The Mary Frances Garden Book 100th Anniversary Edition: A Children’s Story-Instruction Gardening Book with Bonus Pattern for Child’s Gardening Apron
Join Mary Frances, a young girl in the early 20th century, as she learns how to plan, plant, and care for a flower and vegetable garden with help from her family, friends, and the Garden People. You will meet Feather Flop, Mr. Hop Toad, Good Mrs. Bee, Little Ladybird, Beauty Butterfly, Mr. Cut Worm, the Wicked Rose Bugs, and the Plant Families, and you will take a magical trip to Fairy Flower land with the Flower Fairies---Jack-in-the-Pulpit and Bouncing Bet.This entake a magical trip to Fairy Flower land with the Flower Fairies---Jack-in-the-Pulpit and Bouncing Bet.This enchanting book will delight readers of all ages with its endearing story, lovely illustrations, and comprehensive instruction that introduces children to the world of gardening in a way that is easy to understand.Using a powerful "play-lesson" format, The Mary Frances Garden Book 100th Anniversary Edition teaches:how to test and amend soil, how to make compost, the proper way to water plants,the parts of a flower, the origin and history of roses, the benefits of birds and bees, plus the good and bad of insects. When Mary Frances decides to have a garden party, instruction is provided in planning ahead to entertain a group, develop a meal plan, and coordinate time-sensitive tasks. Further instruction includes plans for a tiny herb garden complete with tips for the use of herbs in cooking.Sowed throughout the story are lessons in thrift, courtesy, sharing, work ethic, patience, persistence, and appreciation of the food we eat. In helping to make things grow, Mary Frances and her friends share the pleasures of the land, finding joy, appreciation and understanding of nature's wonders in their garden adventures. A gentle spirit of comradeship between boys and girls permeates the pages of this unique garden book.Childhood is the ideal time to introduce gardening as children are natural gardeners: they are inherently curious, they blossom when learning by experience, and they love to play in the dirt. By working in a garden, children can observe the cycle of life, and gain the satisfaction that comes from caring for something over time.Youth gardens provide a way to encourage children to make smart nutritional choices, form better lifelong eating habits, and develop a love of nature. Gardens build self-esteem in a way that is fun, but also contributes to the family's well-being.The Mary Frances Garden Book 100th Anniversary Edition has been restored, updated, and expanded for the 21st century to include a new introduction, lovely larger format, enhanced graphics and a bonus pattern to make a child's gardening apron. Black and white illustrations are included on every page, and color illustrations on the covers. The charming storyline of this beautifully illustrated book will captivate children, and its comprehensiveness will engage and educate readers of all ages.… read more
Selecting the coolest (and most durable) kids' shoes for fall and beyond can be quite the ordeal — no pressure, Mom and Dad! Thankfully, Pediped has an incredible inventory of shoes and sandals that will have your little one stepping out in style at school, the playground and beyond. Plus, now until September 30, 2018, you can enjoy 20 percent off your Pediped purchase by using code PARENTING20!
Homework can be a stressful affair for everyone involved. Juggling after-school activities, meal prep and housework, it often takes a village to get reading assignments, flashcards and worksheets completed at a decent hour. We've yet to find out how to make schoolwork magically disappear altogether, but we can tip parents off on how to make the situation more manageable. Here's how to create a quiet, supervised and streamlined area where kids can study at home.
This school year will be even more incredible than the last with the help of the Incredibles 2 gang. From backpacks to lunch time all of your back to school essentials are covered.
Mastering the art of diapering requires proper instruction, and the right diaper changing accessories. Managing the mess can be downright icky at times, but having the correct sized diaper as well as baby wipes that suit your baby's skin needs, makes all the difference. Be prepared for any and all potential diapering dilemmas—there are sure to be a few—by learning more about your diapering options.
Send your kids off to class in style this fall with the trendiest back-to-school clothes from Zappos. From Mamma Mia-inspired bell-sleeves to World Cup-approved casual wear, these latest looks will have them dressing to impress all year long.
