Books & Film

Redefining Aid: Unpacking the Insights of ‘Refugees, Self-Reliance, Development: A Critical History’ by Evan Easton-Calabria

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Nov 30, 2023 / 0 comments

Refugees, Self-Reliance, Development: A Critical History by Evan Easton-Calabria, published by Bristol University Press, offers a comprehensive exploration of the complex relationship between refugees and their experience of integrating in new communities. 

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Farm to Table: How Sorgho Squad Brings Sustainability Education to Life

In his thrilling book series Sorgho Squad, author Nate Blum takes readers on an exciting globetrotting adventure focused on sustainable farming. But beyond the riveting plot, the three-book series provides an insightful journey which tackles some of the most pressing challenges of the times while also educating and entertaining.

Farm to Table: How Sorgho Squad Brings Sustainability Education to Life

Halloween reads to go along with treats

Yesterday I kept a room of 22 costumed 2nd graders in my daughter’s class transfixed for a whole ten minutes.

And this was after their school Halloween parade and after they’d exhausted all the games we’d planned for the in-room party and while they were eating cupcakes, grapes, and caramel-dipped apple slices. (Well, I guess the cupcakes helped keep their mouths a little occupied.)

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Read This! There’s a Yeti in My Tummy

We’ve got such an incredible read aloud book to share with you today! There's a Yeti in my Tummy, written by Meredith Rusu with illustrations by Martín Morón, is a fun, playful read that teaches much to both parents and kids. Let me explain…

Read This! There’s a Yeti in My Tummy

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Win This: National Geographic's Bite, Sting, Kill! Book Blitz

 

Explore the animal kingdom like never before in this thrilling roundup of animals that bite, sting … and kill.

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Read This: Potatoes for Pirate Pearl

 

We've got a delicious new picture book to share with you today, Potatoes for Pirate Pearl, written by Jennifer Concepcion and illustrated by Chloe Burgett. The book will be released September 19, 2023.

This cleverly illustrated pirate-packed and hilarious read-aloud is an entertaining way to introduce young readers to where their food comes from.

Emetophobia warning: mentioned twice. 

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Read This: Beauty, Poetry, and Lived Experience in Agora

I've got a beautiful, important read to share with you today. Agora, by Gretchen Gales, with imagery by Christine Stoddard, is a phenomenological chapbook of poetry that meanders city streets while sharing the lived experience of agoraphobia. 

Read This: Beauty, Poetry, and Lived Experience in Agora

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Watch This: Radioactive: The Women of Three Mile Island

"Radioactive: The Women of Three Mile Island is a stunning and vital award-winning film. It asks the important question: should we or shouldn’t we with nuclear energy? First-time filmmaker Heidi Hutner presents this question with solid research on nuclear history and science, and she offers heartfelt compassion for the women and their families who lived through the meltdown at Thee Mile Island. This film is a must-see for anyone who cares about our energy future and our planet." ~ Award-winning National Geographic Filmmaker Jon Bowermaster

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The One Book You Must Read This Year: A Deep Look into a Disappearing Culture

Once in a great while, you come across a book so compelling, interesting, and important that you want to share it with everyone. Such is the case with the latest book from author Amy Chavez, entitled The Widow, The Priest and The Octopus Hunter: Discovering a Lost Way of Life on a Secluded Japanese Island, published by one of our favorite publishers, Tuttle

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Read This: There’s an N on Your Nose

One of the very best things about reading is starting. Whether it’s with your own kids, your classroom, or kids you know and love, watching them make connections and learn is magical. You might choose to read to them with books you’ve known and loved for years, or embark with new discoveries. 

Read This: There’s an N on Your Nose

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