School Library Media/Materials: Historical Picture Book

Note: This post is part of a series on School Library Media/Materials for a course Platt, C. & Riddell, C. (1999). Castle diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess, page. Cambridge: Candlewick. Summary: Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess, Page follows eleven year old Toby Burgess as he travels from his family’s home to his … Continue reading

School Library Media/Materials: Classic/Contemporary Pairing

  Note: This post is part of a series on School Library Media/Materials for a course Hawthorne, N. & Stowe, C. (2014).  The Scarlet letter (annotated): Student edition. (Amazon Kindle Edition) Halse Anderson, L. (1999). Speak. New York: Farrar Strauss Giroux.  Summary, The Scarlet Letter: The story of The Scarlet Letter is most likely familiar … Continue reading

School Library Media/Materials: Science Picture Book

Note: This post is part of a series on School Library Media/Materials for a course Beaty, A. & Roberts, D. (2013).  Rosie Revere, Engineer. New York: Abrams Summary: Rosie Revere is an inventor and engineer. Shy and quiet at school, at night her inventions come alive. She carefully combs trash for treasure to create her … Continue reading

School Library Media/Materials: Historical fiction, narrative

Note: This post is part of a series on School Library Media/Materials for a course Yep, L. (1994). Dragon’s Gate.  New York: Harper Collins Summary: Otter dreams of adventure working with his father in America rather than living a privileged life in China. An unfortunate series of occurrences in a restaurant helps to make his … Continue reading

School Library Media/Materials: Poetry K-5

Note: This post is part of a series on School Library Media/Materials for a course Yolen, J. & Degen, B. (1990). Dinosaur Dances. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons  Summary: Seventeen poems about dinosaurs, dancing, and all areas of revelry. A prehistoric party where Tyrannosaurs, Allosaurs, and all manner of Cretaceous dinosaurs dance their way through … Continue reading

School Library Media/Materials: Math Picture Book

Note: This post is part of a series on School Library Media/Materials for a course Dahl, M., Shea, D. & Alderman, D. (2004). On the Launchpad. Bloomington: Picture Window Books. Summary: A countdown from twelve to one as a space shuttle awaits liftoff.  Follows the story of preparation to lift-off of a rocket.  Included in … Continue reading