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Bring Your Students to the CLC!

Take your students on a field trip to the Children's Literature Centre at FSU. 

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Dr. B's Quick Picks!

Wondering what Dr. Bingman's new CLC favorite reads are? Below you will find the books sitting on his night stand. Enjoy, booksworms!

 

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"Rain, Reign"

By: Ann M. Martin

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Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She's thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein) which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special. Not everyone understands Rose's obsessions, her rules, or other things that make her different-not her teachers, not other kids, and not her single father. When a storm hits their rural town, rivers overflow, roads are flooded, and Rain goes missing. Rose's father shouldn't have let Rain out. Now, Rose has to find her dog, even if it means leaving he routines and safe places to search. Hearts will break and spirits will soar for this powerful story, brilliantly told from Rose's point of view.

 

"Jubilee!: One Man's Big, Bold, and Very, Very Loud Celebration of Peace"

By: Alicia Potter

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As a young boy growing up in Ireland, Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore loved music — the louder, the better! This love of music followed him to Boston in 1849, where he became a bandleader. During the brutal Civil War, it was music that kept up his spirits and those of his fellow soldiers. So when the war ended and peace was restored to the country, Patrick had an idea. He would create the biggest, boldest, loudest concert the world had ever known to celebrate. A peace jubilee! But with twelve cannons, forty church bells, one thousand musicians, and ten thousand singers, just how would all of this sound? Matt Tavares’s spirited illustrations burst with sound words in perfect harmony with Alicia Potter’s triumphant story of the joy of music.

 

The CLC & FSU Students Invade Ireland!

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Over two weeks in January 2014, Dr. Bingman and Dr. Ornstein took five graduate students and six undergraduate students to The Emerald Isle. There, students had the opportunity to share American children's literature, teach, and observe in multiple Irish classrooms. They also had the opportunity to travel all over the country and visit popular attractions such as, The Blarney Castle and Stone, The Bunratty Castle, The Cliffs of Moher, Dublin, Galway,Cork, and many more places. Click on the links below to follow along the students adventures via their blogs!

Students Blogs:

Sarah Fuller

Courtney Hersch

Maryssa Castillo

Susan Sebastian

Yasi Parsi

Katie Raith

Hannah Hare

Whitney Rhodes

Julie Thomas

Addie Eisentrout

Elle Wilson