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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 Barbara Crossette. 1998
In 1997 this New York Times journalist traveled across Asia, visiting the classic hill towns built by several colonial powers.… She recalls her journeys to these remote locations, discusses their history, and describes how each has evolved since being inherited by an independent nation. 1998.
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 Benjamin Spock. 1988
By Robyn Davidson. 1996
An Australian woman recounts her travel experiences with a nomadic population in the desert of western India. She endures hardship… and discomfort to record a disappearing way of life. Despite being a foreigner, a woman, and ignorant of the local language, she forges enduring friendships. 1996.
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 George Woodcock. 1988
In 1987, the author toured through northern China visiting traditional Buddhist centres rarely visited by the non-Chinese. As he recounts… his journey, Woodcock also details Chinese geography, history, art, religion and society. 1988.
By Sandra Lynn Hutchison. 1996
Nine months before the Tiananmen Uprising, Sandra Hutchison travelled to Anhui Province in China to teach English literature. In "Chinese… brushstrokes," she tells of her journeys within China, her encounters with its people, and the Democracy Movement of 1989. 1996.
By Bobbie Kalman. 1989
A description of life in modern China, and of how conditions have changed there. Grades 3-6. Taped with: China, the… land by Bobbie Kalman. Covers the events and people that have shaped China's history. Grades 3-6. Taped with China, the culture by Bobbie Kalman. Records the achievements of China's 4,000 year old civilization. Includes the history of various festivities, recipes and activities. Grades 3-6. (The lands, peoples and cultures series)
By Jean Fritz. 1985
The author lived in China until she was 13 years old. In this book, she tells of her return to… Hankou, her home town, four decades later. Companion volume to "Homesick : my own story" (DC06014). For junior and senior high readers. c1985.
By Karen Connelly. 2009
Myanmar, 1996. Canadian poet, memoirist, and novelist Connelly describes a country in the throes of a military dictatorship, as she… travels to Burma for PEN Canada. Trying to gather information on political prisoners, Connelly gets caught up in violent street demonstrations and even interviews opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Then she meets and falls for Maung, a Burmese revolutionary leader, who shares his not uncommon story of becoming politicized after the unrest of 1988. Explicit descriptions of sex and violence, explicit strong language. Canada Reads 2012. 2009.
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 Colin Thubron. 1987
By Seymour Jerome Gray. 1983
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 Wilfred Thesiger. 1984
Thesiger, the son of a British diplomat, was born in a mud hut in Addis Ababa in 1910. This is… the account of his travels from 1945 to 1950 during which he lived among the Bedouins and traversed the "Empty Quarter", a vast, arid desert. 1984.
By Jamaica Kincaid. 2007
Novelist Jamaica Kincaid chronicles her three-week trek through Nepal, the spectacular and exotic Himalayan land where she and her companions… seek to gather seeds for planting at home. She summons up a realm dominated by magnificent mountains and teeming with colourful life, spinning a tale that includes everything from edging by a herd of ungainly yaks on a perilous path to confronting unpredictable Maoist guerrillas who could erupt into violence at any time. 2007.
By Jason Elliot. 1999
An exploration of Afghanistan - its physical beauty, hospitality, religious variations, and long history. Elliot recounts events from his first… visit at nineteen in 1986 travelling with anti-Soviet mujahedin and another journey ten years later when the Taliban forces were building power. 2001, c1999.
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.