All of the animals are afraid of the Selfish Crocodile - he never let's them into his river, and he's always so snappy! And so when the Selfish Crocodile finds himself in terrible pain, no-one wants to help him - after all, what if he gobbles them up? But, to everyone's surprise, there is one animal in the forest who is willing to help . . . A brilliant tale of friendship, The Selfish Crocodile has become a picture book classic.

Author ,
Isbn 1408839318
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2014-06-26
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

“An elegant, effective work. Download this now, read it immediately, share it with everyone you know.” —School Library Journal (starred review) This informative and accessible guide for young readers defines the coronavirus, explains why everyday routines have been disrupted, and lays out how everyone can do their part to help. With child-appropriate answers and explanations, the book addresses key questions, like: How do you catch coronavirus and what happens if you have it? Why are people so worried about it? Is there a cure? Why do we have to stay home? What can I do to help? And what happens next?

Author Elizabeth Jenner,Kate Wilson,Nia Roberts
Isbn 1536219215
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2020-04-15
Pages 28
Language English
File format PDF

From Julia Donaldson, the bestselling author of The Gruffalo, comes Princess Mirror-Belle, the exciting adventures of a mischievous princess. Full of black-and-white illustrations by Lydia Monks, Princess Mirror-Belle is perfect for fans of this bestselling picture-book team and who are beginning to read on their own. This bind-up of two fantastic books, Princess Mirror-Belle and Princess Mirror-Belle and the Party Hoppers, contains six delightful stories that children will come back to again and again. Ellen's life is turned upside down by the hilarious Mirror-Belle, a spirited princess who claims to be from somewhere mysterious and far away. She appears out of mirrors to tell Ellen magical stories and take her on exciting escapades. From battling with Dragon Pox to helping out with the local pantomime, celebrating birthdays, having fun at the fair and starting at a new school, there are always adventures to be had! This book contains the following stories: 1. Princess Mirror-Belle - The Dragon Pox - Ellen's Castle - Princess Mirror-Belle and Snow White 2. Princess Mirror-Belle and the Party Hoppers - The Party Hoppers - Wobblesday - The Love-Potion Crisps

Author Julia Donaldson
Isbn 1509838732
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2016-12-29
Pages N.A
Language English
File format PDF

What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? How is Meg and Mog related to Polish embroidery? And why does death in picture books involve being eaten? Fierce Bad Rabbits explores the stories behind our favourite picture books, weaving in tales of Clare Pollard's childhood reading and her re-discovery of the classic tales as a parent. Because the best picture books are far more complex than they seem - and darker too. Monsters can gobble up children and go unnoticed, power is not always used wisely, and the wild things are closer than you think. 'A gem . . . hard to put down. Thoroughly enjoyable' Spectator 'Essential reading for every thinking parent' Penelope Lively 'An enlightening, perceptive analysis of the books that build us' Sunday Telegraph, 5 star review 'A happy way to reconnect with old friends' Times

Author Clare Pollard
Isbn 0241354803
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2019-08-01
Pages 304
Language English
File format PDF

This is an exciting, hands-on resource comprising over 200 whole-class lesson plans. These can be used with a class in their very first week at school in Year 1 right through to their last week in Year 6. Each lesson plan focuses on a text, provides prompts for discussion and gives clearly explained, engaging activities to suit all learning styles. The lesson plans are based on 152 popular children's books. There are many cross-curricular opportunities, with specific links to literacy, particularly through the drama, speaking and listening plans of the Renewed Primary Strategy. The scheme also includes Circle Time games specially selected for their positive effect on the emotional well-being of the child. The author, who is an Advanced Skills Teacher, spent two years developing the scheme of work. Each lesson plan has been tried and tested in many schools and is steeped in excellent primary practice. The scheme is designed to support the aims of the Every Child Matters agenda. The plans are differentiated by year group and are set out in modules which each last for six weeks, making the resource a manageable format for class teachers to use and an ideal solution to the delivery of SEAL Primary.

Author Andrew Moffat
Isbn 1351698273
Genre Education
Year 2017-07-05
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF

It is often assumed that picturebooks are for very young readers because of their emphasis on the illustrations and their scarcity of text; however, there are increasing numbers of picturebooks where the age of the implied reader is questionable. These are picturebooks whose controversial subject matter and unconventional, often unsettling style of illustration challenge the reader, pushing them to question and probe deeper to understand what the book is about. In addition to the book challenging the reader, the reader often challenges the book in an attempt to understand what is being said. These increasingly popular picturebooks work on many different levels; they are truly polysemic and worthy of in-depth analysis. They push the reader to ask questions and in many instances are intrinsically philosophical, often dealing with fundamental life issues. Challenging and Controversial Picturebooks examines these unconventional, non-conformist picturebooks, considering what they are, their audience and their purpose. It also considers: Children’s and adults’ thoughts on these kinds of picturebooks. How challenging and unsettling wordless picturebooks can play with the mind and promote philosophical thought. What creates non-conformity and strangeness ... is it the illustrations and their style, the subject matter or a combination of both? Why certain countries create, promote and accept these picturebooks more than others. Why certain picturebooks are censored and what factors are in play when these decisions are made. The role of publishers in translating and publishing these picturebooks. Children’s creative and critical responses to strange, unsettling and often disturbing visual texts. This inspiring and thought-provoking volume explores the work of a number of highly respected, international picturebook experts and includes an exclusive interview with the legendary Klaus Flugge, Managing Director of Andersen Press, one of the few remaining independent children’s book publishers in England. It is an indispensable reference for all interested in or working with picturebooks, including researchers, students in higher and teacher education, English advisors/inspectors, literacy consultants and classroom teachers.

