A preview of our March issue.
With just a few weeks to go until the first Battle of the Kids’ Books (BOB) match on March 9, schools, parent groups, and librarians across the country are gearing up for this year’s March Madness–style tournament. Check out a few examples of how BOB has become a fun, educational, and community-building event.
If you work in a K–12 accredited school that could benefit from over $100,000 worth of classroom tech products, read on about Sharp’s Classroom Technology Challenge.
Let loose with the confetti! Macmillan and Griffin Teen are thrilled to share their 2015 young adult award-winners.
New York’s Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature has announced the four finalists for its 2015 Irma Black Award for the best read-aloud picture book for first and second grade and the four finalists for its 2015 Cook Prize for the best picture book that teaches science, technology, engineering, and math principles.
SLJ, in partnership with LEGO Education, has launched the Build Something Bold Award, this year honoring creativity in programming and lesson plans that incorporate hands-on learning in the library or classroom.
We’re less than a month away from the official start of SLJ’s seventh annual Battle of the Kids’ Books, and the Battle Commander has just revealed this year’s battle plans and brackets for the March Madness–type contest.
While for some March calls to mind college basketball, at SLJ, March 9 heralds the start of our Battle of the Kids’ Books (aka BOB). From Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming to Cece Bell’s El Deafo, these mighty contenders are ready for a (literary) fight. May the best book win!
This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
After careful consideration and heated debate, the In the Margins committee has selected its best fiction and nonfiction, top 10, and overall selection list of 34 titles. On February 18, it will announce the newest recognition—the Advocacy Award—for authors.
Kathleen T. Horning, the director of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the 2015 recipient of the Association for Library Service to Children’s Distinguished Service Award.
The winners are in, and once again, SLJ predicted many of the top Youth Media Award winners and honor books. Check out the reviews of all the winning and honor books.
Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover and Dan Santat’s The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend took home the medals for the Newbery and the Caldecott awards, respectively. Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You the Sun captured the Printz award.
The Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader have announced the addition of three new categories to the 2015 Children’s Choice Book Awards.
Starting January 29, YA authors of diversity with diverse works may apply for We Need Diverse Books’ inaugural Walter Dean Myers Award.