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Building a Vibrant Classroom Library

By Amadee Ricketts, author of Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning The start of a new school year is a great time to think about building or enhancing your classroom library. Even in schools with well-staffed, well-stocked … Continue reading

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Creative Summer Storytime Ideas

By Amadee Ricketts, author of Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning While every season has its charms, summer brings a sense of freedom that can make it the perfect time to add creative elements to your storytime … Continue reading

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National Library Week Book Recommendations

To celebrate National Library Week, we talked books with our Advisory Board and Teen Advisory Council. Advisory Board members shared books that every educator needs, and our Teen Council members shared the best lesson they learned from a book. The … Continue reading

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Get Students Excited About Reading Nonfiction

By Shannon Anderson author of Penelope Perfect It’s easy to get kids excited about reading fiction books, like the Pete  the Cat series, due to the rhythm, humor, and art. A book like Charlotte’s Web hooks you with emotion and characters … Continue reading

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Friday Link Roundup

Educators and parents this week are faced with the difficult task of talking with children about the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris, Baghdad, and Beirut. To help, Cool Mom Picks has scoured the Internet and pulled together an annotated list … Continue reading

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