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IT'S A VERY BIG YEAR FOR CLIFFORD

Classrooms Nationwide have been invited to take part in a live webcast event, on Monday, September 24th, 2012, for the kick off  of the 50th anniversary celebration for Clifford. The celebration will continue throughout the 2012-2013 school year and will include a birthday card campaign leading up to Clifford's official birthday on February 14, 2013. 

Clifford’s BIG Ideas

Rin Tin Tin

There are many wonderful stories and some are actually true.

American Girl Is Coming To Houston

 

 

As some of you might know, American Girl is opening a store in Houston at the Memorial City Mall. Their grand opening weekend will be September 15-16. If you choose to attend I would recommend that you bring your camera for they have many activities planned including crafts and doll drawings.

Learn About The Presidential Campaigns and Election

Race to the Ballot: The Our White House Presidential Campaign and Election Kit for Kids!
The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance has created this Presidential Campaign and Election Kit to help parents and teachers encourage children to actively learn more about the political process in America. 

To get an easy-to-print PDF version of this Kit, click here.

 

 

The Wild and Wacky Animals that Can Be Found In Australia

 

 

 

Some live in water. Some live in trees. All are mammals, and most do what they please. Can you guess what makes one of these animals from Australia distinctly different than the others?  I'll give you a hint; it has webbed feet and a bill. But that is not the only thing that makes this animal unique. If you want to guess you can leave a comment below. I’ll be posting the answer next week. Good luck! 

 

It's Time To Turn In Your Summer Reading Logs

The Texas Summer Reading Program will end Saturday, August 11th.  Don't forget to stop by your library to turn in your reading logs. 

Harris County Branch Library Locations

You Can Now Request J.K. Rowling's First Book For Adults

Casual Vacancy J.K. Rowling [On Order]

The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults.

 

2012 Summer Olympics

If you are like me,  you might find yourself staying up late to watch your favorite Summer Olympic events on TV. They have been so exciting to watch! Here are a few book so you can learn more about the Olympics and/or a specific event.  Let me know if I missed a sport that you enjoy. I would be happy to make additional suggestions.

More Marvelous Middle Readers

I had a great response from my last blog Mixed Matched Middle Readers for mature readers.  So, I wanted to share a few more titles on this level that I think you will also enjoy.  Please make a comment below if you are interested in a  specific genre and would like additional suggestions.   

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