It's no secret that teenagers are often the hardest people in the family to buy Christmas gifts for. This year, skip the impersonal gift cards, cash, and cliche socks, and check out these 17 Christmas gifts that teens will actually get excited about opening.
Whether your child's school uniform is a sweater and khakis or a sweet dress, these classic pieces earn an A-plus for style.
Summer vacation means one thing: Your yard is about to become a sea of kids' toys that have found a new home in the outdoors. If you're struggling to keep up with the chaos, shop this list of genius finds from Houzz that make staying organized a breeze.
Going back to school after a super summer vacation is no fun. But going back-to-school shopping? Now that's fun! What kid doesn't love picking out new backpacks, lunch boxes, notebooks, pens, crayons and more? We've rounded up some of our favorite back-to-school supplies, all available at Walmart. Shop them below.
After an exhausting month of shopping and planning winter break activities, is there anything more rewarding than the look of wonderment and pure joy on your child's face on Christmas morning? Bright eyes and wide smiles will make all the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile! In the meantime, here are a few more things to tack onto your to-do list to make Christmas morning a little more magical for you and your family.
You signed your aspiring wide receiver up for football. Now what? Finding the best football cleat that's touchdown-worthy—no pressure. Don't worry, Nike has you covered when it comes to providing a reliable cleat and safety gear that you'll need to get your little athlete's football career started.
Choosing a reliable football cleat for your child can help prevent injuries and further their ability to achieve their goals at such a young age. Whether your active kiddo dreams of being the next Carson Wentz or Rob Gronkowski, start from the ground up. Be sure to choose a cleat that gives their ankles the support they need, helping them look and feel good on and off the field. Not only will you find your child in the end zone quite frequently while wearing the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 Football Cleat, but you'll also feel like a true winner knowing your player is safe and secure breaking through tackles and jumping for interceptions.
Summer's almost over and it won't be long before it's time to head back to school. But why make your kids spend the last days of vacation in stores when you can do all of your shopping online at Target? Whether you're using Target School List Assist or picking out your own classroom essentials, we've rounded up our favorite Target school supplies that you can shop below.
We all face the same post-holiday predicament. What are we going to do with those heaping piles of new stuff? The answer is in a New Year refresh we're all motivated to participate in. Enlist the kids' help in cleanup time with these savvy storage products from Houzz.
No one wants to have to put together a nursery after the baby is born. Make your newborn feel right at home by preparing baby's first nursery ahead of time. As a mommy-to-be, you have many things on your mind. Have no fear; we're here to help ensure you don't overlook certain products that should be on the nursery checklist. These 10 nursery essentials from Houzz are about to make your life with a little one a whole lot easier just by adding them to your baby's room.
