Archive for July, 2010

HUMOR: Cartoon of Teachers 1960 vs. 2010

Teachers Now versus Before

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#SlowTheMelt Twitter Party: Tweet to Get $1 Donated by Popsicle…

Slow the Melt Twitter Party

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Mom, Are We Rich? and Other Tough Questions …

Mom, Are We Rich? Tough Questions Kids Ask.

My brother sent me this great article from the New York Times Money section written by Ron Lieber and published on July 9, 2010.   Click here for the entire article.  It’s a nicely done article when kids you ask the darndest questions: Read more…

2010 Children’s Book Award Winners

Best Books for Kids: Newbery, Caldecott and More

This is from the Association of Library Services for Children. Read more…

Barnes and Noble 10% Discount Coupon Until 7/18/2010

Discount Coupon for Barnes and Noble

10% Discount:  Enter coupon code R3F8L4T at checkout. The 10% discount will be applied to the highest-priced item in your cart. SHOP NOW Read more…

The Birthday ebook App for Kids

Interactive eBook App for Kids: The Birthday

I opted for the English version of  the iPhone/iPad/iPod app ebook, The Birthday, by Sylvia Van Ommen and Maurice van der Bij. From the names of the authors, you won’t be surprised to find that the ebook comes with an option for Dutch but it also comes as a nice surprise that it’s in Japanese as well. Read more…

If You Love That Dog by Creech, A Latina Version

Multicultural Novel in Verse for Middle School Girls

Call Me Maria:  A novel in letters, poems and prose by Judith Ortiz Cofer

Maria

is a song.  As in,  I just Met a Girl Named Maria Read more…

2010 Africana Awards for Best Children’s Literature

Best Multicultural Books for Kids

I found this great site called Africa Access, founded in 1989 to help schools, public libraries, and parents improve the quality of their children’s collection on Africa.  Africa Access Review, the online database, contains over 1000 annotations and reviews of children’s books written by university professors, librarians, and teachers most of whom have lived in Africa and have graduate degrees in African Studies.  Their award, Children’s Africana Book Awards, has presented more than forty awards since 1992.  These are the winners for 2010 with reviews by Africa Access. Read more…

Top 100: Best Children’s Books

Top 100 Best Books for Kids

This list of Best Children’s Novels from the School Library Journal was selected in 2010.  There are classics from 100 years ago as well as contemporary favorites.  The list is chock full of Newbery Award winning favorites that have stood the test of time.  Some of these selections are also available FREE through the Borders Summer Reading Program.  Enjoy! Read more…