Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ February 2016 Newsletter

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Welcome to Professor Owl’s Book Corner

In every month’s issue we will share with you

the wonderful world of books!

 ~~~

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

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

 

Heart and Stroke

 

Children and Congenital Heart Disease

Infants born with a congenital heart condition in 2014 are more likely to have better results, both cardiac and developmental, than those infants born a several years ago. This is due to a better understanding of congenital heart disease (CHD) and to medical improvements and studies. These studies are now being done on adult patients, and results collected are helping to provide information to prepare families of children who are newly diagnosed.

Even though, results have only been collected in recent years they are finding that children with cardiac problems are now living well into adulthood. This is due to the development of medical procedures on the pre-and post-operative care, school environment and other factors that might affect the child’s development, both physically and mentally.

Being a parent to an infant or toddler with a heart condition can be very different from being a parent to a school-aged child, likewise being a teen-ager with the same condition. As teenagers reach adulthood, they are faced with new issues, physical and social (for example physical frustration, sexual maturity, or accepting limitations), that further affect their care and well-being.

Your family support system and the health care team can help you and your child face adulthood by understanding their concerns, and assist by developing coping strategies that your child can take with them into adult years.

Physical activity:

Many children with congenital heart disease go on to lead full, normal lives, though sometimes with restrictions.

However, it does depend on how much and the type of exercising your child can do. This is mainly for children with simple congenital heart disease; as their conditions can in many cases be corrected, either permanently or well enough to enable virtually trouble-free living. In other cases, children are advised not to participate in strenuous sports.

Always the importance is on the overall health and recovery benefits of physical activity, with a focus on what a child can do, as opposed to what they cannot do. Endurance sports are usually alright, and if it’s not clear how involved a child can get in a given sport. The doctor should also do regular exercise tolerance reassessment as the child grows to see whether the condition is improving over the years to an extent that other sports may have become an option.

Concern over physical activity:

  • Doctors suggest that children with certain heart conditions avoid certain types of physical activity, generally competitive and contact sports.
  • These limits depend on how severe the heart condition is.
  • The concern is that the interaction might physically further damage the heart or that the intense activity can over-excite the heart.
  • When the body is working hard, adrenaline is released into the blood stream.
  • This too has the potential to irritate, and potentially further damage, the heart.

Helping your child cope with physical limitations:

  • It can be tough, especially for older children, to be unable to participate fully in sports and other physical activities.
  • They will be frustrated by not being able to have fun with their friends and may feel left out.
  • This will be especially difficult for children diagnosed later in life who had previously excelled in sports.
  • It’s critical that they understand, however, why it is so important to choose their activities carefully and observe athletic activity restrictions, particularly if they “feel fine” and don’t seem to have symptoms.
  • As a parent, you can encourage your child to participate in safe sports, such as swimming, golf, and house leagues.
  • Your doctor will be able to confirm which sports are acceptable for your child. Everyday family activities are also safe.
  • You can also encourage your child to develop skills in other areas and engage in alternate activities that can be equally satisfying.
  • If your child is quite young, you will need to make sure that teachers at your child’s school are aware of his physical activity restrictions.
  • Meet with your child’s teachers or write a letter to the school, or ask the doctor or nurse to write one.
  • With advance notice, many teachers can arrange for alternate activities that will help your child feel included.

Helping your child get used to new physical ability:

  • Many children, after treatment, find themselves feeling much better and able to participate in activities they were previously unable to do.
  • Some children may be afraid of engaging in activities that before were “off limits”.
  • As a parent, encourage your child to gradually participate in activities that appeal to them. You too may also need to overcome some fear about seeing your child engage in more vigorous activity.

Outdoor activity and sun exposure

  • We all know how important it is to have sun smarts. No doctor will encourage anyone to actively sun tan, or spend extended amounts of time in the sun, simply because of the risk of skin damage and skin cancer.
  • There are also added risks for some children with CHD who have to take medications, like Amiodarone, that make the skin more sun-sensitive.
  • This can cause the skin to be discoloured if exposed to the sun.

It is best to play it safe and follow these guidelines:

  • Keep away from sun exposure at peak sun hours
  • Stay in the shade as much as possible
  • Cover up with hats and long-sleeved shirts
  • Use sun block with a high SPF

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http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.3484341/k.F72D/Healthy Kids__PumpedMagazine_for_Kids.htm

http://jumpropeforheart.ca/home.php

For More information or to participate in your countries foundation – please visit the following link

www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.2796497/k.F922/Heart_Disease_Stroke_and_Healthy_Living.htm

www.ottawaheart.ca/heart_disease/cardiomyopathy.htm

www.heart.org/

www.bhf.org.uk/

www.heartfoundation.org.au/

www.heartfoundation.org.nz/

 This  article was first published in Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ February 2014

POBC Books

Classic Books

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

https://timeless-tomes.com/?gclid=CJi6zbvx0soCFYU9aQodWd0Fkw

 

Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen (Author)

Pride and prejudice F.

 

