The new edition of The World Through Picture Books Catalogue has been posted online by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) and is available under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
Following the enormous success of Suzanne Collins’s “Hunger Games” trilogy, action-packed novels with powerful female protagonists have become a mainstay of young adult lit.
The filter, represented by a small electronic broom, blocks offensive words and can be set to “clean,” “cleaner,” or “squeaky clean.”
Most elementary-aged children have already met Goldilocks and Little Red Riding Hood in their literary travels—try introducing them to some modern retellings that mingle familiar elements with fresh and imagination-stretching innovations.
In its breath and depth, a new app created by the New York City Department of Education in partnership with four cultural institutions will help students understand the value of primary sources, develop insight into the experience of millions of new arrivals to our nation in the early 20th century, and explore historical thinking. And best of all—it’s free.
Follett has recently announced an ebook partnership with Carolina Biological Supply, a provider of science lab materials and curricula.
Check out average book prices for children’s, young adult, and adult titles in hardcover, trade paperback, and mass-market paperback format.
The push to incorporate informational texts into instruction offers teachers and librarians an opportunity to tap into young readers ’curiosity about the natural world. Three recent publications with a focus on the selection and use of science-related texts in the classroom and for programming are timely aids for teachers and librarians.
School Library Journal’s Battle of the Kids’ Books is a competition among 16 of the very best books for young people of the year, judged by some of the biggest names in children’s books.
SLJ presents the latest Up for Debate regarding young adult author Kathleen Hale’s tale of her response to being catfished by a reviewer, which ran in The Guardian last October. What role can anonymity play in book criticism? Is it invaluable or irresponsible? A critic and an author respond.
Findaway has recently launched the first-ever secure, preloaded learning tablet designed for children in a circulation environment, according to Playaway spokesperson Brittany Gonzalez, and the Chicago Public Library and Nashville Public Library are amongst its early adopters.
A compilation of books about women who made a difference in their chosen fields and in the world in general. The highlighted individuals include standard-bearers and lesser-known figures, all of whom showed exemplary strength, determination, and all willingness to make a stand.
Librarian and critic Nina Lindsay unpacks the 2015 Youth Media Awards. Diversity was the hallmark of this year’s top honors in children’s literature, pushing boundaries of content, form, and style. Is this a harbinger of real change?
Looking for titles to satisfy patrons who’ve caught March Madness fever? Searching for the next book to hand fans of The Crossover? From stats to free verse to early basketball history, this list’s got game.