Books That Teach Kids To Write

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Books That Teach Kids to Write

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Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598844520
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This book provides a wealth of read-aloud titles and related activities that provide busy teachers with the tools to help students in grades K–12 become successful writers. • Includes 14 reproducible sheets that help students practice the skills described in the book • Provides extensive bibliographies and references to all the nearly 400 books discussed • Contains an index that enables teachers to readily access different topics • Presents quotes and advice from 25 experts in the field

Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook

Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ellen Potter,Anne Mazer
Editor: Flash Point
ISBN: 9781429933216
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Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook by Ellen Potter,Anne Mazer Summary

LEARN HOW TO WRITE LIKE THE EXPERTS, FROM THE EXPERTS. In Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook, you'll find practical advice in a perfect package for young aspiring writers. After receiving letters from fans asking for writing advice,accomplished authors Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter joined together to create this guidebook for young writers. The authors mix inspirational anecdotes with practical guidance on how to find a voice, develop characters and plot, make revisions, and overcome writer's block. Fun writing prompts will help young writers jump-start their own projects, and encouragement throughout will keep them at work.

My Weird Writing Tips

My Weird Writing Tips Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dan Gutman
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062091085
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My Weird Writing Tips by Dan Gutman Summary

With over 10 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! The ability to put thoughts into writing is an essential skill vital to success in school—from elementary school through college. Bestselling author Dan Gutman helps kids master this important skill with his fun, informative writing guide, My Weird Writing Tips. Dan offers tricks for spelling hard words, understanding the difference between similar words like “its” and “it’s,” and conquering grammar stumbling blocks like commas and apostrophes. He also teaches readers how to write an engaging story, in line with the grades 2–5 Common Core goals for writing a narrative. With illustrated appearances from A.J. and Andrea, stars of his bestselling My Weird School series, and with his trademark wacky sense of humor, Dan makes learning the writing and storytelling basics so fun kids will forget they’re learning.

The Everything Guide to Writing Children's Books

The Everything Guide to Writing Children's Books Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Luke Wallin,Eva Sage Gordon
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440505500
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The Everything Guide to Writing Children's Books by Luke Wallin,Eva Sage Gordon Summary

Writing for kids is fun and rewarding--if you can break into the fiercely competitive world of children's book publishing. With this guide, you'll learn how to write and promote a children's book that will impress any publisher. Whether you have a basic idea or a manuscript ready to go, you'll find all you need to build a successful career as a children's book author. This clear and concise guide helps you: Formulate an original idea, create an outline, and write the book Learn the basics of children's storytelling, from point of view to story pacing Find helpful writing workshops and conferences Design a winning book proposal, get an agent, and negotiate a contract Create a marketing and publicity plan Use professional and social networking sites to promote your book Full of eye-opening insider information and invaluable writing advice, this book should be on every aspiring author's bookshelf!


Author Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Helen Lester
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547347871
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Author by Helen Lester Summary

So begins the story of Helen Lester, author of Tacky the Penguin and many other popular books for children. By sharing her struggles as a child and later as a successful author, she demonstrates that hurdles are part of the process. She even gives writing tips, such as keeping a "fizzle box." Helen Lester uses her unique ability to laugh at her mistakes to create both a guide for young writers and an amusing personal story of the disappointments and triumphs of a writer's life.


Nightbooks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. A. White
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062560107
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Nightbooks by J. A. White Summary

A boy is imprisoned by a witch and must tell her a new scary story each night to stay alive. This thrilling contemporary fantasy from J. A. White, the acclaimed author of the Thickety series, brings to life the magic and craft of storytelling. Alex’s original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping the witch Natacha happy, but soon he’ll run out of pages to read from and be trapped forever. He’s loved scary stories his whole life, and he knows most don’t have a happily ever after. Now that Alex is trapped in a true terrifying tale, he’s desperate for a different ending—and a way out of this twisted place. This modern spin on the Scheherazade story is perfect for fans of Coraline and A Tale Dark and Grimm. With interwoven tips on writing with suspense, adding in plot twists, hooks, interior logic, and dealing with writer’s block, this is the ideal book for budding writers and all readers of delightfully just-dark-enough tales. * Summer 2018 Kids' Indie Next List * YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Nomination * 2019-2020 Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award * 2020 Rhode Island Children's Book Award Nominee * Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year 2019 (9-12) * 2020-2021 Missouri Association of School Librarians Truman Readers Award Preliminary Nominee * Texas Bluebonnet Award List 2020-2021 * South Carolina Junior Book Award Nominee (2021-2022) * Plus return to the world of Nightbooks—if you dare—with J. A. White's follow-up, Gravebooks!

