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Everyone can Learn to Ride a Bicycle

Have you heard of BGSU’s new Orange Bike Program? Campus Sustainability has placed orange bikes all around campus for your riding pleasures. Need a quick way to to get to your class that is on the other side of campus? Ride an orange bike! For more information on how to be a part of this […]

Help Wanted!

Here at the CRC, we need YOUR help!! The Children’s Book Center’s Cooperative Services for Children’s Literature (CSCL) donates children’s picture books to the Curriculum Resource Center each year.  These books are given to the CSCL by reputable children’s book publishing companies.  We invite children, students, faculty and staff to write a book review on […]

Environmental Disaster?

  Looking for a captivating tale on the environment? “Milo and the Magical Stones” is a story that reveals the consequences of the character’s actions.  The surprising twist to this amazing story is that it has two possible endings.   Will it end in an environmental disaster or will they live happily ever after?  You get to […]

Book Review: Illuminate by Aimee Agresti

Here’s a review of another YA title in the CSCL collection by BGSU staff member Anne Lake. You’ll find it in the front hall at JUV A277iL. Title: Illuminate (Gilded Wings #1) Author: Aimee Agresti Summary: [from GoodReads] Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything begins to change when she turns […]

Book Review: The Raven Boys

BGSU Libraries staff member Anne Lake gives this review of a new CSCL book found at JUV S8551ra Title: The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle #1) Author: Maggie Stiefvater Summary: [from GoodReads] “There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . […]

Audiobook Review: Starclimber

Today’s review by BGSU staff member Anne Lake is of an audiobook that we have in our Teaching Aids collection.  You will find Starclimber in the middle/high school language arts section at curta 813.54F965s. Title: Starclimber (Matt Cruse #3) Media Type: Audiobook Author: Kenneth Oppel Studio: Fullcast Audio Genre: Sci-fi Summary: [from GoodReads] “Mr. Cruse, […]

Two Great YA Titles Just Added

     Two new YA titles that are worth reading were just added to the collection.  Seraphina by Rachel Hartman won the Morris Debut Award for outstanding new authors.  This is a high fantasy novel that is quickly engaging and full of intrigue.  Even non-dragon lovers will be rooting for the scaly ones, or at least […]

This Is Not My Hat

   We finally have the Caldecott medal winner This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen on the shelf!  JUV K632thi  A little minnow steals a hat despite knowing that stealing is wrong.  He struggles with his conscience while pulling off the heist, and the open-ended ending provides a great discussion starter for what consequences […]

Dirty Gert by Tedd Arnold

We’ve just added the new Tedd Arnold book,  Dirty Gert (JUV A758di).   Gert not only enjoys playing in dirt, she also likes eating dirt.  Her parents take this amazingly well, as do the local worms who find Gert “cool” and “amazing.”   All is fun and games until a bit of rain makes crazy things happen […]

Splintered by A.G. Howard

BGSU staff member Anne Lake shares a review of a new CSCL title.  You will find Splintered in the hallway of the CRC and in the catalog here. Title: Splintered Author: A.G. Howard Summary: [from GoodReads] Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital […]

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