What if instead of viewing the teen years as a period in life that must be survived, we learn to embrace the potentially positive power of these formative years? In ‘Brainstorm,’ David J. Siegel, a neuropsychiatrist, offers a look at adolescent development and behavior informed by recent findings on how the brain works.
The College Board announced sweeping changes to the SAT test that will align the exam more closely with what students learn in the classroom and more accurately reflect their future performance in college.
This recording is delightful and leaves one with the understanding and appreciation that the land is always there for those who take time to truly see and appreciate it.
If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be, and how would you do it? Teacher librarians Sherry Gick and Matthew Winner are asking students this very question with a collaborative, student-driven initiative they’re calling GeniusCon.
The Chicago Public Library will open and staff six more YOUmedia teen spaces this summer, along with temporary “pop-ups” in 12 branches, thanks to an additional $2 million from the MacArthur Foundation and $500,000 approved by the Chicago City Council.
From women’s political history to an in-depth look at John Brown’s war against slavery, the nonfiction offerings for older students reviewed in our March issue will inspire critical thinking.
A diverse offering of informational books are reviewed in our March issue, including beautiful dung beetles, fascinating fractals, and the evolution of the eye.
Classic literature retold, major conflicts from the 20th century, and one very odd pizza delivery boy can all be found in our eclectic array of reviews in the March issue.
Several YA novels in our March issue capitalize on the Downton Abbey fandom, including Bethany Hagen’s postapocalyptic Landry Park, Katherine Longshore’s drama-filled Manor of Secrets, and Leila Rasheed’s lush Diamonds & Deceit.
Our March issue is chock-full of excellent middle grade offerings: Gary Blackwood’s tale of an orphan living in 1835 Philadelphia with nothing but his masterful ability to play chess; Nikki Loftin’s enchanting retelling of “The Nightingale”; and Emma Trevayne’s meticulously created steampunk world.
Luminous and inspiring picture books abound in the March issue, including a collection of previously unpublished poems by Margaret Wise Brown, the tale of a little boy who proudly wears a tangerine dress—even in the face of cruel comments, and an oddly lovable sloth.
Baby animals, a tooting toddler, and die-cuts galore: this smattering of board books will appeal to your youngest readers.
Otters run wild in No Otter Zone. The Criterion Collection offers two classic comedians kids should know. Neil Gaiman reads Fortunately, the Milk, and Dreamscape Media brings back Willa Cather’s lyrical O Pioneers!
Judge successfully balances the humor in the storytelling, the drawings, and the situations in this delightful and charming book.
Could you use $2000 to help fund an innovative classroom project? How about $25,000? For more than 15 years, the ING Unsung Heroes award program has inspired success in the classroom and impacted countless numbers of students.
The Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature puts students in charge of who will win the Irma Black Award and the Cook Prize for best picture books.
Thursday, March 27th, 2014, 3:00PM – 4:00 PM ET Shake off the winter doldrums with a sneak peek at exciting new teen titles coming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Lerner Publishing Group this spring. From a basketball ball-playing poet (Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover) to a dragon-slaying teen in an alternative US (E. K. Johnston’s The Story of Owen) to a modern-day Nancy Drew (Beth Fantaskey’s Buzz Kill) to a girl reconciling with her father (Corinne Demas’s Returning to Shore), the teens featured in these YA books will draw in readers. Register Now!
The “Build Something Bold” Library Design Award seeks innovators in the field of space use, resources, and programming in both libraries and classrooms around the United States.