a silly name – a serious message

Some of Lisa’s favorite books for adults who live and work with children:

Links take you to Amazon so you can learn more about that book or author.

7 Kinds of Smart: Identifying and Developing Your Many Intelligences

  • by Thomas Armstrong
  • ISBN: 0452281377

50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do)

  • by Gever Tulley and Julie Spiegler
  • ISBN: 0451234197

100 Ideas to Market Your Childcare Business

  • by Taffy Gallagher
  • ISBN: 1440180067

730 Easy Science Experiments with Everyday Materials

  • by Richard E. Churchill, Louis V. Loeschnig and Muriel Mandell
  • ISBN: 1579126138

A is for Ox

  • by Barry Sanders
  • ISBN: 0679742859

The A to Z Of What Works For Me!

  • by Kathy Chase Young
  • ISBN: 0976886138

The Absorbent Mind

  • by Maria Montessori
  • ISBN: 055736874X

Active Play! Fun Physical Activities for Young Children

  • by Diane H. Craft and Craig L. Smith
  • ISBN:
  • To order: Send inquiries to diane.craft@cortland.edu

Activities for School-Age Child Care

  • by Barbara Blakley, Rosalie Blau, Elizabeth H. Brady, Catherine Streibert, Ann Zavitkovsky and Docia Zavitkovsky
  • ISBN: 0935989269

All Work and No Play…

  • by Sharna Olfman, Ed.
  • ISBN: 1449974333

(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Early Childhood Education

  • by Judy Fujawa
  • ISBN: 0876591926

Animals in Translation

  • by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson
  • ISBN: B002V1GZCS

Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders

  • by Mary Pipher
  • ISBN: 1573227846

Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children

  • by Louise Dermon-Sparks and the A.B.C. Task Force
  • ISBN: 093598920X

Ants in Their Pants: Teaching Children Who Must Move to Learn

  • by Aerial Cross
  • ISBN: 1933653876

Approaches to Early Childhood and Elementary Education

  • by Frances Wardle
  • ISBN: 1607416433

The Architecture of Happiness

  • by Alain de Botton
  • ISBN: 0307277240

Art and Creative Development for Young Children

  • by Robert Schirrmacher
  • ISBN: 049591312X

The Art of Awareness

  • by Deb Curtis and Margie Carter
  • ISBN: 1884834841

The Art of Roughhousing: Good Old Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs It

  • by Anthony T. DeBenedet and Lawrence J. Cohen
  • ISBN: 1594744874

The Art of Storytelling

  • by Nancy Mellon
  • ISBN: 1862043469

Aspirations Cannot Be Standardized

  • by Kenneth F. Harris
  • ISBN: B0006RWQLS

Babies in the Rain: Promoting Play, Exloration and Discovery with Infants and Toddlers

  • by Jeff A. Johnson
  • ISBN: 1933653841

 

The Baby Business: How Money, Science and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception

  • by Debora L. Spar
  • ISBN: 1591396204

Backyard Ballistics: Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars and More Dynamite Devices

Backyard Ballistics: Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices
  • by William Gurstelle
  • ISBN: 1556523750

Bambini: The Italian Approach to Infant/Toddler Care

Bambini: The Italian Approach to Infant/Toddler Care (Early Childhood Education, 77)
  • by Lella Gandini and Carolyn P. Edwards
  • ISBN: 080774008X

 

Basic Montessori Learning Activities for Under-Fives

Basic Montessori: Learning Activities For Under-Fives
  • by David Gettman
  • ISBN: 0312018649

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
  • by Amy Chua
  • ISBN: 1594202842

Beautiful Stuff! Learning with Found Materials

Beautiful Stuff!: Learning with Found Materials
  • by Cathy Weisman Topal and Lella Gandini
  • ISBN: 0871923882

 

The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation’s Worst School District

The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation’s Worst School District
  • by Richard Whitmire
  • ISBN: 0470905298

 

Before the Basics: Creating Conversations with Children

Before the Basics: Creating Conversations With Children
  • by Bev Bos
  • ISBN: 0931540011

Believing it All: What My Children Taught Me About Trout Fishing, Jelly Toast and Life

Believing it All: Lessons I Learned from My Children
  • by Marc Parent
  • ISBN: 0316693464

Be The Pack Leader

Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar’s Way to Transform Your Dog . . . and Your Life
  • by Cesar Millan
  • ISBN: 0307381676

The Best Schools

The Best Schools: How Human Development Research Should Inform Educational Practice
  • by Thomas Armstrong
  • ISBN: 141660457X

Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community

Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community
  • by Alfie Kohn
  • ISBN: 1416604723

The Blessing of a Skinned Knee

The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children
  • by Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: B0052HKLQ4

Big Body Play

  • by Frances M. Carlson
  • ISBN: 9781928896715

The Block Book

The Block Book
  • by Judy Martin
  • ISBN: 092958905X

The Book of New Family Traditions

The Book of New Family Traditions: How to Create Great Rituals for Holidays & Everydays
  • by Meg Cox
  • ISBN: 0762414421

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
  • by Robert D. Putnam
  • ISBN: 0743203046

Boys: Changing the Classroom, Not the Child

  • by Daniel Hodgins
  • ISBN: 09780923568948
  • To order: Send inquiries to dkj5075@aol.com

