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On the Shelf with Librarian Jessica Lee

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
On the Shelf with Librarian Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee is a teacher librarian at Willard Middle School in Berkeley, California. She has also been an English teacher, a public librarian, and a waitress, but her favorite terrible-teen job was selling snacks at Six Flags Magic Mountain. She is the mom of two boys who are also students at her school, fully integrating the work-life experience.

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Children’s Book Trends | April 2014

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Children’s Book Trends | April 2014

This month’s top ten hot spots on The Children’s Book Review feature some great book giveaways; including our 6th anniversary Kindle giveaway. Amongst the familiar articles to feature in TCBR’s top ten hot spots, the best selling young adult booklists from March and February have been perused by many.

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On the Shelf with Librarian Dana Skwirut

| March 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
On the Shelf with Librarian Dana Skwirut

Dana Skwirut is a Youth Services librarian at the Fanwood Memorial Library in Fanwood, NJ, and the Summit Free Public Library in Summit, NJ. She is active in the Tumblarian community and on Twitter, where her sass got her featured in School Library Journal. When she isn’t in Ice Cream story time, she is seeing the world, one tiny road trip at a time.

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Children’s Books Trending | March 2014

| March 8, 2014 | 1 Comment
Children’s Books Trending | March 2014

This month’s top ten hot spots showcase our awesome selection of book giveaways up for grabs; including two amazing classics: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Velveteen Rabbit. Amongst the familiar articles to feature in TCBR’s top ten hot spots, the Newbery Medal book and the Alex Awards (10 best adult books for teens) are still trending … rightly so!

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10 Learning Websites for Kids: Reading Skills & More

| February 26, 2014 | 4 Comments
10 Learning Websites for Kids: Reading Skills & More

Here is a list of 10 free, safe and educational websites for your children to explore. Each of these sites has a strong offering for kids that are learning to read, ready to enhance their current reading skills, or those simply wanting to relish in the delight of reading for pleasure in an interactive way (reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom).

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On the Shelf with Cory Eckert, Librarian

| February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
On the Shelf with Cory Eckert, Librarian

Cory Eckert is the manager of Youth Services of the Children’s Branch at the Octavia Fellin Public Library in Gallup, NM and the idea-girl behind Guerrilla Storytime. And, like dragons, Cory loves tacos.

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A Celebration of Award-Winning Children’s Authors

| February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
A Celebration of Award-Winning Children’s Authors

In this video, authors, along with their friends and family, discuss how being honored for their work made an impact on their lives.

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The Children’s Book Review’s Top Ten Hot Spots | February 2014

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Children’s Book Review’s Top Ten Hot Spots | February 2014

Amongst the familiar articles to feature in TCBR’s top ten hot spots are some articles and booklists that truly match the seasonal events of February: winter books, Valentine’s Day books, the Newbery Medal winner, and some excellent civil-rights books perfect for Black History Month.

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How to Motivate Kids to Read More

| January 22, 2014 | 1 Comment
How to Motivate Kids to Read More

Reading is essential to a child’s development in today’s world and helps spawn the greatest of talents—imagination and creativity.

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On the Shelf with Sara Bryce, Youth Services Librarian

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
On the Shelf with Sara Bryce, Youth Services Librarian

After fighting illiteracy as a teacher, reading coach, intervention specialist, and professional development writer (and obtaining my MLS for kicks in the process), I decided to try my hand at the pre-curricular/extracurricular opportunities for kids that the library provides.

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