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Genres

Annually teachers come to you saying "I have to teach a lesson on genres. Can you help?" Sometimes they know on which genres they intend to focus. Sometimes they simply assign students to read books in a certain genre. Have you ever had 22 fourth graders walk in all wanting an "adventure" book or "science [...]

Genres

Annually teachers come to you saying "I have to teach a lesson on genres. Can you help?" Sometimes they know on which genres they intend to focus. Sometimes they simply assign students to read books in a certain genre. Have you ever had 22 fourth graders walk in all wanting an "adventure" book or "science [...]

Send me the TRUCKS

I want my TRUCKS. Jon Scieszka’s new Trucktown series sounds so fun. (Scroll down to read the SLJ review) I called several of my book distributors Friday but nobody could get me the book Smash! Crash! this week. I tried BAM and BN but no one had it in stock.ARGH! Don’t they realize that Kaylee and [...]

Send me the TRUCKS

I want my TRUCKS. Jon Scieszka’s new Trucktown series sounds so fun. (Scroll down to read the SLJ review) I called several of my book distributors Friday but nobody could get me the book Smash! Crash! this week. I tried BAM and BN but no one had it in stock.ARGH! Don’t they realize that Kaylee and [...]

Web Exploring Tonight

Thought I’d throw out a couple websites that I have explored for fun tonight. My email box was so full of interesting ideas that I needed an hour of play. From Lerner Books I explored Brian Cleary’s website. Since Nearly, Dearly, Insincerely rolls so well off my tongue and makes adverbs more interesting, I decided to [...]

Web Exploring Tonight

Thought I’d throw out a couple websites that I have explored for fun tonight. My email box was so full of interesting ideas that I needed an hour of play. From Lerner Books I explored Brian Cleary’s website. Since Nearly, Dearly, Insincerely rolls so well off my tongue and makes adverbs more interesting, I decided to [...]

Nonfiction Monday Men in Uniform

Whoo! I’d hate to miss the 2nd annual Nonfiction Monday.  Especially since I am drooling all over the new series Special Ops from Bearport Publishing. Let’s pretend I’m not old enough to have children in the services and let me enjoy these men in uniform. I just cannot decide which branch is most interesting. Look at [...]

Nonfiction Monday Men in Uniform

Whoo! I’d hate to miss the 2nd annual Nonfiction Monday.  Especially since I am drooling all over the new series Special Ops from Bearport Publishing. Let’s pretend I’m not old enough to have children in the services and let me enjoy these men in uniform. I just cannot decide which branch is most interesting. Look at [...]

Jobs Wiki

Winter blah’s getting to you? Wishing you could change jobs? Check out Kate Brown’s new wiki called 1-2-3-JOBS at http://1-2-3-jobs.wikispaces.com/. This was created specifically for jobs for School Library Media Specialists. Kate says, " What I’m hoping is that peer-to-peer, friend-to-friend, school library media specialists across the country will post notices of open positions for each [...]

Jobs Wiki

Winter blah’s getting to you? Wishing you could change jobs? Check out Kate Brown’s new wiki called 1-2-3-JOBS at http://1-2-3-jobs.wikispaces.com/. This was created specifically for jobs for School Library Media Specialists. Kate says, " What I’m hoping is that peer-to-peer, friend-to-friend, school library media specialists across the country will post notices of open positions for each [...]