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LIBRARY CURRICULUM SEPTEMBER Roald Dahl Month, National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct.15)LESSONS:LIBRARIES ARE FUN! LIBRARY POLICIES & PROCEDURES BOOK CARE LIBRARY ARRANGEMENT *Opt: SEPT. 11TH (grades 3-6) *Author Spotlight: Tomie dePaola, Roald Dahl, Jon ScieszkaRead Aloud Book List using monthly themes or books from spotlighted authors:A few paragraphs from any of Jon Scieszka's "Guys Read" stories to spark interest"My Friend Rabbit" by Eric Rohmann"Library Lion" by Michelle Knudsen "America is Under Attack" by Don Brown"The Man Who Walked Between The Towers" by Mordicai Gerstein"Lily's Purple Plastic Purse" by Kevin Henkes"The Art Lesson" by Tomie dePaola"The Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn "Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf" by Lois Ehlert

Comic Master Mind Readers: Thinking Out Loud Can Raise Children’s Comprehension Skills It’s toddler storytime: let the rumpus begin! Toddlers bound quickly into the room. One hurdles mom’s legs while waiting for the opening song. Some hop, others roam, and a few practically climb our unflappable colleague Janie. Even after getting most of their wiggles out, many toddlers continue to float around the room—until Janie begins to read one of her favorite books, Owl Babies (Candlewick, 1996) by Martin Waddell. When she reads on the second page, “Owl Mother was GONE,” all eyes turn toward the book.

100 Most Inspiring Children’s Books Isn’t it about time children hear inspirational, life-affirming and fun stories for a change? Our list of the top “100 Most Inspiring Children’s Books” is sure to give you some great ideas for funny stories, poignant stories and unique stories that inspire children to reach out and touch the stars. If you are looking for more children’s books, check out our popular 100 Best Children’s Books of All-Time list. - Create your own comics! Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice If readers following this blog have not yet guessed it, I am a sucker for cartoons about school reform policies, classroom practice, and larger education issues. Cartoonists have the knack of getting to the basic point, albeit, with exaggeration, even caricature. Sometimes, they hit the bullseye and say what needs to be said even if it makes the reader wince. Fastest Way to Create Comic Strips and Cartoons - Toondoo Videos The Raven Cycle Ravenwood Regarding.... Remote Control Ricky Ricotta Rissa Bartholomew's Declaration of Independence Rodrick Rules Rosa Rose Rose Sees Red Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story The Ruby Key Ruined Rules Same Difference Sassy Scarlett Fever Scholastic Book of World Records 2014 Scholastic Discover More The Scorpio Races Sea Change The Search for WondLa Secret Identity Crisis Seekers The Seer of Shadows Sellout Shadow Shadow Wolf Sharks Sheep Shiver Sidekicks Sink or Swim Sisters Grimm Six Days The Sixties Trilogy Skeleton Creek Skinny Skippyjon Jones Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House Slam Dunk! Under the Same Sun The Underland Chronicles Ungifted The Very Hungry Caterpillar Vespers Rising Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning

Wordless Picture Books Storytime Standouts looks at wordless picture books and why they belong on every child’s bookshelf Wordless and almost wordless picture books rely exclusively on illustrations to tell a story or convey facts. Some wordless and almost wordless picture books have a small amount of text but most do not have any text at all. Wordless and almost wordless picture books encourage children to take an active role in telling a story.