When I Was a Child I Read Books
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

When I Was a Child I Read Books


  • Author : Marilynne Robinson
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2012-03-13
  • Genre: Literary Collections
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780374709419


When I Was a Child I Read Books Book Description :

Marilynne Robinson has built a sterling reputation as a writer of sharp, subtly moving prose, not only as a major American novelist, but also as a rigorous thinker and incisive essayist. In When I Was a Child I Read Books she returns to and expands upon the themes which have preoccupied her work with renewed vigor. In "Austerity as Ideology," she tackles the global debt crisis, and the charged political and social political climate in this country that makes finding a solution to our financial troubles so challenging. In "Open Thy Hand Wide" she searches out the deeply embedded role of generosity in Christian faith. And in "When I Was a Child," one of her most personal essays to date, an account of her childhood in Idaho becomes an exploration of ind...

When I Was a Child I Read Books
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

When I Was a Child I Read Books


  • Author : Marilynne Robinson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-03-20
  • Genre: Literary Collections
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781443410946


When I Was a Child I Read Books Book Description :

A NATIONAL BESTSELLER Ever since the 1981 publication of her stunning debut, Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson has built a sterling reputation as a writer of sharp, subtly moving prose, not only as a major American novelist (her second novel, Gilead, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize), but also as a rigorous thinker and incisive essayist. Her compelling and demanding collection The Death of Adam—in which she reflects upon her Presbyterian upbringing, investigates the roots of Midwestern abolitionism and mounts a memorable defence of Calvinism—is respected as a classic of the genre, and praised by Doris Lessing as “a useful antidote to the increasingly crude and slogan-loving culture we inhabit.” In When I Was a Child I Read Books, Robinson return...

When I Was A Child I Read Books
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

When I Was A Child I Read Books


  • Author : Marilynne Robinson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-03-22
  • Genre: Literary Collections
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780748129362


When I Was A Child I Read Books Book Description :

From the author of the magnificent, award-winning novels GILEAD, HOME and LILA comes this wonderful, heart-warming collection of essays about reading. 'Grace and intelligence ...[her work] defines universal truths about what it means to be human' Barack Obama Marilynne Robinson is not only a writer of sharp, subtly moving fiction, but also a rigorous thinker and incisive essayist. In this luminous collection she returns to the themes which have preoccupied her bestselling novels: the place literature has in life, the role of faith in modern living, the contradictions inherent in human nature. Clear-eyed and forceful as ever, Robinson demonstrates once again why she is regarded as one of our best-loved writers....

What to Read When

What to Read When


  • Author : Pam Allyn
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-04-02
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781101032398


What to Read When Book Description :

Read Pam Allyn's posts on the Penguin Blog The books to read aloud to children at the important moments in their lives. In What to Read When, award-winning educator Pam Allyn celebrates the power of reading aloud with children. In many ways, books provide the first opportunity for children to begin to reflectively engage with and understand the world around them. Not only can parents entertain their child and convey the beauty of language through books, they can also share their values and create lasting connections. Here, Allyn offers parents and caregivers essential advice on choosing appropriate titles for their children—taking into account a child’s age, attention ability, gender, and interests— along with techniques for reading aloud effec...

Housekeeping
Score: 1
From 2 Ratings

Housekeeping


  • Author : Marilynne Robinson
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2015-01-15
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780571314720


Housekeeping Book Description :

From the Orange Prize winning author of Home Acclaimed on publication as a contemporary classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and Lucille, orphansgrowing up in the small desolate town of Fingerbone in the vast northwest of America. Abandoned by a succession of relatives, the sisters find themselves in the care of Sylvie, the remote and enigmatic sister of their dead mother. Steeped in imagery of the bleak wintry landscape around them, the sisters' struggle towards adulthood is powerfully portrayed in a novel about loss, loneliness and transience. 'I love and have lived with this book . . . it holds a unique and quiet place among the masterpieces of 20th century American fiction.' Paul Bailey 'I found myself reading slowly, than more slowly--this...

Teach a Child to Read with Children s Books

Teach a Child to Read with Children s Books


  • Author : Mark Bruce Thogmartin
  • Publisher : Grayson Bernard Pub
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X004260163


Teach a Child to Read with Children s Books Book Description :

This guide shows parents how to combine story reading, phonics, and writing to help their children develop into skilled and motivated readers. The guide discusses how to prepare children for reading success; how to use children's literature to promote learning and enjoyment; why combining book experiences and phonics is better than using either approach alone; ways to use writing to enhance children's reading progress; why reading aloud is important; and which books to use and where to find them. Chapters in the guide are: (1) "The 'Great Debate'"; (2) "Acquiring Language and Learning To Read"; (3) "Early Readers: What Can They Teach Us?"; (4) "What Works? One Successful Program"; (5) "Using 'Real Books' in Your Program"; (6) "Preparing for Formal Le...

How to Raise a Reader

How to Raise a Reader


  • Author : Pamela Paul
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781523508525


How to Raise a Reader Book Description :

An indispensable guide to welcoming children—from babies to teens—to a lifelong love of reading, written by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, editors of The New York Times Book Review. Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are? How about curling up for hours on end to discover the secret of the Sorcerer’s Stone? Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, How to Raise a Reader shows you how to instill the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading. Divided into four sections, from baby through teen, and each illustrated by a different artist, this book offers something useful on every page, whether it’s how to develop rituals around reading or build a family library, or ways to en...

A Child of Books
Score: 5
From 5 Ratings

A Child of Books


  • Author : Oliver Jeffers
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-09-05
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 1406386049


A Child of Books Book Description :

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Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Score: 4.5
From 64 Ratings

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons


  • Author : Siegfried Engelmann
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1986-06-15
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671631987


Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons Book Description :

With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you’ll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a...

Holiness
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

Holiness


  • Author : John Charles Ryle
  • Publisher : Fig
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Holiness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610610391


Holiness Book Description :

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