Archive for November, 2012

Great New Read in the CRC

     Levithan, D. (2012). Every day. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.   Every Day is a story that stays with you long after the last page is read.  The premise is fascinating:  “A” wakes up every morning in a different body.  He has no permanent name or even gender.  The only consistency is his age […]

Children’s Book Memories: The 90’s

     Thanks to a great assignment from the GSW classes, we’ve had a run on children’s titles that were popular in the 1990’s.  Some of the top picks this year have been: Anything by Dr. Seuss.  From the Grinch to Horton to Cat In the Hat, this generation has warm, fuzzy feelings about all things Seuss.  That or Seuss […]

National Book Award Winner Just Announced

  Last week, the National Book Foundation awarded the 2012 National Book Award winners at a gala in New York City.  The Young Young People’s Literature award was selected by a powerhouse panel of judges led by Gary D. Schmidt.  The shortlist includes Goblin Secrets by William Alexander, Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos, Never […]

Backyard Wildlife

We’ve recently added a new animal series that should be wonderful to use with students in the primary grades.  It’s called Backyard Wildlife and each book features an animal that kids might see in their backyard.  The text is  simple enough for new readers and yet interesting enough for a read aloud.  Pair one of these […]

Discover More from Scholastic

   Want to add a technology component to your lesson?  We have many books from Scholastic’s Discover More series which comes with an interactive digital ebook to each print edition.  Here’s how it works:  Inside the cover of the print book is a code number.  Go to the Discover More website at and type in the code.  […]

What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World

  The typical BGSU college student may not dress up very often and finds yoga pants, sweats, and even p.j’s acceptable for class.  However when students do dress up they can look like completely different people.  Dressing up for special occasions is fun and how people dress up varies by culture.What We Wear:  Dressing Up Around […]

November Check Outs

I suggest you get moving if you want your choice of November related books.  Veteran’s Day falls on Nov. 11. We’ve got a few good titles at different grade levels.  This is followed by Thanksgiving on November 22.   We’ve got a nice selection of children’s titles, both fiction and informational.   Another cool resources to check out is this […]

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