Author Janet Evans
Isbn 1317631609
Genre Education
Year 2015-06-05
Pages 294
Language English
File format PDF

Colin Salter is the co-author of Everything You Need to Know About Everything You Need to Know About Inventions. He is a history and science writer with a fascination for how things work, and how they used to work. He has written about everything, including

Author Colin Salter
Isbn 1911663313
Genre Social Science
Year 2020-04-03
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

Become an expert at managing enterprise identity infrastructure by leveraging Active Directory Key Features Explore the new features in Active Directory Domain Service Manage your Active Directory services for Windows Server 2016 effectively Automate administrative tasks in Active Directory using PowerShell Core 6.x Book Description Active Directory (AD) is a centralized and standardized system that automates networked management of user data, security, and distributed resources and enables inter-operation with other directories. This book will first help you brush up on the AD architecture and fundamentals, before guiding you through core components, such as sites, trust relationships, objects, and attributes. You will then explore AD schemas, LDAP, RMS, and security best practices to understand objects and components and how they can be used effectively. Next, the book will provide extensive coverage of AD Domain Services and Federation Services for Windows Server 2016, and help you explore their new features. Furthermore, you will learn to manage your identity infrastructure for a hybrid cloud setup. All this will help you design, plan, deploy, manage operations, and troubleshoot your enterprise identity infrastructure in a secure and effective manner. You’ll later discover Azure AD Module, and learn to automate administrative tasks using PowerShell cmdlets. All along, this updated second edition will cover content based on the latest version of Active Directory, PowerShell 5.1 and LDAP. By the end of this book, you’ll be well versed with best practices and troubleshooting techniques for improving security and performance in identity infrastructures. What you will learn Design your Hybrid AD environment by evaluating business and technology requirements Protect sensitive data in a hybrid environment using Azure Information Protection Explore advanced functionalities of the schema Learn about Flexible Single Master Operation (FSMO) roles and their placement Install and migrate Active Directory from older versions to Active Directory 2016 Control users, groups, and devices effectively Design your OU structure in the most effective way Integrate Azure AD with Active Directory Domain Services for a hybrid setup Who this book is for If you are an Active Directory administrator, system administrator, or network professional who has basic knowledge of Active Directory and is looking to become an expert in this topic, this book is for you.

Author Dishan Francis
Isbn 1789953014
Genre Computers
Year 2019-08-09
Pages 786
Language English
File format PDF

The Road to Writing takes early years practitioners on a journey; the journey young children make when they learn their first words and make their first marks. Sue Cowley offers activities and practical advice to inspire practitioners to try a wide range of creative approaches to improve mark making in the early years. There are ideas for building finger strength and eye-to-hand coordination, activities to help children to understand the concept of symbols and signs, and strategies for building confidence in writing and reading. You can find your way through the book by following the signposts and you'll find plenty of interesting diversions along the way to develop children's key skills and motivation. This accessible book includes bulleted lists, photographs of children writing and examples of early marks to illustrate how children's communication skills develop. Sue also gives tips on getting boys engaged in writing, and there is a companion website with downloadable resources and useful links. This book is an invaluable source of inspiration for all early years practitioners and parents of children aged 3-7.

Author Sue Cowley
Isbn 1441151648
Genre Education
Year 2012-11-02
Pages 192
Language English
File format PDF

Join Mother Goose and her three little goslings as they enjoy over fifty classic nursery rhymes, traditional lullabies and favourite action songs, beautifully illustrated in full colour by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. The rhymes are linked together by enchanting original stories about Mother Goose and her goslings as they learn to waddle, swim and more, giving a unique and fresh twist to these traditional favourites. From Humpty Dumpty to Jack and Jill, and from Baa Baa Black Sheep to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, there's something for everyone in this beautiful collection.

Author Axel Scheffler
Isbn 1529049407
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-08-06
Pages N.A
Language English
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“Had me emotionally involved right from the start ... Brilliantly written” – That Thing She Reads A memory: golden-tipped sand dunes, early June heat waves blurring the Northumberland coastline. Michael racing towards the shore, Emily on his shoulders, their laughter ringing out against the crash of the rolling waves. A family together.

