Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Read On Wisconsin

Emily from CCBC just posted February's books for Read on Wisconsin.

What do other libraries do with these titles? Do you put the physical book on display? Post on website or facebook? Do you link to your catalog? Do your book clubs read them? Do you Blog about them? Read them yourselves? Recommend them for Reader's Advisory?

I'm curious how others promote or don't promote. Lets be honest. Do you ignore them all together?

Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff. Beach Lane / Simon & Schuster, 2012
Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket by Tayana Feeney. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
“Sleepy Song” by Clare Bevan, p. 92
“Silverly” by Dennis Lee, pp. 94-95
from Here's a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry edited by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters. Illustrated by Polly Dunbar. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press 2007.       
Primary (Grades K-2)
Once I Ate a Pie by Patricia Maclachlan and Emily Maclachlan. Illustrated by Katy Schneider. HarperCollins, 2006
Wolf Pie by Brenda Seabrooke. Illustrated by Liz Callen. Clarion, 2010      
Intermediate (Grades 3-5)
Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole. Scholastic Press, 2012
Chickadee by Louise Erdrich. Harper / HarperCollins, 2012   
Middle School
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano. Scholastic Press, 2012
High School
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin. Flash Point / Roaring Brook Press, 2012
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Hyperion, 2012

1 comment:

Emily said...

Perfect timing! Read On Wisconsin has a survey out right now to find out this very thing! More importantly, we are hoping to find out from the survey what we can do to make it easier for librarians to use Read On Wisconsin titles. Many, many public librarians have already responded to the survey. (Thank you!) If you haven’t had the opportunity, I encourage you to let us know your ideas and thoughts on Read On Wisconsin. We’ll be studying survey results early March, so there’s still plenty of time to chime in. Also, we’d love to hear from parents and caregivers and we know that youth services librarians have excellent access to this audience. So, please pass on our survey link: http://www.tfaforms.com/309657
We’ve started a few trial runs of projects that we hope will help librarians make use of ROW titles. One beginning step, just in its infancy, is our Pinterest account (http://www.pinterest.com/readonwisconsin/) where we’ve pinned the annotations for the Read On Wisconsin January and February titles and a few related items. We hope librarians will now be able to quickly re-pin from us. I’ve noticed a number of librarians start to follow us the past few weeks which makes me think we should expand our pinning. Another example project is our upcoming Twitter chat with Elizabeth Wein, the author of Code Name Verity. Realizing that Code Name verity was both a WEMTA Battle of Books title as well as a Read On Wisconsin High School selection for February, we collaborated with WEMTA to create this opportunity for many students across the state to chat with the author. (If you’re interested or know folks who are, the Elizabeth Wein Twitter chat will be Wednesday, February 12 at 3:00pm, #ROWchat.) Once we know what you all want, we’ll start expanding our offerings. It’s an exciting time at Read On Wisconsin!
We appreciate that the Youth Services Section of WLA is a nominal cosponsor of Read On Wisconsin, and has a representative on the ROW Advisory Committee (currently Sarah Bryce of LaCrosse Public Library), and we are eager to hear from YSS members and others around the state about how we can make ROW of greater interest and use to Wisconsin librarians and teachers.