Kill or be killed is the law at legal death fighting; a law that Pon had never broken since she was snatched from her mother, and ...forced to train and fight to entertain the wealthiest bidders of the ruling class. Driven by the will to survive, she is conquered by her primitive instincts to become a blood thirsty animal, favorite of celebrities, and the crown jewel of her master. But Pon's world goes into chaos when she meets Agina, a girl connected to a renegade group that is dedicated to the liberation of death match fighters. read more
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Mary Frances is a young American girl in the early 1900's who wants to learn to cook for her family when her mother becomes ill an...d is taken away to recuperate. Her mother had fulfilled one of her motherly duties by writing cooking instructions for her daughter to use, should the need arise, in a little cook book. When the little girl tries to use the cook book, she is unsure of herself and wishes she had help.The magic begins when the cooking utensils come to life. Aunty Rolling Pin, Toaster Man, Sauce Pan and all of the Kitchen People take turns teaching Mary Frances their area of expertise. Their antics and information transform cooking into an adventure in this lovely story sprinkled with good, easy-to-follow recipes, cooking tips, table manners and charming black and white illustrations.Learn along with Mary Frances as she prepares a tea party for her dolls with Thimble Biscuits, folds napkins to look like Cinderella Slippers, properly sets a pretty table, makes lunch for her father, and ultimately prepares a homecoming dinner for her mother's return.The Mary Frances Cook Book 100th Anniversary Edition has been restored, updated, and expanded to include a new introduction, lovely larger format, enhanced graphics, cooking temperatures for modern ovens, and bonus patterns to make a cooking cap and apron like the ones Mary Frances wore. read more
From the popular Mary Frances story-instruction series, this volume begins when Mary Frances completes a Red Cross First Aid class... just before her birthday. When her brother offers any favor she wants as a birthday present, Mary Frances, proud and anxious to show him how much she had learned, asks him to grant her a day of play at the Doll Hospital in her playroom. As the children step into the playroom, in the magical way that things happen in the Mary Frances books, they immediately shrink until they are the same size as the dolls and thus the adventures begin.The ensuing story concerns the escapades of the dolls---the make-believe maladies that befall them and the pretend remedies that relieve them---as the children play hospital. The delightful cast of characters includes Miss Helpem, Miss Bossem, Doctor Surecure, Doctor Quickenquack, Officer Arrestem, Officer McStoppem and the Brave Family.Safety training lessons are interwoven with the story, such as how to identify poison ivy, not to play with matches, keep flies off of food, and roll if you catch on fire. Detailed diagrams are provided for how to wrap bandages by practicing on a doll.Set in the early 1900s, the story celebrates patriotism and addresses the issues of soldiers injured in World War I. The overriding theme is to prevent accidents before they happen, and to see a doctor for serious injuries and illnesses.The back of the book contains an alphabetical reference list of common afflictions such as cuts, bruises, burns, poison ivy, earaches, insect bites, bee stings, colds, bloody nose, car sickness, and black eyes, along with simple home remedies including baking soda, vinegar, and oil.The Mary Frances First Aid Book 100th Anniversary Edition has been restored and expanded to include a new introduction, a lovely larger format, enhanced graphics, and bonus patterns to make a nurse cap and apron like the ones Mary Frances wore. read more
This is a black & white activity book containing paper dolls & paper furniture to hand-color with colored pencils. If your paper d...olls have adventures when adults leave the room, then this book is for you. The Mary Frances Housekeeper 100th Anniversary Edition is third in the Mary Frances series of story-instruction books designed to teach the domestic arts to children. Includes:Paper Dolls to cut out and color with colored pencilsPaper Furniture to cut out and color with colored pencilsPlans to build a Doll House from cardboardWords and music for 7 Housekeeping SongsBonus patterns to sew a child's Apron and Dust CapPart One tells the story of The Doll Family of Sandpile Village, a homeless family of paper dolls in the world of Mary Frances' imagination. The family meets with good fortune when their mistress provides them with a magnificent cardboard dollhouse and beautiful furniture in the Arts and Crafts style of the time.Filled with joy and pride over their new home, Mrs. Doll