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THANK YOU, MEILING Family Love, Rules and Courtesy Children's Picture Book (Fully Illustrated Version)

THANK YOU, MEILING Family Love, Rules and Courtesy Children’s Picture Book (Fully Illustrated Version)

Linda Talley (Author), Itoko Maeno (Illustrator)

Price: FREE

This book series is really well done and teaches valuable lessons!

Morgans

Picture Book for reading with the younger child – ages 3-6

THANK YOU, MEILING will help promote courtesy in young readers’ daily lives as well as introduce them to Chinese culture.

COURTESY – THINKING OF OTHERS

Visit a Chinese village for lessons in common courtesy.

On the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month, the Song household will celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival. In preparation for this event, the boy Song Hai sets off on a shopping expedition, accompanied by an ill-mannered duck named Meiling. So begins this story of far-away customs and everyday courtesy.

Song Hai and Meiling visit the bustling town market where eager shoppers buy paper lanterns, fat mooncakes, and baskets of melons, crab apples, grapes, and other fruits that are as round as the big harvest moon.

Meiling learns all about the coming Moon Festival as she follows Song Hai on his special errands. But more important, she learns a thing or two about common courtesy-waiting her turn, saying “please” and “thank you,” helping others, and sharing.

Author Linda Talley’s whimsical story is illustrated by award-winning artist Itoko Maeno whose vivid watercolors capture the sights of a small town in southeast China-the narrow residential lanes, the marketplace with its colorful stalls, and the tidy courtyard where Song Hai and his family celebrate the Moon Festival.

As the luminous full moon rises high into the sky on this special night, Meiling enjoys her own festival treat, but not before demonstrating that she has learned her lessons in courtesy. She has learned to “stop and think of others.”

A SURPRISE and added bonus is the “Enrichment Information” which includes lots of facts about The People’s Republic of China, Chinese Writing and Language, Chinese Names, as well as the Moon Festival, Phases of the Moon, Inhabitants of the Chinese Moon, and best of all, Mooncakes! This is fascinating detail that did not make it into the story itself, but is very rich in interesting description.

A second big plus is the “Letter to Parents and Educators” which includes many relevant questions and comments to facilitate conversation with young readers about the message of the story…the importance of courtesy to others.

So even though on the surface this is just an engaging story for children, it is also truly helpful in a real way.

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STANLEY'S "THIS IS THE LIFE!" Nutrition and Wellness Children's Picture Book (Fully Illustrated Version)

STANLEY’S “THIS IS THE LIFE!” Nutrition and Wellness Children’s Picture Book (Fully Illustrated Version)

Alyssa Chase Rebein (Author), Andra Chase (Illustrator)

Price: FREE

The author makes her point with subtlety and humour, the illustrations are beautifully done and fit the text, and the book gives the reader and listener many opportunities for interactions and discussions. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a well written children’s story and outstanding illustrations.

Ann deVries

Picture Book for reading with the younger child – ages 3-6

STANLEY’S “THIS IS THE LIFE!” will help promote the importance of exercise and eating right, as well as introduce facts about our national parks and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

LEARNING ABOUT NUTRITION AND WELLNESS

A young black bear gets in shape in Wyoming’s Grand Tetons

Stanley the bear loves living in the Grand Teton National Park-especially when campers leave something delicious behind. In fact, munching on cookies and chips is just about Stanley’s favorite thing to do.

Then one day Stanley’s sweet tooth leads him far from home. Living close to humans makes it easier than ever for Stanley to gorge himself on candy, not to mention soda pop and buttery popcorn. “This is the life!” he says.

But soon Stanley learns his new life is ridden with dangers he never imagined back in the forest. How will Stanley find his way home?

In this engaging story, Author Alyssa Chase Rebein invites young readers to take part in the unusual journey of a not-so-ordinary black bear. We learn about the unique landscape of the Grand Tetons, the life of a wild animal on the move-and a gentle lesson about the importance of making healthy choices.

Rich watercolors by Andra Chase capture Stanley’s adventurous character and provide an artist’s intimate view of the Yellowstone ecosystem.

A SURPRISE and added bonus is the “Enrichment Information” which includes lots of facts about the flora and fauna of the Grand Tetons. There are colorful details about the Grand Teton National Park, Jenny Lake, the Snake River, the “Drive-In,” Stanley’s Journey, Honey and Huckleberries, From Black to Blond Bears, and Born to be Wild! This is fascinating detail that did not make it into the story itself, but is very rich in interesting description.

A second big plus is the “Letter to Parents and Educators” which includes many relevant questions and comments to facilitate conversation with young readers about the message of the story…which is the importance of making healthy choices about food and exercise.

This story comes down very hard on junk food in a compelling way!

So even though on the surface, this is just an engaging story for children, it is also truly helpful in a real way.

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Mind Hurdles: Grade 3: 300 Interactive Questions and Answers To Get a Head Start

Mind Hurdles: Grade 3: 300 Interactive Questions and Answers To Get a Head Start

LL Kross

Price: FREE

This is a great resource that will keep your little one busy for quite a while. And the best thing about it is the fact that he or she will be learning while being entertained at the same time. Brilliant!

