August 21, 2017

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka Art Graces Library in Northampton, MA

A new mural by the “Lunch Lady” author at the Forbes Library in Northampton, MA, transformed a stairwell leading to the kids’ area.

Resource Roundup: Teaching and Curriculum Supports on Antibias and Social Justice

Articles, videos, lesson plans, and other resources for educators preparing to talk to kids and teens about Charlottesville, racism, and hatred.

Warcross by Marie Lu | SLJ Review

LU, Marie. Warcross. 368p. Putnam. Sept. 2017. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780399547966. POP

Gr 8 Up –A highly engaging and incredibly exciting science fiction novel for young adults. Emika Chen is a bounty hunter living in a futuristic New York City. Emika has a juvenile record and spent time in the foster care system after her father died. She is struggling to pay her bills, and is banking on getting enough from the next bounty to settle up with her landlord. In the midst of […]

#flipgridfever: New features for fall

Amidst a fury of #FlipGridFever, our friends at Flipgrid recently announced major enhancements in a product I loved at first sight. (See just a couple of my posts from Let’s test drive FlipGrid to Announcing Flipgrid One (now free to all teachers). One thing you’ll notice if you go back and watch the live-streamed launch event that […]

Easy as 1-2-3 | The Best of the New Math Books

From enchanting picture books to engrossing manuals, these offerings will provide fresh ways to present and explore ideas and reinforce fundamentals.


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Webcasts

Engaging Reluctant Readers in Your Library

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
Reaching all young readers can be challenging. Attend this webcast to explore ways to help increase interest in all YA and middle readers in your public or school library. You will hear from public and school librarians on how they reach their reluctant and struggling readers and how they work together to ensure every reader is engaged.
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Sharing eBooks Across Schools & Districts: How Educators Make It Work

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
Join us for this engaging session with library specialists Joshua Pease and Lori Slingerland from the Connect Information Technology Center. Pease and Slingerland will provide valuable insight into how Connect delivers eBooks and audiobooks to its member schools and districts across Northeast Ohio through a cost-effective shared digital collection.
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Fall for New Nonfiction

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT
Entice the inquisitive minds of your nonfiction fans with informative and engaging titles! This must-see webinar highlights a variety of fascinating subjects that will appeal to students and patrons of all ages.
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These Teens Started a Sign Language Storytime and YouTube Channel

Members of the ASL Club at Maine West High School in Des Plaines, IL, lead storytimes for local preschoolers and others via YouTube.

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