sets out to teach her children how to care for it well. Her lessons include how to set a table, sweep, select paint colors, make a bed, wash windows, do laundry, and dust furniture. She also gives instructions in the social graces of a good hostess, host and guest.In this lovable, lively household with six children and one spunky maid, antics abound. Readers will get a glimpse at early 1900s America and learn good housekeeping principles in pages bursting with delightful black and white illustrations and a charming cast of characters.Part Two introduces the Kitchen-Garden method, a popular system for teaching household skills to children in the early twentieth century. The curriculum was designed to make housework feel like play and includes a variety of housekeeping songs to sing while the work is done.This book taps into the childlike instinct to play house, and shines in its ability to entertain while learning.Part Three contains paper dolls to cut out and color, fold-up three dimensional craftsman-style furniture, and plans to make a beautiful two-story doll house from cardboard.Sing along with the Housekeeping Songs! Lyrics and piano music for the Mary Frances Housekeeping Songs have been posted on YouTube to accompany this book. Just search on the name of the song. To sing along with The Bed Making Song, go to: youtu.be/qQw-7xJBqb8 (copy and paste the link into your web browser)The Mary Frances Housekeeper 100th Anniversary Edition has been lovingly restored, updated, and expanded to include a new introduction, larger format, enhanced graphics, improved doll house, and bonus patterns to make a child's dust cap and apron like the ones Mary Frances wore.Scroll down to Customer Images to see samples of the Paper Dolls & Furniture that have been colored with colored pencils; a photo of a completed Doll House; and an Apron & Dust Cap made from patterns in the book.Note: Color dolls & furniture are available from the publisher. read more
This 100th anniversary edition of a delightful classic introduces children to the world of sewing in a gentle and encouraging way ...while preserving a valuable collection of doll clothing patterns from the Edwardian and Titanic fashion era.Features:Includes 29 full-size patterns for doll clothes revised to fit American Girl and other 18-inch dollsPatterns include nightwear, daywear, swimwear, playwear, outerwear, fancywear and a wedding dressTeaches 15 basic hand-sewing and embroidery stitchesUses a unique quarter-fold cutting method for fewer pattern pieces, less seaming and an easier learning curve for beginners400 charming illustrations4 color photos (back cover)23 new black & white photos of American Girl dolls wearing garments made from patterns in the bookIncludes a lovely 20th century samplerVideo Look Inside! See a fashion show of American Girl dolls wearing the fashions from this book at: youtu.be/B8A54roPB_M (copy and paste the link into your web browser)The Mary Frances Sewing Book 100th Anniversary Edition has been restored, updated, and expanded for the 21st century to include a new introduction, larger format, enhanced graphics, general directions, a fabric and notion list for each project, 23 new photos and resized patterns for doll clothes that fit American Girl and other 18-inch dolls.Join Mary Frances as each item in the sewing basket comes to life, ready and eager to teach her how to sew. You will meet Sewing Bird, Tommy Pin Cushion, Scissors Shears and their friends as they lead you through a series of lessons, and a great adventure to Thimble Land, in a book that's at its best when read aloud.Children will love the quaint language and captivating storyline alone, and by following along with the projects, they will be rewarded with hand-sewing skills and a lovely wardrobe of doll clothing. Adults and experienced seamstresses will appreciate the authentic early 1900's patterns, and can easily adapt the instructions for machine stitchery. Modern girls can make the vintage styles look fresh through the use of up-to-date fabrics and colors. Sewing is an important skill that can be learned at a young age. Every project teaches new stitches and techniques that can be mastered in a short while, and practiced for a lifetime.Scroll down to "Customer Images" to see photos of doll clothes made from patterns in this book. read more
