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HCMS LIBRARY: BOOK TASTING. Four of our Language Arts classes participated in our first HCMS Library BOOK TASTING!


Here's how it went: we sent THIS video for the students to watch beforehand we pre-selected 6 genres and 6 books for each genrestudents were provided a Menu (listing all the books) and a Book Tasting logstudents spent 4-5 minutes "tasting" a book from each genre table and logged their tasting experience for each book.students were allotted time to check out any of the books they tasted Most students said that they found at least one book that they want to check out, so success!

Changes for next Tasting: Don't have a set menu beforehand. I used Canva to create the menu and tasting log. Literature. Digital Resources. Off the Shelves - WLMA - Middle-High-Handout.pdf. Around the World in Kids' Books. Global Views During his recent trip through Africa, President Obama gave a moving address in which he said that he wants to make sure that his two daughters "know their heritage—European and African, in all of its strengths and all of its struggle.

Around the World in Kids' Books

" (You can read the full speech here.) So many kids, like the First Daughters, have richly diverse backgrounds, and talking about complex family history (their own and others') can be a great way for students to begin learning about the world, in all its strengths and struggles, past and present. Internationally focused youth books can be an excellent place to start, especially the titles in the annually produced White Ravens list, featuring expertly selected children's books from around the world. Inspired by the president's recent trip, we've created our own globally focused list with a roundup of recently reviewed books about life across the African continent. Happy reading! Gillian Engberg, Editor African Dance Trends. Scholastic Book Fairs. Banned Books Week & Teen Read Week Fun! We finally put the finishing touches on our October Bulletin Board!

Banned Books Week & Teen Read Week Fun!

Let us know what you think! It's hard to see the pictures that we have over our monster's head, so here are a few: The Hiding Spot. Literary Traveler, Literary Tours, Travel Writing, Travel Literature, Luxury Travel, Travel, Hemingway. INFORMED TEENS: FICTION. Bloody Jack : Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy, by L.A.


Meyer, 2002. Reduced to begging & thievery in the streets of London, a 13-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy on a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates. (historical fantasy) (1120L) Boy Nobody, by Allen Zadoff, 2013. Sixteen-year-old Boy Nobody, an assassin controlled by a shadowy government organization, The Program, considers sabotaging his latest mission because his target reminds him of the normal life he craves. Bob Jonas, Author & Vagabond Librarian. Donalyn Miller. Books and Libraries: An Evolving Relationship. Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson I just downloaded the Newbery award winner from OverDrive.

Books and Libraries: An Evolving Relationship

My bookclub is reading the classics. They're all available online. Why go to the library when I can just download the book? Increasingly our youth are finding online and digitized versions of books are available and easy to access. The Change In 2009, the school library at Cushing Academy in Boston announced that it was going book-less. In both cases, the moves were made to free up the physical library space for use as a learning and information commons. At Benilde-St. In 2012, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) opened its virtual library to students.

This shift doesn’t signal the death of the paper book. Books in Today's World Although the shift from physical to digital collections is moving rapidly in some school libraries, change will be slow in other others. Over time, reading preferences are changing. Books and Standards Enhancing Print Collections Enhancing Digital Collections. 2015-2016 Sasquatch Award Nominees. Hot off the presses: the nominees for the 2015-2016 Sasquatch Award, the chapter book award for grades 3-6 in Washington State, have just been announced!

2015-2016 Sasquatch Award Nominees

Jinx by Sage BlackwoodStar Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey BrownSerafina’s Promise by Ann E. BurgMonster on the HIll by Rob HarrellThe Great Trouble by Deborah HopkinsonOne for the Murphy’s by Lynda Mullaly HuntThe Thing About Luck by Cynthia KadohataThe Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris KurtzThe 14 Fibs of Gregory K. by Greg PincusRump by Liesl ShurtliffThe Screaming Staircase by Jonathan StroudThe Prairie Thief by Melissa Wiley Each year, a group of dedicated librarians read dozens of books and deliberate for hours to decide the twelve nominees for grades 3-6.

Such a tough job…and such fun, too (spoken as a former committee member!). Nicely done, colleagues! Related. RIYL - home. Book recommendations from readers like you.