Sharing to Ridgewood folks. This is in lieu of my normal monthly book update.

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Busy week and now on to Spring Break reading time!

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Here’s the inspiration behind this post/meme: http://www.teachmentortexts.com/ Thanks to Jen and Kellee for the inspiration!

So here’s a simple viewing of what I’ve been reading:

Three books that inspired me this past week:

Regarding the Bees: A Lesson, in Letters, on Honey, Dating, and Other Sticky Subjects by Kate and M. Sarah Klise http://www.kateandsarahklise.com/

Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000
by Eric Wight
I already posted about this book here: Styling Librarian Chapter Book Fun

Henry’s Heart: A Boy, His Heart, and a New Best Friend
by Charise Mericle Harper – Cute information shared throughout. I loved the mingled information with the story. The heart having a voice was quite fun to read aloud.

Two audiobooks I finished up:

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate diCamillo- this is my 3rd reading of this brilliant book:…

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Poetry celebrations are coming soon to Ridgewood!

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Fun with poetry. I loved this book: My Teacher Is a Dinosaur by Loreen Leedy – Really enjoyed reading this book with my son. It was a fascinating introduction to earth’s history and development of life on earth as well. Hilarious jokes, terrific poems, great riddles, and jaw dropping facts. Also, fabulous illustrations!

How many have attended #titletalk on Twitter in the past? Me: I’ve always read through past posts but never experienced the brilliance, until today. I felt like I was in a crash one hour course with hundreds of brilliant minds all sharing their treasures. What a lucky experience for anyone who loves literature- especially teachers, librarians, school librarians and children’s literature fans.

I filled my Diigo page with an amazing amount of resources and shared them with my OASL- Oregon Association of School Libraries group community. Then I also thought I’d share them in…

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School related- two new book series will be added soon!

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As I’m preparing for posting the Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award resource sharing page- putting it off until I finish one last book- I thought I’d quickly post about two early chapter book series that I encountered recently. Shocked I didn’t know about either before, easily rectified.

Frankie Pickle Series: What a hilarious book series! Perfect for me to refer Bad Kitty fans to in addition to any boy who is ready to move from reading graphic novels to early chapter books or vice versa. I’m excited about this series since it has wonderful illustrations, is entertaining, and easy for a fun read aloud. Plus there are a number of other fun early chapter book series I can think of that I could refer my students to if they like it!
http://series.simonandschuster.com/Frankie-Pickle

 

Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000 by Eric Wight – this book is what I’m presently…

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ORCA 2013 Promotion

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Promoting books and providing students a voice in selection is one of my passions as a school librarian. I consistently run three literacy judging programs at my school every year: for K-2nd grade: Patricia Gallagher Award program –http://www.oregonread.org/gallagheraward12.html , for 2nd-3rd grade: BCCCA- Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award programhttp://oasl.memberclicks.net/bccca-home, and for 4th-5th grade: ORCA- Oregon Reader’s Choice Awardhttp://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=109508. Two of these wonderful programs, BCCCA and ORCA, are run by volunteers affiliated with Oregon Association of School Libraries and Oregon Library Association.

New titles were selected for 2013 recently for both BCCCA and ORCA which activates me into a little bit of a promotion machine. I enjoy creating resources for each program and then sharing them with colleagues around the state. I hate the idea of people starting from scratch vs. being able to share and use materials… These same colleagues are AMAZING also…

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New book update… mid-month.

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What have I read in this past week? Well, read loads of picture books with various topics mixed in. Also, I enjoyed two chapter books…

I am currently finishing reading:

When Life Gives You O.J.by Erica S. Perl
This book is quite the hilarious treasure to enjoy. It is throwing me back to a time when my grandparents on my mom’s side were alive and how conversations with them progressed with Yiddish words naturally mixed throughout. I also think the concept is original but so easy for any child to identify with if they’ve ever really wanted something… with this girl Zelly, she passionately wants to have a dog…

There’s a cute YouTube video promoting it:

I felt encouraged to read this after listening to Erica S. Perl talk about it on Katie Davis Brain Burps About Books podcast: http://katiedavis.com/

http://www.ipodder.org/embed/episode/271542

I’ve also finished reading recently…

The most memorable…

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Related to Ridgewood- recommendation resource ideas:

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If you liked that book, read this one…

What are your favorite book recommendation webpages?
I refer to many when I’m tapped out of ideas with students. I’ve also created a webpage with favorite book links which refer students and parents to…
Often, the webpages below inspire and inform me about new books. There are of course an amazing load of webpages with book lists and brilliant book suggestions, I’m just sharing ones in this post that are the more official book referral sites.

What got me started on this? I have students finishing up with their Oregon Battle of the Books book reading for the year and they’re ready to read new books. Some parents are emailing and asking for ideas. I ALWAYS partner with students to find good book matches and offer to pull books and conference with the student but I additionally always work towards have my…

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