Download E-books Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning) PDF

By Matteo Bittanti, danah boyd, Heather A. Horst, Patricia G. Lange, C. J. Pascoe

Conventional knowledge approximately younger people's use of electronic expertise frequently equates generational id with expertise identification: present day children appear always plugged in to games, social networking websites, and textual content messaging. but there's little genuine examine that investigates the difficult dynamics of youths' social and leisure use of electronic media. Hanging Out, Messing round, and Geeking Out fills this hole, reporting on an formidable three-year ethnographic research into how teenagers live and studying with new media in diversified settings -- at domestic, in after-school courses, and in on-line areas. Integrating twenty-three case stories -- which come with Harry Potter podcasting, video-game enjoying, song sharing, and on-line romantic breakups -- in a distinct collaborative authorship style, striking Out, Messing round, and Geeking Out is distinct for its mix of in-depth description of particular workforce dynamics with conceptual analysis.

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Download E-books Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation PDF

By Elizabeth Beckwith

Popular actress and stand-up comedienne Elizabeth Beckwith provides us the parenting consultant to finish all parenting publications: Raising the precise baby via Guilt and Manipulation. A widespread visitor on The overdue, past due express and one among seven comics featured within the Time magazine article, “Funny: the following Generation,” Beckwith now places forth a hilarious new parenting philosophy that will surprise Dr. Spock and traumatize T. Berry Brazelton. Raising the ideal baby via Guilt and Manipulation is a riotously irreverent tackle modern baby rearing.

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Download E-books Travel with Children: Family - Friendly Travel Without the Fuss PDF

By Lonely Planet

From vacationing Santa's domestic in Lapland to recognizing penguins in Patagonia or traveling temples in Laos, this publication makes kinfolk shuttle more uncomplicated. Our group of parent-authors presents rules and suggestion for each element of vacationing with junior adventurers, giving mom and dad the instruments and the boldness to plot the journey of a life-time in additional than eighty international locations round the world.

Hundreds of enjoyable commute principles for kids of all ages
Information and suggestion for greater than eighty family-friendly destinations
Details on easy methods to remain secure and fit

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Download E-books Junk Drawer Physics: 50 Awesome Experiments That Don't Cost a Thing (Junk Drawer Science) PDF

By Bobby Mercer

There isn't desire for dear, high-tech lab gear to accomplish physics experiments-you most likely have all you wish at your residence junk drawer. flip a plastic cup right into a pinhole digicam utilizing waxed paper, a rubber band, and a thumbtack. construct a swinging wave laptop utilizing a chain of washers suspended on strings from a yardstick. Use a cork, string, and water-filled plastic bottle to create an easy accelerometer. Or build your individual planetarium from an empty potato chip canister, building paper, scissors, and a pin. Physics instructor Bobby Mercer offers readers with greater than 50 nice hands-on experiments that may be played for simply pennies . . . or much less. each one undertaking has a fabrics checklist, distinct step by step directions with illustrations, and a short clarification of the clinical precept being validated. Junk Drawer Physics additionally comprises sidebars of attention-grabbing physics proof: do you know the Eiffel Tower is six inches taller in summer season than in wintry weather simply because its metal constitution expands within the warmth? Educators and oldsters will locate this name a convenient source to coach youngsters approximately physics issues that come with magnetism, electrical energy, strength, movement, gentle, strength, sound, and extra, and feature enjoyable even as. Bobby Mercer has been a highschool physics instructor for over twenty years. he's the writer of The Flying laptop publication, The Racecar booklet, and wreck It! Crash It! release It! and lives together with his relatives open air of Asheville, North Carolina.

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Download E-books Cinderland: A Memoir PDF

By Amy Jo Burns

A riveting literary debut concerning the fee of conserving quiet

Amy Jo Burns grew up in Mercury, Pennsylvania, an business city humbled through the metal cave in of the Eighties. rather than the development booms and twelve-hour shifts her mom and dad’ new release had identified, the Mercury Amy Jo knew was once marred through empty homes, previous strip mines, and vacant plenty. It wasn’t really a ghost town—only simply because many folks had no selection yet to stay.
 
