Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel
Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel

Emerson Elementary School

119 South Woodlawn Street, Wheaton, IL 60187

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Books
Welcome to the Emerson
Parent Resource Library!


On this webpage, you will find titles and descriptions of informational books that parents can check out from the Emerson LLC.  All of the books listed on this page are available in the Library, and can be checked out for 1-2 weeks and can be renewed if it does not have a waiting list. 
We will be adding new titles throughout the school year, so please come back to this page frequently to check out the newest titles. 

Reading Right from the Start:  What Parents Can Do in the First Five Years
By:  Toni S. Bickart & Diane Trister Dodge
Are you looking for concrete ways to help your children become readers and writers?  This easy-to-read, richly illustrated booklet uses the everyday routines that you do with your children - bathing and dressing, eating, shopping, household chores, etc. - to demonstrate how to build vocabulary, learn about conversations, and discover meaning from the written word.  Research shows that these are the key building blocks for future success as readers and writers. 

The Essential 55:  An Award-Winning Educator's Rules for Discovering The Successful Student In Every Child
By: Ron Clark
If there were a code you could learn that would lead you to become a great teacher - of students, of your children, or of any young person in your life -  wouldn't you want to learn it?  The Essential 55 is a collection of the amazingly effective rules that Ron Clark used to become an extraordinary teacher.  Through trial and error, this teacher had distilled fifty-five ideas that have helped him take apathetic students in some of the country's most challenging areas and transform them into award-winning scholars.

The Smart Parent's Guide to Getting your Kids through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents
By:  Jennifer Trachtenberg, MD
Making health care decisions for your child can be overwhelming in this age of instant information.  It's easy to feel like you know next to nothing or way too much.  Either way, you may resort to guessing instead of making smart choices.  That's why the nation's leading health care oversight group, The Joint Commission, joined forces with Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg on this book:  to help you make the right decisions, whether you're dealing with a checkup or a full-blown crisis.  Dr. Jen walks you through everything from how to choose the best ER for kids (not adults) to when to give a kid medicine (or not to) to how pediatricians care for their own children.  Her goal is your goal:  to protect the health of your children.  There simply is nothing more important.

Gifted Children:  Myths and Realities
By:  Ellen Winner
Gifted children have long inspired fascination, envy, fear, and rejection.  In this fascinating book, Ellen Winner uses case studies and the latest biological and psychological evidence to explore nine myths about giftedness.  Gifted Children also looks at the role schools play in fostering exceptional abilities.  Winner advocates elevating standards for all children while focusing gifted education on those with extreme abilities.

Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success; How we can learn to fulfill our potential
By:  Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D
Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success - but whether we approach our goals with a fixed or growth mindset.  She makes clear why praising our children's intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success.  With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to improve in school, as well as reach our own goals - personal and professional.  Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know, and shows how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.
Last Modified on September 5, 2011
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