Author: Danny Parker
On a perfect day, the hours stretch endlessly ahead. Danny Parker's evocative verse expresses the freedom of an idyllic childhood, and paintings by Freya Blackwood magically evoke the light, scents and feel of a perfect summer day.
You and Me, Me and You
Author: Miguel Tanco
Publisher: Chronicle Books
The wonder of being a dad is on display in this touching tribute to fathers. After all, the connection between a father and child yields a lifetime of learning and love. In You and Me, Me and You, that special bond is honored through poignant, tenderly rendered illustrated vignettes: a father and son walk together, discuss life amid a city's bustle, play, and, perhaps most profoundly, grow, side by side. Bright pops of Pantone yellow infuse each spread with joy, and a cloth spine adds an irresistible specialness. At once a treasured Father's Day gift and a year-round "I love you," parents and children will delight in this celebration of a supremely meaningful relationship.
Cosmic Education, detailed here, can introduce elementary-age children to the universal values that can save us from wars and planetary destruction...My purpose in publishing (this book) is to bring home to teachers the importance of helping students to see themselves, not as self-engrossed individuals, but as Children of the Universe with all that this image entails. -Aline D. Wolf
Grandpa Monty's Muddles
Author: Marta Zafrilla
Publisher: Cuento de Luz
In this tale, the problem of memory loss is seen from a humorous perspective, since a smile is always the best solution. Guided Reading Level: O, Lexile Level: 1040L
Originally published: Great Britain: Hodder Children's Books, 2015.
The Montessori Method represents an explicit idealism and turn away from war and violence toward peace and reconstruction. It is built on coherent visions of how to improve human society by helping children realize their full potential as intelligent, creative, whole persons. In the Montessori Method, children are viewed as active authors of their own development, strongly influenced by natural, dynamic, self-righting forces within themselves, opening the way toward growth and learning. Teachers depend for their work with children on carefully prepared, aesthetically pleasing environments that serve as a pedagogical tool and provide strong messages about the curriculum and about respect for children. Partnering with parents is highly valued in the Montessori Method, and children are evaluated by means other than traditional tests and grades.
The Absorbent Mind
Author: Maria Montessori
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The Absorbent Mind was Maria Montessori's most in-depth work on her educational theory, based on decades of scientific observation of children. Her view on children and their absorbent minds was a landmark departure from the educational model at the time. This book helped start a revolution in education. Since this book first appeared there have been both cognitive and neurological studies that have confirmed what Maria Montessori knew decades ago.
The Secret of Childhood
Author: Maria Montessori
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
Dr Montessori s revolutionary method of education began early this century. In this classic work she expounds her conviction that in the child there are laws of growth in character and disposition as marked as those in his physical life. This book will be of great interest and importance to all those who care for the young.
What really happens inside a Montessori classroom? How do teachers teach? How do children learn? This fascinating day-by-day record of a year in the life of a Montessori classroom answers these questions by providing an illuminating glimpse of the Montessori method in action.
Author: Albert Bosch, María Sala
Publisher: Cuento de Luz
Pablo Pineda is the first European with Down Syndrome to obtain a university degree. A teacher, a writer, and an actor, he radiates charisma and the will to learn. This is his endearing story, which reminds us that the only disability is not understanding that all of us have different abilities. Guided Reading Level: P, Lexile Level: 950L
The Christmas Story
Author: Robert Sabuda
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Hope and joy radiate from the pages of Robert Sabuda s new pop-up book celebrating the Nativity. Long ago in the town of Bethlehem, on a bright and starry night, a baby was born, a child who was called the son of God. Announced by an angel, born in a humble manger, laid in a bed of straw, visited by shepherds and wise men the age-old, awe-inspiring story of the birth of Jesus is lovingly brought to life by master pop-up artist Robert Sabuda in six gorgeously imagined scenes, culminating in a 3-D manger sheltering humans and beasts, guarded by an angel above. Glinting with touches of gold and pearlescent foil, "The Christmas Story "is a visual feast, a holiday treasure to be shared with the whole family."