Thursday, June 28, 2007

Need a booklist?

You can generate booklists of award-winning books by using the Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature


Browse the articles on the Great Schools website

You will find articles and booklists arranged by grade:

Check OSCAR ( the library catalog to find and check out these books!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

An Opportunity for Young Writers and Illustrators ages 6-12!

Call for Submissions
Become a Published Young Author or Illustrator!

Launch Pad: Where Young Authors and Illustrators Take Off! is now accepting fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, and artwork by children ages 6-12. We are looking for creative works about the following themes:

The Ocean
Fairy Tales & Fantasy

Launch Pad: Where Young Authors and Illustrators Take Off! is scheduled to debut with a January/February 2008 print issue. Please visit to review our submission guidelines!

Printable handouts:

Email submissions and queries to:
Or mail to:
Launch Pad
P.O. Box 80578
Baton Rouge, LA 70898

College Bound Honor Students Alert!-6/23/07

Kevin C. Hudson
Director of College Admission & Advising The Wight Foundation, Inc.

1. Are you an Honor student?

2. Are you focused on attending college?

3. Do schools like Princeton, Harvard, MIT, TCNJ, Stanford, Vassar, CalTech, Williams and Yale seem out of your reach?

4. Do you wonder how you will be admitted to a college of your choice?

5. Do you wonder how you and your family will be able to afford college?

The Wight Foundation Education Fair provides an opportunity for students and families from urban Essex County and surrounding New Jersey communities and counties to learn about the college admission process for highly selective colleges and universities.

Admission and Financial Aid professionals will provide insight into the process and answer all of those questions you wanted to know about highly selective admissions.


1. Honor Students in the Classes of 2008, 2009, 2010.

2. Parents/Guardians of Honor Students in the Class of 2008, 2009, 2010.

3. All Class of 2008, 2009, 2010 Wight Foundation Scholars & Parents/Guardians.

4. Community College Honor Students.

5. Counselors, Mentors, Administrators of HS Honor Students.

The schedule and a brief sample listing of schools
are below:

Saturday, June 23, 2007 8:30 am ET - 3:00 pm ETNewark, NJ


8:30am - 9:30am

Opening Remarks


"Demystifying the College Application and Admission Process"
10:00am to 11:15am

"Understanding College Financial Aid"
11:30am to 12:45pm

College Fair
1:00pm to 3:00pm


Princeton University
Bates College
Barnard College
Bowdoin College
University of Pennsylvania
Boston College
University of Chicago
Dartmouth College
Bryn Mawr College
The College of New Jersey
Oberlin College
Wellesley College

and many more...


Essex County College (ECC)is located at 303 University Avenue in Newark, NJ. Participants should enter the Market Street/Martin Luther King Boulevard entrance for the event. NJ Transit provides multiple options to access ECC via bus or connections through the Newark Light Rail.


Contact: Kevin C. Hudson, Director of College Admission & Advising for The Wight Foundation at\