In an exuberant display of color, Lucy Cousins invites little ones to imagine themselves as brilliant birds. Birds of all feathers flock together in a fun, rhyme-filled offering by the creator of Maisy. From the rooster's "cock-a-doodle-doo" at dawn to the owl's nighttime "tuwit, tuwoo," the cheeps and tweets of many bright and beautiful avian friends will have children eager to join in as honorary fledglings. This day in the life of birds will hold the attention of even the smallest bird-watchers, whether at storytime or just before settling into their cozy nests to sleep.
When Hoppy the rabbit wakes up on the first day of spring, he discovers a world full of wonderful things! But after he's sniffed the fresh air, listened to the singing birds and tasted the fresh green grass, he starts to feel a little lonely. And so he finds a way to wake up his friends so they can enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of spring all together. Hooray for Hoppy by Tim Hopgood is a bold and beautiful introduction to the senses and includes an activity spread to help children learn all about the way they can use their senses to interact with the world around them. The stunning artwork has a retro charm that will appeal to all ages. Discover more from Tim Hopgood, the Booktrust award-winning illustrator of WOW! Said The Owl, a first book of colours, and TIP TAP Went The Crab, a first book of counting.
Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail
Meet some brave, amazing animals and the caring people who come to their rescue. Filled with engaging photos, fast facts, and fascinating sidebars, readers won't want to put this book down. National Geographic Kids Chapter books pick up where the best-selling National Geographic Readers series leaves off, offering young animal lovers who are ready for short chapters lively, exciting, full-color true stories—just right to carry in backpacks, share with your friends, and read under the covers at night.
Welcoming birds to your yard isn’t about choosing the right feeders and bird food. If you want to attract the widest range of birds to your home, you need to plant a diversity of native plants. Why go green? Native plants live longer; they are drought resistant, take less water and fertilizer, they cost less, are less work and easier to maintain. And a big plus—they are good for the environment. In 2007, Douglas Tallamy published the groundbreaking book, Bringing Nature Home, on going native to protect wildlife. Since then Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, the National Wildlife Federation, and National Audubon have all endorsed and encouraged gardening with native plants. Planting Native to Attract Birds to Your Yard is the first book to cover planting native to specifically attract birds. The book recommends plants for all types of backyards, no matter how large or small—from large plots to container gardens. Sorenson gives state-specific recommendations for 31 Eastern U.S. states for native plants that support birds during the four seasons. The book covers the full gamut of native plants—76 species of trees, shrubs, bushes, vines, grasses, perennials, and annuals—and gives details on why specific plants are bird friendly and how to choose plants that work successfully in attractive home landscapes. Includes 66 bird species, all shown in dramatic color photos. Birders, gardeners, and landscapers—all who love birds and beautiful gardens—will find this book a must.
Read all five novels in the Saddle Creek Series! Stagestruck — Book 1 Abby is overjoyed when she is paired with champion showjumper Dancer. But strange events at an old converted barn start putting unexpected, and dangerous, obstacles in her path. With the help of a brave coyote named Cody and her extraordinary horse, Abby must find the truth: is someone is out to get her? Sundancer — Book 2 When Sundancer comes to Saddle Creek Farm, Bird’s aunt calls the horse “unrideable.” But he is a wounded horse with a story he’s not ready to share, and Bird feels like they have that much in common. Will she be able to reach him before it’s too late? Mystery at Saddle Creek — Book 3 During an extended stay with Bird’s Aunt Hannah at Saddle Creek, a local woman is attacked on a side road and left for dead. A vigilante group emerges and Bird finds herself caught up in the mystery. As Bird struggles to get to the bottom of everything, she learns more than she bargained for about her community, her past, and human nature. Dark Days at Saddle Creek — Book 4 The horse show world is thrown into panic by a spree of cruel acts, and horses are placed in peril. Bird?s unique abilities lead her to team up with an undercover officer to catch the perpetrators. But while she races to unravel the mystery, hints about her own past are surfacing, leaving Bird feeling more lost than ever. Christmas at Saddle Creek — Book 5 Bird once again travels to Saddle Creek, this time for the Christmas season. Bird, Cody, and Sunny help an eldery neighbour on Christmas Eve, and a long-held secret makes its way to light during Christmas dinner. It is not until after dinner, however, that a Christmas miracle happens, but with a price.
