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Aug 26

Dog Man? AGAIN? by Andrea Lorenz

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 26, 2022 at 10:47 AM by Genesis Gaule

Dogman comic pages

It is absolutely and completely fine that your child wants to check out Dog Man: Fetch 22 for the nine millionth time. Lots of kids re-read and for lots of different reasons.

We re-read in order to learn

The human brain is not wired for reading. It’s wired for spoken language. When we learn how to read, we are connecting the spoken sounds of language to written letters. When kids first start to read, much of their effort and attention is focused on decoding – connecting letters to sounds and then mushing those sounds all together to form a word! Beginning readers can accurately decode a text, read the words on the page, but they might not be connecting those words with what the sentence actually says. Re-reading can help your child become a more fluent reader – someone who can decode words and comprehend them at the same time.

In Donalyn Miller’s book The Book Whisperer, she says “My most treasured books have been read many times by me and each time I discover something different. Books are multilayered; one reading is not enough.” We base our understanding of books on our background knowledge – when we have a broader vocabulary, more life experience, certain books—even certain words – will mean something different to us.

We re-read for comfort and enjoyment

The Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report found that 41% of kids struggle with finding books they like as they get older. They know what to expect with Dog Man. They know the jokes (and probably think they’re funny), the characters are familiar, the plot is just right. Re-reading Dog Man is like eating your favorite meal. You know what you’re getting and you know you like it. 

If your child is re-reading Brawl of the Wild for the fourth or fifth time, they’re still reading! They’ll glean something new from each re-read, be it new vocabulary, fluency, or just confidence in their reading ability.

Beyond Their Favorite Meal

Just as we know we can’t eat our favorite meal every single day and get all the nutrition that we need, re-reading Dog Man will only take us so far on our reading journey. When your child is ready to branch out, here are some options that should appeal to Dog Man fans.

Catwad: It’s Me

by Jim Benton

Catwad is about two cats, one blue grump named Catwad, and one dim-witted orange tabby named Blurmp. Catwad has the same goofy humor and lively illustrations as Dog Man. // Junior Graphic Novel


The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza

by Mac Barnett & Shawn Harris

Oh no! Rats are eating the moon! The only one who can save all of humanity is……a bioengineered cat who will be jettisoned into space accompanied by a toenail clipping robot and the imperious Moon Queen. Animal science experiments who save the day? JUST LIKE DOG MAN! // Junior Graphic Novel


Lunch Lady

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

What do your lunch ladies do when they’re not doling out your daily helping of mystery meat? This one serves up JUSTICE! An unlikely hero kicking all kinds of bad guy butt should have a special place in the hearts of Dog Man fans. // Junior Graphic Novel


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Jul 18

Book Notes 7/18/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 18, 2022 at 3:29 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

7/18/2022


Consider being a volunteer! Volunteers are an integral part of the services we provide. If you are interested in lending a hand, contact Robyn at rbenda@egflibrary.org or (218) 773-9121 ext. 221.


The Icepick Surgeon by Sam Kean

Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science // Bestselling author Sam Kean tells the true story of what happens when unfettered ambition pushes otherwise rational men and women to cross the line in the name of science, trampling ethical boundaries and often committing crimes in the process.

174.95 KEAN


Why Is Everybody Yelling? by Marisabina Russo

Growing Up in My Immigrant Family // Following the author's young life into the tumultuous, liberating 1960s, this graphic-novel memoir explores the childhood burdens of memory and guilt, and Marisabina's struggle and success in forming an identity entirely her own.

Graphic Novel 813 RUSSO


Heroes by Stephen Fry

The Greek Myths Reimagined // Stephen Fry recounts the stories of the human heroes found in Greek mythology, with illustrations of classical art inspired by the myths.

398.20938 FRY


Play to Progress by Allie Ticktin MA, OTD, OTR/L

light of days

Lead Your Child to Success Using the Power of Sensory Play // Ticktin has seen an increase in cases of children who are delayed in walking, talking, and playing by themselves and with their peers-- because they are spending more time in front of screens and less time exploring and interacting with their environment. Here she offers activities that will encourage development of sensory play., 

370.155 TICKTIN


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May 17

Book Notes 5/17/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on May 17, 2021 at 1:55 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

5/17/2021


The Campbell Library is open to the public Monday/Friday (9am-5pm) and Tuesday/Thursday (10am-7pm). We also offer Front Door Pick Up and half hour appointments for browsing or computer use Wednesdays (9am-5pm).


The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell

A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War // The story of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniac chemists at Harvard created one of the greatest moral challenges in modern American history. The bombing of Tokyo was the deadliest night of the war and cost thousands of civilian lives, but spared even more by averting a planned US invasion. In The Bomber Mafia, Gladwell asks, “Was it worth it?”

EBOOK

Dare to Make History by Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson & Monique Lamoureux-Morando

Chasing a Dream and Fighting for Equity // Dare to Make History is the story of two courageous and talented women who weren’t willing to accept anything less than being treated as equals. On their journey to a gold medal in women’s ice hockey, they became role models for generations before and after them.

EBOOK

SEL from the Start by Sara E. Rimm-Kaufman

Social and Emotional Learning Solutions: Building Skills in K-5 // Teachers are trained to manage misbehavior in the classroom, but receive little guidance about how to cultivate positive, prosocial behavior. This handy guide breaks down instruction of these skills into small, sequenced steps, making it easy to foster students’ skills from the start of school and build on them as the year progresses.

EBOOK

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

A memoir filled with stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way. Matthew McConaughey has been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for fortytwo, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. This is fifty years of his sights and scenes, beauties of brutalities, and trying to dance between the raindrops.

EBOOK // Also in print: 791.4302 MCCONAUGHEY


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