- Website: http://www.hoopoekids.com/
- Address: 171 Main Street #140 Los Altos, CA 94022
- Country: United States
- Listed: August 5, 2013 3:26 am
Hoopoe Books is an imprint of The Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge – ISHK (www.ishk.net), an educational nonprofit founded more than three decades ago. ISHK started Hoopoe Books in 1998 to publish traditional children’s stories from Afghanistan, collected by Afghan author Idries Shah.
To date there are eleven titles in this award-winning series, all of them richly illustrated. Told for centuries throughout Central Asia and the Middle East, these stories have universal themes such as overcoming difficulties, building self-esteem and finding peaceful solutions. Called Teaching-Stories by Western psychologists and educators, they are commended for their unique ability to foster thinking skills and perception in young and old alike.
Hoopoe now offers a curriculum to accompany this series that is designed to meet the National Standards in Education and guide students towards mastery of the content required by the Common Core State Standards for Language Arts, California Content Standards in Social Science, Visual, and Performing Arts. These multicultural tales are designed with a wide range of student abilities in mind. Hoopoe Teaching-Stories can be used with: Advanced students, English-language learners, and students with learning disabilities or reading difficulties.