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Articles & Books

Highlights Magazine - August 2015 - Article Award-Winner

The Vault at the Top of the World, p. 24 - 26

(Svalbard Global Seed Vault) 

The engraved pewter plate reads:
Highlights for Children
Author of the Month
Aileen Kirkham
"The Vault at the Top of the World"
August 2015

EBook - Library Lessons for Little Ones

Librarians and teachers of preschool and kindergarten can use these developmentally appropriate lessons which are simple and inexpensive to prepare; and incorporate picture books, activities, puppetry, songs, and more to form a comprehensive and fun unit that little ones will love.
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  • Alphabet Fiesta
  • A Baker's ABCs: Homemade or Store Bought
  • Birth & Earth Days
  • Body Divine - Wash Time
  • Caldecott: Medals & Parts
  • Fact or Fiction: Frog or Toad?
  • Farm Friends: Rhymes & Reasons
  • Gardens Growing
  • Gobblin' Good Books: Harvesting the Love of Literature
  • Habitats x2: Desert & Rainforest
  • Insects vs. Spiders -Got Food?
  • Monstrous Math - Feelings Count
  • Motion in the Ocean -Animals Alive!
  • Nighty-Night Delights & Family Reading Nights
  • Penguin Perspectives -Olympic Moments
  • Pets to Ponder: Shapes
  • Ranch Wranglers -Rodeo Rationale
  • Sensational Senses & Opposites, Too!
  • Valuable Valentines - Mail Service Defined
  • When I Grow Up - Community Helpers.


Library Sparks Magazines

2004 - 2015

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