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Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
Call Number: PS3618.O8755 F36 2013 - Chapter Books
In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. She doesn't want to. Now that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She's got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone. For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

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A Passion for Victory: The Story of the Olympics in Ancient and Early Modern Times - Benson Bobrick
Call Number: GV721.5.B63 2012 - Stacks
From the barefoot races of 8th century BC to the underwater obstacle courses in the early 20th century to the high-tension Berlin Games preceding World War II, the Olympics have always been exciting dramas of athletic prowess and human interest. In A Passion for Victory, award-winning author Benson Bobrick tells the details of the captivating story of the Olympic Games, starting with their inception in Ancient Greece. This wonderfully readable narrative is rich with anecdotes and profiles of athletes and weaves in important historical events to create a complete picture of each installment of the Games.

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Dinosaur Kisses - David Ezra Stein
Call Number: PZ7.S8179 DI 2013x - Picture Books
WHOMP! An energetic young dinosaur figures out her own way to give a kiss in the latest from the creator of the Caldecott Honor-winning Interrupting Chicken. For newly hatched dinosaur Dinah, the world is an exciting place. There is so much to see and do. She tries this - STOMP! And she tries that - CHOMP! Then she sees a kiss and knows just what she wants to try next. Who can she kiss? And after a few disastrous attempts, can she figure out how to give someone a kiss without whomping, chomping, or stomping them first? Young children will chuckle and cheer when Dinah finds just the right creature for her dinosaur kisses in this funny new picture book from David Ezra Stein.


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Welcome to the Curriculum Center Website!

Established in 2001, the Maureen P. Sullivan Curriculum Center is a collection of PreK-12 educational resources designed to support schools and programs on campus working with children including the School of Education, Music Education, School Counseling and School Psychology programs, Speech and Language Pathology, ESL and children's and young adult literature courses.

Resources provide curriculum and instructional experiences representative of those that foster global and multicultural education and encourage an appreciation of the values of ethnic, social and cultural diversity.  The circulating collection includes the most up-to-date materials published by the leading professional development and educational organizations and children's literature publishers.

Designed for individual, small group and course-integrated collaboration, the Curriculum Center plays an innovative and integral role in the educational opportunities of a Duquesne education and is available to all current Duquesne students and faculty, as well as University alumni.


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Renewing Materials

Standard Borrowing Policies for

Curriculum Center Materials


Undergrad Loan Period

Graduate Loan Period

A-V Materials   

1 Week - 1 Renewal 1 Week - 1 Renewal

Big Books (Folio)

4 Weeks - 1 Renewal

If part of a kit:

1 Week - 1  Renewal

8 Weeks - 2 Renewals

If part of a kit:

1 Week - 1  Renewal


1 Week - 1 Renewal 1 Week - 1 Renewal

Picture Books and

Chapter Books   

4 Weeks - 1 Renewal    8 Weeks - 2 Renewals

Praxis Materials

4 Weeks - 1 Renewal 8 Weeks - 2 Renewals

Puppets and


1 Week - 1 Renewal 1 Week - 1 Renewal


4 Weeks - 1 Renewal 8 Weeks - 1 Renewal

Book Limits

25 Books    50 Books


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Danielle Buck Henzler, M.S. Ed.
Curriculum Center Coordinator
(412) 396-1858

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