Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Back from Summer Vacation. . . .

A lot has happened over the summer and we're ramping up to share news, resources, and original articles this year on the Educators' blog. 

For the first time, we're offering a Materials Review session, which will take place on Friday, October 3rd from 9:00 - 11:00 am and we will review new and upcoming nonfiction titles, with a focus on grades K-9. We've had requests to offer these reviews in both fall and spring. We'll make a decision on future reviews based on the October event and what the Department of Libraries decides to offer upon the hiring of a new Youth Services Consultant. A heartfelt goodbye was said by many, many admirers of Grace Greene upon her retirement last May.

We've got a wonderful roster of authors signed up for our Author-Educator talks. Authors joining us will include:
  • S.S. Taylor (The Expeditioners)
  • Jason Chin (Gravity)
  • Deirdre Gill (Outside)
  • Katherine Roy (Sharks in the Neighborhood)
  • Laurel Neme (Orangutan Houdini)
We'll post the final schedule as soon as we get firm dates for the spring events.

Many of the authors who spoke in previous Author-Educator events have books coming out this year, which we will feature on this website.

This is the year that Jane starts serving as a member of the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Committee for selecting the long list of DCF books, which she will share with us this spring.

We're also making plans to bring educator-focused activities to Bear Pond Books' participation in two important community events: Art Walk and April Poetry Month.

In other words. . . it's a busy year ahead, and we're looking forward to it! If you haven't signed up for our Educators' Newsletter to receive twice-monthly announcements about events and a round-up of relevant posts, you can do so at the Bear Pond Books Newsletters page. You can see the most recent edition of the newsletter here.

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