Author Caroline Roberts
Isbn 0008125384
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-03-05
Pages 326
Language English
File format PDF

From Julia Donaldson, the bestselling author of The Gruffalo, comes Princess Mirror-Belle and The Flying Horse, the exciting adventures of a mischievous princess. Full of black-and-white illustrations by Lydia Monks, Princess Mirror-Belle is perfect for fans of this bestselling picture book team who are beginning to read on their own. This bind-up of two fantastic books, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse and Princess Mirror-Belle and the Sea Monster's Cave, contains four delightful stories that children will come back to again and again. Ellen's life is turned upside down by the hilarious Mirror-Belle, a spirited princess who claims to be from somewhere mysterious and far away. She appears out of mirrors to tell Ellen magical stories and take her on exciting escapades. From exploring a hospital after Ellen falls off her bike to chasing after Mirror-Belle's magic ball, going to the seaside and joining the unusual pets club, you can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow. This book contains the following stories: 1. Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse - The Flying Horse - The Magic Ball 2. Princess Mirror-Belle and the Sea Monster's Cave - The Sea Monster's Cave - The Unusual Pets Club

Author Julia Donaldson
Isbn 1509838910
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2017-08-10
Pages N.A
Language English
File format PDF

This well-established and respected directory supports actors in their training and search for work on stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies, photographers and much more, this essential reference book editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. With several new articles including The multi-hyphenate comedy actor-performer-writer; Ignition, inspiration and the imposter; Be prepared for publicity; and Equity pension scheme, Actors' and Performers' Yearbook 2020 features aspects of the profession not previously covered, as well as continuing to provide valuable insight into auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and financial issues. This is a valuable professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. All listings have been updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.

Author Lloyd Trott
Isbn 1350107581
Genre Drama
Year 2019-10-31
Pages 512
Language English
File format PDF

All fans of Julia Donaldson's should read the enchanting tale of The Dinosaur's Diary. Surviving and finding a safe place to lay her eggs is difficult for Hypsilophodon with dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus Rex around. When she falls into a mysterious pool and finds herself on a modern farm there are still problems. Finally she finds a safe place to hatch her babies, but how can she keep thirteen baby dinosaurs safe and secret? When the farmer catches one - Hector - and plans to take him to the vet, it's up to Hypsilophodon and her fiesty daughter, Henrietta, to get him back. After a daring rescue, Hypsilophodon takes all her youngsters back through the mysterious pool to her own world. ***A perfect read-aloud book for children age 7+*** ***Julia Donaldson is one of today's most loved children's book authors*** Julia Donaldson has a fast-growing reputation as a children's writer. She won the Smarties Prize and the Blue Peter Award for The Gruffalo, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Since then, Julie and Axel have collaborated on a number of highly successful and award-winning picture books, including The Gruffalo's Child and Room on the Broom. Julia lives in Glasgow. 'Donaldson's flair for a good story extends way up the age-scale' The Times 'canters along, full of fun and energy' The Scotsman Visit www.juliadonaldson.co.uk for

Author Julia Donaldson
Isbn 0141960639
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2007-06-28
Pages 112
Language English
File format PDF

Stephen Rice is a cereal superfan. So when his supply of Cracklewheat, Corncrunch, Toastyoats and Choc-o-not-hoops runs out, Stephen is devastated. But there's a competition to win a lifetime supply – if Stephen can build the perfect cereal... This hilarious story from one of the nation's most loved writers, Julia Donaldson (author of The Gruffalo), is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations by Garry Parsons and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book band: Lime Quizzed for Accelerated Reader Ideal for ages: 6+

Author Julia Donaldson
Isbn 147295646X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-10-04
Pages 48
Language English
File format PDF

Performance, Transport and Mobility is an investigation into how performance moves, how it engages with ideas about movement, and how it potentially shapes our experiences of movement. Using a critical framework drawn from the 'mobility turn' in the social sciences, it analyses a range of performances that explore what it means to be in transit.

Author F. Wilkie
Isbn 1137476893
Genre Performing Arts
Year 2014-11-13
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

Confusions, a series of plays for four-to-five actors, typifies Alan Ayckbourn's particular brand of black comedy on human behaviour. The plays are alternately naturalistic, stylised and farcical, but underlying each is the echoing problem of profound loneliness. From a devoted and isolated mother, to her unfaithful travelling salesman husband, through a solicitous waiter to well-heeled diners and an utterly shambolic garden fete, human frailty is laid bare as one hilarious situation after another unfolds. Each of the plays connects to the next through one of its characters until the final one is reached when four people sit alone on park benches. From high farce to poignant observation; the laughs, however dark, keep coming. This new edition was published to coincide with the first ever revival of the play, staged at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, on 9 July 2015.

Author Alan Ayckbourn
Isbn 1474270867
Genre Drama
Year 2015-08-07
Pages 120
Language English
File format PDF