Janet Hutchinson is a colleague and kindred spirit when it comes to children's literature. She also works a day and half in the library in the school which her children have or are attending here in Calgary. Her experiences there provide her (and me by extension) the opportunity to see what teachers and kids do with the books we promote. Today's posting makes me wish that I was one of her lucky kindergarten students. I love being read to.
Please enjoy the view from a school library.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
There’s nothing like a mystery or puzzle from times past to ‘engage those little grey cells’. Whether you’re looking for something to engage students or to exercise their critical thinking skills, unravelling or delving into the stories behind mysteries might be one way to achieve this.
Check out Nonfiction Monday at Perogies & Gyoza for this week's roundup of nonfiction children's literature.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
And, Happy Victoria Day!
Here are today's Nonfiction Monday offerings:
At Books for Learning it's a springtime trip to a local pond that inspires a list of books including Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond, Pond Walk, and Looking Closely Around the Pond.
At Laurasalas, writing the world for kids reading All the Water In the World by George Ella Lyon, awes this blogger.
At Shelf-Employed, there's an intriguing offering, Seeing Red: the true story of blood by Tanya Lloyd Kyi.
At NC Teacher Stuff, Jeff looks at The Krakatau Eruption by Peter Benoit and its global impact.
At SimplyScience Blog, Cool Engineering Activities for Girls by Heather E. Schwartz will teach and entertain.
At Jean Little Library, The Salmon Bears by Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read offers us an opportunity to enter the world of coastal bears living in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia.
At Gathering Books, Myra offers an engrossing memoir The House That Baba Built by Ed Young.
At Biblio File, read about a fascinating life cut short, Dan Eldon: Safari as a Way of Life by Jennifer New.
At Supratentorial, another biography offered by today's reviewers, Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter.
At The Swimmer Writer, Police Dog Heroes by Linda Bozzo is recommended.
At The HappyNappyBookseller, read a review for Best Shot in the West by Patricia C. McKissack and Frederick L. McKissack Jr.
At Playing by the Book, a whole list of books about changing urban and rural landscapes over time is especially interesting as it includes a few international titles. A couple of US titles are Street Through Time and Popville.
At All About the Books by Janet Squire we have a review for The Cornflake King by Edwin Brit Wyckoff.
At Patchwork of Books, a look at baby animals will put you in the mood for spring. Cheetah and Gorilla by Suzi Eszterhas are reviewed.
At Booktalking Children's Books, we're going global with a look at What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World by Maya Ajmer and company.
At Chapter Book of the Day, Hockey by Blain Wiseman will tie in nicely with Stanley Cup fever. (This review is appended to Booktalking Children's Books.)
At Nonfiction Book Blast, Lives of the Musicians by Kathleen Krull is featured.
At Perogies & Gyoza, Plant a Little Seed by Bonnie Christensen will definitely make you want to get out and start working in your garden.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012