Brain Gym

Brain Gym: Simple Activities for Whole Brain Learning (Orange)
  • by Paul E. Dennison and Gail Dennison
  • ISBN: 0942143051

 

Brain Rules

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
  • by John Medina
  • ISBN: 0979777747

Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers

Branded: The Buying And Selling Of Teenagers
  • by Alisa Quart
  • ISBN: 0738208620

Build Your Own Treehouse: A Practical Guide

Build Your Own Treehouse: A Practical Guide
  • by Maurice Barkley
  • ISBN: 1402737777

The Bully, The Bullied and the Bystander

The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to HighSchool–How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle (Updated Edition)
  • by Barbara Coloroso
  • ISBN: 0002006480

The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children

The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children
  • by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: 1561708461

Caring Spaces, Learning Places: Children’s Environments that Work

Caring Spaces, Learning Places (Children’s Environments That Work)
  • by Jim Greenman
  • ISBN: 0942702336

The Case Against Standardized Testing

The Case Against Standardized Testing: Raising the Scores, Ruining the Schools
  • by Alfie Kohn
  • ISBN: 0325003254

The Case for Make Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World

The Case for Make Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World
  • by Susan Linn
  • ISBN: 1565849701

The Case for Mixed-Age Grouping in Early Childhood Education

  • by Lilian G. Katz
  • ISBN: 0935989315

A Celebration of Neurons: An Educator’s Guide to the Human Brain

A Celebration of Neurons: An Educator’s Guide to the Human Brain
  • by Robert Sylwester
  • ISBN: 0871202433

Celebrating Young Children and Their Teachers

Celebrating Young Children and Their Teachers: The Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld Reader
  • by Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld
  • ISBN: 1933653272

Changing Kindergartens

  • by Stacie G. Goffin and Dolores A. Stegelin, Ed.
  • ISBN: 0935989498

Chants, Fingerplays and Stories

  • by Bev Bos and Michael Leeman
  • ISBN: 093179305X

 

The Child and the Machine: How Computers Put Our Children’s Education at Risk

  • by Alison Armstrong and Charles Casement
  • ISBN: 1589040058

Child Behavior

Child Behavior: The Classic Child Care Manual from the Gesell Institute of Human Development
  • by France L. Ilg, M.D. and Louise Bates Ames, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: 0060922761

Child Care Design Guide

Child Care Design Guide
  • by Anita Rui Olds
  • ISBN: 0070474494

A Child’s Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play

A Child’s Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play
  • by Vivian Gussin Paley
  • ISBN: 0226644898

Childhood Lost: How American Culture is Failing Our Kids

  • by Sharna Olfman
  • ISBN: 0275981398

Children’s Adventures in Art: Fun and Easy Activities for 2 to 10 Year Olds and the Very Young at Heart

  • by Francine Foster
  • ISBN: 9780615362397
  • To order: Send inquiries to francinef2001@yahoo.com

Children at Play: An American History

Children at Play: An American History
  • by Howard P. Chudacoff
  • ISBN: 0814716652

Children of 2010

  • by Valora Washington and J.D. Andres, Ed.
  • ISBN: 0935989927

Children of 2020:Creating a Better Tomorrow

  • by Valora Washington and JD Andrews, Ed.
  • ISBN: 0982080549

Children, their World, their Education

Children, their World, their Education: Final Report and Recommendations of the Cambridge Primary Review
  • by Robin Alexander, Ed.
  • ISBN: 0415548713

Children’s Play: The Roots of Reading

Children’s Play: The Roots of Reading
  • by Edward F. Zigler, Dorothy G. Singer and Sandra J. Bishop-Jones
  • ISBN: 094365775X

Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children’s Learning

Choice Words
  • by Peter H. Johnston
  • ISBN: 1571103899

Cinderella Ate My Daughter

  • by Peggy Orenstein
  • ISBN: 0061711527

Circle Time Activities For Young Children

Circle Time Activities For Young Children
  • by Deya Brashears and Sharon Werlin Krull
  • ISBN: 0961471719

The Colors of Learning

The Colors of Learning: Integrating the Visual Arts into the Early Childhood Curriculum (Early Childhood Education, 85) (Early Childhood Education Series)
  • by Rosemary Althouse
  • ISBN: 807742740

Considering Children’s Art: Why and How to Value Their Works

  • by Brenda S. Engel
  • ISBN: 0935989706

The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost

The Continuum Concept: In Search Of Happiness Lost (Classics in Human Development)
  • by Jean Liedloff
  • ISBN: 0201050714

Crazy Like a Fox

Crazy Like a Fox: One Principal’s Triumph in the Inner City
  • by Dr. Ben Chavis with Carey Blakely
  • ISBN: B003H4RARM

Cultural Awareness for Children

Cultural Awareness for Children
  • by Judy Allen, Earldene McNeill and Velma Schmidt
  • ISBN: 0201287315

The Dangerous Book for Boys

The Dangerous Book for Boys
  • by Gonn Iggulden and Han Iggulden
  • ISBN: 0061243582

Dear Mem Fox, I Have Read All Your Books Even The Pathetic Ones

Dear Mem Fox, I Have Read All Your Books Even the Pathetic Ones: And Other Incidents in the Life of a Children’s Book Author
  • by Mem Fox
  • ISBN: 0156586762