A troubled girl and a damaged horse find each other, and against all odds — mistaken identity, abandonment, corruption, and fraud — make an unbeatable team. His name is Sundancer, and from the moment he arrives at Saddle Creek Farm, Bird is fascinated by him. The horse is suspicious and guarded, touchy, and even cruel. Bird’s Aunt Hannah calls him “unrideable,” and Bird has to admit that Sundancer might be trouble. But Bird, whose mother left her to be raised by her aunt halfway across the country, is a bit of trouble herself. How else would you describe a girl who hasn’t spoken since she was six, and hears things no one else can hear — like the thoughts of the animals she befriends? Sundancer is a wounded horse with a story he’s not ready to share. Bird starts to feel like, maybe, they aren’t so different, and maybe she needs him as much as he needs her. Will she be able to reach him before it’s too late?
Presents a dancer's perspective as a member of the Graham Group in the 1930s and a Broadway dancer during and after the second World War, sharing insights into the prestigious teacher's educational methods while describing period dance, theater, and politics. Reprint. (Performing Arts)
Originally adapted for the stage, Peter Meineck's revised translations achieve a level of fidelity appropriate for classroom use while managing to preserve the wit and energy that led The New Yorker to judge his CloudsThe best Greek drama we've ever seen anywhere," and The Times Literary Supplement to describe his Wasps as "Hugely enjoyable and very, very funny. A general Introduction, introductions to the plays, and detailed notes on staging, history, religious practice and myth combine to make this a remarkably useful teaching text.
A well-documented, beautifully photographed, year-long daily account of what common backyard bird species do and how their behaviors change over the course of a year. Guided by an experienced birder, you’ll know what to look for and how to attract and observe birds in your own backyard and by watching and chronicling how they behave, you’ll begin to understand them better. You’ll see how their actions change season to season, month to month, sometimes day to day. By peeking into their secret lives and unraveling the mysteries of their daily behavior you’ll find your bird-viewing pleasure enriched.
Capturing the antic outrageousness and lyrical brilliance of antiquity’s greatest comedies, Aaron Poochigian’s Aristophanes: Four Plays brings these classic dramas to vivid life for a twenty-first century audience. The citizens of ancient Athens enjoyed a freedom of speech as broad as our own. This freedom, parrhesia, the right to say what one pleased, how and when one pleased, and to whom, had no more fervent champion than the brilliant fifth-century comic playwright Aristophanes. His plays, immensely popular with the Athenian public, were frequently crude, even obscene. He ridiculed the great and the good of the city, showing up their hypocrisy and arrogance in ways that went far beyond the standards of good taste, securing the ire (and sometimes the retaliation) of his powerful targets. He showed his contemporaries, and he teaches us now, that when those in power act obscenely, patriotic obscenity is a fitting response. Aristophanes’s satirical masterpieces were also surpassingly virtuosic works of poetry. The metrical variety of his plays has always thrilled readers who can access the original Greek, but until now, English translations have failed to capture their lyrical genius. Aaron Poochigian, the first poet-classicist to tackle these plays in a generation, brings back to life four of Aristophanes’s most entertaining, wickedly crude, and frequently beautiful lyric comedies—the pinnacle of his comic art: · Clouds, a play famous for its caricature of antiquity’s greatest philosopher, Socrates; · Lysistrata, in which a woman convinces her female compatriots to withhold sex from their warmongering lovers unless they negotiate peace; · Birds, in which feathered creatures build a great city and become like gods; · and Women of the Assembly, Aristophones’s most revolutionary play, which inverts the norms of gender and power. Poochigian’s new rendering of these comic masterpieces finally gives contemporary readers a sense of the subversive pleasure Aristophones’s original audiences felt when they were first performed on the Athenian stage.
Presents the songs and calls of more than seventy North American birds. Includes audio compact disc featuring songbird concerts and solos.
Provides ready-to-reproduce pages of lessons, worksheets, and exercises that help teach reading comprehension skills to children with autism spectrum disorders.