Links with Libraries in Mind

By |2017-01-24T21:49:39-05:00January 26th, 2017|Blog Posts, Cool Tools|

Here are a few goodies I came across in the past few weeks as I was trolling through the ever helpful Educational Technology and Mobile Learning website. They all have to do with libraries. · 6 Great Search Engines Designed specifically for Kids: · Infographic Featuring 12 iPad Apps for School Librarians: ·

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

By |2019-05-28T09:15:02-04:00January 23rd, 2017|Blog Posts, Books, teens|

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. · their website offers great resources, my favourite

Writability: Diverse Books Resource List 2016

By |2016-12-09T11:30:29-05:00December 6th, 2016|Blog Posts, teens|

  I came across an early Christmas gift from writability for those of us on the lookout for resources on diverse YA books. In a recent blog post, writability offered a comprehensive list of links to lists of diverse books organized by themes. Enjoy and share if you also have favourites.   Suzanne Nesbitt

Livre-toi Concours: concours booktube

By |2016-12-01T14:57:42-05:00November 17th, 2016|Blog Posts|

The following is all about a great opportunity for students to share Québécois and Franco-Canadian books that they love and to win prizes to boot!   Qui dit mieux? Allier technologie, médias sociaux et la joie de partager les livres québcois et franco-canadiens que vous aimez! Vous deviendrez ainsi booktubeur. Le concours Vous trouverez le

National School Library Day 2016 In The News

By |2016-10-27T15:45:07-04:00October 28th, 2016|Blog Posts, School Libraries|

This past Monday was National School Library day in Canada, a day to celebrate the hub of literacy in any school. Whether it's encouraging boys to dive into reading, helping students find answers to their questions or enjoying the creative mind at work, school libraries are necessary...and awesome. Check out the following articles about school libraries published

Memoirs in the High School Library

By |2016-10-17T12:17:47-04:00October 18th, 2016|Bibliographies, Blog Posts|

“Memoir is about handing over your life to someone and saying, this is what I went through, this is who I am, and maybe you can learn something from it.” (Jeanette Walls) The memoir is a great genre for students who prefer reading about realistic situations, though often have difficulty finding the right novel to

All things Halloween

By |2016-11-07T10:57:32-05:00September 21st, 2016|Blog Posts|

That marvelous day of fright and delight is soon to be upon us. There are numerous ways of tying in libraries, reading and goblins, and I am certain you have thought of a few. I came across programs that are tied specifically to reading. Sometimes it takes just a few well-chosen lines to create a

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

By |2016-09-23T14:15:53-04:00September 7th, 2016|Blog Posts, Books, Cool Tools, School Libraries, teens|

What could be as powerful as the Force? The power of reading, of course! And the two will come together this October. ( 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!

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