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Booklandia 4 - Summer Reading Suggestions

All the resources from the Booklandia podcast #4 with our literature guru, Colby Sharp.

Ballet Cat The Totally Secret Secret

Ballet Cat and Sparkles the Pony are trying to decide what to play today. Nothing that Sparkles suggests--making crafts, playing checkers, and selling lemonade--goes well with the leaping, spinning, and twirling that Ballet Cat likes to do. When Sparkles's leaps, spins, and twirls seem halfhearted, Ballet Cat asks him what's wrong. Sparkles doesn't want to say. He has a secret that Ballet Cat won't want to hear. What Sparkles doesn't know is that Ballet Cat has a secret of her own, a totally secret secret. Once their secrets are shared, will their friendship end, or be stronger than ever?

The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch

John Roy Lynch spent most of his childhood as a slave in Mississippi, but all of that changed with the Emancipation Proclamation. Suddenly people like John Roy could have paying jobs and attend school. While many people in the South were unhappy with the social change, John Roy thrived in the new era. He was appointed to serve as justice of the peace and was eventually elected into the United States Congress.

This biography, with its informative back matter and splendid illustrations, gives readers an in-depth look at the Reconstruction period through the life of one of the first African-American congressmen.

Roller Girl

For most of her twelve years, Astrid has done everything with her best friend Nicole. But after Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for derby camp, Nicole decides to go to dance camp instead. And so begins the most difficult summer of Astrid's life as she struggles to keep up with the older girls at camp, hang on to the friend she feels slipping away, and cautiously embark on a new friendship. As the end of summer nears and her first roller derby bout (and junior high!) draws closer, Astrid realizes that maybe she is strong enough to handle the bout, a lost friendship, and middle school… in short, strong enough to be a roller girl.

In her graphic novel debut, real-life derby girl Victoria Jamieson has created an inspiring coming-of-age story about friendship, perseverence, and girl power!

Bob Shea | Books for really smart kids

Thanks to his enormous ego, Cheetah falls for the cats tricks over and over again. They put cardboard boxes on his feet, stuff him with ice cream and pie, burden him with balloons and block his vision with a crown. When the cats finally "win" the big race the victory is not so sweet.

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The latest Tweets from Chris Barton (@Bartography). Author, Shark Vs. Train & The Day-Glo Brothers. Now, on 150th anniversary of Reconstruction, comes The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch. @zieglerjennifer's #1 fan. Austin, Texas

Victoria Jamieson - Children's Book Author and Illustrator

"Jamieson captures this snapshot of preteen angst with a keenly decisive eye, brilliantly juxtaposing the nuances of roller derby with the twists and turns of adolescent girls' friendships...Full of charm and moxie-don't let this one roll past." - Kirkus, starred review

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I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. This video was filmed on Mackinac Island, Michigan during a field trip with my students. In the second episode of 10 Minutes With Mr. Sharp, I spend some time chatting with my teaching partner, Suzanne Woolworth. The episode was recorded Monday afternoon on Mackinac Island.

Booklandia 4 - Time For Summer

In this third episode, Colby Sharp talks with Jon Samuelson about three books for your classroom. Colby is a third-grade teacher in Michigan and one of the founders of the Nerdy Book Club. He also organizes a yearly free conference with authors, students, and teachers called NerdCamp.

Booklandia 4 - Colby Sharp

Colby gives you the 411 on children's lit!