Why is everything backwards in this book? Maybe because it's an example of "tangletalk" or topsy-turvy in that rich English tradition. And so it begins: "Twas in the month of Boston, in the wonderful city of May...." Strap yourself in, and go for the ride, where policemen hide acorns, squirrels parade by, socks dangle from a clothesline, and rats douse a huge cigar, oh my. Ask your local bookstore to order a copy for you, or clickHEREto order one online.
Told in brief, repetitive episodes, Ichiro and the Great Mountain follows a young, free-spirited boy through the stages of life as he searches for his true self, making this original literary folktale a story of becoming or, in the Buddhist tradition, a story of self-realization and enlightenment. Beautifully illustrated by Japanese brushwork. Ask your local bookstore to order it for you, or clickHERE to order online.
Learn about the agrarain calendar in medieval England as you travel month-by-month following the traditional "Labors of the Months" as your guide. The double text in Till Year's Good End provides a read-aloud couplet at the top of the page and a block of information text at the bottom. Ask your local bookstore to order it for you, or clickHERE to order online.
No longer is it a matter of how smart you are, but rather how you are smart. Following the research of Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner, the author profiles twelve culturally diverse individuals to explore the ways in which they are smart. A 2007 Christopher Award medalist. Ask your local bookstore to order it for you, or clickHERE to order online.
The author presents three original folktales in this slim, handsome volume filled with the richness of the oral tradition, where magic and mystery combine to create a comforting read-aloud experience. Ask your local bookstore to order it for you, or clickHERE to order online.
Gaya Lives in a Blue House is the author's homage to the self, the ever-inquisitive, always-growing spiritual center of the individual. A book to discuss with adolescents searching for their inner self, Gaya Lives in a Blue House will inspire as much as it will comfort. Ask your local bookstore to order it for you, or click HERE to order online.
Not sure how to address the crude verbal behavior of adolescents, then pick up a copy of Please Don't Say an X Word to help facilitate such a discussion. While your audience learns how hurtful it is to use inappropriate words, they'll also expand their vocabulary with the author's very appropriate use of multi-syllabic words intended to excite any reader about the richness of the English language. Ask your local bookstore to order a copy, or click HERE to order online.
Follow young Simon as he is initiated into the bookmaking process in a medieval monastery after he arrives at the doorstep as an orphan. Beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Christiansen using images from several medieval manuscripts, Magic in the Margins is more than a lesson on medieval bookmaking: it is as much a quest for truth and beauty. Ask your local bookstore to order a copy, or click HERE to order online.
The Year with Grandma Moses presents the world of renown painter Grandma Moses through the cycle of the seasons. You'll learn about her world through both word (excerpts from her journals) and image (a dozen or more of her paintings), sources woven together by the author's introspective read-aloud text. A truly wonderful presentation. Ask your local bookstore for a copy, or click HERE to order online.