A few months ago, fellow Lolly’s Classroom blogger Randy Ribay made a compelling argument about why schools still need libraries and the wonderful librarians who keep them running smoothly. I agree wholeheartedly with his conclusion that “a school without a library is like a body without a soul.” Further, I believe that lack of access […]
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Economics and money Adler, David A. Prices! Prices! Prices!: Why They Go Up and Down Gr. K–3, 4–6 32 pp. Holiday 2015 ISBN 978-0-8234-3293-6 Be Smart About Money and Financial Literacy series Gordon, Sherri Mabry Be Smart About Money: Money Management and Budgeting Middle school, high school 48 pp. Enslow 2014 Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-4292-6 […]
Albee, Sarah Why’d They Wear That? Middle school, high school 192 pp. National Geographic 2015 Albee comprehensively and conversationally examines how fashion has shaped history, and vice versa. Organized chronologically, the text explains how a trend or clothing item originated and what function it served, with numerous accompanying illustrations and photos; side boxes provide […]
Abramovitz, Melissa Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering Middle school, high school 112 pp. ABDO/Essential Library 2014 Carmichael, L. E. Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering Middle school, high school 112 pp. ABDO/Essential Library 2014 Smibert, Angie Amazing Feats of Aerospace Engineering Middle school, high school 112 pp. ABDO/Essential Library 2014 Swanson, Jennifer Amazing […]
Bird, Betsy, Danielson, Julie and Sieruta, Peter D. Wild Things!: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature Middle school, high school 277 pp. Candlewick 2014 Sieruta, a Horn Book mainstay before his unexpected death in 2012, is joined by Bird and Danielson for a lively historical survey of scandals and secrets from the children’s-book biz. Sandwiched […]
The books below, recommended by the Horn Book Magazine and Guide, were published within the last five years. While some titles contain only a sprinkling of Spanish vocabulary, many are fully bilingual. Grade levels are only suggestions; the individual child is the real criterion. For more Spanish-English bilingual books, click here. Preschool Suggested ages level […]
I have written before about our summer program* with Boston Green Academy, and we just finished our two-week institute with ninth and tenth graders from BGA and my students from Boston University. For this summer’s core text, we chose the book He Said, She Said by Kwame Alexander, and it has been fun to watch […]