Deschooling Our Lives

Deschooling Our Lives
  • by Matt Hern
  • ISBN: 0865713421

Designs for Living and Learning

  • by Deb Curtis and Margie Carter
  • ISBN: 1929610297

The Developmental Benefits of Playgrounds

  • by Joe L. Frost, Pei-San Brown, John A. Sutterby and Candra D. Thornton
  • ISBN: 0871731649

Developmental Continuity Across Preschool and Primary Grades: Implications for Teachers

Developmental Continuity Across Preschool and Primary Grades: Implications for Teachers
  • by Nita Barbour and Carol Seefeldt
  • ISBN: 0871731282

Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs

Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs (N.A.E.Y.C. Series #234)
  • by Carol Copple and Sue Bredekamp
  • ISBN: 093598979X

Dibs in Search of Self

Dibs in Search of Self
  • by Virginia M. Axline
  • ISBN: 0345339258

Different Learners: Identifying, Preventing and Treating Your Child’s Learning Problems

Different Learners: Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Your Child’s Learning Problems
  • by Jane M. Healy, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: B0048ELD8W

The Disciplined Mind: Beyond Facts and Standardized Tests, the K-12 Education that Every Child Deserves

The Disciplined Mind: Beyond Facts and Standardized Tests, the K-12 Education that Every Child Deserves
  • by Howard Gardner
  • ISBN: 0140296247

Docia’s Stories

  • by Docia Zavitkovsky
  • ISBN: 0942702158

Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook

Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook
  • by Maria Montessori
  • ISBN: 160459554X

“Don’t Get So Upset!” Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings By Understanding Your Own

“Don’t Get So Upset!”: Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own
  • by Tamar Jacobson, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: 1933653531

Don’t Move the Muffin Tins: A Hands-Off Guide to Art for the Young Child

Don’t Move the Muffin Tins: A Hands-Off Guide to Art for the Young Child
  • by Bev Bos
  • ISBN: 0931540003

Dragon Mom: Confessions of a Child Development Expert

Dragon Mom: Confessions of a Child Development Expert
  • by Janet Gonzalez-Mena
  • ISBN: 1883965292

Dribble Drabble: Art Experiences for Young Children

  • by Deya Brashears
  • ISBN: 0961471700

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

  • by John Taylor Gatto
  • ISBN: 0865714487

Earth, Water, Fire and Air: Playful Explorations in the Four Elements

  • by Walter Kraul
  • ISBN: 0863157688

The Eentsy Weentsy Spider: Fingerplays and Action Rhymes

  • by Joanna Cole and Stephanie Calmenson
  • ISBN: 0688108059

Einstein Never Used Flashcards: How Our Children Really Learn- and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less

Einstein Never Used Flashcards: How Our Children Really Learn–and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less
  • by Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., and Diane Eyer
  • ISBN: 1594860688

Emergent Curriculum

Emergent Curriculum
  • by Elizabeth Jones and John Nimmo
  • ISBN: 0935989625

Emergent Curriculum in Early Childhood Settings

Emergent Curriculum in Early Childhood Settings: From Theory to Practice
  • by Susan Stacey
  • ISBN: 1933653418

The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities

The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities: Written by Teachers for Teachers
  • by Kathy Charner, Maureen Murphy and Charlie Clark
  • ISBN: 087659013X

Endangered Minds: Why Children Don’t Think And What We Can Do About It

  • by Jane M. Healy, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: 0684856204

The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School

  • by Neil Postman
  • ISBN: 0679750312

The Epidemic: The Rot of American Culture, Absentee and Permissive Parenting, and the Resultant Plague of Joyless, Selfish Children

  • by Robert Shaw, M.D.
  • ISBN: 006001184X

The Essential Montessori: An Introduction to the Woman, the Writings, the Method and the Movement

  • by Elizabeth G. Hainstock
  • ISBN: 0452277965

Essential Touch: Meeting the Needs of Young Children

  • by Frances M. Carlson
  • ISBN: 1928896405

Every Day in Every Way: A Year Round Calendar of Preschool Learning Challenges

  • by Cynthia Holley and Faraday Burditt
  • ISBN: 0822425076

Experience & Education

  • by John Dewey
  • ISBN: 0684838281

Failure to Connect: How Computers Affect Our Children’s Minds – and What We Can Do About It

  • by Jane M. Healy
  • ISBN: 0684855399

Finding Your Smile Again: A Child Care Professional’s Guide to Reducing Stress and Avoiding Burnout

Finding Your Smile Again: A Child Care Professional’s Guide to Reducing Stress and Avoiding Burnout
  • by Jeff A. Johnson
  • ISBN: 1929610939

First Art: Art Experiences for Toddlers and Twos

First Art : Art Experiences for Toddlers and Twos
  • by MaryAnn F. Kohl
  • ISBN: 0876592221

First Time Circle Time

  • by Cynthia Holley and Jane Walkup
  • ISBN: 086653993X

Follow Me Too: A Handbook of Movement Activities for Three-to-Five Year Olds

  • by Marianne Torbet and Lynne B. Schneider
  • ISBN: 0201815974

Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television

  • by Jerry Mander
  • ISBN: 0688082742

Free Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)

Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)
  • by Lenore Skenazy
  • ISBN: 0470574755

From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development

From Neurons to Neighborhoods : The Science of Early Childhood Development
  • by Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development, Youth and Families on Board on Children, Jack P. Shonkoff, Deborah A. Phillips, et al.
  • ISBN: 0309069882

