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Happy New Year from Kistler Library! Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions? Maybe to read more books this year? Stop in and check out our display highlighting the Best Books of 2018 as determined by Booklist, School Library Journal and Horn Book. January is National Hot Tea Month and National Shape up Month so we’ve put our awesome tea books on display along with books about nutrition and healthy eating. Make a positive change in your life in 2019! The annual Sequoyah Advisory Challenge is on again and 4th and 5th graders are trying to be the advisory who reads the most 2019 Sequoyah books for a free dress day in April! The competition is fierce and its a lot of fun! Advisors can participate too!!
Ms. Masullo is reading “The Science of Breakable Things” by Tae Keller
Natalie’s uplifting story of using the scientific process to “save” her mother from depression is what Booklist calls “a winning story full of heart and action.” “A Kirkus best book of the year!”
Eggs are breakable. Hope is not.
When Natalie’s science teacher suggests that she enter an egg drop competition, Natalie thinks that this might be the perfect solution to all of her problems. There’s prize money, and if she and her friends wins, then she can fly her botanist mother to see the miraculous Cobalt Blue Orchids–flowers that survive against impossible odds. Natalie’s mother has been suffering from depression, and Natalie is sure that the flowers’ magic will inspire her mom to love life again. Which means it’s time for Natalie’s friends to step up and show her that talking about a problem is like taking a plant out of a dark cupboard and giving it light. With their help, Natalie begins an uplifting journey to discover the science of hope, love, and miracles. – Amazon
Helpful Links, Libguides and Databases
Library of Congress
New York Times/ Learning Network
Allsides (news from multiple perspectives)
Common Sense Media
Newsela – Awesome website with leveled articles
Gilcrease Museum – Native and Western Art Collections
Smithsonian Teen Tribune (website with current events articles for kids)
Printing your documents
Libguides – Click link to access all Libguides
Encyclopedia of Earth
Encyclopedia of Life
World Book Online
World Book Dictionary
Grzimek Animal’s Life Encyclopedia
San Diego Zoo
Animal Diversity Web
PebbleGo: Beginning research tool for animals, science, biographies and social studies.
PebbleGoNext: Beginning research tool to explore the U.S. Regions or American Indian Culture Areas
E-Library: Includes magazines, newspapers, maps, books.
Credo Reference: in-depth subject encyclopedias and handbooks.
EBSCO Host: a large warehouse of databases
Sirs Discover: a multidisciplinary database specifically designed for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas such as current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology.
Sirs Issues Researcher: Article selections from media sources covering social, scientific, health, political, global issues.
American History Documents: Documents of varied history through speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, editorials.
Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture: The encyclopedia contains articles written by scholars in the field.
Explora Upper MS: Research by key word or topic to find best results.Sort results by source type:magazine, photos, flags.
Explora Lower MS: Research by key word or topic to find best results.Sort results by source type:magazine, photos, flags.
Digital Vaults: The U.S. National Archives Experience offers primary source materials.
World Digital Library:This database has more than 7,000 primary source documents and images from around the world sponsored by the United Nations Educational and Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Culturegrams: This database offers up to date country reports written by experts of the country. It offers inside perspective on daily life and culture, backgrounds and interviews of the people.