AV8R Guy

Mind Hurdles Grade 3 is a distinct and innovative departure from the often boring question-and-and-answer quiz games of the past. It is the dazzling new interactive standards-based, accelerated cool game that ensures that your kids are not just keeping pace, but are moving toward a successful future.

Mind Hurdles was created to prepare your child for life’s hurdles, and while it is fun to play, it certainly is not fluff. The self-pacing game keeps prompting until your child gets the right answer. Positive reinforcement is built into the game. Imagine your child having the opportunity to review, learn and apply concepts before the tests are even given. This is exactly what Mind Hurdles Grade 3 delivers.

Responsible parents can feel confident that the content is challenging and aligns with standardized testing, yet kids love to play it either alone or with school friends. Among children’s books ages 9-12, it is a fun game book that offers inquisitive and budding minds a new and fast way to master 3rd grade material. As with all the Mind Hurdles children’s books, its contents are overseen by the Mind Hurdles Advisory Board.

* Not Recommended For Kindle Cloud

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Land That I Love (Land That I Love - America's Exceptional Story)

Land That I Love (Land That I Love – America’s Exceptional Story)

Tony Gillen

Price: FREE

I loved this book. So much history without a classroom feel. I highly recommend this book. It’s not just for kids – great read for people of all ages.

BooBoo

This is a history book that will inspire you. Join Evelyn Jones’ class as they discover so much they never knew about America. Become as inspired as they do and peek behind the curtain at the hidden story that makes America great.

This teacher wants her young students to think about their country’s past so they can contribute to its future. Join them on their journey that is enlightening, inspiring, fun, personal and amazing.

Miss Jones intrigues her class with five possible ways that America was named – she tells them it is something of a mystery and that it is the most appropriate name any country could have. America really is special! They decide to discover things no one knows and to share their discoveries with their classmates – and with you, the reader.

Emily and Marie discover a sixth way in which America could have been named and suggest a new holiday – AMERICA’S NAME DAY. They encourage their classmates to use the day in order to “Become Exceptional” and to become “true Americans” – to become as exceptional as their country.

Aaron, the class comedian, and his shy friend discover little-known facts about Billy the Kid and that his real name was not William H. Bonney. Jeremy, the class sportsman, discovers that his favorite game, baseball, was not invented in Cooperstown, like his father thought. Leshawn explains that Sir Walter Raleigh had nothing to do with introducing tobacco and potatoes to the Old World – despite what all the history books say.

Teneesha refers to the book Captain John Smith wrote after he escaped from slavery in Hungary, and tells everyone what many of the phrases mean that we all use, today – and that they originated with Captain Smith before he came to the Jamestown colony.

Peter’s grandfather knows something that no one else in the world knows because his grandfather told him and “it ain’t in no history books”.

Others learn that they can trace their own roots back to the Vikings, that Abraham Lincoln and George Washington have truly historical names and one of them can be traced back more than two thousand years. They explain to their classmates that the history of England can be traced through its place names – names like Bristol, Plymouth and London (as well as places like Lincoln and Washington). They discover strange coincidences which “tie us all together”. And, finally Tom, the class mathematician, amazes and inspires his teacher, his pastor and his classmates with his discoveries. Suddenly a “math lesson” ignites everyone in the class.

Join Miss Jones and her class as she and they learn so much about their country and its wonderful history and grasp, perhaps for the first time, what it truly means to be American.

The story is set in a classroom in a small American town. The students do the discovering and share what they learn in class talks, they learn about themselves, their country and their place in it.

It is a simple, enjoyable and inspiring story filled with facts you probably do not know but will love learning. Most of the historical facts have been known for hundreds of years and are there for anyone to see – they just seem to have been missed! Some of the history, they realize, about hasn’t been fully proven – leaving more discoveries for them and for later historians to make.

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Zasper and the Rainbow Butterfly (Baby Zasper Magic Rainbow Dragon)

Zasper and the Rainbow Butterfly (Baby Zasper Magic Rainbow Dragon)

Pam Brossman

Price: FREE

Pam, you have really nailed it with this book. The colour and the pictures are refreshing. I had never thought of a rainbow sneeze before. My younger nephews are going to love this book for Christmas. I will certainly be keeping an eye out for any other books in the series.

Peter L

Baby Zasper and the Rainbow Butterfly is perfect for children 3-6 who love friendly dragons, fairies, pixies, butterflies and fairy tales.

It is a very happy and friendly picture book perfect for reading as a bedtime story.

The book is filled with lots of colours of the rainbow and friendly fun characters that your children will love.

There is also colouring pages available for download for your children to enjoy.

In the first Baby Zasper Adventure, Zasper comes down with a terrible rainbow cold. While he is relaxing down by the rainbow falls he meets a rainbow butterfly who is very sad. Zasper and his best friend Joey the fairy try to help the rainbow butterfly get her colours back.

The characters in the story include:

  • Zasper the magic rainbow dragon
  • Joey the pixie
  • Tara the fairy
  • Taya the fairy
  • Kira – Zasper’s mother
  • Bluebell – the rainbow butterfly

If you enjoyed this book you may also enjoy Zasper the Rainbow Magic Dragon series where Zasper is a little older.

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