discovery of a silver thimble that she believes to be magic.

The Rotarian

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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.

Reading Writing and Literacy 2 0

Author : Denise Johnson
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Reading, Writing, and Literacy 2.0 provides tools and teaching strategies for incorporating online reading and writing into classroom learning, as well as a host of web resources that teachers can draw on to make this happen.

Newbery Award Winning Authors

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Daily Discoveries for JULY eBook

Author : Elizabeth Cole Midgley
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This book in the popular Daily Discoveries series makes it possible for every day in the classroom to be a celebration! Celebrations include: Picnic Day, Fun with Puppets Day, Liberty Bell Day, Treasure Island Day, Man on the Moon Day, Pioneer Day, Beat the Heat Day, Beatrix Potter's Birthday and many more. The activity suggestions will add a little spice to your curriculum: language arts, social studies, writing, math, science and health, music and drama, physical fitness, art, etc.