Picture Day Perfection

Picture Day Perfection

Author: Deborah Diesen

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Published: 2013-09-03

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781419708442

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After planning for months to have the perfect school picture taken, a boy's moment of weakness ruins everything.


The Picture Book Almanac

The Picture Book Almanac

Author: Nancy J. Polette

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Published: 2015-11-10

Total Pages: 196

ISBN-13: 1440842779

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This essential guide has exactly the right books to help you celebrate special days throughout the year—even "holidays" you've never heard of—and provides hundreds of fun titles and activities that could inspire your students to become life-long readers. Young students need to continually be presented with a vast variety of types of books, authors, illustrators, and subject matter in order to find the perfect concept or image that sparks their imagination, takes their comprehension to a new level, or helps them turn the corner to becoming a book lover. Nancy J. Polette's The Picture Book Almanac: Picture Books and Activities to Celebrate 365 Familiar and Unusual Holidays can be used year-round as a key to open that great literary treasure vault. The books Polette has painstakingly selected for their value as learning opportunities tie into both familiar and unusual holidays, ranging from official, nationally recognized holidays to obscure ones such as Milk Day and Thesaurus Day. The daily featured book titles cover the classics, such as books in the Paddington Bear series and Cinderella to outstanding current and just-published titles, collectively representing the best choices for collection building over time. This book is an excellent tool for collection development as well as an indispensable resource for reading teachers and classroom teachers.


A to Zoo

A to Zoo

Author: Rebecca L. Thomas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Published: 2018-06-21

Total Pages: 1657

ISBN-13: 1440834350

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Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. Generations of savvy librarians and educators have relied on this detailed subject guide to children's picture books for all aspects of children's services, and this new edition does not disappoint. Covering more than 18,000 books published through 2017, it empowers users to identify current and classic titles on topics ranging from apples to zebras. Organized simply, with a subject guide that categorizes subjects by theme and topic and subject headings arranged alphabetically, this reference applies more than 1,200 intuitive (as opposed to formal catalog) subject terms to children's picture books, making it both a comprehensive and user-friendly resource that is accessible to parents and teachers as well as librarians. It can be used to identify titles to fill in gaps in library collections, to find books on particular topics for young readers, to help teachers locate titles to support lessons, or to design thematic programs and story times. Title and illustrator indexes, in addition to a bibliographic guide arranged alphabetically by author name, further extend access to titles.


The Ramped-Up Read Aloud

The Ramped-Up Read Aloud

Author: Maria Walther

Publisher: Corwin Press

Published: 2018-06-22

Total Pages: 305

ISBN-13: 1506380050

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In this remarkable resource, Maria Walther shares two-page read-aloud experiences for 101 picture books that tune you into what to notice, say, and wonder in order to bolster students’ literacy exponentially. A first-grade teacher for decades, Maria is a master of “strategic savoring.” Her lesson design efficiently sparks instructional conversations around each book’s cover illustration, enriching vocabulary words, literary language, and the ideas and themes vital to young learners. Teachers, schools, and districts looking to energize your core reading and writing program, search no further: The Ramped-Up Read Aloud delivers a formula for literacy development and a springboard to joy in equal parts.


Inside Your Customer's Imagination

Inside Your Customer's Imagination

Author: Chip R. Bell

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Published: 2020-09-08

Total Pages: 241

ISBN-13: 1523090219

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“Chip Bell's unique perspective, lively illustrations, and practical advice result in one terrific resource for anyone eager to tap a customer's ingenuity for creating breakthrough results.” —Jeanne Bliss, founder and CEO, CustomerBliss; and cofounder, Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) Organizations need to offer customers breakthrough products, services, and solutions to effectively compete in today's innovation-hungry economy. The challenge is customers often don't know precisely what they want. As Henry Ford is reputed to have said, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." To surprise and awe your customers, Chip Bell advises developing co-creation partnerships with them. Co-creation partnerships are about fulfilling customers' hopes and aspirations, not just their needs and expectations. Co-creation partnerships require (1) curiosity that uncovers insight, (2) grounding that promotes clear focus, (3) discovery that fosters risk-taking, (4) trust that safeguards partnership purity, and (5) passion that inspires energized generosity. Using examples from organizations like McDonald's, DHL, Marriott, Lockheed Martin, Discover Financial, Ultimate Software, and many more, Bell shows how co-creation partnerships enable you to tap into the treasure trove of ideas, ingenuity, and genius-in-the-raw within every customer.


Carla's Picture Day

Carla's Picture Day

Author: Lisa Stenger

Publisher: Kaeden Corporation

Published: 2012-01-01

Total Pages: 16

ISBN-13: 1611812380

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Will Carla be able to find the perfect outfit for picture day? Students will relate to Carla’s struggle with this event that is common to all children.


A Perfect Day

A Perfect Day

Author: Sarah S. Brannen

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2020-07-07

Total Pages: 34

ISBN-13: 198481284X

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A seagull and a crab find friendship and compromise in this sweet and humorous story about the meaning of perfection. The sky is blue, the sun is warm, the breeze is cool--it's a perfect day for Seagull, perched on a rock in the sea. That is, until crabby Crab comes along and points out all of the day's flaws! There's a cloud in the sky, a smelly boat in the distance, and the rock that they're sitting on is covered in barnacles. In this sweet and funny story about finding happiness amidst flaws, Seagull and Crab learn that nothing is more perfect than spending time with friends. Praise for A Perfect Day: "This stand-out is the rare picture-story book that develops distinct characters, creates dramatic tension, and then resolves the story beautifully, all in less than 100 words. Bravo!" --The Providence Journal "A sweet, simple friendship story buoyed by sophisticated art." --Kirkus Reviews "A timeless tale of embracing friendship among differing points of view. Great for storytime or one-on-one sharing, this humorous title will appeal to both young audiences and adults." --SLJ "A simple story perfect for very young listeners." --Booklist