Tag Archives: Books

Leaders are Readers

                                                         (Submitted by Raandi Miller)   Below are some of the books referred to … Continue reading

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ASTE 2015 Websites

(Submitted by Robin Turk)  Websites Shared by Vicki Davis in Presentations at ASTE 2015  http://classtools.net – a collection of great online tools for teachers and students. http://bubbl.us – brainstorm and brain mapping tool https://trello.com/ — “Trello is the free, flexible, … Continue reading

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Comics: Why not?

(written by Julie Leary) J. Torres, our Alaska Spirit of Reading Author who hails from Toronto Canada, presented an informative discussion called How to Stop Worrying and Love Comics.  It was all about writing and reading comics, often called graphic … Continue reading

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Authors, Illustrators, and Publishers, Oh My

(written by Laurie Cowgill) A big part of the National Conference of School Librarians is the opportunity to meet with the authors and illustrators we all know so well by name. The opportunities are many.  One can attend sessions with panels of … Continue reading

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A Picture-Perfect Reason to Celebrate!

(written by Caitlin Dixon Jacobson, Ketchikan High School Library)  During ALA Annual Conference last month, I had the pleasure of attending the Newbery-Caldecott Banquet, which children’s librarians fondly consider to be the “Oscars” ceremony of children’s literature. This was a special year … Continue reading

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AKLA 2012: It’s a Young Reader’s Choice

(written by Leigh Horner, Haines Borough School Library) Each Spring I visit the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader’s Choice (YRC) Award website looking for the new list of YRC nominated books. Unlike the Newbery Award, award winners are nominated and chosen by the young … Continue reading

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