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Shannon Miller is Associate Professor of English at Temple University and the author of Invested with Meaning: The Raleigh Circle in the New World, also published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
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The Night the Stars Went Out
Suz Hughes - Oct 01, 2016
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Alien was the star controller for the entire galaxy, which was a big job for a very little alien. One night something disastrous happens, and Alien faces the biggest problem of his life. Will Alien be able to fix the stars? With a focus on friendship and problem solving, this picture book is a treat for everyone....
Shannon Miller
Feb 15, 2021
Our Youngest Learners Became "Star Shiners" As They Learned About Circuits, Electricity and Friendship In This Literacy STEM Activity 💡🌟❤️ We loved using @CapstonePub book, The Night The Stars Went Out. #tlchat #iowatl #STEM #STEAM #futurereadylibs      source
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Sandy Horsley - Sep 01, 2020
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Click! Click! Click! Sylvie the Squirrel is obsessed with selfies. However, as she's clicking away, Sylvie is missing out on the fun right in front of her. When her friends save her from a scary situation, Sylvie realizes what's really important and it's not taking selfies. Social media starts at an early age, and debut author/illustrator Sandy Hor...
Shannon Miller
Jan 31, 2021
This new @CapstonePub picture book by @sandyhorsley13 is perfect for talking to our younger kids about using social media. 📱⭐️ I love this story about Sylvie, who loves to take #selfies but learns its more important to be a good friend and to live in the moment having fun. ❤️      source
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Earmuffs for Everyone!
How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs
Meghan McCarthy - Jan 06, 2015
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As a young boy, Chester Greenwood went from having cold ears to becoming a great inventor in this nonfiction picture book from the acclaimed author-illustrator of Pop! and Daredevil.When your ears are cold, you can wear earmuffs, but that wasn’t true for Chester Greenwood back in 1873. Earmuffs didn’t exist yet! But during yet another long and cold...
Shannon Miller
Jan 28, 2021
My friend @TracyFergusonVM & I are dreaming up ways to use @meghanauthor book, Earmuffs for Everyone for an upcoming #STREAM activity with our @vanmeterschools 2nd graders. 😊 It’s such a fun nonfiction book. We ❤️all of her books. #tlchat      source
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When Stars Are Scattered
Victoria Jamieson - Apr 14, 2020
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Heartbreak and hope exist together in this remarkable graphic novel about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl.Omar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. Life is hard there: never enough food, achingly dull, and wit...
Shannon Miller
Jan 23, 2021
My #fridaynight read is this special graphic novel from @JamiesonV and Omar Mohamed. This special book tells the story of Omar’s childhood in Kenya and how him and his brother fled during civil war to Dadaab. This is a story readers will never forget. ❤️ #tlchat      source
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The Crayon Man
The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons
Natascha Biebow - Mar 19, 2019
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Celebrating the inventor of the Crayola crayon! This picture book biography tells the story of Edwin Binney, the inventor of one of the world's most beloved stationary supplies. purple mountains’ majesty, mauvelous, jungle green, razzmatazz… What child doesn't love to hold a crayon in their hands?  But children didn't always have such magical boxes...
Shannon Miller
Jan 23, 2021
One of my favorite things are @Crayola Crayons. I can’t wait to celebrate #nationalcrayonday with this special book from @HMHCo 🖍❤️📚 I’ll be sharing a Collection by Destiny and choice board for this awesome day soon. 🎉 #tlchat #futurereadylibs #arted #stem #steam #stream      source
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A Ticket Around the World
Natalia Diaz - Mar 15, 2019 (first published in 2015)
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Join a young boy as he hops around the globe, visiting friends in thirteen different countries spanning all six populated continents. Along the way, he introduces us to each friend's environment and customs, and shares interesting facts about each country's culture, language, food, geography, wildlife, landmarks, and more.This informational picture...
Shannon Miller
Dec 18, 2020
This picture book will be the perfect kick off for the upcoming @Buncee research project as our students share places they want to learn about and travel around the world. 🗺 #2021libraryplans #edtech #edchat #futurereadylibs #tlchat #vanmeter      source
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Everybody's Tree
Barbara Joosse - Sep 15, 2020
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Over the course of eighty years a spruce tree grows, along with the little boy who first selected it at a tree farm. As the tree grows from sapling to magnificent evergreen, the child matures as well, becoming a father and then grandfather. Now at the end of its life, the glorious tree is chosen to be the centerpiece of a city's holiday celebration...
Shannon Miller
Dec 12, 2020
What a special new holiday book.🌲 I love the story they share over the course of 80 years and how that little tree grows to be Everybody’s Christmas Tree. ❤️ Thank you @SleepingBearBks for sharing such a beautiful story. #picturebooks #kidlitart #kidlit #futurereadylibs      source
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The Thing About Bees
A Love Letter
Shabazz Larkin - Aug 01, 2019
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A LOVE POEM FROM A FATHER TO HIS TWO SONS, AND A TRIBUTE TO THE BEES THAT POLLINATE THE FOODS WE LOVE TO EAT. "Sometimes bees can be a bit rude. They fly in your face and prance on your food." And yet... without bees, we might not have strawberries for shortcakes or avocados for tacos! Shabazz Larkin's The Thing About Bees is a Norman Rockwell-insp...
Shannon Miller
Aug 02, 2020
I am in love with this beautiful new @ReadersToEaters picture book from author and dad @ShabazzLarkin 🐝❤️ It’s a love poem to his two sons about the beauty of bees and the way he conquered his own fear of them. I can’t wait to share this with our readers at #Vanmeter 😊      source
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The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate - Jan 06, 2015
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Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he’s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephan...
Shannon Miller
Aug 01, 2020
Can’t even wait fir the movie of one of our favorite books by @kaaauthor ❤️      source
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Your Name Is a Song
Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow - Jul 07, 2020
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Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl's mother teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names on their lyrical walk home through the city. Empowered by th...
Shannon Miller
Jul 14, 2020
This wonderful new picture book, Your Name Is A Song, is the perfect way to start the school year while sharing our names and the uniqueness, history and magic behind everyone’s name. 😊 Thank you @innovativepress for bringing our readers such a beautiful book. ❤️ #kidlit      source
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The Magical Yet
Angela Diterlizzi - Apr 21, 2020
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This Yet finds a way, even when you don't,And, Yet knows you will, when you think you won't.Each of us, from the day we're born, is accompanied by a special companion--the Yet. Can't tie your shoes? Yet! Can't ride a bike? Yet! Can't play the bassoon? Don't worry, Yet is there to help you out. Told in tight rhyme reminiscent of the great Dr. Seuss ...
Shannon Miller
Apr 25, 2020
I love this wonderful new picture book by @AngDee and illustrated by @ArtichokeKid ❤️ It’s the perfect one to share during my virtual pop-in storytimes with our @vanmeterschools kids as they are learning, practicing and discovery so many new things at home. 🌈      source
Little Sock by Kia Heise
Butterflies on the First Day of School by Annie Silvestro