The Game and Play Leader’s Handbook: Facilitating Fun and Positive Interaction

  • by Bill Michaelis and John M. O’Connell
  • ISBN: 1892132486

Games to Play with Babies

Games to Play with Babies – 3rd Edition
  • by Jackie Silberg
  • ISBN: 0876592558

The Genius of Play: Celebrating the Spirit of Childhood

Genius of Play (P) (Early Years Series)
  • by Sally Jenkinson
  • ISBN: 1903458048

The Geography of Childhood: Why Children Need Wild Places

  • by Gary Paul Nabhan
  • ISBN: 0807085251

Globalchild: Multicultural Resources for Young Children

  • by Maureen Cech
  • ISBN: 0201298228

Glues, Brews and Goos

Glues Brews and Goos
  • by Diana F. Marks
  • ISBN: 1563083620

Good Earth Art

Good Earth Art: Environmental Art for Kids (Bright Ideas for Learning)
  • by MaryAnn F. Kohl and Cindy Gainer
  • ISBN: 0935607013

The Great Outdoors: Restoring Our Children’s Right to Play Outside

  • by Mary S. Rivkin
  • ISBN: 0935989714

Grossology

Grossology
  • by Sylvia Branzei
  • ISBN: 0843149140

Growing Teachers: Partnerships in Staff Development

Growing Teachers: Partnerships in Staff Development
  • by Elizabeth Jones
  • ISBN: 0935989544

Growing Up in Child Care: A Case for Quality Early Education

Growing Up in Child Care: A Case for Quality Early Education
  • by Ben Mardell
  • ISBN: 0325004242

The Happy Child: Changing the Heart of Education

The Happy Child: Changing the Heart of Education
  • by Steven Harrison
  • ISBN: 1591810000

The Hand

The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture
  • by Frank R. Wilson
  • ISBN: 0679740473

Hands-On Grossology

Hands-On Grossology (Grossology Series)
  • by Sylvia Branzei
  • ISBN: 0843103051

Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind The Rhyme

Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme
  • by Chris Roberts
  • ISBN: 1592402178

The Hidden History of Head Start

The Hidden History of Head Start (Development at Risk Series)
  • by Edward Zigler and Sally J. Styfco
  • ISBN: 0195393767

High Tech Heretic: Why Computers Don’t Belong in the Classroom and Other Reflections by a Computer Contrarian

High Tech Heretic: Why Computers Don’t Belong in the Classroom and Other Reflections by a Computer Contrarian
  • by Clifford Stoll
  • ISBN: 0385489757

Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers
  • by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D. and Gabor Mate, M.D.
  • ISBN: 0375760288

Hothouse Kids: The Dilemma of the Gifted Child

Hothouse Kids: The Dilemma of the Gifted Child
  • by Alissa Quart
  • ISBN: 1594200955

How to Have Intelligent and Creative Conversations with Your Kids

How to Have Intelligent and Creative Conversations with Your Kids
  • by Jane M. Healy, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: 0385472668

The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon

The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon, Third Edition
  • by David Elkind
  • ISBN: 0738204412

I Was A Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids

I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids: Reinventing Modern Motherhood
  • by Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile
  • ISBN: 081185650X

Images of the Young Child: Collected Essays on Development and Education

  • by David Elkind
  • ISBN: 0935989587

In Their Own Way: Discovering and Encouraging Your Child’s Multiple Intelligences

  • by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: 1585420514

Indigo Celebration: More Messages, Stories, and Insights from the Indigo Children

  • by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober
  • ISBN: 1561708593

The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived

  • by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober
  • ISBN: 1561706086

The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived

  • by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober
  • ISBN: 1561706086

Kids Are Worth It! Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline

Kids Are Worth It! : Giving Your Child The Gift Of Inner Discipline
  • by Barbara Coloroso
  • ISBN: 0060014318

Knowledge Under Construction: The Importance of Play in Developing Children’s Spacial and Geometric Thinking

  • by Daniel Ness and Stephen J. Ferenga
  • ISBN: 0742547884

Last Child In The Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder

  • by Richard Louv
  • ISBN: 156512605X

The Last Normal Child: Essays on the Intersection of Kids, Culture, and Psychiatric Drugs

  • by Lawrence H. Diller, M.D.
  • ISBN: 0275990966

Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices For Young Children

  • by Susan B. Neuman, Carol Copple and Sue Bredekamp
  • ISBN: 0935989870

Learning Together with Young Children: A Curriculum Framework for Reflective Teachers

  • by Deb Curtis and Margie Carter
  • ISBN: 1929610971

Let’s play outdoors (NAEYC publication)

  • by Katherine Read Baker
  • ISBN: 0912674237

Listen to the Children

  • by Docia Zavitkovsky, Katherine Read Baker, Jean Reiss Berlfein and Millie Almy
  • ISBN: 0935989005
  • To order: Send inquiries to National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1426

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s
  • by John Elder Robison
  • ISBN: 0307396185

Love is not Enough

Love is not enough: The treatment of emotionally disturbed children
  • by Bruno Bettelheim
  • ISBN: 038001405X

Magic Capes, Amazing Powers: Transforming Superhero Play in the Classroom

Magic Capes, Amazing Powers: Transforming Superhero Play in the Classroom
  • by Eric Hoffman
  • ISBN: 1929610475

