Middle Grade Book Boot Camp
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Middle Grade Book Boot Camp
Book boot camp for middle school teachers and librarians. We will address ten different genres throughout the year.
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SLJ’s Top 10 Graphic Novels: 2012 | School Library Journal

SLJ’s Top 10 Graphic Novels: 2012 | School Library Journal | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
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The Top Ten for 2012

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Maria's Mélange: The Benefits of Comics and Graphic Novels

Maria's Mélange: The Benefits of Comics and Graphic Novels | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
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Nice list of reasons to use graphic novels in class.

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Vote on the First Annual KCR! Awards!

Vote on the First Annual KCR! Awards! | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
The Kids' Comics Revolution podcast is holding its own awards, and we're asking kids everywhere to vote for the winners! KCR hosts Dave Roman and Jerzy Drozd have teamed up with Chris Duffy (Nickel...
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Kids Comic Revolution awards 

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Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
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Free Comic Book Day information including participating retailers and program ideas.

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Fold & Super Paper Toys ~ Paperkraft.net - Free Papercraft, Paper Model, & Papertoy

Fold & Super Paper Toys ~ Paperkraft.net - Free Papercraft, Paper Model, & Papertoy | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
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Free downloadable cubees or Paperkrafts. Several super hero or manga options. Would be great for a graphic novel/manga program or book club meeting.

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In Which I Recommend Some Graphic Novels | Inside A Dog

In Which I Recommend Some Graphic Novels | Inside A Dog | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
A site for young people about the books they like to read. Discover the latest youth literature news, find YA books for teenagers (reviewed by teens), join a book club and discuss your favourite reads, and enter our monthly competitions.
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Recommendations from the author of Smile and Drama.

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Reading is a Superpower Webcast Archive

Reading is a Superpower Webcast Archive | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
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SLJ Webcast archive on comics and graphic novels.

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NCTE User Login

NCTE User Login | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
The NCTE Login page is the primary method for members and subscribers to log into the site for gaining access to their personal and protected content and resources.
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A paper on defending the use of graphic novels in school.

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On the Radar: Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: Graphic Novels and the Common Core | School Library Journal

On the Radar: Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: Graphic Novels and the Common Core | School Library Journal | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
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Justification for purchasing graphic novels.

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Youth Services Librarianship - Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels

Youth Services Librarianship - Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
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Overview, role, collection development, and programming ideas.

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General Info | Booklist Online

General Info | Booklist Online | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
Booklist Online: The best book reviews for public libraries and school libraries, and the best books to read for your book club, brought to you by the ALA
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Long list of archived webinars including nonfiction, mysteries, graphic novels and more.

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But Graphic Novels ARE Reading!: Partnering with Teachers and Parents

But Graphic Novels ARE Reading!: Partnering with Teachers and Parents | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
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Webinar about graphic novels.

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Reading Nonfiction for Pleasure | On Common Core | School Library Journal

Reading Nonfiction for Pleasure | On Common Core | School Library Journal | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
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how to promote NF and links to lists of good titles

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Study Shows Graphic Novels Add Value to K-12 Student Learning – IVN

Study Shows Graphic Novels Add Value to K-12 Student Learning – IVN | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
Recent studies suggest that graphic novels add value to K-12 student learning when introduced into the classroom. Under Common Core, teachers could...
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survey of teacher's opinions of using graphic novels

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How Graphic Novels Became the Hottest Section in the Library

How Graphic Novels Became the Hottest Section in the Library | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
According to old stereotypes, it shouldn’t work—serious librarians should want nothing to do with the raucous, pulp world of comics—and for a long time it didn’t.
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How graphic novels grew in popularity.

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Super Comic Book Apps for Your iPad

Super Comic Book Apps for Your iPad | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
Can't make it to your local comic book store for Free Comic Book Day? Sit back, relax, and power up that iPad with one of these apps.
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There are several excellent apps for creating your own comics.

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Heron School (K-8) | King, Charles

Dramatic Presentation Rubric, Graphic Novel Rubric, Research Paper Rubric, Documentary Rubric, Graphic Novel Template 1, Graphic Novel Template 2, Graphic Novel Template 3, Graphic Novel Template 5, Graphic Novel Template 6...
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Contains a graphic novel rubric that allows kids to make their own graphic novel.

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The graphic novel resource for educators and librarians!

The graphic novel resource for educators and librarians! | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
This website was created as an aid for those who wish to learn more about the benefits of incorporating graphic novels into library collections and classrooms.
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Reviews, collection development advice and more about comics and graphic novels.

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Great Graphic Novels 2013 | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

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Great list for YA, several ok for middle school too.

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All ages comics and manga for 11/28/12 — Good Comics for Kids

All ages comics and manga for 11/28/12 — Good Comics for Kids | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
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A list of recommended and recently released titles.

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Comics Are Key to Promoting Literacy in Boys, Study Says

Comics Are Key to Promoting Literacy in Boys, Study Says | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
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Use comics to bring in the boys.

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Junior Library Guild

Junior Library Guild | Middle Grade Book Boot Camp | Scoop.it
Welcome to Junior Library Guild, the collection development and book review service relied upon by thousands of schools and public libraries across the country.
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Link to JLG's graphic novel level with previously and soon to be mailed selections.

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Core collection of graphic novels - 2012 update | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

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Core collection by grade level.

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