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Notes from a Children's Librarian

Carefully selected books according to curriculum and theme.

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 …

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Books About Math

by Julie Booker

Great books that complement the Primary Math curriculum and make for entertaining reads at the same time. 

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Earth Hour Books

Great titles to read by flashlight. 

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Books on Health and Wellness

Books that focus on self-awareness—understanding personal strengths, recognizing sources of stress, making decisions, and evaluating choices

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Books on Health and Safety

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

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