The Best Story

The Best Story Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eileen Spinelli
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101646802
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The Best Story by Eileen Spinelli Summary

The best story is one that comes from the heart. The library is having a contest for the best story, and the quirky narrator of this book just has to win that rollercoaster ride with her favorite author! But what makes a story the best? Her brother Tim says the best stories have lots of action. Her father thinks the best stories are the funniest. And Aunt Jane tells her that the best stories have to make people cry. A story that does all these things doesn't seem quite right, though, and the one thing the whole family can agree on is that the best story has to be your own. Anne Wilsdorf's hilarious illustrations perfectly capture this colorful family and their outrageous stories in Eileen Spinelli's heartfelt tale about creativity and finding your own voice.

Ella Enchanted

Ella Enchanted Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gail Carson Levine
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062253484
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Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine Summary

This beloved Newbery Honor-winning story about a feisty heroine is sure to enchant readers new and old. At her birth, Ella of Frell receives a foolish fairy's gift—the “gift” of obedience. Ella must obey any order, whether it's to hop on one foot for a day and a half, or to chop off her own head! But strong-willed Ella does not accept her fate... Against a bold backdrop of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella goes on a quest to break the curse forever. A tween favorite for 25 years—now shared with today's young readers by moms, teachers, and other adults who remember the pleasure of discovering this fun fairy-tale retelling themselves!

Writing Magic

Writing Magic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gail Carson Levine
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062253557
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Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine Summary

Fairy-tale master Gail Carson, the bestselling author of Ella Enchanted, guides writers of all ages on how to develop their craft, with practical advice and heartfelt encouragement. In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her tricks of the trade. She shows how you can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters—and much, much more. She advises you about what to do when you feel stuck—and how to use helpful criticism. Best of all, she offers writing exercises that will set your imagination on fire. With humor, honesty, and wisdom, Gail Carson Levine shows you that you, too, can make magic with your writing.

How To Write a GREAT Children's Book

How To Write a GREAT Children's Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robyn Opie-Parnell
Editor: R&R Books Film Music
ISBN: 0975160923
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How To Write a GREAT Children's Book by Robyn Opie-Parnell Summary

Bestselling author of 89 published books for children, Robyn Opie Parnell, can show you how you can easily write for children - and make money from your passion! Kids love stories and picture books. And publishers - online and offline - even on Kindle! - are always looking for quality children's books they can sell to young children (and their parents!) all over the world. Would you like to be a bestselling children's author? Or maybe just have a book that you wrote - to read and pass on to your own children and grandchildren? I'm betting you would! But, before you start, you should get good solid and practical advice about writing for children from an established, million selling author, first. Makes sense, right? Robyn Opie Parnell has been writing for children for over 15 years and in that time has had her books published in the US, Australia and the UK - and had them translated into Spanish, Swedish, German, Korean, Mandarin and a host of other foreign languages. At 89 published books, Robyn is one of the most prolific and successful children's authors in the world! Never before has a children's author with so much proven success offered this kind of advice and guidance in one instructional and entertaining book. Let Robyn guide you, step by step, through the charming and wonderful past-time of writing for children. Who knows, you could easily end up writing your own bestseller! Robyn's new book will take you on a journey of discovery. From getting new ideas to inventing exciting and loveable characters. From creating your perfect workspace to how best to go about plotting and developing stories for all the different types of children's books. From baby picture books to easy readers. From education and trade books to young adult (YA) novels. You'll learn everything there is to know from an author who's actually been published - and many times - in just the last few years. How to Write a GREAT Children's Book is the most up-to-date resource currently available on writing for kids. Previously available only in hardback, this special Kindle edition has been lovingly remastered for viewing as an ebook. Take a look inside by scrolling up this screen and clicking on the book cover - you'll get a free peek! The book also gives you a unique opportunity to download extra free resources from Robyn's website and to follow her popular blog. If you've ever felt drawn to writing for children - for pleasure or profit - then Robyn Opie Parnell's How to Write a GREAT Children's Book could be the best investment you ever made!

