Weekly Bookish News: Week of 2/27/17

wo22717picFavorites from around the web:

Books that Teach Us About the Experience of Refugees and Immigrants (picture books & MG/YA)

We Need Diverse Books

TeenReads – all YA, all the time

READERS’ ADVISORY (i.e. How to Find Great Books for Kids and Entice Kids to Read)

NOTE: This is originally written for my Wisconsin elementary and middle school staff members, so some links will only only work for WI residents. However, Novelist and TeachingBooks are available everywhere, most likely through your school or public libraries.

The below information is now always available on both my elementary and MSHS Library websites right under the library catalog link, called “Find a Great Book!” – here are the direct links: Elementary and Middle/High

BOOK TRAILERS (short videos for getting kids excited about books!)

TeachingBooks.net Book Trailers (accessible for Bangor School District and other WI schools at school, at home needs to be accessed through BadgerLink with a Wisconsin public library card)
Scholastic Book Trailers Open access from anywhere, but NOT viewable on iPads due to Flash

READERS’ ADVISORY TOOLS – NOVELIST

Novelist K-8 Book recommendations, read-alikes etc geared toward readers grades K-8 (accessible for BSD and other WI schools at school, at home you will need to log in using a Wisconsin public library card)
Novelist Book recommendations, read-alikes etc geared toward readers high school – adult (accessible for BSD at school, at home you will need to log in using a Wisconsin public library card)

A few favorite books I found/remembered/bought this week (not an exhaustive list!)

Happy Dreamer” by Peter Reynolds (NEW picture book)
Love and First Sight” by Josh Sundquist (NEW Young Adult book)
“Ms. Bixby’s Last Day” by John David Anderson (NEW Middle Grade book)

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