In a Dark Dark Room and Other Scary Stories

In a Dark  Dark Room and Other Scary Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Alvin Schwartz
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780064440905
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 64

Book Description
Creak... Crash... BOO! Shivering skeletons, ghostly pirates, chattering corpses, and haunted graveyards...all to chill your bones! Share these seven spine-tingling stories in a dark, dark room.

In a Dark Dark Room and Other Scary Stories

In a Dark  Dark Room and Other Scary Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Alvin Schwartz
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062665820
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 64

Book Description
In a dark, dark room, in a soft, soft voice, tell a scary story! Newly reillustrated, this classic I Can Read full of spooky stories is perfect for beginning readers who love a bit of a scare. Victor Rivas’s silly and spooky art will introduce a new generation to stories inspired by traditional folktales like “The Teeth,” “In the Graveyard,” “The Green Ribbon,” “In A Dark, Dark Room,” “The Night It Rained,” “The Pirate,” and “The Ghost of John.” The original edition has won many state awards and is an ALA Notable Children’s Book. In a Dark, Dark Room is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

In a Dark Dark Room and Other Scary Stories

In a Dark  Dark Room and Other Scary Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Alvin Schwartz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780605023758
Category : Children's stories
Languages : en
Pages : 63

Book Description
Seven scary stories to tell at night in front of a fire or in the dark, based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries.

100 Facts about in a Dark Dark Room and Other Scary Stories That Even the Cia Doesn t Know

100 Facts about in a Dark  Dark Room and Other Scary Stories That Even the Cia Doesn t Know PDF Book Detail Author: James Orry
Publisher: Lennex
ISBN: 9785458843065
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 46

Book Description
In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

The Early Reader in Children s Literature and Culture

The Early Reader in Children   s Literature and Culture PDF Book Detail Author: Jennifer Miskec
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317394771
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 246

Book Description
This is the first volume to consider the popular literary category of Early Readers – books written and designed for children who are just beginning to read independently. It argues that Early Readers deserve more scholarly attention and careful thought because they are, for many younger readers, their first opportunity to engage with a work of literature on their own, to feel a sense of mastery over a text, and to experience pleasure from the act of reading independently. Using interdisciplinary approaches that draw upon and synthesize research being done in education, child psychology, sociology, cultural studies, and children’s literature, the volume visits Early Readers from a variety of angles: as teaching tools; as cultural artifacts that shape cultural and individual subjectivity; as mass produced products sold to a niche market of parents, educators, and young children; and as aesthetic objects, works of literature and art with specific conventions. Examining the reasons such books are so popular with young readers, as well as the reasons that some adults challenge and censor them, the volume considers the ways Early Readers contribute to the construction of younger children as readers, thinkers, consumers, and as gendered, raced, classed subjects. It also addresses children’s texts that have been translated and sold around the globe, examining them as part of an increasingly transnational children’s media culture that may add to or supplant regional, ethnic, and national children’s literatures and cultures. While this collection focuses mostly on books written in English and often aimed at children living in the US, it is important to acknowledge that these Early Readers are a major US cultural export, influencing the reading habits and development of children across the globe.

The Thing at the Foot of the Bed and Other Scary Tales

The Thing at the Foot of the Bed and Other Scary Tales PDF Book Detail Author: Maria Leach
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486812103
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 128

Book Description
A noted folklorist spins a tapestry of spooky yarns involving haunted houses, ghostly visitations, and other chilling vignettes. Moody black-and-white drawings complement the stories, which range from humorous to eerie.

Scary Stories 3

Scary Stories 3 PDF Book Detail Author: Alvin Schwartz
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062682881
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 128

Book Description
The iconic anthology series of horror tales that's now a feature film! Scary Stories 3 is a timeless collection of chillingly scary tales and legends, in which folklorist Alvin Schwartz offers up some of the most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time. Available for the first time as an ebook, Stephen Gammell’s artwork from the original Scary Stories 3 appears in all its spooky glory. Read if you dare! And don't miss Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark!

More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Movie Tie In Edition

More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Movie Tie In Edition PDF Book Detail Author: Alvin Schwartz
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062961303
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 112

Book Description
The iconic anthology series of horror tales that's soon to be a highly anticipated feature film! This paperback edition features cover artwork from the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark motion picture. Stephen Gammell's artwork from the original More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark appears in all its spooky glory in the book's interior. Read if you dare! More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a timeless collection of chillingly scary tales and legends, in which folklorist Alvin Schwartz offers up some of the most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time. And don't miss Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3!

Something Funny Happened at the Library

Something Funny Happened at the Library PDF Book Detail Author: Rob Reid
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838908365
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 180

Book Description
This is how storyteller, librarian, and all-around jokester Rob Reid opens his delightful new book, Something Funny Happened at the Library. Wouldn't it be great if kids came home from the library holding their sides, eager to pass on the funny things they heard in the library that day? According to Reid, the best way to get the attention of young people is to make them laugh. From easy-to-win-over preschoolers to unimpressed teens, this book will serve as your personal humor coach for even the toughest audiences out there. With tricks of the trade on how to warm up an audience, choose age-appropriate material, use facial and vocal expressions to lure them in, and select props, you're on your way to something very funny! Young children won't be able to hold in their giggles after such programs as "The World's Worst Ice-Cream Story," and intermediate school-age kids will love to take part in book theme parties in honor of Captain Underpants or such special celebrations as "Boo Ha-Ha!" Even those middle- and high-school students, once convinced to participate in "Comedy Club" (a program that combines reading and stand-up) or spoonerisms (a wordplay game), will be rolling in the aisles. To enrich all of these programs, Reid also includes a funny reader's theater script, tips on how to host lively library tours and school visits, and even rap songs that extol the virtues of reading and the library! A complete resource for getting children and young adults snickering and having fun in the stacks with innovative programming that uses humor, Something Funny helps you to connect with children and young adults and, along the way, make the library the hippest place in town!