Writer to Writer

Writer to Writer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gail Carson Levine
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062275313
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Writer to Writer by Gail Carson Levine Summary

Bestselling author of Ella Enchanted and fairy-tale master Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing in this companion to the popular Writing Magic. Have you ever wanted to captivate readers with a great opening, create spectacular and fantastical creatures, make up an entire country, realize a dastardly villain, write an epic love story, or make your characters leap off the page? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Gail Carson Levine can help you achieve your goals. Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine offers a behind-the-scenes take on writing and teaches you how to become a world-class author. Drawing from her popular blog, Gail answers readers' fiction- and poetry-writing questions and dives into how to make a story come alive. If you're interested in writing prose and poetry or just want to be a better and more rounded writer, this book will help you on your creative journey. With her trademark humor and vast writing knowledge, Gail Carson Levine reveals the tricks of her trade, writer to writer. Supports the Common Core State Standards

Ask a Manager

Ask a Manager Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alison Green
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0399181822
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Ask a Manager by Alison Green Summary

From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice! There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does—and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when • coworkers push their work on you—then take credit for it • you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all” • you’re being micromanaged—or not being managed at all • you catch a colleague in a lie • your boss seems unhappy with your work • your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal • you got drunk at the holiday party Praise for Ask a Manager “A must-read for anyone who works . . . [Alison Green’s] advice boils down to the idea that you should be professional (even when others are not) and that communicating in a straightforward manner with candor and kindness will get you far, no matter where you work.”—Booklist (starred review) “The author’s friendly, warm, no-nonsense writing is a pleasure to read, and her advice can be widely applied to relationships in all areas of readers’ lives. Ideal for anyone new to the job market or new to management, or anyone hoping to improve their work experience.”—Library Journal (starred review) “I am a huge fan of Alison Green’s Ask a Manager column. This book is even better. It teaches us how to deal with many of the most vexing big and little problems in our workplaces—and to do so with grace, confidence, and a sense of humor.”—Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide “Ask a Manager is the ultimate playbook for navigating the traditional workforce in a diplomatic but firm way.”—Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together

Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies

Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tracey Wood
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118068939
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Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies by Tracey Wood Summary

You’re thinking of teaching a child to read. What a great idea! Now all you need is exactly the right blueprint. This easy-to-follow book is written with two people in mind; you, and the child you’re thinking of teaching. Mother and children’s reading specialist Tracey Wood gives you all the down-to-earth, honest information you need to give a child a happy, solid start with reading. Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies is for parents of young children who want to give their kids a head start by teaching them to read before they enter school or to supplement their children’s school instruction, as well as teachers and caregivers of young children. Filled with hands-on activities that progress a child from sounds to words to sentences to books, this friendly guide shows you how to: Prepare a child to read Sharpen his listening skills Correct her errors graciously Choose the right books Have kids read out loud Find help if you need it Whether the child you want to teach is two or twelve; fast paced or steady; an absolute beginner or someone who’s begun but could use a little help, this empathetic book shows you how to adapt the simple, fun activities to your child’s individual needs. You’ll see how to make activities age appropriate, how to add more challenge or support, and how to make gender allowances if that’s relevant. Plus, you’ll discover how to: Lay the foundation for good reading skills Tell the difference between a reading delay and a reading problem Help your child build words from letters and sounds, advance to short and long vowel words, and conquer syllables and silent letters Select entertaining workbooks, recycle them, and make up your own reading activities Get your child ready for sentences Keep your child reading — with others or on his own Complete with lists of word families, phonics rules, and reading resources, Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies will help you make learning fun for your child as he or she develops this critical skill!

Ten Thank-You Letters

Ten Thank-You Letters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel Kirk
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698171357
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Ten Thank-You Letters by Daniel Kirk Summary

Pig is writing a thank-you note to his grandma when his friend Rabbit comes over to play. Eager to get in on the action, Rabbit writes one of his own . . . and another . . . and another . . . until his flurry of thank-you notes has Pig in a tizzy. Pig just wants to finish writing his note in peace! Fortunately, Rabbit’s last thank-you note reminds Pig how lucky he is to have Rabbit as a friend. This funny friendship story shows how different personalities can manage to fit together perfectly. Rabbit’s letters to everyone from the president to the crossing guard will have readers chuckling as the delightful duo from Ten Things I Love About You discovers the joy of showing gratitude to the special people in their lives.

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E. B. White
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062406787
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Charlotte's Web by E. B. White Summary

Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read. This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books. Whether enjoyed in the classroom or for homeschooling or independent reading, Charlotte's Web is a proven favorite.

