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Synopsis : Our Great Big Backyard written by Laura Bush, published by HarperCollins which was released on 2016-05-10. Download Our Great Big Backyard Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Our Great Big Backyard follows Jane, whose plans of spending the summer playing video games with her friends are dashed when her parents announce that her family is going on a road trip to national parks around the country. -- #1 New York Times bestselling authors former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager have created an exuberant picture book tribute to our national parks and the importance and fun of connecting with nature. Our Great Big Backyard follows Jane, whose plans of spending the summer playing video games with her friends are dashed when her parents announce that her family is going on a road trip to national parks around the country. Yet somewhere between the Everglades and Big Bend National Park, things begin to change. Jane starts paying attention to the magnificent sights and spends less time looking at her screen. The stunning views open up her imagination as she and her brother see everything that nature has to offer. And the more Jane discovers, the more she realizes how much there is to love about the outdoors—whether she’s in a national park across the country or right in her own backyard.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-10 - Publisher: HarperCollins
#1 New York Times bestselling authors former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager have created an exuberant picture book tribute to our national parks and the importance and fun of connecting with nature. Our Great Big Backyard follows Jane, whose plans of spending the summer playing video games with her friends are dashed when her parents announce that her family is going on a road trip to national parks around the country. Yet somewhere between the Everglades and Big Bend National Park, things begin to change. Jane starts paying attention to the magnificent sights and spends less time looking at her screen. The stunning views open up her imagination as she and her brother see everything that nature has to offer. And the more Jane discovers, the more she realizes how much there is to love about the outdoors—whether she’s in a national park across the country or right in her own backyard.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-26 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
All The White Folks is a historical- biography of a family of African/ European descent who through hard work, education and diligence rose above the stereotypical depictions of people of color by the media- past and present.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-20 - Publisher: Corwin Press
Strengthen the connection between child development and learning We often teach our children in ways contrary to what we know about their development. What if our learning environments honored children’s natural inclinations and used them to enrich their lives? To help students experience joy and discovery, while also preparing them for future schooling, we need to understand the connection between how they develop and how they learn. Pica brings decades of experience in education to advocate for this change. Written as a follow-up to the bestselling What If Everybody Understood Child Development?, this book includes: 31 easy-to-read chapters on topics including disruptive behavior, creativity, self-regulation, screen time, and mental health Suggested next steps and resources in every chapter Real-life examples from the author′s and others’ experiences Evidence from brain science research Easy-to-read format perfect for PLCs, book studies, and parents The straight talk in this book inspires readers to generate change so that children can have the lives and education they deserve.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-08 - Publisher: HarperCollins
Jenna Bush Hager, the former first daughter and granddaughter, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and coanchor of the Today show, shares moving, funny stories about her beloved grandparents and the wisdom they passed on that has shaped her life. To the world, George and Barbara Bush were America’s powerful president and influential first lady. To Jenna Bush Hager, they were her beloved Gampy and Ganny, who taught her about respect, humility, kindness, and living a life of passion and meaning—timeless lessons that continue to guide her. In Midland, Texas, Jenna’s maternal grandparents, Harold and Jenna Welch—Pa and Grammee—a home builder and homemaker, lived a quieter life outside the national spotlight. Yet their influence was no less indelible to their granddaughter. Throughout Jenna’s childhood and adolescence, the Welches taught her the name of every star in the sky, the way a dove uses her voice—teaching her to appreciate the beauty in the smallest things. Now the mother of three young children, Jenna pays homage to her grandparents in this collection of heartwarming, intimate personal essays. Filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable stories, Everything Beautiful in Its Time captures the joyous and bittersweet nature of life itself. Jenna reflects on the single year in which she and her family lost Barbara and George H. W. Bush, and Jenna Welch. With the light, self-deprecating charm of the bestselling Sisters First—cowritten with her twin sister, Barbara—Jenna reveals how they navigated this difficult period with grace, faith, and nostalgic humor, uplifted by their grandparents’ sage advice and incomparable spirits. In this moving book, Jenna remembers the past, cherishes the present, and prepares for the future—providing a wealth of anecdotes and lessons for her own children and all of us. Poignant and humorous, intimate and sincere, Everything Beautiful in Its Time is a warm and wonderful celebration of the enduring power of family and an exploration of the things that truly matter most. “As long as I’m alive, my grandparents will not be forgotten. . . . I hear their voices in the letters they sent me and in my memories. They offer comfort, support, and guidance, and I will listen to them always.”
