Category Archives: Web Resources

I’m a Freshman at Storytime University!

This summer, I enrolled in Storytime University, and I am having a lot of fun completing my homework! Storytime University is the brainchild of the fabulous joint chiefs at Storytime Underground. It was created as a way to recognize the … Continue reading

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Research Link: [Some] Sources

Well, today actually it’s lots of links! On last month’s Research Link post, Brytani commented, “Do you search databases for this information or are you subscribed to journals?” Which I thought was serendipitous because just a few days before I … Continue reading

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Storytime Resources Page: Update 3

Another round of blogs newly added to the Storytime Resources page and Google Custom Search! Piper Loves the Library –Another blog that should have been listed a long time ago! Jane is a Flannel Friday regular, with great ideas to … Continue reading

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Thank You to Jbrary!

Last fall 5 children’s library bloggers generously donated their time and blogs to help promote the new Bell Awards by talking about books they liked for each of the five Bell Award categories. This week I’m finally posting my belated … Continue reading

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Thank You to Great Kid Books!

Last fall 5 children’s library bloggers generously donated their time and blogs to help promote the new Bell Awards by talking about books they liked for each of the five Bell Award categories. This week I’m finally posting my belated … Continue reading

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Thank You to the Show Me Librarian!

Last fall 5 children’s library bloggers generously donated their time and blogs to help promote the new Bell Awards by talking about books they liked for each of the five Bell Award categories. I was in the middle of my … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: On the Blogs #1

So it’s been a really slow six months for posts here at Mel’s Desk, as I’ve juggled a lot of work for the new Bell Awards and consciously tried to ramp down from a super busy couple of years–at home … Continue reading

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Nursery Rhymes and Reading Skills

I have long been frustrated by this quote in Mem Fox’s book Reading Magic: “Experts in literacy and child development have discovered that if children know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they’re four years old, they’re usually … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: Speech Therapy Blogs

Don’t you love it when you discover a whole new world to learn about? This month, our storytime providers are sharing tips with parents and caregivers about the early literacy practice of “talking.” So I’ve been surfing, on the lookout … Continue reading

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Board Book Resources

Despite their sturdy pages, board books are kind of ephemeral…they get beat up super fast in the library collection and apart from a core set of classics, they seem to go in and out of print quickly too. Besides your … Continue reading

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