Another giant in the field of children’s literature has passed away. Jean Craighead George, author of My Side of the Mountain and Julie of the Wolves, died last week. Her stories for young people were extensions of her love of the natural world, and she wrote over 100 books both fiction and nonfiction that exemplify that love.
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For those working on the 4th/5th grade endorsement, materials for covering Ohio History are always in demand. To easily access resources from the CRC, search Ohio as a subject and limit the location to Curriculum Resources Center. That search not only gives you results containing our informational books on Ohio, but also a nice selection of fictional stories set in Ohio.
No doubt tablet computers and smartphones are becoming more popular for use with children by both parents and teachers. Not surprisingly, apps designed for kids are a booming business. To help guide teachers through the maze of apps I’ve created a Libguide called Apps for Education. In it you’ll find plenty of sites that review, rate, and list a mountain of apps that might be just thing for your next tutoring session. I’m also adding articles of interest in this new and quickly growing field. …
Today we learned of the passing of Maurice Sendak, at age 83. He is best loved for his picture book Where the Wild Things Are published in 1963. His books have been made into movies and operas and for the most part have never been out of print. We will miss Mr. Sendak.
We’ve put out a jigsaw puzzle and set up the indoor croquet set on the second floor. Come up and de-stress with us. Drink plenty of water, get enough rest and park yourself at the library for some serious studying. Just when you can’t take it anymore drop in and grab a mallet and hit your ball through a wicket or two. If that’s not your game, drop a few pieces into our jungle puzzle. It’s surprisingly soothing!