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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

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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

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#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

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Weekly Bookish News: Week of 4/24/17

As always, this is a duplicate of the newsletter I send my K-12 school district staff every Friday morning ~ a short and sweet round-up of literacy news and happenings that caught my eye, along with a few books to highlight and my elementary read alouds for the week. 368 more words

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First School Library Journal Review!

Just wanted to share the news that my professional dream has come true – my first School Library Journal review is in print in this month’s edition of SLJ! 24 more words

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SLJ's Battle of the Kids' Books

Where do I even begin? This somehow got past me this year, so we’re in the think of round 1 matches right now.  A little background behind this fun event – The School Library’s Battle of the Kids’ Books is a competition among 16 of the very best titles published in children’s literature of the year.   262 more words

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