One Day, The End

One Day, The End Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Editor: Astra Publishing House
ISBN: 1635924456
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One Day, The End by Rebecca Kai Dotlich Summary

A Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book Very short, creative stories pair with bold illustrations in this picture book that will inspire young readers to stretch their imaginations and write stories of their own. "One day. . . I went to school. I came home. The end," says our storyteller—a girl with a busy imagination and a thirst for adventure. The art tells a fuller tale of calamity on the way to school and an unpredictably happy ending. Each illustration in this inventive picture book captures multiple, unexpected, and funny storylines as the narrator shares her shorter-than-ever stories, ending with "One day. . . I wanted to write a book." This book demonstrates a unique approach to writing and telling stories and is a delightful gift for children as well as for teachers seeking a mentor text for their classrooms.

Can I Be Your Dog?

Can I Be Your Dog? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Troy Cummings
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399554548
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Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings Summary

The New York Times bestseller featured on THE TODAY SHOW! A heart-tugging dog adoption story told through letters--deeply sincere and almost desperate pleas for a forever home--from the dog, himself! This picture book shares the tale of Arfy, a homeless mutt who lives in a box in an alley. Arfy writes to every person on Butternut Street about what a great pet he'd make. His letters to prospective owners share that he's house broken! He has his own squeaky bone! He can learn to live with cats! But, no one wants him. Won't anyone open their heart--and home--to a lonesome dog? Readers will be happily surprised to learn just who steps up to adopt Arfy. Troy Cummings's hilarious and touching story is a perfect gift for a child wanting a dog, and for pet adoption advocates. It also showcases many different styles of letter writing, making it appealing to parents and teachers looking to teach the lost art of written communication. "It's an instant classic in our household." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas

Tacky the Penguin

Tacky the Penguin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Helen Lester
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547347421
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Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester Summary

An offbeat penguin shows his peers the power of individuality in this humorous tale from the author of Pookins Gets Her Way. Tacky is an odd bird. He likes to do splashy cannonballs and greet his companions with a loud "What's happening?" In fact, he's something of an eccentric, which wouldn't be a problem if all the other penguins weren't such…conformists. When intimidating visitors invade their peaceful, nice, icy land, it'll take a lot more than a bunch of perfect penguins to save the day. Thank goodness Tacky's such an odd bird! “This book is must reading for any kid—or grown-up—who refuses to follow the pack.”—Publishers Weekly

A Letter to My Teacher

A Letter to My Teacher Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Deborah Hopkinson
Editor: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0375987762
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A Letter to My Teacher by Deborah Hopkinson Summary

This funny, touching picture book celebrates the difference a good teacher can make. Written as a thank-you note to a special teacher from the student who never forgot her, this moving story makes a great classroom read-aloud, and a perfect back-to-school gift for students and teachers! Dear Teacher, Whenever I had something to tell you, I tugged on your shirt and whispered in your ear. This time I’m writing a letter. So begins this heartfelt picture book about a girl who prefers running and jumping to listening and learning—and the teacher who gently inspires her. From stomping through creeks on a field trip to pretending to choke when called upon to read aloud, this book’s young heroine would be a challenge to any teacher. But this teacher isn’t just any teacher. By listening carefully and knowing just the right thing to say, she quickly learns that the girl’s unruly behavior is due to her struggles with reading. And at the very end, we learn what this former student is now: a teacher herself. From award winning author Deborah Hopkinson and acclaimed illustrator Nancy Carpenter, this picture book is made to be treasured by both those who teach and those who learn.

A Squiggly Story

A Squiggly Story Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Larsen
Editor: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 1771387416
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A Squiggly Story by Andrew Larsen Summary

Who says there’s only one way to write a story? A young boy wants to write a story, but he only knows his letters, not words. His sister says, “Why don’t you start there, with a letter?” So the boy tries. He chooses an easy letter to begin with. The letter I. And to his delight, with just the power of his vivid imagination, and no written words, an amazing story begins to unfold. Right before his eyes. This playful tale about creativity will inspire budding authors everywhere to envision new ways to write stories of their own. With or without words!

