"Founder Carol Fitzgerald frequently has been told by mothers how difficult it is to get their sons to read. Some are busy participating in sports and other extracurricular activities, watching television, playing video games and surfing the Internet, while others simply don't like to read, no matter how much free time they may have.
This inspired her to enlist her son Cory, an avid reader, to compile a list of books that he thinks are great reads for boys. Included are series titles and stand-alone fiction that cover a variety of genres: fantasies, mysteries, thrillers, action/adventure novels and historical fiction. While many of these selections also will appeal to girls, they especially will capture the attention of boys, who often are much more reluctant readers."
To celebrate the end of the year, we're running some of our favorite posts from the last six months. We'll be back with all-new stuff on January 7th. _ (Hello, library, my old friend....I've come to read with you again.
A teacher librarian's story......I explain to him that it is vital that librarians shout about all the wonderful activities happening in their library. I do just that with this blog, the library website, twitter, email blasts, discussions with my principal, notices in the daily memo and articles in the school monthly newsletter. Since I became a librarian, I have used whatever media was available to advertise the library. I had to.
Library offers magazine downloadsThe Courier-JournalThe service has has been available to libraries in the United States since early this year andLouisville is one of the first U.S. library systems to have the magazine service, Buthod said.
The New York Times has announced its Top Ten Books of 2012, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review (to be published in December 9th's Sunday Book Review), and the list is... pretty dull.
Educators have caught on to Pinterest in a big way. From kindergarten to college, teachers, professors and students are using Pinterest creatively to organize and share ideas from all around the Web and even in their own classrooms and campuses.
According to trend data collected by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), library staffing , expenditures and physical usage remains consistent with 2011 results. The data also indicates connectivity to the school library continues to rise through increased networked computers in the school as well as remote access to school library databases. Data was collected as part of AASL’s national longitudinal survey, School Libraries Count! (SLC), conducted yearly since 2007.
When news broke last week that Dan Brown's new novel will center on some sort of mystery surrounding Dante's Inferno, I immediately began hoping that there is a nutty, fun scene of Robert Langdon racing around a library just like he raced around...
You know that old saying: if you ask a bunch of adults for inappropriate children’s book titles, they’ll never stop. Well, this week’s Questioningly was like that. We asked people to invent inappropriate children’s book titles, and they did,...
Sigh, none of my five entries got a mention. Still love the game, though. One of these days I'm going to get a mention in The New Yorker's weekly Questioningly.
At least my favorite one won: "You'll Be Wrinkled, in Time."
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I tested a few titles and was surprised to find books I had read come up as near matches.