Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Much Discussed Science Book by Jess Keating

Keating's Pink Is for Blobfish is a wonderful cross between the icky (weird and ugly creatures) with pink. Wonderful photos and concept, and drawings by David DeGrand are delightful.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Great Graphic Novel for Whole Family

The Arrival by Shaun Tan has been around for ten years, but it will be a classic. A wordless graphic novel, it shows the trials and tribulations of someone escaping his/her own country and starting anew in a new land. The drawings are full of metaphor and open to great discussions and insight.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Thoughtful Environmental Book for Kids

Where's the Elephant? by Barroux is a thoughtful book on climate change. It shows how three forest animals, used to playing hide-and-seek, find the game easier and easier as their trees disappear. Wordless, which means it give plenty of time for discussion.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Marvelous Cornelius

Marvelous Cornelius by Phil Bidner and John Parra is a marvelous retelling itself of the Katrina disaster through the eyes of a trash collector. Drawings are delightful. All leaves much to discussion between adult and child.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Using Photography To Graph Climate Change

    James Balog, in this video, tells us how his photo-capture of how climate change is effecting the ice shelves, and his tale is riveting.

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  Remember, to just let a young person watch a video is only the beginning of enhancing his/her reading skills. Discussion must occur afterwards (if not during), and follow-up -- either by searching for additional articles on the web or books in the library -- is what makes reading to the child a natural process.

Monday, August 1, 2016

NOVA and Reading #2

NOVA videos (always wonderful) that will spark further reading and research. These are on black holes, memory, space archeology, schools of the future:

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