From the popular Mary Frances story-instruction series, this volume is pure story, brimming front to back with stories that breath...e sunshine and happiness.Mary Frances sails on The Good Ferry to an enchanted island where she evades an evil pirate, finds the lost story, and thus unleashes a wellspring of tales for all children, for all time.Join Mary Frances as she listens to the Story Lady tell fairy tales, folk tales, and fables filled with adventure, magic, and mystery in a book that will captivate girls and boys alike.You will read stories of talking carrots and cats; fairies and forbidden bubbles; magic necklaces and masks; diamonds and dragons; miniature cottages and magnificent castles; knights in shining armor, soldiers at sea, pirates, princesses and patriotism. You will encounter Merlin the Magician, witches, goblins, and Peter Pan.The collection includes works by Sir Thomas Malory, James Russell Lowell, Washington Irving, Henry Longfellow and Charles Dickens with timeless favorites including the story of Sir Galahad, The Sword in the Stone, and The Man Without a Country.The Mary Frances Story Book 100th Anniversary Edition has been restored and expanded with a new introduction, larger format, and enhanced graphics including black and white interior illustrations and color cover illustrations.The complete Mary Frances 100th Anniversary Collection includes The Mary Frances Cook Book 100th Anniversary Edition, The Mary Frances Sewing Book 100th Anniversary Edition, The Mary Frances Housekeeper 100th Anniversary Edition, The Mary Frances Garden Book 100th Anniversary Edition, The Mary Frances Knitting and Crocheting Book 100th Anniversary Edition, The Mary Frances First Aid Book 100th Anniversary Edition and The Mary Frances Story Book 100th Anniversary Edition. read more
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz must be one of the best-known, charming and unique children's stories ever but it is also more than a c...hildren's story, Oz stands as a demarcation point between American's rural past and urban future, harmoniously uniting a democratic spirit and a utopian vision with a prescient dark undercurrent that foreshadowed the Great Depression. This centennial edition, elegantly designed for all ages, includes rare and illuminating materials of interest to both first-time Oz readers and bibliophiles alike. About the Author L. Frank Baum is the author of 14 Oz books, as well as many other classics of American fantasy. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the best known of his legendary books. read more
Journey to the spectacular land of Oz with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz! This classic tale from L. Frank Baum has enchanted readers ...for over a century. Now, in this stunning hundredth anniversary edition featuring the original illustrations by W.W. Denslow, new readers will learn the power of the phrase “There is no place like home.” In this hardcover edition with high-quality reproductions of the original art, follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, as their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz.Here she meets the Munchkins and joins the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, where lives the all-powerful Wizard of Oz. read more
My sister, Thea, had discovered an enormouse old castle built by the founder of New Mouse City! She and Trap dragged me along with... them to explore it. Inside, we found one hundred keys... but only ninety-nine doors to unlock. What mysterious room did the hundredth key open? It was up to us to find it and reveal its secrets!BONUS! After the story, read an extra Mini Mystery adventure and jokes galore! read more
The Nativity: The Untold Love Story of Mary And Joseph: A Children's Book
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. To celebrate one-hundred days in Miss Bindergarten's kindergarten class, all her students b...ring one-hundred of something to school, including a one-hundred-year-old relative, one-hundred candy hearts, and one-hundred polka dots. read more
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we kno...w it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. read more
A Swiss children storybook about morals and faith as told by Douglas Murray and Vreni Gehring. A DELIGHTFUL WAY OF BUILDING LOVING... HEARTS AND MINDS… CHRISTIAN SHORT STORIES FOR CHILDREN, AS TOLD IN SWITZERLAND1. OF SMALL JOBS AND BIG JOBS A fun story about sharing housework and fairness 2. THE MAN WHO SOLD CAPS Teaches a child to always think before imitating others 3. THE LOST KITTEN A story about belonging, about being God’s children 4. THE FARMER AND THE DONKEY God shows us he can use anything and anybody to do His work; he can even use you and me. 5. OF HARD TASKS AND EASY ONES We never know what anybody else’s job is like, until we have to do it ourselves 6. DR CRAB A perfect little story to teach about guilt and forgiveness 7. THE WOODCUTTER A delightful tale about being happy with what you have 8. THE FOUR-LEGGED CHICKEN What God has created is good as it is: let’s not change it. 9. SHOES A hilarious story to help kids remember, that if unhappy, work on yourself first! 10. THE OLD LADY WHO COMPLAINED TOO MUCH A charming story about learning to say thank you instead of complaining 11. CRABS To really learn, you have to study every day, not just on special days; Learn about God every day, not just on Sunday 12. CHRISTMAS TINSEL A story about getting ready for Jesus and for Christmas read more
