Excited about being "star of the week" at school, Stanley spends a lot of time choosing and preparing his favorite things to share, but becomes discouraged when his classmates make fun of what he likes. 20,000 first printing.
At last, it's Jasper John Dooley's turn to be Star of the Week at school. Unfortunately, nothing turns out as planned. His Show and Tell falls flat. A new baby at his friend Ori's house steals his spotlight. And worst of all, the new baby has only-child Jasper wondering if his own family is too small. When Jasper decides to build himself a brother (named Earl) out of wood, Earl's schoolyard shenanigans send Jasper to the principal's office! But with a little help from family and friends, things turn around for Jasper. And by the time Friday arrives, he is once again sure that he has what it takes to be a star. Jasper John Dooley: Star of the Week is the first in a series of chapter books featuring a charismatic and funny central character. An only child with active, loving parents (and a most impressive lint collection), Jasper John Dooley is a true original.
Star of the Week! Every bright star in Ms. Sun’s class could hardly wait to be a superstar. Twinkle knew what she would share when it was her turn—her very favorite song! But first, Blaze shared his asteroid cookies, Beamer brought his pet comet, and Shimmer led the class in Constellation Tag. Then Blink sang . . . Oh, no! The very song Twinkle thought only she knew! Can Twinkle find something else to share? Maybe if she wishes and wishes . . . Joan Holub’s starry story is perfectly matched with Paul Nicholls’s sparkling illustrations.
After 19 books and 500,000 copies sold, it's the very last Hey Jack! title! Jack is chosen to be the Star of the Week at school, but he wants to be a good friend too. Can he do both? All this leaves Del grappling with some seriously curly questions. Is it okay to break the law to help a friend? How can a girl tell another girl she likes her without it ending in humiliation and heartbreak? And – the big one – is it ever truly possible to dance in public without falling over?
It's Cassidy—Li's turn to be Star of the Week at school! So she's making brownies and collecting photos for her poster. She has pictures of all the important people in her life—with one big exception. Cassidy—Li, adopted from China when she was a baby, doesn't have a photo of her birthparents. But with a little help from her family, she comes up with the perfect way to include them! Using their own family's story as a model, Darlene Friedman and Roger Roth celebrate the love of families everywhere through this straightforward and insightful book.
Created by Shaquille O'Neal and illustrated in full color by Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent award winner Theodore Taylor III, the Little Shaq series celebrates family, friends, and community and will have kids cheering for reading! Little Shaq has always wanted his own kitten, but his parents aren't sure he's responsible enough. When Little Shaq is chosen as his class's Star of the Week, he knows that this is his moment to shine, to prove to his parents that they can count on him. Will Little Shaq be able to show he's ready for his very own pet?
Marjorie Sue as Star of the Week. Join Marjorie Sue as she shares her favorite things with her classmates at Young Elementary School as "star of the week". Meet her family, adorable pet, and race car in this weeklong spotlight filled with fun!www.marjoriesue.com
Motivates and encourages young readers to want to write on their own.
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." For those of us who aren't poets, it isn't always easy. To Grandmom, with Love gives everyone who has ever been at a loss for words the perfect expression of the love in their hearts and souls. This nostalgic gift book, with bright and cheerful interior designs combined with short stories, quotes, affirmations and tender thoughts beautifully express our appreciation and devotion for the myriad daily miracles grandmas bring to our lives. The charm of the perfect Mother's Day gift-card with the inspiration and warmth only Chicken Soup can provide.
This user-friendly guide will help students of the 'Star' to be able to discuss at a basic level what, at least conceptually, Rosenzweig intended to say and how all that he says is interrelated.
