Everyone wins in this modern take on a classic British party game! Players take turns unwrapping the parcel to uncover cheeky dares that will soon have the whole group beaming. Under the last layer, there's an envelope containing a special surprise!
Author: Sue Baker, Annie Kubler
Publisher: Childs Play International Limited
When Mouse finds a package that has no label on it, no one is sure who it belongs to so each animal in turn opens it and then passes it on when it does not belong to them.
Author: Ros Asquith, Katharine McEwen
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
It’s Princess Patricia’s birthday, and her fairy godmother has conjured up a parcel so that she can play her favorite party game. But where are the guests? Lift the first parcel flap, and there they are—Little Red Riding Hood, Giant Rumblebunn, Puss in Boots, and Goldilocks! There's just one problem: as each flap is lifted and a new layer of the parcel is removed, it soon becomes clear that the players are opening one another's gifts! And—even worse—the Princess hasn't had a present at all! But there’s still one tiny parcel left. Ros Asquith is a highly successful author, whose books include DK Toddlers: My Do It!, Ball!, Babies, and Mrs. Pig’s Night Out. Illustrator Katharine McEwen is well-known for children’s favorites like Here Comes Tabby Cat, Cows in the Kitchen, and The Man Who Wore All His Clothes.
Author: Delilah Des Anges
The world is populated by everything from humans to Artificial Humans, but speciesism runs rampant. Everything that can go terribly wrong does; and while it always comes back to Brazil, it all seems to be going down in London, which is a seething pot of conflicts and crossed wires, as new lies are told and old ones resurface; as old murders are recalled and new ones committed; as history is rewritten; and as a very ugly but potentially extremely powerful statue is passed from wrong hand to wrong hand.
Author: Paul Sloane
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion." Jack Welch, former CEO, GE The Innovative Leader stresses the importance of innovation and creativity in modern business to help organizations secure competitive advantage over rivals. It shows how to apply the methods described to the individual, to others and to the organization. Author Paul Sloane demonstrates the importance of setting out your vision clearly and emphasizes the need for continual evaluation of the process. Numerous international examples illustrate how organizations such as Virgin, Body Shop, WPP and 3M have benefited from this approach, encouraging excellence and entrepreneurship through setting challenging goals to keep employees motivated and engaged.
Author: Sharon Garforth
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
The ability to attend, to listen and to look are prerequisites to all forms of learning. By facilitating children's attention and listening skills, we are able to give them a better chance of achieving their potential in communication, speech and language, and therefore learning skills. Attention and Listening in the Early Years is an innovative course designed for groups of children aged 2-4. Each group session is planned around a theme such as 'The Farm' or 'The Zoo'. The themes provide an anchor for the children to gain meaning from the listening activities, games and songs that will help them learn to sit still, not talk, look at the speaker and think about the words - all vital skills in good listening. Complete with full instructions, including lists of the equipment needed for each session and the auditory and visual objectives of each activity, the book also includes photocopiable detailed preparation plans and shorter prompt plans for use during the sessions. Each session should run for no longer than 15 to 25 minutes, and will be a fun and fruitful alternative to traditional circle-time for early years practitioners such as playgroup and preschool leaders, and speech and language therapists.
Author: Jeffrey D. Fisher, Dennis S. Tosh
Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate
More than 200,000 appraisers are expected to take the real estate appraisal certification exam over the next few years. Newly revised and updated, this is the first authoritative exam guide to help appraisers prepare for the new state licensing requirements.
Author: Dean W. Andersen
He was a chemistry student in college on his way home for a visit when news of Pearl Harbor came over the car radio. Like 16 million others from his generation, Dean W. Andersen was called to active military duty and spent the next 38 months of his life as a medic in the Pacific war theater. This memoir shows that the human feelings of fear, loss, anger, hate, patriotism and solidarity were the same then as they have been for every war since. The experiences of the "greatest generation" can comfort and advise young people today who may well be faced with challenges as great as those met so long ago. Based on 93 letters written home to his wife and parents during his time away at war, this book includes information that was disallowed by censors and in some cases, cut out of his correspondence. Though the history of the European theater in World War II is well documented, considerably less information is available about the war in the Pacific. The author recalls the many aspects of his experience--from landing on beaches in the South Pacific amid exotic birds and animals and interacting with the people of New Guinea, to evacuating wounded soldiers through steaming jungles and snake-infested swamps and over high mountains, to facing machine gun fire and watching snipers kill the last man in a column of marchers. The book includes many interesting photographs that have never been published, including images of the Japanese surrender.
