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Je suis en vacance

June 29, 2009

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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

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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

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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

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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! […]