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7 reasons libraries are GLAM - Margaret Robson Kett via ABCSplash
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Libraries aren't just books, but a combination of Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums, explains Margaret Kett. Libraries collect, conserve, house and lend anything that tells the story of who we are. This includes books, magazines, movies, music and photos. English writer Alan Gibbons ...
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Is there a Little Free Library near you? Could you start your own? Map via Jen Robinson
Take a Book • Return a Book The Worldwide Movement Welcome to the World Map of Little Free Library book exchanges! Search the Map below to find a Little Free Library book exchange near you where you may take or return a book (and maybe strike up a conversation, too!). If you have a registered …
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The Book Chook: How Do Kids Write a Book Review?
A book review is just one person's reaction to a book they have read. Book reviewers try to give honest feedback about a book they've read, and they do it in different ways. Here's one plan that might work for your kids i...
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Intrigued by this brand new #kidlit festival 4 Oz schools?http://buff.ly/1A8ujKt Sounds great! #OZTL via sue whiting
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How Librarians Are Rockin' the Makerspace Movement | #makered via Graphite http://buff.ly/1KSIeEu #tlchat
Turn your library into a creative workshop with tips from six media specialists.
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Let's Celebrate Mother Goose Day by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com Why should we celebrate Mother Goose Day? For me, Mother Goose is synonymous with nursery rhymes, and they are some of the earliest texts we read...
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#kidlit Reviews: A Monstrous Mouthful of Children's Picture Books http://buff.ly/1c3LP6I #OZTL
 Children's Book Reviews by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com What is it attracts children to books and videos about monsters? Is it the fact that illustrators go wild with the gross factor and kids love gross? Is ...
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YES! Let the Kids Learn Through Play via Jen Robinson http://buff.ly/1EW5AEL #ece
Academic teaching in kindergarten backfires.
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How to draw tutorials from #kidlit illustrators | The Guardian
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How can picture books help develop visual literacy? #kidlit | Parents
Use picture books to help kids think about what they see, and guide them toward becoming media-savvy in real life.
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The Book Chook: Children’s iPad App, Monki Animal Builder http://buff.ly/1HlZQIj #edtech
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The Book Chook blog brings tips to parents, teachers and librarians about helping kids read, write, create and learn. You'll find book reviews of wonderful children's literature, educational software reviews, explanations of how to use great online resources with kids, and lots of ideas for making learning fun. The Book Chook is the blog of Susan Stephenson, an Australian teacher and writer, who is fascinated by technology and what it can do to motivate kids and help them learn.