Week of January 27, 2020
Hero in the Hallway Kindness Nominations Continue
Week of January 27, 2020 - Youth Media Awards Announced
Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.
Time and Place
The 2020 Youth Media Award announcements will take place on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at 8 a.m. ET from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia. Fans can follow the action live at http://ala.unikron.com.
Week of January 27, 2020 - TK - Penguins
Sergio Makes a Splash, by Edel Rodriguez
Even though he loves water, Sergio the penguin is afraid to swim in the deep water until he learns how.
Activity Penguins coloring sheet
Week of January 27, 2020 - Kindergarten - Penguins
Bright, bold photographs depict adorable penguins diving, jumping, and waddling through the ABCs.
Video Penguin Cam Discovery Education Streaming Video
The Emperor's Egg, by Martin Jenkins
Describes the parental behavior of Emperor penguins, focusing on how the male keeps the egg warm until it hatches and how the parents care for the chick after it is born.
Activity Penguins coloring sheet
Week of January 27, 2020 - First Grade - Groundhog Day
Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox, by Susan Blackaby
Brownie is waiting for spring and meets a fox... will Brownie be able to talk her way out of becoming a mid-winter snack?
Activity Groundhog Coloring Sheet
At-Home Activity Ground Hog Pudding Cups Turn pudding, cookies, and simple trimmings into the cutest treat ever!
Week of January 27, 2020 - Second Grade - Dinosaurs
During a trip to the museum Dave keeps trying to get his dad's attention. The dinosaurs around him are springing to life!
What Happened to Patrick's Dinosaurs? by Carol Carrick
Patrick imagines that at one time dinosaurs were great friends of people and were responsible for building the world we enjoy today.
Video United Kingdom: Birds Related to Dinosaurs Discovery Education (password protected) Scientists study the link between modern birds and dinosaurs.
Dinosaur vs. Bedtime, by Bob Shea
Roaar! Roaaaar! Nothing can stop him!
How to Be a T Rex, by Ryan North
Sal decides she is not going to be a teacher or doctor or lawyer when she grows up --she is going to be an awesome Tyrannosaurus rex.
Activity Draw Bob Shea's dinosaur (hint: start with a sideways rounded heart shape)
Week of January 27, 2020 - Third Grade
Curriculum Connection - Ballona Wetlands Field Trip
Heron Street, by Ann Turner
Over the centuries as people settle near the marsh by the sea, herons and other animals are displaced.
Secret Place, by Eve Bunting
A boy learns that the city with all its concrete and noise can also be a home for wildlife when he sees egrets, cinnamon teals, and mallard families nesting in a secret place between two walls.
Week of January 27, 2020 - Fourth and Fifth Grade
California Young Reader Medal - Picture Book for Older Readers
Malala's Magic Pencil, by Malala Yousafzai
This picture book by history's youngest Nobel Prize laureate describes how as a child in Pakistan (born 1997) she wished for a magic pencil to make others happy and to make her home cleaner and safer. In her young lifetime she has already experienced devastating changes to her country, which has been transformed into a hotbed of terrorism. Malala now lives in Birmingham, England and devotes her life to the good of the people her belief that all girls everywhere deserve an education.
Video A brief interview with Malala in her hometown in 2018.