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April 18, 2015

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Avant-Garde Children’s Lit: Mac Barnett on “The Skunk” and Writing Picture Books

Author Mac Barnett talks about his new picture book illustrated by Patrick McDonnell, The Skunk, and muses on the intelligence of young readers and the role of experimentation within the world of children’s literature.

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Common Sense Education Launches Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Gaming Platform

Digital Compass, a choose-your-own-adventure gaming platform, aims to teach middle school students about the opportunities and pitfalls of the digital world.

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Taking It to the Stage With Readers Theater

Readers Theater gets kids up on their feet and learning—and it’s lots of fun.

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Using Comics to Teach English Language Learners

During librarian Dawn K. Wing’s time as a high school ESL teacher years ago, she developed curricula that enabled English language learners to practice their English language skills across all modalities by reading and creating visual narratives.

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Make ‘Em Laugh | Listen In

An assortment of amusing and aurally awesome audiobooks.



Young adult author Kathleen Hale’s tale of being catfished by a reviewer and then stalking her in The Guardian last October incited hot-button responses and discussion in the book community. One of the questions that emerged from the dialogue was, “Why are book reviews anonymous?” and “Is anonymity necessary?” We open these questions to two sides.

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Washington Library Media Association Releases Op-Ed: “Look in School Libraries for Graduation Rates”

Two Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) presidents, future and current, have written an op-ed article urging the public to take WLMA’s new impact study, connecting student achievement with teacher librarians, very seriously.

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Common Sense Education Launches Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Gaming Platform

Digital Compass, a choose-your-own-adventure gaming platform, aims to teach middle school students about the opportunities and pitfalls of the digital world.

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Capstone Announces New PebbleGo Dinosaurs

At the Texas Library Association annual conference in Austin this week, Capstone unveils its pre-K−3 database PebbleGo Dinosaurs.

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Avant-Garde Children’s Lit: Mac Barnett on “The Skunk” and Writing Picture Books

Author Mac Barnett talks about his new picture book illustrated by Patrick McDonnell, The Skunk, and muses on the intelligence of young readers and the role of experimentation within the world of children’s literature.

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Those Tired Summer Reading Lists. Here’s What to Do.

Many librarians say it’s time to overhaul the whole idea of mandatory reading in June, July, and August. Read what they’re doing about it—and check out 10 tips to flip the summer reading experience.

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Make ‘Em Laugh | Listen In

An assortment of amusing and aurally awesome audiobooks.

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Pictures of the Week: Kwame Alexander Named Bank Street College of Education’s First Writer-in-Residence

On April 6, 2015 Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander was celebrated at Bank Street College of Education as the school’s first Writer-in-Residence for its Center for Children’s Literature.

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Feature Articles

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Those Tired Summer Reading Lists. Here’s What to Do.

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Make ‘Em Laugh | Listen In

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Poems for All Seasons| NCTE 2015 Notable Poetry List

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Webcasts

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Blending Print & Digital Resources in K-12 Classrooms: More Personalized, More Engaging, More Collaborative

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join SLJ and Brain Hive for a FREE one-hour webinar on best practices for supporting K-12 literacy initiatives in the digital age! We’ll explore how librarians, curriculum directors, and teachers can make teaching and learning sweeter by combining print and digital resources to differentiate and personalize instruction.
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Creepy Thrillers and Seriously Wicked Titles for Spring | Hot Books for Teens

Join SLJ reviews senior editor Shelley Diaz as she moderates a free one-hour webcast featuring presentations on teen romances, gripping sci-fi, and insightful postapocalyptic works that will keep teens buzzing. Archive is now available!

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New Spring Nonfiction for the Library, Classroom and Home

This free webcast, moderated by Jess deCourcy Hinds, the library director of Bard H.S. Early College Queens, will showcase a wide range of reading materials and educational series covering motorcycles, wildlife, history, kid-friendly culinary recipes, research projects, thinkers, innovators, and many other new nonfiction titles all with plenty to offer librarians serving today’s youth. Archive is now available!

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Pictures of the Week

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Pictures of the Week: Kwame Alexander Named Bank Street College of Education’s First Writer-in-Residence

On April 6, 2015 Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander was celebrated at Bank Street College of Education as the school’s first Writer-in-Residence for its Center for Children’s Literature.

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