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Books for Older Readers + Moby

Thought-Provoking Picture Books:
A Selection of 2017 Titles for Older Readers

“In a culture that measures reading success as a progression from pictures to words, it can seem iconoclastic to select picture books to use with older students, but a roundup of recent titles reveals just how much readers would miss if we heeded that dictum. 103 more words

Waltz of the Snowflakes - book launch and solo show at Elora Centre for the Arts

Waltz of the Snowflakes comes out in just a few days! I will be having the launch at The Elora Center for the Arts, along with a solo exhibition. 401 more words

Elly's Paper Art

SLJ Leadership Summit: Confronting our Literacy Crisis: Nashville TN October 7-8

This weekend I went to Nashville for the School Library Journal Leadership Summit, and it was amazing. As all librarians and general lovers of literacy know, we are facing huge challenges when it comes to literacy in this country: some areas are book deserts, while others have a glut of information- not all of it true or unbiased. 1,040 more words

My Library

Unmissable Weekly: August 13, 2017

Bookish and Awesome’s weekly round-up of buzz-worthy news from around the bookternet in bite size. Click on the links to be directed to the full articles. 339 more words

Young Adult

Early Literacy At Its Finest

There’s a great article on the School Library Journal’s website about the positive effects of storytime on young children. Storytime began in the late 1800s and has changed drastically over the years from a time when children were expected to sit quietly and listen to an adult read books to today’s version of storytime that includes a wide variety of actions, senses, books, songs, dances and more. 175 more words


#DigiLitSunday: Summer Slide

Is this your belief?   For your students?   For yourself?   How would we know?

What is summer slide?

Summer slide reports what students lose over the summer if they don’t read or write.   253 more words