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Homer Price

By Robert McCloskey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101663057
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 373
  • File Pdf: homer-price.pdf

Book Summary:

Welcome to Centerburg! Where you can win a hundred dollars by eating all the doughnuts you want; where houses are built in a day; and where a boy named Homer Price can foil four slick bandits using nothing but his wits and pet skunk. The comic genius of Robert McCloskey and his wry look at small-town America has kept readers in stitches for generations!

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  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 978
  • File Pdf: complete-year-grade-2.pdf

Book Summary:

Complete Year for Grade 2 provides a whole year’s worth of practice for essential school skills including common and proper nouns, prefixes and suffixes, compound words, addition and subtraction with regrouping, word problems, measurement, and more. Thinking Kid'(R) Complete Year is a comprehensive at-home learning resource with 36 lessons—one for each week of the school year! Practice activities for multiple subject areas, including reading, writing, language arts, and math, are included in each weekly lesson to ensure mastery of all subject areas for one grade level. Complete Year lessons support the Common Core State Standards now adopted in most US states. Handy organizers help parents monitor and track their child’s progress and provide fun bonus learning activities. Complete Year is a complete solution for academic success in the coming school year.

Robert McCloskey

By Jill C. Wheeler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Isbn : 1604533560
  • Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 378
  • File Pdf: robert-mccloskey.pdf

Book Summary:

Traces the childhood, education, and career of children's literature author and illustrator Robert McCloskey.

Beyond Folktales, Legends, and Myths

By Myra Garces-Bacsal,Jesus Federico Hernandez
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tusitala
  • Isbn : 9810776454
  • Pages : 134
  • Category :
  • Reads : 138
  • File Pdf: beyond-folktales-legends-and-myths.pdf

Book Summary:

Beyond Folktales, Legends, and Myths: A Rediscovery of Children's Literature in Asia is a collection of different voices, narratives, and texts highlighting the richly-textured and diverse content coming from Asia. The book includes personal recollections of and conversations with children's literature expert and historian Leonard Marcus, award-winning author and illustrator Suzy Lee, prolific Singaporean author Jessie Wee and respected Australian author Dr Ken Spillman. It also provides a distinct regional focus on Philippine authors and artist with contributions from National Artist Virgilio Almario, award-winning author and artists Candy Gourlay and Isabel Roxas and social scientists Myra Garces-Bacsal and Jesus Federico Hernandez

A Class Reunion

By Clarence Willis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1463433824
  • Pages : 276
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 687
  • File Pdf: a-class-reunion.pdf

Book Summary:

The Seaford, Delaware high school class of 1984 gathered to celebrate their first reunion, but the celebration is a sad one as three of the members, Harriet, Jeanne, and Horace are found murdered. The FBI is asked to help in the investigation. Agent Bill Carle reviews the Seaford Police’s report of the deaths and learns that two of the class members mentioned in the report were close friends of his when he was attending the University of Delaware. He requests and is given the assignment. The story follows the interviews of the class members which only widens the search for the killer as events back in high school raise more and more possible motives for the murders. Two old relationships that went awry in their school years are brought together again which gives the story a happy ending as the murders are finally solved

Voracious

By Cara Nicoletti
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Isbn : 0316242985
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 576
  • File Pdf: voracious.pdf

Book Summary:

AN IRRESISTIBLE LITERARY FEAST Stories and recipes inspired by the world's great books As a young bookworm reading in her grandfather's butcher shop, Cara Nicoletti saw how books and food bring people to life. Now a butcher, cook, and talented writer, she serves up stories and recipes inspired by beloved books and the food that gives their characters depth and personality. From the breakfast sausage in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House in the Big Woods to chocolate cupcakes with peppermint buttercream from Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections, these books and the tasty treats in them put her on the road to happiness. Cooking through the books that changed her life, Nicoletti shares fifty recipes, including: The perfect soft-boiled egg in Jane Austen's Emma Grilled peaches with homemade ricotta in tribute to Joan Didion's "Goodbye to All That" New England clam chowder inspired by Herman Melville's Moby-Dick Fava bean and chicken liver mousse crostini (with a nice Chianti) after Thomas Harris's The Silence of the Lambs Brown butter crêpes from Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl Beautifully illustrated, clever, and full of heart, Voracious will satisfy anyone who loves a fantastic meal with family and friends-or curling up with a great novel for dessert.

