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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

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Anything to do with books, libraries, reading and writing. Emphasis on Young Adult Fiction.
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The Effortless Effort of Creativity: Jane Hirshfield on Storytelling, the Art of Concentration, and Difficulty as a Consecrating Force of Creative Attention

The Effortless Effort of Creativity: Jane Hirshfield on Storytelling, the Art of Concentration, and Difficulty as a Consecrating Force of Creative Attention | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
"In the wholeheartedness of concentration, world and self begin to cohere. With that state comes an enlarging: of what may be known, what may be felt, what may
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The Original Unhappy Endings of 3 Famous Fairy Tales

The Original Unhappy Endings of 3 Famous Fairy Tales | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
Fairy tales often have their fair share of macabre scenes and plot points that get sanitized when adapted for stage and screen.
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Rick Riordan Stories | Puffin Virtually Live

Rick Riordan Stories | Puffin Virtually Live | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it


Join us for a show all about the Myths and Legends, which inspired bestselling author Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson stories and many more..
You’ll learn about the tangled web of the Greek Gods, join in a gladiatorial draw-along and experiment with ways to use horrible histories as a launch pad for creative writing. 

Blue Peter presenter Radzi will be hosting the show and he'll also be joined by two Team GB athletes!
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Explore Percy Jackson’s World


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Kids & Family Reading Report

Kids & Family Reading Report | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
With offices in 16 countries, Scholastic is the largest publisher and distributor of children's books in the world, serving millions of children, families and schools.
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Cassandra Clare Created a Fantasy Realm and Aims to Maintain Her Rule

Cassandra Clare Created a Fantasy Realm and Aims to Maintain Her Rule | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
The ‘Shadowhunters’ author travels in a rock-star bus, her events are mobbed, and she lives in steampunk splendor. But there are twists in her story.
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Why it's time to take children's books seriously

Why it's time to take children's books seriously | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
Dismissing children's books as childish only means that adult readers miss out on a world of fantastic literature.
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Top 10 YA Books of 2015

Top 10 YA Books of 2015 | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
Books inspire us and thrill us, move us and change us. Below are some of the young adult books that did all those things and more in 2015.

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7 YA Heroines Daisy Ridley Should Play |

7 YA Heroines Daisy Ridley Should Play | | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
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Blog - Middle Readers in Middle Earth: Reflections on the fantasy genre for young readers

Blog - Middle Readers in Middle Earth: Reflections on the fantasy genre for young readers | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
Shop from home on this Australian owned, online bookshop that specialises in finding the right book for the right child.
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The real censorship in children's books: smiling slaves is just the half of it

The real censorship in children's books: smiling slaves is just the half of it | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
Why aren’t free speech organizations as concerned with the exclusion of writers of colour from the publishing marketplace as they are about the censorship of one racist children’s book?
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Finding the Math in Storybooks for Young Children

Finding the Math in Storybooks for Young Children | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
Storybooks for young children that contain math ideas may be far more useful in helping kids learn about math than counting books.
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Researchers have found a major problem with ‘The Little Mermaid’ and other Disney movies

Researchers have found a major problem with ‘The Little Mermaid’ and other Disney movies | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
Why we should think twice before letting kids watch some Disney movies.
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How You Can Fight Hate Through Books

How You Can Fight Hate Through Books | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
Books are a great way to build empathy and compassion and to fight against a rising tide of racism, sexism, bigotry, xenophobia, homophobia, and more.
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Brain wiring needed for reading isn’t learned—it’s in place prior to reading

Brain wiring needed for reading isn’t learned—it’s in place prior to reading | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
Researchers could predict how kids’ brains would develop before they learned to read.
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Read It Again, Please! The Benefits of Repeated Read Alouds. - Children's Literacy Initiative

Read It Again, Please! The Benefits of Repeated Read Alouds. - Children's Literacy Initiative | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
Any parent who owns a copy of Goodnight Moon knows that there are some books children can listen to over and over (an
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15+ Reading Nooks Perfect For When You Need To Escape This World

15+ Reading Nooks Perfect For When You Need To Escape This World | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
Although some people claim that they can read anywhere, anytime, we all know that a comfortable, well lit, soft spot is ideal. On a blanket in a park is one
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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale "Learning Commons."
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Malorie Blackman: 'Othello was the first thing I read that actually featured a black character'

Malorie Blackman: 'Othello was the first thing I read that actually featured a black character' | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
Since Noughts and Crosses was published 15 years ago, Malorie Blackman has been a permanent fixture in the hearts of countless YA readers. As she releases her new book, Chasing the Stars, we speak to her about graphic novels, saving our libraries and why she decided to set her Shakespeare tale in deep spaceRead the first chapter of Chasing the Stars
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6 Romantic YA Favorites

6 Romantic YA Favorites | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
6 swoony, well-written YA novels you should not miss.
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Young adult books on the rise thanks to adult readers (and their kids)

Young adult books on the rise thanks to adult readers (and their kids) | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
Young adult books are the fastest-growing category of children's books and are carving out a strong, separate identity.
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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area
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14 Words That Are Their Own Opposites

14 Words That Are Their Own Opposites | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
You're about to stumble into the looking-glass world of “contronyms”—words that are their own antonyms.
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Child literacy ‘disaster’ looms

Child literacy ‘disaster’ looms | Once Upon a Time | Scoop.it
LITERACY levels of Australian children are worsening in a slow motion disaster, with new analysis revealing one in five children who started school this year already dont have the skills to learn properly.
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