Category Archives: Children

Download E-books A Personal Matter PDF

| November 7, 2016 | admin | 0

By John Nathan

Kenzaburo Oe, the winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Literature, is across the world acclaimed as probably the most vital and influential post-World conflict II writers, recognized for his robust bills of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and his personal fight to come back to phrases with a mentally handicapped son. The Swedish Academy lauded Oe for his "poetic strength [that] creates an imagined global the place existence and fable condense to shape a disconcerting photograph of the human challenge today." His most well-liked e-book, a private topic is the tale of poultry, a pissed off highbrow in a failing marriage whose Utopian dream is shattered while his spouse provides beginning to a brain-damaged baby. “In writing novels there's no alternative for adulthood and ethical understanding. Kenzaburo Oe has both.”—Alan Levensohn, Christian technology Monitor

Show description

Download E-books Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things PDF

| November 7, 2016 | admin | 0

By Carlos Bueno

"Positive, clever, empowering philosophies and pondering abilities couched in a wacky adventure." —Kirkus reports (Starred Review)

Lauren Ipsum is a fantastic trip via a land the place good judgment and computing device technology come to life.

Meet Lauren, an adventurer misplaced in Userland who must locate her manner domestic by way of fixing a chain of puzzles. As she visits areas just like the Push & Pop Café and makes associates with humans like Hugh Rustic and the Wandering Salesman, Lauren learns approximately laptop technological know-how with no even figuring out it—and so do you!

Read Lauren Ipsum your self or with a person littler than you, then turn to the notes behind the ebook to profit extra approximately common sense and machine technological know-how within the genuine world.

"Filled with wit and wordplay, Lauren Ipsum is a full of life and well timed advent to computing basics that correctly avoids pointing out desktops altogether." —Cory Doctorow for BoingBoing

"A having a look glass story for the pc age." —School Library Journal

"Lauren Ipsum is a part of a miles greater move that seeks to convey programming abilities to, good, everyone." —Wired

"Captures the spirit of challenge fixing and ignites readers' imaginations...introduces boys and girls to computing device technological know-how —and to a brand new mind set and challenge solving." —Sheryl Sandberg, fb COO and writer of Lean In

"A fantastical trip into the twenty first century tech 'Wonderland' that either educates and entertains." —Ruthe Farmer, leader approach & development Officer, nationwide heart for girls & IT

Suggested for a while 10 and up

Show description

Download E-books The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children PDF

| November 7, 2016 | admin | 0

By Ross E. Cheit

Within the Nineteen Eighties, a sequence of kid intercourse abuse instances rocked the us. the main recognized case was once the 1984 McMartin preschool case, yet there have been a couple of others to boot. by means of the latter a part of the last decade, the idea was once frequent that kid intercourse abuse had develop into a significant challenge in the US. but inside many years, the worry approximately it died down significantly. The failure to convict an individual within the McMartin case and a extensively publicized appellate determination in New Jersey that freed an accused molester had became the dominant narrative on its head. within the early Nineteen Nineties, a brand new narrative with amazing endurance emerged: the kid intercourse abuse situations have been symptomatic of a 'moral panic' that had produced a witch hunt. A primary declare during this new witch hunt narrative was once that the youngsters who testified weren't trustworthy and simply swayed via prosecutorial recommendation. In time, the thought that kid intercourse abuse was once a made of sensationalized over-reporting and much much less endemic than initially concept turned the recent universal sense.

But did the recent witch hunt narrative adequately signify truth? As Ross Cheit demonstrates in his exhaustive account of kid intercourse abuse circumstances long ago and a part many years, purveyors of the witch hunt narrative by no means did the labor of interpreting court docket documents within the many circumstances that reached the courts during the kingdom. as an alternative, they handled a number of circumstances as consultant and concluded that the problem used to be blown some distance out of percentage. Drawing on years of study into circumstances in a few states, Cheit indicates that the problem had no longer been blown out of percentage in any respect. actually, baby intercourse abuse convictions have been general occurrences, and the crime happened way more usually than traditional knowledge may have us think. Cheit's objective isn't really to easily turn out the narrative fallacious, although. He additionally exhibits how a story according to empirically skinny facts grew to become a conception with genuine social strength, and the way that concept stood at odds with a much more grim fact. the assumption that the cost of kid intercourse abuse was once as a rule a hoax additionally left us unprepared to house the a ways larger scandal of kid intercourse abuse within the Catholic Church, which, by the way, has served to confirm Cheit's thesis in regards to the pervasiveness of the matter. In sum, The Witch-Hunt Narrative is a magisterial and empirically robust account of the social dynamics that resulted in the denial of frequent human tragedy.

Show description

Download E-books The Tale of Two Bad Mice (Peter Rabbit) PDF

| November 7, 2016 | admin | 0

By Beatrix Potter

To have fun Peter's birthday, Frederick Warne is publishing new variants of all 23 of Potter's unique stories, which take the first actual printings of Potter's works as their consultant. the purpose of those versions is to be as shut as attainable to Beatrix Potter's intentions whereas profiting from smooth printing and layout techniques.

the colours and info of the watercolors within the volumes are reproduced extra adequately than ever sooner than, and it has now been attainable to conceal harm that has affected the art through the years. such a lot significantly, The story of Peter Rabbit restores six of Potter's unique illustrations. 4 have been sacrificed in 1903 to create space for illustrated endpapers, and have by no means been used before.Of direction, Beatrix Potter created many memorable kid's characters, together with Benjamin Bunny, Tom Kitten, Jemima Puddle-duck and Jeremy Fisher. yet regardless of the story, either teenagers and adults alike may be overjoyed via the artistry in Potter's illustrations, whereas additionally they take pleasure in an exceptional learn. simply because they've got continuously been thoroughly actual to a kid's event, Potter's 23 books proceed to suffer.

