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"Since its founding in 1977, EdSource has broadened its focus to include a broad range of education reforms, including charter schools, school accountability, STEM education, teacher evaluation and obstacles students face in the math pipeline from pre-kindergarten to college."  Several Stanford faculty members have been involved with EdSource over the years and it was through one of them that we were able to bring in the EdSource archives which are now processed and ready for use by historians interested in education policy in California.

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Green Library’s display of Beasts and Books inspired Cubberley staff to pull some of our books featuring animals and create our own display.  We confess we may have gone a little crazy, but children’s books featuring animals have long been in vogue. Animals have been recognized as being a way to engage children since the publication of Description of Three Hundred Animals by Thomas Boreman in 1730. Early examples of animal stories include Aesop’s Fables. A particularly fine award winning version of Aesop’s The Lion & the mouse has been done by Jerry Pinkney.    Other stories are so timeless and so beloved it is surprising to learn how long ago they were published, for example, The Tale of Peter Rabbit was published in 1902.

Please come by and take a peek at Beatix Potter, Jerry Pinkney as well as many other wonderful books. Also, as a bit of fun in the spirit of all those Buzzfeed quizzes, we’ve also got a quiz you can take to test your knowledge of all things furry in children’s books.

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Stanford University Libraries have resources that look at the subject of transgender youth including the new book Beyond Magenta pictured here.  For related works see Cubberley Library's guides:

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“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
Albert Einstein

Stanford University’s Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) offers classes that guide students in developing analytical and research-based argument skills. Students take PWR 2 classes in their second year to continue building the aforementioned skills. PWR 2 consists of research projects that allow students to research, write, translate, and deliver an in-depth investigation.

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April 22 is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day and Cubberley Library has resources for those of you who work with children:

Also check out the Earth Day Network where you can find out more about the history of the day:

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Cubberley Education Library has mysteries for children and young adults in its curriculum and textbook collections.  A new topic guide features some of them.  Come check them out.

Amazing "Library Titles" Race for library instruction

“The Ass is Dead! Long Live the Ass!”

Do I have your attention?

Good. That is the point of a library instruction workshop game that requires students to unscramble a book title, search the catalog to find its location, and retrieve it from the shelves. “The Rebellion of The Beasts: Or, the Ass is Dead! Long Live the Ass!” is a sample title.

Stanford University Libraries (SUL) supports the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) by offering library instruction workshops that include a walking tour of the library as well as an introduction to library resources. These library workshops are designed to support PWR’s objective to guide students in developing analytical and research-based argument skills. The library workshops are usually just a one-shot class that lasts 1 hour and 50 minutes; this is the duration of most classes.

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April is National Poetry Month and this year poets.org is encouraging young people in grades five through twelve to write letters in response to poems written and read by award winning poets who serve on the Academy of American Poets Board of Chancellors. You can find more information at their site.

In addition, Cubberley is highlighting some wonderful poets who write for children. Come see our display or check out our guide to Poetry for children and young adults.

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