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What’s New in Sora, Granite’s Digital Library | February 2019

What’s New in Sora, February 2019 Romances in Sora These posters feature some of the latest young adult titles that have been added to our district’s digital library collection, which you can access via the new Sora App. Click here to download a high-quality PDF file that can be printed for display in your library …

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Posters: 2019 ALA Youth Media Awards – Granite Elementary Libraries

On Monday, January 28, 2019, members of the American Library Association announced the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and numerous other book awards for children’s and young adult literature, collectively called the ALA Youth Media Awards. The posters/images shared in this post, created by Nikki Gregerson, feature many of the winning titles primarily for an elementary-age audience. …

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Best Books of 2018

Update 1/29/2019: ALA Youth Media Award Winners Added In this pinned feature post we compile links to 2018 children’s and young adult book award announcements, as well as “best-of” lists from professional library journals, newspapers, and other websites and organizations. We’re also curating a Best Books of 2018 Collection in Sora, Granite’s digital library. Book …

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2019 Beehive Challenge: Picture Book Winners

Every year, we hold a Beehive Reading Challenge for all of our elementary school libraries. In the fall, each school receives the longlists for the Beehive Book Awards and are challenged to read and review as many titles as they can over the next four months. This year, we made the challenge a little bit …

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2019 Beehive Challenge: Children’s Fiction Winners

Every year, we hold a Beehive Reading Challenge for all of our elementary school libraries. In the fall, each school receives the longlists for the Beehive Book Awards and are challenged to read and review as many titles as they can over the next four months. This year, we made the challenge a little bit …

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2019 Beehive Challenge: Informational Winners

Every year, we hold a Beehive Reading Challenge for all of our elementary school libraries. In the fall, each school receives the longlists for the Beehive Book Awards and are challenged to read and review as many titles as they can over the next four months. This year, we made the challenge a little bit …

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2019 Beehive Challenge: Graphic Novels & Poetry Winners

Every year, we hold a Beehive Reading Challenge for all of our elementary school libraries. In the fall, each school receives the longlists for the Beehive Book Awards and are challenged to read and review as many titles as they can over the next four months. This year, we made the challenge a little bit …

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2019 District Battle of the Books Competition

As we begin to prepare for our school scrimmages and competitions, here is a look at some of the progress we have made with our Battle of the Books program this school year. Students who want to participate in team competitions need to have read and passed off at least five books on their list …

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New Books in Sora for Winter Break

Just in time for winter break we’ve added many new titles in Sora, Granite’s digital library for students and staff. Take some time to read and listen over the holidays. We have several new curated collections, including Best Books of 2018 and 2020 Beehive Hopefuls. Log in with your student number and password at https://soraapp.com …

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