It's Not the Stork!

It's Not the Stork!
Author: Robie H. Harris
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2011-08-09
ISBN 10: 0763658634
ISBN 13: 9780763658632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It's Not the Stork! Book Review:

From the expert team behind IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL and IT'S SO AMAZING! comes a book for younger children about their bodies — a resource that parents, teachers, librarians, health care providers, and clergy can use with ease and confidence. Young children are curious about almost everything, especially their bodies. And young children are not afraid to ask questions. What makes me a girl? What makes me a boy? Why are some parts of girls' and boys' bodies the same and why are some parts different? How was I made? Where do babies come from? Is it true that a stork brings babies to mommies and daddies? IT'S NOT THE STORK! helps answer these endless and perfectly normal questions that preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school children ask about how they began. Through lively, comfortable language and sensitive, engaging artwork, Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley address readers in a reassuring way, mindful of a child's healthy desire for straightforward information. Two irresistible cartoon characters, a curious bird and a squeamish bee, provide comic relief and give voice to the full range of emotions and reactions children may experience while learning about their amazing bodies. Vetted and approved by science, health, and child development experts, the information is up-to-date, age-appropriate, and scientifically accurate, and always aimed at helping kids feel proud, knowledgeable, and comfortable about their own bodies, about how they were born, and about the family they are part of.

It's So Amazing!

It's So Amazing!
Author: Robie H. Harris
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN 10: 0763669989
ISBN 13: 9780763669980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It's So Amazing! Book Review:

“An outstanding book. . . . Meets the needs of those in-between or curious kids who are not ready, developmentally or emotionally, for It’s Perfectly Normal.” —Booklist (starred review) How does a baby begin? What makes a baby male or female? How is a baby born? Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babies—and about sex and sexuality, too. It’s So Amazing! provides the answers—with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects the interests of children age seven and up in how things work, while giving them a healthy understanding of their bodies. Created by the author and illustrator of It’s Perfectly Normal, this forthright and funny book has been newly updated for its fifteenth anniversary.

It's Perfectly Normal

It's Perfectly Normal
Author: Robie H. Harris,Michael Emberley
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0763644846
ISBN 13: 9780763644840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It's Perfectly Normal Book Review:

Introduces human sexuality, describes the changes brought about by puberty, and discusses sexual abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and pregnancy.

What's the Big Secret?

What's the Big Secret?
Author: Laurie Krasny Brown
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2000-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780316101837
ISBN 13: 0316101834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What's the Big Secret? Book Review:

American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, 1997 Are boys and girls different on the inside? How do you tell girls and boys apart? Do girls and boys have the same feelings? Is sex a dirty word? Where do babies come from? What does being pregnant mean? How do you get a belly button? Tell me about when I was a baby...

Sometimes It's Storks

Sometimes It's Storks
Author: L.J.R. Kelly
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN 10: 0698198166
ISBN 13: 9780698198166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sometimes It's Storks Book Review:

A funny, surrealist take on the classic baby delivery story Baby delivery is a tricky business: When the top-notch stork is not available, a substitute has to step in. But a delicious-looking fish distracts him, and he misplaces the baby en route. As one animal encounter leads to another, the baby travels the world: up to the North Pole atop a whale, to Australia with migrating geese, and to the Brisbane Zoo by kangaroo, before finally landing at home. In Sometimes It's Storks, L. J. R. Kelly and the Brothers Hilts offer a whimsical tale of animals and adventure, proposing a creative answer to the puzzling question of where babies come from.

The Memory of Light

The Memory of Light
Author: Francisco X. Stork
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-01-26
ISBN 10: 0545634024
ISBN 13: 9780545634021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory of Light Book Review:

"When Vicky Cruz wakes up in the Lakeview Hospital Mental Disorders ward, she knows one thing: After her suicide attempt, she shouldn't be alive. But then she meets Mona, the live wire; Gabriel, the saint; E.M., always angry; and Dr. Desai, a quiet force. With stories and honesty, kindness and hard work, they push her to reconsider her life before Lakeview, and offer her an acceptance she's never had. But Vicky's newfound peace is as fragile as the roses that grow around the hospital. And when a crisis forces the group to split up, sending Vicky back to the life that drove her to suicide, she must try to find her own courage and strength. She may not have them. She doesn't know. Inspired in part by the author's own experience with depression, The Memory of Light is the rare young adult novel that focuses not on the events leading up to a suicide attempt, but the recovery from one -- about living when life doesn't seem worth it, and how we go on anyway."

What's in There?

