Early Scope

Books

BOOKTITLEAUTHORGENREPUBLISHERISBN
Child Rights in India: Challenges and Social Action Chopra, Geeta N/A Springer 978-81-322-2446-4
 
Le Petit Prince Joann Sfar Story telling Gallimard 2070603393
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Where the wild things Are Maurice Sendak Story telling Red Fox 99408392
DESCRIPTION: One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are. Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins. But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all.
Diary of a Wimpy kid Jeff Kinney Story telling Harry N. Abrams 810993139
DESCRIPTION: "It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary. In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion."
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd Story telling HarperCollins 60775858
DESCRIPTION: "In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. ""Goodnight room, goodnight moon."" And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room -- to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to themittens and the kittens, toeverything one by one -- the little bunny says goodnight."
Three Beloved Classics by E. B. White: Charlotte's Web/the Trumpet of the Swan/Stuart Little E.B. White, Garth Williams Story telling HarperCollins 64400611
DESCRIPTION: Includes three of the best loved classics in children's literature. Charlotte's Web is a Newberry Award-winning story of one fine swine and a spider named Charlotte who changed his life forever. The Trumpet of the Swan is the joyous tale of Louis, a trumpeter swan in search of his voice. Stuart Little is the story of a most unusual mouse that sets out on the adventure of a lifetime
Clifford Keeps Cool Norman Bridwell Story telling Cartwheel 439043948
DESCRIPTION: Children adore Clifford, the red dog, whether he's portrayed as a puppy or as the lovable giant dog that's constantly getting into trouble. These stories highlight his adventurous, cheerful, giving, and tender ways.
Clifford the Big Red Dog: The Big White Ghost Gail Herman, Ken Edwards Story telling Scholastic 439416825
DESCRIPTION: "This funny Halloween story about Clifford the Big Red Dog, based on an episode from the award-winning TV show, is just right for beginning readers. It's Halloween, and the whole town dresses up in funny or spooky costumes and gathers at the beach to watch a scary ghost movie together. When Clifford investigates the big white movie screen afterwards, it falls on him, covering him like a ghost! He runs through town, unintentionally scaring everybody. Emily Elizabeth's friend Jetta learns that it's okay to admit to being afraid."
Dragon's Merry Christmas Dav Pilkey Story telling Orchard Books 439548489
DESCRIPTION: "Award-winning author/illustrator of the Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey's gentle blue Dragon (from the hit TV series) will charm beginning readers with his delightful Christmas adventures! Dragon tries to make Christmas special each year. He picks the perfect tree and buys the perfect presents. But Dragon just can't bring himself to cut down a tree, and as he walks home from his shopping trip, he gives away his gifts to needier creatures. Dragon's sweet antics paired with Dav Pilkey's bright illustrations will warm readers' hearts as they laugh out loud. Dragon's Merry Christmas is truly a Christmas story to be read each year."
Hiss, Don't Bite!: A Folktale From Bengal Vayu Naidu Story telling Tulika Publishers 8186895078
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My Mother's Sari Sandhya Rao, Nina Sabnani Story telling NorthSouth 735821011
DESCRIPTION: One long stretch of cloth is what Mother always wears--"elegant yet so graceful. The mystery of the sari can be magic for a child, winding and weaving, just like the connection between a child and its mother. The style, the motifs, the interplay of children, colors, and textures, create the rich, mood-filled, and dreamy world of
Where's That Cat?: You Won't Believe Your Eyes! Dan Crisp Story telling Campbell 1405046953
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Raising our children, Raising Ourselves Naomi Aldort Parenting Book Publishers Network 1887542329
DESCRIPTION: An insightful and eloquent guide for parents who wish to raise their children with unconditional love, and empower them to be self-reliant, expressive, caring and able to form close human connections.
