the second issue of The Scratchboard. This issue will discuss eBooks, Doug’s
Corner, and upcoming reviews. All links in
newsletter are bold and underlined.
Resources & Memorials
Resources & Memorials
It was not the
original intent of Doug’s Reading
Corner to develop memorial web pages, but I
decided I needed to recognize the fallen. The main sub-section includes
a list of charities to which you can contribute. I have also listed
several children’s books recommended by the APA that discuss the
loss of loved ones. Also listed are sites that help adults and children
in dealing with tragedies.
memorial pages exist right now. Included are Doug’s
FDNY Memorial Corner, Doug’s
NYPD Memorial Corner, and Doug’s
Port Authority Memorial Corner. You are also
invited to visit my FDNY,
NYPD & Port Authority Memorial Message Board
(no longer exists). More memorials will be arriving as numbers that are
more accurate can be obtained about those lost.
may be asking yourself, “What is an eBook?” An eBook is a
digitally reproduced book that can be viewed on your Mac, PC, or
portable reader. Gemstar
produces portable eBook readers that can store up to 10 novels.
Acrobat eBook Reader are the two main
software-based eBook readers available for your PC or Mac. The best
part is these programs are FREE to download. Amazon
& Noble also provide links to download
you can bookmark pages, add notes, add
drawings, and highlight text. Font size and many other features are
adjustable. The Encarta Pocket Dictionary can also added
to Microsoft Reader.
You need to register for a Microsoft® .NET
Passport to activate Microsoft
Reader. Microsoft also offers a Kids Passport
that parents can control. I have not used the Kids
Passport, so you might want to review its
agreements before use.
Acrobat eBook Reader
a few more features than Microsoft Reader
which are easily adjusted from the main viewing window.
You can bookmark pages, add notes, and highlight text. Text can be
sharpened or you can zoom in on the page. You can rotate the page or
view two pages at one time.
& Noble have a handful of eBooks available for young readers. Many more
are released each day. netLibrary also
loans thousands of eBooks through their
site. They can be read on-line or with neLibrary
eBook Reader that you can download off their site. Go
to How to Create a neLibrary Account to read more
about the service. Not many children’s books are available at neLibrary.
am currently working on reviews for The Giving Tree by Shel
Silverstein, Olivia Saves The Circus by Ian Falconer, and The Polar
Express by Chris Van Allsburg. If you would like to receive e-mail
updates about new services or sites about children’s literature
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Holidays and a Happy New Year to you and your family.