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A Bear Called Paddington (Paddington) PDF Book By Michael Bond

A Bear Called Paddington (Paddington)

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0007528639
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Page : 144 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 934 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Unabridged and illustrated in glorious full-colour throughout, this exquisite gift edition of the original story of Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru, is truly to be treasured!

A Bear Called Paddington PDF Book By Michael Bond

A Bear Called Paddington

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0007372841
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 577 Readers
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“A bear on Paddington Station?” said Mrs Brown in amazement. “Don’t be silly – there can’t be.”

Paddington at Work PDF Book By Michael Bond

Paddington at Work

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0007403011
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Page : 144 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 599 Readers
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Books Synopsis

The irresistible Paddington Bear, who was found on Paddington station, returns in this reissued novel, with a brand new cover design.

American Hysteria PDF Book By Andrew Burt

American Hysteria

  • Author: Andrew Burt
  • ISBN Code: : 1493017659
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 684 Readers
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This debut book from Andrew Burt details the pivotal moments in American political history when outliers moved to the center, capturing the national spotlight and turning fringe politics mainstream. American Hysteria puts readers at the center of the nation’s most prominent periods of political extremism, from the Anti-Illuminati movement of the 1790s to McCarthyism in the 1950s to the Anti-Sharia movement of today. Both a deep dive into American history and a riveting narrative account, this is book is as much history lesson as it is drama. Burt argues that political hysteria arises in periods of deep uncertainty about American identity, and that when Americans lose their sense of who they are, they lash out against perceived threats with blacklists, scapegoating, conspiracies, cover-ups and more. By exploring the infamous and sometimes forgotten movements and characters of our nation’s past, this fascinating book provides a unique view into America’s history, its identity, and ultimately its future.

Love from Paddington PDF Book By Michael Bond

Love from Paddington

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0062368176
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 144 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 426 Readers
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A brand-new novel from Michael Bond, celebrating Paddington's many adventures! Told through Paddington's letters to his aunt Lucy back in Peru, this new novel offers Paddington's own special view on some of his most famous tales. Filled with Paddington's signature charm and with black-and-white illustrations throughout, this paper-over-board keepsake is a celebration of this beloved character.

Paddington Helps Out PDF Book By Michael Bond

Paddington Helps Out

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0007402562
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Page : 144 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 812 Readers
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“Oh dear,” said Paddington, as everyone turned to look at him accusingly. “I’m in trouble again.” Somehow trouble comes naturally to Paddington.

Paddington Abroad PDF Book By Michael Bond

Paddington Abroad

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0007402570
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Page : 144 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 496 Readers
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The Browns are going abroad, and Paddington considers a holiday in France is not to be taken lightly, So he packs a disguise outfit, his magic set and a map of France printed on a tea towel.

More than Marmalade PDF Book By Rosanne Tolin

More than Marmalade

  • Author: Rosanne Tolin
  • ISBN Code: : 1641603178
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 580 Readers
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Michael Bond never intended to be a children's writer. Though an avid reader, he was by no means a model student and quit school at 14. He repaired rooftop radio transmitters during the bombing of Britain in World War II and later joined the army. He wrote about the war and more, selling stories here and there. One day, while searching for inspiration at his typewriter, hoping for a big story that would allow him to write full time, a stuffed bear on top of the shelf—a Christmas present for his wife—suddenly caught his eye. Bond poured his personal feelings about the events of his era—the refugee children his family had hosted in the countryside, a war-torn country in recovery, the bustling immigrant neighborhood where he lived—into the story of a little bear from Peru who tries very, very hard to do things right. The result was A Bear Called Paddington. An incredible true tale, More than Marmalade: Michael Bond and the Story of Paddington Bear is the first biography about the writer behind the beloved series. Author Rosanne Tolin reveals how world history, Bond's life, and 1950s immigrant culture were embedded into Paddington's creation, bringing middle-grade readers a delightful, informative, and engaging book with a timely message of acceptance.

Paddington Takes the Air PDF Book By Michael Bond

Paddington Takes the Air

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0007403038
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 190 Readers
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Books Synopsis

The irresistible Paddington Bear, who was found on Paddington station, returns in this reissued novel, with an updated cover design.