Rhyme over Reason

Rhyme over Reason PDF Book Detail Author: Réka Benczes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108491871
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 280

Book Description
Ideal for scholars and students of linguistics, discourse, stylistics and language play, this book explores the role of phonological motivation - sound symbolism and rhyme/alliteration - in English word-formation. It argues that the sound shape of words carries meaning for its users and also has a range of social and interactional functions.

Children Beware

Children Beware  PDF Book Detail Author: Filipa Antunes
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476671338
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 214

Book Description
How does a culture respond when the limits of childhood become uncertain? The emergence of pre-adolescence in the 1980s, which is signified by the new PG-13 rating for film, disrupted the established boundaries between childhood and adulthood. The concept of pre-adolescence affected not only America's pillar ideals of family and childhood innocence but also the very foundation of the horror genre's identity, its association with maturity and exclusivity. Cultural disputes over the limits of childhood and horror were explicitly articulated in the children's horror trend (1980-1997), a cluster of child-oriented horror titles in film and other media, which included Gremlins, The Gate, the Goosebumps series, and others. As the first serious analysis of the children's horror trend, with a focus on the significance of ratings, this book provides a complete chart of its development while presenting it as a document of American culture's adaptation to pre-adolescence. Each important children's horror title corresponds to a key moment of ideological negotiation, cultural power struggles, and industrial compromise.

Children s Books and Their Creators

Children s Books and Their Creators PDF Book Detail Author: Anita Silvey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395653807
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 800

Book Description
Features autobiographical vignettes by popular children's authors and offers more than eight hundred short articles covering every aspect of children's books, their themes, and their creators

Through the Grapevine

Through the Grapevine PDF Book Detail Author:
Publisher: august house
ISBN: 9780874836257
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 128

Book Description
A collection of stories from around the world, with background information and tips on how to tell each tale.

Alvin Schwartz

Alvin Schwartz PDF Book Detail Author: Jill C. Wheeler
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1629693693
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 24

Book Description
This biography introduces readers to Alvin Schwartz, the successful author of three volumes of Scary Stories books, I Can Read series, and Witcracks. Readers will learn about Schwartz's childhood in New York, his love of folklore, his switch to young adult fiction, and the success and controversy that have accompanied the publication of his books. Easy-to-read text and full-color photos highlight Schwartz's childhood, education, and life as an author. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Beyond Picture Books

Beyond Picture Books PDF Book Detail Author: Barbara Barstow
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 083523519X
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 501

Book Description
A bibliography that suggests books for beginner readers is accompanied by subject, title, illustrator, readability level, and series indexes

A Companion to Children s Literature

A Companion to Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Karen Coats
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119038251
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 496

Book Description
A COMPANION TO CHILDREN’S LITERATURE A collection of international, up-to-date, and diverse perspectives on children’s literary criticism A Companion to Children’s Literature offers students and scholars studying children’s literature, education, and youth librarianship an incisive and expansive collection of essays that discuss key debates within children’s literature criticism. The thirty-four works included demonstrate a diverse array of perspectives from around the world, introduce emerging scholars to the field of children’s literature criticism, and meaningfully contribute to the scholarly conversation. The essays selected by the editors present a view of children’s literature that encompasses poetry, fiction, folklore, nonfiction, dramatic stage and screen performances, picturebooks, and interactive and digital media. They range from historical overviews to of-the-moment critical theory about children’s books from across the globe. A Companion to Children’s Literature explores some of the earliest works in children’s literature, key developments in the genre from the 20th century, and the latest trends and texts in children’s information books, postmodern fairytales, theatre, plays, and more. This collection also discusses methods for reading children’s literature, from social justice critiques of popular stories to Black critical theory in the context of children’s literary analysis.

Wow Words

Wow  Words PDF Book Detail Author: Babs Bell Hajdusiewicz
Publisher: Good Year Books
ISBN: 1596470704
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 198

Book Description
Enthusiastic, valuable, remarkable, and perceive are examples of WOW! Words - sophisticated words that enrich children's listening and speaking vocabularies regardless of writing and reading proficiency. Sorted into age-specific groups, four sets of 36 lessons teach one new word for each age group for each week of the school year. Parents and teachers can engage their confident conversationalists with the book's rich, age-appropriate tools and resources: definitions, synonyms, pronunciation guidelines, figurative language, additional forms, sentences, short rhymes, poems, songs, discussion questions, illustrations, and hands-on activities, in addition to visual aids that organize and display word-acquisition progress. Grades PreK-2. Index. Illustrated.