Franz Werfel was born in Prague in 1890 and died in Beverly Hills in 1945, a popular and artistic success in Europe and America. Despite his Jewish birth and upbringing, he was attracted to Christianity at any early age, and although he never formally converted, he celebrated his own vision of it in his entire life's work. The origina sof that peculiar faith and the response it engendered in Werfel's work as he lived thorough the horrific end of Jewish life in Europe are treated here. Werfel was not a systematic thinker, and, while his writing contains much that is philosophical and theological, his eclecticism and idiosyncracy render any attempt to trace the specific origins of his thought or its relation to the work of contemporary philosophers and theologians highly problematic. Thus, this work is neither biography nor intellectual history in the strict sense—it goes beyond, melding the concerns of both genres into a thoughtful, comprehensive portrait of faith at work. Of interest to historians of the twentieth century as well as to students of that intriguing zone that lies between faith and art but is neither—or both.
New teachers have a high attrition rate, often due to concerns about classroom discipline, interactions with parents, meeting the diverse needs of students, and pressures of high academic standards. Teaching Is a Privilege offers beginning teachers twelve essential understandings necessary to meet these challenges and thrive in the classroom. The understandings are based on a core belief that teaching is a privilege worthy of continuous, thoughtful self-reflection and compassionate treatment of children and their families. The result is higher teacher morale and higher-achieving students. The book focuses on development of the relationship side of teaching-attitudes, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors-which builds trust and translates into a positive classroom climate. The intention is to inspire new teachers to begin their professional lives with an informed, optimistic belief system that deepens their understanding of what is possible and then to provide them with ways to get there. The twelve essential understandings serve as the foundation of their teaching practices and ultimately lead to happy, high-achieving, respectful students, and an exemplary, personally satisfying teaching career.
Joyce and Morgan Ilgenfritz housed 375 people in 30 years while carrying on many other unique ministries. Bonnie Grau explains how the supernatural is natural for this amazing couple.
Things get a little (okay, a lot) Quirky as twins Molly and Penelope prepare to turn ten. It all starts with Grandpa Quill's annual birthday scavenger hunt, when Gramps hides mini-presents for the girls to find leading up to a SUPER-special big present. This year they're hoping for another family pet. But the girls can't agree on what kind of pet, and soon they're fighting non-stop. It's always been The Quirks vs. The World . . . but what happens when it's a Quirk vs. a Quirk? Will the girls learn how to get along in time for a truly magical birthday? With its quirky packaging, b&w illustrations throughout, and funny and heartfelt moments, this book is sure to satisfy The Quirks's growing fan base.
Originally published in 1926, this book contains a general history of the measurement of time now known as the week. Colson begins with the seven-day cycle devised by the Jews and examines how different theologies gave rise to different names and systems of measurement for each day of the week and how the week eventually became standardised. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in ancient astronomy and the history of time keeping.
Du triffst sie. Du vertraust ihr. Du gehst ihr in die Falle. Claire finanziert ihr Schauspielstudium mit einem lukrativen Nebenjob: Für Geld flirtet sie mit verheirateten Männern, deren Ehefrauen wissen wollen, ob sie ihnen wirklich treu sind. Doch die Frau von Patrick Fogler ist nicht nur misstrauisch – in ihren Augen liest Claire Angst. Und am Morgen nach Patricks und Claires Begegnung ist sie tot. Die Polizei verdächtigt den Witwer, und Claire soll helfen ihn zu überführen – wenn sie nicht will, dass die Polizei herausfindet, was sie selbst in der Mordnacht getan hat. Doch Patrick wirkt nicht nur beängstigend und undurchschaubar, er fasziniert Claire. Und sie ahnt: Sie muss die Rolle ihres Lebens spielen ...
In 1896, in a pilgrim church in the Alps, an abandoned baby girl is found by a cook and a housemaid. They take her home, and Annika grows up in the servants' quarters of a house belonging to three eccentric Viennese professors. She is happy there, but dreams of the day when her real mother will come to find her. And sure enough, one day a glamorous stranger arrives at the door. After years of guilt and searching, Annika's mother has come to claim her daughter, who is in fact a Prussian aristocrat whose true home is a great castle. But at crumbling, spooky Spittal Annika discovers that all is not as it seems in the lives of her new-found family . . . Eva Ibbotson's hugely entertaining The Star of Kazan is a timeless classic for readers young and old.

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