Cynthia Rylant has done it again. Her latest, Gooseberry Park and the Master Plan, tackles the timely topic of drought.
HARGREAVES, Roger. The Mr. Men Collection Vol. 1. 1 CD. 59 min. Listening Library. 2015. $10. ISBN 9781101891285. digital download.
PreS-Gr 2–This recording features ten titles from the appealing collection of brief books that highlight Hargreaves’s classic “Mr. Men” tales. Mr. Happy ends up chuckling with a now-smiling Mr. Miserable. Mr. Messy leaves the cap off his toothpaste, Mr. Small slips into the mustard, and Mr. Brave rushes to arrive on time for tea to avoid upsetting stern Miss Bossy. There […]
Quilting, knitting, and creating by hand foster collective learning. Plus: Top 10 crafting tips; Five outstanding crafting programs
Paranormal romances don’t seem to be waning, and a realistic fiction title was received quite differently by two young critics. The young adult reviewers, part of the Kitsap (WA) Regional Library YA book groups near Seattle, offer honest insight into some of the latest titles for teens.
Erin Gruwell, a teacher determined to make a difference, and her students became the subject of the 2007 Hollywood movie Freedom Writers. On May 5, Gruwell and some of those same students will visit with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Together they will view a new documentary about the Freedom Writers’ extraordinary journey.
Holly Whitt, 2014 Build Something Bold Award-winning librarian, explains how the proceeds are improving her school library and encourages others to apply.
Dozens of flavors and varieties appear in this roundup of reviews for picture book lovers of all stripes.
The O’Neill Middle School in Downers Grove, IL, has been awarded the Follett Challenge Grand Prize for its inventive multimedia program, Conquest of the Realm. The school will receive $60,000 in Follett products and services. Two semifinalists were also named.
On Poem in Your Pocket Day it seems appropriate to highlight this 2015 title by Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas.
Maryland student Osman Yaya will talk to the president about his favorite books at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Washington, DC on April 30 at 10:40 a.m. ET. The President will also discuss new initiatives to bring books to underprivileged children.
A voice coaching program for teenagers at the Uniondale (NY) Public Library culminates in on-stage performances, high self-esteem, and community involvement.
What if we could reappropriate traditional paper pads to teach technology and foster creativity? It might look something like “Hack Your Notebook,” a project that adds illumination—literally—to what you write or draw with a craft called paper circuitry.
This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
New York’s Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature named Mac Barnett’s Sam and Dave Dig a Hole the winner of its Irma Black Award and Jean Craighead George’s Galápagos George the winner of its Cook Prize.
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.
A zany send-up to Star Wars and a fanciful dragon tale are some of the kid-friendly picture books featured in SLJ‘s May 2015 issue. And important titles from heavy hitters Phillip Hoose and Courtney Summers are just some of the works for older readers highlighted. Check out the latest sneak peek of reviews appearing in the next print issue.
Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. 57 min. Dist. by Bullfrog Films. 2014. $350. Rent $85. ISBN 1941545246.
Gr 7 Up–After seeing this documentary, viewers will not think of plastic in the same way again and will likely be inspired to make some personal changes, such as carrying reusable bags. Journalist Angela Sun’s journey to find the so-called drifting plastic island takes her to the remote Midway Atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. There plastic debris from the […]