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Booklist of Children's Literature

Aug. 10th, 2008 | 01:38 pm
posted by: shnookie24 in kidbooks

http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/childrens/booklists/children_booklists.html

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A Must Read for all Teachers

Jul. 23rd, 2008 | 04:56 pm
posted by: shnookie24 in kidbooks

I am reading the book 32 Third Graders and one Class Bunny" This book is hilarious and I could relate to much of this. I can even put names of my children in place of the one in the book.

It is an easy read and fun for all. My 5th grade son wants to read it after I laughed so hard reading it today. Now he will know what I go through in my classroom

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Kids & Advertisers on LIVEbrary Week 4

Nov. 6th, 2007 | 12:32 pm
posted by: livebrary in kidbooks

The LIVEbrary, an online educational program from children's book publisher Annick Press, welcomes guest author Shari Graydon for the fourth week of Media Awareness. The two-year program for middle school and junior high schools students, teachers, librarians and homeschoolers is funded by a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Graydon will be chatting about her book "Made You Look," which challenges kids to become aware of how advertisers try to manipulate them. Graydon was also the guest author during Week 2, in which she discussed her book dealing with society's conceptions about beauty, "In Your Face." You can view a transcript from that live chat at the LIVEbrary blog:

http://annickpress.blogspot.com/

Live chats are every Thursday afternoon from 2-3 p.m. ET. The chats are put on with assistance from Skype Technologies <http://www.skype.com>.

The LIVEbrary blog also features lesson plans, instructions for using the chats in the classroom, and registration information. Teachers, librarians, parents and homeschoolers must register in advance to participate in the LIVEbrary.

For more information, please contact LIVEbrary@annickpress.com

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Grades 4-8: Media Awareness Program

Oct. 3rd, 2007 | 12:42 pm
posted by: livebrary in kidbooks

Annick Press has begun an ambitious new online program for middle school and junior high schools students, teachers, librarians and homeschoolers called the "LIVEbrary." The two-year program is funded by a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

The first season begins October 15th with a 5-week program on Media Awareness. Among others, it features media literacy pioneer Shari Graydon, author of "Made You Look" and "In Your Face," books that challenge kids to become aware of how advertisers try to manipulate them.

The Series Librarian for the LIVEbrary program is Gary Price, editor of ResourceShelf.com and director of information technology for Internet search engine, ASK.com.

The LIVEbrary publishes a lesson plan each week that includes a reading, discussion questions, an assignment, and a quiz. Students may participate through the LIVEbrary blog, email, and/or live chat. Live chats are every Thursday afternoon from 2-3 p.m. ET. The chats are put on with assistance from Skype Technologies, makers of the popular SKYPE Internet phone software, which recently introduced a new secure Public Chat capability.

Teachers, librarians, parents and homeschoolers must register in advance to participate in the LIVEbrary. More information, including registration, instructions, and a complete schedule are available at the LIVEbrary Blog <http://annickpress.blogspot.com> or via email from LIVEbrary@annickpress.com.

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Some children's books i love:

Aug. 3rd, 2007 | 05:42 pm
mood: dorky
posted by: delerious in kidbooks

(Cross posted to a few communities)

Verdi by Janell Cannon - A great story about a green tree python who doesn't want to turn green (they hatch yellow). The author even got advice from a herpetologist.

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon - A very cute story about a fruit bat who gets separated from her mum and lands in a birds nest. Mumma bird agree's to look after her teaching her the essence of friendship.

Bug Safari by Bob Barner - A boy follows a line of ants, learning all sorts of ant things the way.

The Very Hungry Catterpillar by Eric Carle - The story of a catterpillar hatching and eventually turning into a beautiful butterfly.

Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle - Mrs Seahorse gives her eggs to Mr Seahorse to look after but before they hatch he visits his friends to see how they look after their young.

Wonderful Worms by Linda Glaser - Learn all about worms and how they help the Earth.

OK, so a lot of my fave's are about creatures but i just love these ones so much as they're factual and educational for the children as well as cute and fun.

What are your favourite children's books?

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Reading Lists for All Grades

Mar. 4th, 2007 | 11:23 am
posted by: shnookie24 in kidbooks

http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/lls/library/kids/kids_grade.html

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Ann Cameron books

Jan. 20th, 2007 | 01:46 pm
posted by: prairieprincess in kidbooks

I read the book, The Stories Huey Tells by Ann Cameron to my 1st graders - absolutely wonderful, entertaining and halarious! Each chapter is a little short story about this little brother.. There are 3 other books too by the same author - I've gone and bought the rest! The Stories Julian Tells (Julian is Huey's bigger brother), More Stories Huey Tells, and More Stories Julian Tells - fun reading :) These books can be enjoyed by all students and adults! But I'd say HS school students would think they're dumb... but then again, HS students think most good things are dumb! :)

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Nov. 6th, 2006 | 04:44 pm
posted by: kristin77 in kidbooks

If anyone lives near an outlet center, Book Warehouse/The Book Market/Foozles is going out of business and everything is crazy on sale. Their books are usually very discounted to begin with. Here is a list of locations to see if a store is near you.

x-posted to a few other communities and my journal.

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Jul. 23rd, 2006 | 12:35 pm
mood: goodgood
posted by: manda1126 in kidbooks

Hey guys...Just joined and thought I would introduce myself.

My name is Amanda and I am a school-age teacher at a NAEYC accrediated learning center. With summer finishing and school starting soon, I will start "floating" from room to room, usually end up in the pre-k room(3's or 4's).

I recently joined Discovery Toys and sell educational materials. I got my toy demo kit in the mail the other day and it had the BEST book in it! If you work with 3 or 4 year old, even school agers, you know talking about their feelings is quite important. Being able to talk to them about why they are feeling the way they are can be complicated.

Anyways, I HIGHLY recommend this book...
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An excerpt from this book written by Janan Cain:

"Silly is the way I feel when I make a funny face and wear a goofy, poofy hat that takes up lots of space."

if you are interested in checking out the other educational materials I have to offer, please check out my site below...
Educational toys and games for children of all ages

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Jun. 23rd, 2006 | 11:56 pm
posted by: kristin77 in kidbooks

i'm teaching preschool summer school in july and i'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for read-alouds. i'm doing a summer/beach theme. the classroom has a few, but not many that fit my theme. i have a handful of books, and i've requested some from the library (they're currently checked out). this is what i've got so far:

a home for hermit crab
down by the cool of the pool
one fish, two fish...
sun bread
into the a, b sea
summer story
summer: an aphabet acrostic

any favorites or must-reads? a couple of board books would be great, too. :)

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