The Children's Machine

Rethinking School In The Age Of The Computer
Author: Seymour Papert
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465010639
Category: Education
Page: 256
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In his classsic book, Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and powerful Ideas, Seymour Papert set out a vision of how computers could change school. In The Children's Machine he now looks back over a decade during which American schools acquired more than three million computers and assesses progress and resistance to progress.

Mindstorms

Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas
Author: Seymour A. Papert
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465046744
Category: Education
Page: 252
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Mindstorms has two central themes: that children can learn to use computers in a masterful way and that learning to use computers can change the way they learn everything else. Even outside the classroom, Papert had a vision that the computer could be used just as casually and as personally for a diversity of purposes throughout a person's entire life. Seymour Papert makes the point that in classrooms saturated with technology there is actually more socialization and that the technology often contributes to greater interaction among students and among students and instructors.

A Boy and a Bear

The Children's Relaxation Book
Author: Lori Lite,M. Hartigan
Publisher: Stress Free Kids
ISBN: 1886941076
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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A boy and a polar bear who share a friendship learn to relax together.

The Machine Gunners


Author: Robert Westall
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330478176
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
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'Some bright kid's got a gun and 2000 rounds of live ammo. And that gun's no pea-shooter. It'll go through a brick wall at a quarter of a mile.' Chas McGill has the second-best collection of war souvenirs in Garmouth, and he desperately wants it to be the best. When he stumbles across the remains of a German bomber crashed in the woods - its shiny, black machine-gun still intact - he grabs his chance. Soon he's masterminding his own war effort with dangerous and unexpected results . . . The Machine Gunners is Robert Westall's gripping first novel for children set during World War Two and winner of the Carnegie Medal. Now with a brilliant cover look celebrating its fortieth anniversary. Includes a bonus short story - 'The Haunting of Chas McGill' - and an extended biography of the author.

Machines at Work


Author: Byron Barton
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0694001902
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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‘With the call of ‘Hey, you guys! Let’s get to work,’ women and men shoulder drills and picks, board cranes and cement mixers, and set their equipment bulldozing and steamrolling across vibrant page spreads. Barton generates the excitement of road and building construction for young sidewalk engineers.’ —BL. 1988 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book) Notable 1987 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1987 (NSTA/CBC) 1987 Children's Books (NY Public Library)

Love You Forever


Author: Robert N. Munsch,Sheila McGraw
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9780920668375
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.

The Flying Sewing Machine


Author: Nancy Zieman
Publisher: Martingale
ISBN: 1604689250
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 16
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Sewing is magic, creative, and fun, it's meant to be shared with a special someone. Let's fly off to Sewland and stitch something new where all the town sews at a quarter to two. This delightful children's picture book, written by Nancy Zieman of PBS's Sewing with Nancy, takes kids on a fun and exciting adventure to a magical land where everyone sews.

Everybody Dies

A Children's Book for Grown-ups
Author: Ken Tanaka,David Ury
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062358707
Category: Humor
Page: 48
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Nobody likes to think about death, but the world would be awfully crowded without it. From YouTube sensation Ken Tanaka and actor David Ury, who was crushed by an ATM on AMC's Breaking Bad, comes Everybody Dies, a colorful story and delightful assemblage of games that makes it easy-even fun- to come to grips with mortality.

Hug Machine


Author: Scott Campbell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442459360
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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Who have YOU hugged today? Open your arms to this delightfully tender, goofy, and sweet tale. Watch out world, here he comes! The Hug Machine! Whether you are big, or small, or square, or long, or spikey, or soft, no one can resist his unbelievable hugs! HUG ACCOMPLISHED! This endearing story encourages a warm, caring, and buoyantly affectionate approach to life. Everyone deserves a hug—and this book!

Close to the Machine

Technophilia and Its Discontents
Author: Ellen Ullman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250002486
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 189
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Originally published in 1997 by City Lights Books.

The Children's Book


Author: A. S. Byatt
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307373835
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
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From the renowned author of Possession, The Children’s Book is the absorbing story of the close of what has been called the Edwardian summer: the deceptively languid, blissful period that ended with the cataclysmic destruction of World War I. In this compelling novel, A.S. Byatt summons up a whole era, revealing that beneath its golden surface lay tensions that would explode into war, revolution and unbelievable change — for the generation that came of age before 1914 and, most of all, for their children. The novel centres around Olive Wellwood, a fairy tale writer, and her circle, which includes the brilliant, erratic craftsman Benedict Fludd and his apprentice Phillip Warren, a runaway from the poverty of the Potteries; Prosper Cain, the soldier who directs what will become the Victoria and Albert Museum; Olive’s brother-in-law Basil Wellwood, an officer of the Bank of England; and many others from every layer of society. A.S. Byatt traces their lives in intimate detail and moves between generations, following the children who must choose whether to follow the roles expected of them or stand up to their parents’ “porcelain socialism.” Olive’s daughter Dorothy wishes to become a doctor, while her other daughter, Hedda, wants to fight for votes for women. Her son Tom, sent to an upper-class school, wants nothing more than to spend time in the woods, tracking birds and foxes. Her nephew Charles becomes embroiled with German-influenced revolutionaries. Their portraits connect the political issues at the heart of nascent feminism and socialism with grave personal dilemmas, interlacing until The Children’s Book becomes a perfect depiction of an entire world. Olive is a fairy tale writer in the era of Peter Pan and Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind In the Willows, not long after Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. At a time when children in England suffered deprivation by the millions, the concept of childhood was being refined and elaborated in ways that still influence us today. For each of her children, Olive writes a special, private book, bound in a different colour and placed on a shelf; when these same children are ferried off into the unremitting destruction of the Great War, the reader is left to wonder who the real children in this novel are. The Children’s Book is an astonishing novel. It is an historical feat that brings to life an era that helped shape our own as well as a gripping, personal novel about parents and children, life’s most painful struggles and its richest pleasures. No other writer could have imagined it or created it. From the Hardcover edition.

