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11 Memorable Children's Books About Libraries and Librarians

“A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life-raft and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination. 1,775 more words

Book Kids

Picture books we're loving this week

Our little dot is starting to be a bit more attentive with picture books, sometimes we can even sit through an entire two pages (!). I’m loving having both my littles sitting on each knee, sharing a story together. 276 more words

Books And Activities

The Reader in the Writer. Book Review.

The Reader in the Writer, written by Myra Barrs and Valerie Cork, is the culmination of a year long research project in Year 5 classrooms. 350 more words


D.E.A.R. Day 2015

What did you drop everything to read today?

Book Club - Book of the Month - April

One of our teens suggested A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park as our tweens-teens’ book club selection for April. Having read this book several times, I was a little hesitant about this choice; not because it isn’t a great book, but rather because I was uncertain about how our tweens and teens would handle some of what I would consider heart-rending, gut-wrenching, tear-jerking scenes and an overall melancholic theme.  381 more words

Book Kids

Some titles we're loving this week...

I know it’s ridiculously silly to buy books whilst travelling (especially when you’re technically only supposed to be taking carry-on) but whenever I’m in Melbourne I just can’t resist picking up a couple of treasures from one of my all time favourites,  244 more words

Books And Activities

Teaching Writing about Writing 4C15 SIG

Our CCCC 15 WAW SIG (gotta love acronyms) teaching group shared some really interesting ways to teach Writing about Writing.
We had a diverse group, from people teaching at a fully integrated WAW school to STEM WAW to WAW going rogue. 308 more words