Published Online: February 13, 2007
Published in Print: February 14, 2007, as Also of Note

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Imagining Childhood

by Erika Langmuir (Yale University Press, www.yalebooks.com; 256 pp., $55 hardback).

The former head of education at the National Gallery in London chronicles the depiction and symbolic use of children in Western art; over 150 museum illustrations and artifacts complement the text.

Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships

by Anne T. Henderson, Karen L. Mapp, Vivian R. Johnson, & Don Davies (New Press, www.thenewpress.com; 352 pp., $25 paperback).

A revision of the 1986 classic, expanded and updated for the No Child Left Behind era.

Big-Time Fundraising for Today’s Schools

by Stanley Levenson (Corwin Press, www.corwinpress.com; 208 pp., $34.95 paperback).

Strategies for graduating from car washes to corporate grants.

Train Up a Child: Old Order Amish and Mennonite Schools

by Karen M. Johnson-Weiner (Johns Hopkins University Press, www.press.jhu.edu; 304 pp., $49.95 hardback).

An ethnographic study of the ways these private religious schools reflect and reinforce their community’s values.

Conquering the SAT: How Parents Can Help Teens Overcome the Pressure and Succeed

by Ned Johnson & Emily Warner Eskelsen (Palgrave Macmillan, www.palgrave-usa.com; 240 pp., $16.95 paperback).

Professional SAT tutors advise parents on preparing their children for the high-stakes test.

Helping Kids Help: Organizing Successful Charitable Projects

by Renée Heiss (Zephyr Press, an imprint of Chicago Review Press, www.zephyrpress.com; 176 pp., $19.95 paperback).

Outlines the benefits and logistics of youth philanthropy.

A Guide to Great Field Trips

by Kathleen Carroll (Zephyr Press, an imprint of Chicago Review Press, www.zephyrpress.com; 272 pp., $19.95 paperback).

Suggestions for classroom excursions on school property, in the local community, and online.

100 Paid Summer Adventures for Teachers

by Jill Frankfort (Benefit Press, www.benefitpress.com; 176 pp., $19.95 paperback).

A compilation of career-enhancing and -advancing programs, organized by subject, location, eligibility requirements, and duration.

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