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The power of early childhood education and care (ECEC) interventions in transforming the lives of very young children is highly dependent on the quality of the services provided. More recently, evidence has increased the focus on the value of process quality as determinant of the outcomes. This...
Published in 2018
Ionescu, M, Tankersley, Trikic, Z, Vonta, T.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
Competent Educators of the 21st Century: Principles of Quality Pedagogy is a policy document that defines quality teaching practices when working with children from 3 to 10 years old, and their families, to better support the child's holistic development and well-being. After a brief description on...
Published in 2010
Tankersley, D., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
The culmination of many years of work in defining and promoting quality pedagogy, ISSA’s Quality Resource Pack proposes a practice-research-policy blended approach to quality, enabled by various tools that can be used with practitioners, pre- and in-service trainers, supervisors, parents and policy...
Published in 2012
Various ISSA contributors
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Subject to Licence
Putting Knowledge into Practice: A Guidebook for Educators is a reference book that describes in depth each of the Principles of Quality Pedagogy and the related Indicators. The Guidebook connects theory with practice and research and provides clear examples on how to use the Quality Principles....
Published in 2011
Tankersley, D., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Subject to Licence
Professional Development Tool for Improving Quality of Practices in Kindergarten illustrates each of the 85 indicators of quality in the ISSA Principles of Quality Pedagogy. It shows how early childhood educators advance and move on a continuum from inadequate practice, to a good start, to quality...
Published in 2012
Tankersley, D., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Subject to Licence
This tool specifically illustrate (for primary school levels of education) each of the 85 indicators of quality in the ISSA Principles of Quality Pedagogy. It deconstructs how educators move on a continuum from inadequate practice, to a good start, to quality practice and then into transformational...
Published in 2012
Tankersley, D., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Subject to Licence
The Instrument for Assessing Quality Practices is a condensed version of the Professional Development Tool for Improving Quality of Practice. It serves to assess educators' performance with a select group of 36 key indicators derived from the two Professional Development Tools. The selected...
Published in 2012
Tankersley, D., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Subject to Licence
Roads to Quality - Strengthening Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care Systems is showcasing ISSA’s approach towards practitioners’ professional growth and nurturing their professionalism. It helps organizations to find and establish clear targets to their practitioners’...
Published in 2015
Ionescu, M., Tankersley, D., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
Early Childhood Educators Change Lives is an easy to use advocacy leaflet aiming to promote importance of the role that educators play in young child's life and profession in general. Building on ISSA Quality principles it offers 7 ‘golden rules’  to help them keep their personal, social and...
Published in 2013
Various ISSA contributors
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
Give Your Child the Best Start in Life is an easy to use advocacy leaflet aiming to inform parents and caregivers how important the role is that they play in a child's life. Building on ISSA Quality Principles this tool is aiming to help parents and caregivers understand what Early Childhood...
Published in 2013
Various ISSA contributors
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
Invest in Quality Teachers is an easy to use advocacy leaflet aiming to promote the importance of quality educators and mobilize policy and governance level to invest in educators, their education, professional development, working conditions and status of profession.  Evidence shows that high...
Published in 2013
Various ISSA contributors
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
The book, Professional Learning Communities, provides both the theoretical background and the practical experience as it came about while building Professional Learning Communities in Croatian schools around ISSA’s Definition of Quality Pedagogy and the Quality Resource Pack. The book provides an...
Published in 2014
Brajkovic , S.
Open Academy Step by Step, Croatia
Croatia
digital copy, not free
This report from 2018, is the first in the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative's Landscape Analysis Series and it advances existing knowledge on the early childhood workforce by synthesizing for the first time data on the approaches to and challenges associated with training and professional...
Published in 2018
Mitter, R., Putcha, V.
Results for Development (R4D) & ISSA - International Step by Step Association
United States of America & The Netherlands
Free
This report, the second in the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative's Landscape Analysis Series, addresses the theme of competences and standards. An extensive review of published and grey literature yielded six findings related to the ways in which countries have used competences and standards to...
