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Je suis en vacance

June 29, 2009



Movie Study Guides

June 22, 2009

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A new teaching guide helps you learn how to use movies to teach important life lessons to children and youth. “Teaching with Movies: A Guide for Parents and Educators,” provides insight, instruction and resources to help adults use any movie as a learning tool. The guide is produced by F.I.L.M. (Finding Inspiration in Literature & […]

Book at no economic Cost

June 21, 2009

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Nippon Foundation Offers Books on Contemporary Japan to Libraries – Must apply by June 30! The Nippon Foundation will donate “100 Books for Understanding Contemporary Japan” in English to 200-300 libraries throughout North American. The book’s cover all aspects-politics/international relations,  literature, arts, history, society, culture, economics and business. Academic and public libraries interested in some […]

Bobbt Flay’s Latest Throwdown: Book Reviews

June 21, 2009


Earlier this week, I read a posting on Zetta Elliot’s blog, Fledgling, about the controversy between professional and non-professional book reviewers. I had an immediate reaction to the discussion (much ado about nothing!) but, I decided to step away and give it some thought. This morning, I’m watching the Food Network and my response begins […]

Twittering Tech Tips

June 16, 2009


One of the plans for the summer is to work on my tech skills. With technology today there is always something new to learn, improve or master! The more I learn, the more I can teach. Or teach with. So, I’ve bookmarked several free online courses with my Google bookmarks and in delicious. This past […]

book review: Joseph

June 13, 2009

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book review:  Joseph author: Shelia P. Moses Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing (October 2008) main character: Joseph Flood This is Joseph’s story. He owns it and he tells it in a clear and fairly reliable manner.  Joseph is a young high school student who is surviving life with his single mother. He is a very […]

One More

June 12, 2009

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One more chance for you to win from Ms. Tanita Davis–I won a copy yesterday with a story of happenstance in Taiwan with my daughter. Today’s contest: “Today’s challenge is one Tali would enjoy — it’s all about driving. Tali mainly drove her grandmother nuts, but she also did some driving with Octavia, too. I’d […]

New Releases

June 11, 2009


Surf Mules by G. Neri. Visit the author’s site for Q&A, video, excerpts and more! Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis. The author’s site has a brief synopsis anf virtual tour of places that inspired the story.  Her blog is still doing give-a-ways!

What a Way to Start A Week!

June 9, 2009

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I’m coming off a great weekend with my youngest son in Ft. Walton Beach. Some of the most beautiful white sand beaches are in that area, in fact I had to remind myself I was going to FL in June when I was landing, not Chicago in January because the sand is just that white! […]