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Representation Matters

The first time I really identified with a character was in eighth grade. Our school librarian displayed new titles in the library with short descriptions of each story. As soon as I read the…

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Need a Getaway?

The days are still short, the weather isn’t great, and we’re all starting to get a little restless. Sounds dour, but we think it’s actually the perfect time for a little mindset recharge and…

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Create a Virtual Bookshelf

Virtual bookshelves are an easy way to personalize literacy engagement for any group - students, clubs, teachers, and parents! These little libraries help students find titles in the same way that…

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Listen Up Like Goleta Valley Junior High

Goleta Valley Junior High School is proving that challenges can help us grow by pushing us out of our comfort zones. Amidst all the teaching and learning challenges of the past year, these…

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Native American Heritage Month

How do you incorporate Native American history into your curriculum? A history of the United States is certainly incomplete without discussion of the peoples who lived with, cultivated, and cared…

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JB's Favorite Chillers

Our top ops guy, John, is a connoisseur of spooky stories. This week he's sharing his favorites in this special edition virtual bookshelf! So if you're looking for something to put you in the mood…

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Fresh Decade, Fresh Dedication

We hope that you've all enjoyed a restful and rejuvenating holiday season with your loved ones. In speaking with many of you, we've been hearing about your renewed dedication to your listening and…

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Jingle Books!

Getting your students and staff interested and excited about listening is often down to their first introduction to audiobooks. First impressions matter, and finding a title that grabs your…

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How We Listen: Winter Edition

Each week, we chat with you - and get to hear about all the ways you're listening and encouraging your students to listen their way to literacy. In this week's post, we're sharing some of those…

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Plan Ahead: Substitute Plans

Over the course of a school year, there are bound to be a few days when your class will need a substitute teacher. Many of us consider days when we're away from our classrooms to be 'free days'…

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