Librarian’s Corner

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Librarian’s Corner Guest Post: Megan Fink’s Summer Reading Picks

May 1, 2016

It’s a pleasure to welcome Megan Fink back to ReaderKidZ with more terrific reading picks. Younger Readers The Princess and the Giant by Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton (978-0763680077) A charming fairy tale retold for today’s young girls a la Jack and the Beanstalk but with a new twist on friendship saving the day. Sophie is […]

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Teacher Melissa Guerrette on Writing and Student Collaboration with Author Linda Urban: Pt. 3

February 4, 2016

This past Fall at the 2015 NCTE conference, I heard Linda Urban (and several other authors) speak with teacher, Melissa Guerrette about writing. It was fascinating!  They also talked about MILO SPECK, and an interesting collaboration that developed between Linda and Melissa’s class.Today we share Part 3 of a 3-part post about Milo and that collaboration. (Part 1 can be found HERE, […]

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Librarian’s Corner Guest Post by Frances Lee Hall: Let the Summertime Reading Hoopla Begin!

May 17, 2015

Summertime awaits! And for many living with extreme weather conditions this past year, books and summer are a welcomed relief. Look up in the sky. Yes, that’s blue sky peeking through hazy clouds. Flip-flops become the standard, and cool drinks the rage. And these three books make perfect lazy-afternoon companions. In the fourth novel of […]

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Librarian’s Corner Guest Post: Megan Fink’s Fun Summer Reading Picks

May 13, 2015

For the youngest readers: I’m My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein, 978-0763661397 The little bulldog in this picture book tells a story of his independence until a human follows him home one day.  David E. Stein spins a story full of humor and a twist on canine companionship from the dog’s perspective. With humorous […]

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Librarian’s Corner Guest Post: Melissa Buron’s Summer Read Picks!

May 10, 2015

It was 88 degrees today according to my car thermometer and it is only the beginning of May. The grass, wild flowers and neighborhood children are all growing like crazy. And to call my students squirmy would be an understatement. All signs point to a long, hot summer and I couldn’t be happier. Summer is […]

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Librarian’s Corner: Kristen Remenar Picks More Poetry!

April 16, 2015

For those who mistakenly believe that poetry is all about roses and violets and love (mushy!), here are some new earthy and brilliantly uncouth collections. No mush, just good (sometimes gross) giggles! For the youngest readers: Ode to a Commode: Concrete Poems written by Brian P. Cleary and illustrated by Andy Rowland (Millbrook Press, 2015) […]

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Librarian’s Corner: Kristen Remenar Picks Poetry!

April 12, 2015

April is considered Poetry Month, but don’t limit these gems to just 30 days – share them all year long! For the youngest readers: Firebird written by Misty Copeland and illustrated by Christopher Myers (Putnam, 2014) A little girl sees ballet soloist Misty Copeland and thinks “the space between you and me/ is longer than forever”. Misty […]

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