January 18, 2018

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Chronicle Acts To Replace Image in ‘The Ultimate Book of Space’

Image of girl having dress lifted by a robot draws criticism, will be removed from future reprints.

33 Titles To Jump-Start Black History Month

In an effort to make our coverage of Black History Month a more nuanced and valuable experience, we’ll be posting several related roundups throughout January and February.

The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis | SLJ Review

Gr 5-8 –Oversized like an ox, 12-year-old Charlie Bobo and his sharecropper parents eke out a living on the Tanner Plantation deep in South Carolina in 1858.

Librarians Use “Ready to Code” Grants, Learn From Each Other

Librarians from across the country are helping ALA create a toolkit of coding resources.

33 Titles To Jump-Start Black History Month

In an effort to make our coverage of Black History Month a more nuanced and valuable experience, we’ll be posting several related roundups throughout January and February.


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33 Titles To Jump-Start Black History Month

In an effort to make our coverage of Black History Month a more nuanced and valuable experience, we’ll be posting several related roundups throughout January and February.

Librarians Use “Ready to Code” Grants, Learn From Each Other

Librarians from across the country are helping ALA create a toolkit of coding resources.

Picture Books in the Dorm Room?

How two college professors used curated “book bags” to help undergraduates develop a deeper understanding of children’s literature.

Using Nonfiction in Book Clubs for Tweens

When planning for student book clubs, don’t forget about nonfiction, says librarian Jennifer Wharton.

Pictures of the Week | A Margaret Wise Brown Tattoo

Author and illustrator Sarah Jacoby sports a tattoo based on an illustration discovered at the Margaret Wise Brown Archive at Hollins University.

“Olympians” Author George O’Connor Shares His Tricks of the Trade

George O’Connor speaks with SLJ about Hermes: Tales of the Trickster, the latest in his beloved “Olympians” series and an SLJ Popular Pick.

‘The Hate U Give’ Returns to H.S. Shelves in Katy, TX

The Texas school district returned the book to high school libraries pending review.

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Webcasts

Talks With Authors

Despite the fact that I told them I dropped an f-bomb back in my first-ever preschool story hour, the powers that be have still decided that I’m going to host my first-ever live webcast, and it’s coming your way this coming Wednesday. For “Exploring Race, Mistakes, and Friendship through Poetry,” I’ll be joined by Irene Latham, […]

Take the Plunge: STREAM

Add an “R,” Reading, to STEAM and ramp up student learning. In this free session, you’ll glean insight from STREAM practitioners and tips on integrating science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, and math.
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Meet Education Hurdles Head On: Tips and Tools for Success!

Helping teachers access a wide range of quality content for classroom assignments and lesson plans can be overwhelming. Attend this live webinar to hear from a Teacher Librarian who has met this challenge head-on and is successfully connecting her users to valuable digital resources.
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Pictures of the Week

Pictures of the Week | A Margaret Wise Brown Tattoo

Author and illustrator Sarah Jacoby sports a tattoo based on an illustration discovered at the Margaret Wise Brown Archive at Hollins University.

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