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knock, knock. who’s there? 2017, y’all…

December 8th, 2016 · Comments Off · Art, Book Geek

“lake of fog” Photo by Steve Rawley Look, blogs are dead. They’re a thing of the past, and that’s okay. Facebook and all the other social media crap is alive and well and who’s archiving your stuff? Not you. Whatever. But sometimes someone randomly stops by here and takes a look, and I want them [...]

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TumbleBook Library & Storyline Online

October 12th, 2015 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek

(Photo by Steve Rawley) Would you like to read a book by the sea? Or perhaps on a computer, in a warm cozy room? My students and I are very fond of the TumbleBook Library. (Storyline Online is another good one for virtual storytime.) You can access it by going to Beaverton City Library, then [...]

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Off to a new adventure…

September 5th, 2015 · Comments Off · Art, Author! Author!, Book Geek, Libraries

(Photo by Steve Rawley) Hello, students and anyone else who is reading this, I am happy and I am a little sad, too. I’m leaving one school for another — from computer lab to library and computer lab — starting next week. You kids at my old school — you’re great students. But you know [...]

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Charlie!

August 30th, 2014 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek

For those of us who love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s classic, here is a sneak peek at what might have been… The Dahl estate has just released some “insider info” on a lost chapter, additional characters, etc. (There’s a cool Quentin Blake video linked on that page, too.) The book celebrates its [...]

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Is this how you’ve been spending your summer?

August 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · Art, Book Geek, Computer Geek

(Photo by Steve Rawley) That photo is old, kids, do you like it? My husband took it when he was a kid, of the neighbor kids and his sister. See? He’s been a photographer his whole life! He found something he liked to do and he’s stuck with it. Me? I like to write, read [...]

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jokes for you!

August 12th, 2014 · Comments Off · Art, Book Geek, Joke of the Day

How do you catch a unique rabbit? Unique up on him. How do you catch a tame rabbit? Tame way. Are you having a good summer? We are. We just listened to “What Would Joey Do?” by the incomparable Jack Gantos. The author did the reading, and we listened to it in the car on [...]

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Storyline Online, from the Screen Actors Guild

October 11th, 2013 · Comments Off · Book Geek

I’ve linked these here before, but wanted to remind everyone about this cool service from SAG actors. They’re all good, but I especially love Jane Kaczmarek’s and Esai Morales’ readings. And Robert Guillaume reading “Guji Guji.” ♥ Have a good weekend, everyone! – Ms. Nancy (Photo by Steve Rawley)

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Oregon Battle of the Books, 2013-2014 (9th-12th grade)

July 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek, Currently reading, Education, Events & Readings, Libraries, Student Work, Titles to Look For

We’ve started reading next year’s OBOB selections at our house. Here are the titles (a dozen total) for grades 9 through 12 (ORCA is short for Oregon Reader’s Choice Award): “Grave Mercy,” by Robin LaFevers, 2012 “Rot & Ruin,” by Jonathan Maberry, 2010 “Daughter of Smoke & Bone,” by Laini Taylor, 2011 (2014 ORCA) “Copper [...]

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Oregon Battle of the Books, 2013-2014 (6th-8th grade)

July 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek, Currently reading, Education, Events & Readings, Libraries, Student Work, Titles to Look For

We’ve started reading next year’s OBOB selections at our house. Here are the titles (another 16…) for grades 6 through 8 (ORCA is short for Oregon Reader’s Choice Award): “Bigger Than a Bread Box,” by Laurel Snyder, 2011 “Magyk,” by Angie Sage, 2005 “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life,” by James Patterson, 2011 [...]

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Oregon Battle of the Books, 2013-2014 (3rd-5th)

July 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Book Geek, Education, Events & Readings, Libraries, Student Work

We’ve started reading next year’s OBOB selections at our house. Here are the titles (wowza, 16 of them!) for grades 3 through 5 (ORCA is short for Oregon Reader’s Choice Award; BCCCA is short for Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award): “Abraham Lincoln” by Mary Pope Osborne, 2011 (Cannot go wrong with MPO.) “Birchbark House” by [...]

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