What's in There?
Author: Robie H. Harris
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0763636304
ISBN 13: 9780763636302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What's in There? Book Review:

A latest entry in the series that includes It's NOT the Stork! follows the adventures of young Gus and Nellie, who watch their mother's pregnancy and anticipate the arrival of a new sibling while learning engaging facts about how unborn babies develop.

How Do You Dance?

How Do You Dance?
Author: Thyra Heder
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN 10: 168335611X
ISBN 13: 9781683356110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Do You Dance? Book Review:

A playful picture book that urges readers to bop, bounce, and shake from the author of Fraidyzoo There are so many ways to dance! You can jiggle or wiggle or stomp. You can bop or bounce or go completely nuts. You can dance at the market or the bus stop, with your fingers or your face. You can dance because you’re happy or even because you’re sad. But, what’s the best way to dance? Exactly how you want to! In How Do You Dance?, author-illustrator Thyra Heder explores dance in all of its creativity, humor, and—most of all—joy, in a picture-book celebration of personal expression that will inspire young and old readers alike to get up and get moving.

Marcelo in the Real World

Marcelo in the Real World
Author: Francisco X. Stork
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN 10: 054505690X
ISBN 13: 9780545056908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marcelo in the Real World Book Review:

Marcelo Sandoval, a seventeen-year-old boy on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum, faces new challenges, including romance and injustice, when he goes to work for his father in the mailroom of a corporate law firm.

The Unfeathered Bird

The Unfeathered Bird
Author: Katrina van Grouw
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2013-01-29
ISBN 10: 0691151342
ISBN 13: 9780691151342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unfeathered Bird Book Review:

There is more to a bird than simply feathers. And just because birds evolved from a single flying ancestor doesn't mean they are structurally all the same. With over 385 stunning drawings depicting 200 species, The Unfeathered Bird is a richly illustrated book on bird anatomy that offers refreshingly original insights into what goes on beneath the feathered surface. Each exquisite drawing is made from an actual specimen and reproduced in sumptuous large format. The birds are shown in lifelike positions and engaged in behavior typical of the species: an underwater view of the skeleton of a swimming loon, the musculature of a porpoising penguin, and an unfeathered sparrowhawk plucking its prey. Jargon-free and easily accessible to any reader, the lively text relates birds' anatomy to their lifestyle and evolution, examining such questions as why penguins are bigger than auks, whether harrier hawks really have double-jointed legs, and the difference between wing claws and wing spurs. A landmark in popular bird books, The Unfeathered Bird is a must for anyone who appreciates birds or bird art. A unique book that bridges art, science, and history Over 385 beautiful drawings, artistically arranged in a sumptuous large-format book Accessible, jargon-free text--the only book on bird anatomy aimed at the general reader Drawings and text all based on actual bird specimens Includes most anatomically distinct bird groups Many species never illustrated before

Sex is a Funny Word

Sex is a Funny Word
Author: Cory Silverberg
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN 10: 1609806077
ISBN 13: 9781609806071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex is a Funny Word Book Review:

2016 Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction 2016 ALA Stonewall Book Award, Honor Book 2016 ALA Notable Children's Book A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identities, Sex Is a Funny Word is an essential resource about bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8 to 10 as well as their parents and caregivers. Much more than the "facts of life" or “the birds and the bees," Sex Is a Funny Word opens up conversations between young people and their caregivers in a way that allows adults to convey their values and beliefs while providing information about boundaries, safety, and joy. The eagerly anticipated follow up to Lambda-nominated What Makes a Baby, from sex educator Cory Silverberg and artist Fiona Smyth, Sex Is a Funny Word reimagines "sex talk" for the twenty-first century.

The Help

The Help
Author: Kathryn Stockett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2009-02-10
ISBN 10: 1440697663
ISBN 13: 9781440697661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Help Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...

Who's in My Family?

Who's in My Family?
Author: Robie H. Harris
Publsiher: Walker
Total Pages: 33
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781406337532
ISBN 13: 1406337536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who's in My Family? Book Review:

Nellie and her little brother Gus discuss all kinds of families during a day at the zoo and dinner at home with their relatives afterwards.

The Painted Stork

The Painted Stork
Author: A. J. Urfi
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2011-07-15
ISBN 10: 9781441984685
ISBN 13: 1441984682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Painted Stork Book Review:

The book will cover the entire range of the Painted Stork--beyond its stronghold in India and Sri Lanka to other countries--E Asia as well. For the sake of comparison, relevant information will be included about the other species of storks--both solitary as well as colonial, of Asia, as well as those in other parts of the world. Certainly plenty of references will be made about the work done on the American Wood Stork. Studies are underway in order to better understand the role of the monsoon rains on the nesting pattern of Painted Stork, besides attempting a review of the global status of the species. The former is likely to be of interest in augmenting our understanding about how global climate change is going to affect birds across India and the second is likely to raise interesting points about the distribution of species and their ranges. Both these studies will be carried through 2009 and should hopefully be included in the proposed book. Naturally, the focused interest in field research on the Painted Stork has resulted in accumulation of considerable information on this particular species, which is beyond the information contained on some standard Indian and international works and ornithological texts. The author hopes to include the entire spread of information of this species--from its systematics, evolution, distribution, ecology to its role in human culture as well as its association with mythologies. In other words, topics have not been restricted to the areas of the author’s research but have spilled over into areas of anthropology, ecology, conservation, etc.