Paddington At Large PDF Book By Michael Bond

Paddington At Large

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0007461488
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Page : 144 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 471 Readers
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“Even Paddington can’t come to much harm in half an hour,” said Mrs Brown optimistically. But he can manage a lot of other things in even less time – like hanging Mr Curry’s lawnmower from a tree-top, or coming up through the bandstand floor during the ‘Surprise Symphony’.

Paddington on Top PDF Book By Michael Bond

Paddington on Top

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 000740302X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Page : 144 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 846 Readers
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Books Synopsis

The irresistible Paddington Bear, who was found on Paddington station, returns in this reissued novel, with a brand new cover design.

Paddington Here and Now PDF Book By Michael Bond

Paddington Here and Now

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0007281919
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 986 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Paddington – the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru – is back in this fantastically funny, long-awaited, brand new illustrated novel from master storyteller Michael Bond!

Paddington Goes To Town PDF Book By Michael Bond

Paddington Goes To Town

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0007403054
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 402 Readers
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Books Synopsis

The irresistible Paddington Bear, who was found on Paddington station, returns in this reissued novel, with an updated cover design.

Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different PDF Book By Ben Brooks

Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different

  • Author: Ben Brooks
  • ISBN Code: : 0762468548
  • Publisher : Running Press Kids
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 149 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Boys will be boys and girls will be girls? Not in this book. The follow-up to Ben Brooks's New York Times bestselling Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, this book offers more extraordinary true stories of amazing people who broke the mold and changed the world for the better. The resulting message? Be yourself, and your dreams might come true. With the help of Quinton Winter's striking full-color illustrations, Brooks offers an accessible compilation of 76 famous and not-so-famous influencers from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his or her own way. Entries include Emma Gonzalez, Andy Warhol, Bjork, Hans Christian Andersen, Sally Ride, and so many more -- heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.

Stone Soup PDF Book By Marcia Brown

Stone Soup

  • Author: Marcia Brown
  • ISBN Code: : 1442426322
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 48 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 278 Readers
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Three soldiers came marching down the road towards a French village. The peasants, seeing them coming, suddenly became very busy, for soldiers are often hungry. So all the food was hidden under mattresses or in barns. There followed a battle of wits, with the soldiers equal to the occasion. Stone soup? Why, of course, they could make a wonderful soup of stones...but, of course, one must add a carrot or two...some meat...so it went. Marcia Brown has made of this old tale a carnival of activity, dancing, and laughter. Children who have once heard the story will turn to this book again and again, retelling the story for themselves. Now in an eBook edition!

A Hug For You PDF Book By David King

A Hug For You

  • Author: David King
  • ISBN Code: : 1844885860
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Page : 32 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 860 Readers
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IRISH BOOK AWARDS' CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021 Nothing warms us up quite like a hug, but what can we do when we can't be together? This is the story of a new hug's adventure and the boy who shared it with the world. Adam King stole the hearts of the nation when he introduced us to his Virtual Hug, a heart-shaped sign he carried during the COVID-19 pandemic to help him stay connected to his teacher while he was learning from home. He also took it to his regular hospital appointments to show his doctors, nurses, and care staff that he was still giving them a hug, just in a different way. This picture book, inspired by true events, tells the story of one little boy with a big idea that came straight from the heart. The virtual hug makes its way onto mugs, postage stamps and even all the way to outer space, spreading warmth and connection to people all over the world. _____________ 'A gorgeous, moving book' Irish Times

Paddington PDF Book By Michael Bond

Paddington

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0062355856
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 32 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 870 Readers
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Over fifty years ago, a small bear set out on the adventure of a lifetime. With nothing but a suitcase, several jars of marmalade, and a label around his neck that read, "Please look after this bear. Thank you," he crossed the ocean heading for England. When he arrived at London's busy Paddington Station, he was discovered by Mr. and Mrs. Brown. As luck would have it, the Browns were just the sort of people to welcome a lost bear into their family—and their lives would never be the same. Paddington Bear has charmed readers around the world with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. This newly repackaged edition of the classic picture book, with illustrations by R. W. Alley, is the perfect introduction to Paddington Bear for young readers.

