Books

Halloween Resource Roundup

Just a really quick roundup for Halloween in the High School Library and some for Elementary too! From Teen Services Underground: · A list of spooky/horror titles: https://www.teenservicesunderground.com/our-favorite-spookyhorror-book-2017/ These titles might look good in a display! · Halloween Movies that Teens love: https://goo.gl/ucpmQV From Pinterest: · Halloween displays: https://goo.gl/DAWJ1Z · [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, Books|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Library Acquisition Guides from LO and QRC

Are you looking for guides to help you with acquisitions for your school library in either English or French? A good French guide was created by the team at Livres ouverts and was adapted into English by Quebec Reading Connections. You can access them at the links below. Livres ouverts [...]

A New Kind of Book Club by Sarah FitzHenry | Nerdy Book Club

Sarah FitzHenry put a whole new spin on the age old format of the book club! She used the book as more than a discussion starter, and made it come alive. She looked at all the ways in which we learn. She relied on collaboration, was able to play to [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, Books|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

We Do Indeed Need Diverse Books: Celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day all year long!

There has been a concerted effort in the past few years to encourage and support the writing and acquisition of diverse books due, in no small part, to the activism of We Need Diverse Books. I put together a few resources that you might find interesting. · www.weneeddiversebooks.org their website [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, Books, teens|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Secondary Picture Books for Response

This list of picture books for high school students comes from the DEEN Language Network (2015-2016).  Consider adding them to your library collection. secondary-picture-book-list_sep-8-2015   Chelsea Baker Central Quebec School Board

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….

What could be as powerful as the Force? The power of reading, of course! And the two will come together this October. (www.starwars.com) http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-reads-2016 Check out the link to find more information on Star Wars Reads Day next month. You'll also find videos, games, apps and communities.  All Star Wars related of course!

By | September 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts, Books, Cool Tools, School Libraries, teens|Tags: , |0 Comments

Book review: The Lego Architect: A book for the learning commons!

This book is published at just the right time with the growing interest in makerspaces and tinkering. As with our learning commons, it is big on multi-tasking and adaptability. The title has a wide appeal whether for Art and Social Science teachers as well as your average Lego® enthusiast. The [...]

Freedom to Read Week, February 21 – 27

During Freedom to Read Week, libraries focus on the issues of free access to reading material and censorship. We know that every institution, every school has a line. Not everybody agrees where that line should be drawn, but the line is there. It is very important that we keep talking about that [...]

H.O.R.S.E. and Diversity by Mike Hays

This seemed like a particularly appropriate reblog as we are celebrating Black History Month. The author, Mike Hays, stresses the positive side of being different and the need to respond to these differences with empathy. As such, the blog encourages us to embrace cultural differences, to take a new look at [...]