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish Parenting Harper Perennial 380811960
DESCRIPTION: Here is the bestselling book that will give you the know-how you need to be more effective with your children and more supportive of yourself
What's language got to do with it? Keith Walters, Michal Brody, Shirley Brice Heath Education W. W. Norton & Company 97 80393978841
DESCRIPTION: This is just some of what you ll find in What s Language Got to Do with It?, a thought-provoking new reader that introduces some of the most important language issues facing us today and prompts students to think hard about their own use of language
The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Experience in Transformation(Third Edition) George Forman, Carolyn Edwards, Lella Gandini Literacy /understanding children/ education of young children Praeger 9780313359811, 9780313359811
DESCRIPTION: This book describes how the world-renowned preschool services and accompanying practical strategies for children under six in Reggio Emilia have evolved in response to the community's demographic and political transformations, and to generational changes in both the educators and the parents of the children. The authors provide the reader with a comprehensive introduction to the Reggio Emilia experience, and address three of the most important central themes of the work in Reggio in detail: teaching and learning through relationships; the hundred languages of children, and how this concept has evolved; and integrating documentation into the process of observing, reflecting, and communicating.
Black Ants and Buddhists Sonia Nieto, Mary Cowhey Education Stenhouse Publishers 978-157110-418-2
DESCRIPTION: "What would a classroom look like if understanding and respecting differences in race, culture, beliefs, and opinions were at its heart? Welcome to Mary Cowhey's Peace Class in Northampton, MA, where first and second graders view the entire curriculum through the framework of understanding the world, and trying to do their part to make it a better place.

Woven through the book is Mary's unflinching and humorous account of her own roots in a struggling large Irish Catholic family and her early career as a community activist. Mary's teaching is infused with lessons of her heroes: Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King, and others. Her students learn to make connections between their lives, the books they read, the community leaders they meet, and the larger world."
Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? Beverly Daniel Tatum Education Basic Books 97 80465003969
DESCRIPTION: With a discussion guide and a new Epilogue by the author, this is the fifth anniversary edition of the bestselling work on the development of racial identity.
Concepts about print. Marie. M. Clay Education Heinemann Educational Books 97803 25002378
DESCRIPTION: This helpful guide provides information on administering Follow Me, Moon and No Shoes as well as Sand and Stones.
Language and Literacy in the Early Years 0-7(fourth edition) Marian Whitehead Education Sage publications 9781849200073, 9781849200080
DESCRIPTION: The book provides comprehensive coverage of issues in language, literacy and learning, focusing on the age range from birth to seven years. New material covers theory of mind, key persons, and social and emotional dimensions of learning. The author added material on difficulties with language development, phonics and new literacies.
Ways with Words Shirley Brice Heath Education Cambridge University press 978 0521273190
DESCRIPTION: Ways with Words is a classic study of children learning to use language at home and at school in two communities only a few miles apart in the south-eastern United States.
Dialogic Inquiry Gordon Wells Education Cambridge university press 978 0521637251
DESCRIPTION: For more than a quarter century, the polemics surrounding educational reform have centered on two points of view: those that favor a "progressive" child-centered form of education, and those that would prefer a return to a more structured, teacher-directed curriculum that emphasizes basic knowledge and skills. Vygotsky's social constructivist theory offers an alternative solution, placing stress on coconstruction of knowledge by more and less mature participants engaging in joint activity. This theory offers semiotic mediation as the primary means of obtaining knowledge, whereby the less mature participants can seek solutions to everyday problems by using resources existing in society. In addition to using illustrative examples from classroom studies, this book provides a comparative analysis of the theories and complementary developments in works by Vygotsky and the linguist M.A.K. Halliday. This unique volume will be of tremendous benefit to researchers in the fields of education, sociolinguistics, and psychology
Action, Talk, and Text: Learning and Teaching Through Inquiry Gordon Wells Education Teachers College Press 97 80807740149
DESCRIPTION: This book draws from six years’ work by the Developing Inquiring Communities in Education Project (DICEP) to provide a range of practical, replicable methods for building collaborative communities, in which democratic principles of education may be realized. Recognizing that each classroom is unique in its makeup, its context, and its history, these seasoned teacher-researchers rely heavily on discourse, both spoken and written, to engage students in the active learning process. Their findings are striking and clear, and testify to the exciting potential that dialogic interaction and collaborative knowledge building have for the field of education.
