Must See Picture Books for Kids! Below is a continuation of our big list of Caldecott Award winners. The books listed on this page of our list are surely some of the most stunning and extraordinary picture books for kids that have ever been published. Each one merits the honor. Caldecott Committee: We agree! 365 Free ESL Short Stories, Exercises, Audio for Beginner-Intermediate with Audio, Exercises (Vocabulary, Yes/No Questions, Cloze, Crossword, Dictation, Other) February 22, 2018: "500 Short Stories for Beginner-Intermediate," Vols. 1 and 2, for only 99 cents each! Buy both e‐books (1,000 short stories, iPhone and Android) at Amazon-Kindle. All 1,000 stories are also right here at ESL YES at Link 10. 1. The black number following each title below is the Flesch‐Kincaid Grade Level (1.5→11.0 = easiest→hardest; see Flesch‐Kincaid or FREE Readability Formulas, or Readability‐Grader, or Readability‐Score. 2.
Open Circle Names 25 Best Books for Kids’ Social and Emotional Learning To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Open Circle Program at the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW), a provider of evidence-based social and emotional learning for K–5 kids, has released its list of the top 25 children’s books that connect to kids’ social and emotional development. The chosen books cover a range of important skills, such as self-awareness, self-management, empathy, dealing with conflict, and problem-solving. The Hundred Dresses, by Eleanor Estes, tops the list. GUYS READ Listening is a great way to experience a story. Go to Guys Listen to check out more. Click here for some authors we’ve talked to about their books and their process. And click below for some recommendations from some authors we trust.
Getting past the easy reach As I’ve been working on writing my book and hitting these mental milestones (40,000 words felt like a lot, then it felt like a lot to rework my outline, then it felt like I’d hit a mountaintop at 55,000 words and counting), I’ve been thinking a lot about the way we talk about and promote books to readers. Then in today’s Shelf Awareness, I saw this about the “book grapevine.” Click through and read it because it isn’t long. In short, the book gets great promotion on the ground level, then it gets promotion from a big-name person in the field or industry, that word gets to a reader who then suggests the book to, in this case, a book seller (and you can swap book seller for librarian or teacher or any other reader advocate), who then reads the book and they themselves do ground-level promotion of the title, too.
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Global Storybooks: From Arabic to Zulu, freely available digital tales in 50+ languages Globally, 750 million youth and adults do not know how to read and write and 250 million children are failing to acquire basic literacy skills. Literacy is central to education and plays an important role in development and peace. In response to this global educational challenge, our team based at the University of British Columbia developed the open multilingual literacy portal Global Storybooks. This portal hosts custom sites with multilingual open-licensed books for over 40 countries and regions on five continents. Our vision is to help democratize global flows of information and resources, to facilitate language learning — including Indigenous languages — and to promote literacy.
The Inspiring Stories Behind 15 Classic Novels According to Jack London, "You can't wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club." London himself took the inspiration for The Call of the Wild (1903) from his time spent living in Canada and Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush when high-quality sled dogs -- like those that feature in the book -- were in impossibly high demand. The stories and inspirations behind fifteen more of literature's most memorable titles are explained here: Anna Karenina (1877), Leo Tolstoy In January 1872, the death of a 35-year-old woman was reported in the Russian press: smartly dressed and carrying a bag containing a change of clothes, the girl had thrown herself under a freight train at Yasenki Station outside Moscow. The woman was identified as Anna Pirogova, a distant relative of Leo Tolstoy's wife and the mistress of his good friend and neighbour, Alexander Bibikov.
Creating Back-To-The Library Bookmarks! We have been getting our library ready for Back-to-School Night and the first days of school. Jessica, Diana and I can't wait to greet all of the students, teachers and families next week as we kick off an amazing new year in the Van Meter Library. As we do this, a lot of what we are doing during those first few weeks is building community and sharing the important information about our library. We have created displays, signage, an online newsletter and new library website. In the past, I have created little business sized cards to hand out at the beginning of the year to everyone. These have been a big hit and we plan to do this again as they like how easy these are to tape to their laptops, put in their pockets or billfolds and take home to use anywhere.
Five Ways Libraries Can Offer Readers’ Advisory on Tumblr by Molly Wetta *This article originally appeared in the August 2014 issue of RA News.