Published in 2018
Mitter, R., Putcha, V.
Results for Development (R4D) & ISSA - International Step by Step Association
United States of America & The Netherlands
Free
Study on the implementation of ISSA's Pedagogical Standards (2001-2008) was developed to evaluate the impact of the work done by ISSA members in 27 countries on quality assurance and improvement. The study examines the role of the ISSA Pedagogical Standards (2003) as they were implemented through...
Published in 2010
Howard, M. and Tuna, A., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
The article  ISSA's Principles of Quality Pedagogy: Quality Early Childhood Education and Care Through Democratic Processes published in the first edition of Learning for Well-being online journal, is exploring  how ISSA's Quality Principles, their accompanying resources, and the collaborative...
Published in 2016
Ionescu, M., Tankersley, D.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
The ISSA’s Quality Framework for Early Childhood Practice in Services for Children under Three Years of Age is grounded in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and stands for the centrality of the child and family in conceptualizing, designing and implementing programs dedicated to this age...
Published in 2016
Ionescu, M., Tankersley, D.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
The report Early Childhood Education and Care Services for Children from Birth to Three years Old contains results from the survey run among ISSA members to map the strengths, weaknesses, and the gaps that exist in early childhood systems in their respective countries for the birth to three age...
Published in 2013
Ionescu, M.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
The first book in the series Policy and Pedagogy with Under-three year olds: Cross Disciplinary insights and innovations establishes a path for the much-needed examination of the experiences of infants and toddlers in contemporary educational settings across the globe.  Bringing together...
Published in 2016
Editors: White, E.J., Dalli, C. Co-contributors: Ionescu, M., Tankersley, D.
Springer
Switzerland
digital copy, not free
The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Policy draws critical attention to policy in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) its relationship to service provision and its impact on the lives of children and families all around the world. ISSA's program staff contributed to this relevant publication...
Published in 2018
Editors: Miller, L., and Cameron, C. Co-contributors: Ionescu, M.
SAGE Publications Ltd.
United Kingdom
digital copy, not free
Measuring and Improving Quality in Early Childhood Environments report reflects discussions and conclusions from the international consultation organized by ISSA, UNICEF, UNESCO and the Bernard van Leer Foundation, in partnership with the World Bank and the Brookings Institution met in in September...
Published in 2014
Various ISSA contributors
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
Roma Empowerment and Support for Inclusion Report - Synthesis report of the Case Studies in Ghent, Belfast and Rome summarizes the cross-national issues regarding Roma empowerment and support for inclusion with a specific focus on young children such as parenting support, access to quality early...
Published in 2016
Ionescu, M., Trikic, Z.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
The case study of  the Roma Community Outreach (RCO) project in Belfast, Northern Ireland  features the potential of small scale community based interventions and the need to have strong anti-discrimination, social justice and peace-building components when working on Roma inclusion. The Roma...
Published in 2016
Ionescu, M., Trikic, Z.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
Growing through sharing together: Needs and aspirations of Romani early childhood professionals report was developed to support  ISSA and Early Childhood Program at the Open Society Foundation to launch The Romani Early Years Network (REYN).  The selected group of practitioners provided information...
Published in 2016
Ionescu, M., Trikic, Z.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
The case study on the project Bridging Figures (BIEMs) - The Intra European Migration School Mediators in Ghent, Belgium,  highlights the importance of the political will as a driver for introducing and supporting universal and inclusive policies benefiting the whole society and not only a target...
Published in 2016
Ionescu, M., Trikic, Z.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
Building Opportunities in Early Childhood from the Start - A Teacher's Guide to Good Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Services is a guidebook developed within "The Good Start Project", funded by the European Commission and led by Roma Education Fund in partnership with ISSA and other...
