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Are you going to see the Nutcracker this a holiday? Introduce the magic of dance with these picture books, and let the power of the moment fill your child's imagination.The Nutcracker in Harlemby T.E. McMorrow, illustrated by James RansomHarperCollins, 2017Amazon / local libraryages 4-8The vibrant Harlem Renaissance makes a grand [...]
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
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Submitted by Ms. Tess!Also an Octopus by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Benji Davies starts like every story does: with nothing. It needs a character. Why not an octopus? Who plays the ukulele? And wants to travel to space in a shiny purple spaceship? Why not? But you can't get a spaceship [...]
Mon, Dec 04, 2017
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Submitted by Ms. Tess!In One Bear Extraordinaire by Jayme McGowan, Bear wakes up with a song in his head, as usual. See, Bear is a rambling musician, traveling through the forest, entertaining all the creatures there. But this song needs something unique. He's not sure what it's missing, so he [...]
Fri, Dec 01, 2017
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It might be long nights or drizzly days, but winter strikes me as a perfect time to seek out a mystery. Young readers love solving the crime before the detective, and paying close attention to the clues is perfect for developing reading skills. These three favorites will get you started; [...]
Mon, Nov 27, 2017
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Submitted by Ms. KarenCarrot & Pea: An Unlikely Friendship written and illustrated by Morag Hood. “We go together like peas and carrots” it has been said. But, hold up! Peas and carrots are NOTHING alike! How is it that they can be friends at all? Lee is a pea and [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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Submitted by Ms. Karen!Mistakes. We all make ‘em. But what if, instead of stopping with a sad “Oh no. I made a mistake,” we said “Hey look I made a mistake, and so I used it to…” The Book of Mistakes, written and illustrated by Corinna Luyken is a creative, [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
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I have not seen the movie adaptation of Wonder yet (release date is Friday 11/17), but I know that many many of our students will see this movie and talk about it. Reading the book continues to be a powerful experience for many kids (read here about our experience). I [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
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Made with Padlet
Our panel discussion at AASL was fascinating. As Fran Manushkin noted, series provide her with friends for life as a young reader. She loved the Betsy, Tacy and Tib stories:"Because there was more than one book about Betsy, Tacy and Tib, they became my friends! I got to know so [...]
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
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News arrived! All samples were good, meaning it is again time for surgery: this Wednesday, All-Saints' Day, at 6:30 AM (ugh! I'm not a morning person). After removing the cement block and cleaning out the area, a sample (not exactly sure of what) goes off to a lab. Hopefully a [...]
Mon, Oct 30, 2017
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A short update. Home from the hip aspiration. The radiologist pulled nothing out of the hip joint, which is fantastic. This is the fifth time I've gone through this and that should have been it . . . but he decided to aspirate from three more positions, each one worse [...]
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
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Hi, everyone. It has been all summer since I last came to this site. More importantly, it is about time to update my situation. I am not comfortable relating my personal issues, as I have tried to not let them interfere with KLR, but the problems are not yet resolved. [...]
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
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I am so sorry I must be away awhile having surgery. If you want to entertain yourself during my absence, I suggest you to visit thetoybox site. Will miss you while I must be away ~Sue [...]
Wed, Jun 14, 2017
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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

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