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The Hub - Today’s Quick Picks nominees are filled with thrills and chills. Breaking by Danielle RollinsBloomsbury USA Children’sPublication Date: June 6, 2017ISBN: 9781619637405 Charlotte has never been a top student at her prestigious, expensive, academically rigorous boarding school. Her best friends Ariel and Devon, however, are true Weston Prep material – freakishly smart and incredibly talented at a multitude of things. Understandably, Charlotte is reeling after they both commit suicide within weeks of each other – they were pretty much her only real family. Then she discovers a clue… and realizes that Ariel has left her a trail of breadcrumbs right to the answer to all her questions.

Motivate guys to be curious about words, books, and life: GUYS LISTEN The Horn Book - Publications about books for children and young adults “Nazis. I hate these guys.” August 14, 2017 By Horn Book Preaching to the choir here (Trump voters notwithstanding), but we are disgusted, enraged, and horrified by the violence and hate perpetrated by White Supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, and also by what they stand for. If you need to … [Read More...] Week in Review, August 7th – 11th August 11, 2017 By Katie Bircher This week on… From the May/June 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Humor: "A Quick Way to Die: Humor in Translation" by Julia Marshall August issue of Notes from the Horn Book: Five questions for author Mitali Perkins, … [Read More...] A Quick Way to Die: Humor in Translation August 11, 2017 By Horn Book by Julia Marshall For humor to work, someone has to find it funny. Netflix’s The Little Prince August 11, 2017 By Shoshana Flax Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince is a book of philosophy as much as it is a story. On Jean C. August 7, 2017 By Kitty Flynn

Learner Profile – is it working for you? In my experience, I have found that the PYP Learner Profile is a much maligned, ridiculed and – even worse – ignored element of the PYP. Yet, it encapsulates the very essence of what it means to be a PYP school bringing up future “global citizens”. It gets laminated and stuck on walls. Kids learn the words parrot-fashion and teachers whack them on planners in schools everywhere. Yet, it is not often that we can put our hands on our hearts and say that the Learner Profile is alive, well and thriving in our schools. Well… part of it is confusion. With the Attitudes in the roots, they represent the hidden, internal behaviours that students need to develop. A second reason that we struggle with the Learner Profile is the paucity of our own ethical educations! The Learner Profile is the one thing that really sets the IB apart from other education systems. I will start a job as PYP Coordinator next academic year and this will be a major priority for me. Like this: Like Loading...

GUYS READ YALSA Book and Media Awards and Lists for Libraries *YALSA has launched the new Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners. Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year. Awards I Selected Lists I Teen Book Finder app & database I Additional Resources While these books and media have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. Book Awards Learn more about each award below and read speeches from winners. Selected Book & Media Lists Learn more about YALSA's Book and Media Lists, including: Teen Book Finder App & Database Best of the Best Committee Contacts Suggest a Title Use and Reproduction of YALSA's Awards and Lists Additional Resources

ALSC Blog - Pursuing excellence for library service to childrenALSC Blog | Pursuing excellence for library service to children Here is a story, told in pictures, of five things I wasn’t prepared for before I became a storytime librarian: [Making finger puppets after a day at ALA Midwinter. Image courtesy of the author; originally posted on Instagram.] 1. First of all, this is 100% my choice to spend my time researching beginning readers and making flannelboards. Working with felt and sewing finger puppets have become my favorite way to relax. [Me, dressed as Princess Anna from Frozen. 2. Do you need a musical instrument? How about a Frozen costume? [Storytime scarves in the washer! 3. My weekly routine involves taking our scarves home to wash after every use. My daily routine involves washing shaker eggs and wiping down board book pages. [Ukulele & accessories. 4. The great thing about storytime is that there are always new books and songs and rhymes to explore. As you might guess with the picture, my big goal this year is to learn how to play the ukulele and to feel confident enough to perform in storytime! 5.

20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students. Google Docs has revolutionised the way we create and edit content on the web. It is a genuine collaboration tool like nothing that has come before it. Up to 50 people can simultaneously edit a spreadsheet, presentation or document at no expense, and it is available on all mobile and desktop platforms. Today we are going to look at 20 great tips every teacher and student should be using to get the most of the collaborative learning opportunities Google Doc’s offers. Allow editing without signing in: If you’re sharing a document with classmates who don’t have a Google login, just make it available to edit without signing in. Chat away: In Google Docs, you can see anyone who is currently editing the document, and if needed, send a message to chat with them. Embed Docs anywhere: Get a link to your document or spreadsheet, and you can embed or publish it anywhere, including Facebook or a class blog. Create graphs: Visuals are great tools for getting your point across.

Read Kiddo Read is a site developed by James Patterson that promotes reading. The site contains free books and other resources for educators and parents. It also includes many children's book reviews. by kl03645 Sep 11

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