Tuesday's Tidbits

IES Library Newsletter for February 16, 2016

Children's Literature

12 Ways to Nurture a Love of Reading

What are some of your favorite books you remember reading growing up? Which books shaped you as a reader?


Oldies but Goodies- Read Alouds to Share with Your Students

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judity Viorst

Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair.
And it got worse...His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV!

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers -- the very symbol of industrial America. But with progress come new machines, and soon the inseparable duo are out of work. Mike believes that Mary Anne can dig as much in a day as one hundred men can dig in a week, and the two have one last chance to prove it and save Mary Anne from the scrap heap. What happens next in the small town of Popperville is a testament to their friendship, and to old-fashioned hard work and ingenuity.

Sheila Rae, the Brave by Kevin Henkes

"I am very brave," Sheila Rae said, patting herself on the back. She wasn't afraid of anything—not thunder, not lightning, not the big black dog at the end of the block. And when she wanted to walk home a new way and Louise wouldn't, she called her sister a scaredy-cat and set out alone. But all the bravado in the world failed to help when Sheila Rae found herself lost. Luckily, her sister was not far behind.