The yr Burns became ten, this sleepy city unexpectedly awakened. Howard Lotte, its cherished piano instructor, used to be accused of sexually assaulting his woman scholars. one of the numerous ladies wondered, merely seven got here ahead. For telling the reality, town ostracized those women and accused them of attempting to smear an exceptional man’s popularity. As for the remainder girls—well, they have been smarter. They lied. Burns used to be one in every of them.
 
yet any such lie has its personal effects. opposed to a backdrop of fireplace and metal, disgrace and redemption, Burns tells of the men she ran from and towards, the chums she deserted, and the unending performances she gave to delight a city that by no means depended on ladies within the first place.
 
this is often the tale of growing to be up in a city that either worshipped and sacrificed its youth—a city that believed being a great woman intended being a quiet one—and the lengthy highway Burns took towards forgiving her ten-year-old self. Cinderland is an elegy to that younger girl’s innocence, in addition to a compliment track to the healing powers of breaking a protracted silence. 

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Download E-books Violet and the Pearl of the Orient PDF

By Harriet Whitehorn, Becka Moor

'Whitehorn's debut is pacey and imaginitive and Becka Moor's illustrations a satisfaction. excellent for readers who cherished the Ottoline books through Chris Riddell.' the days
'Effortlessly gorgeous' Moontrug
'An experience brimful of appeal, advised with brio and a great deal of panache…Young readers, really enthusiasts of Lauren baby, could be very interested by Violet and her world' Books for Keeps
'A nice heroine, an exciting secret, and extraordinary use of language… highly recommended' YAyeahyeah
'Sherlock larger be careful, 'cos Violet's about!' Wondrous Reads
Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an novice Sherlock Holmes within the making...
When a brand new kin movement in round the corner, Violet is bound there's anything unusual approximately them. Then her eccentric, yet gorgeous neighbour, Dee Dee Derota, has a useful jewel stolen. may possibly the hot relations be in charge? Violet is at the case to discover the truth…
With a gorgeous hardback package deal whole with color illustrations all through through rising expertise, Becka Moore, everyone seems to be guaranteed to fall in love with Violet and the vibrant characters that make up her international. excellent for enthusiasts of Dixie O'Day, Ottoline, Goth lady and Darcy Burdock.

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Download E-books The Magic Trap (The Lemonade War Series) PDF

By Jacqueline Davies

Jessie and Evan Treski have waged a lemonade conflict, sought justice in a category trial,unmasked a bell thief, and stood at contrary ends over the perfect to maintain secrets and techniques.
   Now they're making a magic show—a specialist magic convey, of their personal yard! They perform, they examine, and so they perform a few extra. And who exhibits up? Their father, who has performed the sort of reliable task of disappearing during the last few years.
   Just as Evan and Jessie took on working a company in The Lemonade War and a courtroom of legislations in The Lemonade Crime, during this 5th novel of the bestselling Lemonade battle sequence, they tackle the demanding situations of magic and phantasm all whereas getting to know some hidden truths approximately their very own relatives. Another fresh, humorous, emotionally charged novel by means of the writer whom Books for Kids calls, "one of the easiest writers for the center grades around."

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Download E-books Romania's Abandoned Children: Deprivation, Brain Development, and the Struggle for Recovery PDF

By Charles A. Nelson, Charles H. Zeanah

The implications of early adventure for kid's mind improvement, habit, and mental functioning have lengthy absorbed caregivers, researchers, and clinicians. The 1989 fall of Romania's Ceausescu regime left nearly 170,000 kids in seven hundred overcrowded, impoverished associations throughout Romania, and caused the main finished examine to this point at the results of institutionalization on kid's future health. Romania's deserted Children, the authoritative account of this landmark examine, files the devastating toll paid by way of teenagers who're disadvantaged of responsive care, social interplay, stimulation, and mental comfort.

