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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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happy summer!

July 13th, 2013 · Comments Off · Art, Book Geek

(Photo by Steve Rawley) Turn on the sprinkler; eat breakfast; drink coffee; turn off the sprinkler; water the garden and weed; pick blueberries, raspberries and carrots; read, read, read. Think about fixing lunch/dinner/snacks. Movie? A walk at sunset? Read, read, read. Summer is good. xoxo, Ms. Nancy PS — It’s not too early to get [...]

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Scary (and not-so-scary) books for elementary students, from your friendly librarian

May 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Book Geek, Libraries, Library Politics

Boooooooooy howdy, do I wish the Goosebumps series had never been created. In my first library (at a school with students grades 6-12), I had a few Goosebumps books, and a number of Goosebumps videotapes. What? Moving along to library #2 (K-8th grade students). The students fought over the Goosebumps books and things turned a [...]

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Picture Books!

April 29th, 2013 · Comments Off · Book Geek

“No Time for Flash Cards” put together a list of 15 great picture books about friendship. I see a few of my favorites on here, including “Owen & Mzee: Best Friends” and “The Giving Tree.” Happy reading! – Ms. Nancy (Photo by Steve Rawley) (That’s one of our new friends from the neighborhood.)

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Happy, happy, happy, happy National Library Week! And happy National Poetry Month, too!

April 16th, 2013 · Comments Off · Book Geek, Libraries

(Photo by Steve Rawley) Yes, this is a great month, because April is National Poetry Month, and this is National Library Week. Enjoy! Read! Enjoy! – Ms. Nancy

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Back to the library!

March 24th, 2013 · Comments Off · Art, Book Geek, Libraries

I’m going back to work in a school library, as soon as spring break is over. It’s one of our neighborhood elementary schools, K-5, and to say that I am over the moon is pretty much an understatement. For the little kids, I plan to read them “Go, Dog. Go!” and “Press Here” (in Spanish [...]

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“Six Forgotten YA Books You Should Revisit Now”

March 11th, 2013 · Comments Off · Art, Author! Author!, Book Geek

Great list, check it out. Hey, I haven’t blogged in a little while, what’s up with that? I’ve been busy teaching, that’s what! What’s new with you? xo, Ms. Nancy (Photo by Steve Rawley)

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photo of the day + Rules for Libraries

February 10th, 2013 · Comments Off · Art, Book Geek, Libraries

(Photo by Steve Rawley) I would like this egret to be in charge of the library. And on your way out? Please remember to close the door and keep out the bats.

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Help needed for libraries + pic of the day

December 29th, 2012 · Comments Off · Book Geek, Libraries

Got this from this week’s issue of The Nation. Thanks, Katha Pollitt! (Here’s her entire list.) “10. Fill the Shelves. Ferocious cuts to public school funds have taken a big toll on school libraries—whose collections are tattered, outdated and shrinking. This website posts school librarians’ wish lists—buy a volume in the ever-popular Bone series for a [...]

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Time for Oregon Battle of the Books…

December 13th, 2012 · Comments Off · Art, Book Geek, Currently reading

Here is the reading list for grades 6-8. Interesting picks for titles. Happy almost winter! – Ms. Nancy (Photo by Steve Rawley)

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