This curriculum is a gentle and easy introduction to art appreciation for children, ages 4-12. Our goal is to introduce children to basic concepts in learning how to look at a piece of art and evaluate it. In addition, we want to spark in the child a love for the great works of art.
This first volume will introduce only one art principle — Center of Interest. A center of interest is the all-important part of a painting — that part of the picture where the artist wants you to look first and which attracts the mind. The center of interest often has the sharpest edges, the brightest colors, and the most detail. In addition, it often contains a color that doesn’t exist anywhere else on the painting.
Age Level: 6 - 12 | Grade Level: K - 6
"This is no ordinary pencil," says the cat sitting on the end of nine-year-old Daniel's bed. "It's magic." Everything Daniel draws with his pencil--flying dragons, Octobears, and pizza-loving aliens from the planet Beezo--comes to life. It's pretty awesome until the pencil draws a line between Daniel and his best (and only) friend Annie.
Come along with Daniel and his fantastic creatures on this fun-for-the-whole-family journey as he discovers that friendship is the greatest magic of all. Daniel's magic was intended for children ages 6 to 106. The book contains no pictures.
This book covers a range of exciting topics including:
- Introduction – Tell Me A Little Bit About Austria
- What Is The Austrian Landscape Like?
- Tell Me More About The Alps In Austria
- What Is The Austrian Climate Like?
- What Languages Are Spoken In Austria?
- What Is The Capital Of Austria?
- Tell Me A Little Bit About Austria’s Economy
- What Kinds Of Animals Live In Austria?
- What Is Edelweiss?
- Who Are Some Famous Austrians?
- What Famous Explorers Came From Austria?
- Tell Me A Little Bit About Austria’s History and MORE!
Age Level: 3 - 10 | Grade Level: P - 4
Eugene is a very lucky lizard. Everything always goes his way. Do you want to know his secret? This is an excellent read for beginning and early readers. Each story is easy to read and exciting. Cute and bright illustrations for younger readers and a free coloring book.
Bible For Kids shares the stories of Jesus’ birth, death and rebirth in language young children can understand. Also included are Biblical favorites like:
* Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors
* The Story of Ruth, Daniel in the Lion’s Den
* Noah Builds an Ark
* Jesus turns the water into wine
* Jesus’ walk on water
* Parable of The Prodigal Son
* The Seeds and
* The Lost Sheep
* Much More Inside
Discover a competition of epic proportions between the United States and the USSR during the Space Race. Find out who was the first to win, from reaching outer space to landing a man on the moon. History will come alive before your very eyes.
Illustrated in the popular minimalist style of today, young reader's imaginations will come to life. Simple history gives you the facts in a simple uncomplicated and eye catching way. Simple history is part of an ongoing series, what will be the next episode? Designed for children aged 9 -12
Nicholas knows that guarding the family’s sheep is important, but he also thinks it’s one of the most boring jobs in the world. He decides to make his day more exciting by shouting “Wolf!” so the townspeople will run to help. His practical joke is a huge success from his point of view, but the townspeople are furious.
Nicholas realizes his mistake when the wolf attacks and everyone refuses to respond to his cry for help. This retelling of Aesop’s classic fable carries the story beyond the wolf’s attack, and illustrates the power of honesty and forgiveness.
All profits are donated to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. This book is written by a Holocaust survivor and is based on her own harrowing experiences, as well as the diary of a young girl. The author interviewed hundreds of the residents of her town after the war and put together this powerful, historic vivid account of how the Nazis occupied her hometown in Poland and systematically tormented and killed so many Jews.
Starting with Hitler's orders and the Nazi Occupation, the author describes how day to day life changed for everyone around her. Simple routines and joys taken away day by day, but the struggle to survive was strong. From the overcrowding of the ghetto, to lack of food and water to the deportations to concentration camps, work camps and death camps of the Holocaust, the author details it all.
Young Mendel, from age four to fourteen, tells in vivid detail the wretched journey in cramped cattle cars through frigid Russia, the indignities of being forced labor, the shame of begging for bread just to survive, and death of those closest to him. The family s plight includes abandonment, hunger, and separation (and later remarkable twists of fate and reunion) quite unlike other Holocaust stories.
This coming-of-age, Holocaust memoir is the author's personal account of how through great sacrifices by his mother he managed to survive the worst atrocities in human history and his uncertain days in a Polish Children's Home, scrabbling for fallen fruit, and surviving kidnapping and murder on the Black Road, and return to German Displaced Persons camps at war's end. But to what fate?
Originally written as a memoir just for his grandchildren, Milton Kleinberg gives a moving account of his family s hardships and eventual immigration with a lump-in-the-throat passage to America past the Statue of Liberty and into a land of opportunity tinged with bigotry yet with a promise to future generations.
In the thick of the French Revolution, only one man stands as a savior to the artistocracy of Paris. The Scarlet Pimpernel is on a mission to whisk endangered nobels across the English channel while maintaining his alter-identity as a well-dressed English dandy. This fun tale of romance, adventure and intrigue was intially written by Baroness Orczy as a play and has been adapted for stage and screen.
The Time Traveller, a dreamer obsessed with traveling through time, builds himself a time machine and, much to his surprise, travels over 800,000 years into the future. He lands in the year 802701: the world has been transformed by a society living in apparent harmony and bliss, but as the Traveler stays in the future he discovers a hidden barbaric and depraved subterranean class. Wells's transparent commentary on the capitalist society was an instant bestseller and launched the time-travel genre.