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Historical Fiction Reads for Fourth and Fifth Graders

Posted about 1 month ago by Regina S

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels and Movies, Music, & Audiobooks | Tagged with bullying - fiction, Children's Stories, Coming of Age, Families - Fiction, friendship - fiction, Historical Fiction, identity, immigrants, journeys, juvenile fiction, juvenile literature, multicultural, people with disabilities, refugees, slavery, social issues and stories for kids

Travel back in time with these great historical fiction books.

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Diverse Voices in Juvenile Literature

Posted about 1 month ago by Regina S

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks and Movies, Music, & Audiobooks | Tagged with adventure, children with disabilities, Coming of Age, Families - Fiction, friendship - fiction, Humorous Fiction, identity, juvenile fiction, LGBTQIA, multicultural, realistic fiction, short stories for kids and social issues

A small collection of juvenile books for middle graders exploring the complexity and diversity of experiences children are faced with in our society today.

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Sharks, Sharks and More Sharks: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Shark Week

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Science, Medicine, & Technology | Tagged with environmental conservation, Ichthyology, Marine biologists, Marine biology, sharks and Sharks -- Anecdotes

Sharks are the star of the show in this blog post featuring resources for kids and adults.

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Singing Voicemails

Posted 2 months ago by Jennifer D

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with bereavement, death and dying, family relationships, grief and Loss - psychology

Have you ever saved a voicemail for eight years? I have, and I think it's possible that many of us have a saved voicemail or two, it's just not something we talk about. Before my mom passed away, she would call me every morning around 8:15 and we would talk before I left for work. Then, that tradition ended. One of her voicemails lived on...a long time.

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The Immigrant and Refugee Experience in America

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Readers' Advisory and Teen | Tagged with books for children, books for kids, culture, emigration, experiences, families, identity, immigrants, immigration, perseverance, picture books, refugees, stories and young adult books

A selection of books and resources exploring the immigrant and refugee experience in America.

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