Show description

Download E-books Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning) PDF

| November 7, 2016 | admin | 0

By Matteo Bittanti, danah boyd, Heather A. Horst, Patricia G. Lange, C. J. Pascoe

Conventional knowledge approximately younger people's use of electronic expertise usually equates generational identification with know-how identification: cutting-edge young people look regularly plugged in to games, social networking websites, and textual content messaging. but there's little genuine learn that investigates the complex dynamics of youths' social and leisure use of electronic media. Hanging Out, Messing round, and Geeking Out fills this hole, reporting on an formidable three-year ethnographic research into how kids live and studying with new media in different settings -- at domestic, in after-school courses, and in on-line areas. Integrating twenty-three case reviews -- which come with Harry Potter podcasting, video-game taking part in, tune sharing, and on-line romantic breakups -- in a distinct collaborative authorship style, placing Out, Messing round, and Geeking Out is detailed for its blend of in-depth description of particular team dynamics with conceptual analysis.

Show description

Download E-books Frog and Toad Together (I Can Read Level 2) PDF

| November 7, 2016 | admin | 0

By Arnold Lobel

Frog and Toad are most sensible friends—they do every little thing jointly. while Toad admires the flora in Frog's backyard, Frog supplies him seeds to develop a backyard of his personal. whilst Toad bakes cookies, Frog is helping him consume them. And whilst either Frog and Toad are scared, they're courageous jointly. The School and Library Journal known as this cherished tale assortment from Arnold Lobel "a masterpiece of child-styled humor and sensitivity."

Winner of the Newbery Honor award, Frog and Toad Together is a degree i will be able to learn ebook, geared for children who learn on their lonesome yet nonetheless desire a little help.

Supports the typical middle studying Standards

Show description

Download E-books The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher PDF

| November 7, 2016 | admin | 0

Not like another reproductions of vintage texts (1) we haven't used OCR(Optical personality Recognition), as this results in undesirable caliber books with brought typos. (2) In books the place there are photographs equivalent to pics, maps, sketches and so forth we've got endeavoured to maintain the standard of those photos, so that they signify safely the unique artefact. even if sometimes there is convinced imperfections with those previous texts, we believe they need to be made on hand for destiny generations to get pleasure from.

Show description

Download E-books Brian's Return PDF

| November 7, 2016 | admin | 0

By Gary Paulsen

As hundreds of thousands of readers of Hatchet, The River, and Brian's iciness be aware of, Brian Robeson survived on my own within the wasteland via discovering options to notable demanding situations. yet now that is he is again in civilization, he cannot have the opportunity to make feel of highschool lifestyles. He feels disconnected, extra remoted than he did on my own within the North. the one resolution is to return-to "go again in"-for merely within the barren region can Brian observe his precise course in existence, and the place he belongs.

From the Paperback edition.

Show description

Download E-books Seven Sorcerers PDF

| November 7, 2016 | admin | 0

By Caro King

The Bogeyman is all too actual during this delusion Publishers Weekly calls “energetic and absorbing.”

Nin Redstone wakes as much as notice that her brother has vanished—and she’s the single person who recalls him. but if Bogeyman Skerridge comes for her, too, Nin realizes the genuine possibility her brother, Toby, is in. to save lots of him, she and her new friend Jonas needs to shuttle to a mysterious and magical land known as the go with the flow. situated simply subsequent to our international, the flow is being slowly destroyed through a poor plague. The Seven Sorcerers who governed there could have been in a position to hinder the devastation, yet even they've got succumbed. In a race to rescue Toby and get domestic earlier than the plague makes it most unlikely, can Nin and Jonas stay away from the tombfolk, dust males, and diverse creatures who are looking to cease them? and what's the key of the Seven Sorcerers?

Show description

Download E-books The Pirate's Coin: A Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventure (The Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventures) PDF

| November 6, 2016 | admin | 0

By Marianne Malone

Enthusiasts of magic, secret, and experience will love the third The Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventure—a excellent subsequent step for children who love the Magic Tree condo series, and best for readers who love Chasing Vermeer, The Mixed-Up records of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, and Wonderstruck. Sixth Graders Ruthie and Jack go back to the artwork Institute of Chicago's magical Thorne Rooms. in the course of a college presentation, Ruthie and Jack become aware of that their classmate Kendra is descended from Phoebe Monroe, the younger slave they befriended once they traveled to 19th-century South Carolina. Kendra tells them that in the past her relatives misplaced their stable identify and their company promoting natural treatments whilst mobsters accused them of stealing the recipes! purely Ruthie and Jack recognize the truth--because in simple terms they learn about the key ledger that Phoebe wrote the recipes in some time past! Ruthie and Jack's venture to transparent Kendra's identify takes them again to the Thorne Rooms, the place a mysterious outdated coin leads them to 1753 Cape Cod and to Jack's personal ancestor . . . the pirate Jack Norfleet! yet twiddling with background will be dangerous! unexpectedly, Jack's very life is in jeopardy! Can Ruthie and Jack locate the evidence they should aid Kendra? and will they repair the previous and retailer Jack's destiny . . . sooner than it is too late?

Here's What individuals are announcing concerning the Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventures!
The big apple Times:
"Irresistible."

Chicago Sun-Times:
"Exhilarating."

Chicago Tribune:
"Marianne Malone has tapped right into a fable that's . . . thoroughly universal."


From the Hardcover edition.

Show description

To Top