Tag Archives: Clare Landrigan

April 14

The Book Love Foundation Summer Book Club: supporting teachers, supporting learning by Penny Kittle, Clare Landrigan, Fran McVeigh

I feel a tug on the back of my dress as I walk down the hall to debrief with the first-grade team of teachers. I shift my stance wondering if I somehow caught my hem on something. Then I hear her voice. Miss Clare. I turn and see her small fingers wrapped tightly around the […]

March 30

Top Ten Book Basket Labels Created by Kids by Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan

When students help us organize the classroom library ownership changes.  Students know which books are in the classroom library. They know where to find the books they love and can tell us which books they wish we had in our collection.  Organizing the library doesn’t need to wait until a long break.  It can happen […]

August 20

The Power of Listening to Stories Together by Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan

Recently, I got the chance to watch Josh Funk host story time at a local bookstore, Newtonville Books.  Fans, young and old, and even shoppers who were there by happenstance, crowded into the tiny backroom of the bookstore to listen to a story together.     As Josh read, I found myself intently listening to […]

July 02

Setting Them Up For A Lifetime Of Reading by Clare Landrigan

Do I have a library card? I stop typing, hit save, and turn around to face my son. I know I had one, but I don’t know where it is or if it is still active. Why do you ask? I want to reread the Harry Potter books this summer.  I thought I could get […]

June 01

Digital Device + Free Texts = Reading All Summer Long by Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan

When we read the Pew Research Center’s report about access to digital information, it confirmed the work we are doing with digital reading.  Although many students may not have easy access to actual books at home, based on these statistics, they probably have access to a digital device. Devices can give students more reading choices, […]

November 02

We Need Diverse Series by Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan

As a child, I read The Secret Garden, Harriet the Spy and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  I connected with the characters in these books and when I was sad or lonely, I reread parts of these texts and pretended I was with these characters.  They became part of my life.   As educators, Clare […]

September 17

Top Ten Things from nErDcampMI We Want to Try in Our Work by Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan

We attended nErDcampMI for the first time this summer.  It was not only our first time at nErDcampMI, it was our first edcamp.  Given that we are not only book nerds, but also PD nerds –we loved everything about it!!  We have been trying to capture what made this experience so powerful for us.  How […]

March 31

Top 10 Reasons to Create Little Free Libraries in Your Community by Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan

We often support schools and communities with promoting summer reading.  We want students to continue their “readerly lives” over the summer.  A few years ago, we were researching ideas to get books to students in different communities and we came across Little Free Libraries.   We immediately feel in love!  We were so enamored by this […]

September 24

Top 10 Reasons to Join Us in our October Graphic Novel Celebration!

Are your graphic novel book bins always empty?  Are your students begging you for more titles?  Are you always looking for new graphic novel titles?   Do you use them in the classroom to teach craft, structure and comprehension?  Do you love the energy they bring to the classroom?  If so, this event is for you! […]

September 06

An Interview with Jennifer Richard Jacobson about her Newest Book Paper Things – by Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan

Do you wait in long lines to have children’s books signed?   Do you seek out children’s book authors at literacy conferences and bookstores? Do you tell students and your own kids about the times you met their favorite children’s book authors?   If so, Nerdy Book Club Members…we have a great deal in common.   Every […]