December 2014

Behind the Books: Lisa Charleyboy

In this month's guest blog post, First Nations writer and social entrepreneur Lisa Charleyboy exudes enthusiasm for creating Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices (Annick 2014). This collaborative anthology features contemporary Native writers, artists, and teens sharing their experience of growing up Indigenous in North America.

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Meet-the-Author Book Reading: Jacqueline Woodson

Enjoy this year's National Book Award Winner, Brown Girl Dreaming (Penguin 2014). In this audio recording, author Jacqueline Woodson shares why she wrote her novel-in-verse.

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Featured List: Books about the Seasons

No matter what season it is, your students are learning about the cycles of the year. This booklist, created by the Cooperative Children's Book Center, offers many titles to choose from.

Explore this thematic booklist about the Seasons.

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Meet-the-Author Book Reading: Marla Frazee

Caldecott-honored illustrator Marla Frazee shares insights into the characters found in her nearly wordless picture book The Farmer and the Clown (Simon & Schuster 2014). Learn more about the media she used to create the artwork.

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Win Free Books

Check out our December Contests & Giveaways, accompanied by multimedia resources. They include chances to win:

  • Animal Helpers Series by Jennifer Keats Curtis
  • Game World by C.J. Farley
  • World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky

See the December Contests & Giveaways on our blog.

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