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-03 - Publisher: Hachette UK
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! In this "sage, valuable volume" (Publishers Weekly), First Lady Barbara Bush shares the best of her adviceto family, staff, and close friends. First Lady Barbara Bush was famous for handing out advice. From friends and family to heads of state and Supreme Court justices, and certainly to her staff, her advice ranged from what to wear, what to say or not say, and how to live your life. She especially loved visiting with students of all ages, from kindergartners to college graduates. When she turned 80, she owned up to all her advice-giving and explained it this way: After all, in 80 years of living, I have survived 6 children, 17 grandchildren, 6 wars, a book by Kitty Kelly, two presidents, two governors, big Election Day wins and big Election Day losses, and 61 years of marriage to a husband who keeps jumping out of perfectly good airplanes. So, it's just possible that along the way I've learned a thing or two. At the end of the day, she taught all of us some valuable lessons. As First Lady, she made a point of cuddling a baby with AIDS and hugging a young man who was HIV positive and whose family had rejected him, showing us by example the importance of compassion and the myth of fear. As a mother, she made sure we all knew that your children must come first, and one of the most important things you can do is to read to them. As a friend and mentor, she showed that you had to be true to yourself, and even at the end of her life, she taught us how to die with grace. Full of Barbara Bush's trademark wit and thoughtfulness, Pearls of Wisdom is a poignant reflection on life, love, family, and the world by one of America's most iconic -- and beloved -- public figures.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-24 - Publisher: Hachette UK
The former first daughters share intimate stories and reflections from the Texas countryside to the storied halls of the White House and beyond. Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye. As small children, they watched their grandfather become president; just twelve years later they stood by their father's side when he took the same oath. They spent their college years watched over by Secret Service agents and became fodder for the tabloids, with teenage mistakes making national headlines. But the tabloids didn't tell the whole story. In Sisters First, Jenna and Barbara take readers on a revealing, thoughtful, and deeply personal tour behind the scenes of their lives, as they share stories about their family, their unexpected adventures, their loves and losses, and the sisterly bond that means everything to them.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-01 - Publisher: Capstone
The author writes a wonderful story. The illustrator creates incredible images. But what can educators bring to their read-alouds? Do the read-alouds ROCK? The fact is, every read-aloud is a performance. And every aspect of a read-aloud performance informs a child's understanding and appreciation of the story. In this book educators of elementary grades learn dozens of innovative ways to ROCK the read-alouds regardless of experience or performance skills. Educators can apply all the techniques in this book or simply pick a specific performance area to improve upon. Regardless, methods and classroom-tested approaches are provided by some of the best read-aloud performers and storytellers in the business.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-01 - Publisher: Chronicle Books
The Art of Ramona Quimby celebrates the artists behind Beverly Cleary's inimitable Ramona Quimby series. The adventures of her iconic heroine have been brought to life by five different artists: Louis Darling, Alan Tiegreen, Joanne Scribner, Tracy Dockray, and Jacqueline Rogers. Readers can compare multiple interpretations of iconic scenes (remember the infamous egg-cracking incident?), read letters exchanged between Cleary and the first illustrator, and learn the stories behind the illustrations. • Celebrates the timeless work by these five artists since Beverly Cleary published the first Ramona Quimby book in 1955 • Includes excerpts from the books • Two essays illuminate the series's narrative and artistic impact The Art of Ramona Quimby explores the evolution of an iconic character, and how each artist has ultimately made her timeless. For fans of illustration and design, and for those who grew up alongside Ramona, this richly nostalgic volume reminds us why we fell in love with these books. • Beverly Cleary's bestselling children's series has sold over 50 million copies. • Great for readers who grew up with Ramona and Beezus, as well as parents, grandparents, and anyone who remembers reading these books when they were young • A must-have for fans of Beverly Cleary and the Ramona series, as well as anyone interested in illustrated character art and development over time • Perfect for those who loved The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss by Theodor Geisel, The Art of Eric Carle by Eric Carle, and Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created by Laura Miller
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10 - Publisher: Tate Publishing
He led an extraordinary life with many unbelievable experiences. Not only did he have the Great Depression to suppress, but his caring soul made all the people in southwestern Virginia his primary concern. Armed with his brilliant intuitive, diagnostic skills, he effortlessly and accurately diagnosed many a patient. Everyone knew they could count on being cured from whatever ailment plagued them. From delivering babies to becoming delegate to the Virginia House of Representatives, Dr. Newton's life was anything but charming. Come along on the journey as author Richard Newton tells those stories closest to his heart. Sit down for a minute with Miracles on the Nars. It just might be the cure you've been looking for.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-15 - Publisher: HarperCollins
Tyrone rules the school! He's king of the monkey bars, a math machine, and a science whiz. The only thing he doesn't like about school is reading. Books are so boring! But when strange visitors start dropping by the classroom for story hour, Tyrone discovers there's more to books than just words on pages. Tyrone and his friends are swept up in a mysterious adventure that lands them in a most unexpected place. Mrs. Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna create a classroom adventure that will leave readers racing to the shelves! A portion of proceeds to benefit Teach for America and The New Teacher Project.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-13 - Publisher: Harper Collins
Ana's life is a collection of bits and pieces of her past. Infected with HIV at birth, she's unaware of many details of her early childhood and barely remembers her mother. Living with her strict grandmother, she learns how to keep secrets – secrets about her infection and about the abuse she endures at home. But after Ana falls in love and becomes pregnant at seventeen, she begins a journey of hope – a journey of protecting herself and others. She is living with HIV, not dying from it. Jenna Bush tells of Ana's struggle to break free from the cycle of abuse, silence, and illness with passion and eloquence. But this is not just Ana's story. It is also the story of many children around the world who are marginalized, neglected, and mistreated.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-15 - Publisher: Salt Lick Press
Filled with recipes and prep techniques for the Salt Lick's legendary barbecue meats and sides, as well as dozens of other classic and contemporary Texas dishes, this lusciously illustrated cookbook tells the heartwarming family story behind one of Texas's favorite barbecue restaurants.