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A collection of games, easy-to-make crafts and projects, and festive menus that make the planning a theme party easy and… fun. Each theme plan includes a list of read-aloud books and movies to make the party complete.
By Al Roker. 2000
The Today show weatherman humorously describes his experiences of being a father - both to his older daughter from adoption… through adolescence and to the baby conceived with his new wife after fertility treatments. Roker also reminisces about his own bus-driver father. Bestseller. 2000.
By Patrick Marnham, Diego Rivera. 1998
Vast in scope, this biography details the life of the late Mexican painter, best known for his complex, highly symbolic… and politically charged murals. Descriptions of his early life, participation in the Communist party of the 1920s and his marriage to artistic giant, Frida Kahlo help to bring understanding to this complex man. 1998.
By Benjamin Spock. 1988
By Rachel Giese. 2018
What does it mean to be growing up male right now, when ideas about masculinity are in flux and power… differences between the sexes are shifting? Award-winning Canadian journalist Rachel Giese connects with readers on both sides of the gender divide as she investigates how we can support boys to become their fullest and most honest selves. With empathy and insight, she tells stories of how boys from different races, classes and backgrounds are navigating the transition into manhood. Winner of the 2019 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. 2018.
By Desmond Seward. 1998
Biography of the Italian painter Michelangelo da Caravaggio, born in 1571. Explores what is known about his life; investigates his… world, his acclaim as an artist, the fatal duel that made him an outlaw, and his untimely death in 1610. Presents a portrait of a tortured soul. c1998.
By Maria Tippett. 2003
Bill Reid was at the forefront of the modern-day renaissance of Northwest Coast Native art, but his art, and his… life, was not without controversy. Born to a partly Haida mother and a father of German and Scottish descent, his public persona as a Haida Indian seems to have been as much a product of journalists, art patrons, museum curators, and others in the non-Native establishment as of Bill Reid himself. Reid's art also arose from the tension that existed between his Native and white artistic perceptions. 2003.
Psychotherapist and parenting expert Alyson Schafer offers an exploration of today's misguided mother-hood. Discover the truth behind the myths that… keep moms flying at a frenetic pace, spending countless dollars they often don't have, and trying to become "experts" on everything from ear infections to the safe heating points of hard plastics. This is every modern mom's guide to getting past perfection, regaining sanity, and raising great kids. 2007.
By Jacques Poitras. 2007
From humble beginnings, Max Aitken, later Lord Beaverbrook, rose to the heights of politics and business, as well as philanthropy.… In the late 1950s, he built the Beaverbrook Art Gallery as a gift to the people of New Brunswick, stocking it with a large collection of masterworks that form the core of the Gallery's prestigious collection. Today, the paintings are at the centre of a bitter battle between the Gallery and the two charitable Beaverbrook foundations - a battle that has rocked the art world on both sides of the Atlantic. Some strong language. c2007.
By Benjamin Spock, Michael B Rothenberg. 1985
By Gill Rapley, Tracey Murkett. 2008
A practical and authoritative guide to introducing solid food, enabling your child to grow up a happy and confident eater.… It shows parents why baby-led weaning makes sense and gives them the confidence to trust their baby's natural skills and instincts, with practical tips for getting started and the low-down on what to expect. 2008.
By David Adams Leeming. 1998
Biography of the African American modernist painter who was born in 1901 in Knoxville, Tennessee, and died in Paris in… 1979. Describes his family's religious background, his upbringing in the segregated South, and his later problems with alcoholism and mental illness. Traces his artistic career through Boston, New York, and Paris, where his friends included James Baldwin and Henry Miller. 1998.
