Seven-year-old Maddie Reyes can talk to Mom, Dad, and 14-year-old Sadina, her sister. But with the rest of the world—except for Bella, her robotic cat—she's too terrified to speak a word. Maddie wakes one night to find an intruder in the house, and now she's the only one who can identify him. Her friends join together to help transform Bella into Chattercat, a talking robot that just might get some answers from Maddie. Filled with beautiful watercolor illustrations a talking robot that just might get some answers from Maddie. Filled with beautiful watercolor illustrations, this captivating mystery, geared toward readers in grades 4 to 8, covers a range of important issues: friendship, teamwork, trust, making hard choices, and continuing to pursue goals, even in the face of overwhelming odds. With its key plot device involving artificial intelligence, the story contributes to student interest in STEM fields.… read more
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Format: Paperback; Subject: Children's Fiction, General; Publisher: Orca Book Publishers, Canada
When Mary's teacher sets up a "golden ticket" contest like the one in Charlieand the Chocolate Factory, Mary secretly switches her... candy bar for Marvin's, so he won't get a golden ticket. But Mary's little switch has some unexpectedconsequences. Illustrations. read more
Illus. in full color. Trans. by Pilar de Cuenca & Ines Alvares. "The presence of the English text beneath the Spanish makes it esp...ecially helpful in the primary-grade bilingual classroom."-"Booklist. " read more
Introduces the words for common objects, including a banana, a car, a cat, and a baby.
Seven-year-old Maddie Reyes can talk to Mom, Dad, and 14-year-old Sadina, her sister. But with the rest of the world except for Be...lla, her robotic cat she's too terrified to speak a word. Maddie wakes one night to find an intruder in the house, and now sh read more
Thirteen-year-old Tommy Duncan just wants to root for the Brooklyn Dodgers and listen to his favorite radio programs. But it's 194...0, and the world is about to change. All his friend Beth wants to discuss is the war in Europe. Don't talk to Tommy about tha read more
Avon Celebrates The Year of the Teddy Bear ELECTRONIC Talking ANIMATED Talk To Me Bear 2002
ASIN: B000OTREB0 Manufacturer: Mattel Product dimensions : 0.4x5.6x4.8 inches Product weight : 0.4x5.6x4.8 inches SKU : ADIB000OTR...EB0 read more
These days, you can walk while actually talking to someone else who isn’t walking with you! Technology has brought about so many a...dvances in the field of communication. In this coloring book, you will be working with images of gadgets that help you communicate with people from far away. Begin coloring today! read more
Shows girls how to start a conversation with a boy, discusses how to develop a friendship with a boy, and explains how to move tha...t friendship into a true relationship. read more
When Little Bunny's problem makes him feel sad and fearful, he goes to a therapist for help, in a book intended to help young chil...dren know what to expect from therapy and why it can be a good experience. read more
Talking to girls an exciting part of a boy's life - well, exciting and potentially agonising. This book gives a realistic picture ...of the challenges and choices that face boys today when they're talking to girls. read more
Treat Me Right!: Kids Talk About Respect
This Talking Minion Plush makes a fun companion for Despicable Me fans young and old. Evil Minions are the purple crazy-haired and... even more dimwitted versions of Gru's happy yellow Minions. They are indestructible, mindless eating machines that not only eat everything in your refrigerator, but they eat the refrigerator as well. This soft and huggable Despicable Me Minion plush stands approximately 10" tall and features 15 Minion sayings. Simply press the left foot to hear original movie voice a read more
Despicable Me 2 Talking Tim Minion: Talking Tim minion says over 25 phrasesSings 3 different songsOriginal movie voiceActivate by ...pushing buttons on chest and headArticulated armsSoft skinRequires 2 AA batteries (included) read more
Young fans of Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 can find lots to enjoy in this Despicable Me 2 Minion Figure of Dave, one of Gru's... numerous band of loyal helpers. Dave can utter 55 different minion sayings and sounds, providing plenty of funny chatter for kids to enjoy. Made of soft plastic, he is comfortable to grip and his head can be moved in order to makes his eyes and mouth move, as well, giving him animation to go along with his speech. The arms of this Despicable Me Figure are articulated read more
