Baby Barbells: The Dad's Guide There are plenty of books and DVDs that show women how to exercise with their baby to get back in shape. But what about the poor neglected dad? The truth is, "raising" one's children comes naturally to fathers, and this book provides new dads with a spontaneous, healthy, and fun way to engage with their babies and young children. With funky, retro-cool, full-color illustrations, Baby Barbells not only shows men how to work their biceps and quads, but more importantly provides amusing yet poignant advice on bonding with baby and becoming a great dad.
Just in time for Father's Day, Ollie celebrates all the things he loves about his dad. This sweet young book will be a hit with fathers and children of all ages.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/27/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
In this latest book in the acclaimed About... series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what hummingbirds are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. Illustrator John Sill introduces readers to many varieties of hummingbirds, from the smallest type the Bee Hummingbird of Cuba to the largest the Giant Hummingbirds of the Andes Mountains in South America. An afterword provides details on the hummingbirds featured and inspires young readers to learn more about them.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/1/2011Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In this latest book in the acclaimed About series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what the birds called raptors are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. Illustrator John Sill introduces readers to many varieties of raptors, from the majestic Bald Eagle of North America to the sharp-eyed Secretary Bird of Africa. An afterword provides details on the raptors featured and inspires young readers to learn more about these birds of prey.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2010Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
A new addition to the award-winning natural science series for young children ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER and author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, team up again to offer young readers another first glimpse into our natural world in the latest book in the acclaimed About... series. In simple, easy-to-understand language children learn the basic characteristics of what fish are, how they swim, breathe, and reproduce, and the different ways they protect themselves from predators. The beautifully detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of the fish population-from an Arctic char to a Porcupine Fish-and present each in its natural underwater habitat. An afterword, which provides further details on the fish portrayed, will inspire young readers to learn more. "Marvelous paintings evoke the seashore, with all its color and fluidity... An excellent first resource book for young children." "A simple, handsome book." -School Library JournalBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/1/2002Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Maddie loves monsters. She loves watching monster movies, eating monster cereal, and drawing monster pictures. She also loves doing things with her dad. But lately her dad has been very busy with work, so Maddie decides to use her Build-a-Beast kit to create a Monster Dad that is never too busy to play. It turns out there are some things that monsters can't do, and maybe a Monster Dad isn't as special as the real thing. The illustrations in gouache and pencil contain clever, fun details that children (and adults) will love. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/10/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
A young child starts off this laugh-out-loud picture book by listing all the ways his dad is NOT a superhero: he can't leap tall buildings, run faster than a speeding bullet, or shoot webs out of his wrists. Each spread illustrates how Dad doesn't have super powers but is still a hero at heart. The sweet ending depicts all the cool-if not super-activities Dad does do with the child, like throwing a baseball, playing checkers and going toy shopping. Ethan Long's spot-on artwork perfectly accompanies this super funny and super sweet story. Praise for Ethan Long: "A nicely illustrated tale that speaks volumes about the bond between a dad and his son...a great story that will be perfect as a gift for any dad or son." -The New York Journal of Books (20110315)Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Benjamin Pratt’s school is about to become the site of a new amusement park. It sounds like a dream come true! But lately, Ben has been wonder if he’s going to like an amusement park in the middle of his town—with all the buses and traffic and eight dollar slices of pizza. It’s going to change everything. And, Ben is not so big on all the new changes in his life, like how his dad has moved out and started living in the marina on what used to be the "family sailboat. Maybe it would be nice if the school just stayed as it is. He likes the school. Loves it, actually. It’s over 200 years old and sits right on the harbor. The playground has ocean breezes and the classrooms have million dollar views…MILLION DOLLAR views. And after a chance—and final—run-in with the school janitor, Ben starts to discover that these MILLION DOLLAR views have a lot to do with the deal to sell the school property. But, as much as the town wants to believe it, the school does not belong to the local government. It belongs to the CHILDREN and these children have the right to defend it! Don’t think Ben, his friend Jill (and the tag-along Robert) can ruin a multimillion dollar real estate deal? Then you don’t know the history and the power of the Keepers of the School. A suspenseful six book series, book one, We the Children, starts the battle on land and on sea. It’s a race to keep the school from turning into a ticket booth and these kids are about to discover just how threatening a little knowledge can be.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/6/2010Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
YOUNG READERS WILL LOVE this first glimpse into the creepy, crawly, complex world of spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks in this latest title in the About... series. Author Cathryn Sill explains in easy-to-understand language what arachnids are, how they live, what they eat, and how they reproduce. Wildlife painter John Sills' detailed realistic illustrations reflect the diversity of the arachnid population--from the poisonous Brown Recluse Spider to the innocuous Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion--and present each in its natural habitat. An appendix, which provides further detail on the arachnids portrayed, will inspire young readers to learn more about these fascinating, often misunderstood creatures.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/2006Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what penguins are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. Illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a variety of penguins, from the AdZlie to the Rockhopper to the Emperor. An afterword provides details on the animals featured and inspires young readers to learn more.
