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February 13, 2016

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Recalling a Book: Bowing to Pressure, or Righting Wrongs?
Is it ever right for a publisher to withdraw a children’s book based on public criticism, as in the case of A Birthday Cake for George Washington?

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Author Megan McDonald Named 2016 Spokesperson for National School Library Month

Judy Moody creator to support AASL’s National School Library month this April with outreach focusing on the importance of school libraries and librarians.

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iPads Reimagine Art Class

Here’s how one elementary-school art teacher used iPads and a Do lnk app to extend learning digitally and expand the curriculum.

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Middle Grade Author Mike Jung on Adolescence, Suburbia, and the Impact of WNDB | Under the Covers

Librarian Karen Yingling chats with middle grade author Mike Jung, whose latest work, Unidentified Suburban Object, comes out in April.

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iPads Reimagine Art Class

Here’s how one elementary-school art teacher used iPads and a Do lnk app to extend learning digitally and expand the curriculum.

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Secret Societies, Psychopaths, and Murder | Adult Books 4 Teens

An unreliable narrator with amnesia, a secret society orchestrating conspiracies, a decades-old mystery springing back to life: the novels in the latest Adult Books 4 Teens column contain just about every ingredient we’ve come to know and love in contemporary suspense thrillers.

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Middle Grade Author Mike Jung on Adolescence, Suburbia, and the Impact of WNDB | Under the Covers

Librarian Karen Yingling chats with middle grade author Mike Jung, whose latest work, Unidentified Suburban Object, comes out in April.

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Mind-Opening, Heart-Tugging TED Talks by Kid Lit Authors | Video Spotlight

What do Mac Barnett, Linda Sue Park, and Jarrett Krosoczka all have in common? Besides being award-winning and beloved children’s book authors, they’ve all delivered one heck of a TED talk.

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iPads Reimagine Art Class

Here’s how one elementary-school art teacher used iPads and a Do lnk app to extend learning digitally and expand the curriculum.

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Author Megan McDonald Named 2016 Spokesperson for National School Library Month

Judy Moody creator to support AASL’s National School Library month this April with outreach focusing on the importance of school libraries and librarians.

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Almost Home: How Public Libraries Serve Homeless Teenagers

Libraries offerings for these young people include drop-in card games, free car seats, and supplemental educational services.

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Animal Antics: Books & Activities for Independent Readers | Chapter Book Chat

Librarian Abby Johnson kicks off the new Chapter Book Chat column by recommending three animal tales, with accompanying activity ideas.

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On the Road | Meet the Reviewer Catherine Callegari

SLJ’s Luann Toth interviews longtime reviewer, Catherine Callegari, who is changing her career trajectory.

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Almost Home: How Public Libraries Serve Homeless Teenagers

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Great Science Fiction for Middle Graders | Focus On

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New Spring Nonfiction for the Library, Classroom and Home

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
These new materials allow educators to support higher learning standards, bolster curricula, and entice reluctant readers. Public library programming also often begins with a fresh, engaging nonfiction title. Join us on February 10th for this can’t-miss webcast.
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Reading on Mobile Devices: Challenges and Opportunities

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Smartphones and tablets may be the future of reading, but how does this work in today’s classroom and library? Join us for this free webcast from ISTE and SLJ to learn the latest on using mobile devices with students. Experts in the field will share insight and practical tips on everything from the finer points of 1:1 integration to the best apps, all toward enhancing multiple literacies among students and teachers alike.
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Using Technology to Engage the Reluctant Reader

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
In this free, resource-rich presentation, you’ll learn how to use online tools to instill a love of literature in new and reluctant readers. From virtual book clubs to the creative use of Instagram and Pinterest, this program will show how students can find the right book, share it with their peers, and expand their writing skills. An expert on the intersection of technology and literacy, Valerie Shinas, will provide added insight.
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Pictures of the Week | CCBC’s Second Annual Trivia Bowl

Tom Lichtenheld and Kathleen T. Horning admire the trophy of Paul Bunyan’s Babe the Blue Ox, awarded to the winning team at the Cooperative Children’s Book Council’s Second Annual Trivia Bowl.

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