Miss Rumphius

Author: Barbara Cooney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140505393

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Seeking adventure in faraway places, Miss Rumphius fulfills her dream and then sets out to make the world more beautiful.

Miss Rumphius

Author: Barbara Cooney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101654929

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A beloved classic—written by a beloved Caldecott winner—is lovelier than ever! Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. The countless lupines that bloom along the coast of Maine are the legacy of the real Miss Rumphius, the Lupine Lady, who scattered lupine seeds everywhere she went. Miss Rumphius received the American Book Award in the year of publication. To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of two-time Caldecott winner Barbara Cooney's best-loved book, the illustrations have been reoriginated, going back to the original art to ensure state-of-the-art reproduction of Cooney's exquisite artwork. The art for Miss Rumphius has a permanent home in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Miss Rumphius

Author: Barbara Cooney

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780808566557

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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As a child Great-aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew up she would go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and do something to make the world more beautiful--and she does all those things, the last being the most difficult of all.

Island Boy

Story and Pictures

Author: Barbara Cooney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140507566

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Matthais grows from a little boy to a grandfather on a small island off the coast of New England.

Miss Maple's Seeds

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425288897

Category: Seeds

Page: 40

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After gathering lost seeds during the summer, a kind woman tends and instructs them throughout the fall and winter before sending them out in the spring to find roots of their own.

Ox-cart Man

Author: Donald Hall

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140504419

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Describes the day-to-day life of an early nineteenth-century New England family throughout the changing seasons.

Chanticleer and the Fox

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064430871

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 44

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King of the barnyard, Chanticleer struts about all day. When a fox bursts into his domain, dupes him into crowing, and then grabs him in a viselike grip, Chanticleer must do some quick thinking to save himself and his barnyard kingdom. Winner, 1959 Caldecott Medal Notable Children's Books of 1940–1970 (ALA) Winner, 1992 Kerlan Award

Song and Dance Man

Author: Karen Ackerman

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 030779279X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Illus. in full color. "In this affectionate story, three children follow their grandfather up to the attic, where he pulls out his old bowler hat, gold-tipped cane, and his tap shoes. Grandpa once danced on the vaudeville stage, and as he glides across the floor, the children can see what it was like to be a song and dance man. Gammell captures all the story's inherent joie de vivre with color pencil renderings that leap off the pages. Bespectacled, enthusiastic Grandpa clearly exudes the message that you're only as old as you feel, but the children respond--as will readers--to the nostalgia of the moment. Utterly original."--(starred) Booklist.

The Scientist's Guide to Writing

How to Write More Easily and Effectively throughout Your Scientific Career

Author: Stephen B. Heard

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400881145

Category: Science

Page: 320

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The ability to write clearly is critical to any scientific career. The Scientist's Guide to Writing provides practical advice to help scientists become more effective writers so that their ideas have the greatest possible impact. Drawing on his own experience as a scientist, graduate adviser, and editor, Stephen Heard emphasizes that the goal of all scientific writing should be absolute clarity; that good writing takes deliberate practice; and that what many scientists need are not long lists of prescriptive rules but rather direct engagement with their behaviors and attitudes when they write. He combines advice on such topics as how to generate and maintain writing momentum with practical tips on structuring a scientific paper, revising a first draft, handling citations, responding to peer reviews, managing coauthorships, and more. In an accessible, informal tone, The Scientist's Guide to Writing explains essential techniques that students, postdoctoral researchers, and early-career scientists need to write more clearly, efficiently, and easily. Emphasizes writing as a process, not just a product Encourages habits that improve motivation and productivity Explains the structure of the scientific paper and the function of each part Provides detailed guidance on submission, review, revision, and publication Addresses issues related to coauthorship, English as a second language, and more

When the Sky Is Like Lace

Author: Elinor Lander Horwitz,Barbara Cooney

Publisher: Islandport PressInc

ISBN: 9781939017475

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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Describes the strange and splendid things that can happen on a bimulous night when the sky is like lace.

That Book Woman

Author: Heather Henson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442439599

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Cal is not the readin' type. Living way high up in the Appalachian Mountains, he'd rather help Pap plow or go out after wandering sheep than try some book learning. Nope. Cal does not want to sit stoney-still reading some chicken scratch. But that Book Woman keeps coming just the same. She comes in the rain. She comes in the snow. She comes right up the side of the mountain, and Cal knows that's not easy riding. And all just to lend his sister some books. Why, that woman must be plain foolish -- or is she braver than he ever thought? That Book Woman is a rare and moving tale that honors a special part of American history -- the Pack Horse Librarians, who helped untold numbers of children see the stories amid the chicken scratch, and thus made them into lifetime readers.

Raindrops Roll

With Audio Recording

Author: April Pulley Sayre

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481420658

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Discover the wonder of water in this refreshingly fun and fascinating exploration of rain, raindrops, and the water cycle from the creator of Rah, Rah, Radishes! and Go, Go Grapes! Raindrops drop. They plop. They patter. They spatter. And in the process, they make the whole world feel fresh and new and clean. In this gorgeously photo-illustrated nonfiction picture book, celebrated author April Pulley Sayre sheds new light on the wonders of rain, from the beauty of a raindrop balanced on a leaf to the amazing, never-ending water cycle that keeps our planet in perfect ecological balance.

Mirette on the High Wire

Author: Emily Arnold McCully

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399221301

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Mirette learns tightrope walking from Monsieur Bellini, a guest in her mother's boarding house, not knowing that he is a celebrated tightrope artist who has withdrawn from performing because of fear.

Roxaboxen

Author: Alice McLerran

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060526335

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Marian called it Roxaboxen. (She always knew the name of everything.) There across the road, it looked like any rocky hill -- nothing but sand and rocks, some old wooden boxes, cactus and greasewood and thorny ocotillo -- but it was a special place: a sparkling world of jeweled homes, streets edged with the whitest stones, and two ice cream shops. Come with us there, where all you need to gallop fast and free is a long stick and a soaring imagination. In glowing desert hues, artist Barbara Cooney has caught the magic of Alice McLerran's treasured land of Roxaboxen -- a place that really was, and, once you've been there, always is.

Eleanor

Author: Barbara Cooney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439137362

Category: Presidents' spouses

Page: N.A

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Presents the childhood of Eleanor Roosevelt, who married a president of the United States and became known as a great humanitarian.

My Great-Aunt Arizona

Author: Gloria Houston

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064433749

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Arizona was born in a log cabin her papa built. She grew into a tall girl who liked to sing, square-dance, and -- most of all -- read and dream of the faraway places she would visit one day. Arizona never did make it to those places. Instead she became a teacher, helping generations of children in the one-room schoolhouse which she herself had attended. Gloria Houston's Joyous recounting of her great-aunt Arizona's quiet yet meaningful life reminds us of the magical place a special teacher can hold in our hearts.

The Seven Silly Eaters

Author: Mary Ann Hoberman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152024406

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Seven fussy eaters find a way to surprise their mother.

Grandfather Twilight

Author: Barbara Berger

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

ISBN: 9780399234217

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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At the day's end, Grandfather Twilight walks in the forest to perform his evening task, bringing the miracle of night to the world. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.