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Black Panther – what next?

Alex Brown has put together a list of books you need to read to continue Wakanda forever….I’ve started to read through the list….will you join me in this bookclub?

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Sharing the effort to get the reward: the librarian, my students, and I

How a school librarian can make a difference in the learning experience.

Information Literacy Spaces

When I first started teaching research skills I noticed that students, who were supposedly digital natives, did not know how to find information, and when they did find any they did not know how to tell if it was any good. It was as if they had no reference point to tell the good from the bad. So I took it upon myself to teach them; after all, I am a teacher.

UnfortuImage result for building independent learners quotesnately, for them and me, I do not come from a research background. Like them, my knowledge of where to find information started and ended with a Google search; unsurprising really considering I come from a generation that used Encyclopedia Britannica when I wanted accurate information. I would spend lessons talking to students, Googling their topics and suggesting websites where they could find information; basically I was doing their research for them. This approach got minimal results…

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Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

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A thrilling, wintry Nordic epic from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell, weaving a tale of legend, magic and adventure which will grip and enchant readers from beginning to end.

Odd, a young Viking boy, is left fatherless following a raid and in his icy, ancient world there is no mercy for an unlucky soul with a crushed foot and no one to protect him. Fleeing to the woods, Odd stumbles upon and releases a trapped bear . and then Odd’s destiny begins to change. The eagle, bear and fox Odd encounters are Norse gods, trapped in animal form by the evil frost giants who have conquered Asgard, the city of the gods. Now our hero must reclaim Thor’s hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods .

Read it because:

You’re a fan of Nordic Mythology, you need a book where the hero isn’t a traditional one, you just want a story to take you away in a tale told with humour. This is a great one to sit down with your child to read, and find out how Odd changes during his journey. Suitable for any school library.

 

A life in Comics for a curator of comics and cartoons

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An amazing life and an inspiration for anyone wanting to change careers – please read Karen Green’s award winning life here from Columbia Magazine.

 

Inclusivity and Diversity in YA Lit – Free Event – Please pass onto your English Departments/Schools/Organisations

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3 sleeps until a wonderful and very important voice in the YA literature community @willkostakis joins @ALIACYS for #NancyBooker18 . Join Will as he chats Inclusivity and Diversity in YA fiction.

This event is free for everyone to join so please register.

 

Fake news and the TL

Always, always check your sources, a great post from Sarah Beteridge

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Think before you re-post or otherwise pass on FB posts, Snapchat, Twitter and emails. CHECK YOUR FACTS. How to Fact Check. Click here.
The teaching of digital literacy is part of the teacher librarian’s role.
In these days of 24/7, profit driven news, teacher librarians are needed more than ever. The Western Australian School Library Association has provided TLs with this excellent guide, Fake News, Information Literacy, Digital Literacy and Media Literacy by Sarah Beteridge.

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Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

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Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family.

Forever.

Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. Now each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden—a planet that Babel has kept hidden—where they will mine a substance called Nyxia that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe.

But Babel’s ship is full of secrets. And Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won’t forever compromise what it means to be human.

Read it because:

You want a fast paced, high octane thriller with a diverse range of characters who drag you into this world and make you want to care for them. Suitable for the Secondary student.

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