May 30, 2017

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SLJ Debuts “Higher Ground” Column on College, Career Readiness

School Library Journal has launched “Higher Ground,” a new monthly column covering all aspects of college and career readiness.

Design Thinking, and a Library Update, With Third Graders

An elementary school librarian and her students reconceive their library to make it more conducive to Project Based Learning.

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel | SLJ Review

ISRAEL, Julie. Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index. 352p. Penguin/Kathy Dawson Bks. May. 2017. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780735228177.

Gr 9 Up –It has been 65 days since Camie died in a car accident. Her sister, Juniper, has been coping with the aftermath of the event. She can’t find happiness and struggles with former relationships. Juniper then discovers a mysterious letter from her late sister addressed to “You” and begins a mission to learn who the intended recipient is. While on the […]

Check123 Video Encyclopedia

Sometimes you just need a little video to act as a hook, to activate prior learning, to get kiddos up to speed, to engage. You search the usual video platforms and sift through lists of noisy results. Check123 Video Encyclopedia is a promising solution. The social video platform curates more than 20,000 from all over […]

Kid-Approved Themes for Spanish and Bilingual Storytimes | Libro por libro

Looking for ways to create a monstrously good storytime with bilingual or Spanish-language picture books? Tim Wadham presents sample storytimes suggestions, complete with music and craft ideas.


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SLJ Debuts “Higher Ground” Column on College, Career Readiness

School Library Journal has launched “Higher Ground,” a new monthly column covering all aspects of college and career readiness.

In the College and Career Information Gap, Libraries Could Make the Difference | Higher Ground

Students and others seeking guidance on college and career are hard-pressed to find good information. Libraries can play a crucial role in helping people connect with their future.

Librarians To Be the Stars of a 2018 Calendar

In a special edition calendar from Capstone, a year’s worth of stunning photos will highlight the depth and breadth of librarians’ passions, skills, and personalities.

VA School Librarians Spearhead Historic Community Collaboration

65 trees, each one in memory of a fallen Civil War soldier, are planted at a high school on a historic parcel of land through a collaboration of librarians, teachers, and local and national organizations.

Use Props in Early Learning Programs To Add New Dimension

Puppets, photos, stuffed animals, flannel boards, and instruments can be useful in programs for preschoolers for these five reasons.

Kid-Approved Themes for Spanish and Bilingual Storytimes | Libro por libro

Looking for ways to create a monstrously good storytime with bilingual or Spanish-language picture books? Tim Wadham presents sample storytimes suggestions, complete with music and craft ideas.

“Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix” Launches with Library Event in Los Angeles

The children’s biography celebrates Korean American heritage and illuminates how Choi launched a street food revolution.

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Webcasts

Sharing eBooks Means Caring

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT
Hear from a panel of experts who are sharing their eBook collections with locals schools about how resource sharing increases utilization of the library’s digital collections, engages students as public library patrons and broadens the library’s impact in its community.
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Technology to Aid the Struggling Reader

Join this free, resource-rich program for tips on how to leverage technology to help new and struggling readers. Learn about the best storytelling apps, digital sources of high-interest content for kids and teens, and more.
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The Hottest Graphic Novels of Spring 2017

Join Brigid Alverson, Editor and Writer at School Library Journal, along with a panel of insiders who will share their views on the hottest graphic novels hitting book shelves this spring. You’ll hear all about upcoming releases from Diamond Books, Viz Media and Dark Horse Books.
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Pictures of the Week

The Christopher Awards | Picture of the Week

Six winning books for young people were announced at the Christopher Awards gala in New York City on May 16.

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