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine


Author: Julia Cook
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781937870010
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Wilma Jean worries about everything. She worries about missing the bus, doing a math problem wrong, having friends to play with, and getting carrots in her school lunch. Wilma Jean's teacher helps her figure out what worries she can control and those that she can't and what to do about both types of worries.

Digital Youth, Innovation, and the Unexpected


Author: Tara McPherson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262134950
Category: Education
Page: 259
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How emergent practices and developments in young people's digital media can result intechnological innovation or lead to unintended learning experiences and unanticipated socialencounters.

The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory


Author: John Seabrook
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393241939
Category: Music
Page: 288
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"An utterly satisfying examination of the business of popular music." —Nathaniel Rich, The Atlantic There’s a reason today’s ubiquitous pop hits are so hard to ignore—they’re designed that way. The Song Machine goes behind the scenes to offer an insider’s look at the global hit factories manufacturing the songs that have everyone hooked. Full of vivid, unexpected characters—alongside industry heavy-hitters like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Max Martin, and Ester Dean—this fascinating journey into the strange world of pop music reveals how a new approach to crafting smash hits is transforming marketing, technology, and even listeners’ brains. You’ll never think about music the same way again. A Wall Street Journal Best Business Book

I. M. Pei


Author: Louise Chipley Slavicek,I. M. Pei
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438128657
Category: Architects
Page: 121
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Jerry Yang was a bright child who always asked the question 'Why?' When he was 10 years old, his widowed mother, moved the family to California. While at Stanford University, Yang met fellow student David Filo and created Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web. This list would one day become the Internet search engine giant Yahoo

The Phantom Tollbooth


Author: Norton Juster
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375985298
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
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With almost 4 million copies sold over 50 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic that Philip Pullman says “comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet. And teach us some wisdom, too.” Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever. For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason. Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams!

How Machines Work: Zoo Break!


Author: Dk Publishing,David Macaulay
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9781465440129
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Explore the mechanics of simple machines by lifting levers, grinding gears, flipping flaps, and more. Join Sloth and Sengi, two zoo animals who long to be free, as they put these machines to use. Pop-up and lift-the-flap illustrations help explain levers, wheels, pulleys, and more, as the two animals comically test out their contraptions in episodic sequences. A final, foldout spread reveals their most elaborate machine yet, which resembles a roller coaster and incorporates all of the devices they have used so far.

The World's Greatest Adventure Machine


Author: Frank L. Cole
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399552839
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
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An adventure novel about four lucky kids and a mysterious, but thrilling ride for fans of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Jurassic Park! CastleCorp and the famous Castleton brothers are unveiling the World’s Greatest Adventure Machine! The roller coaster is an experience like no other, and four lucky kids have won the chance to be the first to ride it. There’s Trevor, whose latest stunt got him in trouble at school again. There’s Devin, whose father is pushing him to be the next Internet sensation. Nika’s wealthy grandfather isn’t too pleased about her participation. And Cameron, he’ll be the first to tell you, is a certified genius. The whole world is watching. But as the kids set off on their journey, they begin to realize that there is perhaps more to their fellow contest winners than meets the eye. And the Adventure Machine? It might just have a mind of its own. Join the contestants on their wild ride if you dare. Your adventure starts now! "[The World's Greatest Adventure Machine] made me laugh out loud as I was pulled through the twists and turns until my stomach dropped in suspense or I waved my hands in the air, cheering at the adventure. It will take you on a ride that you won’t soon forget!"-Peggy Eddleman, author of Sky Jumpers Praise for Frank Cole’s The Afterlife Academy: A Whitney Award Nominee “An appealing ghost story without being creepy, this title would be a great read for any reader looking for a mix of adventure and humor.” —School Library Journal “A fun, suspenseful read. . . . Cole’s fast-paced fantasy can be enjoyed by the entire family.” —Deseret News “The adventure of a lifetime—or after-lifetime.” —OBERT SKYE, author of the Leven Thumps series “A fast-paced and fun adventure that puts a new twist on the afterlife!” —PLATTE F. CLARK, author of Bad Unicorn