Through compelling stories, dynamic texts, and striking artwork, this selection of recently published picture books highlights trailblazing African Americans.
As we learn more about the cosmos, it’s essential to replace older books with up-to-date titles. Here are a few to fill the gaps on your shelves.
The film adaptation of Rick Yancey’s YA The 5th Wave comes to theaters on January 22. Teens will be rushing to the library in search of the source material; offer them these new and upcoming sci-fi read-alikes.
Handsomely illustrated and eloquently told, these picture book biographies offer insightful introductions to noteworthy African Americans who have defined their place in the world by following their passions and pursuing their art.
While sometimes seen as lightweight, frivolous fare or eye candy, record books and almanacs can help students develop an understanding of measurement, draw historical comparisons, and make connections, and are often the gateway to the enjoyment of other nonfiction titles.
While there’s much written about the groundhog and Groundhog Day, it’s not always clear how much of it is based on fact—which is why a look into the habits and behaviors of this rodent offers a great opportunity for classroom research.
Ranging in format from illuminating biographical stories to engaging fictional narratives, these picture books published during 2015 celebrate the power of music to lift hearts and change lives.
In honor of the 200th anniversary of Emma’s publication, check out these recent Austen-inspired titles for teens.
Librarian Christopher Lassen presents a roundup of titles for tween and teen die-hard and soon-to-be Doctor Who fans.
Look into the formidable eyes of an Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake, stare down the toothy jaws of a crocodile, spy some razor-clawed flying prehistoric bipeds, and take a peek at the more than 130 cat breeds in these compendiums of animals past and present.
While favorite authors from Dr. Seuss to Mo Willems remain perennial favorites with our earliest readers, each year brings new authors and titles to share with this audience.
Featuring school buses, city buses, international mini-buses, and even a dino bus, this round-up of winsome transportation tales will tickle funny bones and fire up imaginations.
From cyberattacks and idisorders to wrongful convictions and medical ethics, a selection of new nonfiction books provides depth and context to topics of current interest.
Set against a backdrop of dramatic world events, three engrossing and vividly written novels provide glimpses at history from the relatable perspectives of their young narrators.
Three new superbly written books feature unique protagonists with compelling points of view and provide insight into the experiences of others, while underscoring the extraordinary courage of otherwise ordinary kids
Whether braving hurricane-force winds on the Atlantic Ocean or finding themselves lost and alone on the Appalachian Trail, these teen protagonists face extreme circumstances that require them to dig deep for the courage, acumen, and constancy needed to look death in the eye and survive another day.
Halloween is here! From classic to contemporary stories (and a bit of augmented reality thrown in for good measure) we have apps for every age and sensibility.
Starring creatures that range from creepy to comical, these not-too-scary offerings are a treat for sharing at Halloween and all year long.
This eye-opening selection of books about buildings and architecture provide a wealth of opportunities for exploring various cross-curricular topics including art, science, environmental studies, history, and cultural studies.