Despicable Me Talking Minion Dave Plush: Soft and cuddly plush15 sayings in original voiceSqueeze his tummy and Minion Dave respon...ds with voice, light-up and pop-out eyesApproximately 10" tallRequires 3 AA batteries (not included)Despicable Me Minion Dave toy suitable for imaginative play read more
Find out what your cat is really saying - and talk back Jean Craighead George, Newbery Medal-winning author of over 80 books about... nature and animals, demonstrates in words and photos how to communicate with that ever-mysterious, ever-lovable animal - the cat. read more
Kids with autism have a hard time communicating, which can be frustrating for autistic kids "and" for their peers. In this intimat...e yet practical book, author Daniel Stefanski, a fourteen-year-old boy with autism, helps readers understand why autistic kids act the way they do and offers specific suggestions on how to get along with them. While many "typical" kids know someone with autism, they sometimes misunderstand the behavior of autistic kids, which can seem antisocial or even offensive-even if the person with autism really wants to be friends. The result of this confusion is often painful for those with autism: bullying, teasing, excluding, or ignoring. "How to Talk to an Autistic" is an antidote. Written by an autistic kid for non-autistic kids, it provides personal stories, knowledgeable explanations, and supportive advice-all in Daniel's unique and charming voice and accompanied by lively illustrations. Always straightforward and often humorous, "How to Talk to an Autistic Kid" will give readers-kids and adults alike-the confidence and tools needed to befriend autistic kids. They'll also feel like they've made a friend already-Daniel. read more
Our world is a talking world. Effective speaking may be the most important skill your child will learn. The problem is that many o...f us have become so accustomed to speaking and listening that we take them both for granted. Consequently, many parents assume that their children will somehow learn to talk without any help. We say to ourselves,"I learned to talk by myself, and they will too."The truth of the matter is that learning to talk doesn't always just happen. It is no sudden miracle of good luck. Most children will not need any special attention to learn to talk, while others might require more help to guarantee that their language skills will develop to their maximum. The quality of children's speech and language skills is directly related to the things that happen to them during their preschool years. Someone must provide meaningful situations that will help children use and understand their language. Parents are the logical people to accept this responsibility to assure the quality of their child's speech and language skills. Language abilities will be needed once your child enters school since three fourths of classroom time is spent in speaking or listening. The activities in this book will do much to help any child prepare for those school activities. These recommendations will be of greatest value to your child if both parents take time to use them. The experienced authors who wrote this handbook have attempted to advise and inspire you. I, for one, plan to follow their guidelines. As a speech specialist, I know they work. As a new parent myself, I have a two-month-old daughter waiting for me to teach her to talk. The welcome use of this book will help us both to enjoy it. L.E. Miner, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois read more
A lesson in trees is adeptly woven into this charming story featuring a special mother-daughter relationship. Laura is walking hom...e from school with her mother. Much to Laura's dismay, her mom insists on stopping at trees along the way and speaking to them as if they were her friends. First Laura hopes no one will notice. Then she stands close to the trees, hoping passersby will think her mother is talking to her. As her mother greets each tree, mentioning its unique features, Laura grudgingly begins to take note, and slowly her curiosity overcomes her embarrassment. By the time they're almost home, Laura has made the acquaintance of many special trees in her neighborhood and has come to recognize each one's distinctive features. In the end, she has been infected by her mother's contagious enthusiasm for nature and she begins to develop her own relationship to the natural world. Doris Gove's charming tale will inspire budding young naturalists to get to know the trees in their own neighborhoods. General, easy-to-remember information in the story teaches children how to identify eleven common trees, including the dogwood, tulip poplar, maple and pine. A glossary at the back of the book provides more details. Marilynn Mallory's full-color illustrations not only capture the delight of the story, but also masterfully depict the botanical features of the trees. read more