Book Lists

Presentation: Interactive Read Alouds, plus 100 Easy No-or-Low-Prep Ideas for Interactive Read Alouds

Marci Bishop, our District Elementary Library Specialist in Granite School District, recently shared this presentation on interactive read alouds at the UELMA 2021 conference for school librarians in Utah. Check out the slides, filled with resources and links, and watch a recording of the presentation below. Presentation: Interactive Read Alouds From the presentation description: Kate …

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Posters and Collections: Black Voices, Black Excellence in Granite’s Sora

For Black History Month 2021 we’ve added or updated these collections of ebooks and audiobooks in Granite’s Sora: Black Voices, Black Excellence Black History Month Afrofuturism and Fantasy Log in to Sora with your student number or staff username and password to browse and borrow these books today. Read on for printable and sharable posters and …

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Best Books of 2020

In this post we showcase some of the best in children’s and young adult literature in 2020 by curating links to award announcements and end-of-year lists. We are also adding and featuring many of these titles in our ‘Best of 2020’ collection in Sora. Log in with your student number or staff username and current …

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Black Excellence and Black History Month 2020: Book Lists, Posters, Resources

For Black History Month (February 2020) and in connection with Granite’s recent Black Excellence Celebration, we are curating popular and award-winning books by African American authors and illustrators, as well as other library and learning resources that celebrate African American history and culture.

Granite Battle of the Books 2019-2020 Reading Lists

After sharing hints and clues all week, we are excited to publish the full Granite Battle of the Books 2019-2020 Reading Lists! 2019-2020 Granite Battle of the Books 3rd-4th Grade Book List 2019-2020 Granite Battle of the Books 3rd-4th Grade Book List (High Quality PDF for Printing) Read or Listen to these books in Sora, …

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Book List: Granite Elementary Library Picks of 2017-2018

Library staff from Granite’s 63 elementary schools gathered last week for an end-of-year training meeting. In one of the sessions, each media clerk shared a “must-have” title for students at their library, or a favorite book to read aloud or book talk from the 2017-2018 school year. We’ve compiled these suggestions in the Google doc …

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Presentation: Teaching with Picture Books in Secondary Schools

For some, the reading of picture books is considered an activity exclusively meant for young children in lower grades. In a recent professional development session for Library Media Educational Technology Specialists in secondary schools, Celia Powell, Cindy Moyle, and Cherie Anderson gave a multitude of reasons to rethink this bias, showing how picture books can …

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