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Pretty Books - Painted Editions)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Pretty Books - Painted Editions) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: L. Frank Baum
Editor: Harper Muse
ISBN: 140160420X
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Pretty Books - Painted Editions) by L. Frank Baum Summary

This beloved classic tale is now available in an exclusive collector's edition, featuring beautiful cover art from artist Laci Fowler and decorative interior pages, making it ideal for fiction lovers and book collectors alike. Delighting readers for more than 120 years, this time-honored classic is now available as an exclusive collector's edition. Whether you're buying it as a gift or for yourself, this remarkable edition features: A beautiful, high-end hardcover featuring Laci Fowler's distinctive hand-painted art Decorative interior pages featuring pull quotes throughout Matching ribbon marker and gold page edges Part of a 4-volume collection including Frankenstein, The Great Gatsby, and The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Wonderful Wizard of Oz follows Kansas farmgirl Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto as a violent cyclone transports them to a faraway magical place called Oz, land of the Munchkins and witches. To make it home, Dorothy dons her famous slippers and must follow the Yellow Brick Road to seek help from the Great Wizard in the Emerald City. Soon she is joined by the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, each on his own unique quest for a better self. Exploring the time-honored themes of good versus evil, the beauty of friendship, the value of self-sufficiency, and why home is where the heart is, this unique collector's edition presents L. Frank Baum's beloved tale of otherworldly adventures in a giftable new way.

Dear Dinosaur

Dear Dinosaur Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chae Strathie
Editor: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407178245
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Dear Dinosaur by Chae Strathie Summary

After a trip to the museum, Max writes a letter to his favourite dinosaur, the mighty T. Rex - and the T. Rex writes back! As Max and T. Rex learn about each other's lives, a very unusual friendship develops in this funny and touching story from an award-winning duo. Dinosaur fans will love this interactive picture book with letters and cards to open, and dinosaur facts to discover along the way.

I Wanna Iguana

I Wanna Iguana Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karen Kaufman Orloff
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 069815312X
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I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff Summary

Alex just has to convince his mom to let him have an iguana, so he puts his arguments in writing. He promises that she won't have to feed it or clean its cage or even see it if she doesn't want to. Of course Mom imagines life with a six-foot-long iguana eating them out of house and home. Alex's reassurances: It takes fifteen years for an iguana to get that big. I'll be married by then and probably living in my own house. and his mom's replies: How are you going to get a girl to marry you when you own a giant reptile? will have kids in hysterics as the negotiations go back and forth through notes. And the lively, imaginative illustrations show their polar opposite dreams of life with an iguana.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Pdf/ePub eBook Author: V. E. Schwab
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 0765387581
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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLER NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER THE WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER Recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, NPR, Slate, and Oprah Magazine #1 Library Reads Pick—October 2020 #1 Indie Next Pick—October 2020 BOOK OF THE YEAR (2020) FINALIST—Book of The Month Club A “Best Of” Book From: Oprah Mag * CNN * Amazon * Amazon Editors * NPR * Goodreads * Bustle * PopSugar * BuzzFeed * Barnes & Noble * Kirkus Reviews * Lambda Literary * Nerdette * The Nerd Daily * Polygon * Library Reads * io9 * Smart Bitches Trashy Books * LiteraryHub * Medium * BookBub * The Mary Sue * Chicago Tribune * NY Daily News * SyFy Wire * * Bookish * Book Riot * Library Reads Voter Favorite * In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force. A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget. France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name. Also by V. E. Schwab Shades of Magic A Darker Shade of Magic A Gathering of Shadows A Conjuring of Light Villains Vicious Vengeful At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


XO, OX Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adam Rex
Editor: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1250148332
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XO, OX by Adam Rex Summary

Dear Gazelle, For some time now I have wanted to write a letter to say how much I admire you. You are so graceful and fine. Even when you are running from tigers you are like a ballerina who is running away from tigers. I think that what I'm trying to say is that I love you. XO, OX And so begins an epic, if initially unrequited, love affair between a graceful gazelle and a clumsy, hapless ox. Romance will never be the same. Adam Rex's hilarious, sweet, and at times heartbreaking letters between a hopelessly romantic ox and a conceited, beautiful gazelle are paired perfectly with Scott Campbell's joyful illustrations to bring you a romance for the ages. A Neal Porter Book

How to Write a Children's Picture Book

How to Write a Children's Picture Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Darcy Pattison
Editor: Mims House
ISBN: 0979862167
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How to Write a Children's Picture Book by Darcy Pattison Summary