Paddington at the Barber Shop PDF Book By Michael Bond

Paddington at the Barber Shop

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0062430815
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 32 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 361 Readers
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Paddington Bear has charmed readers of all ages for almost 60 years! Now part of the I Can Read line, Michael Bond's classic character will delight beginning readers with his curious nature and nose for adventure. Paddington is not a bear to shy away from a tough job. But when he is left in charge of the local barber shop, his determination to keep the customers happy will surprise even himself! Paddington at the Barber Shop is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Paddington's Day Off PDF Book By Michael Bond

Paddington's Day Off

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0062430750
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 32 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 501 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Paddington Bear has charmed readers of all ages for almost 60 years! Now part of the I Can Read line, Michael Bond’s classic character will delight beginning readers with his curious nature and nose for adventure. Paddington and Mr. Gruber enjoy a day off from their duties as they set out to explore London with Jonathan and Judy. Each turn brings a new discovery, and Paddington’s nose for adventure leads to the greatest surprise of all. Paddington’s Day Off is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Paddington and the Magic Trick PDF Book By Michael Bond

Paddington and the Magic Trick

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0062430696
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 32 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 569 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Paddington Bear has delighted readers of all ages for almost 60 years! Now part of the I Can Read line, Michael Bond’s classic character will charm beginning readers with his unique brand of magic. Paddington is delighted to discover that the Browns are throwing him a birthday party. But when the magic trick he performs goes awry, Paddington needs something more than a tap of his wand to set things straight. Paddington and the Magic Trick is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Paddington Sets Sail PDF Book By Michael Bond

Paddington Sets Sail

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0062430661
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 32 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 250 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Paddington Bear has charmed readers of all ages for almost 60 years! Now part of the I Can Read line, Michael Bond’s classic character will delight beginning readers with his curious nature and nose for adventure. Paddington is thrilled to go to the beach with the Browns. He’s never splashed in the ocean or built a sand castle. Outfitted with a new set of beach toys, Paddington seems ready for whatever comes his way. But the biggest surprise of all sweeps Paddington off on a new adventure. Paddington Sets Sail is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Paddington Plays On PDF Book By Michael Bond

Paddington Plays On

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0062430726
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 32 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 147 Readers
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Paddington Bear has delighted readers of all ages for almost 60 years! Now part of the I Can Read line, Michael Bond’s classic character will drum up the interest of beginning readers with his charming antics. Paddington is having a wonderful time while on vacation with the Browns in a small French town. He loves exploring and meeting new friends. So how exactly does he end up marching through town as a drummer in the local band? Sure, he can keep the beat on the drum. But can he keep up with the band? Paddington Plays On is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Paddington's Prize Picture PDF Book By Michael Bond

Paddington's Prize Picture

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0062430785
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 32 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 616 Readers
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Paddington Bear has charmed readers of all ages for almost 60 years! Now part of the I Can Read line, Michael Bond’s classic character will delight beginning readers with his curious nature and nose for adventure. Paddington discovers a love of painting when Mr. Gruber shows him just how fun it can be. But he’s not the only one—Mr. Brown has an artistic streak, too. So when a painting contest comes to town, the winning picture is a surprise to all. Because when Paddington is involved, the ordinary turns extraordinary! Paddington’s Prize Picture is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Paddington's Finest Hour PDF Book By Michael Bond

Paddington's Finest Hour

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0062669745
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 144 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 890 Readers
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Books Synopsis

A brand-new title from Michael Bond chronicling new and exciting adventures of Paddington Bear! Somehow Paddington always finds himself in extraordinary situations, so it is no surprise when he appears in a popular TV cooking show, finds himself on a stage giving one of his hard stares to a hypnotist, and performing some precarious tricks at Mr. Gruber’s birthday party. For nearly sixty years, Paddington has enchanted readers around the world with his numerous misadventures and earnest good intentions. From master storyteller Michael Bond, and with interior illustrations by R. W. Alley, this new Paddington adventure will charm and delight readers of all ages.

Quotation Index to Children's Literature PDF Book By Melanie Axel-Lute

Quotation Index to Children's Literature

  • Author: Melanie Axel-Lute
  • ISBN Code: : 9781563088094
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Page : 317 pages
  • Genre : Education
  • Reviews : 615 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Presents over 1,800 quotations from nearly five hundred works of children's literature, arranged alphabetically by author, and includes quotes from fairy tales and nursery rhymes, as well as keyword and title indexes, and a bibliography.

