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Mitali Perkins' newest YA novel, Forward Me Back To You, pulled me in with characters navigating their way through trauma and secrets. It is a book that wrestles with many heavy topics, yet the story shines with sweet moments and fully developed characters. Forward Me Back to Youby Mitali PerkinsFarrar, [...]
Sun, Apr 14, 2019
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I'm delighted to celebrate a new poetry book In the Middle of the Night: Poems from a Wide-Awake House, by Laura Purdie Salas. This delightful collection of poems captured my imagination as they describe the adventures of everyday inanimate objects found at night.In the Middle of the Night: Poems from [...]
Sun, Mar 17, 2019
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As we celebrate Women's History Month, I want to make sure we pay attention to all women's stories. Listening to young women is essential; I especially find women's memoirs powerful when they share about their teenage years. In her powerful new memoir Shout, award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson shares her [...]
Sun, Mar 10, 2019
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As we celebrate Black History, it is crucial we include many people's stories, not just the ones we know well. When our students study California history, we must bring to light the stories of African Americans who helped shape our state. Biddy Mason Speaks Up is a terrific addition to [...]
Mon, Feb 25, 2019
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Daddy Depot Written by Chana Stiefel Illustrated by Andy Snair A Feiwel and Friends Book 5/16/2017 978-1-250-05889-8 36 pages Ages 2—5 . Themes: Father's Day, Daddies, Choices Genre: Children's Fiction Picture Book, Fantasy Synopsis • • • Come to • • • Daddy DEPOT The [...]
Fri, Jun 09, 2017
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Beach Party Surf Monkey Series: Welcome to Wonderland, Book 2 Written by Chris Grabenstein Illustrations by Brooke Allen Random House Children's Books 5/23/2017 978-0-553-53610-2 312 pages Ages 8—12 GIVEAWAY—WIN THIS BOOK! (CLICK LAST LINK, END OF REVIEW TO ENTER) . “Welcome to Wonderland— Hollywood by the [...]
Thu, Jun 08, 2017
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Can an Aardvark Bark? Written by Melissa Stewart Illustrations by Steve Jenkins Beach Lane Books 6/13/2017 978-1-4814-5852-8 32 pages Ages 2—8 . “Bark! “ROAR! “WHINE! “Squeal! “Animals make all kinds of sounds. “But why do they make them? “And what do they mean?” [INSIDE JACKET] Review [WC 334] [...]
Wed, Jun 07, 2017
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The Sand Warrior Series: 5 Worlds, Book 1 Written by Mark Siegel and Alexis Siegel Illustrations by Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, and Boya Sun Random House Books for Young Readers 5/02/2017 978-1-101-93586-6 256 pages Ages 8—12 . “Five worlds on the brink of extinction. Can three unlikely heroes save the [...]
Tue, Jun 06, 2017
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tumblebooks
Tumblebooks: A collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Math Stories, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), Videos (from National Geographic), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, Tumble Puzzles & Games, and TumbleResources for teachers and students. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books.

pebblego-logo-header PebbleGo
PebbleGo is the award winning PreK-3 database for reading and research. The PebbleGo databases make learning and improving reading and research skills fun, building on children’s interest.


pebblego-next PebbleGoNext
PebbleGo Next is the next step in research for students grades 3-6. PebbleGo Next is carefully aligned to grades 3-6 curriculum objectives. The databases is simple to navigate and offer key reading supports such as read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting along with a variety of downloadable, including prompts to inspire critical thinking.

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