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Learning in Isolation

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Are you looking for free online resources to help your children and students to continue Learning in Isolation?    Find a variety of helpful information and activities here: 

https://sites.google.com/view/learninginisolation/home


If you have additional resources to suggest please leave them in the comments below and they will be added! 
Here to support your needs, because we're all in this together! 



Details on Publisher Permissions for Virtual Story-Times for Online Learning

Many Thanks to Matt Imrie for posting this at: Teen Librarian

PUBLISHER PERMISSION DETAILS FOR VIRTUAL STORY-TIMES DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISISMarch 20, 2020 3:30 pm ,  This list will be updated as I find more publisher positions on virtual story-times Scholastic: https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=scholastic-temporarily-revises-policy-for-online-read-alouds-coronavirus-copyright Candlewick: https://twitter.com/Candlewick/status/1240645865301295107 (applies to Walker Books US as well) Little Brown Young Readers: https://www.lbyr.com/little-brown-young-readers/lbyr-blog/lbyr-book-sharing-permission-statement/ Penguin Random House: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/penguin-random-house-temporary-open-license/ Simon & Schuster: https://www.simonandschuster.com/p/online-read-aloud-guidelines Macmillan: https://us.macmillan.com/macmillan-content-use-guidelines/ Abrams: https://www.abramsbooks.com/abramskidspermission/ HarperCollins Childrens Books: https://www.schoollibraryjo…

Regarding COVID-19 and Canadian School Board Closures

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To our valued customers and clients;

PERMA-BOUND CANADA is committed to supporting schools and libraries during these challenging and unique times.  In alignment with school board requests, we are suspending all shipments of any kind to schools and libraries in Canada until after April 5th, or such time as schools and libraries reopen.  All orders will be held until they can be delivered safely.   If you have any questions or concerns you can contact your local sales representative.  
With Kindest Regards, Your Perma-Bound Canada Team

Simple Acts of Kindness

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Check out these titles that highlight the importance of kindness and the simple every day things that anyone can do to show caring and compassion for others!



Be kind to everyone, especially yourself!  






Visual Literacy K-12

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CLUB Read: Visual Literacy Ninety percent of the information we take in every day is visual. Your students are constantly viewing illustrations, pictures, art, diagrams, and text. Visual literacy will help them decode, understand, and communicate better with the world around them. So, what do you look for when choosing books for your students to teach them about visual literacy?  

Critical aspects of teaching this skill include complexity of ideas, rich illustrations, themes, layers of meaning, and a variety of text type. These elements require skills to negotiate the complex interplay between visual clues within images and text, as well as the visual expression of the written word.

Illustrated fiction books prompt readers to explore allusions, cryptic symbols, and possibly hidden text in the artwork. Non-fiction books featuring bright photos and creative text displays such as boxes, sidebars, and magazine-style formatting are interesting, and give the reader several avenues with which to…

Share in the Wonder!

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The Graphic Novel White Bird by R.J. Palacio is now available!   Get your copy today! 



Mr. Browne's Precept for today...  



One person can have an enormous impact.   Whether it's a boy in WWII or a girl speaking up for climate change.  We all have the capacity to make the world a little more "wonder" full.