Published in 2012
Trikic, Z.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
The booklet Diversity and Social Inclusion - Exploring Competences for Professional Practice in Early Childhood Education and Care booklet is a result of the ISSA and DECET (Diversity in Early Childhood Education and Training network) Working Group on Professionalism with the support from Bernard...
Published in 2011
Van Laere, K., Trikic, Z. et al.
DECET & ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
The publication, Early Childhood Development and Education in emergencies: country profiles from the CEE/CIS region presents the existing emergency preparedness resources and plans for protecting children’s rights and meeting their needs in five countries in the CEE/CIS region (Bosnia-Herzegovina,...
Published in 2010
Zafeirakou, A., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
ISSA's Effective teaching and learning for minority-language children in preschool is a set of materials developed under the Socrates Programme-Comenius 2.1 project in partnership with ISSA’s members from Slovakia, Open School Foundation, and from Estonia, Hea Algus with input from international...
Published in 2006
Various ISSA contributors
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands, Slovakia, Estonia, Italy
Free
In the article 'Power of Associations in Early Childhood Education and Care,' published in the Official Journal of the Association for Childhood Ecucation International, ISSA Program Director, Mihaela Ionescu, unpacks the power of membership associations in the early childhood field, with a...
Published in 2015
Ionescu, M.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
Growing through sharing together: Needs and aspirations of Romani early childhood professionals report was developed to support  ISSA and Early Childhood Program at the Open Society Foundation to launch The Romani Early Years Network (REYN).  The selected group of practitioners provided information...
Published in 2013
Surdu, L.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
This academic publication, Early Childhood programs as the doorway to social cohesion: Application of Vygotsky's ideas from an East West perspective,  builds links between theory and practice, and presents ideas aiming to stimulate development of new thinking for successful implementation of...
Published in 2010
Tuna, A., Hayden, J.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
Reaching and Investing in Children at the Margins is a report from event co-hosted by ISSA and the Open Society Foundations in partnership with the National Academy of Sciences’ Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally in Prague in 2016. During the event top-class speakers from across the...
Published in 2016
Various ISSA contributors
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
Together, UNICEF ECARO and ISSA have developed a set of Resource Modules for Home Visitors: Supporting Families for Nurturing Care, intended to better equip home visitors with the latest knowledge and tools to support and engage with the families of young children.Drawing upon the most recent...
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
Introduction to Home Visitors Modules
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
TRAINER GUIDE
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
Module 1: THE EARLY CHILDHOOD YEARS - a Time of Endless Opportunities   
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
Module 2: THE NEW ROLE OF THE HOME VISITOR
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
Module 3: IMCI, IYCF and CARE for CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
Module 4: FALLING IN LOVE - Promoting Parent-Child Attachment
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
Module 5: ENGAGING FATHERS
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
Module 6: THE ART OF PARENTING - Love, Talk, Play, Read
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
Module 7: PARENTAL WELLBEING
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
Module 8: COMMON PARENTING CONCERNS
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
Module 9: HOME ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
Module 10: CARING AND EMPOWERING - Enhancing Communication Skills for Home Visitors
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
Module 11: WORKING AGAINST STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION - Promoting Equity, Inclusion and Respect for Diversity
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
Module 12: CHILDREN WHO DEVELOP DIFFERENTLY - Children with Disabilities or Developmental Difficulties
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
Module 13: DEVELOPMENTAL MONITORING AND SCREENING
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
Module 14: KEEPING YOUNG CHILDREN FREE FROM VIOLENCE, ABUSE AND NEGLECT
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
Module 15: WORKING WITH OTHER SERVICES
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
Module 16: RESPONSIVE FEEDING
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
Module 17: SUPERVISION - Supporting Professionals and Enhancing Service Quality
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
Module 18: GENDER SOCIALISATION AND GENDER DYNAMICS IN FAMILIES - the Role of the Home Visitor
Published in 2016
Various contributors from UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
UNICEF ECARO & ISSA
The Netherlands
Free
The toolkit Towards Integrated Early Childhood Education and Care Systems – Building the Foundations was developed under the INTESYS project (Together: Supporting vulnerable children through integrated early childhood services) funded through the Erasmus+ Programme. INTESYS aims to advance the...
