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November 2012 - Editor's Blog

Welcome to the SB&F Editor's Blog. I am Maria Sosa, Editor-in-Chief of SB&F. Through this blog I hope to interact with the SB&F community and post news and information related to science books, videos, authors, opportunities and other topics of interest to our readers. I hope you find the blog useful and entertaining. Please, join the conversation by posting a comment on our Facebook page. I'd love to hear from you!


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  • On Thursday, November 15, 2012, Verizon's Thinkfinity community will be offering a live webinar called Meeting the Demands of the Common Core: Mentoring Readers of Science and Technical Texts . The presenter will be Doug Buehl author of Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines , published by the International Reading Association (IRA). The live presentation will occur at 4:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT/2:00 pm MT/3:00 pm). Participants will discover why integrating literacy practices into the flow of regular disciplinary instruction is integral to 21st-century learners. As students strive to meet new rigorous standards, teachers of science, mathematics, and technical subjects face an urgent...      Read more...
    Published 13 Nov 2012 3:20 PM by Maria Sosa
  • With more than 20 schools in New York City unable to reopen and dozens of schools in New Jersey still closed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced that it will donate one million books to schools and libraries in the hardest-hit areas of the tri-state region. To help in the recovery efforts with support for the educators, families and students who have suffered losses, Scholastic is accepting book grant requests at www.scholastic.com/bookgrants and will provide new books and resources that will help get tens of thousands of students reading and learning again, despite severely challenging circumstances...      Read more...
    Published 12 Nov 2012 11:36 AM by Maria Sosa
  • Ruckus Media Group , an independent family digital entertainment company, today announced multiple new e-book partnerships for digital distribution including bestselling titles from trusted children’s book publishers Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Thomas Nelson, Inc., Charlesbridge Publishing, and All About Kids. Ruckus Media Group creates interactive applications for mobile devices designed to entertain and educate children. Launched in September 2010, Ruckus delights children with interactive storybooks from the most popular names in entertainment (ex. Hasbro, Crayola, Dino Dan, SeaWorld) as well as best-selling classics (ex. Curious George, The Polar...      Read more...
  • Firefly: Browncoats Unite . the highly-anticipated special chronicling the cult science fiction series premieres Sunday, November 11 at 10 PM (ET/PT) on the Science Channel. The All-Day Firefly event begins with a full series marathon at 7 AM (ET/PT). Firefly: Browncoats Unite , the special, will air at 10 PM (ET/PT) and will reunite Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion and the entire renegade crew of the Serenity for the first time ever to provide the complete oral history on the franchise that continues to explode in popularity - despite meeting its end a decade ago. The 60-minute special includes secrets from the set, exclusive cast interviews, and footage from this year's colossal Comic-Con panel...      Read more...
    Published 6 Nov 2012 2:49 PM by Maria Sosa