Build up your book muscle

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Presentation for English/ Reading teachers and librarians. Provides tips for increasing your knowledge of children's literature and finding free and low cost books.

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Build up your book muscle

  1. 1. Build Up Your Book Muscle<br />Donalyn Miller<br />@donalynbooks<br />thebookwhisperer@gmail.com<br />
  2. 2. 12<br />WAYS<br />to increase your knowledge of children’s books<br />
  3. 3. Dedicate daily time for reading.<br />
  4. 4. Read books on your district lists and curriculum documents.<br />
  5. 5. Explore your school’s book closet.<br />
  6. 6. Read winners from major award lists.<br />
  7. 7. Befriend a librarian.<br />
  8. 8. Ask your students what you should read.<br />
  9. 9. Browse bookstores and library shelves.<br />
  10. 10. Start a book club.<br />
  11. 11. Follow reviewers’ and authors’ blogs.<br />
  12. 12. Attend professional development sessions about children’s literature.<br />
  13. 13. Join reading groups on social networking sites.<br />
  14. 14. Read book review publications.<br />
  15. 15. Sources for low cost or Free books<br />
  16. 16. Book Sale Finder<br />
  17. 17. Book Swaps<br />
  18. 18. ebay<br />
  19. 19. Garage sales<br />
  20. 20. goodwill<br />
  21. 21. Half-Price Books<br />
  22. 22. Book Mooch<br />
  23. 23. donations<br />
  24. 24. Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bargain Bins<br />
  25. 25. Book Closeouts<br />
  26. 26. Scholastic<br />
  27. 27. Authors’ blogs and contests<br />
  28. 28. Goodreads’ Giveaways<br />
  29. 29. twitter<br />
  30. 30. #ArCs Float on<br />
  31. 31. Money for books<br />
  32. 32. Donors Choose<br />
  33. 33. Grant Wrangler<br />

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