Published in 2016
Ionescu, M., Trikic, Z., Pinto, L
INTESYS
United Kingdom, The Netherlands a.o.
Free
This report was written within the INTESYS project in order to map the state of integration of ECEC provision in EU Member States, with a special focus on vulnerable groups regarding workforce policies and practices, stakeholders, governance and also key success factors, gaps (policies, practices...
Published in 2016
Gordon, J., Peeters, I., Vandekerckhove, A.
INTESYS
United Kingdom, The Netherlands a.o.
Free
The Handbook of Early Childhood Development (ECD) Experiences, Innovations, and Lessons from CEE/CIS comprises of successful cases of early childhood development investments and public/private partnership in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS region). The...
Published in 2009
Various ISSA contributors
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
Free
NESETII report on Professional Learning Communities. Each child its own story: Diversity in child care centres (from birth to 13 years) is a book acknowledging that every child starting at a childcare centre (day care, preschool and afterschool care) brings along its own experiences and its own...
Published in 2017
Sharmahd, N., Peeters, J., et al.
VBJK - Center for Innovation in the Early Years
Belgium, The Netherlands
Free
The report Quality of Early Childhood Education Services - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro resulted from a consultancy carried out by Jan Peeters from VBJK (ISSA's member from Flanders) for the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (UNICEF ECARO). The report was...
Published in 2018
Peeters, J.
VBJK - Center for Innovation in the Early Years
Belgium
Free
The High 5 Quality Scan is an evaluation tool based on the European Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care accompanying the 5 Steps to Quality Training Package. ISSA has translated this resource so it is now available in English. This document offers childcare centres, nurseries,...
Published in 2017
van Keulen, A., and del Barrio Saiz, A. et al.
VBJK, Bureau Mutant
Belgium, The Netherlands
Free
The training package 5 Steps to Quality is promoting the implementation of the European Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care (EQF) with the aim to building and improving the quality in early childhood education and care services at country and organisation level. The training...
Published in 2017
Van Keulen, A., and Vandekerckhove, A., et al.
VBJK, Bureau Mutant
Belgium, The Netherlands
Free
Launched in 2012, the TOY project (Together Old and Young) is about bringing young children, up to 9 years old, together with older people for them to meet, get to know each other, learn and have fun. Funded by the European Commission and implemented in several European countries like The...
Published in 2014
Kernan, M., and Cortellesi, G.
ICDI - International Child Development Initiatives
The Netherlands
Free
AÇEV Foundation, ISSA’s member organization in Turkey, is please to share this report, which is the result of a joint project. Yale University, UNICEF, AÇEV Foundation, the Fetzer Institute and other global partners have embarked on a joint initiative to achieve the common objective of analyzing...
Published in 2012
ACEV-Mother Child Education Foundation, Turkey
Turkey
Free
Each child its own story: Diversity in child care centres (from birth to 13 years) is a book acknowledging that every child starting at a childcare centre (day care, preschool and afterschool care) brings along its own experiences and its own history. An early childhood centre is like a micro...
Published in 2013
van Keulen, A., Singer, E.
VBJK - Center for Innovation in the Early Years
Belgium
Free
Two ISSA members, CIP (Center for Interactive Pedagogy/Serbia) and VBJK/Belgium, co-authored this manual as a result of the work they carried out under two large projects in Serbia: IMPRES Project – Improvement of Preschool Education in Serbia, with funding from the European Commission and the...
Published in 2013
Vandekerckhove, A., Trikic, Z. Et.al.
