Monday, 20 January 2020

Why Can't I Skip My Twenty Minutes of Reading Tonight?

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- Paper/print vs digital reading: The Children's Reading Foundation says both are good, but that print is better: 

"Neuroscience research shows that paper-based content is better connected to memory in our brains (Bangor University). So while electronics are becoming more and more prevalent in our day-to-day life, keep printed books the main form of reading in your home.
When reading an e-book, the moment that book becomes interactive, the part of the brain engaged in the activity changes and it no longer is an activity that builds literacy skills. There is no give and take here, electronics should be an enhancement and not a replacement."

Almost 40% of Canadian youth do not have suitable literacy skills (TD Canada Trust, Literacy Matters: A Call to Action). ABC Life Literacy Canada

Yummy Literature to Consider: Peter Brown's Wild Robots and Spirit Animals Series

Monday, Jan 20th, Lit Promo for Grade 4 & 5 Library Classes:


Peter Brown's Wild Robot takes us through the scenario of a cargo ship survival story with just one survivor - a robot.  "Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants" (dust jacket).

Wild Robot book trailer
Wild Robot book reading chapters 1-19 by Webberville Elementary.


Ages 9-12Fiction
Novelist Description for Wild Born, Spirit Animals Series by author Brandon Muller 
 (EBSCO SD83 Online Databases)(First book in series) Discovering when they come of age that they share a bond with special spirit animals who wield great powers, four children become lone protectors of their world against a dark force that threatens to destroy everyone they love, in a debut installment in a role-playing action adventure series by the best-selling author of the Fablehaven books.
Genre:Fantasy fiction
Book 1 of a 7 book series; BAS has each book except for book 6

Ages 9-12AdultFiction
Novelist Description for Immortal Guardians, Fall of the Beats, Spirit Animals Series by Eliot Schrefer EBSCO SD83 Online Databases
(First book in series) When an ancient dark force emerges from a centuries-long slumber, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan must stop it from sweeping through Erdas and destroying their spirit animals--and the world.
Genre:Fantasy fiction
Book 1 of 8 book series; BAS has just the first book of this series.  Shall we buy more?  Let Mme M-A know.