One of the most universally loved and admired English novels, Pride and Prejudice was penned as a popular entertainment. But the consummate artistry of Jane Austen (1775–1817) transformed this effervescent tale of rural romance into a witty, shrewdly observed satire of English country life that is now regarded as one of the principal treasures of English language. In a remote Hertfordshire village, far off the good coach roads of George III’s England, a country squire of no great means must marry off his five vivacious daughters. At the heart of this all-consuming enterprise are his headstrong second daughter Elizabeth Bennet and her aristocratic suitor Fitzwilliam Darcy—two lovers whose pride must be humbled and prejudices dissolved before the novel can come to its splendid conclusion. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

 

About the Author

 Jane Austin

JANE AUSTEN was born in Steventon rectory on December 16, 1775. Her family later moved to Bath, then to Southampton and finally to Chawton in Hampshire. She began writing Pride and Prejudice when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions and was initially rejected by the publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four of her novels in her lifetime, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1818.

This book and our other Classic books are also available at your School and Local Libraries and all  Book Stores.

 

 New Releases

Passenger

By Alexandra Bracken (Author)

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Product Description:

Violin prodigy Etta Spencer had big plans for her future, but a tragedy has put her once-bright career at risk. Closely tied to her musical skill, however, is a mysterious power she doesn’t even know she has. When her two talents collide during a stressful performance, Etta is drawn back hundreds of years through time.

Etta wakes, confused and terrified, in 1776, in the midst a fierce sea battle. Nicholas Carter, the handsome young prize master of a privateering ship, has been hired to retrieve Etta and deliver her unharmed to the Ironwoods, a powerful family in the Colonies–the very same one that orchestrated her jump back, and one Nicholas himself has ties to. But discovering she can time travel is nothing compared to the shock of discovering the true reason the Ironwoods have ensnared her in their web.

Another traveler has stolen an object of untold value from them, and, if Etta can find it, they will return her to her own time. Out of options, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the mysterious traveler. But as they draw closer to each other and the end of their search, the true nature of the object, and the dangerous game the Ironwoods are playing, comes to light–threatening to separate her not only from Nicholas, but her path home… forever.

About the author:

Alexandra BrackenAlexandra Bracken

ALEXANDRA BRACKEN is the New York Times bestselling author of the Darkest Minds series. Born and raised in Arizona, she moved east to study history and English at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. After working in publishing for several years, Alex now writes full-time and can be found hard at work on her next novel in a charming little apartment that’s perpetually overflowing with books. Visit her online at http://www.alexandrabracken.com and on Twitter @alexbracken.

This book was so good! ~ 0f course we get a classic Alexandra Bracken cliff hanger at the end. I loved the writing style in this book! It was completely different than the darkest minds trilogy. I love seeing when author’s change it up.

I haven’t really shared much with you about this book, because I do not want to spoil the beauty of it. I will however tell you: This is one of those books that is almost impossible to not fall in love with. This story is so well thought out and the characters are so easy to connect with. This is one of those books that adults will love too.

Available from:    http://www.amazon.ca and http://www.amazon.com

 

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Writing Prompt

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~ Anne Frank

Write about what you can do at this very moment to make a positive difference in someone’s life.  Will you donate time, objects or money to a charity? Will you do something to help out a friend, neighbour or complete stranger? Reflect and write! 🙂

POBC Picks

Reading Games for Kids Under 6

Capture

via Google Play 

★★★ Important Announcement ★★★
We now offer an All-in-One Pack, which includes access to the full versions of all of Intellijoy’s existing and future apps and comes with a free 7-day trial. Get it here: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intellijoy.pack

Reading Games for Kids Under 6 is the part of Intellijoy’s best-selling reading curriculum series. It is preceded by Kids ABC Letters and Kids ABC Phonics and followed by Kids ABC Trains and Kids Sight Words.

In addition to the three activities available in this free version, the paid version has three extra activities – Word Ball, Word Magic and Rocket Words.

Featured at the Google I/O conference, Reading Games for Kids Under 6 is a delightful game that invites preschool-aged children to blend sounds into words, read and form simple words, identify spoken words and learn word families.

Its six sections include:
★ In Magic Letter Bridge kids learn to blend letter sounds into words by moving Tommy the Turtle across the letter bridge as each letter is sounded out and a word is formed and pronounced. Your kids can hand Tommy a skateboard to make him go faster as they become comfortable with blending the sounds.

★ With Skateboards and Helmets children practice reading as they are asked to fit Tommy’s animal friends with skateboards and helmets.

★ In Turn the Blocks kids make words in a way that’s fun by turning real-looking blocks with letters on each side until the word is spelled out.

★ Through Word Ball children learn to identify spoken words by helping Tommy bat the right ball.

★ With Word Magic kids learn about word families as they fill the corresponding pot with potion and watch magic happen

★ In Rocket Words children get to practice word families as they assemble and launch a rocket into space

If your children do not know the alphabet sounds yet, we recommend our Kids ABC Phonics app. And if your kids need to learn or practice the names of the letters, try our Kids ABC Letters app.

Every section is designed to let children enjoy success time after time and receive positive reinforcement from the likable teacher, so they want to keep learning. Once your child is involved and happy, you can relax, with the assurance that he or she is having a great time – and learning.

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Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ April 2014 Newsletter

 

 

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Welcome to the New Professor Owl’s Book Corner

In every month’s issue we will share with you

the wonderful world of books!

