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November & December 2013 ~ Volume 12, Issue 4

National Picture Book Month - November

National Picture Book Month is a great way to share all sorts of new and exciting picture books. Here are some of my personal favorites from 2013 so far:

Building our House by Jonathan Bean

The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman

Papa's Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming

Spike: Ugliest Dog in the Universe by Debra Frasier

Lucky Ducklings by Eva Moore

The Boy and the Airplane by Mark Pett

Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

The Dark by Lemony Snicket

That is Not a Good Idea by Mo Willems

There are so many more, it would be too long of a list to make. Let me know if there are every any recommendations I can make to you or your kids! Happy Reading!

AASL - Creativity

Last week I was in Hartford, CT for the AASL conference. I attended a variety of sessions and met with several vendors. One session I enjoyed was present by Doug Johnson on the 21st Century Skill of Creativity. There are a lot of great resources on his wiki -

Just the Facts.....

As of end of the October, students have checked out 11,216 items this semester! Even with less students this year and the fact that due to textbook we started checkout a week later this year, that is still over 1000 items more than last year! Thank goodness for our volunteers who help us try to get them back on the shelves!