Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes: From Breakfast to Dinner & Everything In Between

Thanksgiving—a holiday filled with food, family, giving thanks….and, well, more food. As one of the most anticipated meals of the year, Thanksgiving dinner is bound to leave the family with an abundance of leftovers. While the cold turkey sandwich is always a favorite go-to, Gale resources are here to show you that there is so much … Read more

It Tastes So Good: Books and Food

By Mary Kelly

 

Think about your favorite movie, book or television show. Chances are eating and drinking is essential to the plot, character, or setting. Everything from the eating cheesecake with the Golden Girls to Game of Thrones (both the book and the television show) food is almost another character. Food and drink are symbolic in every culture: making a toast with a drink, the new bride and groom eating wedding cake, bringing a casserole to someone in mourning. Sharing food and drink is our way of connecting to each other, our ancestors, and our culture. It is essentially, unspoken communication and is less about the actual food and more about what it is trying to communicate.

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Celebrate With a Splash of Color, Ole!

Posted on May 2, 2016

By Candy Jones-Guerin

In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is primarily observed in the state of Puebla where General Zaragoza’s lead the country to triumph over the French invasion and bolstered the resistance movement.

Here in the United States we have embraced this day as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage.  Classrooms and communities across the country hang paper banners, cook up delicious food and share stories and dance from this celebrated culture.

If you are looking for resources to get your celebration started, look no further.  We have great resources on history, celebrated figures, climate and travel.

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Earth Day 2016: What will you be studying?

Posted on March 16, 2016

By Candy Jones-Guerin

Earth Day is the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year. March 20th marks a day of action to encourage changes in human behavior and provoke policy change for our planet.

Schools across the world will be talking to their students about our precious resources and encouraging them to think about how to care for their future.  Will you be joining the conversation?

Here are some recent titles to help you get the conversation started:

Projects with Recycling and Reusing, 1st Edition
March 2016
Readers will learn how to care for their environment as they make all sorts of fun crafts with supplies that can be found around the house. See how to make a bird feeder from a milk carton, a pocket pouch from cloth, musical shares from plastic bottles which are just a few of the projects you’ll find. In addition they will learn important facts about conversation and waste with insightful text and engaging photos.

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GVRL Partner Publisher: DK

DK eBooks

DK (formerly Dorling Kindersley) is the choice of librarians, parents, children and general readers worldwideStep-by-step guide. From animal facts to travel guides to gardening, DK is renowned for its distinctive, highly visual books that educate and entertain.

Currently available titles like The Science Book, Crochet,  and Small Space Garden Ideas  appeal to people of all ages and offer ideal summer reading or summer researching of activities.

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Celebrate National Jelly Bean Day with the Yummiest 19th-Century Confections!

By Melissa Rayner

Did you know that April 22 is National Jelly Bean Day? Well, I say, “Why stop at jelly beans when there are so many other tasty treats to be had?”

Let’s take a look into the kitchen of yesteryear to find the most delectable confections of yore. Extra points to anyone who decides to try their hand at any of these delightful recipes.

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