Schneider Family Book Award

By , August 5, 2014 12:52 pm

The Schneider Family Book Award honors an author or illustrator for “a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences”. Awards are given every year honoring three specific age groups: Children (ages 0-10) – Middle School (ages 11 – 13) – Teens (ages 13 – 18).

The following are the books honored for 2014.

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How to evaluate materials about children with disabilities.


Summer Reading (K – 6)

By , June 17, 2014 11:56 am

Click on book cover to find item in the McQuade Library Education Resources Collection (ERC) -


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LLAMA  GOLD  SCA  bink  MIDNIG  precious  bir  tue  whe  willo  her  invent




goon  tales  mixed  nim's  titanic  single  mist

NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.  Click on the picture below -



By , June 4, 2014 2:16 am

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Primary Sources provide first hand testimony or direct evidence to an event in history. They are created by witnesses or recorders at the time the event or condition occurs and can include autobiographies, memoirs and oral histories created later. Primary Sources are characterized by their content not by the format which could be original, microfilm, digital or published.

Using Primary Sources in your classroom or need them for an assignment?

Sample selection of websites:

ALA|Using Primary Sources on the Web   

Primary Sources on the Web

National Archives 

Plimouth Plantation/Just for Teachers 

Plymouth Colony

Colonial Williamsburg

Old Sturbridge Village

Google Images / Search:  Jamestown, VA – Native Americans – Colonial America – Westward Expansion

Jack Daws Publications/Primary Source documents

Samples of resources available in the ERC :


Resources in local communities:

Haverhill – Buttonwoods Museum

Lowell – American Textile History Museum

Saugus Iron Works


MAY ~ Cinco de Mayo! – Mother’s Day! – Memorial Day!

By , April 28, 2014 10:53 am

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