Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Newsletter ~ February, 2015

Welcome to the New Professor Owl’s Book Corner

In every month’s issue we will share with you

the wonderful world of books!

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The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

~~ Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes 

February 2015

 January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

 

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As a family that has been touched by Alzheimer’s we can appreciate it is very hard for an adult to understand what it all means when a loved one is stricken with Alzheimer’s, let alone a child.

This is well written with warmth; Maria Shriver does an outstanding job of helping grandchildren understand-what even some adults may not fully know- about the battlefield of the aged minds. Maria has done a marvelous job of explaining it all in terms that will help your children, as well as yourself, understand, accept and cope with one of the hardest times a family can face.

It is also good to have a book to read to children that will help them cope with a grandparent with Alzheimer’s! We especially liked the expression of the many feelings that the book characters had. It made talking about feelings that we have easier. We will be reading this book from time, to time during the course of this disease, to keep in touch with each other and cope on how it relates to our family.

 

As a family that has been touched by Alzheimer’s we can appreciate it is very hard for an adult to understand what it all means when a loved one is stricken with Alzheimer’s, let alone a child.

This is well written with warmth; Maria Shriver does an outstanding job of helping grandchildren understand-what even some adults may not fully know- about the battlefield of the aged minds. Maria has done a marvelous job of explaining it all in terms that will help your children, as well as yourself, understand, accept and cope with one of the hardest times a family can face.

It is also good to have a book to read to children that will help them cope with a grandparent with Alzheimer’s! We especially liked the expression of the many feelings that the book characters had. It made talking about feelings that we have easier. We will be reading this book from time, to time during the course of this disease, to keep in touch with each other and cope on how it relates to our family.

Available from www.amazon.ca and www.amazon.com

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POBC Books

Classic Books

Every month download to your I-pad, Reader or Computer “A Classic Book” ~ Completely FREE!

https://openlibrary.org/search?q=The+Pickwick+Papers+by+Charles+Dickens

The Pickwick Papers 175 editions

By Charles Dickens

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  Dickens’ first novel was originally written and published as a serial. It is a comedy relating the misadventures of the members of The Pickwick Club, whose main purpose is to discover and relate quaint and curious phenomena of social life and customs throughout England. This quest takes the members to all parts of the country, travelling by coach and sampling the comforts or otherwise of various coaching inns.

About the Author

 

Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (/ˈɑrlz ˈdɪkɪnz/; 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s most well-known fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.[1] During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented popularity, and by the twentieth century he was widely seen as a literary genius by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.[2][3]

Born in Portsmouth, England, Dickens was forced to leave school to work in a factory when his father was thrown into debtors’ prison. Although he had little formal education, his early impoverishment drove him to succeed. Over his career he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas and hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children’s rights, education, and other social reforms.

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New Book Release for January 2015

The Sphere of Septimus

by Simon Rose

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 Price: Paperback  Edition CDN$9.95

About the Book

Eric isn’t happy when he has to spend the summer with his eccentric father, Septimus Trinket, in the backwater village of Middle Wogglehole, deep in the heart of rural Derbyshire. And things are not quite what they seem to be in the isolated village— mysterious happenings have plagued Middle Wogglehole for years. After they discover Septimus’ shocking secret, Eric and Jessica must fight for their lives against powerful evil forces—in a world very different to their own.

A great book for children who enjoy to read both fantasy and science fiction books.

This was the  first of Simon Rose’s books that I have read. It was a fast paced great book to read. Once I started reading it I could not put it down until it was finished, I will certainly be reading and reviewing more of Mr. Rose’s books for Professor Owl’s Book Corner in the not too distant future.

About the Author

Simon Rose was born in Derbyshire, England. He graduated from university with a degree in history and has lived in Canada since 1990. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature of West Redding, CT. Simon offers a wide variety of presentations, workshops and author-in-residence programs for schools and libraries, covering such topics as the writing process, editing and reve is a regular speaker at conferences and festivals, and has served as a juror for numerous literary prizes and awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Literature in 2007. Simon, his two children, and his dog and cat live in Calgary

Available from www.amazon.ca and www.amazon.com


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Writing Prompt

“Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

On January 1st many people make resolutions to change themselves.  They make resolutions to lose weight, to start exercising or to pursue a goal. It’s a magical moment where people decide to make major changes to themselves or their lives.  What happens when a resolution goes wrong, and people begin to change but not the way they had planned? Get creative, write and have fun!

POBC Picks

Nursery Rhymes For Kids

Nursery Rhymes

Via GooglePlay

 ** 26 Favorite Nursery Rhymes – 7 free songs *****Over 150K happy moms and dads are using this app around the world.***
*** Super fun, educational and very interactive for toddlers ***A wonderful Nursery Rhymes app for your toddler to sing-along with music and animations.Some recent reviews:

” Nephew loves this app and is our favourite “behave on public transport” device. Pages of “wow!” responses from him for each rhyme.”


– My little loves this. An absolute god-send when travelling with an unhappy baby

Nursery Rhymes 1: Old MacDonald’s farm (free), Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Mary had a little Lamb
Nursery Rhymes 2: Itsy Bitsy Spider (free), Hickory Dickory Dock, Jack and Jill
Nursery Rhymes 3: Humpty Dumpty (free), Wheels on the Bus, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Little Miss Muffet
Nursery Rhymes 4: Hey Diddle Diddle (free), BINGO, One Two Three Four Five and Ding Dong Bell
Nursery Rhymes 5: Pussycat Pussycat (free), Little Bo Peep, Three Blind Mice & Five Little Monkeys.
Nursery Rhymes 6: Mary Mary Quite Contrary (free), Its Raining Its Pouring, If You are Happy and You know it & Ring-a-ring o’roses.
Nursery Rhymes 7: Grand Old Duke of York (free), This Little Piggy, Pat-a-Cake & Three Little Kittens.

Why will parents and kids love the app?
* Loads of surprises with animations, sounds and interactions. Kids will laugh and smile at these.
* It’s like an interactive song storybook.
* Kids will learn nursery rhymes and enjoy at the same time.
* The lyrics are easy to understand. They are also displayed on screen so that a child can read and learn faster.
* There are no advertisements.

7 rhymes: Old MacDonald, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Humpty Dumpty, Hey Diddle Diddle, Pussycat Pussycat, Mary Mary & Grand Old Duke are free. The other 19 nursery rhymes can be unlocked via seven different in-app purchases.

Via GooglePlay (Android)

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