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Entries from January 2010

Pairing Caldecotts with Writing Lessons

January 27th, 2010 by christine · 1 Comment · Creativity, children's books

As a child, I remember visiting the library and seeing the silver emblem stickers on certain picture books that had been awarded Caldecott medals.  Honestly, although I markedly noticed the Caldecott stickers, I never gave the awards much thought.  I just loved the books.  As teachers, though, we all anxiously await the announcement of the [...]

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New books and new perspectives for a new year

January 6th, 2010 by christine · 1 Comment · Creativity

A new year brings new everything, including new books.  For all you teens, parents, and educators out there ready to tackle the latest titles, here is a resource to help you get started.  In particular, as teachers, we are always searching for the up-to-the-minute books on the market to tempt our adolescent readers.  For those [...]

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