Comparative Children's Literature PDF Book By Emer O'Sullivan

Comparative Children's Literature

  • Author: Emer O'Sullivan
  • ISBN Code: : 1134404840
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 730 Readers
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WINNER OF THE 2007 CHLA BOOK AWARD! Children's literature has transcended linguistic and cultural borders since books and magazines for young readers were first produced, with popular books translated throughout the world. Emer O'Sullivan traces the history of comparative children's literature studies, from the enthusiastic internationalism of the post-war period – which set out from the idea of a supra-national world republic of childhood – to modern comparative criticism. Drawing on the scholarship and children's literature of many cultures and languages, she outlines the constituent areas that structure the field, including contact and transfer studies, intertextuality studies, intermediality studies and image studies. In doing so, she provides the first comprehensive overview of this exciting new research area. Comparative Children's Literature also links the fields of narratology and translation studies, to develop an original and highly valuable communicative model of translation. Taking in issues of children's 'classics', the canon and world literature for children, Comparative Children's Literature reveals that this branch of literature is not as genuinely international as it is often fondly assumed to be and is essential reading for those interested in the consequences of globalization on children's literature and culture.

Paddington Novels 1-3 (Paddington) PDF Book By Michael Bond

Paddington Novels 1-3 (Paddington)

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0007526989
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 980 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Bringing together three favourite novels about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru.

Paddington Complete Novels (Paddington) PDF Book By Michael Bond

Paddington Complete Novels (Paddington)

  • Author: Michael Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 0007526997
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Page : 1968 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 417 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Brought together for the very first time, all 13 novels about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru!

Living Faith PDF Book By Stephen W. Need

Living Faith

  • Author: Stephen W. Need
  • ISBN Code: : 1725255170
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 178 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 511 Readers
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Desperate for new ideas to inspire sermons, Bible studies, or private meditation? Here’s the book for you. Living Faith: Through the Church’s Year offers fifty-two lively reflections for group or individual use, including resources for further study. Part One leads you through the seasons of the church’s year from Advent to Trinity. Starting with the Big Bang, you’re taken to Bethlehem for Christmas and into the desert for Lent. Christmas cribs, Easter gardens, and a large crucifix illustrate some of the most important Christian festivals. Bible texts, literature, architecture, poetry, and music all help fill out the picture. Part Two takes you into some crucial aspects of being a Christian. Jesus’s question to his disciples at Caesarea Philippi (“Who do you say that I am?”) helps you think about some important Gospel stories such as the stilling of the storm and the Samaritan woman. Key saints, such as Francis, Benedict, and Dominic, appear, as do C. S. Lewis, J. S. Bach, Mother Teresa, Simon and Garfunkel, and Paddington Bear! A sumptuous feast of exploration and insight, Living Faith is an exciting and stimulating adventure in Christian life—a must for anyone taking the journey of faith seriously.

Bear PDF Book By Wolf D. Storl

Bear

  • Author: Wolf D. Storl
  • ISBN Code: : 1623171644
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Nature
  • Reviews : 283 Readers
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Since the beginning of human history, bears have been regarded as animals of great power. Ethnobotanist and cultural anthropologist Wolf Storl, who spent years in the wilderness with bears, explores the fascinating relationship between bears and humans, including the history, mythology, healing lore, and biology of this formidable creature. Storl takes the reader from the bear caves of the Neanderthals to the bear-worshipping Siberian tribes of today, from the extinct cave bear to the modern teddy bear. Bears were traditionally seen as a kind of "forest human" under whose shaggy fur a king or a god was hidden, he explains. Vividly illustrating the power of myths and fairy tales to reveal more than scientific treatises about the true nature of beings--especially in the case of bears--Storl restores this magnificent animal to its rightful place at the forefront of the human imagination as well as among the dwellers of the forest.

