A magical book of adventures and appreciations written and illustrated by the author of Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots this award-winning title was published by a small press in Colorado in 1991. The reviews say it all: A fetching primer on gardening for children. . . . Irresistible (The Smithsonian). What child, or indeed adult, would not be delighted? Lovejoy's recollections are wonderful, as are the illustrations (Victoria). Celebrating the lore of the garden and the joy of interacting with nature, Sunflower Houses is a unique garden lover's miscellany, a collection of memories, poems, activities, garden plans, crafts, botanical riddles, stories, games, and planting projects. There are inspirations for a Floral Clock Garden, A Child's Own Rainbow, Faerie Tea Parties, and, of course, the Sunflower House. Plus, from garden lovers, stories of favorite flowers. Throughout are the artist's warm and appealing watercolors of a life in gardening remembered.
100 new and exciting ways to pray Do you or your children struggle to know what to say when asked to pray? Is prayer time becoming routine around your house--even boring? Karen Holford has an idea. Actually she has 100 Creative Prayer Ideas that are guaranteed to make time with Jesus interesting, meaningful, and even fun And don't assume grown-ups are left to watch from the sidelines. A helpful index organizes the various prayer activities by age and other categories. Many of these ideas will work especially well in small group settings, or use them in your own prayer time to put a fresh sparkle into your prayer life From Bag of Bits Prayer, and Blessings Basket, to Garden Prayers, this book provides a smorgasbord of simple activities that will help kids and adults find new delight in talking to God.
Author: Karen Kaiser Clark
Publisher: Center for Executive Planning, Incorporated
Release Date: 1997-03-30
Delightfully illustrated and appealing to all ages, this book looks at the adult world through the eyes of a child. It challenges us to see maturity not as a goal but as a continous process of growth. It also invites the reader to rediscover the child within.
Author: Ron Aharoni
Publisher: World Scientific
Release Date: 2015-03-05
This book is the result of a unique experience: a research mathematician teaching in an elementary school. It tells about a fascinating discovery made by the author — that elementary mathematics has a lot of depth and beauty, and that the secret to its teaching is in understanding its deep points. The first part of the book discusses the nature of mathematics and its beauty. The second part tells about the teaching principles the author distilled from his experience. The third part is an excursion through the arithmetic studied in elementary school, accompanied by personal stories, historical anecdotes and teaching suggestions. The appendix relates the fascinating story of modern day politics of mathematical education. The book was a bestseller in Israel, and has been translated into many languages. The extraordinary combination of mathematical and didactic insights makes it an essential guide for parents and teachers alike. Contents:ElementsThe Road to Abstraction — Principles of TeachingArithmetic from First to Sixth GradesMeaningCalculationFractionsDecimalsRatios Readership: Parents whose children study elementary mathematics, practioners who provide mathematical learning, and the general public. Key Features:Modern day parents often wish to be involved in their children's education. This is a unique guide that can help them do itIt is an ideal aid for parents who choose home schooling. The book will also appeal to those grownups who wish to return to their childhood experience, and understand it from a mature point of viewKeywords:Elementary School Mathematics;Arithmetic;Mathematical Education;Beauty;Popular Mathematics;Teaching Guidebook
Ferien auf dem Schmugglerhügel, mitten in einer gefährlichen Moorlandschaft, in einem alten, mysteriösen Haus – das klingt unheimlich, finden selbst die Fünf Freunde. Und tatsächlich treffen sie dort auf jede Menge zwielichtige Gestalten. Und alle hier scheinen irgendetwas gegen Hunde zu haben. Oder nur gegen Spürhunde? Das Abenteuer ist schon bald in vollem Gange ...
Drawn from Thich Nhat Hanh’s Dharma talks given to young people, A Pebble for Your Pocket presents the basic teachings of the Buddha in accessible and modern language. Combining the stories and mediation practices from the previous edition of A Pebble for your Pocket with those collected in Under the Rose Apple Tree plus several new stories, this completely revised edition is written in a conversational style, and is comprised of Buddhist parables, and stories from the author's own childhood experiences. They elucidate principles of Buddhism and mindfulness practice, and give the young reader and their parents concrete advise on handling difficult emotions such as anger, from which the title - a pebble for your pocket - is taken. Written in a highly accessible style that doesn’t rely on lot of jargon or difficult vocabulary requiring breaks for explanation, Thich Nhat Hanh emphasizes the importance of the present moment through vivid metaphors, original allegories, and colorful stories. Young readers will learn about handling anger, living in the present moment, and "interbeing" — the interconnectedness of all things. Thich Nhat Hanh offers various practices that children can do on their own or with others that will help them to transform anger and unhappiness and reconnect to the wonders of nature and the joy of living in the present moment. This revised edition contains teachings and stories that the whole family can enjoy, as well as practices such as transforming anger in the family, instructions on how to invite the bell, breathing and sitting meditation, touching the Buddha inside, and others. This revised edition of A Pebble for your Pocket remains a unique and classic title in a market with few other substantial offering on this topic. It’s teachings on spirituality and awareness are thought provoking on a child's level. This significantly expanded version includes all stories and practices previously published in Under the Rose Apple Tree plus 3 never before published stories. With 10 b/w illustrations by Philippe Ames and Nguyen Thi Hop. Ages 6–13. (Second graders and up)
Die Fünf Freunde ahnen, dass auf der Felseninsel etwas nicht in Ordnung ist. Georges Vater hat sich die Felseninsel für eines seiner Experimente ausgeliehen und einen seltsamen Beobachtungsturm darauf gebaut. Und plötzlich ist das Betreten verboten, obwohl doch eigentlich George die rechtmäßige Besitzerin der Insel ist. Was ist hier los? Wird Georges Vater etwa bedroht?
Author: Len Levinson
Publisher: PREMIER DIGITAL PUBLISHING
Release Date: 2011-11-16
He killed before he could shoot, kissed before he could love, won before he could lose. He was too green to live, too lucky to die. He was a natural, born to be a legend.Apache Moon.Everyone in town says Braddock is innocent. Two men are dead at the Bar-T Ranch a clear case of self-defense. But an angry Army officer has personal reasons for pressing charges and Braddock is on the run, headed for Mexico with marriage on his mind and high-spirited Phyllis at his side.Between Mexico and freedom lays treacherous Apache land. It could spell cruel death. For Braddock, it becomes a haven a place to discover a priceless piece of his heritage. But a relentless sense of duty and a fat bounty to bring Phyllis home spur Marshall Dan Stowe on to smoke the Pecos Kid out. And before he knows it, Braddock is alone, riding for the border and a shootout that will brand him an outlaw forever or leave him stone-cold dead.
Author: Jasna Jackson
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2012-09-21
"Yoyo was interesting because she was always having a lot of secrets and she never shared them, sometimes maybe with anyone. She felt that if she will talk about it those words and things will disappear so she rather was just listening and observing and was quiet. " The book is about a growing up girl. She was adopted and she sees things a bit different and since she was little, she loves the stars the most. First she saw them on the sky at night than as people too.