 ~~~

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

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

 

autism awareness day

 

 

In 2012, it was declared that every April 2nd will be recognized as International Autism Awareness day. … we also recognize October as Autism Awareness month, … it therefore seemed fitting to let you know about a wonderful book, that helps both children and adults understand autism a little better.

 my-friend-with-autism

 

 

This book’s colourful pictures and delightful storyline will encourage acceptance and understanding among children, while the printable coloring pages will explain and connect learners!

My Friend with Autism is the special result of parent Beverly Bishop’s determination to educate her son’s classmates about autism. This enabled her son to fit in at school. A child narrator explains that his friend with autism is good at some things and not so good at others—just like everyone else! In an informative, positive tone, he addresses issues such as: * Sensory Sensitivity * Communication Differences * Unique Ways of Playing * Insistence on Routine

At the end of the book are Page-by-Page Notes for Adults, which supplement the text with facts and explanations to further educate teachers and classmates’ parents. The FREE companion CD contains a printable coloring page for every page of the book, including the Page-by-Page Notes for Adults and other features such as: * 18 Signs and Symptoms of an Autism Spectrum Disorder * 10 Quick Strategies for Helping a Child with Autism * Recommended Reading

Available from http://www.Amazon.ca

This book’s colourful pictures and delightful storyline will encourage acceptance and understanding among children, while the printable coloring pages will explain and connect learners!

My Friend with Autism is the special result of parent Beverly Bishop’s determination to educate her son’s classmates about autism. This enabled her son to fit in at school. A child narrator explains that his friend with autism is good at some things and not so good at others—just like everyone else! In an informative, positive tone, he addresses issues such as: * Sensory Sensitivity * Communication Differences * Unique Ways of Playing * Insistence on Routine

At the end of the book are Page-by-Page Notes for Adults, which supplement the text with facts and explanations to further educate teachers and classmates’ parents. The FREE companion CD contains a printable coloring page for every page of the book, including the Page-by-Page Notes for Adults and other features such as: * 18 Signs and Symptoms of an Autism Spectrum Disorder * 10 Quick Strategies for Helping a Child with Autism * Recommended Reading

Available from http://www.Amazon.ca

 

 

 

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Classic Books

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

Project Gutenberg Canada / Project Gutenberg Canada

 

