Friday, May 13, 2016

Traits Alive! Famous Creature Similes Expanded by Ken Bolden

Traits Alive!

Traits Alive! is a non-fiction picture book with a beautiful illustration of each animal, fish, reptile, or bird featured in the simile. A brief description of the creature, and/or relevant information about the simile, accompanies each illustration. An enjoyable book for parents to read to small children, or for kids ascending out of beginner level to read on their own. Teachers will find Traits Alive! is a handy tool in the language arts classroom whenever figures of speech are the topic of instruction.

A brief excerpt:
Elephants remember friends and places they haven't seen for many years. To be a good speller, you need a memory like an elephant.

About Ken Bolden

Ken Bolden grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania and earned a BA in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his graduate studies at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, receiving an MA in Communications. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature in West Redding, CT. Following grad school, Ken worked in the field of communications for twenty-four years for media companies such as CBN, International Family Entertainment, Fox and Disney. He has published articles, poems and books. He lives in Virginia with his wife and son.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Thank You, Teacher! by Ziva and Zoe Salay

Thank You, Teacher!

Every Year in May we celebrate NATIONAL TEACHER DAY and TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK. It is also common to celebrate and Thank teachers during year-end holiday breaks (like Christmas, Hanukkah, etc.) and Summer break. But we believe that EVERYDAY is a good day to say THANK YOU to a Teacher!


Teachers have such a profound impact on our lives and our future. Teachers help us to recognize our potential, discover our passions and to follow our dreams. A compassionate and inspiring teacher is often the catalyst that propels a child to truly realize and explore his/her own personal talents, abilities, and greatness.

This book is designed to let a special teacher know that you recognize just how impactful his/her role is in student development. This is a perfect way for parents of students in Preschool and K-8 to thank a special teacher.

Monday, May 9, 2016

The DoodleLoops Series by Sandy Baker - Get Two for Free

Ignition for Cognition: DoodleLoops Unleashes a Child’s True Learning and Creative Potential

Now Parents, Teachers, & Homeschoolers Can Get Two Free DoodleLoops Books

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