Archive for February, 2009

Zany Miscellany

How many people have walked on the moon?  Who made the first car?  Which dog is the smallest dog in the world?  What is zorbing? Recommended for middle schoolers and up, the Scholastic Zany Miscellany:  A Mixed-Up Encyclopedia of Fun Facts is a colorful book full of facts that will keep kids turning the pages.  […]

New for Middle Readers

The CRC is happy to announce the arrival of the following chapter books:   perfect for the middle readers in your life. Froonga Planet by Bryan W. Fields     JUV F4612f Mighty Monty by Johanna Hurwitz     JUV H967mi Cam Jansen and the Green School Mystery by David A. Adler    JUV A237cg Hank the Cowdog and the Quest […]

Welcome Prospective Students

President’s Day means a crowded campus here at BGSU.  We welcome all the local juniors and seniors who are checking out our campus today. Please come up to the 2nd floor of Jerome Library and visit us here at the Curriculum Resource Center.

Abraham Lincoln’s 200th Birthday

February 12, 1809 marks the birthday of Abraham Lincoln.  Many new children’s books about his life and presidency are being added to the collection.  You can discover what is available in the CRC by using “Abraham Lincoln” as a subject and limiting to the CRC.  Some books use historical research and imagine what his childhood was […]

Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine stories and idea books are at your fingertips in the CRC.  There are also loads of printables and other Valentine’s Day ideas at abcteach, the Lesson Plans Page, and for high school students, use’s comprehensive site on everything Valentine’s Day.  For some language fun, here’s a link from Fact Monster that explains how to write “I Love You” […]

February is Black History Month

 It’s time to celebrate Black History Month, and no one describes what that means better than Andrea Davis Pinkney in a recent article in School Library Journal.  Need inspiration to kick-off your own celebration?  Check out the following sites for great lesson ideas.  The Ohio Resource Center offers ideas for Black History Month aligned to OAC […]

Children’s Book Awards

The American Library Association has announced the winners of the 2008 book awards which include Newbery, Caldecott, Geisel, King and Printz among others.  The CRC has most titles on the shelves and have many more on order.  Look across the top shelf of The Children’s Book Center for copies available for checkout.   Click herefor resources available for […]

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