Check out the guidelines and criteria at the AkASL page for applying to the Book Bonanza where you might win $$$$ to buy books for your library. Katie
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"School Library Journal’s Battle of the Kids’ Books is a competition among 16 of the very best books for young people of the year, judged by some of the biggest names in children’s books." This started last week over Spring Break but it's not too late to get in on the action. Don't delay however! You can get in on these matches in the last half of Round 1 -
Match 5 (March 19, Judge Barbara O'Connor)
Drawing from Memory vs The Grand Plan to Fix Everything
Match 6 (March 20, Judge Sarah Weeks)
Heart and Soul vs Inside Out and Back Again
Match 7 (March 21, Judge Lauren Myracle)
Life: An Exploded Diagram vs A Monster Calls
Match 8 (March 22, Judge Jeff Kinney)
Okay for Now vs Wonderstruck
Really? What next? This is amazing! Be sure your teachers and PARENTS know about this contest for the best dance done to the Curious George theme music. Could be as good as Funniest Home Videos. Thanks to KUAC for bringing it to my attention so I could share with you! Deadline is April 2; public voting April 16-30. Fun!! Katie
_School Library Journal is hosting a Battle of the Books 2012, which highlights 16 books being judged by some big names in children's literature. Check it out and see how you can share this event with your students and capitalize on the event to get them to read the titles involved. Find the list of the 2012 Contenders here! The battle schedule is in the column on the right side. The first round features Amelia Lost vs Anya's Ghost and is scheduled for March 13th so if you haven't read these books, best get started!! Katie
Lathrop High School is one of two Alaskan schools competing in the Glee: Give a Note competition. Listen to their entry and vote here!
It may be a little late to participate in James Kennedy's 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, even though he extended the deadline to October 17th. But hey, maybe some of you go getters can round up a crew who have all read the same Newbery and who can condense the entire story (this is no book trailer folks) to a 90 second script, act it out and video the production in time to submit. I'd be content if you just shared some of the submissions on James' webpage for inspiration for next year. What a great collaborative project!! Besides The Wrinkle in Time entry at the top of the page be sure to scroll clear to the bottom for more. Heads up on the Higher Power of Lucky entry.....the adult making it had a lot of fun with the book's notorious anatomically correct word choice!
For all those Wimpy Kid fans in your midst here is a contest, running from May 10 to June 10. It's a do-it-yourself comic contest!! What fun and what a great way to start the summer. Katie
A contest for some of your creative students with an engineering bent. Build something creative only build it BIG too!!
Design Squad Nation (hosted by PBS) wants kids to BUILD BIG. Choose an activity from the DSN Web site, form a team, and build your own super-big version. Then take a video of your working design and upload it to YouTube. Big winners get a Flip camera on top of having their creation hosted on the DSN Web site.
Share with your teachers and parents. Kids will need an adult han
Makes me think of the David Macauley books... doesn't he have one called Building Big?