Category Off the Shelf

Life’s a Breeze with Deep Blue Readers Summer Books for Stillwater Kids

Choosing the next book to read can be tough when there are so many options. Where to begin? That’s why Deep Blue Readers is sharing five ways to jump start your Summer Reading adventures through Middle Grades lit before kids meet at Valley Bookseller for Reader Choice Sunday, July 26. Finished Reader Choice and interested in reading ahead for August […]

The Pleasure of Reading Fast and Short by Donalyn Miller

Originally posted on Nerdy Book Club:
We are moving and most of our books are packed. Spending every waking moment cleaning and packing limits my reading time, and influences my reading habits. I have rediscovered a new appreciation for the short texts that I subscribe to and regularly read. Whether it’s a news article about…

All Voting Is Now Open for Global Read Aloud Choices 2015 #GRA15

Originally posted on The Global Read Aloud:
With the beautiful weather reminding me of summer I felt the urge to share the incredible final contenders with the world.  So this weekend all finalists have been selected and put up for voting for the chapter book choices for Global Read Aloud 2015.  I cannot gush enough…

Seriously, guys. How do teachers do this every day?

Originally posted on Kelly Barnhill:
Boots: check. Lasso: check. Yodel: check. Folks, this week, I’m back in the classroom again. Cue music. As many of you know, I am a former full-time teacher (Middle School, natch. And I have the scars to prove it) (I’m just kidding. Middle School kids are puppy dogs with fairy…

January 9 – 18 | Guest authors to conduct free readings at Hamline’s MFAC in Writing for Children and Young Adults

Winter chill in January makes for great book reading time — or time with others who will read great books to you! Hamline’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults (MFAC) Program welcomes prestigious children’s authors from around the country — including past Deep Blue Readers guest, Anne Ursu, author of The Real Boy and Breadcrumbs — for free, public […]

Attn Minnesota Teachers and Librarians and Book-Wormy-Kids: The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is coming! Are you ready?

Originally posted on Kelly Barnhill:
Dear Bookish Children of Minnesota (and their assorted Educators and Media Specialists, and Book-Purveyors), Obviously, I do not have to tell you what the Newbery Medal is – you see those stickers on books all across the land – but some of you may not have heard of the 90-second…