Librarian Jennifer Wharton explains the three major reluctant reader types and recommends high-interest titles for each.
Space, the most recent addition to Tinybop’s “Explorer’s Library,” was released last month, and like the other titles in the series, exploration is the name of the game.
Over 150 of the most hotly anticipated spring and summer titles, hand-picked by the SLJ editors. With info on ALA author signings and galley giveaways.
From the world of sports, music, dance, and politics, these portraits of tenacious trailblazers will give a boost to curricula and offer a varied range of subject matter year round.
After a few months absence, the Adult Books 4 Teens column returns, with historical fiction from Cat Winters, science fiction/horror from Jay Kristoff, and an investigation of the case at the center of the podcast Serial.
New apps from Ahoiii Entertainment, a developer known for its engaging, skill-building apps for young children.
This inspiring roundup shines a light on rebels, whistle-blowers, and rabble-rousers throughout our history.
This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Fans of Nosy Crow apps can now create stories—and fractured fairytales—featuring the developer’s characters.
Engaging picture-book offerings about reading, story sharing, and the imagination-unleashing power of books .
Stunning photography, 3-D illustrations, and learner-friendly formatting distinguish a crop of new and updated science compendiums.
A pneumatically powered railway under the streets of New York City in the 1870s? You bet. Share Shana Corey’s delightful “The Secret Subway” and these standards-aligned lesson plans with your students.
A third grade teacher asked her students to complete a simple sentence. Their responses were eye-opening.
Injecting game play or interactive quizzes into lessons can help them go down a bit more smoothly. Here are two apps that offer students of geography both “learn” and “play” opportunities.
The Battle of the Somme, the devastating, five-month offensive of World War 1, is commemorated in an app marking its centennial.
A trio of new titles looks at how the United States treated a group seen as “other” during World War II.
These new books can be appreciated on many levels, shared to help encourage empathy for others, and utilized to initiate further research and discussion of immigration and refugees from around the world.
Despite, or because of, discouraging statistics, an educator commits herself to improving student performance in a struggling urban neighborhood.
This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.