Launched in 2000, the Bucharest Early Intervention venture (BEIP) was once a conscientiously managed research of foster care in its place to institutionalization. Researchers incorporated 136 deserted babies and little toddlers within the learn and randomly assigned half them to foster care created in particular for the undertaking. the opposite part stayed in Romanian associations, the place stipulations remained substandard. Over a twelve-year span, either teams have been assessed for actual progress, cognitive functioning, mind improvement, and social habit. facts from a 3rd staff of kids raised by way of their start households have been accrued for comparison.

The examine discovered that the institutionalized childrens have been seriously impaired in IQ and manifested numerous social and emotional problems, in addition to adjustments in mind improvement. besides the fact that, the sooner an institutionalized baby was once positioned into foster care, the higher the restoration. Combining clinical, old, and private narratives in a gripping, frequently heartbreaking, account, Romania's deserted teenagers highlights the urgency of efforts to aid the hundreds of thousands of parentless teenagers residing in associations in the course of the world.

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Download E-books The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children PDF

By Ross E. Cheit

Within the Eighties, a sequence of kid intercourse abuse circumstances rocked the U.S.. the main well-known case used to be the 1984 McMartin preschool case, yet there have been a few others besides. by means of the latter a part of the last decade, the belief was once frequent that kid intercourse abuse had develop into a major challenge in the USA. but inside many years, the fear approximately it died down significantly. The failure to convict someone within the McMartin case and a greatly publicized appellate selection in New Jersey that freed an accused molester had grew to become the dominant narrative on its head. within the early Nineteen Nineties, a brand new narrative with awesome endurance emerged: the kid intercourse abuse situations have been symptomatic of a 'moral panic' that had produced a witch hunt. A important declare during this new witch hunt narrative was once that the youngsters who testified weren't trustworthy and simply swayed via prosecutorial recommendation. In time, the suggestion that kid intercourse abuse used to be a fabricated from sensationalized over-reporting and much much less endemic than initially inspiration grew to become the recent universal sense.

But did the recent witch hunt narrative thoroughly signify fact? As Ross Cheit demonstrates in his exhaustive account of kid intercourse abuse instances long ago and a part many years, purveyors of the witch hunt narrative by no means did the labor of reading court docket documents within the many situations that reached the courts in the course of the kingdom. as an alternative, they handled a number of instances as consultant and concluded that the problem used to be blown a ways out of share. Drawing on years of analysis into instances in a couple of states, Cheit indicates that the difficulty had now not been blown out of share in any respect. in reality, baby intercourse abuse convictions have been usual occurrences, and the crime happened way more often than traditional knowledge may have us think. Cheit's target isn't to easily turn out the narrative flawed, besides the fact that. He additionally exhibits how a story in accordance with empirically skinny proof grew to become a idea with genuine social strength, and the way that idea stood at odds with a much more grim truth. the idea that the cost of kid intercourse abuse was once as a rule a hoax additionally left us unprepared to house the a ways larger scandal of kid intercourse abuse within the Catholic Church, which, by the way, has served to confirm Cheit's thesis concerning the pervasiveness of the matter. In sum, The Witch-Hunt Narrative is a magisterial and empirically strong account of the social dynamics that resulted in the denial of common human tragedy.

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Download E-books Lighthouses for Kids: History, Science, and Lore with 21 Activities (For Kids series) PDF

By Katherine L. House

Bringing to existence an period whilst rivers, lakes, and oceans have been the nation’s highways and lighthouses served as site visitors indications and maps, this complete reference presents youngsters with an in-depth historical past of lighthouses and firsthand tales of the demanding situations confronted through lighthouse keepers. jam-packed with attractive actions akin to studying tips on how to tie a bowline knot and construction a version lighthouse, this distinct ebook additionally features a box advisor to U.S. lighthouses, locations to go to, a time line, thesaurus, web pages to discover, and a analyzing checklist for additional study.

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