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

By Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Anne of Green Gables is about a skinny red haired girl who has both a short temper and a very colorful imagination. She really loves the little farmhouse but the Cuthberts might send her back to the orphanage because Matthew needed a boy about 11 or 12 to help him on the farm.
Sometimes Anne’s imagination gets her in trouble. For instance when Marilla asks her to get a pattern from Mrs. Barry she doesn’t want to because she imagined the woods between the houses were haunted! The book tells about her life growing up in the 1930’s. As she grows, she learns many lessons and meets many friends who help her to become Anne of Green Gables.
This book is wonderful. It is a great book for girls to read. I loved it because the character was funny, spunky, and could talk forever. She reminded me of my sister. Anne never gave up trying to reach her goals. She will keep you interested throughout the whole book!

 About the author:

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Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author with roots in Scotland. She lost her mother at an early age, and was raised by her maternal grandparents. She began to keep a diary and discovered at the age of 10 that she could write poetry. After college she became a teacher but kept writing. In 1908 her first novel, “Anne of Green Gables.”

 

 

To download your copy of this great little book:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/45/45-h/45-h.htm

 

 

New Releases

The Heroes of Olympus ~ Book Three the Mark of Athena  

Rick Riordan (Author)

Mark of Athea

Price: Hardcover edition CDN$14.43

Book Description

Release Date: April 8 2014 | Series: The Heroes of Olympus (Book 3)

In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Half-blood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only six–who will complete the Prophecy of Seven?

The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of Death? Much of the prophecy remains a mystery. . . .

With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena is be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan.

 

Third book of the series. I love this author; his books are very educational and fresh read. I am an adult but love to read them.

 

Available from.http://www.amazon.ca

 

 

 

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Writing Prompt

Everyday we see people who are sad or may need help but won’t always tell us. Write about what nice thing you can do for these people without them knowing it was you. Can you shovel their drive way? Send them a cheer up

Picture Prompt  

Bentley

~ Write about what your pet sees.~

POBC Picks

Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Games Free

 

via http://www.amazon.com/Preschool-Kindergarten-Learning-Games-Free/dp/B007KOKIK6/ref=sr_1_10/188-8894619-3460464?s=mobile-apps&ie=UTF8&qid=1396898197&sr=1-10

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Product Features:
12 educational and fun games
Helpful voice narration to learn letters and words
Colorful pictures and animations
Hours of fun for your kids
Product Description
Educational games that will keep your preschool and kindergarten age kids entertained while they are learning!

Helpful voice narrating, colorful graphics, and great sound effects will help your kids learn letters, spelling, math, and more! Includes 3 free games, unlock all 12 games in the full version.

Games:
– Shapes and Colors
– Letters
– Counting
– Memory
– Alphabet
– Addition
– Puzzles
– Spelling
– Subtraction
– Positions
– Nouns and Verbs
– Countdown
Developer Info:
Kevin Bradford develops fun and engaging apps for kids and adults.
Technical Details:
Size: 24.3MB
Version: 2.1
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Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
Approximate Download Time: Less than 4 minutes

Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ February 2014 Newsletter

February

Welcome to the New Professor Owl’s Book Corner

In every month’s issue we will share with you

the wonderful world of books!

 ~~~

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

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

 

Heart and Stroke

 

Children and Congenital Heart Disease

Infants born with a congenital heart condition in 2014 are more likely to have better results, both cardiac and developmental, than those infants born a several years ago. This is due to a better understanding of congenital heart disease (CHD) and to medical improvements and studies. These studies are now being done on adult patients, and results collected are helping to provide information to prepare families of children who are newly diagnosed.

Even though, results have only been collected in recent years they are finding that children with cardiac problems are now living well into adulthood. This is due to the development of medical procedures on the pre-and post-operative care, school environment and other factors that might affect the child’s development, both physically and mentally.

Being a parent to an infant or toddler with a heart condition can be very different from being a parent to a school-aged child, likewise being a teen-ager with the same condition. As teenagers reach adulthood, they are faced with new issues, physical and social (for example physical frustration, sexual maturity, or accepting limitations), that further affect their care and well-being.

Your family support system and the health care team can help you and your child face adulthood by understanding their concerns, and assist by developing coping strategies that your child can take with them into adult years.

Physical activity:

Many children with congenital heart disease go on to lead full, normal lives, though sometimes with restrictions.

However, it does depend on how much and the type of exercising your child can do. This is mainly for children with simple congenital heart disease; as their conditions can in many cases be corrected, either permanently or well enough to enable virtually trouble-free living. In other cases, children are advised not to participate in strenuous sports.

Always the importance is on the overall health and recovery benefits of physical activity, with a focus on what a child can do, as opposed to what they cannot do. Endurance sports are usually alright, and if it’s not clear how involved a child can get in a given sport. The doctor should also do regular exercise tolerance reassessment as the child grows to see whether the condition is improving over the years to an extent that other sports may have become an option.

Concern over physical activity:

  • Doctors suggest that children with certain heart conditions avoid certain types of physical activity, generally competitive and contact sports.
  • These limits depend on how severe the heart condition is.
  • The concern is that the interaction might physically further damage the heart or that the intense activity can over-excite the heart.
  • When the body is working hard, adrenaline is released into the blood stream.
  • This too has the potential to irritate, and potentially further damage, the heart.

Helping your child cope with physical limitations:

  • It can be tough, especially for older children, to be unable to participate fully in sports and other physical activities.
  • They will be frustrated by not being able to have fun with their friends and may feel left out.
  • This will be especially difficult for children diagnosed later in life who had previously excelled in sports.
  • It’s critical that they understand, however, why it is so important to choose their activities carefully and observe athletic activity restrictions, particularly if they “feel fine” and don’t seem to have symptoms.
  • As a parent, you can encourage your child to participate in safe sports, such as swimming, golf, and house leagues.
  • Your doctor will be able to confirm which sports are acceptable for your child. Everyday family activities are also safe.
  • You can also encourage your child to develop skills in other areas and engage in alternate activities that can be equally satisfying.
  • If your child is quite young, you will need to make sure that teachers at your child’s school are aware of his physical activity restrictions.
  • Meet with your child’s teachers or write a letter to the school, or ask the doctor or nurse to write one.
  • With advance notice, many teachers can arrange for alternate activities that will help your child feel included.

Helping your child get used to new physical ability:

  • Many children, after treatment, find themselves feeling much better and able to participate in activities they were previously unable to do.
  • Some children may be afraid of engaging in activities that before were “off limits”.
  • As a parent, encourage your child to gradually participate in activities that appeal to them. You too may also need to overcome some fear about seeing your child engage in more vigorous activity.

Outdoor activity and sun exposure

  • We all know how important it is to have sun smarts. No doctor will encourage anyone to actively sun tan, or spend extended amounts of time in the sun, simply because of the risk of skin damage and skin cancer.
  • There are also added risks for some children with CHD who have to take medications, like Amiodarone, that make the skin more sun-sensitive.
  • This can cause the skin to be discoloured if exposed to the sun.

It is best to play it safe and follow these guidelines:

  • Keep away from sun exposure at peak sun hours
  • Stay in the shade as much as possible
  • Cover up with hats and long-sleeved shirts
  • Use sun block with a high SPF

img-69

http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.3484341/k.F72D/Healthy Kids__PumpedMagazine_for_Kids.htm

http://jumpropeforheart.ca/home.php

For More information or to participate in your countries foundation – please visit the following link

www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.2796497/k.F922/Heart_Disease_Stroke_and_Healthy_Living.htm