Author: Derba Wise, Sandra Forrest
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Presents descriptions and instructions for four hundred and fifty games that help to encourage play and stimulate age-appropriate developmental skills.
Author: Billee Sharp
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author Billee Sharp shares her freecycling, budget-savvy, barter-better wisdom in this step-by-step handbook for revolutionizing spending habits and reclaiming quality of life. Lemons and Lavender is an inspiring and instructive guide to living the handmade life by consuming less and creating more. Practical and profound, this handy how-to covers every area of life and offers easy-to-do tips, recipes, and advice for saving money and the planet. Learn how to ditch your lawn and raise organic vegetables, cook healthy meals for pennies, cure minor maladies from the kitchen cabinet, save big dollars with small repairs, and eco-clean your house with lemons and lavender. With this guide, families can live more joyfully and far more creatively, all on a dime.
Author: Anthony Feiler, Jane Andrews, Pamela Greenhough, Martin Hughes, David Johnson, Mary Scanlan, Wan Ching Yee
Parents can play an immensely important role in supporting their children's literacy learning at home, but how can primary teachers enlist the support of parents in helping children learn literacy? With a focus on improving children's literacy skills, this book provides practical answers to key questions that are directly relevant to all primary teachers and to many parents. It presents new ways of linking learning in home and school through a range of activities that can be used to share knowledge between children, parents and teachers. Activities include: teachers and children making videos to show parents how children learn literacy in school parents and children taking photos of the 'everyday' literacy they use outside school parents and teachers exchanging information through Home-School folders and diaries. Particular attention is given to ways of working with parents from a diverse range of family backgrounds reflecting the multi-ethnic nature of many schools today. The practical activities can easily be fitted into the day-to-day activities of busy classrooms and can provide crucial new ways of improving children's learning of literacy skills.
Author: Peter Gray, Andy Miller, Jim Noakes
Difficult pupil behaviour can reflect and exacerbate stresses within a school, increasing the potential for conflicts among teachers, parents and support staff. The need to acknowledge and overcome this in practice is fully recognised and is a central challenge addressed by this book. Challenging Behaviour in Schools describes effective practical approaches that have been developed by schools and support services. It contains chapters on behaviour support in mainstream primary and secondary schools, the organisation of support services and also looks at the ways parents and schools can work together. Other chapters outline whole school approaches to building better behaviour, as well as specific techniques. Challenging Behaviour in Schools will be of direct, practical value to all teachers, senior staff, special needs coordinators and governors in schools, educational psychologists, support teachers and all those involved in policy and planning.
Author: Dick Bruna
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's
Kodansha International is thrilled to introduce an adorable Miffy plush toy in combination with her most popular storybook, Miffy.Miffy is a loveable bunny that has delighted children worldwide for forty-five years. Dick Bruna's books have enchanted millions of young readers of forty languages. Now for the first time in the United States, the introductory Miffy story is being paired with a plush toy that is sure to charm the scores of existing devotees and to win the hearts of new readers.
Author: John Timmins
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
John Timmins has led an extraordinary life, from being given up for adoption at just six months old at the end of World War II and orphaned at a young age, through time spent travelling and working abroad, several troubled marriages and many different careers. The one thing that has dominated his life above all else is his quest to find his true identity. In this poignant and honest account, John talks about his experiences in the Army Intelligence Corps, the countries he has lived in, his failed relationships and how a terrible accident spurred him on to find out the truth surrounding his birth. War Baby details the many highs and lows of one man’s determination to discover his roots. Written in John’s own words, the book records his methodical research, the closed doors and blocked paths as he tries to make sense of his life and reconcile the events of the past. A must-have book for anyone interested in genealogy, social history or real life stories and for all those who are still searching for their own truth.