June 24, 2017

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Teaching With Science Comics

The latest generation of science-oriented graphic novels entertain as much as they educate.

Summer Reading 2017

Summer Reading 2017 The Classroom Bookshelf will be taking a summer vacation, returning on Monday, August 28th. As our final entry for the academic year, we offer you a collection of links designed to keep you and the children and young adults in your life happily reading over the next several months. We wish you […]

Standout STEM Reads | SLJ Spotlight

Most children’s and YA books on STEM subjects can be a tad didactic; however, these recent offerings are anything but dull.

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How One Library in Illinois is Using New Technology to Engage (and Inspire) Patrons

Meet Heather Hageli. Heather is the Early Literacy Coordinator for the Vernon Area Public Library (VAPL). The VAPL’s 50,000 square foot building is full of excellent resources found in most libraries. But, Heather just brought in an exciting, new tool that is showing her patrons the true power of words.

Touch Press’s “Word Runners” App | Touch and Go

Amplify and Touch Press have joined forces to issue educational, skill-building games, one per month, on a subscription basis.


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How One Library in Illinois is Using New Technology to Engage (and Inspire) Patrons

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Meet Heather Hageli. Heather is the Early Literacy Coordinator for the Vernon Area Public Library (VAPL). The VAPL’s 50,000 square foot building is full of excellent resources found in most libraries. But, Heather just brought in an exciting, new tool that is showing her patrons the true power of words.

“Please Don’t Talk About Your LGBTQ+ Book”: Barbara Dee on “Star-Crossed” and Her Recent School Visit Experience

Barbara Dee’s latest novel features a middle school-aged character who crushes on both girls and boys. At a recent school visit, teachers told Ms. Dee not to mention the book.

Teaching With Science Comics

The latest generation of science-oriented graphic novels entertain as much as they educate.

“Build a Better World” with Chapter Books

Chapter Book Chat columnist Abby Johnson recommends three recent titles (along with lesson plan and activity ideas) that fit perfectly with the “Build A Better World” summer reading theme.

This Indiana Teacher of the Year Is a Librarian

Kathleen Rauth, a media specialist in Indianapolis, is an example of “innovative instructional practices.”

Tired of Fidget Spinners? Embrace Them As Teaching Tools, Not Just Toys

Librarian Christina Keasler advises educators to embrace the recent fidget spinner craze—and incorporate them into lesson plans and summer activities.

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Sharing eBooks Means Caring

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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A Stellar Lineup of Authors at the AAP/SLJ Children’s Librarians’ Dinner | BookExpo 2017

This year’s AAP/SLJ Dinner included favorites Mo Willems, Mitali Perkins, Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome, as well as debut authors Tochi Onyebuchi, Dusti Bowling, and Byron Pitts.

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