Tod and Fiona visit Nepal for a third time, and meet up again with their friends who live in the small, isolated village of Salle, high up in the remote Everest Region of the country. Although this is the third book in the series, the reader does not have to have read the first two books in order to follow and enjoy the account and descriptions of this visit. It is an emotional and highly enjoyable trip, despite the presence of a massive spider and unspecified rodent in their room, and the couple catch up with Kalyani and her family, Molly, the village children, and Lucky the cockerel. This time Tod and Fiona also visit the tiny country of Bhutan, and climb up to the spectacularly beautiful Tiger's Nest Monastery, 10,000ft up in the Himalayas. Following a nerve jangling, rip roaring drive through part of India, they spend time in Darjeeling, and ride on the famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway - the Toy Train. Then it's a twenty hour, non stop drive back through India, across Nepal, and up into the Himalayan mountains at night, driving through blazing forests, until they reach Kathmandu again. A fast moving, humorous read, recommended not only for the hardened, intrepid traveler, but for the armchair variety too. The photos which accompany 'A Beard In Nepal 3' can be found at www.spanglefish.com/fionaroberts
The Little Lights Berenstain Bear series helps children learn how God wants them to live every day. Coach Papa Bear wants his team to play fair. But the other coach just wants to win. The Berenstain Bears Play Fair shows that players and coaches should act in a way that pleases God.
Children will fall in love with Bernard, the sleepy bear with a simple wish, in A Bed for Bear. It's time for Bernard to hibernate, but the bear cave is too crowded, too quiet, and too uncomfortable. So Bernard sets out to search the forest for the perfect bed for winter. But all he discovers are spots too windy, too wet, and too wild for him until he realizes that the perfect bed for a bear was right in front of him all along. With simple text and evocative illustrations by debut author-illustrator Clive McFarland, this heartwarming picture book is a perfect part of any bedtime routine.
Children growing up today are confronted by four difficult and intersecting challenges: dangerous environmental change, weakening democracies, growing social inequality, and a global economy marked by unprecedented youth unemployment and unsustainable resource extraction. Yet on streets everywhere, there is also a strong, youthful energy for change.
This book sets out an inspiring new agenda for citizenship and environmental education which reflects the responsibility and opportunities facing educators, researchers, parents and community groups to support young citizens as they learn to 'make a difference' on the issues that concern them.
Controversial yet ultimately hopeful, political scientist Bronwyn Hayward rethinks assumptions about youth citizenship in neoliberal democracies. Her comparative discussion draws on lessons from New Zealand, a country where young citizens often express a strong sense of personal responsibility for their planet but where many children also face shocking social conditions. Hayward develops a 'SEEDS' model of ecological citizenship education (Social agency, Environmental Education, Embedded justice, Decentred deliberative democracy and Self transcendence). The discussion considers how the SEEDs model can support young citizens' democratic imagination and develop their 'handprint' for social justice.
From eco-worriers and citizen-scientists to streetwise sceptics, Children, Citizenship and Environment identifies a variety of forms of citizenship and discusses why many approaches make it more difficult, not easier, for young citizens to effect change. This book will be of interest to a wide audience, in particular teachers of children aged eight to twelve and professionals who work in Environmental Citizenship Education as well as students and researchers with an interest in environmental change, democracy and intergenerational justice.
Introduced by Tim Jackson, author of Prosperity without Growth, the book includes forewords by leading European and USA academics, Andrew Dobson and Roger Hart.
Half the author's royalties will be donated to child poverty projects following the earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Follow Bronwyn Hayward's blog at: http://growing-greens.blogspot.co.nz/
Players of all ages will enjoy this bright and colourful memory card game featuring illustrations from the hughly popular We're going on a Bear Hunt book. The aim of the game is to collect the most matching pairs by remembering where the cards are located once turned upside down. Place all the cards facing downwards on the table and take turns to turn over the cards. If they match the pairs, i.e. 2 dogs, then that player wins the pair and takes another turn. If the pairs don't match, they are turned face down again and the next player continues.
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