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April 23, 2014

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Teens Review the Latest from The Fray, Foster the People, Donkey Kong | Music and Games

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Donkey Kong goes way north with Tropical Freeze, while The Fray and Foster the People continue the climb to the top of the charts with their latest albums, Helios and Supermodel.

SLJ’s Average Book Prices 2014

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The numbers you put to work every year are here. See the list of average book prices for 2013 and 2014 to date, produced in partnership with Baker & Taylor.

Scholastic Presents Math@Work: ‘Top Chef’ Hosted Webcast Tying Classroom Math to Culinary Careers

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Register now for Scholastic’s April 29 webcast of Math@Work in which The Chew’s Carla Hall and recent Top Chef winner Nicholas Elmi get together with three NYC high school students to create healthy dishes and discover the links between classroom math and the careers they aspire to.

Courageous African American WWII Sailors Profiled in The Port Chicago 50 | Audio Pick

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This powerful book that tells the story of brave men who fought the entrenched system of segregation found within the U.S. military during World War II takes on ever greater depth in audio.

Free New Game Apps Support Children with Autism

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One of the new apps from the Center for Autism and Related Disorders aims to empower children on the autism spectrum to reach out to first responders and other community members when they need help.

In Arizona, After Girl Scouts’ Library Project Set on Fire, Public Support Pours In

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Girl Scout Troop 4 of Tuscon, Arizona had set up a Little Free Library—or free bins of books for the public—only to have the books bins vandalized and burned in late March. However, upon hearing the news, the public rallied, and book donations poured in.

New York School Librarian Leads Robotics Club to Compete in Robots Competition

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School librarian Ryan Paulsen had little background in engineering and science when he took on the position of head of the New Rochelle High School robotics club. Weeks later, he led his 30 student members to a regional robotics competition in NYC and took home an award.

Connected Learning | Professional Shelf

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A collection of 18 inspiring, real-life stories gleaned from the National Writing Project’s “Digital Is” website highlights the work of teachers actively shaping classroom instruction to meet the needs of diverse student populations amid the challenges of new standards and high-stakes testing.

Beyond the Computer: A Writer Reflects On Information Literacy

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Author Deborah Hopkinson reflects on the skills today’s students will need in the years to come as they respond to complex global issues.

Lincoln: A Multifaceted Man | Inquiry and Integration Across the Curriculum

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The number and variety of books published about Abraham Lincoln provide teachers with an opportunity to explore the structural devices used in texts as they consider the man and his legacy from a range of perspectives.

ALSC & YALSA’s Best Audio Picks of 2014

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At the recent Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) in Philadelphia this January, the Association for Library Service for Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) released their picks for the best audio books of 2014.

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Lerner Publishing Group Fall 2014 Librarian Preview Webinar

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Be among the first to see and hear firsthand what Lerner has coming for readers this fall! Visit with Lerner Publishing Group’s editors as they unveil the fantastic new books that will be published Fall 2014. Get the inside scoop and sneak peek at Lerner’s nonfiction, middle grade and YA fiction, graphic novels, and picture books for grades K-12 coming this Fall. Plus, learn about new digital offerings, as well as supports for Common Core State Standards, and free teaching guides, reader’s discussion guides, classroom activities, and websites that make lesson planning easy.
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Scholastic Kicks off Free Teacher Registration for Summer Reading Challenge Starting April 7

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Starting April 7, Scholastic opens registration for K-8 educators who can register their students for the 2014 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, an online reading program geared to tackle summer slump. Also, find out more about Scholastic’s Google+ Hangout to provide successful summer reading strategies on April 16.

Poetry Audiobooks | Listen In

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In honor of National Poetry Month, poetry audiobooks for every age

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Banned Books Week Grant Applications Due April 30

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The Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund is disbursing grants to organizations to assist them stage “Read-Outs” or other events for this year’s Banned Books Week (September 21 – 27).

75,000 Free Books Across Colorado: One Book 4 Colorado Launch Event April 7

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For this year’s One Book 4 Colorado giveaway, over 75,000 copies of the same book will be given away to 4-year-olds across Colorado. Which book will it be?

American History Comes Alive | Series Made Simple

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These fresh, original takes on American History include firsthand historical accounts, looks at military conflict, exploration of our government, and more.

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From Teacup Pigs to Flying Dragons: Wild and Wacky Animal Books | Series Made Simple

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Animal books are always a draw, and these new series titles on wild animals (mandrills, pygmy mice, and more) are no exception.

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Friendly & Fearsome Animals | Series Made Simple

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Using rich photos, great nonfiction features, and embracing species on the verge of extinction, these timely series will excite your readers this season.

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The World Around Us: Life Science | Series Made Simple

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Here, you’ll find a ton of great new series that not only introduce students to the natural world around them but that also make great use of Common Core Standards: an amazing mix.

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