Recommended Readings in Literature, K-8

By DIANE Publishing Company
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Isbn : 0788127225
  • Pages : 146
  • Category :
  • Reads : 862
  • File Pdf: recommended-readings-in-literature-k-8.pdf

Book Summary:

Compiled by teachers, administrators, curriculum planners, and librarians. Designed to: 1. encourage school children to read and to view reading as a worthwhile activity; 2. help local curriculum planners select books for their reading programs; and 3. stimulate educators to evaluate and improve their literature programs. More than 1,200 annotated titles represent the finest works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. The literary contributions of specific ethnic and cultural groups are represented. Best seller! Illustrated.

Colquitt County

By Melody S. Jenkins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Isbn : 1439622736
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 165
  • File Pdf: colquitt-county.pdf

Book Summary:

Located in an area known as the "Pine Barrens" because the branches of the dense, virgin pine trees interlaced so tightly that they almost blocked the sun's rays and prevented the growth of ground vegetation, Colquitt County was formed from Thomas and Lowndes Counties in 1856. The county was named for Walter T. Colquitt, a Methodist minister, Georgia's most successful criminal lawyer, and a state senator. The 1860 Federal Census listed 1,360 residents in the county's 547.5 square miles. Set up as a buffer zone between the Seminole Indians of Florida and the Lower Creeks of Georgia, the area was considered by some members of the Georgia Assembly as "practically useless" and not worthy of state expenditures for road construction. From this inauspicious beginning, Colquitt County has grown to be a leader in agricultural, industrial, military, municipal, educational, historic, and artistic endeavors. Colquitt County continues to be a leader in all aspects of community life, from the early days of logging, naval stores, farming, and livestock production, to modern advances in education, manufacturing, agriculture, and the arts.

What Else Should I Read?

By Matt Berman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Isbn : 1563084198
  • Pages : 215
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 719
  • File Pdf: what-else-should-i-read.pdf

Book Summary:

Suggests thirty juvenile titles for grades three and up and links them with 500 other titles

Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2

By Philip A. Greasley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Isbn : 0253021162
  • Pages : 1064
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 121
  • File Pdf: dictionary-of-midwestern-literature-volume-2.pdf

Book Summary:

The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works, literary genres, literary, cultural, historical, and social movements, state and city literatures, literary journals and magazines, as well as entries on science fiction, film, comic strips, graphic novels, and environmental writing. Prepared by a team of scholars, this second volume of the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature is a comprehensive resource that demonstrates the Midwest’s continuing cultural vitality and the stature and distinctiveness of its literature.

Second Helpings: Books and Activities About Food

By Roberta H Currie,Jan Irving
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 0313078920
  • Pages : 145
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 562
  • File Pdf: second-helpings.pdf

Book Summary:

Silly foods, sweets, and foods from other countries are some of the features of this delicious resource. Building on the concepts offered in the acclaimed Mudluscious (Libraries Unlimited, 1986), this delightful volume focuses on the ever-popular topic of food, with an emphasis on activities that span the curriculum and offer opportunities for both written and oral expression. Original stories, songs, chants, and other learning activities are provided. Grades K-3.

From Mythic to Linear

By Maria Nikolajeva
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Isbn : 1461658756
  • Pages : 318
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 931
  • File Pdf: from-mythic-to-linear.pdf

Book Summary:

In this radically new approach to text typology, Maria Nikolajeva examines the depiction of time in literature for children.