Magic Trees of the Mind

Magic Trees of the Mind : How to Nurture Your Child’s Intelligence, Creativity, and Healthy Emotions from Birth Through Adolescence
  • by Marian Diamond, Ph.D. and Janet Hopson
  • ISBN: 0452278309

Magical Child

  • by Joseph Chilton Pearce
  • ISBN: 0452267897

Making Children Mind without Losing Yours

Making Children Mind without Losing Yours
  • by Dr. Kevin Leman
  • ISBN: 0800731050

A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool

A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool: Presenting the Evidence
  • by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Laura E. Berk, and Dorothy G. Singer
  • ISBN: 0195382714

Many Children Left Behind

Many Children Left Behind: How the No Child Left Behind Act Is Damaging Our Children and Our Schools
  • by Deborah Meier, Alphie Kohn, Linda Darling-Hammond, Theodore R. Sizer, George Wood, and others
  • ISBN: 0807004596

Meeting the Challenge: Effective Strategies for Challenging Behaviours in Early Childhood Environments

Meeting the Challenge: Effective Strategies for Challenging Behaviours in Early Childhood Environments
  • by Barbara Kaiser and Judy Sklar Rasminsky
  • ISBN: 0968515711

A Mind At A Time

A Mind at a Time: America’s Top Learning Expert Shows How Every Child Can Succeed
  • by Mel Levine, M.D.
  • ISBN: 0743202236

The Minds of Boys

The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons From Falling Behind in School and Life
  • by Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens
  • ISBN: 0787995282

Miseducation: Preschoolers at Risk

Miseducation: Preschoolers at Risk
  • by David Elkind
  • ISBN: 0394756347

Misreading Masculinity: Boys, Literacy and Popular Culture

  • by Thomas Newkirk
  • ISBN: 0325004455

The Montessori Method

  • by Maria Montessori
  • ISBN: 1456549413

Montessori Today

  • by Paula Polk Lillard
  • ISBN: 080521061X

More Dribble Drabble: Process-Oriented Art

  • by Deya Brashears, Lea Brashears and Georgianne Gaines Meeker
  • ISBN: 0961471727

More Infant and Toddler Experiences

  • by Fran Hast and Ann Hollyfield
  • ISBN: 1929610149

The Mozart Effect: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit

  • by Don G. Campbell
  • ISBN: 0060937203

Much More Than the ABC’s: The Early Stages of Reading and Writing

  • by Judith Schickendanz
  • ISBN: 0935989900

Mud, Sand, and Water

  • by Dorothy M. Hill
  • ISBN: 0912674520

Mudpies and Other Recipes

Mud Pies and Other Recipes
  • by Marjorie Winslow
  • ISBN: 1590173686

Mudpies to Magnets: A Preschool Science Curriculum

Mudpies to Magnets: A Preschool Science Curriculum
  • by Robert A. Williams, Robert E. Rockwell and Elizabeth A. Sherwood
  • ISBN: 0876591128

Mudworks: Creative Clay, Dough, and Modeling Experiences

Mudworks: Creative Clay, Dough, and Modeling Experiences (Bright Ideas for Learning)
  • by MaryAnn F. Kohl
  • ISBN: 0935607021

Multicultural Folktales: Stories to Tell Young Children

Multicultural Folktales: Stories to Tell Young Children
  • by Judy Sierra and Robert Kaminski
  • ISBN: 0897746880

The Multiple Intelligences of Reading and Writing

The Multiple Intelligences of Reading and Writing: Making the Words Come Alive
  • by Thomas Armstrong
  • ISBN: 0871207184

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Revised and Expanded Edition
  • by Oliver Sacks
  • ISBN: 1400033535

The Myth of the A.D.D. Child

The Myth of the A.D.D Child:50 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion
  • by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: 0452275474

Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes

  • by Steve Spangler
  • ISBN: 160832060X

The Nanny Diaries

  • by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
  • ISBN: 031237433X

A Natural History of the Senses

  • by Diane Ackerman
  • ISBN: 0679735666

Natural Playscapes: Creating Outdoor Play Environments for the Soul

  • by Rusty Keeler
  • ISBN: 0942702476

New Pioneers: The Back-to-the-Land Movement and the Search for a Sustainable Future

  • by Jeffrey Jacob
  • ISBN: 0271029897

Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind

Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind
  • by Peter W.D. Wright, Esq., Pamela Darr Wright, and Suzanne Whitney Heath
  • ISBN: 1892320126

No Contest: The Case Against Competition

No Contest: The Case Against Competition
  • by Alfie Kohn
  • ISBN: 0395631254

No More Public School

No More Public School
  • by H. Bennett
  • ISBN: 0394707680

A Nursery School Handbook for teachers and parents

  • by Marjorie M. Green and Elizabeth L. Woods, Ph.D.
  • ASIN: B0007DX1TW
  • To order: Send inquiries to Sierra Madre Community Nursery School Association, 701 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024

NurtureShock

NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
  • by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
  • ISBN: 0446504130

Only the Heart Knows How to Find Them: Precious Memories for a Faithless Time

Only the Heart Knows How To Find Them: Precious Memories for a Faithless Time
  • by Christopher de Vinck
  • ISBN: 0140169474

Ophelia Speaks

Ophelia Speaks : Adolescent Girls Write About Their Search for Self
  • by Sara Shandler
  • ISBN: 0060952970

The Other Parent: The Inside Story of the Media’s Effect on Our Children

The Other Parent: The Inside Story of the Media’s Effect on Our Children
  • by James P. Steyer
  • ISBN: 0743405838

The Out-of-Sync Child

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Edition
  • by Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA
  • ISBN: 0399531653

Outdoor Play: Teaching Strategies With Young Children (Early Childhood Education (Teacher’s College Pr))

  • by Jane P. Perry
  • ISBN: 0807741183

The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids

The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids
  • by Alexandra Robbins
  • ISBN: 140130902X

Parenting, Inc.

Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way We Raise Our Children
  • by Pamela Paul
  • ISBN: 0805089241

Peace Is Every Step

Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
  • by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • ISBN: 0553351397

The Pecking Order: Which Siblings Succeed and Why

The Pecking Order: Which Siblings Succeed and Why
  • by Dalton Conley
  • ISBN: 0375421742

P.E.T. (Parent Effectiveness Training)

P.E.T.: Parent Effectiveness Training
  • by Dr. Thomas Gordon
  • ISBN: 9995474786

Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety

Perfect Madness : Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety
  • by Judith Warner
  • ISBN: 0641803273

Peripheral Visions: Learning Along the Way

Peripheral Visions: Learning along the Way
  • by Mary Catherine Bateson
  • ISBN: 0060926309

Perspectives on Gender in Early Childhood

Perspectives on Gender in Early Childhood
  • by Tamar Jacobson, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: 1605540218

Play

Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul
  • by Stuart Brown, MD
  • ISBN: 1583333789

Play In The Lives of Children

Play in the Lives of Children (American Series in Mathematical and Management Sciences)
  • by Cosby S. Rogers and Janet K. Sawyers
  • ISBN: 0935989099

Play = Learning

Play = Learning: How Play Motivates and Enhances Children’s Cognitive and Social-Emotional Growth
  • by Dorothy Singer, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
  • ISBN: 0199733821

Play Therapy

Play Therapy
  • by Virginia M. Axline
  • ISBN: 0443040613

Playing: A Kid’s Curriculum Grades PreK-1: Teacher Resource

Playing a Kids CurriculumGrades PreK-1: Teacher Resource
  • by Sandra J. Stone
  • ISBN: 1596470038 or 0673360415

Playing to Get Smart

Playing to Get Smart (Early Childhood Education Series (Teachers College Pr))
  • by Elizabeth Jones and Renatta M. Cooper
  • ISBN: 0807746169

Play’s Place in Public Education for Young Children

  • by Victoria Jean Dimidjian
  • ISBN: 0810603640

Play Power: Games and Activities for Young Children

  • by Sharon Werlin Krull and Norma Don
  • ISBN: 999800537X

The Playwork Primer

  • by Penny Wilson
  • ISBN: 978-0-9823751-2-9
  • To access, please visit http://www.allianceforchildhood.org/playwork

The Power of Observation for Birth Through Eight

  • by Judy R. Jablon, Amy Laura Dombro and Margo L. Dichtelmiller
  • ISBN: 1933021527

The Power of Play

  • by David Elkind, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: 0738211109

The Power of Play: New Visions of Creativity

  • edited by Carol S. Lawson
  • ISBN: 0877852278

Preschool Art

  • by MaryAnn Kohl
  • ISBN: 0876591683

Preschool Education in America

  • by Barbara Beatty
  • ISBN: 0300072732

Program Full: Your Guide to Successful Childcare Marketing

  • by Taffy Gallagher
  • ISBN: 144019680X

Public Playground Safety Handbook

Public Playground Safety Handbook
  • by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • ASIN: B0053H3R5U

Punished by Rewards

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes
  • by Alfie Kohn
  • ISBN: 0618001816

The Queen of Education: Rules for Making Schools Work

The Queen of Education: Rules for Making Schools Work (Jossey-Bass Education)
  • by LouAnne Johnson
  • ISBN: 0787987689

Radical Reflections

Radical Reflections: Passionate Opinions on Teaching, Learning, and Living
  • by Mem Fox
  • ISBN: 015607947X

Raising Cain : Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

  • by Dan Kindlon, Ph.D. and Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: 0345434854

Raising Children in a Socially Toxic Environment

Raising Children in a Socially Toxic Environment
  • by James Garbarino
  • ISBN: 0787950424

Raising Resilient Children

Raising Resilient Children : Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your Child
  • by Robert Brooks, Ph.D. and Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: 0809297655

Ramps & Pathways: A Constructivist Approach to Physics with Young Children

Ramps & Pathways: A Constructivist Approach to Physics with Young Children
  • by Rheta DeVries and Christina Sales
  • ISBN: 1928896693

Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever

Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever
  • by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek
  • ISBN: 0156035103

Ready or Not: Leadership Choices in Early Care and Education

Ready or Not (Early Childhood Education Series)
  • by Stacie G. Goffin and Valora Washington
  • ISBN: 0807747939

Ready or Not: What Happens When We Treat Children As Small Adults

Ready Or Not: What Happens When We Treat Children As Small Adults
  • by Kay S. Hymowitz
  • ISBN: 1893554201

Ready to Learn: Using Play to Build Literacy Skills in Young Learners

Ready to Learn: Using Play to Build Literacy Skills in Young Learners
  • by Anne Burke
  • ISBN: 1551382490

Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood

Real Boys : Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood
  • by William Pollack, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: 0805061835

A Reasonable Life

A Reasonable Life: Toward a Simpler, Secure, More Humane Existence
  • by Ferenc Maté
  • ISBN: 0920256368

Reclaiming Childhood: Letting Children Be Children in Our Achievement-Oriented Society

Reclaiming Childhood: Letting Children Be Children in Our Achievement-Oriented Society
  • by William Crain
  • ISBN: 0805075135

Reflecting Children’s Lives: A Handbook for Planning Your Child-Centered Curriculum

Reflecting Children’s Lives: A Handbook for Planning Your Child-Centered Curriculum
  • by Deb Curtis and Margie Carter
  • ISBN: 1605540390

Remote Control Childhood?: Combating the Hazards of Media Culture (NAEYC Series)

  • by Diane E. Levin
  • ISBN: 0935989846

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
  • by Mary Pipher, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: 1594481881

The Schoolhome: Rethinking Schools for Changing Families

The Schoolhome: Rethinking Schools for Changing Families
  • by Jane Roland Martin
  • ISBN: 0674792661

School Recess and Playground Behavior

School Recess and Playground Behavior: Educational and Developmental Roles (Suny Series, Children’s Play in Society)
  • by Anthony D/ Pellegrini
  • ISBN: 0791421848

The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and “Tougher Standards”

The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and “Tougher Standards”
  • by Alfie Kohn
  • ISBN: 0618083456

Science Arts

Science Arts: Discovering Science Through Art Experiences (Bright Ideas for Learning)
  • by MaryAnn Kohl and Jean Potter
  • ISBN: 0935607048

Science With Young Children (NAEYC)

  • by Bess-Gene Holt
  • ISBN: 0935989285

The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind

The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind
  • by Alison Gopnik, Andrew N. Meltzoff and Patricia K. Kuhl
  • ISBN: 0688177883

Scribble Art

Scribble Art: Independent Creative Art Experiences for Children (Bright Ideas for Learning)
  • by MaryAnn F. Kohl
  • ISBN: 0935607056

Scribble Cookies and Other Independent Creative Art Experiences for Children

Scribble Cookies and Other Independent Creative Art Experiences for Children (Bright ideas for learning centers)
  • by MaryAnn F. Kohl
  • ISBN: 0935607102

The Secret of Childhood

Secret of Childhood
  • by Maria Montessori
  • ISBN: 0345305833

Secret Science: 25 Science Experiments Your Teacher Doesn’t Know About

Secret Science: 25 Science Experiments Your Teacher Doesn’t Know About
  • by Steve Spangler
  • ISBN: 1933317752

Secure Relationships: Nurturing Infant-Toddler Attachment in Early Care Settings

  • by Alice S. Honig
  • ISBN: 1928896030

Selling Out America’s Children: How America Puts Profits Before Values – And What Parents Can Do

Selling Out America’s Children: How America Puts Profits Before Values-And What Parents Can Do
  • by David Walsh, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: 0925190276

Simple Steps: Developmental Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Two-Year-Olds

  • by Karen Miller
  • ISBN: 0132229935

Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not All in Your Head

  • by Carla Hannaford, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: 0915556375

Social Intelligence

Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships
  • by Daniel Goleman
  • ISBN: 055338449X

Speaking Out: Early Childhood Advocacy (NAEYC)

  • by Stacie G. Goffin and Joan Lombardi
  • ISBN: 0935989196

Spoiled Rotten: Today’s Children and How to Change Them

Spoiled Rotten: Today’s Children and How to Change Them
  • by Fred G. Gosman
  • ISBN: 0446395099

Standardized Childhood

Standardized Childhood: The Political and Cultural Struggle over Early Education

  • by Peter Sacks
  • ISBN: 0804761027

Standardized Minds

Standardized Minds: The High Price Of America’s Testing Culture And What We Can Do To Change It
  • by Bruce Fuller
  • ISBN: 0738204331

Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like A Skank: And Other Words of Delicate Southern Wisdom

  • by Celia Rivenbark
  • ISBN: 0060254920

Stop Medicating, Start Parenting

Stop Medicating, Start Parenting: Real Solutions for Your Problem Teenager
  • by David B. Stein, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: 1589791339

Swinging Pendulums: Cautionary Tales for Early Childhood Education

Swinging Pendulums: Cautionary Tales for Early Childhood Education
  • by Carol Garhart Mooney
  • ISBN: 1605540803

Taking Back Childhood

Taking Back Childhood: Helping Your Kids Thrive in a Fast-Paced, Media-Saturated, Violence-Filled World
  • by Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Ed.D.
  • ISBN: 1594630437

Taming the Tornado Tube

Taming the Tornado Tube: 50 Weird and Wacky Things to Do with a Tornado Tube
  • by Steve Spangler
  • ISBN: 0964935317

Teacher

Teacher (Touchstone Books)
  • by Sylvia Ashton-Warner
  • ISBN: 0671617680

Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire

Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56
  • by Rafe Esquith
  • ISBN: 0670038156

Teach Your Own

Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling
  • by John Holt
  • ISBN: 0738206946

Teaching by Heart

Teaching by Heart
  • by Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld
  • ISBN: 1929610122

