Martha Seif Simpson


by Martha Seif Simpson

McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 1997
Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-0357-8
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-0544-9
bibliographies, index
358pp. softcover (7 x 10) 1997

Selected Works

Picture Books
A shopkeeper witnesses a small miracle in his toy store and learns the true meaning of Hanukkah.
A boy offers advice on what NOT to give your mom, unless she's an animal.
Library and Teacher Resource Books
Complete plans for designing and implementing a series of class visits to the public library,/b>
Library and Teacher Resource Books
StoryCraft is an award-winning library program that combines storytelling with crafts in an exciting and engaging activity for children in first through third grades. This book presents complete instructions for presenting 50 fun-filled sessions.
Exciting theme-based units (such as Cartoon Cavalcade, Log On at the Library, Go in Style, Cruising the Mall, Space Shots, Teens on TV, and 44 others) that are designed for young adults. /font face="Arial">
The first book ever published with ideas for the ever-popular Summer Reading Program at the public library!

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Reading Programs for Young Adults Complete Plans for 50 Theme-Related Units for Public, Middle School and High School Libraries

School and public libraries often provide programs and activities for children in preschool through the sixth grade, but there is little available to young adults. For them, libraries become a place for work--the place to research an assignment or find a book for a report--but the thought of the library as a place for enjoyment is lost. So how do librarians recapture the interest of teenagers?

This just might be the answer. Here you will find theme-based units (such as Cartoon Cavalcade, Log On at the Library, Go in Style, Cruising the Mall, Space Shots, Teens on TV, and 44 others) that are designed for young adults. Each includes a display idea, suggestions for local sponsorship of prizes, a program game to encourage participation, 10 theme-related activities, curriculum tie-in activities, sample questions for use in trivia games or scavenger hunts, ideas for activity sheets, a bibliography of related works, and a list of theme-related films. The units are highly flexible, allowing any public or school library to adapt them to their particular needs.