Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday Greetings

Wishing Everyone a Happy Holiday Season!

See you next year!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by Books Together.

My selection is What's Your Source?: questioning the news by Stergios Botzakis.
This informative book is a child-friendly way to explore information literacy and examine the news using critical thinking skills. Discussions cover a variety of media sources, target audiences, perspectives and information safety. For children grades three to six. Includes a glossary and index.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by The Reading Tub.

Fourteen careers ranging from Alpaca farmer to robotics engineer, set designer to pet photographer are given individualo double page spreads as they are highlighted for the reader with colorful photo-essays. Each occupation includes basic information about the job, education and/or skills required to be successful.

Loy's book would be a fun introduction to a discussion of future careers and a great way for readers to imagine themselves in various settings.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Poetry Friday is hosted today by The Miss Rumphius Effect.

My selection is Winter Song by William Shakespeare. This song from Shakespeare's comedy "Love's Labour's Lost" is beautifully illustrated by Melanie Hall.

Here is a lovely way to introduce Shakespeare to young readers. The joys and trials of an Elizabethan winter find expression in Shakespeare's lively phrases and Hall's colorful double page spreads. Alice Provensen provides an introduction and glossary for the less obvious words and phrases.

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