Wosets, Wockets and Waskets

| By Debra Kirby |

The wild, wacky and wonderful world of Dr. Seuss has been the salvation of many an exhausted parent who, ready to call it a night, succumbs to their child’s plaintive cry for just one more bedtime story. The easy rhyming flow in Dr. Seuss stories always made it easy for me to read just a little longer.  There’s a Wocket in my Pocket was a favorite of both my daughters, who could recite word for word, page by page well before they were able to read – providing an opportunity for a little fun with unsuspecting relatives and friends who were amazed at how advanced my 3-year-old girls were.

I’ve been fortunate enough to continue to enjoy Dr. Seuss through my grandchildren and various mentoring programs through the years. The student I’m currently mentoring is a second grader who says Dr. Seuss is her favorite author, and Green Eggs and Ham her favorite book, though we recently both found Fox in Sox a little trying.

In honor of the National Education Association’s Read Across America, which kicks off on March 2, and is also Dr. Seuss’s birthday, I decided to learn a little more about the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, whose real name was Theodor Geisel. There are many interesting and some surprising facts to be found in Gale databases. Here are a few:

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As with any company, there are people within it (to put it simply) that know their stuff. Recently, we sat down with subject matter experts and asked them to discuss what distinguishes Gale eBooks on GVRL. From the platform itself, Gale’s publishing program, and acquiring content from 3rd party publishers to workflow tools, content digitization, … Read more

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Gale Celebrates Career Technical Education Month with New GVRL Collections

| By Nicole Albrecht | In today’s economy, challenging and high-skill employment opportunities are in demand, and secondary schools are striving to fill those opportunities with well-trained, motivated, and “career-ready” students. Through Career and Technical Education (CTE) centers and programs, high schools across America prepare their students for future careers through the framework and study … Read more

New Content Recently Added to National Geographic Virtual Library

The content below has been recently added and can be located in the product using Basic or Advanced Search forms. To view a list of all the content included in the National Geographic collections and for complete coverage information, please visit our Database Titles List. Stay tuned for updates on new content! National Geographic: People, Animals, … Read more