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Tales2go Catalog: 2017 Recap

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Subscribers definitely took advantage of all those titles and minutes, because 

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  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
  • Goosebumps series: Night of the Living Dummy by R.L. Stine
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Jack and the Beanstalk by Debbie Cavalier
  • Weezie and the Moonpies by Bill Harley
  • Boxcar Children Mysteries: The Boxcar Children Beginning by Patricia MacLachlan
  • The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen
  • The 39 Clues, Book 1: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
  • The Clever Girl by Amy Friedman
  • The Monkey and the Crocodile by Regi Carpenter
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  • Stone Soup adapted by Jon J. Muth
  • Is Your Mama a Llama (Spanish version) by Deborah Guarino
  • Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale (Spanish version) by Mo Willems
  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema
  • Magic Animal Rescue series: Maggie and the Flying Horse, Maggie and the Wish Fish, Maggie and the Unicorn by E.D. Baker
  • The Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Bishop
  • The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra by Marc Tyler Nobleman
  • The Book of Joe by Jeff Wilser
  • Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier
  • The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan
  • American Holocaust: Columbus and the Conquest of the New World by David E. Stannard
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Ready to set some goals for 2018? Now is a great time to set some personal goals for the year! If you’re a teacher or librarian, you’ve successfully made it through half the school year! January is a great time to reflect on your teaching goals and maybe make some tweaks for the remainder of the year. Here are just a few ideas you might consider:

  • Incorporate group listening during your weekly classroom housekeeping time – put on a story while your students tidy up their desks or prep their take home folders
  • Demonstrate how listening to an audiobook can be both entertaining and relaxing – set aside 20 minutes each Monday or Friday for group listening, allowing students to enjoy silent, independent activities while you listen to a story – if you don’t have 20 minutes to spare, try one of our meditation sounds and schedule 90 seconds of silent listening to start each week off with intention
  • Encourage independent listening at home by assigning shorter, crowd pleasing favorites like the comical stories by Bill Harley. Give students the opportunity to earn extra credit on homework or quizzes by posing content questions about the stories you suggested for home listening.
  • Start an audio book club! Choose some popular titles (start with one of the top titles from 2017) and gather students for before or after school meeting to discuss. You can prepare a handful of general questions, and then just let the students’ contributions guide the conversation. Make it fancy by offering hot cocoa in these cold winter months! 

We love to hear your feedback and suggestions, so please send them our way, and we will continue to update this list as new ideas reach us.

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**Editor's Note: This post was written by Darcy Pattison, from Mims House, a publisher whose books are now available on Tales2go. This is an excerpted repost. Read more at Mims House.

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