How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

By Paul Tough Why do some children excel while others fall behind? Is it really all about graded intelligence? Following conventional wisdom, too often we predict success for those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs, and discount those who are not deemed to be in the highest percentile based on how we measure intelligence. In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues for a very different understanding of what Read more »
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May 05, 2018
Life Doesn’t Frighten Me (25th Anniversary  Edition)

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me (25th Anniversary Edition)

By Maya Angelou, Illustrated by Jean-Michael Basquiat Maya Angelou's brave, defiant poem, first published twenty-five years ago, celebrates the courage within each of us, with a childlike simplicity and intensity that rings true for young and old. She skillfully summons images of frightening characters, with the assistance of the artful Jean-Michel Basquiat, only to send them scattering with her confident words and defiant assertion…”Life doesn’t frighten me at all.” Angelou demonstrates Read more »
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May 05, 2018
Mousy Cats and Sheepish Cayotes: The Science of Animal Personalities

Mousy Cats and Sheepish Cayotes: The Science of Animal Personalities

By John A. Shivik Any pet lover can tell you that the relationship between humans and their four-footed friends is more akin to family tie than to animal and caretaker. Most of us would vow that our pets’ reactions and behaviors are intuitive and emotional not just instinctual and transactional, although heretofore there was little support for that opinion from the scientific community. However, recent years have brought an increased understanding of Read more »
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May 05, 2018
kid’s corner: Wordy Birdy

kid’s corner: Wordy Birdy

By Tammi Sauer, Illustrated by Dave Mottram Wordy Birdy, is a very chatty bird who talks WAY more than she listens! She has lots to say and sometimes that can get her into trouble. Know anybody like that? One day, while she’s walking through the forest, Wordy Birdy’s gift of gab and lack of listening threatens to put her in real danger. “That’s a pretty tree and that’s a pretty tree Read more »
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May 05, 2018
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