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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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?
These fresh, original takes on American History include firsthand historical accounts, looks at military conflict, exploration of our government, and more.
Animal books are always a draw, and these new series titles on wild animals (mandrills, pygmy mice, and more) are no exception.
Using rich photos, great nonfiction features, and embracing species on the verge of extinction, these timely series will excite your readers this season.
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.
These aren’t the same old “make a pencil holder” crafts you’re used to. Get ready to learn how to compost, work with apps, and raise your own chickens.
Careers and the famous people who exemplify them are inextricably connected. You’ll find plenty here, from biographies to in-depth looks at careers and jobs.
Longtime reviewer and children’s literature consultant John Peters takes an in-depth look at new nonfiction series that focus on STEM topics such as robotics, measuring, and big machines.
Reviews of fun and fact-filled new series books on Greek mythology, folklore, hauntings, and strange creatures.
Longtime reviewer and children’s literature consultant John Peters explores several new science series, many of which align closely to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS.)
From the Winter Olympics and the Super Bowl to the Final Four and the World Cup, sports inspire us and capture our imaginations. There’s plenty offered in these series to motivate readers.
The topics covered in these geographically diverse books range from the ancient to the nearly contemporary. As kids read the best of this group, they will not only learn about historical cultures and events, but also be inspired to better know and understand the past.
“In Stockholm, Sweden, researchers have found a way to create usable energy from the excess body heat generated by the quarter million commuters who pass through the city’s train station every day.” This fact and a look at our use of energy—yesterday and today—can be found in a new app from Kids Discover.