Archive for March, 2013

Need a Picture to Use In a Lesson Plan?

   We have LOTS of pictures for checkout.  Hundreds and hundreds of them on all sorts of topics that will surprise and amaze you!  Each picture checks out individually and can be kept for three weeks and then renewed.  To see a list of all the picture subjects refer to this Libguide at

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 […]

BIG Books

    Big books are wonderful tools to use for sharing stories with large groups of children.  All the little ones can see the oversized pictures and follow along with the words.  We offer a wonderful collection of big books, both informational and fictional, and each one checks out for three weeks at a time.  A […]

Pi Day Is Coming Up on March 14

    Now here is a celebration for the numbers nerds lurking in all of us:  Pi Day!  May I suggest some delicious books about the wonders of pi including:  Easy as Pi : The Countless Ways We Use Numbers Every Day, Birthday Pi, and Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi : A Math Adventure.   A […]

Book Review: The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron

BGSU Library staff member Anne Lake shares this review of one of our CSCL books available in the hall bookshelves.  Check availability here:  JUV C1825da. Title: The Dark Unwinding (The Dark Unwinding #1) Author: Sharon Cameron Summary: [from GoodReads] When Katharine Tulman’s inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is […]

Take Home a Book for Spring Break

   Spring break is early this year, and many of us can’t afford to get anywhere near a warm climate.  The next best thing is wrapping up in a quilt, kicking the cat off the sunbeam, and devouring a book just for fun.  Here are my suggestions for books that you won’t want to miss. […]

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