WRITING FOR CHILDREN **UPDATED New Chapter: How to write a metafiction picture book** Kids and books—they just go together. Children’s picture books are an addictive passion! You love reading to kids and wish that you could read one of your own. Now, you can make that dream a reality. Writing illustrated picture books for children can seem deceptively simple. You must tell a complete story in less than 1000 words, and less than 350 words is best. Characters grow and change and keep the reader emotionally invested, while also giving the illustrator great possibilities for the art. It’s a balancing act all the way around. Writing teacher and author of over a dozen children’s books Darcy Pattison explains the craft of writing children’s picture books. You’ll learn why format matters, how to appeal to kids and parents, how to write a read-aloud friendly book, and much more. Pattison provides tips on writing, editing, and marketing your manuscript to publishers. If you like detailed writing guides, plenty of contemporary examples, and practical worksheets, then you’ll love Darcy Pattison’s guidance on creating your own masterpiece that will fascinate generations of young readers.

Don't Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades

Don't Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades Pdf/ePub eBook Author: 826 National
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118132297
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Creative strategies for getting young students excited aboutwriting Don't Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades offers 50creative writing lesson plans from the imaginative and highlyacclaimed 826 National writing labs. Created as a resource to reachall students (even those most resistant to creative writing), thelessons range from goofy fun (like "The Other Toy Story: Make YourToys Come to Life") to practical, from sports to science, music tomysteries. These lessons are written by experts, and favoritenovelists, actors, and other celebrities pitched in too. Lessonsare linked to the Common Core State Standards. A treasure trove of proven, field-tested lessons to teachwriting skills Inventive and unique lessons will appeal to even the mostdifficult-to-reach students 826 National has locations in eight cities: San Francisco, NewYork, Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, andWashington DC 826 National is a nonprofit organization, founded by DaveEggers, and committed to supporting teachers, publishing studentwork, and offering services for English language learners.

Get Started in Writing an Illustrated Children's Book

Get Started in Writing an Illustrated Children's Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lucy Courtenay
Editor: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 1473611857
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Do you have an irresistible idea for a children's book with pictures? Are you inspired by writers like Julia Donaldson and Lauren Child? Get Started in Writing and Illustrating A Children's Book is designed for anyone who wants to write in this genre of fiction, whatever the category or age range. Designed to build confidence and help fire up creativity, it is also an essential guide to mastering the practicalities of working with illustrators and illustrated concepts, from creating ideas for toddler board books to writing high concept middle grade projects. It carries the distinctive learning features of the flagship Teach Yourself Creative Writing series, with Snapshots designed to get you writing quickly, Key Idea to help crystallize thought, and a wealth of supplementary material, including insights into the publishing world and the role of the agent.

Simply Stations: Writing, Grades K-4

Simply Stations: Writing, Grades K-4 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Debbie Diller
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ISBN: 1071838687
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Literacy stations should be more than just busy work. Simply Stations: Writing shows how to ensure that kids are purposefully and effectively practicing comprehension, deeper thinking, vocabulary, and communication skills every day. You’ll be amazed at what your students can do when you incorporate this important station with intention! Debbie Diller has been refining literacy stations for over 40 years, working with thousands of teachers and students. She gives everything you need to plan, teach, and refresh the Writing station year-round, including... Step-by-step instructions for launching and maintaining the station; Whole-group lesson plans, based on key literacy standards, to introduce and support partner work; Printable teacher and student tools; On-the-spot assessment ideas and troubleshooting tips; Lists of grade-level specific materials; and Countless real-classroom photos so you see the possibilities first-hand. Simply Stations: Writing gives you invaluable tips, solutions, and insight that can transform the way your students learn. It’s time to boost the impact of your literacy stations! Don’t miss the other books in the Simply Stations series! Visit for more.

The Squiggle Code (Letters Make Words)