VBJK - Center for Innovation in the Early Years & CIP-Center for Interactive Pedagogy
Belgium, Serbia
Free
A new report launched by the European Commission includes a case study exploring the work of ISSA’s network and of the Open Society Foundations (OSF): OSF/ISSA Approaches to Teacher Training and Pedagogy. The case study was written by Dawn Tankersley (ISSA Program Expert) and Sarah Klaus (Director...
Published in 2012
Tankersley, D., Klaus, S.
ISSA & OSF
The Netherlands, Germany
Free
Published by Bernard van Leer Foundation, Early Childhood Matters is a journal about early childhood, which looks at specific issues regarding the development of young children, in particular from a psychosocial perspective. In June 2015 issue, ISSA contributed the article Quality in Early...
Published in 2015
Ionescu, M., Vonta, T.
ISSA, Bernard van Leer Foundation
The Netherlands
Free
parenting support, reading to children, training tool
ISSA has created three Activity Kits to accompany selected groups of Reading Corner books. The Kits offer teachers, parents, and caregivers guidance on the most efficient ways to engage children in exciting and meaningful learning, using books as a starting point for inquiry and action. Each kit...
Published in 2007
Tankersley, D., Tuna, A., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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parenting support, reading to children, training tool
ISSA has created three Activity Kits to accompany selected groups of Reading Corner books. The Kits offer teachers, parents, and caregivers guidance on the most efficient ways to engage children in exciting and meaningful learning, using books as a starting point for inquiry and action. Each kit...
Published in 2007
Tankersley, D., Tuna, A., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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parenting support, reading to children, training tool
ISSA has created three Activity Kits to accompany selected groups of Reading Corner books. The Kits offer teachers, parents, and caregivers guidance on the most efficient ways to engage children in exciting and meaningful learning, using books as a starting point for inquiry and action. Each kit...
Published in 2007
Tankersley, D., Tuna, A., et al.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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Best friends are separated from one another when one moves to another country. They call, write letters, think about each other, remember each other's favorite food and plan one day to visit. Can their friendship survive and how?    Written by Laura Liliom (Hungary)Illustrated by Lilit...
Published in 2007
Author: Liliom, L., Illustrations: Vagharshyan, L.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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Yurchyk, the littlest member of the family, tries to be bigger by climbing on various things. He learns that he becomes bigger by doing something "big", not by being taller.Written by Halya Kruk (Ukraine) Illustrated by Manana Morchiladze (Georgia) Price: € 10,00   Picture Book Preschool 8.25...
Published in 2007
Author: Kruk, K., Illustrations: Morchiladze, M.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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Mary's friends have beautiful dolls, but Mary has no money to buy one. With her mother's help, Mary creates a beautiful doll out of objects she finds in her house. But what will she use for the doll's nose? Mary comes up with an ingenious solution--and when she shows the doll to her friends, they...
Published in 2007
Author: Haxhia, M., Illustrations: Köhrer, U.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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When Ivan's parents find good jobs and the family moves from their small, crowded apartment to a new, spacious one, they realize that they've left something precious behind... Written by Nenad Vujadinovic (Macedonia) Illustrated by Emil Für (Hungary) Picture Book Preschool 8.25 x 6.5 in. – 32...
Published in 2007
Author: Vujadinovic, N., Illustrations: Für, E.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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Arielle is given a little coconut plant as a present. She plants the tree, watches it grow, bloom flowers and finally produces coconuts. A hurricane does major damage to many of the neighborhood plants including uprooting the coconut tree. The cycle of life goes on when two small coconuts are found...
Published in 2010
Author: Rochelin, G., Illustrations: Bertoni, O.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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The story of two very different dogs that were friends-they played together, ate together and even slept together - until one day they had a disagreement and stopped being friends. Friendship wins out and they become friends again.   Written by Olesya Tavadze (Georgia) Illustrated by Evgueni Ivanov...
