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OT: The last 2 animals

So in the last Off Topic post I listed who’s currently living in my house and included some photos. I forgot to include the biggest animals of all. The two 16 year old human animals (if you have had teens, you understand me). Here are my attempts to get a decent shot of #3 and [...]

OT: The last 2 animals

So in the last Off Topic post I listed who’s currently living in my house and included some photos. I forgot to include the biggest animals of all. The two 16 year old human animals (if you have had teens, you understand me). Here are my attempts to get a decent shot of #3 and [...]

OT: All about my pets

If you hate dogs and cats, don’t read this. It is totally off topic and has nothing to do with school libraries except it makes me happy and if this school librarian isn’t happy, nobody’s happy.   KitKat: What’s this? A suitcase?! I know about these things. They have lots of pockets, but when I put [...]

OT: All about my pets

If you hate dogs and cats, don’t read this. It is totally off topic and has nothing to do with school libraries except it makes me happy and if this school librarian isn’t happy, nobody’s happy.   KitKat: What’s this? A suitcase?! I know about these things. They have lots of pockets, but when I put [...]

My new school library not set up

Transitioning from elementary to middle school is exciting and scary. I walked into the "reading room" yesterday to see they had delivered all the boxes and equipment. Now, where do I begin? How can I set this library up to be more than a classroom and a showcase of literature and potential knowledge, but to [...]

My new school library not set up

Transitioning from elementary to middle school is exciting and scary. I walked into the "reading room" yesterday to see they had delivered all the boxes and equipment. Now, where do I begin? How can I set this library up to be more than a classroom and a showcase of literature and potential knowledge, but to [...]

Juvenile Diabetes First Facts

Juvenile Diabetes by Jason Glaser (Capstone Press, 2007) is written at a second grade level so is accessible, but still will not have enough information for most kids. This is a quick overview that almost "sugarcoats" the disorder, but it is part of the First Facts series so it’s not intended to be the be-all-end-all guide to diabetes. [...]

Juvenile Diabetes First Facts

Juvenile Diabetes by Jason Glaser (Capstone Press, 2007) is written at a second grade level so is accessible, but still will not have enough information for most kids. This is a quick overview that almost "sugarcoats" the disorder, but it is part of the First Facts series so it’s not intended to be the be-all-end-all guide to diabetes. [...]

Controversy Nick of Time video

Betsy, Colleen and readers,  I’d love to throw some other ideas into the mix of discussions on Nick of Time and the Glenn Beck/Ted Bell video interview on YouTube. There has been a great deal of discussion about the video, but I can’t see where most of the people had ever read the book. For [...]

Controversy Nick of Time video

Betsy, Colleen and readers,  I’d love to throw some other ideas into the mix of discussions on Nick of Time and the Glenn Beck/Ted Bell video interview on YouTube. There has been a great deal of discussion about the video, but I can’t see where most of the people had ever read the book. For [...]