Author: Klaus Baumgart, Fiona Waters
Laura is often lonely, longing for a friend of her own. One night she sees a falling star and runs outside to find it lying, damaged on the pavement. Taking it upstairs, she mends it and puts it on her pillow, knowing she has found a friend at last.
“Morgan's novel delivers the classic sweep-you-off-your-feet romantic experience.”—Publishers Weekly From USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan comes the first book in a hot new trilogy about friendship, love and embracing life! Cool, calm and competent, events planner Paige Walker loves a challenge. After a childhood spent in and out of hospitals, she’s now determined to prove herself—and where better to take the world by storm than Manhattan? But when Paige loses the job she loves, she must face her biggest challenge of all—going it alone. Except launching her own events company is nothing compared to hiding her outrageous crush on Jake Romano—her brother’s best friend, New York’s most in-demand date and the only man to break her heart. When Jake offers Paige’s fledgling company a big chance, their still-sizzling chemistry starts giving her sleepless nights. But can she convince the man who trusts no one to take a chance on forever?
Author: Margaret Oertig
Publisher: Schwabe AG
Going Local is an authoritative guide for parents who wish to gain better understanding of the Swiss school system. It maps out all the stages of schooling from Kindergarten to university in all 26 cantons, providing key facts and useful terminology in German, French and Italian.Going Local unravels how children advance through the school system and lists the different selection criteria around the country for the academic path. It also clearly explains the range of options and alternative paths that lead to tertiary education. It highlights issues parents need to address in order to help their children reach their full educational potential. Tips are given to help parents manage their relationship with the school, drawing on the expertise of professionals and the experiences and insights of other parents, both from Switzerland and abroad.
The Summer Gang
Author: Cornelia Funke
It's the summer holidays, and Charlie forms a gang with best friends, Hannah, Izzie and Xa. They call themselves the C.H.I.X. after the first letters of their names. Together they promise to keep each other's secrets, and have the best adventures ever! Even when a bunch of boys puts their friendship to the test \.
My First Dictionary
Author: DK Publishing
This is a stunning update of DK's bestselling My First Dictionary. This new edition has been thoroughly updated with many fresh images and a bright, bold, modern design. Containing 1000 words, pictures, and definitions by leading early-learning author, Betty Root, this is the perfect first dictionary for children aged five and up. It features nouns, verbs, and adjectives that are most commonly encountered by young children, and definitions that give the word's primary meaning in terms of a child's experience. Every entry has been checked to ensure it is up-to-date and relevant for today, and new words and pictures have been added. Large initial letters are displayed in bright colors to begin each alphabetical entry, and a colorful alphabet header runs across the top of every page. These are useful navigation tools for young children as they learn to recognize letters and understand alphabetical order. The carefully chosen photographs and illustrations are visual clues to each word, helpful for children learning to read. The grid design is easy to follow and accessible, with bold entry words encouraging picture-and-word association. The clear text is perfect for parents to read aloud or for beginner readers to read themselves. The book starts with parents' notes that explain the best way for children to use the dictionary, and ends with fun games that help children practice their alphabet, spelling, word recognition, and dictionary skills.
Author: Astrid Lindgren
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
This classic story of the Tomten’s nocturnal visits to all of the residents of a wintry farm has been reminding children of the promise of Spring for over 30 years. “The friendly troll Tomten will be a welcome visitor....Highly recommended.”—School Library Journal (starred review) “Wiberg’s lovely, full-color paintings convey the hushed atmosphere of night in the Swedish countryside and also the sweet charms of the Tomten.... The gentle story with its eye-filling scenes is an apt choice for bedtime read-alouds.”—Publishers Weekly “A picture book of rare distinction.”—The Chicago Tribune
Author: Berthold Auerbach
Publisher: Palala Press
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A compilation of four Paddington stories that teach children the alphabet, numbers, colors, and opposites.
The Last Children
Author: Gudrun Pausewang
The Fox Hunt
Author: Sven Nordqvist
Country of origin: Sweden There's a hen-hunting fox on the loose. But Farmer Pettson and his quirky cat Findus agree that foxes shouldn't be killed. They should be tricked. They come up with an unforgettable plan which makes for an explosive, unforgettable night.
Blocks to robots
Author: Marina Umaschi Bers
Publisher: Teachers College Pr
Research shows that attitudes about science, math, and technology start to form during the early schooling years. This pioneering book shows how to successfully use technology in the early childhood classroom. Grounded in a constructivist approach to teaching and learning, the author focuses on robotic manipulatives that allow children to explore complex concepts in a concrete and fun way. At the same time, she examines how this technology engages sensorimotor and socioemotional skills, which are fundamental for the healthy development of young children.
Author: Torben Kuhlmann
Publisher: NorthSouth Books
One small step for a mouse; one giant leap for aviation. These are dark times . . . for a small mouse. A new invention—the mechanical mousetrap—has caused all the mice but one to flee to America, the land of the free. But with cats guarding the steamships, trans-Atlantic crossings are no longer safe. In the bleakest of places . . . the one remaining mouse has a brilliant idea. He must learn to fly! Debut illustrator Torben Kuhlmann’s inventive tale and stunning illustrations will capture the imagination of readers—young and old—with the death-defying feats of this courageous young mouse.
Frank, Angela, Ralph and Keith, known together as the Black Hand Gang, prove their skill as detectives during four exciting episodes in which they uncover a forger, capture a burglar and enlist the aid of the local police when things get a bit sticky. Every story has illustrations which provide the clues discovered by the Gang. All the necessary clues are shown so you can be a detective with them. But you have to be sharp to keep up with the Black Hand Gang! As the Gang tracks down the criminals, you can keep a score of clues you get right and add them up at the end of the book.