EMC News Blog

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Original Student-Produced Picture Books on Display in the EMC

Students  who took English 405/605 last semester created picture books for children.  These students both wrote and illustrated the books.  Some of these books are now on display in the EMC.  Come by and  take a look  at the impressive creativity of UWO students.

Friday, May 11, 2012


Congratulations to all who are graduating or have completed another school year.  If you  are in the area, always feel welcome to use the EMC's print and online resources.  The EMC website address is http://www.uwosh.edu/library/emc/.  Also, come in and say hi.

Stephen Katz
Coordinator, Education Materials Collection
Polk Library
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Maurice Sendak Dead at 83

Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are and many other children's books, died yesterday at age 83.  Here's a link to more about his life and achievements: http://childrensbooks.about.com/cs/authorsillustrato/a/sendakartistry.htm

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Children Choose Their Favorite Book

The Irma Black Award is unique in that children are the final judges of the book that wins the award.  Books under consideration for this award are those in which text and illustrations are inseparable. This years winners were just announced.

 The winner of the 2012 award is:
 What Animals Really Like by Fiona Robinson. 

The books which received the silver medal are:
You Will Be My Friend! by Peter Brown
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel by Dan Yaccarino

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What are Bullies Really After?

According to this linked article, bullies are primarily interested in gaining status with peers.  Here's the link: http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=16738

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

FYI - Only 2 Newbery Audio Books Left

As of Wednesday late afternoon, there were only 2 audio versiosn of Newbery Award books remaining. They are on display on the counter opposite the EMC reference desk.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Is Less More When It Comes to Homework?

A team of researchers in Australia have found that excessive amounts of homework can lower test scores. Here's the link to an article about this research: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/30/too-much-homework-test-scores_n_1391134.html?ref=education&ir=Education