Other People's Words: The cycle of low literacy. Victoria purcell gates Education Harvard University Press 97 80674645110
DESCRIPTION: "If asked to identify which children rank lowest in relation to national educational norms, have higher school dropout and absence rates, and more commonly experience learning problems, few of us would know the answer: white, urban Appalachian children. These are the children and grandchildren of Appalachian families who migrated to northern cities in the 1950s to look for work. They make up this largely ""invisible"" urban group, a minority that represents a significant portion of the urban poor. Literacy researchers have rarely studied urban Appalachians, yet, as Victoria Purcell-Gates demonstrates in Other People's Words, their often severe literacy problems provide a unique perspective on literacy and the relationship between print and culture.

A compelling case study details the author's work with one such family. The parents, who attended school off and on through the seventh grade, are unable to use public transportation, shop easily, or understand the homework their elementary-school-age son brings home because neither of them can read. But the family is not so much illiterate as low literate--the world they inhabit is an oral one, their heritage one where print had no inherent use and no inherent meaning. They have as much to learn about the culture of literacy as about written language itself."
Early Childhood Development: A Multicultural Perspective Jeffrey Trawick-Smith Education/Parenting Prentice Hall 013119805X (ISBN13: 9780131198050)
DESCRIPTION: While arranged in the conventional ages-and-stages format, the 4th edition of "Early Childhood Development: A Multicultural Perspective" by Jeffrey Trawick-Smith diverges from convention to take a multicultural approach to all facets of development in children from birth to age 8. Every topic is examined through the lens of diversity-from intellectual development to attachment patterns, from peer relations to motor skills-which is essential for our increasingly diverse student population. Coverage of atypical development and the challenges of special education is woven seamlessly through each chapter. Case studies and examples provide future teachers with a hands-on guide to how children develop, how children's skills develop, and how that development should inform sensitive, successful teaching practice.
From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The science of early childhood development. Committee on Integrating the Science of, National Research Council Teaching National Academies Press  
DESCRIPTION: "How we raise young children is one of today's most highly personalized and sharply politicized issues, in part because each of us can claim some level of ""expertise."" The debate has intensified as discoveries about our development-in the womb and in the first months and years-have reached the popular media. Drawing from new findings, this book presents important conclusions about nature-versus-nurture, the impact of being born into a working family, the effect of politics on programs for children, the costs and benefits of intervention, and other issues.
The committee issues a series of challenges to decision makers regarding the quality of child care, issues of racial and ethnic diversity, the integration of children's cognitive and emotional development, and more. "
Einstein Never Used Flashcards:How Our Children Really Learn--and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Diane Eyer Parenting Rodale Books 1594860688
DESCRIPTION: "In this book two highly credentialed child psychologists offer a compelling indictment of the growing trend toward accelerated learning. It's a message that stressed-out parents are craving to hear: Letting tots learn through play is not only okay-it's better than drilling academics! "
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman Parenting Twelve 446504122
DESCRIPTION: " NurtureShock is a groundbreaking collaboration between award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. They argue that when it comes to children, we've mistaken good intentions for good ideas. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, they demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science have been overlooked.
Nothing like a parenting manual, the authors' work is an insightful exploration of themes and issues that transcend children's (and adults') lives"
What's Going on in There?: How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life Lise Eliot Parenting Bantam 553378252
DESCRIPTION: What's Going On in There? is a lively and thought-provoking book that charts the brain's development from conception through the critical first five years. In examining the many factors that play crucial roles in that process, What's Going On in There? explores the evolution of the senses, motor skills, social and emotional behaviors, and mental functions such as attention, language, memory, reasoning, and intelligence.
Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs Ellen Gallinsky   William Morrow Paperbacks 006173232X
DESCRIPTION: There are hundreds of books that give parents advice on everything from weaning to toilet training, from discipline to nutrition. But in spite of this overwhelming amount of information, there is very little research-based advice for parents on how to raise their children to be well rounded and achieve their full potential, helping them learn to take on life's challenges, communicate well with others, and remain committed to learning. These are the "essential life skills" that Ellen Galinsky has spent her career pursuing, through her own studies and through decades of talking with more than a hundred of the most outstanding researchers in child development and neuroscience. The good news is that there are simple everyday things that all parents can do to build these skills in their children for today and for the future. They don't cost money, and it's never too late to begin.
Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love Robert karen   Oxford university press, USA 195115015
DESCRIPTION: The struggle to understand the parent-child bond ranks as one of the great quests of modern psychology, one that touches us deeply because it holds so many clues to how we become who we are. How are our personalities formed? How do our early struggles with our parents reappear in the way we relate to others as adults?
Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child John Gottman, Joan DeClaire Play Simon & Schuster 684838656
DESCRIPTION: Every parent knows the importance of equipping children with the intellectual skills they need to succeed in school and life. But children also need to master their emotions. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child is a guide to teaching children to understand and regulate their emotional world. And as acclaimed psychologist and researcher John Gottman shows, once they master this important life skill, emotionally intelligent children will enjoy increased self-confidence, greater physical health, better performance in school, and healthier social relationships.
Play in early Childhood: from birth to six years. Mary Dorothy Sheridan   NFER publishing company 415186935
DESCRIPTION: Play and development are key topics for all who work with young children. Based on the pioneering work of Mary D. Sheridan, Play in Early Childhood is an introductory text which explains how children's play develops and how they develop as they play.
Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments Debbie Curtis, Margie Carter Play Redleaf Press 1929610297
DESCRIPTION: Give children wondrous places to learn and grow! Drawing inspiration from a variety of approaches—from Waldorf to Montessori to Reggio to Greenman, Prescott, and Olds—the authors outline hundreds of ways to create healthy and inviting physical, social, and emotional environments for children in child care. Full-color photographs of actual early childhood programs demonstrate that the spaces children learn and grow in can be comfortable for children, teachers, and parents alike.
A Child's Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play classrooms around the globe to explore the stunningly Vivian Gussin Paley Care and Education University Of Chicago Press 226644898
DESCRIPTION: A Child's Work goes inside classrooms around the globe to explore the stunningly original language of children in their role-playing and storytelling. Drawing from their own words, Paley examines how this natural mode of learning allows children to construct meaning in their worlds, meaning that carries through into their adult lives. Proof that play is the work of children, this compelling and enchanting book will inspire and instruct teachers and parents as well as point to a fundamental misdirection in today's educational programs and strategies.
  Play Activities for Child Development: A guide to Pre school teachers. Mina Swaminathan, Prema Daniel Play National Book trust 8123742207
Developmentally Appropriate Practice in early Childhood Programs ( Revised edition) Sue Breadekamp,Carol Copple Story-telling National Associatio 093598979X, 9780935989793
DESCRIPTION: A tool for early childhood professionals, this book describes developmentally appropriate practices for adults providing care and education services to young children. Part 1 of the guide presents the position statement of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) on developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood programs. Part 2 explores the early childhood teacher as decision maker. Discussions in this section include using knowledge of individual children and of social and cultural contexts to inform decision making, and resolving contradictions. Part 3 describes the vital development that takes place during the first 3 years of life and gives examples of appropriate and inappropriate practices for infants and toddlers. This part also includes a chart of developmental milestones of children from birth to age 3. Part 4 describes development and learning in children ages 3 through 5, and part 5 describes developmentally appropriate practice for 6- through 8-year-olds. These latter two sections also include examples of appropriate and inappropriate practices for their respective age groups.
Multiple Perspectives on Play in Early Childhood Education Olivia N. Saracho, Bernard Spodek   SUNY Press 143841868X, 9781438418681
DESCRIPTION: Play has been part of early childhood programs since the initial kindergarten developed by Friedreich Froebel more than one hundred and fifty years ago. While research shows that most teachers value children's play, they often do not know how to guide that play to make it more educational. Too often, in reflecting the value of child-initiated activities, teachers set the stage for children's play, observe it, but hesitate to intervene in that play. They may fear that to intervene is to create a developmentally inappropriate set of educational practices. However, the lack of intervention may limit the educational outcomes of play. Meanwhile, a large body of research exists on different forms of children's play in educational settings that could inform teachers of young children and help them to improve their practice and support more educational play. Saracho and Spodek bring together much of that research in an accessible volume for early childhood teachers and teacher educators.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle   Puffin books 241003008
DESCRIPTION: Eric Carles "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" is now available for the first time in a new, oversized board book format, perfect for storytime or for playtime.
Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss Story-telling Random House Books for young readers 394800168
DESCRIPTION: With his unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss's beloved Beginner Book has cemented it's place as a children's classic
The Absorbent Mind Maria Montessori   Holt Paperbacks 805041567
DESCRIPTION: In response to the crisis in American education, more than five thousand public and private schools across the nation have adopted the timeless Montessori Method of teaching, of which this book is the cornerstone. Written by the women whose name is synonymous worldwide with child development theory, The Absorbent Mind takes its title from the phrase that the inspired Italian doctor coined to characterize the child's most crucial developmental stage: the first six years.
Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever Mem Fox, Judy Horacek Story-telling Mariner Books 156010763
DESCRIPTION: Bestselling author and literacy expert Mem Fox reveals the incredible emotional and intellectual impact reading aloud to children has on their ability to learn to read.
Developmental Parenting: A Guide for Early Childhood Practitioners Lorry A Roggman Parenting Brookes Publishing company 1557669767
DESCRIPTION: The parenting-focused model in this book shows home visitors how to put parents and other caregivers confidently in charge of guiding and supporting their young children's development. When parents are warm, responsive, encouraging, and communicative - the key elements of developmental parenting - they lay the foundation for young children's school readiness, social competence, and mental health. Home visitors and other early childhood professionals will learn the ABCs of facilitating developmental parenting: Attitudes, Behaviors, and Content. This how-to guidebook includes all the support early childhood professionals need to facilitate developmental parenting effectively.
Positive Parenting in Action: how-to guide for putting positive parenting principles into practice in early childhood. Rebecca Eanes, Laura Ling Parenting( E-book)   B007KFGS86
DESCRIPTION: In this 69 page PDF eBook, they cover 15 behavior areas and walk you through 42 different scenarios! This book covers ages 0-6.
The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents: Guiding Your Children to Success and
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Deepak Chopra Parenting Three Rivers Pres 1400097851
DESCRIPTION: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success was a phenomenon that touched millions of lives. Its author, Deepak Chopra, received thousands of letters from parents who expressed the desire to convey the principles they had learned to their children, along with questions about how to do so.
The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block 2-Book Bundle Harvey Karp Parenting Bantam 345536940
DESCRIPTION: Attention parents and grandparents, nurses and nannies: If the child in your life is under five, this convenient eBook bundle is for you. From respected pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, national bestsellers The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block will help you calm a crying baby, survive the “Terrible Twos,” and much more, resulting in more loving time for you and your child.
The Parenting Breakthrough: Real- Life Plan to Teach Your Kids to Work, Save Money, and Be Truly Independent Merrilee Boyack Parenting Shadow Mountain 1590384415
DESCRIPTION: If more children were educated on savings, a host of ills from credit problems to bankruptcy to divorce would be avoided." -M. Boyack Fun and practical, author Merrilee Boycak will have readers laughing out loud as well as feeling grateful for her parenting advice. She s a mom who s spent the last 22 years in the real-life work of parenting. "I have four sons, 13, 15, 17, and 22. You know what that means," she writes. "I m an absolute expert in raising children 23 and older." Merrilee offers the "LDS parenting owner s manual they forgot to give you" for training kids - from toddlers to teens - to be independent. It includes ideas for how to teach kids about money, investing, debt, and the importance of earning their own money; how to teach children to serve; how to help children with emotional and spiritual development; and much more.
Excuses Excuses Anushka Ravishankar (Text), Gabrielle Manglou (Illustrations) Story-telling Tara Books 9380340125
DESCRIPTION: Who doesn’t know a child who is always ready with an implausible excuse when caught out by an indignant adult? Excuses Excuses builds on this universal experience using an Indian setting. Young Neel is the boy next door who can’t help getting into trouble, and yet he is endearing in his explanations. He has one for every day of the week and for every kind of adult — it seems that he may never run out of them! Wildly funny and imaginative, this narrative in nonsense verse is fast-paced and keeps young readers guessing. Unusual and dramatic art that captures the improbable colors of India adds zest to a story that all children would want to be a part of.
Vegetables of India Jill Hartley (Photographs)   Tara Books 8190754696
DESCRIPTION: A show-and-tell book to introduce children to the vegetables of India.
Fruits of India Jill Hartley (Photographs)   Tara Books 8190754696
DESCRIPTION: A show-and-tell book to introduce children to the fruits of India.