Tag Archive: Dial

50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing Celebrated through Books

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July 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and many new books have been published for children on the subject. My son and I have been previewing the advanced reading copies and came up with a list of our favorites.

Teaching the Refugee Experience

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There seem to be many opinions all over the world about refugees, where they should go and how people should help. There are times when myths and misconceptions shape these opinions due to… Continue reading

Grandparents Day

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Happy International Literacy Day!  Lately, during our department meetings we’ve been listing off the various celebratory designations for each day of the upcoming week. Some causes with a special day are unusual or… Continue reading

Books for Circus Fans

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I love just about all things circus related.  My family can’t drive through Wisconsin without stopping at the Circus World Museum in Baraboo  and The Ringling Circus Museum in Florida is on my… Continue reading

Knitting Books for Kids

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So far this winter, all I’ve been doing is hibernating. Minnesota winter can be terribly long if you don’t get outside and enjoy it. Normally by now I would have several miles of… Continue reading

Graphic Novels for the Youngest Readers

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Graphic Novels are a great resource for every reader to explore. They are very accessible for the struggling readers, but can be read by a reader of any reading level because of their… Continue reading

Henri Matisse

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This summer I had the opportunity to see a Henri Matisse exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts that combined their collection of his work along with a circulating exhibit from the Baltimore… Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day

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In honor of upcoming Mother’s Day, I’ve selected 3 new picture books illustrating the joys and sorrows of motherhood. A Thirst for Home: A Story of Water across the World by Christine Leronimo… Continue reading

Exploring Character Education with Picture Books

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Among the sessions I was able to attend at the recent AASL conference was one that focused on character education through picture books.  Most of the books that the presenter discussed in the… Continue reading