December 11, 2016

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Mackin Launches Maker Division

The MackinMaker site is a resource for an array of maker tools, from complete kits for newbies to sophisticated supplies for maker gurus.

Giant Squid: Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book

Giant Squid By Candace Fleming, Illustrated by Eric Rohmann Published by Roaring Brook Press, 2016 ISBN: 978-1-59643-599-5 All Ages 2017 Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children  Book Review Giant squid remains a mystery. The first photograph of a living giant squid was not taken until 2004; the first video of a live giant […]

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Engineering, Inspired by Kid Lit

How can Hugo Cabret wind the clock faster? Novel Engineering, a Tufts STEM initiative, draws technical challenges from children’s literature.

Libraries Ready to Code!

The library is a great place to introduce the ready to code concept because we’re public, we’re free, we’re easily accessible. After School Services Manager (Queens, New York) It’s really not just coding. It is a way of thinking and perceiving and problem-solving. Teacher Librarian (Norman, Oklahoma) When I’m coding… I really feel like I […]

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On the Map | Touch and Go

Injecting game play or interactive quizzes into lessons can help them go down a bit more smoothly. Here are two apps that offer students of geography both “learn” and “play” opportunities.


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Mackin Launches Maker Division

The MackinMaker site is a resource for an array of maker tools, from complete kits for newbies to sophisticated supplies for maker gurus.

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A New Library Card for Rep. John Lewis | Picture of the Week

Staff at the Fairfax County (VA) Library sent a new library card to “March” trilogy author John Lewis, who was denied one in 1956 because of his race.

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Four Youth Librarians Among 2016 “I Love My Librarian” Winners

Among the 10 winners from around the country, each of whom were awarded $5,000, were three school librarians and a youth services librarian, all with inspiring accomplishments.

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Stars? He’s Got It Covered: Introducing Artist Christian Robinson | Up Close

Cover artist Christian Robinson talks about his work, his interests, and some of his forthcoming picture books to keep an eye out for.

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Engineering, Inspired by Kid Lit

How can Hugo Cabret wind the clock faster? Novel Engineering, a Tufts STEM initiative, draws technical challenges from children’s literature.

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Parent Objects to Depiction of Islam in Textbook

A middle school parent in Tennessee has asked that ‘My World History’ be removed from the seventh grade curriculum.

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Categories Blur as Teen Lit Comes of Age

A look at the elastic borders of YA, New Adult, and adult publishing.

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Pop Literacy

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
The Walking Dead, hip-hop, Snapchat, and the U.S. presidential race. All resources for learning. We’ll explore new literacies in practice to glean how student-led exploration using meaningful topics and engaging tools can make learning pop.
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STEAM, with an Emphasis on “A”

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Among the hottest trends in education, STEAM has thus far focused predominantly on science, tech, engineering and math. We’ll explore art, how it integrates with STEM, with advice from educator experts.
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Behind the Books: SLJ In Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join Library Journal/School Library Journal reviews director Kiera Parrott for an in-depth conversation with three top-notch children’s and teen book editors. They’ll discuss their how they build relationships with their authors and find new voices, share insider stories about working on manuscripts, and chat about what they make of all that award-season buzz. Each editor will also give a sneak peek at several upcoming titles.
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A New Library Card for Rep. John Lewis | Picture of the Week

Staff at the Fairfax County (VA) Library sent a new library card to “March” trilogy author John Lewis, who was denied one in 1956 because of his race.

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