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults PDF Book By Michelle Ann Abate,Gwen Athene Tarbox

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults

  • Author: Michelle Ann Abate,Gwen Athene Tarbox
  • ISBN Code: : 1496811682
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Page : 372 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 712 Readers
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With contributions by: Eti Berland, Rebecca A. Brown, Christiane Buuck, Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Karly Marie Grice, Mary Beth Hines, Krystal Howard, Aaron Kashtan, Michael L. Kersulov, Catherine Kyle, David E. Low, Anuja Madan, Meghann Meeusen, Rachel L. Rickard Rebellino, Rebecca Rupert, Cathy Ryan, Joe Sutliff Sanders, Joseph Michael Sommers, Marni Stanley, Gwen Athene Tarbox, Sarah Thaller, Annette Wannamaker, and Lance Weldy One of the most significant transformations in literature for children and young adults during the last twenty years has been the resurgence of comics. Educators and librarians extol the benefits of comics reading, and increasingly, children's and YA comics and comics hybrids have won major prizes, including the Printz Award and the National Book Award. Despite the popularity and influence of children's and YA graphic novels, the genre has not received adequate scholarly attention. Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults is the first book to offer a critical examination of children's and YA comics. The anthology is divided into five sections, structure and narration; transmedia; pedagogy; gender and sexuality; and identity, that reflect crucial issues and recurring topics in comics scholarship during the twenty-first century. The contributors are likewise drawn from a diverse array of disciplines--English, education, library science, and fine arts. Collectively, they analyze a variety of contemporary comics, including such highly popular series as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Lumberjanes; Eisner award-winning graphic novels by Gene Luen Yang, Nate Powell, Mariko Tamaki, and Jillian Tamaki; as well as volumes frequently challenged for use in secondary classrooms, such as Raina Telgemeier's Drama and Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

On Being a Bear PDF Book By Rémy Marion

On Being a Bear

  • Author: Rémy Marion
  • ISBN Code: : 1771646993
  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
  • Page : 248 pages
  • Genre : Nature
  • Reviews : 109 Readers
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For readers of Jane Goodall and Lawrence Anthony, this up-close, captivating look at bears traces our complex relationship to the animal throughout history. On Being a Bear draws on history, legends, scientific studies, and the author’s thirty years of observing bears around the world to offer a richly detailed biography of these iconic animals, including the many ways bears have figured in our lives and imaginations. As author Rémy Marion tells us, some cultures view bears as our wild cousins—as humans cloaked in fur—while others cast bears as cuddly characters in cartoons or seek to eradicate their grizzled forms from civilization. Scientists have made new discoveries into bears’ varied diets, their powerful sense of smell, and a mother bear’s stubborn patience with her cubs. Bears play a vital role in our ecosystems, and new studies into bear hibernation could lead to medical breakthroughs for humans. Offering these and more astonishing insights, On Being a Bear brings readers face-to-face with these long admired, feared, and misunderstood animals, and sets the record straight through a combination of thrilling science and expert storytelling.

International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature PDF Book By Peter Hunt

International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

  • Author: Peter Hunt
  • ISBN Code: : 1134436831
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 1416 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 952 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Children's literature continues to be one of the most rapidly expanding and exciting of interdisciplinary academic studies, of interest to anyone concerned with literature, education, internationalism, childhood or culture in general. The second edition of Peter Hunt's bestselling International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature offers comprehensive coverage of the subject across the world, with substantial, accessible, articles by specialists and world-ranking experts. Almost everything is here, from advanced theory to the latest practice – from bibliographical research to working with books and children with special needs. This edition has been expanded and includes over fifty new articles. All of the other articles have been updated, substantially revised or rewritten, or have revised bibliographies. New topics include Postcolonialism, Comparative Studies, Ancient Texts, Contemporary Children's Rhymes and Folklore, Contemporary Comics, War, Horror, Series Fiction, Film, Creative Writing, and 'Crossover' literature. The international section has been expanded to reflect world events, and now includes separate articles on countries such as the Baltic states, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Iran, Korea, Mexico and Central America, Slovenia, and Taiwan.

Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society PDF Book By Rodney P. Carlisle

Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society

  • Author: Rodney P. Carlisle
  • ISBN Code: : 1452266107
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Page : 1032 pages
  • Genre : Education
  • Reviews : 767 Readers
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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 "This ground-breaking resource is strongly recommended for all libraries and health and welfare institutional depots; essential for university collections, especially those catering to social studies programs." —Library Journal, STARRED Review Children and adults spend a great deal of time in activities we think of as "play," including games, sports, and hobbies. Without thinking about it very deeply, almost everyone would agree that such activities are fun, relaxing, and entertaining. However, play has many purposes that run much deeper than simple entertainment. For children, play has various functions such as competition, following rules, accepting defeat, choosing leaders, exercising leadership, practicing adult roles, and taking risks in order to reap rewards. For adults, many games and sports serve as harmless releases of feelings of aggression, competition, and intergroup hostility. The Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society explores the concept of play in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. Its scope encompasses leisure and recreational activities of children and adults throughout the ages, from dice games in the Roman Empire to video games today. With more than 450 entries, these two volumes do not include coverage of professional sports and sport teams but, instead, cover the hundreds of games played not to earn a living but as informal activity. All aspects of play—from learning to competition, mastery of nature, socialization, and cooperation—are included. Simply enough, this Encyclopedia explores play played for the fun of it! Key Features Available in both print and electronic formats Provides access to the fascinating literature that has explored questions of psychology, learning theory, game theory, and history in depth Considers the affects of play on child and adult development, particularly on health, creativity, and imagination Contains entries that describe both adult and childhood play and games in dozens of cultures around the world and throughout history Explores the sophisticated analyses of social thinkers such as Huizinga, Vygotsky, and Sutton-Smith, as well as the wide variety of games, toys, sports, and entertainments found around the world Presents cultures as diverse as the ancient Middle East, modern Russia, and China and in nations as far flung as India, Argentina, and France Key Themes Adult Games Board and Card Games Children's Games History of Play Outdoor Games and Amateur Sports Play and Education Play Around the World Psychology of Play Sociology of Play Toys and Business Video and Online Games For a subject we mostly consider light-hearted, play as a research topic has generated an extensive and sophisticated literature, exploring a range of penetrating questions. This two-volume set serves as a general, nontechnical resource for academics, researchers, and students alike. It is an essential addition to any academic library.

Britain Revealed PDF Book By Diana Cordea

Britain Revealed

  • Author: Diana Cordea
  • ISBN Code: : 6158179388
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Page : 270 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 220 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Why do Brits call their flag a "Jack"? How did the leek become a symbol of Wales? Does the Tube run 24/7? Who was the Widow of Windsor? Can you take part in a coronation? What was a Greenwood marriage? Was the Giant's Causeway built by an Irish giant? Which British literary figures won the Nobel Prize for Literature? How can you register a record in the Guinness Book of Records? What is the emergency phone number in the UK? Providing well-organised material on the UK's history, geography, literature, royalty and society, Diana Cordea's "Britain Revealed" is a condensed and easy to read book about all things British. It is an excellent user-friendly reference for prospective visitors to the UK, Anglophiles, or readers wishing to know and understand popular British culture. Most importantly, "Britain Revealed" is aimed at teachers of English as a foreign language, who wish to make their English and optional classes more exciting. The plethora of information provided in this comprehensive teaching aid can be adapted to various levels of language proficiency and can be used in various classroom activities. Focusing on essential questions concerning British culture and civilisation, this volume is also attractive to learners, who will thus have the opportunity of brushing up on their English in a versatile and practical way.

Coins of England and the United Kingdom (2022) PDF Book By Emma Howard

Coins of England and the United Kingdom (2022)

  • Author: Emma Howard
  • ISBN Code: : 1912667843
  • Publisher : Spink Books
  • Page : 392 pages
  • Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Reviews : 415 Readers
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Books Synopsis

The Coins of England and the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal and Decimal volumes comprise the Standard Catalogue of British Coins, with the pre-decimal issues under Elizabeth II (and all previous coinage) listed in a separate volume. This volume of Decimal issues under Elizabeth II gives a comprehensive overview of all individual coins and sets issued by the Royal Mint since 1971 (and in circulation since 1968), offering an authoritative catalog of modern British coins. The revisions and updates completed in 2021 have been built upon to provide a completely comprehensive guide to decimal coinage in the year of its 50th anniversary, and the volume is published in hardback for the first time to celebrate this milestone.

