Wednesday, September 19, 2007

eBooks that feature Teachers and Cats


eBooks are a wonderful invention for students, teachers and parent. This week we celebrate teachers with Jonathan Kozol's compilation of Francesca's letters. They remind us that Teachers have tremendous chanlleges and awesome opportunities. On the lighter side we showcase the perfect "story hour" book. Kids are sure to love all of the books in Erin Hunter's Warrior Series.

Letters to A Young Teacher by Kozol, Jonathon

“In lovingly supportive letters to a young woman on her first job as a first grade teacher, Kozol brings us heartwarming stories of the magic of kids who delight in words like ‘wiggly’ and ‘wobbly,’ ‘bamboozle’ and ‘persnickety’–and who could resist a child called Pineapple? This remarkable book is a testament to teachers who not only respect and advocate for children on a daily basis but who are the necessary guardians of the spirit. Every citizen who cares about the future of our children ought to read this.” –Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

“What a wonderful book! Anyone who cares about rebuilding our public education system should read it. I could not put it down!” –Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University

“This book cuts to the heart of the matter of what it means to be a teacher today. The truth about testing, vouchers and their impact on public schools–it’s all captured here. But here, too, we also experience the exhilaration of putting together lesson plans, the joys of comforting children, and the anxiety of a teacher’s first days in school. Francesca’s journey will leave you hopeful for our nation’s children.” –Reg Weaver, President, National Education Association

“Jonathan Kozol’s advice to the teacher Francesca shows all the qualities that make him the nation’s wisest and boldest and most clear-headed writer on education: his passion for teaching, his respect for students, his refusal to submit to the stifling demands of the educational bureaucrats in and out of government. He tells personal classroom stories with a refreshing honesty, and conveys the excitement and joy of preparing a new generation to remake the world. Teachers, students, parents alike will find this book inspiring.” –Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States

“With Letters to a Young Teacher, Jonathan Kozol reminds us that teaching remains a wonderful and essential calling. Committed, gifted teachers who recognize the 'inherent value' of every child are needed now more than ever. I hope this inspiring book will spark a new generation of teacher-leaders heeding Kozol's passionate call and example.” –Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children's Defense Fund

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Warriors #1: Into the Wild by Hunter, Erin
Rusty starts out as an ordinary house kitten, but his travels deep into the forest involve him in the epic battles of the cat warrior clans who roam (and rule) the wild.

With a new name–Firepaw–and a position as a Thunderclan apprentice, our feline hero faces his destiny, struggles with issues of friendship, honor, courage, and betrayal, and learns what it truly means to be a warrior.

The first volume in the Warrior Series by Erin Hunter. She is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world.

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Magic, Mysticism, and Adventure


"Warriors," is one in a series of juvenille sci-fi books that are wonderful to share with the burgeoning sci-fi and fantasy fan in your life (my daughter loves these). "Secret of the Slaves," brings you to a unreal South America - a perfect setting for a wild adventure... the surroundings swelter, just like the story line. This week's features offer a litle magic, a little mysticism and a whole lot of fun. Be sure to check below for this week's eBooksAboutEverything coupon code.

Secret of the Slaves eBook edition
by Archer, Alex

When archaeologist Annja Creed is hired to find the lost city of Promise in Brazil, she is more than intrigued. Legends abound of a magical place where slaves were rumored to have discovered the secret to eternal youth and life.

But strangers are not welcome in Promise.

Annja soon learns that the residents have gone to extreme lengths to guard their precious secret. Making her way from the steamy port of Belem to the brutal slums of Northeast Brazil, Annja faces unexpected peril, from poisoned arrows to Amazonian anacondas. As she navigates through a land where spirituality collides with the material world, Annja must distinguish between what is real and what is imagined for fear of making a wrong move. Because anyone or anything could be her enemy.

And she's getting too close...

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Warriors: Power of Three #1: The Sight eBook edition
by Hunter, Erin

There will be three, kin of your kin . . .

The wild cats have flourished in their new home on the banks of the lake for several seasons, and the Clans are growing strong and healthy with new kits. The time has come for three kits of ThunderClan to become apprentices.

Hollypaw, Jaypaw, and Lionpaw spring from a strong legacy: children of Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw, two of the noblest ThunderClan warriors, and grandchildren of the great leader Firestar himself. All three young cats possess unusual power and talent and seem certain to provide strength to the Clan for the next generation.

But there are dark secrets around the three, and a mysterious prophecy hints at trouble to come. An undercurrent of rage is rising against those who are not Clanborn, and the warrior code is in danger of being washed away by a river of blood. All the young cats' strength will be needed if the Clans are to survive.

. . . who hold the power of the stars in their paws.

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Get Inspired for Back to School...

teacher in classroom

I love the little extras that teachers do for my kids. Like sending home awards, helping the kids get and stay organized, and so much more. The first feature this week includes templates for all of those wonderful little details to make it easier to do all of the wonderful things you already do. Our second feature, "Teach with Your Heart," brings insights from Erin Gruwell, whose story was brought to the big screen in "The Freedom Writers," last year. Don't forget to look below for your special eBooksAboutEverything weekly discount.

BACK TO SCHOOL GRADES K-12 (Adobe Reader) eBook edition
Blank forms, hall passes, student awards, monthly calendars, and lesson-plan templates are included in this book - all ready to print and use.
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TEACH W/YOUR HEART eBook edition
by Gruwell, Erin

ERIN GRUWELL, the Freedom Writers, and her nonprofit organization, The Freedom Writers Foundation, have received many awards, including the prestigious Spirit of Anne Frank Award, and have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Primetime, Good Morning America, and The View, to name a few. All 150 Freedom Writers went on to graduate from high school. Erin Gruwell is also a charismatic motivational speaker who spreads her dynamic message to students, teachers, and business people around the world. She lives in southern California.

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