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May 27, 2015

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Hands-on Projects and Titles that Celebrate Maker and Latino Cultures | Libro por libro

Making and tinkering have long-been staples of the Hispanic community. Tim Wadham shares Spanish-language, bilingual, and Latino-focused books and crafts that are just right for maker spaces looking to diversify their offerings.

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Charged! From Atoms to Electricity | Touch and Go

Today’s app reviews cover introductions to foundational science topics studied at one point during every student’s career.

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Read It, Make It, Eat It | Great Picture Books with Recipes

Delicious picture books that feature appended recipes sure to delight readers and eaters alike.

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Ballerinas Behaving Badly: Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton on “Tiny Pretty Things”

Debut YA authors Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton discuss how they came to write Tiny Pretty Things, a novel about diverse ballerinas fighting for roles in a posh dance boarding school, and what inspired them to create the book packaging company for diverse teen books, CAKE Literary.

AAACora Cooks Pancit

Read It, Make It, Eat It | Great Picture Books with Recipes

Delicious picture books that feature appended recipes sure to delight readers and eaters alike.


CREATE A MAKER CULTURE AT YOUR LIBRARY


Build and field-test an educational maker program for your library with guidance from leaders in the maker movement in our 4-week online course: Maker Workshop: Create a Maker Culture at Your Library. Whether you're just getting started or already have a maker program up and running, you'll gain insights to help push your program to the next level, no matter your budget (from $0 to the sky's the limit).

The 4-week course starts June 3rd; learn more and register today!

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AAACora Cooks Pancit

Read It, Make It, Eat It | Great Picture Books with Recipes

Delicious picture books that feature appended recipes sure to delight readers and eaters alike.

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Ballerinas Behaving Badly: Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton on “Tiny Pretty Things”

Debut YA authors Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton discuss how they came to write Tiny Pretty Things, a novel about diverse ballerinas fighting for roles in a posh dance boarding school, and what inspired them to create the book packaging company for diverse teen books, CAKE Literary.

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Washington Study Further Ties Quality Library Programs to Student Success

A study released by the Washington Library Media Association joins a growing body of evidence showing that certified quality school library programs have a measurable impact on student performance and graduation rates.

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A Tomie dePaola Title and Myriad Animals on Holiday House Fall List | Publishers Preview

Upcoming titles star book-loving dogs, cats, and other creatures; diPaola returns to Holiday House after a 20-year hiatus publishing elsewhere.

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Hands-on Projects and Titles that Celebrate Maker and Latino Cultures | Libro por libro

Making and tinkering have long-been staples of the Hispanic community. Tim Wadham shares Spanish-language, bilingual, and Latino-focused books and crafts that are just right for maker spaces looking to diversify their offerings.

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Pictures of the Week: Author Gabrielle Balkan Wows Librarians at Quarto Fall Preview

On Wednesday May 13, Quarto Publishing USA presented its fall titles, calling attention to its new nonfiction imprint, Wide Eyed Editions. On hand was author Gabrielle Balkan, who discussed her The 50 States.

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How to Run a Library Volunteer Program that Students Love

On an average day, at least 10 students help Laura Gardner run the Dartmouth (MA) Middle School library. Altogether, over 40 seventh and eighth-grade students work there each year. She couldn’t do it without them.

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From Superheroes to Vampires: The Hottest Graphic Novels and Manga of 2015

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join Brigid Alverson, editor of SLJ’s “Good Comics for Kids,” along with a panel of experts who will share their views on the hottest graphic novels hitting book shelves this year. You’ll hear all about upcoming releases from DC, Dark Horse, Archie Comics, Del Rey, Marvel, Titan, and Viz Media, including Batman, Star Wars, Buffy, SHONEN JUMP, and more!
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Tests Are Changing: How to Keep Your Collections Up-to-Date

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us as Rosanne Cordell, Lauren Barack, and Barron’s publisher, Bob O’Sullivan, share insights and tips on ensuring your test-prep collections are up-to-date.
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Diverse Voices: A Discussion on Crafting Fiction, Nonfiction, and Audiobooks that Reflect and Celebrate Diversity

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join authors Sharon Draper, Jason Reynolds, Christy Hale, and Sandra Moore, along with librarian Thom Barthelmess, and SLJ editor Kiera Parrott for a conversation about diversity in kid and YA lit.
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Pictures of the Week

Michelle Bayuk, Gabrielle Balkan, and Betsy Bird

Pictures of the Week: Author Gabrielle Balkan Wows Librarians at Quarto Fall Preview

On Wednesday May 13, Quarto Publishing USA presented its fall titles, calling attention to its new nonfiction imprint, Wide Eyed Editions. On hand was author Gabrielle Balkan, who discussed her The 50 States.

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