Teaching in the Key of Life

  • by Mimi Brodsky Chenfield
  • ISBN: 0935989579

Teaching Preschoolers: It Looks Like This…In Pictures

  • by Jeanette G. Stone
  • ISBN: 0935989382

Teaching Young Children

  • by Dianne Miller Nielsen
  • ISBN: 1412926734

Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

  • by Ellen Notbohm
  • ISBN: 1932565302

Theater Games for the Classroom

Theater Games for the Classroom: A Teacher’s Handbook
  • by Viola Spolin
  • ISBN: 0810140047

Theories of Attachment: An Introduction to Bowlby, Ainsworth, Gerber, Brazelton, Kennell & Klaus

Theories of Attachment: An Introduction to Bowlby, Ainsworth, Gerber, Brazelton, Kennell, and Klaus
  • by Carol Garhart Mooney
  • ISBN: 1933653388

Theories of Infant Development

Theories of Infant Development
  • edited by Gavin Bremner and Alan Slater
  • ISBN: 00631233385

There Are No Shortcuts

There Are No Shortcuts
  • by Rafe Esquith
  • ISBN: 1400030838

Thinking Big, Learning Big

Thinking BIG, Learning BIG: Connecting Science, Math, Literacy, and Language in Early Childhood
  • by Marie Faust Evitt, Tim Dobbins and Bobbi Weesen-Baer
  • ISBN: 0876590679

Together We’re Better

Together We’re Better: Establishing Coactive Environments for Young Children
  • by Bev Bos
  • ISBN: 0931793017

To Play or Not To Play: Is It Really a Question?

To Play or Not to Play: Is It Really a Question?
  • by Christine Jeandheur Ferguson and Ernest Dettore, Jr. Editors
  • ISBN: 0871731703

To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher

To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher 3rd Edition
  • by William Ayers
  • ISBN: 0807750638

The Tragedy of Child Care in America

The Tragedy of Child Care in America
  • by Edward Zigler, Katherine Marsland and Heather Lord
  • ISBN: 0300172117

Tumbling Over the Edge

Tumbling Over the Edge – a rant for children’s play
  • by Bev Bos and Jenny Chapman
  • ISBN: 0931793025

Unconditional Parenting

Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
  • by Alfie Kohn
  • ISBN: 0743487486

Under Pressure: Rescuing Our Children From the Culture of Hyper-Parenting

Under Pressure: Rescuing Our Children from the Culture of Hyper-Parenting
  • by Carl Honoré
  • ISBN: 0061128813

The Underachieving School

The Underachieving School
  • by John Holt
  • ISBN: 1591810388

Unplugging the Plug-in Drug

  • by Marie Winn
  • ISBN: 0670818879

The Unscripted Classroom: Emergent Curriculum In Action

The Unscripted Classroom: Emergent Curriculum in Action
  • by Susan Stacey
  • ISBN: 1605540366

Up The Down Staircase

Up the Down Staircase
  • by Bel Kaufman
  • ISBN: 0060973617

Voluntary Simplicity

Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That Is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich
  • by Duane Elgin
  • ISBN: 0061779261

Waiting for “Superman”

Waiting for “SUPERMAN”: How We Can Save America’s Failing Public Schools (Participant Guide Media)
  • edited by Karl Weber
  • ISBN: 1586489275

Weapons of Mass Instruction

Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling
  • by John Taylor Grotto
  • ISBN: 0865716692

The Web of Life: Weaving The Values That Sustain Us

The Web of Life: Weaving the Values That Sustain Us
  • by Richard Louv
  • ISBN: 1573241407

We’ve Got Issues

We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication
  • by Judith Warner
  • ISBN: 159448497X

What Happened to Recess and Why Are Our Children Struggling in Kindergarten?

What Happened to Recess and Why Are Our Children Struggling in Kindergarten?
  • by Susan Ohanian
  • ISBN: 0071383263

What to Look for in a Classroom: And Other Essays

What to Look for in a Classroom: And Other Essays
  • by Alfie Kohn
  • ISBN: 0787952834

What We Know About Childcare

What We Know About Childcare (Developing Child)
  • by Alison Clarke-Stewart and Virginia D. Allhusen
  • ISBN: 0674017498

When Teachers Reflect: Journeys Towards Effective, Inclusive Practice (NAEYC)

  • by Elizabeth A. Tertell, Susan M. Klein, Janet L. Jewett, NAEYC
  • ISBN: 0935989854

Where Did You Go? Out. What Did You Do? Nothing.

  • by Robert Paul Smith
  • ISBN: 0393339416

The Wonder of Boys

  • by Michael Gurian
  • ISBN: 1585425281

Wonderscience

  • by Wendy Nichols and Kim Nichols
  • ISBN: 0962590703

Woodworking for Young Children

Woodworking for Young Children
  • by Patsy Skeen and Anita P. Garner
  • ISBN: 0912674857

Workjobs

Workjobs: Activity-Centered Learning for Early Childhood
  • by Mary Baratta-Lorton
  • ISBN: 555190637X

You Can’t Say You Can’t Play

You Can’t Say You Can’t Play
  • by Vivian Gussin Paley
  • ISBN: 0674965906

Your Child At Play: Birth to One Year

Your Child at Play: Birth to One Year: Discovering the Senses and Learning About the World (Your Child at Play Series)
  • by Marilyn Degal
  • ISBN: 1557043302

Your Child’s Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning from Birth to Adolescence

  • by Jane Healy
  • ISBN: 0767916158
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