Showing posts with label The Global Bookshelf. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Global Bookshelf. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Nice Selection of Travel Books for Kids

Last month I introduced The Global Bookshelf as a good place to find books to inspire students to see the world. This week Gillian, the woman behind The Global Bookshelf, added a new section dedicated to travel stories for kids. The collection is relatively small at the moment (21 titles) but is sure to grow.

Applications for Education
As I mentioned last month Gillian is very keen to have others add their book reviews to The Global Bookshelf. If you have high school students who have read some travel narratives, consider having them write a review to share on The Global Bookshelf. This is a great way to provide an authentic audience for your students' work.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Inspire Students to Read and Travel With The Global Bookshelf

The Global Bookshelf is a book search and recommendation engine that was started by my friend Gillian Duffy. The purpose of The Global Bookshelf is to help people find travel stories. The books you'll find aren't travel guides, they're travel stories that could inspire you to visit a new place and experience a new culture. You can browse The Global Bookshelf by region, genre, and book format (Kindle, PDF, physical book).

Applications for Education
Gillian is very keen to have others add their book reviews to The Global Bookshelf. If you have high school students who have read some travel narratives, consider having them write a review to share on The Global Bookshelf. This is a great way to provide an authentic audience for your students' work.

Of course, The Global Bookshelf is good place for your students to find books that they may enjoy reading. Maybe they'll read a story that sets them off to explore the world.