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Award Winning Books in the Brimmer Collection

2014 Newbery and Caldecott winners

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Flora and Ulysses - Kate DiCamillo; K. G. Campbell (Illustrator)
Call Number: FIC DIC
ISBN: 076366040X
Publication Date: 2013-09-24
Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.

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Locomotive - Brian Floca (Illustrator)
Call Number: 385.0973 FLO
ISBN: 9781416994152
Publication Date: 2013-09-03
Learn what it was like to travel on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s. With encyclopedic enthusiasm, Floca visually documents the trip, vignettes illustrating the train's equipment as well as such must-know details as toilet and sleeping conditions. Full- and double-page spreads take advantage of the book's unusually large trim for breathtaking long shots of the American landscape and thrilling perspectives of the muscular engine itself. The nameless girl and boy provide touchstones for readers throughout, dubiously eyeing an unidentifiable dinner, juddering across a trestle, staring out with wide-eyed wonder. Unjustly undersung as a writer, Floca soars with his free-verse narrative, exploiting alliteration, assonance and internal rhyme to reinforce the rhythms of the journey. Frequent variations in font and type ("HUFF HUFF HUFF!" is spelled out in ornate, antique letters) further boost the excitement. Front endpapers provide detail on the building of the transcontinental railroad; back endpapers show the steam engine in cross section, explaining exactly how coal and water made it go. Nothing short of spectacular, just like the journey it describes.


Additions to the Brimmer Collection

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Under the Freedom Tree - Susan VanHecke; London Ladd (Illustrator)
Call Number: 811.54 VAN
ISBN: 9781580895507
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
Tells of the Civil War's first contraband camp that began when three escaped slaves were granted protection at a Union-held fort, prompting runaway slaves to seek freedom there and build the country's first African American community.

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Quidditch Through the Ages - Kennilworthy Whisp
Call Number: 823.914 WHI
ISBN: 0439295025
Publication Date: 2001-03-01
The evolution of the flying broomstick --
Ancient broom games --
The game from Queerditch Marsh --
The arrival of the golden snitch --
Anti-muggle precautions --
Changes in Quidditch since the fourteenth century --
Quidditch teams of Britain and Ireland --
The spread of Quidditch worldwide --
The development of the racing broom --
Quidditch today.

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Follow follow : a book of reverso poems - Marilyn Singer; Josée Masse
Call Number: 811.54 SIN
A collection of short poems called reversos which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature. From top to bottom they mean one thing and then reverse the lines and read from bottom to top they mean something else.

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Green - Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Call Number: E SEE
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the many shades of the color green.

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Bink & Gollie, best friends forever - Kate DiCamillo; Alison McGhee; Tony Fucile
Call Number: FIC DIC
Bink and Gollie's friendship remains strong, even in the face of Gollie's "royal blood," Bink's Stretch-O-Matic machine, and the pursuit of a world record. The friendship of tall Gollie and short Bink is tested by Gollie's queenly airs, a lack of pancakes, and their shared profile in a book of record holders.

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Abuela - Arthur Dorros; Elisa Kleven
Call Number: E DOR
While riding on a bus through Manhattan with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City, in an evocative study of the loving bond between child and grandparent.

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The Tales of Beedle the Bard - J. K. Rowling; Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
Call Number: FIC ROW
ISBN: 9780545128285
Publication Date: 2008-12-01
A collection of fairy tales for young wizards and witches, with each story followed by observations on Wizarding history, personal reminiscences and information on the story's key elements by Hogwarts headmaster, Albus Dumbledore.



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New Acquisitions - Featured Titles - May 2014

9/11/11 - Rocco Martino; Ron Gamble (Cover Design by)
Call Number: PS356 .M37 N55 2010
ISBN: 9781456310158
Publication Date: 2010-10-01

Using research to improve instruction - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Call Number: QA1 .N3 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Part I. Change --
1. Transitioning to common mathematics standards: computational fluency in the K-5 curriculum
2. Implementing a new national curriculum: a Japanese public school's two-year lesson-study project
3. Learning trajectories for interpreting the K-8 Common Core Standards with a middle-grades statistics example
4. Allowing students to take the lead in mathematical investigations
5. The effect of instruction on developing autonomous learners in a college statistics class
6. Flipped classrooms and task engagement: beyond portable lectures
Part II. Problem solving --
7. Creating a classroom culture that encourages students to persist on cognitively demanding tasks
8. Developing strategic competence by teaching using the Common Core mathematical practices
9. Increasing access to mathematics through locally relevant curriculum
10. Using rich tasks to promote discourse
Part III. Reasoning, explaining, and discourse --
11. Supporting writing with the student mathematician discourse framework
12. Situating expansions of students' explanations in discourse contexts
13. Multimodal communication: promoting and revealing students' mathematical thinking
14. Teacher discourse moves: supporting productive and powerful discourse
15. Promoting mathematical reasoning through critiquing student work
Part IV. Seeing structure and generalizing --
16. Using classroom evidence to inform and improve teaching
17. Exploring functions in elementary school: leveraging the representational context
18. Research-based modifications of elementary school tasks for use in teacher preparation
19. Increasing proficiency levels of mathematical practicess
Part V. Assessment for teaching and learning
20. Mathematical practices: small changes in assessments = big benefits
21. Student mathematicians developed through formative assessment cycles
22. Using research to inform formative assessment techniques
23. Making mathematical errors springboards for learning
24. Embedded field experiences as professional apprenticeships.


New Foreign Languauge Texts in the Brimmer Collection

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Atando Cabos (Fourth Edition) - Mara Gonzlez-Aguilar; Marta Rosso-O'Laughlin
ISBN: 9780205770168
Annotated Instructor's Edition.

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Suena (Second Edition) - Jose A. Blanco; C. Cecilia Tocaimaza-Hatch
ISBN: 9781605760896
Curso intermedio breve. Includes Teacher Edition, Activities Manual, Answer Key.

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Interacciones (Seventh Edition) - Emily Spinelli; Carmen García; Carol E Galvin Flood
Annotated Instructor's Edition

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Mundo 21 (Fourth Edition) - Fabián A Samaniego; et al
Call Number: FOR. LANG. SPAN. HEINLE INTER. T.E. 2012
Annotated Instructor's Edition.

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En Comunidad - Pennie Nichols; Jane Johnson
Call Number: FOR. LANG. SPANISH MCG-H T.E. 2009
ISBN: 9780073326207
Instructor's Edition.

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Nuestras Culturas. Language and Culture: An Intermediate Course in Spanish. - Brenda Barceló
Call Number: FOR. LANG. SPAN. HMH INTER. EXT 2009
ISBN: 9780618574599
Language and Culture: An Intermediate Course in Spanish.

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Así lo Veo - Michael Leeser; Bill VanPatten; Gregory D. Keating
ISBN: 9780073534404
With Asi lo veo, an intermediate Spanish program, this title documents how six Spanish speakers view provocative themes. It helps you to: increase students' ability to comprehend spoken Spanish; express their ideas and opinions; and, analyze cultural perspectives while challenging fixed beliefs and cultural stereotypes.


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