By Annie Cloutier. 2014
" Quelle place notre société accorde-t-elle à la maternité? Peut-on choisir de mettre ses enfants et la vie du foyer… au cœur de son existence et se déclarer féministe? Les politiques familiales que le Québec s'est données dans les dernières décennies favorisent elles d'abord la famille, ou surtout le travail? Dans un essai à la fois personnel et très documenté, Annie Cloutier souligne le poids de la double tâche dont doivent s'acquitter les mères qui travaillent contre rémunération, mais aussi les affinités troublantes entre certains aspects de l'idéologie féministe dominante et le néolibéralisme de la course à la carrière et de la surconsommation. Ce faisant, elle montre que l'égalité des sexes n'est pas une affaire réglée et que les moyens d'y accéder ne sont pas si évidents qu'on le dit. " -- 4e de couv.
By Claudia M Gold, Daniel Marcelli, Sylvie Taussig. 2013
" À tout âge, se sentir compris est une expérience intensément positive. C'est ainsi que se développe la conscience de… soi du jeune enfant. Les problèmes du quotidien (sommeil, pleurs, angoisses, colères...) sont avant tout l'expression d'une émotion que l'enfant n'arrive pas à réguler, écrit le Dr Claudia M. Gold, pédiatre à Boston. Lorsque l'adulte est à son écoute avec empathie, saisit son point de vue sans se laisser envahir par sa détresse, il l'aide à comprendre ce qu'il est en train de vivre. L'enfant acquiert alors peu à peu la capacité à gérer ses sentiments au lieu de se laisser déborder, à tolérer la frustration, et à contrôler ses impulsions. En s'appuyant sur la psychologie du développement, la théorie de l'attachement, les neurosciences et la génétique, l'auteur montre que si l'enfant rencontre une véritable écoute, les situations qui semblaient bloquées peuvent enfin se dénouer. " -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: Keeping your child in mind.
By John Richardson, Marilyn McCully. 1991
Spans the years before cubism, from 1881 when Picasso was born in southern Spain, to 1906 when he was about… to begin work on "Les demoiselles d'Avignon", the canvas that Richardson sees as a breakthrough of historical significance. Bestseller. 1991.
By John Richardson, Marilyn McCully. 1996
Depicts the artist's life and work during the crucial decade of 1907-17, a period during which Picasso and Georges Braque… devised cubism, and in doing so engendered modernism. Portrays Picasso as a revolutionary, but also as a compassionate man who experienced disappointments in love, as well as horror at the outbreak of World War I and the wounds it inflicted on his closest friends, Braque and Apollinaire. Sequel to "A Life of Picasso: The Prodigy, 1881-1906" (DC09677). Followed by "A life of Picasso: the Triumphant Years, 1917-1932" (DC32873). Some descriptions of sex, some strong language. c1996. The prodigy, 1881-1906 -- The cubist rebel, 1907-1916 -- Triumphant years, 1917-1932.
By John Richardson, Marilyn McCully. 1991
A life of Picasso, the Triumphant Years, 1917-1932 Covers Picasso's diverse artistic enterprises before age fifty, from his adventures with… Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and marriage to ballerina Olga Khokhlova to his welded sculptures and Surrealism. Describes Picasso's interactions with other artists and affair with young Marie-Thérèse Walter. Some descriptions of sex. Sequel to "A Life of Picasso: Volume 2, 1907-1916" (DC32872). 2007, c1991. The prodigy, 1881-1906 -- The cubist rebel, 1907-1916 -- Triumphant years, 1917-1932.
By Bruno Bettelheim. 1987
Traces the child's development from early infancy to adolescence, explaining why children have behavioural problems at different stages. Suggests techniques… for helping children to understand their behaviour, and provides methods to encourage children to supply their own solutions to problems. 1987.
By Doris McCarthy. 1990
Doris McCarthy, a distinguished Canadian landscape artist, describes her early years. At the age of 15, she won a scholarship… to study at the Ontario College of Art. Upon graduation, she became a teacher and pioneered imaginative approaches to teaching art.
By Carl Honoré. 2008
When the impulse to give children the best of everything runs rampant, parents, schools, communities, and corporations unwittingly combine forces… to create over-scheduled, over-stimulated, and overindulged kids. Rather than micromanaging every moment of children's lives, Honoré describes an emerging new movement that tries to find the balance between too much and too little. c2008.