Why Kids Need to Read What They Want
In the most recent edition of Cover to Cover by K.T. Horning, there are no early childhood, middle grade, or ya distinctions in books for children. Encompassing fiction and nonfiction, the breakdown is: Picture books (including board books) Readers/Beginning Readers/Easy Readers Transitional books Chapter books That’s it. We have those formats, and within those formats, every genre is…
Uncommonly Good Books (and more!) for Common Core Instruction
uncommonbooks (pdf of slide show)November 1st, ISLMA Conference 2013, Springfield, IL Hi ISLMA friends! I’ll be updating this post during the upcoming week, adding annotations and the new resources I added for the second chance presentation. Thanks so much for coming, and if there’s anything you’d like to add please leave a comment! Here is…
(You need to sing the title of this post to the tune of “Jive Talkin’”) As the school year draws rapidly to a close (seriously, where did it go?) I’ve been reflecting on my first year as a school outreach librarian. I can’t tell you how invigorating it has been to use different skills and…
fact and fiction: tiger, tiger burning bright
Can We Save The Tiger? by Martin Jenkins, illustrated by Vicky White + Dorje’s Stripes by Anshumani Ruddra, illustrated by Gwangjo and Jung-a Park These two titles both address the topic of extinction, and in each title it is the artwork that most strongly pleads the case. In Can We Save the Tiger?, Vicky White’s…
Today is the day! Head on over to 100 Scope Notes and see what review formats were inspired by Travis’ challenge.
nontraditional: a list.
During one of my twitter frolics recently I found the effing librarian, whose blog I am completely and utterly smitten with. He talks about many of the hot issues in the library world, as well as advocacy and news, but in a completely bitchy and steely way. Love, love, love. Here is an expansive booklist…