From 221B Baker Street to the Old Curiosity Shop PDF Book By Stephen Halliday

From 221B Baker Street to the Old Curiosity Shop

  • Author: Stephen Halliday
  • ISBN Code: : 0752492527
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 601 Readers
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Books Synopsis

London is unrivalled as a source of inspiration for writers from Geoffrey Chaucer to J.K. Rowling. From 221B Baker Street to the Old Curiosity Shop will explore the capital both from the viewpoint of the many writers who have used it as a stage for their plots and their characters; and of the readers whose imagination is fired by the knowledge that they are standing outside the home of David Copperfield on the Strand or Count Dracula’s residence in Piccadilly. All of London’s clubs, pubs, restaurants, houses and streets that have been made famous in the works of the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Fleming, Charles Dickens and Evelyn Waugh are featured in this exhaustively researched volume. Listed geographically, each entry provides a description of the location, its place in literature and its inspiration. From Fleming’s legendary Blades Club in Mayfair, that made appearances in both Moonraker and Goldfinger, to Waugh’s bohemian Shepheard’s Hotel from Vile Bodies, that was based on the celebrated Cavendish Hotel, to the haunts of Sherlock Holmes and Bertie Wooster, From 221B Baker Street to the Old Curiosity Shop will appeal to all lovers of classic fiction set in the great city.

Reid's Read-Alouds 2 PDF Book By Rob Reid

Reid's Read-Alouds 2

  • Author: Rob Reid
  • ISBN Code: : 0838990592
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 584 Readers
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Books Synopsis

From humor and drama to science fiction and history, Reid makes it easy to find just the right place to begin, with unique 10-minute read-aloud suggestions drawn from 200 carefully selected titles.

On a Pedestal PDF Book By Roger Lytollis

On a Pedestal

  • Author: Roger Lytollis
  • ISBN Code: : 1472146115
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 109 Readers
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Books Synopsis

This is a book for people who are interested in statues . . . and for people who aren't. It explores those immortalised in marble and bronze - and what the rest of us think about them. As Roger Lytollis travels Britain he encounters a man at Liverpool's Beatles statue convinced that Rod Stewart was in the Fab Four. In Edinburgh he walks into a row over Greyfriars Bobby's nose and in Glasgow learns why the Duke of Wellington wears a traffic cone on his head. London brings a controversial nude statue and some hard truths about racism. Elsewhere, Roger sees people dancing with Eric Morecambe, finds a statue being the backdrop to a marriage proposal and, everywhere he goes, pigeons. Always pigeons . . . On a Pedestal is the first book to examine public statues around the nation. It looks at their emergence into our culture wars; the trend for portraying musicians, sports stars and comedians rather than monarchs, politicians and generals; the amazing tales of many of those commemorated on our streets. It also features interviews with sculptors, including Sir Antony Gormley, telling the stories behind some of our most popular modern statues. Part history book, part travelogue, On a Pedestal brings statues to life. Informative and entertaining, it's a book that - ultimately - is more about blood than bronze.

A History of the World in 100 Animals PDF Book By Simon Barnes

A History of the World in 100 Animals

  • Author: Simon Barnes
  • ISBN Code: : 1643139169
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 496 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 454 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Fully illustrated in color, a fascinating exploration of the one hundred animals that have had the most profound influence on humanity throughout the ages. We are not alone. We are not alone on the planet. We are not alone in the countryside. We are not alone in cities. We are not alone in our homes. We are humans and we love the idea of our uniqueness. But the fact is that we humans are as much members of the animal kingdom as the cats and dogs we surround ourselves with, the cows and the fish we eat, and the bees who pollinate so many of our food-plants. In The History of the World in 100 Animals, award-winning author Simon Barnes selects the one hundred animals who have had the greatest impact on humanity and on whom humanity has had the greatest effect. He shows how we have domesticated animals for food and for transport, and how animals powered agriculture, making civilisation possible. A species of flea came close to destroying human civilisation in Europe, while the slaughter of a species of bovines was used to create one civilisation and destroy another. He explains how pigeons made possible the biggest single breakthrough in the history of human thought. In short, he charts the close relationship between humans and animals, finding examples from around the planet that bring the story of life on earth vividly to life, with great insight and understanding. The heresy of human uniqueness has led us across the millennia along the path of destruction. This book, beautifully illustrated throughout, helps us to understand our place in the world better, so that we might do a better job of looking after it. That might save the polar bears, the modern emblem of impending loss and destruction. It might even save ourselves.