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Barnum’s Bones

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  Barnum’s Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World Margaret Ferguson Books, Farrar Straus Giroux ISBN: 978-0-374-30516-1 Written by Tracey Fern Illustrated by Boris Kulikov Grades 3-8 Book Review “Barnum collected more dinosaur bones than anyone on earth.” In fact, before he started working for the famous American Museum of […]

Skull in the Rock & Their Skeletons Speak

The Skull in the Rock Written by Marc Aronson and Lee Berger National Geographic, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-4263-1010-2 Grades 6- 8  Book Review  “For Dr. Berger, it would have been enough to find that one special bone. But the clavicle was just the beginning. It was the rabbit hole beckoning Alice, the wardrobe flung open to […]

Teaching with Text Sets

This week, we celebrate the publication of Mary Ann and Erika’s book, Teaching with Text Sets. We wrote Teaching with Text Sets because we have witnessed the power of children’s literature to engage students, inspire deep content exploration, and differentiate instruction. We’ve also seen the potential for digital multimodal texts, like the kinds we regularly […]