Greetings! It’s been a bit! I feel like a reintroduction is in order. My name is Amy Broadmoore, and I started started blogging here at Delightful Children’s Books back in 2010. In 2010, my kids were 1, 3 and 6. At that time, I was passionate about raising three kids who were curious, creative and loved books and reading.
A lot has changed since 2010. In 2014, I earned a master’s degree in library science from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. I then spent three years teaching as a school librarian. Through my education and work experience, I have become passionate about helping librarians support high quality classroom instruction. I want to help raise a generation of kids who are curious, creative and love books and reading.
To that end, I am launching a shiny new blog: The Curious Kid’s Librarian.
On The Curious Kid’s Librarian, you’ll find…
I. Nonfiction book recommendations
When students read nonfiction books and other informational texts, their vocabularies expand. Reading informational texts in kindergarten thru 12th grades prepares students to read the informational texts they will need to read to succeed in college, career and life. For this reason, the Common Core Standards emphasize the importance of having kids read more informational texts. Furthermore — and equally valuable — incorporating high quality nonfiction books into the curriculum can bring subjects students are studying to life.
II. Tips for teaching research skills effectively
Teaching students research skills should not be an afterthought, worked into the curriculum when time permits. To the contrary, teaching students research skills is central to preparing students for college and creating lifelong learners. To succeed in college, career and life, students need to be able to ask and answer questions independently.
The Curious Kid’s Librarian is for:
- school librarians
- classroom teachers
- principals & administrators
- children’s & teen librarians
- school outreach librarians
…and others who are passionate about raising curious kids who love books and reading.
Please, check out The Curious Kid’s Librarian and share this new blog with others who might be interested!