Thursday, October 15, 2015

Emily recommends "Over the Garden Wall"

This original animated miniseries from Cartoon Network tells the story of two brothers, Wirt and Greg, who find themselves lost in a strange forest. With the help of a bluebird named Beatrice, they travel across a strange land in hopes of finding their way home. Recommended for older children and adults who can appreciate well done animation and fairytale-esque stories.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Lisa recommends Biography in Context

Yogi Berra

We have been seeing a lot of biography reports at CMPL lately and this is a great resource to help.  You can search for anyone that may have had information written about them, from Albert Einstein to Taylor Swift.  When you search, you will get printable selections from books, magazine articles, pictures, and sometimes even videos.  These are all from reputable sources that teachers will respect-best of all you will even be able to print a citation with the article for your bibliography.  My favorite part is that you have access to this information 24/7 from an Internet connection so you still get information for your report at 10 p.m. on Sunday night.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Kathy recommends "Cass County" CD by Don Henley

With “Cass County”, Don Henley has put together an outstanding album that stays with you long after the music is over.  Henley returns to his country/Americana roots.  It reminds me of early Eagles with an impressive set of guest stars:  Mick Jagger, Miranda Lambert, Merle Haggard, Jamey Johnson, Lee Ann Womack, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Dolly Parton,  and Lucinda Williams.  Even if you don’t generally listen to country music, you will enjoy this CD.