www.ottawaheart.ca/heart_disease/cardiomyopathy.htm

www.heart.org/

www.bhf.org.uk/

www.heartfoundation.org.au/

www.heartfoundation.org.nz/

 

 

POBC Books

Classic Books

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

Project Gutenberg Canada / Project Gutenberg Canada

The Red House Mystery

Author:  A.A. Milne

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Antony Gillingham arrives at the Red House moments after a gunshot is heard. The room is locked, the murderer has disappeared and, in Antony’s opinion, the police are going about it the wrong way. Antony, who was looking for a new profession anyway, decides to solve the murder himself, with a little help from his friend Bill.

I remember reading this book as a class reader many years ago at school.  My fellow students and I just loved this mystery.  Unfortunately I moved away from that school before we reached the ending.  I purchased the book just to finish the book..  Before writing this review I read the full book in one afternoon; again I just could not wait to finally find out how it ended.  Would certainly recommend this as a great read for teens and old adults like me.

 

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

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A. A. Milne

Author

Alan Alexander Milne was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children’s poems.

    Born: January 18, 1882, Hampstead, United Kingdom

    Died: January 31, 1956, Hartfield

Plays: Toad of Toad Hall, The Ugly Duckling, Wurzel-Flummery

Parents: Sarah Marie Milne, Vince Milne

Nationality: English, British

Release Date:  

 Language: English

To download your copy of this great little book:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1872/1872-h/1872-h.htm

New Releases

 The Unbound (An Archived Novel)

Victoria Schwab(Author)

 The Unbound-crop

 Price:  CDN$12.99  Hard Cover

 

Book Description

Release Date: Jan. 28 2014| Series: The Archived

Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books. Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive. Last summer, Mackenzie Bishop, a Keeper tasked with stopping violent Histories from escaping the Archive, almost lost her life to one. Now, as she starts her junior year at Hyde School, she’s struggling to get her life back. But moving on isn’t easy — not when her dreams are haunted by what happened. She knows the past is past, knows it cannot hurt her, but it feels so real, and when her nightmares begin to creep into her waking hours, she starts to wonder if she’s really safe. Meanwhile, people are vanishing without a trace, and the only thing they seem to have in common is Mackenzie. She’s sure the Archive knows more than they are letting on, but before she can prove it, she becomes the prime suspect. And unless Mac can track down the real culprit, she’ll lose everything, not only her role as Keeper, but her memories, and even her life. Can Mackenzie untangle the mystery before she herself unravels? With stunning prose and a captivating mixture of action, romance, and horror, The Unbound delves into a richly imagined world where no choice is easy and love and loss feel like two sides of the same coin.

 

The Archived Series is the sense of reality in the supernatural. I find that the Victoria Schwab does a wonderful job of making all of her characters real people. . I also really enjoy the twists that she puts in to every book she writes. The Unbound is an outstanding sequel to the Written. I would have to say that I actually liked it a little more ~I must say that the end of this book was certainly more interesting and unique than the first.. I really love the world and characters that the author has created here. I can hardly wait for her next book.   

Available fr0m www.amazon.ca

 

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Writing Prompt

Write about spending the day with a character from your favourite book.  Do you go on a trip or just hang out at home? What do you do all day? Do you have a good time or can you not wait for them to leave?

Picture Prompt  

Write

~ Write about your favourite book.~

POBC Picks

Kids Games: Reading FREE

ABC

via Google Play ~https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intellijoy.android.reading.free

Description

Preschool learning games by Intellijoy are both educational and fun.Kids Games: Reading FREE (a.k.a. Kids Learn to Read) will teach you children to:
– Blend sounds into words
– Read simple words
– Form simple wordsKids Learn to Read is the 4th app in our Alphabet Curriculum Series. It is preceded by Kids ABC Letters, Kids ABC Phonics, and Kids ABC Trains.Note: The paid version (Kids Learn to Read Preschool) has 15 extra words in the first and the third activities as well as child-lock functionality that can be enabled in Preferences. Please note that child lock functionality is not available on tablets.

★ Prerequisites:
Knowledge of letter names and sounds (if not, first get Kids ABC Letters, Kids ABC Phonics and Kids ABC Trains)

Kids Reading is a delightful game that invites your children to practice blending sounds together to form, read and spell words that are all made up of only three letters of the alphabet, such as “dog”,”sun”, and “big”.

★ What won’t my children learn?
They won’t learn to read words longer than three or four letters.
Kids ABC Reading assumes that your kids already know the sounds that the letters of the alphabet make. If your children do not know these sounds yet, we recommend our Kids ABC Phonics app.

Kids Reading assumes that your kids already know the sounds that the letters of the alphabet make. If your children do not know these sounds yet, we recommend our Kids ABC Phonics and Kids ABC Trains apps.

And if your children have not had a chance to learn the names of the letters, we recommend that you download our Kids ABC Letters app. It’s the most enjoyable way ever for kids to learn the names of the letters of the alphabet.

To summarize:
Kids ABC Letters teaches letters
Kids ABC Phonics teaches sounds
Kids ABC Trains teaches letters and phonics
Kids Learn to Read (i.e. this app) teaches your children to read simple words

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