Who Has What?

Who Has What?
Author: Robie H. Harris
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781406336771
ISBN 13: 1406336777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Has What? Book Review:

Join siblings Nellie and Gus on a day out at the beach as they ask questions and figure out the similarities and differences between boys and girls in a humorous and honest way.

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Mr. Popper's Penguins
Author: Richard Atwater,Florence Atwater
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2011-12-06
ISBN 10: 1453227865
ISBN 13: 9781453227862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mr. Popper's Penguins Book Review:

Mr. Popper and his family have penguins in the fridge and an ice rink in the basement in this hilarious Newbery Honor book that inspired the hit movie! How many penguins in the house is too many? Mr. Popper is a humble house painter living in Stillwater who dreams of faraway places like the South Pole. When an explorer responds to his letter by sending him a penguin named Captain Cook, Mr. Popper and his family’s lives change forever. Soon one penguin becomes twelve, and the Poppers must set out on their own adventure to preserve their home. First published in 1938, Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a classic tale that has enchanted young readers for generations. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richard and Florence Atwater including rare photos from the authors’ estate.

Mein Kampf

Mein Kampf
Author: Adolf Hitler
Publsiher: Orange Boooks International
Total Pages: 754
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9789387873032
ISBN 13: 938787303X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mein Kampf Book Review:

Mein Kampf, the autobiography of Adolf Hitler, provides a peek into the mind of a man who literally single-handedly managed to change the course of history, wounding the psyche of a people for generations to come and marring the memories of a race for all of time. Giving excellent insight into the maniacal ideologies and visions with which Hitler shook the world, Mein Kampf is an exploration of the Holocaust from the other side of the genocide, from Hitler's perspective, that is. One of the most widely published, circulated read books in the world, Mein Kampf is at once a chilling, a revealing an intriguing foray into the inner mental mechanics of a man whose legacy continues to weigh down history even today.

The Periodic Table

The Periodic Table
Author: Primo Levi
Publsiher: Everyman's Library
Total Pages: 241
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 0679444637
ISBN 13: 9780679444633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Periodic Table Book Review:

One of Italy's leading men of letters, a chemist by profession, writes about incidents in his life in which one or another of the elements figured in such a way as to become a personal preoccupation

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 303
Release: 1894
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044086830056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jungle Book Book Review:

Stories of animals in British India including several with Mowgli, the boy raised in the jungle by them. Interspersed with poems.

Deep Learning

Deep Learning
Author: Ian Goodfellow,Yoshua Bengio,Aaron Courville
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2016-11-10
ISBN 10: 0262337371
ISBN 13: 9780262337373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Learning Book Review:

An introduction to a broad range of topics in deep learning, covering mathematical and conceptual background, deep learning techniques used in industry, and research perspectives. “Written by three experts in the field, Deep Learning is the only comprehensive book on the subject.” —Elon Musk, cochair of OpenAI; cofounder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Deep learning is a form of machine learning that enables computers to learn from experience and understand the world in terms of a hierarchy of concepts. Because the computer gathers knowledge from experience, there is no need for a human computer operator to formally specify all the knowledge that the computer needs. The hierarchy of concepts allows the computer to learn complicated concepts by building them out of simpler ones; a graph of these hierarchies would be many layers deep. This book introduces a broad range of topics in deep learning. The text offers mathematical and conceptual background, covering relevant concepts in linear algebra, probability theory and information theory, numerical computation, and machine learning. It describes deep learning techniques used by practitioners in industry, including deep feedforward networks, regularization, optimization algorithms, convolutional networks, sequence modeling, and practical methodology; and it surveys such applications as natural language processing, speech recognition, computer vision, online recommendation systems, bioinformatics, and videogames. Finally, the book offers research perspectives, covering such theoretical topics as linear factor models, autoencoders, representation learning, structured probabilistic models, Monte Carlo methods, the partition function, approximate inference, and deep generative models. Deep Learning can be used by undergraduate or graduate students planning careers in either industry or research, and by software engineers who want to begin using deep learning in their products or platforms. A website offers supplementary material for both readers and instructors.