Published in 2007
Author: Tavadze, O., Illustrations: Ivanov, E.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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Andy's family is moving to a new house. Each member of his family packs their favorite thing to bring along. Andy's favorite thing is the cherry tree in the backyard. But how can he bring that along? With his mothers' help, Andy finds out just how to do it.   Written by Miranda Haxhia (Albania) ...
Published in 2007
Author: Haxhia, M., Illustrations: Deisadze, D.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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Grandpa has 27 grandchildren, all who loved him, and shared the mangos he brought home every day. But grandpa was getting sick, losing his memory and the ability to even cut the mangos. Grandpa died, he will never be forgotten.   Written by Caroline Hudicourt  Picture Book Preschool 8.25 x 8....
Published in 2007
Author: Hudicourt, C.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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Jonah is afraid of the dark. His brother tells Jonah that if he stops crying, he will give him his toy soldiers. Inspired by this offer, Jonah finds courage to explore the dark in his bedroom. He comforts a crying sister, faces the monsters in the cupboard and on the chair - and collects his prize...
Published in 2007
Author: Baghdasaryan, R., Illustrations: Morchiladze, M.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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Rita finds a young parrot in the garden and brings it home. The parrot learned to repeat everything Rita said, driving her parents crazy. Fearing her parents will force her to let the parrot go, Rita decides to run away with the parrot. The misadventure and Rita are saved from disaster by the...
Published in 2010
Author: Jeune, M.C., Illustrations: Saincilus, L.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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Alex wants to buy his mother a birthday present, but all he has is a frying pan! He bangs on it with a street orchestra to earn money, but the musicians chase him away. When Alex fills his frying pan with soapy water to earn money washing cars, that doesn't work either. Finally, with great...
Published in 2007
Author: Voskoboinikov, V., Illustrations: Linnamägi, A.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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Everyone in Dorothy's family wears glasses except her. Does that mean she doesn't belong? She decides to solve this problem, with mixed results, and realizes that being different doesn't make her any less a part of her family.   Written by Ivona Brezinova (Czech Republic) Illustrated by Mentor...
Published in 2007
Author: Brezinova, I., Illustrations: Llapashtica, M.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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A young narrator wonders what his parents do at work all day, and why they come home too tired to play or read stories. When they tell him, he decides that he will work, too, reminding his parents of the importance of fun.   Written by Aude Brunel (Czech Republic) Illustrated by Marjan Mancek (...
Published in 2007
Author: Brunel, A., Illustrations: Mancek, M.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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Moush is having a bad day. So while hiding in the closet he decides to run away from home. During his preparation he remembers all the good things in his world and how important a place he has in it.   Written by Rouzanna Baghdasaryan (Armenia) Illustrated by Yulia Lushnikova (Russia) Price: €...
Published in 2007
Author: Baghdasaryan, R., Illustrations: Lushnikova, Y.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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A young girl plays with and falls in love with her best friend Zulaa's doll. Wanting the doll all the time, she takes the doll home. Once she learns how badly Zulaa misses her doll, she returns the doll learning the importance of friendship.   Written by Kh. Batkhuu (Mongolia)Illustrated by...
Published in 2007
Author: Batkhuu, Kh., Illustrations: Myagmardorj, E.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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Matthew lives in an orphanage. He wanted a dog. He received other gifts and things through the years - stuffed animals, toys, snails, even lice - but never a dog. One day Matthew was finally getting new parents, and what did the parents have for him - a dog.   Written by Ivona Brezinova (Czech...
Published in 2007
Author: Brezinova, I., Illustrations: Deisadze, Z.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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Jimmy learns that sharing oranges with his family and friends can have a surprising reward. Written by Daiga Zake (Latvia) Illustrated by Elena Stojanova (Macedonia)  Picture Book Preschool 8.25 x 6 Copyright 2007  Catalog:  Books for children SKU: 1234561 Please click on the links below to...
Published in 2007
Author: Zake, D., Illustrations: Stojanova, E.
ISSA - International Step by Step Association
The Netherlands
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