A carefully curated selection of accurate, up-to-date sex education titles that aim to be age appropriate and that reject heteronormal assumptions and stereotypes.
This article was published in School Library Journal's May 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Three apps that offer children opportunities to experiment “with the way letters combine to form words” are reviewed.
Lauren Child’s beloved characters and her distinctive line-and-collage art illustrations can be found in books— both picture and easy chapter—on television, and now on digital devices.
Occasionally we get email from readers, which we try to answer. One question we’ve gotten asked a lot is about how we keep track of upcoming MG and YA releases. So today we thought we would share with you each of our personal methods. Share yours with us in the comments please. How Karen Keeps […]
Unforgettable protagonists, narratives peppered with baseball action and atmosphere, and heart-stirring emotions make these recently released sports novels crackerjack reads.
Percolating with athletic action, these titles also include smartly treated coming-of-age themes that will captivate sports fanatics and couch potatoes alike.
Clean design, smooth functionality, and delightful animation and gaming are just some of the attributes that recommend these Labo Lado apps.
Apps designed with kids in control as co-creators are becoming more and more popular. Toca Boca’s latest production, Toca Dance, hands the choreography and wardrobe selection over to children.
We examine debut authors whose works have unique perspectives on culture, from Mona Awad’s 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat girl, a novel comprised of short stories that take on fat-shaming, to Kaitlyn Greenidge’s We Love You, Charlie Freeman a rich and complex work about an African American family teaching a chimpanzee sign-language.
Whether they are digging, planting, nibbling, nurturing, or dreaming, the characters in these colorful picture books convey the wonder and joy of things that blossom.
“Introducing opera to a child can be daunting,” comments SLJ reviewer Pam Schembri. Two apps from DADA Company give it a try.
In American Girls, Nancy Jo Sales explores the impact of social-networking sites, dating apps, and Internet use on teenage sexuality, gender roles, and behavior—online and off.
In her most recent book, Roxane Orgill tells the story Art Kane’s iconic photograph, Harlem, 1958, through a series of poems.
Looking for resources to educate students about critical environmental issues? Start with a K–12 Toolkit provided by the Earth Day Network, and some recently published books on the topic.
These recently published poetry offerings will captivate students with their enchanting blend of eloquent words and eye-grabbing images.
Micha Archer, author and illustrator of Daniel Finds a Poem, shares her collage techniques with readers.
This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Leave the real world behind, and enter the realm of fantasy with some adult titles brimming with teen appeal, including Ian Pears’s Arcadia, a fascinating example of metafiction (with an app tie-in); Samantha Hunt’s Mr. Splitfoot, a thought-provoking and lyrical work about two former members of a religious cult; and Charlie Anders’s All the Birds in the Sky, a well-crafted work of fantasy with elements of quirky romance.