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Blogging at ALA?

We asked and they answered. If you will be blogging at ALA Annual in Anaheim, go get your icon to put on your website or blog. I saw a call for people on the AASL Blog if you’ve been wondering how this blog writing works. Hope to read about your experiences soon. Leave a comment [...]

Blogging at ALA?

We asked and they answered. If you will be blogging at ALA Annual in Anaheim, go get your icon to put on your website or blog. I saw a call for people on the AASL Blog if you’ve been wondering how this blog writing works. Hope to read about your experiences soon. Leave a comment [...]

Disasters in Iowa & more

From my Hawkeye Newsletter we read: To University of Iowa Alumni, Friends, Contributors, and Hawkeye Fans across the world: Your University is facing what may be the greatest challenge in its 160-year history. Many people have contacted us asking us how they can help, and in response we’re offering a way to do so from [...]

Disasters in Iowa & more

From my Hawkeye Newsletter we read: To University of Iowa Alumni, Friends, Contributors, and Hawkeye Fans across the world: Your University is facing what may be the greatest challenge in its 160-year history. Many people have contacted us asking us how they can help, and in response we’re offering a way to do so from [...]

Deadwood Jones & Dime Novels

I’m breaking all the rules and talking about a book that you can’t get until November. Please forgive me but I just couldn’t wait any longer. I read this 2 weeks ago and the review was burning a hole in my keyboard and waking me up at night.  Helen Hemphill has written The Adventurous Deeds of [...]

Deadwood Jones & Dime Novels

I’m breaking all the rules and talking about a book that you can’t get until November. Please forgive me but I just couldn’t wait any longer. I read this 2 weeks ago and the review was burning a hole in my keyboard and waking me up at night.  Helen Hemphill has written The Adventurous Deeds of [...]

Confessions of a Bibliophile

Definitions of Bibliophile: (be sure to click the read more button for this post) A Lover of Books especially for qualities of format, also a book collector Merriam-Webster A person who loves or collects books, esp. as examples of fine or unusual printing, binding, or the like. Dictionary.com A bibliophile loves books, but especially "for [...]

Confessions of a Bibliophile

Definitions of Bibliophile: (be sure to click the read more button for this post) A Lover of Books especially for qualities of format, also a book collector Merriam-Webster A person who loves or collects books, esp. as examples of fine or unusual printing, binding, or the like. Dictionary.com A bibliophile loves books, but especially "for [...]

Interactive Books ? Huh? How? Where to start?

Let’s take a mini tour of some of the Interactive Titles available on Capstone’s website. (Remember you can explore this summer)  I am especially fond of the nonfiction titles like Magnets: Pulling Together, Pushing Apart – Amazing Science series. If you examine more of the titles, you will find that the controls at the bottom [...]

Interactive Books ? Huh? How? Where to start?

Let’s take a mini tour of some of the Interactive Titles available on Capstone’s website. (Remember you can explore this summer)  I am especially fond of the nonfiction titles like Magnets: Pulling Together, Pushing Apart – Amazing Science series. If you examine more of the titles, you will find that the controls at the bottom [...]