The Squiggle Code (Letters Make Words) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pamela Brookes
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The Squiggle Code Books are easy for parents to use, fun for kids, and follow the science of learning to read. With lots of printable games, flashcards, and other materials that can be downloaded from, this series was created to be economical for families and teachers. All DOG ON A LOG Books follow a systematic, structured literacy/Orton-Gillingham based phonics sequence. This book guides parents and teachers in teaching letters, blending, and the beginning or reading. Trying to find a way to teach your child to read, whether you are supplementing what your child is being taught in school or as a homeschooling family, can feel overwhelming. DOG ON A LOG Pup Books are written by a mom who wants to try and eliminate some of those feelings for other parents. These parent-friendly books will guide you along the path of teaching reading. DOG ON A LOG Pup Books give simple activities you can do with your child. Once you understand the skills that your child needs to learn, you may wish to add additional activities. Resources are suggested that will help you find additional free or low-cost activities you can personalize to your child. Book 1: Before the Squiggle Code (A Roadmap to Reading) starts at the very beginning of the learning to read process: it helps the learner hear the smallest sounds in words. Relevant excerpts from Teaching a Struggling Reader: One Mom's Experience with Dyslexia are also included to help parents with children who are struggling to read. Book 2: The Squiggle Code (Letters Make Words) helps the learner discover that each sound has a letter or letters and when the letters are put together, they make words. This is when reading begins. Book 3 Kids' Squiggles (Letters Make Words) The stories from The Squiggle Code are formatted with pictures and less words per page so they are less intimidating to new readers. DOG ON A LOG Pup Books teach phonological and phonemic awareness skills.

ABC Letter Tracing Activity Book for Kids Ages 3+ (Printable Version)

ABC Letter Tracing Activity Book for Kids Ages 3+ (Printable Version) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sheba Blake
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This activity book will help your child learn how to write their alphabet, contains both capital and small letters. Why You'll Love This Book: • Letter tracing for A-Z. • Age appropriate pictures for elementary and middle school age kids 4 years and up. • Printable version for printing at home. • A nice sized format (8.5"x11") to print. So if your child loves their ABC's, then download your copy today!

Getting Children Writing

Getting Children Writing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Simon Brownhill
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'This is a fantastic book which provides creative and practical suggestions of how to engage all children in writing' - Sarah Martin-Denham, Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, University of Sunderland This book is a practical guide designed to stimulate story writing in the early years and primary classroom. It offers a collection of novel and effective Ideas which can be used by educators to energise, excite and motivate children to willingly write stories across the 3-11 age phase. Each chapter offers creative and innovative Ideas to get children writing stories, including: - how to help children 'see the point' of story writing - how speaking and listening, reading and phonics can be utilised to enhance written stories - how technology can facilitate refreshing story writing - how story writing can be physically interactive. By combining theory with practice, this book is ideal for those training to teach the 3 to 11 age range, those beginning their teaching career, and those who are established in their professional role. Simon Brownhill is Senior Teaching Associate at the University of Cambridge.

Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing Across the Curriculum Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shelley S. Peterson
Editor: Portage & Main Press
ISBN: 1553791770
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As the amount of curriculum in today's classrooms expands and teaching time seems to shrink, teachers are looking for ways to integrate content area and writing instruction. In this revised and expanded edition of Writing Across the Curriculum, Shelley Peterson shows teachers how to weave writing and content area instruction together in their classrooms. The author provides practical and helpful ideas for classroom teachers and content-area specialists to easily incorporate writer's workshop while teaching in their subject area. New features in this second edition include: * internet websites that can be used to teach writing (e.g., wiki's, weblogs, and digital storytelling) * examples from grades 4-8 classrooms that show how science, social studies, health, and mathematics teachers can also be teachers of poetry, narrative, and non-narrative writing * new assessment scoring guides * information on working with struggling writers and supporting English Language Learners * graphic organizers, templates, and mini-lessons that engage students in learning

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas C. Foster
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062200879
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The go-to bestselling guide to help young people navigate from a middle school book report to English Comp 101 In How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids, New York Times bestselling author and professor Thomas C. Foster gives tweens the tools they need to become thoughtful readers. With funny insights and a conversational style, he explains the way writers use symbol, metaphor, characterization, setting, plot, and other key techniques to make a story come to life. From that very first middle school book report to that first college course, kids need to be able to understand the layers of meaning in literature. Foster makes learning this important skill fun and exciting by using examples from How the Grinch Stole Christmas to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from short stories and poems to movie scripts. This go-to guide unlocks all the hidden secrets to reading, making it entertaining and satisfying.

The Fabulous Florida Coloring Book!

The Fabulous Florida Coloring Book! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carole Marsh
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ISBN: 0635084805
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The reproducible coloring book includes pictures of characters, places, facts, and fun. The kids can color their way around your state while learning new facts. Great for school, home or on the road.