Encourages children to find out about themselves, while having fun writing and drawing their own biographies. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/12/1969Pages: 72Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
This deluxe storybook features two Little Critter stories in one book! In the first story, Little Critter enjoys a day in the city with his mom. Then boys and girls ages 3 to 7 can flip the book over to read about Little Critter's very first camping trip with his dad.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/7/2014Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Renowned naturalist and author of children's books on wildlife successfully blends information and entertainment in his book about birds, among them saucy Jenny Wren, Redwing the Blackbird, Melody the Wood Thrush, Spooky the Screech Owl, Creaker the Purple Grackle, Downy the Woodpecker, and other feathered friends. 32 black-and-white illustrations.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/23/2003Pages: 272Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Yes, learning Spanish can be fun for your child! Developed by language-learning expert Catherine Bruzzone, the Spanish for Children program is a fun and effective way for your child to learn the Spanish language and culture. This introduction gets your son or daughter speaking Spanish right from the very beginning and keeps him or her engaged with a wide range of activities and games that keep language-learning fun. A complete program, this package features:A full-color illustrated guidebook that features cartoons, characters, and fun factsThree audio CDs that guide your child through the course and teach language through a combination of Spanish-language songs, games, and activitiesAn activity book filled with interactive puzzles and games that reinforce new language skillsAdvice for you on helping your kid get the most out of thelanguage-learning experience.Free print and audio downloads. Topics include: Saying hello, Saying "yes" and "no", Saying where places are, Talking about family, Around the house, Saying what you like to do, Describing things, At the zoo, At a picnic, Happy Birthday!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/15/2010Pages: 80
When Mom and Dad Divorce Elf-help Books for Kids - Addressing the needs of children and the adults who care for them. Written by Emily Menendez-Aponte. Divorce isn't easy on anyone, least of all children. When Mom and Dad Divorce helps gently guide children through this painful passage. Softcover; 32 pages. 8" x 8".
It’s Father’s Day at last, and Froggy is so-o-o excited. "We’re going to play golf!" he tells his dad. Oh no. Dad says Froggy’s too little for golf. "But you’re just the right size to play miniature golf!" he explains. At the fun park, Froggy discovers mini golf is fun—especially once he figures out how to face the right way. With his beginner’s luck, Froggy makes a hole in one! But his next shot hits his dad on the head—bonk!—and that’s only the beginning. All ends well, though, when Froggy presents his dad with a special coffee mug he decorated in school: To the Best Dad I Ever Had! Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/23/2006Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
Dude, You're Gonna Be a Dad! There are approximately 3,712 ways for a guy to look stupid during pregnancy--this book's here to help you avoid all (most) of them. And here's your first hint: Focus on what you can be doing for her rather than what's happening to her. She's pregnant. Sh
Few authors are better prepared to write about fatherhood than John C. Carr, a social worker and psychotherapist who understands the psychological development of both infants and men. And, as a dad of three, he's on the front lines of fathering.Carr covers not only practical "how-tos," but also the more elusive, emotional side of being a father. Plus, he discusses the crucial impact a father's presence has on his child-and why he should be present right from the start.Men will find reassurance, as well as the insights and skills needed to manage work, family expectations, and their own needs as they adapt to their new role.Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 10/5/2010 Pages: 208
Marley tries to be a good puppy. He really does. Cassie and Baby Louie are taking Mommy and Daddy out for a special lunch. Marley wants to come along, too. He promises to be on his best puppy behavior, but will Marley be able to contain his excitement? Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/15/2011Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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