Insta Review: Moo, by Sharon Creech

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! Sharon Creech doesn’t just write stories – she creates visual soundscapes that fill the air around you as you read. Her writing is like jazz, with the reader be-bopping and toe tapping their way through a story without even […]

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Fitz’s Faves: Bella’s review of The Key to Extraordinary, by Natalie Lloyd

I gave this book five stars because it is my favorite book in the whole wide world! Emma Pearl Casey lives in a little apartment on top of her family’s cafe and graveyard: The Boneyard Cafe. Emma enjoys giving tours and telling stories in the graveyard to her friends, family and other customers. But Emma’s […]

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Yankee Swap Summer Book Exchange

Every so often, wandering through the library with my middle school groups, I’ll hear a sound that is music to my ears: students  “You have to read this book. It’s so good. I’m obsessed with it.” Peer to peer recommendations are incredibly powerful. No matter how well I know a student or how passionately I […]

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Family Connection: Resources for Talking to your Child about Immigration and Refugees

  When I first started working with kids, I was under the naive assumption that parents and teachers had complete power over the opinions of the children that they work with. “My students will always be kind and patient and tolerant,” I thought, “because that is what I will teach them.” Cute, right? Enter: Reality. Children […]

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Learning Village Library featured in School Library Journal

Over on School Library Journal today, STAB Computer Science Coordinator Kim Wilkens and I are talking about Foiling Fake News, a unit we developed for fourth graders to help them to put their digital literacy and computer science skills to the test. We had a blast while helping our fourth graders to sharpen their critical thinking […]

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Family Connection: Library Yoga

When I feel small in a world so big, when I wonder how I fit in, when the world is spinning so fast… I tell my wiggling body: be still. I tell my thinking mind: be quiet. I tell my racing breath: be slow. – I Am Yoga, by Susan Verde  In the transition from […]

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