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Makerspace Monday: Celebrate Earth Day!

Makerspace Monday: Celebrate Earth Day!

Children’s book creators are still doing what they do best: making things that help others. Francesca Cavallo created an 11-page picture book, Dr. Li and the Crown-Wearing Virus, that you can download for free here in English, Italian, Spanish, or German. (More translations are in the works.) It’s the story of Dr. Li Wenliang, the […]

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Makerspace Monday: Build It!

Makerspace Monday: Build It!

We are all building a new life as we shelter in place and teach school at home for the rest of this academic year. UK children’s book publisher Nosy Crow created a free e-book for parents to share with their 5- to 9-year-old kids, Coronavirus: A Book for Children. Reviewed by medical, educational, and psychological […]

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Makerspace Monday: Making Art

Makerspace Monday: Making Art

Schools are closed across the country. Some states have taken the unprecedented step of closing schools for the rest of the academic year. We are not alone. Aisha Ahmad, assistant professor of political science at the University of Toronto, offers advice for educators (and parents) in these trying times. To make the shift away from […]

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Makerspace Monday: Making History

Makerspace Monday: Making History

If you’ve been following Booklist Reader for the past couple weeks, you’ve already seen contributor Anastasia Suen’s delightful “Creating Makerspaces at Home” series. From now on, we will be featuring even more makerspace magic each Monday. Tune in each week @ALA_Booklist. Families staying home during the global pandemic can use history as a makerspace topic. […]

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Creating Makerspaces at Home: Part II

Creating Makerspaces at Home: Part II

With you, your patrons, and your loved ones spending more time at home during this difficult period, it is of utmost importance for us here at Booklist to provide you with resources that keep you connected, informed, and hopeful about the world around us. These resources, however, won’t be complete without feedback from you, our readers. Have […]

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Creating Makerspaces at Home

Creating Makerspaces at Home

This is the first in a series of posts about makerspaces and activities children can do from home during the current coronavirus outbreak. Please stay tuned for more—and follow us @ALA_Booklist for the latest updates. Wishing you safety, health, and books galore during these exceedingly difficult times. On an ordinary day, children’s book authors and […]

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