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Author Visit: Erin Summerill

Erin Summerill, author of the Clash of Kingdoms series, recently provided a professional development session for the secondary library media educational technology specialists in Granite School District. A former high school English teacher herself, Summerill shared a presentation featuring insights from her writing life and readily-applicable tips on persevering in writing and other creative activities. …

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2019 Mock Caldecott with Elementary Media Clerks

As part of professional development sessions in January, elementary media clerks engaged in a Mock Caldecott activity in which they read, analyzed, discussed, and voted upon 20 Caldecott-eligible picture books published in 2018 to determine their group’s winners of the Mock Caldecott medal. This not only demonstrated a library activity they can use with students …

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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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