by Bethany R. I’m often told that I use big words. That may be true, but as the daughter of a writer/editor and growing up in a family of bookworms, I come by it naturally. However, I don’t think that using big or usual words is necessarily a bad thing. I believe very much in … Continue reading Power of Words
by Chantal W. Look for personal finance books in E-Read Texas (available through Texshare.net). When you go to the landing page of Texshare. net, enter your library's name and password. Choose Biblioboard. Search "personal finance" in the search box. This will take you to the personal finance collection: The Personal Finance Collection is a collection … Continue reading E-Read Texas
Graff, Garrett. The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History. (973.931 GRA) Gratz, Alan. Ground Zero. (J F GRA) Mafi, Tahereh. A Very Large Expanse of Sea. (YA F Tah) Nolan, Janet. Seven and a Half Tons of Steel. (J 623.8256 NOL) Rinaldi, Tom. The Red Bandana (LP B Crowther). Streatfeild, Dominic. A History … Continue reading 9/11 Twenty Years Later
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New Graphic Novels:Epstein, Gabriela. Claudia and the New Girl. (J Comic). Grosso Ciponte, Andrea. Freiheit: The White Rose Graphic Novel (Adult) Hosler, Jay. The Way of the Hive. (J Comic) Pilkey, Dav. Dog Man: Mothering Heights. (J Comic) Simonson, Louise. Catwoman: Soulstealer. (YA) TenNapel, Doug. Earthworm Jim: Fight the Fish! (J Comic) Quinn, Jordan. The … Continue reading New and Notable Graphic Novels
https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/summer_olympics/ Designing safety helmets, fluid mechanics of swimming, and more in this nine part video series (2012 games). Baseball will be a sport in Tokyo's Summer Olympics. Here are some books about the science of summer sports: Bazemore, Suzanne. Soccer: How It Works. Buckley, James Jr. It's a Numbers Game! Baseball: The Math Behind the … Continue reading Science of the Summer Olympics
Everyone calls Kate by her nickname "Plain Kate." As a female woodcarver, she's an outsider. After her father dies, Kate becomes even more of an outcast. To make matters worst, an albino witch convinces Kate to give him her shadow. Kate foolishly agrees to give Linay her shadow in exchange for fish hooks and supplies. She does … Continue reading Book Review: Plain Kate by Erin Bow.
by Chantal W. According to the AASL (American Association of School Librarians), these are the best digital tools for teaching: Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) (ala.org) Use these tools & others in website (Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning) to help students with news literacy, … Continue reading Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning
If you're looking to reskill or upskill after the pandemic, ask how to use LearningExpress at Rockwall County Library. Learning Express Library offers many benefits to students and job seekers. Learning Express Library Career Center Plus (job search and workplace skills, prepare for civil service and vocational careers)Job & Career Accelerator (discover schools and scholarships, … Continue reading Career information
If you didn't have a chance to join us at the July 6 teen event @ Rockwall County Library, why not read one of these exciting books on chemistry? Brown, Cynthia. Kitchen Chemistry: Cool Crystals, Rockin' Reactions, and Magical Mixtures. (2020). Eldridge, Alison. Beakers, Burner's and Balance Scales! (2021). Faust, Daniel. Fizz, Gurgle, Pop! Chemical … Continue reading A&M Chemistry Road Show