Thursday, December 27, 2012
Baxter, Kathleen A., and Marcia Agness Kochel. Gotcha Again for Guys! More Nonfiction Books to Get Boys Excited about Reading. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2010.
Baxter, Kathleen A., and Marcia Agness Kochel. Gotcha Good! Nonfiction Books to Get Kids Excited about Reading. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2008. ISBN: 978-1-59158-654-8
This fifth Gotcha! book, aimed at public and school librarians and teachers, discusses well-reviewed and kid-tested nonfiction titles for third through eighth grade readers published in 2005-2007 with a few extra oldies but goodies added in. Chapters are built around the high- interest topics kids love. Irresistible book descriptions and book talks guide librarians and teachers to nonfiction books kids want to read. New features include numerous booklists to copy and save (similar to the bookmarks in Gotcha for Guys!) and profiles and interviews of some innovative authors such as Sally Walker, Kathleen Krull, Catherine Thimmesh, Steve Jenkins, Ken Mochizuki, and others. Grades 3-8.
Horning, Kathleen T. From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children's Books. Rev. New York: Collins, 2010.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) place an increased emphasis on informational text. Chapter 2 of this book outlines what to look for when evaluating books of information (nonfiction). -- Jen Maurer
From Cover to Cover has been considered the definitive guide to reading, reviewing, and critically evaluating children's books since its original publication in 1997. Now revised and updated, it remains an invaluable resource offering a fresh, up-to-date look at a fast-changing field.
All-new material includes:
- An updated introduction that reflects the many changes in the children's book industry
- A section on genres, including a discussion of graphic novels
- A section on children's literature blogs
- An introduction of two new major genre awards—the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal and the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
- And more than 90 percent of the books cited have been updated to more recent publications
Fontichiaro, Kristin, ed. Navigating the Information Tsunami: Engaging Research Projects That Meet the Common Core State Standards, K-5. Ann Arbor, MI: Cherry Lake Publishing, 2013.
The implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) calls on educators to refresh and sharpen their skills in reading, writing, math...and research! Research in the Internet Age creates new challenges for search, comprehension, synthesis, and creation skills. In Navigating the Information Tsunami: Engaging Research Projects that Meet the Common Core State Standards, K-5, we've created our first book geared directly at teachers, administrators, and librarians. Expert practitioners in research pedagogy share their best tips and lessons in nearly 20 projects that invite students to think deeply, weigh choices, make decisions, and articulate them in digital or print projects. With an eye toward the how and not merely the what of quality research for emerging readers and young scholars, our contributors provide detailed guidance on how teachers can harness students' natural curiosity to go beyond fact-gathering and exceed CCSS expectations.
View the table of contents and read an excerpt from the book.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
|A Basic Music Library: Essential Scores and Sound Recordings, Fourth Edition|
|Compiled by the Music Library Association. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2013.|
|ISBN: 978-0-8389-1039-9 (Published Spring 2013)|
This is an expensive reference title that some libraries may not be able to afford, so we wanted to alert the library community that this title will be part of the LIS collection. It is not yet published, but will be added to the State Library's collection when available.
Need help expanding your music collection? The 4th edition of this classic reference source is prepared by expert members of the Music Library Association. It provides lists of records in the following musical areas:
- Classical music (organized by genre, composer, and title)
- Popular music (organized by genre and artist)
- World music (organized by geographic area, genre, and artist)