Little Talk with the Children. The thought came into my mind, Write a book for the children; and while I listened, it became a des...ire and a pleasant one, for I would dearly love to become the household friend of many little children who are growing up within the homes of the Saints. If they are willing to listen, I will tell them a few true stories, not fairy ones, indeed, of which little ones are so fond, so fascinating, but, alas! so false. No, these must be true. Many pleasant hours have I spent in story-telling, and surely my pleasure was as great as theirs ;stories to sleepy eyes, out in the summer moonlight on the veranda, with great patches of flowers faintly showing in the shadows of wide branches, and night-birds singing over us; story-telling on rainy afternoons, or by roaring hearth-light; at home and abroad how many listeners there have been. But I must not tell you what I have read, as I did those little hearers, it must be some things that I have known. If I could only show to my little friends of the present time, the sweet faces remembered looking anxiously into mine, it would be the best part of the book; those no story could equal. Would that I could make these, also, my friends, as the authors I so loved were mine.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www.forgottenbooks.org read more
索菲·施密德著的《好乱的节日会》是一本教会孩子礼貌礼仪、规范孩子行为举止和仪容仪表的精美绘本。主要讲述了这样一个故事：小猪们去参加节日会，他们浑身上下脏兮兮的，而且给猫咪先生送的礼物竟然是淤泥。他们不按规矩随便乱坐，很粗鲁地吃吃喝喝，不仅让其他人跳舞，还拆了猫...咪先生的礼物，甚至替猫咪先生切了蛋糕。猫咪先生非常生气，要求他们离开。但是有的小动物说，跟小猪一起玩还是挺开心的，有小猪在，节日气氛非常棒。猫咪先生最后让小猪们留在了节日会，条件是小猪必须学习各种良好生活习惯和礼仪。想知道小猪学习了什么吗？翻开这本有趣的书看看吧！ read more
Join RJ The Guardian Angel as he embarks on an adventure to help a little girl deal with cancer. Allow him to whisk you away in hi...s smile. He will show you that anything is possible with God. read more
This classic and award-winning picture book was written and illustrated by the celebrated Vera B. Williams and was named a Caldeco...tt Honor Book by the American Library Association. "A tender knockout . . . it's rare to find much vitality, spontaneity, and depth of feeling in such a simple, young book."—Kirkus ReviewsAfter their home is destroyed by a fire, Rosa, her mother, and grandmother save their coins to buy a really comfortable chair for all to enjoy. A Chair for My Mother has sold more than a million copies and is an ideal choice for reading and sharing at home and in the classroom. "A superbly conceived picture book expressing the joyful spirit of a loving family."—The Horn Book Supports the Common Core State Standards read more
A Bible story book to be read with small children. Written for my own children when they were 5 and 7, it portrays the Bible in a ...simple way youngsters can follow while showing the flow of biblical history through the Old and New Testaments. It views the Bible in the light of progressive Christian ideals of God's love for all and human responsibility to care for each other as God's children. And it reflects the results of the things scholars have learned about the Bible over the years. Each story has a colored illustration. read more
Pages: 48, Edition: 4, Paperback, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
"A solid, well-designed work."-"Booklist"There is nothing that children love more than a good story. "Story S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s fo...r the Primary Grades, Revised Edition" connects ninety of the best children's books to early learning centers, stretching each story five ways with lively and entertaining activities that heighten reading readiness, sharpen comprehension skills, and expand the excitement of story time. This new edition takes everyone's favorite stories from the original book and adds new stories, refreshed activities, and online resources for expanding the story experience. Whether you are reading a classic like "The Little Engine that Could" or a new favorite like "The Hello, Goodbye Window," this new "Story S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s" is sure to keep children captivated and learning long after you have turned the last page of the story. Shirley C. Raines is a former classroom teacher, Head Start director, and child care center director, holding a doctorate in education from University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she also earned her master of science degree. Currently, she is president of the University of Memphis and the first woman to hold that position. read more
In this delightfully heartwarming Christmas story you will learn about Ticky Tack, a tiny reindeer, who helps Santa and Shortbread... the Elf deliver a little disabled boy's present on Christmas Eve. It's such a fun and uplifting read, and the 40+ wonderfull read more
Pages: 158, Paperback, Gale and The British Library