Tuesday, January 26, 2021

A Special You've Been Book'd To Learn More About President Biden and Vice President Harris


I am getting a very special new You've Been Book'd ready to share with our teachers and students tomorrow. I have been gathering picture books about President Biden and Vice President Harris for this list and can't wait to share them with our readers. 
There are five picture books included on this You've Been Book'd List.  They include...
As the classrooms read the books, they will check them off on the You've Been Book'd poster above. 

You can read more about the details of our You've Been Book'd program here

The 2021 Youth Media Award Winners Collection Of Announcements, Resources, Author & Illustrator Sites, and More!

On January 22, people from around the country gathered around our laptops and devices, with our coffee and breakfast, to hear our favorite books of the year win special awards during the ALA Youth Media Awards at the ALA Midwinter Conference. 
For me, I watched along from West Des Moines, Iowa. 
If you missed the ceremony, you will find the Youth Media Awards 2021 recording here.  

Afterwards, I hopped on Titlewave to order a whole list of the award books I wrote down during the announcements and went to my library at home to pull out all of the winners from my collection.  

I also went online and visited several author and illustrator sites to read and hear more about the books that won all of the special awards. 
As I found lots of amazing resources, I started the 2021 Youth Media Award Winners Collection by Destiny. 
I added the official ALA announcements, the recording, articles, author and illustrator sites and more. 

You will find this Collection by Destiny here.  I am working on adding more sites and resources today.  Please let me know if there are others to share here too. I would love to add them. 

A big congratulations to all authors, illustrators and publishers who were recognized and honored on this wonderful day.  You inspire us and especially our readers every day and we can't see what is next. 


Monday, January 25, 2021

Two Valentine's Day BreakoutEDU's For All Students Added To Our February Choice Boards

I have an exciting addition to the February Choice Boards to share with you.  My friends at BreakoutEDU, shared two games that I added under the Technology Fun column. 

Now in addition to being able to create a Buncee Valentine; create, build, color, animate and more in ToyTheatre; make a Valentine picture on the digital Lite-Brite; and find out Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego, all learners will be able to play these BreakoutEDU games at school or at home. 

The Valentine Day and animal themed games are two different levels.  One for K-3 and one for 3-8. I marked that on the choice board with the little red triangles too. 
When they click on the images, it will take them to Petey Puppington's Party Plan here and...

Our kids love BreakoutEDU and all of the different holiday ones make celebrating even more fun. 

You will find the two versions of the February Choice Boards here in this post.