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Canada Day Challenge 2014 - Major Events and Celebrations - History and Celebrations 

Canada Day Challenge 2014 - Major Events and Celebrations - History and Celebrations  | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
If you’re between 8 and 18 years old and live in Canada, you’re invited to express what Canada means to you by submitting an original poster design, a digital photograph, or a piece of creative writing inspired by the theme Canada: Strong and Free.
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Girl, 8, strikes blow for equality over 'boys only' books

Girl, 8, strikes blow for equality over 'boys only' books | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Children’s publisher Scholastic to stop gender labelling after schoolgirl demands to know why she shouldn’t read books about pirates
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Mathical Book Prizes

Mathical Book Prizes | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
The Children’s Book Council and Mathematical Science Research Institute have awarded the first Mathical: Books for Kids from Tots to Teens book prizes for books that “foster a love and curiosity fo...
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Books By People of Color Are Disproportionately Likely to Be Banned | Bitch Media

Books By People of Color Are Disproportionately Likely to Be Banned | Bitch Media | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Sherman Alexie and Marjane Satrapi top the list of "most banned" books in the United States.
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Cartoonist Creates “Super Soft Heroes” Coloring Book to Show Son That Heroes Can Cry | GOOD

Cartoonist Creates “Super Soft Heroes” Coloring Book to Show Son That Heroes Can Cry | GOOD | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Superheroes have feelings too.
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The Morning News Tournament of Books - Presented by Field Notes

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Five Best Audiobook Services

Five Best Audiobook Services | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
If you're looking for ways to fit more books into your life, picking up audiobooks is a great way to do it. You can listen on your commute, on vacation, or just at home while you're doing other things. This week, we're looking at five of the best audiobook services, based on your nominations.
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Valentine's Day Anthology

Valentine's Day Anthology | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Our special Valentine's Day Anthology is now available to download for free.  Our aim for this anthology is to provide a Valentine’s Day ‘treat’ for readers, pa
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Michael Zwaagstra: Too many educators believe that handwriting is obsolete. Nonsense

Michael Zwaagstra: Too many educators believe that handwriting is obsolete. Nonsense | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
It's a vital part of helping young brains develop properly
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11 Things You Can Borrow From Libraries Besides Books

11 Things You Can Borrow From Libraries Besides Books | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Here are just a few unexpected items some libraries lend out.
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Wonder Woman lives next door, did you know? - Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT

Wonder Woman lives next door, did you know? - Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Shrouded behind my not-perfect hats and Gryffindor scarf, I’m connecting with kids every day and making learning magic happen. In... Continue reading »
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I suspect this is the case among Teacher-Librarians too.  Are you more recognized for your work outside of your own school/district?

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Chicago Public Library Unveils Virtual Book Club

Chicago Public Library Unveils Virtual Book Club | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Chicago Public Library is hoping to create a new way of book club thinking with the launch of their virtual book club program.
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The 22 Best Feminist Picture Books, Because You're Never Too Old To Be Saved By A Princess

The 22 Best Feminist Picture Books, Because You're Never Too Old To Be Saved By A Princess | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Browsing the picture book shelves of bookstores was once extremely depressing. There were “girl” books and “boy” books, the girl ones covered in glitter, pastels, pinks and bunnies, the boys crammed with planes, trains, and brave young adventurers. However, increasingly, picture books are becoming
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SF Novels That Should be Considered Literary Classics

SF Novels That Should be Considered Literary Classics | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
There is much debate over the identity of the first science fiction story. Some people see primitive ancestors of what we'd one day term "sci-fi" deep in ancient history. Others find the first examples in the Enlightenment, when aspects of science and machinery began to appear in im
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Five Epic Fantasies with Gender Equal Societies | Tor.com

Five Epic Fantasies with Gender Equal Societies | Tor.com | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Five epic fantasy worlds with egalitarian societies
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Her Stinging Critiques Propel Young Adult Best Sellers

Her Stinging Critiques Propel Young Adult Best Sellers | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Julie Strauss-Gabel, the Dutton publisher who has developed many of the star writers who are reshaping children’s literature, is known for her unconventional taste and stinging critiques.
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Books don't just get published because an author is a good writer. There's lots of work that goes into the entire process.

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To the Well-Intentioned but Ignorant Parents of Teenagers.

To the Well-Intentioned but Ignorant Parents of Teenagers. | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
I've been mulling over this topic for quite some time, but this morning it became increasingly clear to me that I must say something. Folks, stranger danger is a real thing. And even more real toda...
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How savvy are you on social media? Great for sharing with your parent communities and staff members. 

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Makeover complete at Bodleian libraries

It's cost eighty million pounds and taken three years to finish but one of the world's leading research centres has had a major overhaul. The Bodleian libraries in Oxford are home to some of the most important books and manuscripts in history. From tomorrow, for the first time, one of its finest buildings along with its rare collections will be open to the public.
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Bookies 2015 | CBC Books | CBC Radio

Bookies 2015 | CBC Books | CBC Radio | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it

What books did YOU think were the best of the year? Cast your vote in the annual CBC Bookie Awards by Monday Feb. 23 to have your say. Explore the finalists below.

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On Valentine's Day, speak the language of love with African romance anthology - CNN.com

On Valentine's Day, speak the language of love with African romance anthology  - CNN.com | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Romance is alive and well across Africa this Valentine's Day -- romance literature, that is.
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A University Recognizes a Third Gender: Neutral

A University Recognizes a Third Gender: Neutral | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Rocko Gieselman goes by the pronoun “they.” Acknowledging the next step in identity politics, the University of Vermont has agreed to use it.
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Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices Reviewed on Quill and Quire

Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices Reviewed on Quill and Quire | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Both of these books feature beautiful faces on their covers. Because I am a Girl invites us in with a… Read More »
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Laura Ingalls Wilder grittier memoir a blockbuster for small South Dakota publishing house

Laura Ingalls Wilder grittier memoir a blockbuster for small South Dakota publishing house | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Wilder wrote her autobiography in the early 1930s. By then, she had been settled on her Missouri farm for decades, but her early life took the Ingalls family on a journey that includes what today is Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas and South Dakota.
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Students Help Create Culture of Academic Integrity

Students Help Create Culture of Academic Integrity | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Dr. Jason Stephens talked with Education World about the need to make students part of the anti-cheating solution and some of the reasons why cheating has become so rampant in education.
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