Early Life Leadership Kids Journal

Early Life Leadership Kids Journal Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christina Demara
Editor: DeMara-Kirby & Associates, LLC.
ISBN: 1947442120
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The Early Life Leadership Kids Journal is designed to help adults plant leadership seeds in the children they love or work with. This journal offers the platform and activities you need to cultivate leadership in the youngest generation. This journal includes opportunities for learning, creating, discussing, drawing, and writing. Whether kids complete this journal at home or school, it will become a life treasure to look back on and smile. Q. Who is this book for? A. Children, this book is for younger children to write in. The Early Life Leadership Kids Journal makes the perfect: Keepsake Family Time Activity Birthday and Christmas Gifts for Kids Draw and Write Notebooks Back to School Notebooks Teacher School Supplies Early Life Leadership Family of Books and Resources: Early Life Leadership Kids Journal Early Life Leadership in Children: 101 Strategies to Grow Great Leaders Early Life Leadership 101 Conversation Starters and Writing Prompts Early Life Leadership Workbook: 101 Strategies to Grow Great Leaders Early Life Leadership Workbook for Girls: 101 Strategies to Grow Great Leaders Early Life Leadership in the Classroom: Resources, Strategies & Tidbits to Grow Great Leaders

So You Want to… Write a Children’s Book

So You Want to… Write a Children’s Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rebekah Sack
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ISBN: 1620232146
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Young adults are in the prime position to write children’s books because they can actually remember what it was like to be a kid. Take Jake Marcionette, for example, who reached the NY Times bestseller list at the age of 12. His books for middle grades are praised for having such a realistic, authentic voice. This book gives the young audience everything they need to know to successfully write and publish a children’s book. From understanding the children’s book market to learning about illustrations and design, this book has it all. Top publishers and writers in the industry — such as Aaron Shepard, Susan Collins Thoms, Fiona Tapp, and more — have lent their expertise to this book to provide an overview of everything that is needed in the process. Also included is a foreword by children’s book author Cathleen Francisco, and an afterword by author, mentor, and entrepreneur Melissa Carter. You will learn what morals and values publishers and readers look for in good children’s books, what you should expect in a publication deal, what material is appropriate for each age range, and how to convey messages in a way that appeals to both parents and children. This book will help you learn how to build a relationship with your editor, what to expect in revisions, and the process of selling your book. Any young adult that is interested in starting any kind of writing career will learn valuable tips and tricks to understanding the publishing market with this conversational, easy-to-read book.

The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need

The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lesley Bolton,Lea Wait
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144051738X
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Writing Children's Books For Dummies

Writing Children's Books For Dummies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lisa Rojany,Peter Economy
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119870038
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Create the next very hungry caterpillar, big red dog, or cat in the hat with a hand from this trusted guide In Writing Children’s Books For Dummies, you’ll learn what to write between “Once upon a time . . .” and “The End” as you dive into chapters about getting started writing, how to build great characters, and how to design a dramatic plot. On top of the technical writing advice, you’ll discover how talented illustrators work and how to find an agent. The newest edition of this popular For Dummies title even shows you how to choose a publisher—or self-publish—and how to use social media and other marketing and PR to get the word out about your new masterpiece. In the book, you’ll learn about: The fundamentals of writing for children, including common book formats and genres, and the structure of the children’s book market Creating a spellbinding story with scene description, engaging dialogue, and a child-friendly tone Polishing your story to a radiant shine with careful editing and rewriting Making the choice between a traditional publisher, a hybrid publisher, or self-publishing Using the most-effective marketing and publicity techniques to get your book noticed Perfect for anyone who’s ever dreamed of creating the next Ferdinand the Bull or Grinch, Writing Children’s Books For Dummies is an essential, easy-to-read guide for budding children’s authors everywhere.

Alabama Dailies: 180 Daily Activities for Kids

Alabama Dailies: 180 Daily Activities for Kids Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carole Marsh
Editor: Gallopade International
ISBN: 0635083655
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Alabama Dailies: 180 Daily Activities for Kids by Carole Marsh Summary

This 180 day, reproducible Social Studies Daily Workbook will introduce your students to fun, fascinating, and fast facts about their state. Each day, your class will learn valuable information to supplement the social studies curriculum. Skills covered in these daily lessons include reading comprehension, basic math computation, spelling, and new vocabulary words. This book is divided into 36 weekly sections. Topics covered include state basics, geography, history, people, and government. Every Friday is a 'Fun Friday' where students can dive into word searches, mazes, puzzles and other activities that stimulate their imagination!

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