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Notes from a Children's Librarian

Carefully selected books according to curriculum and theme.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Bird Books

by Julie Booker

A flock of tales to get young readers into birding.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Texts on Textiles

by Julie Booker

Exploring the art of sewing? Here are some tales to comfort and inspire.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: What I Miss About the Library

by Julie Booker

"When I think of the job of librarian, I think of time, layers of time."

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Books That Make the List

by Julie Booker

Great mentor texts for the writing and reading curriculum.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Procedural Writing

by Julie Booker

Great books involving "how to" text, and also pictures and symbols showing steps in a procedure.

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Descriptive Language

by Julie Booker

Beautiful books that exemplify descriptive language for Grades 1–6.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Text to Text

by Julie Booker

Great kids books in conversation with each other. 

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Drawing the Line

by Julie Booker

Our Children's Librarian columnist, Julie Booker, brings us a new view from the stacks every month.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: For the Love of Snail Mail

by Julie Booker

These picture books address the epistolary form in different ways—and high inspire some writing from holiday destinations this summer or to penpals.  …

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Text to Text

by Julie Booker

As part of the Language curriculum, primary readers are asked to make connections between books, identifying similarities. The following titles are paired …

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