Happy New Year!
While many of you are suffering through the year's end with more stormy winter weather, we can all look forward to sunnier days ahead in the coming year. And here's a brand-new counting book for 2013 to help you anticipate those warm and fun-filled days at the beach! Bliss!
Happy New Year!
Whether the New Year is marked on January 1 or by the lunar calendar, we all celebrate our New Year holiday with our own special traditions, sharing them with friends and family.
Learn about South Korean traditions in
New Clothes for New Year's Day.
It's a new year,
it's a new day, and
it's a new morning.
It's the first day for the beginning of everything.
We at Kane Miller thank our talented authors and illustrators, our busy home office, the enthusiastic and hard-working UBAM consultants, and all our librarian, teacher, parent, grandparent, child and other friends who have loved and supported our books over the years.
We wish each of you a joyous Christmas and may the new year bring you peace and prosperity.
We look forward to spending the next few days enjoying this special time with our families. Check back with us on December 27th!
The best gift?
Opening up a child’s eyes to the world, nurturing empathy, embracing commonalities and celebrating differences … this is a valuable gift indeed.
And how do we do this? Share stories.
Stories about children who, though they may look or dress in a different way, live in another part of the world or speak another language, are also children who love their families, delight in play and experience the joys and disappointments of growing up just like they do. Universal stories, beautifully written stories, with rich characters who will become your child’s friends.
These books are not just for the classroom or library shelf. These books belong on the bedside table, in the treehouse, in the easy chair and in your hands as you introduce your child to the world.
The Tooth is reviewed in the 2012 Oneota Reading Journal. "The story is provocative and heart wrenching and an excellent vehicle for conversations about innocence and humanity."
Perhaps this holiday season is a good time for us to share this discussion starter with our families.
It's raining again here in San Diego. The first day of winter may not be until December 21st, but it's already arrived!
Children may be frightened and confused by the recent tragic events. Remember that a book is like an old friend, always there when you need them. Here are some suggestions for lighter yet somewhat reassuring stories.
Is there an elementary-school-age student on your list who got caught up in the recent presidential election or is keen on either history or technology? A gift of
What Does the President Look Like? both entertains and educates!
And don’t forget the e-book version available on the Storytime App for lots more fun and facts.
Smartappsforkids.com rated the app version one of the top ten U.S. Presidents apps!
Is it cold and rainy today where you are?
Well, since it's National Cocoa Day, why not take a break and curl up with a cup of cocoa and a favorite KM book.
Like Hannah's Winter.
The critics loved this book (lots of praise including two STARRED reviews) and so do we. The gate on the elegant cover is an invitation to enter a world of mystery, magic and fantasy with yes, a bit of humor, in a beautifully written tale.
Tween readers will love meeting Molly, the 13-year-old whose older sister passes her off for 18 so they can get jobs as Harvey Girls, the young women of "exemplary character" who staffed the Harvey House restaurants along the new Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. Much to Molly's chagrin, they're sent to work in the wilds of New Mexico. Molly is fun, her adventures are humorous and exciting and the book is, as the Booklist reviewer described, a "delightful tale."
Pair When Molly Was a Harvey Girl with yesterday's suggestion of A Voice for Kanzas along with a journal or writing paper and pen for a special gift package!
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