[kids-lib] 4 New Books Available to ILL from State Library: Nonfiction Collection Development + CCSS Research Project Ideas

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Dec 27 15:41:21 PST 2012

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts, which Oregon adopted in late 2010, place an increased emphasis on informational text. Much nonfiction can be counted as informational text, and three of these new-to-OSL books help with nonfiction collection development. The other resource is a collection of lesson plan ideas for elementary-level research projects that align with Common Core.

The following new titles are available for interlibrary loan from the Oregon State Library. If you would like to request these or other materials from the Oregon State Library, please use your library's established interlibrary loan process or send your full name, the name of your library, complete title information, shipping address, and a phone number to the document delivery department at library.request at state.or.us<mailto:library.request at state.or.us> or (fax) 503-588-7119. Items will be checked out to your library, not to you personally, for 4 weeks (print materials) or 2 weeks (videos). Materials will be delivered via mail or Orbis Cascade Alliance Courier, and you may return them the same way. Normally a single copy is purchased and is loaned on a first-come-first-serve basis. Should the item prove popular, you may be put on a hold list for several weeks. Thank you for your patience.

[Cover: Navigating The Information Tsunami]

Fontichiaro, Kristin, ed. Navigating the Information Tsunami: Engaging Research Projects That Meet the Common Core State Standards, K-5.

Ann Arbor, MI: Cherry Lake Publishing, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-61080-868-2

Publisher's Description

The implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) calls on educators to refresh and sharpen their skills in reading, writing, math...and research! Research in the Internet Age creates new challenges for search, comprehension, synthesis, and creation skills. In Navigating the Information Tsunami: Engaging Research Projects that Meet the Common Core State Standards, K-5, we've created our first book geared directly at teachers, administrators, and librarians. Expert practitioners in research pedagogy share their best tips and lessons in nearly 20 projects that invite students to think deeply, weigh choices, make decisions, and articulate them in digital or print projects. With an eye toward the how and not merely the what of quality research for emerging readers and young scholars, our contributors provide detailed guidance on how teachers can harness students' natural curiosity to go beyond fact-gathering and exceed CCSS expectations.

View<http://cherrylakepublishing.com/excerpts/1077/read> the table of contents and read an excerpt from the book.

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Horning, Kathleen T. From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children's Books. Rev. Ed. New York: Collins, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-06-077757-9

Publisher's Description
From Cover to Cover has been considered the definitive guide to reading, reviewing, and critically evaluating children's books since its original publication in 1997. Now revised and updated, it remains an invaluable resource offering a fresh, up-to-date look at a fast-changing field.
All-new material includes:
·         An updated introduction that reflects the many changes in the children's book industry
·         A section on genres, including a discussion of graphic novels
·         A section on children's literature blogs
·         An introduction of two new major genre awards—the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal and the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
·         And more than 90 percent of the books cited have been updated to more recent publications
View<http://www.harpercollins.com/browseinside/index.aspx?isbn13=9780060777579> the table of contents and read an excerpt from the book.

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Baxter, Kathleen A., and Marcia Agness Kochel. Gotcha Good! Nonfiction Books to Get Kids Excited about Reading. Westport, CT:

Libraries Unlimited, 2008. ISBN: 978-1-59158-654-8

Publisher's Description

This fifth Gotcha! book, aimed at public and school librarians and teachers, discusses well-reviewed and kid-tested nonfiction titles for third through eighth grade readers published in 2005-2007 with a few extra oldies but goodies added in. Chapters are built around the high- interest topics kids love. Irresistible book descriptions and book talks guide librarians and teachers to nonfiction books kids want to read. New features include numerous booklists to copy and save (similar to the bookmarks in Gotcha for Guys!) and profiles and interviews of some innovative authors such as Sally Walker, Kathleen Krull, Catherine Thimmesh, Steve Jenkins, Ken Mochizuki, and others. Grades 3-8.

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[Gotcha Again for Guys!: More Nonfiction Books to Get Boys Excited about Reading]

Baxter, Kathleen A., and Marcia Agness Kochel. Gotcha Again for Guys! More Nonfiction Books to Get Boys Excited about Reading. Santa Barbara, CA:

Libraries Unlimited, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-59884-376-7

Book Description

This sixth entry in Baxter and Kochel's Gotcha series covers books published between 2007 and 2009, with a few oldies-but-goodies also included. The book is organized into 12 thematic chapters, each of which offers booktalks for a select number of titles, followed by a list of other high-interest, well-reviewed titles that correspond with the chapter's topic. Features new to this volume include numerous booklists to be copied and saved, as well as profiles of new and innovative nonfiction authors writing for this age group. In addition, the book features interviews with seven male authors of nonfiction books for boys. Grades 3-8.

Be sure to check out our Library and Information Science (LIS) blog (http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/) to discover the most recent additions to our LIS collection, and search our catalog (http://oregon.gov/OSL/index.shtml) for our complete holdings. The library science collection is meant to support the whole Oregon library community. The Library Development Division welcomes your suggestions for acquisitions – see the blog for an input form or email us!

This collection is supported in whole by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us<mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>

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