Synergy

Since 2014, Annette has been sharing book reviews with an emphasis on materials for youth. For the past several years, these reviews have focused on sharing topics of interest along with informational books and websites. The idea is that combining books and websites creates synergy for learners.

These reviews are housed at our Teacher Librarians: Bridging Theory and Practice website. Links to recent postings can be found below:

  • by Annette Lamb
    Xenophobia is prejudice against people from countries other than their own. From dislike to persecution, immigrants often deal with fear and hatred. These people may be […]
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    INDIGENOUS WISDOM is the knowledge, skills, and philosophies preserved by the Native people of Earth. Handed down over thousands of generations, this wisdom places emphasis on […]
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    A GRAPH is a diagram visualizing the relationship between variables on a pair of axes. Examples of charts and graphs include bar graphs, line graphs, area […]
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    A VEGETARIAN is a person who chooses not to eat meat such as fish, beef, pork, and chicken. Some vegetarians don’t eat animal products such as […]
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    INVASIVE SPECIES are living things that are not native to a particular location. They often thrive in their introduced area pushing out other flora and fauna. […]
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    BUTTERFLIES are insects with a four-stage life cycle. Part of the Lepidoptera order, some butterflies like the painted lady migrate over long distances. Butterfly gardens contain […]
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    CONCRETE is a composite material made of stone, sand, water, and cement. From bridges and dams to lighthouses and skyscrapers, concrete is used in a wide […]
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    Cats are small, carnivorous mammals that have been domesticated as pets. They are known for catching mice, rats, and other small rodents. While some cats are […]
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    The CHERRY MINE DISASTER of 1909 is the third most deadly tragedy in American coal mining history. Nearly 500 men and boys were working in the […]
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     Timely Take-Aways for Life-Long Learners: InsectsInsects are critical to healthy ecology systems. Unfortunately, these essential creatures are sometimes overlooked and often maligned. From wasps and moths […]
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    NOCTURNAL ANIMALS are creatures who are active during the night and sleep during the day. After dark, these animals hunt, eat, and mate. Adaptations to their […]
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    The NARWHAL is a medium-sized toothed whale with a long tusk protruding from it’s head. Known as the unicorns of the sea, they are deep diving […]
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    DR. MARY EDWARDS WALKER was an American surgeon, abolitionist, suffragette, and Civil War era spy. Known for her unconventional wardrobe and efforts to promote human rights, […]
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    BEAVERS are semiaquatic, broad-tailed rodents found in North America and northern Eurasia. This large mammal is known to gnaw through tree trunks, feed on bark, and […]
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    MYTHICAL PLACES are locations that appear in tall tales, folklore, religious texts, and mythology. Atlantis and Shangri-La are examples.Read the recently published children’s nonfiction book, then […]
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    LICHEN are a symbiotic organism combining filaments of fungi with algae or cyanobacteria. The resulting component life form may have tiny, leafless branches, flat leaf-like structures, […]
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    GIRAFFES are African hoofed mammals. Their extremely long neck and legs along with their spotted coat makes them easy to recognize. Giraffes are a vulnerable species […]
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    During World War II, incendiary paper balloon weapons were deployed by Japan against the United States. One of these bombs dropped in Oregon causing the only […]
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    ZOOLOGY is the study of animals including their behavior, structure, classification, and distribution. This branch of biology studies the entire animal kingdom.Read the recently published nonfiction […]
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    Timely Take-aways for Life-long Learners: Medicine and Medical HistoryFrom natural remedies and inoculations to surgical practices, several new works of nonfiction explore the history of medicine […]