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Themed Features

Books Really Are Magical

As an educator, I have always known that books can have a profound impact on a child's life. There are a few favorites that stand out for me personally. Recently, that impact was studied by a group of social psychologists, and what they found is incredibly encouraging.

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Dot Day

September 15th, 2014 marks the fifth anniversary of "a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration," Today, Dot Day has nearly one and a half million registered participants from over seventy-one countries. Its beginnings were humble.

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Hispanic Heritage Books for Elementary Grades

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15. The following is a collection of books that highlight the experiences of Latinos in the United States for students in the elementary grade levels.

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App of the Month


Many people dream of learning a new language, but many of us don't because we lack the money for classes or software, the time for long lessons, or the motivation for daily practice. Duolingo solves all three of these problems. It is a completely free language learning program, with apps for both iOS and Android. It is also available through a web browser, and each learner's progress is synced between the website and the apps. This universal access makes it easy to fit in a lesson between life's other activities. Also, the program designers use "gamification" to increase engagement and provide motivation to practice every day. In other words, they make it FUN!

But does it work? The design of the program and the sequencing of material is "science based" -- the designers use the learning progress of different groups of their user base to determine the most effective ways of doing things. Duolingo touts an independent study indicating that 34 hours spent using their program resulted in the same learning gains as a semester-long university language course. Your results may vary, but the program is completely free, so you have nothing to lose by trying it!

Author Features

Meg Medina

Cultures' intersecting is a thread that runs through Meg Medina's books. A Cuban-American, Medina is able to find both the universal and unique in her stories and characters.

Featured Articles

Celebrate Banned Books Week

September 21-27 is Banned Books Week, and book lovers around the country will be celebrating the freedom to read!

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Quote of the Month

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Janet L. Williams
Director of Library Services, Tabor College Hillsboro, KS

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