Best Anne Carter books

The Shepherd's Granddaughter

Anne Laurel Carter

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Ever since she was a little girl, Amani has wanted to be a shepherd, just like her beloved grandfather, Sido. For generations her family has grazed sheep above the olive groves of the family homestead near Hebron. But now Amani's family home is being threatened by encroaching Jewish settlements. As Amani struggles to find increasingly rare grazing land for her starving sheep, her uncle and brother are tempted to take a more militant stance against the settlers. Then she meets Jonathan, an American boy visiting his father. Away from the pressures of their families, and despite their differences, the two young people discover a secret meadow where Amani can graze her sheep. A moving novel about one of the most hotly disputed pieces of land on earth.

Night Boy

Anne Laurel Carter

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Night is a boy who knows it's much more fun to play than go to sleep. When the sun sets, he travels through the night sky in a spaceship with his teddy. Night's favorite game is hide-and-go-seek, which he plays each evening with his older sister, Day. But why can't he ever find her?

Night Boy is a unique playful picturebook about a brother and a sister named Night and Day. The rhythmic text and rich illustrations make for a bedtime story that is sure to lull children who say "I can't sleep" into dreamland. Through the personas of a brother and sister, Night Boy offers a unique explanation of how night turns to day astronomically.

Look, See the Bird!

Bill Wilson

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Look, See the Bird! is a beautifully illustrated children's book which seeks to not only promote curiosity in children about the natural world around them, but also to establish the universal quality of having a connection with nature. Look, See the Bird! follows children in a variety of locations, all of whom are learning about local birds and their habits.
 
Beginning with Ruben and his sister Maria, who have decided to spend their day bird-watching in the coffee plants of their Nicaraguan farm, the story wings towards locations as far removed as Alabama and Ontario, lighting down briefly along the way as children the world over join with Ruben and Maria in spirit, looking for birds in their own backyards. Each time, the question is asked by one child to another: "Look! See the bird?" And each time, the children are treated to the sight of a majestic bird native to their home.
 
This unifying question joins the children on the page with the children holding the book, inviting them to look outside, and see what they can see!

The Robert E. Lee Family Cooking and Housekeeping Book

Anne Carter Zimmer

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Based on Mrs. Lee's personal notebook and presented by her great-granddaughter, this charming book is a treasury of recipes, remedies, and household history. Both the original and modern versions of 70 recipes are included.

Unitarian Universalism Is a Really Long Name

Jennifer Dant

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Introduces the Unitarian Universalist religion, describing the beliefs upon which it was founded, how its members worship, and how they serve their community.

Dinner Time

Anne Carter

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Ingenious pop-out illustrations animate a story about what several animals eat for dinner

What Every Teacher Should Know About: Making Accommodations and Adaptations for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities

Nari J. Carter

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This valuable resource and reference provides brief, hands-on, research-based methods for facilitating access to the general education curriculum for students with special learning and behavioral needs. 

 

This book is designed to instruct preservice teachers about challenges students with mild/moderate disabilities face in learning classroom curriculum, and to help these teachers learn how to provide accommodations and adaptations that address students’ educational needs.  The book is divided into four sections: Addressing Learning Problems, Accessing General Education Curriculum, Assessment, and Content Area Accommodations.  Each section beings with a discussion of the topic and explains why students with disabilities experience difficulty learning, followed by several suggestions that address students’ specific learning difficulties.



HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS FIRST EDITION:

  • All accommodations and adaptations discussed in this book are research-proven  to be effective for students with disabilities.
  • Many of the suggestions listed in each section are illustrated with examples of how teachers can implement the suggestions in their teaching.  
  • Suggestions for c ulturally and/or linguistically diverse students are included throughout the book.
  • An Appendix provides lesson plan examples for each section of the book.

Phone Book

Jan Pienkowski

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Push the button and the phone will ring calling a bear, frog, cat, bunny rabbit, ostrich, and dog.

Elliott Carter: A Centennial Portrait in Letters and Documents (Paul Sacher Foundation)

Felix Meyer

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Born in New York in December 1908, the venerable but still active American composer Elliott Carter is one of the most highly regarded figures in the music of our time. His works span more than seven decades and have been the subject of many analyses, and most of his writings have appeared in carefully edited collections. In contrast, few of the documents on his life and music, largely preserved at the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel, are known to the public. This body of material forms the main source of the present volume, which offers a richly annotated selection of Carter's correspondence and other documents, including unpublished writings, facsimiles of music manuscripts, and photographs. The book traces the biographical, intellectual, and artistic evolution of a composer who, building on American modernism and interacting with the latest developments in Europe, has forged a distinctive, highly sophisticated musical language, and captures his friendships with fellow musicians and friends such as Charles Ives, Nadia Boulanger, John Kirkpatrick, Aaron Copland, Nicolas Nabokov, and more recently, Pierre Boulez, Oliver Knussen, Heinz Holliger, Daniel Barenboim, and James Levine. Published in association with the Paul Sacher Foundation.

Tangible Things: Making History through Objects

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

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In a world obsessed with the virtual, tangible things are once again making history. Tangible Things invites readers to look closely at the things around them, ordinary things like the food on their plate and extraordinary things like the transit of planets across the sky. It argues that almost any material thing, when examined closely, can be a link between present and past.

The authors of this book pulled an astonishing array of materials out of storage--from a pencil manufactured by Henry David Thoreau to a bracelet made from iridescent beetles--in a wide range of Harvard University collections to mount an innovative exhibition alongside a new general education course. The exhibition challenged the rigid distinctions between history, anthropology, science, and the arts. It showed that object-centered inquiry inevitably leads to a questioning of categories within and beyond history.

Tangible Things is both an introduction to the range and scope of Harvard's remarkable collections and an invitation to reassess collections of all sorts, including those that reside in the bottom drawers or attics of people's houses. It interrogates the nineteenth-century categories that still divide art museums from science museums and historical collections from anthropological displays and that assume history is made only from written documents. Although it builds on a larger discussion among specialists, it makes its arguments through case studies, hoping to simultaneously entertain and inspire. The twenty case studies take us from the Galapagos Islands to India and from a third-century Egyptian papyrus fragment to a board game based on the twentieth-century comic strip "Dagwood and Blondie." A companion website catalogs the more than two hundred objects in the original exhibition and suggests ways in which the principles outlined in the book might change the way people understand the tangible things that surround them.