Jane Yolen's award-winning Owl Moon tells the story of a young girl and her father off to find the Great Horned Owl. Now that girl (Heidi E Y Stemple) is all grown up and has written her own book Counting birds : the idea that helped save our feathered friends that tells the story of the first Christmas bird count meant to replace the annual competition
Blog topic: Education
Are you interested in new University Archives collections? Have you ever wondered what goes into making a collection available for research use? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions this post is for you!
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute of Berkeley, California created the Mathical Book Prize in 2015 in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). "The Mathical Book Prize aims to inspire a love of mathematics in the everyday world in children of all ages.
“Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly that at first no one noticed – fading away like water on stone.” Thus begins The lost words: a spell book by Robert MacFarlane. In 2007 a sharp-eyed reader noticed that approximately 40 words concerning nature had been dropped from the Oxford Junior Dictionary. Evidently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit a place in the dictionary.
“and there will come a day when people in the world will not smile at you. On that day tell them this: Yo soy Muslim. I am from Allah, angels and a place almost as old as time. I speak Spanish, Arabic, and dreams.” – Yo soy Muslim, Mark Gonzales.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that not all books find their reader. This February we invite you to come look at some of our "wallflower" books. They tell a great story and deserve some book love. Who knows you might find "the one" that makes your readerly heart swell.
Each year Cubberley Education Library gets many books for children and young adults which we list in our guides by various subjects, genre, etc. for our patrons. However, sometimes we get books that don't fit the usual categories. Here are two of them: