Texas Mathematics

The Houston Press brings its special observations on a Texas mathbook.

Legacy: 50 Years of Loving Care - Parish

Legacy: 50 Years of Loving Care, Texas Children's Hospital, 1954-2004 by Betsy Parish, Elisha Freeman Publishing, May 2008, 762 pages, $45.50
Review by Mark Lardos

State of Texas Children

The Temple Daily Telegram carries new of this report.

Kids Count report  KIDS COUNT Databook Logo

"The Center for Public Policy Priorities on Wednesday released "The State of Texas Children: Texas Kids Count Annual Data Book 2008-09," a resource that provides the latest look at the well-being of children in every county in the state.
This year's data book includes an essay, "Closing the Educational Gaps," revealing factors that can play a pivotal role in a child's academic achievement."
Read more more of the article at http://www.tdtnews.com/story/2008/12/11/54316/

Hot on the Range - Jentsch

Author Has Chance Meeting with Young Illustrator and Completes a Children's Illustrated Picture Book in Under 30 Days
First time author writes a book, meets an illustrator and publishes a children's horse book fast.

Author Has Chance Meeting with Young Illustrator and Completes a Children's Illustrated Picture Book in Under 30 Days
"Wimberley, TX, December 16, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Texas author R.D. Jentsch has a chance meeting at a hair salon with a young illustrator, David C. Bryant and shocks the literary world by completing the book and illustrations within four short weeks and publishes it through BookSurge in three months."
Reading level not specified.


Underneath - Appelt

News from Vermont's Times Argus via San Antonio's Vincent Davis' review.
This is Kathi Appelt's first young adult novel
The Underneath, Simon & Shuster Children's Publishing, $16.99, chosen as a 2008 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

"The story unfolds under a porch in the Piney Woods of East Texas, where a calico cat and her two kittens hide from becoming alligator bait with an unlikely ally, an abused hound dog. Ancient, mythological creatures, a menacing hunter and danger inhabit the mysterious world that the four animals hide from in a dank and dark place."

Girl Scouts - Farmers Branch

A Girl Scout publication Connections offers tours and activities including Texas history.  See http://creeksidegs.wordpress.com/2008/12/12/texas-history-alive/
from the Creekside Girl Scouts for more information of Texas History Alive ! "Description: Presented by Texana Living History Association & Farmers Branch Historical Park."