Nooks and Crannies News

Ridgeview Library Media Center~Grades K-2

"Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks." - Dr. Seuss

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August 2015

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Author's Spotlight

Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes is an award winning author and has written many books including Julius, Baby of the World, Chrysanthemum, and Shelia Rae, The Brave. He has written stories to help young students relate to the characters in his books. He is a great author to read to your Kindergarten-2nd grade student.


www.kevinhenkes.com

Meet Kevin Henkes

Meet Kevin Henkes

Books by Kevin Henkes

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Research Tool of the Month

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Pebble Go is an online database designed for our youngest researchers! Students can research their favorite animal, person in history, or science and social students topics with the click of a button. This database also includes an audio reading of the articles that highlights each word, as well as educational games. Click HERE to get started!

How to Access Pebble Go

Pebble Go is a paid subscription provided by Liberty Public Schools. To access from home, please follow the directions below.
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Student Book Reviews

Starting in September, this section of Nooks and Crannies will be devoted to students' favorite books, reviewed by their peers. Each month will have a separate book review for kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade. Keep reading Nooks and Crannies to see if your child is the Book Reviewer of the Month!


A great website to find books reviewed by kids is Spaghetti Book Club.

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Did you know?

Did you know that 26% of children that were read to 3 or 4 times in the last week by someone from home recognized all of the letters in the alphabet? That is compared to 14% who were not read to as often.


Reading to your child will help develop your child's own reading skills. For more information or a list of recommended books to read aloud, please contact me or your local librarian.


(National Education Association)

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"You are never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child." -Dr. Seuss

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Work Cited

Book. Digital image. Book Clip Art Images. Cliparts.co, n.d. Web. 11 July 2015. <http://cliparts.co/books-clip-art-images>.


"Facts about Children's Literacy." NEA: National Education Association. National Education Association, n.d. Web. 12 July 2015. <http://www.nea.org/grants/facts-about-childrens-literacy.html>.


Henkes, Kevin. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Digital image. Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow Books, n.d. Web. 8 July 2015. <http://www.kevinhenkes.com/>.


Henkes, Kevin. Owen. Digital image. Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow Books, n.d. Web. 8 July 2015. <http://www.kevinhenkes.com/>.


Henkes, Kevin. Wemberly Worried. Digital image. Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow Books, n.d. Web. 8 July 2015. <http://www.kevinhenkes.com/>.


Meet Kevin Henkes. Perf. Kevin Henkes. YouTube. HarperCollins, 8 Dec. 2011. Web. 8 July 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1svvJgo9LJg>.


Ridgeview Elementary. Digital image. Liberty Public Schools: Inspire, Invest, Innovate. Liberty Public Schools, 2015. Web. 12 July 2015. <http://www.liberty.k12.mo.us/elementaryschools>.


"Ridgeview Elementary." Ridgeview Elementary. Liberty Public Schools, n.d. Web. 13 July 2015. <http://rv.liberty.k12.mo.us/>.