A cheerful sailor named Fiete invites children to join him on a number of his daily activities in a series of colorful apps produced by Ahoiii Entertainment. The apps will have kids flexing their pre- reading and numeracy skills and challenging their memories.
Librarian Julie Stivers presents diverse and underappreciated titles that should be celebrated during YALSA’s Teen Read Week (October 18–24), including Varian Johnson’s The Great Greene Heist and Polly Holyoke’s The Neptune Project.
Our reviewer Pam Schembri cites the performers’ commentary as one of the strengths of this production, and calls it “a treasure for both professionals, students of music, and dabblers.”
Guest columnist Alexandra Gomez rounds up distributors offering Spanish-language and bilingual materials with highlights from their recent titles.
Just in time for Star Wars Reads Day on October 10, librarian Christopher Lassen selects a variety of new “Star Wars” titles guaranteed to awaken the Force in readers in this galaxy or any other.
The 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale warrants a collection of all things Alice to delight and inform readers of all ages.
Billy’s Booger: As described on the Moonbot site, this “highly anticipated,” “completely (sorta) true story from William Joyce’s experience in the fourth grade” has been “40 years in the ‘picking.’” And it’s now available in digital.
A selection of new picture books touch upon commonplace situations that are often part of the school experience, exhibiting sensitivity to their young protagonists’ perspectives.
Immersing readers in the minds of the male protagonists, these three recent coming-of-age YA novels awaken teens to settings, people, and ideas they might not otherwise have encountered.
In today’s column, I introduce you to eight books by favorite authors. Whose favorite? Well, teens, for one. Also: the Alex committee, AB4T columnists, and the world at large. These are some much-anticipated releases by authors we are always excited to see come out with new work. In an attempt to get through all eight, I’m going to try to pair them up to make sense of them. We’ll see how I do.
Ranging from picture books to novels, this selection of fun-filled tales about pretend pals celebrate unfailing friendship, effervescent individuality, and the prodigious power of imagination.
Studying parody or William Shakespeare’s Hamlet in class? Looking for retelling of a classic with an unusual twist? Don’t miss “Ryan North’s To Be or Not to Be,” now in digital.
From a haunting examination of Hurricane Katrina to a can’t-miss title from “Babymouse” creators Jennifer and Matthew Holm to an anatomy lesson readers won’t soon forget, these titles illustrate the awe-inspiring potential of sequential art.
Filled with imagination-stirring moments and an intrinsic appreciation for the many joys of reading, these engaging picture books cast young protagonists in the role of creator, inspiring children to go forth and dream big.
Weaving history into her profiles of such Motown groups as the Supremes, the Temptations, and the Jackson 5, Andrea Davis Pinkney has crafted an evocative and insightful look at a sound and an era.
Meet a ratter, a girl with telepathic abilities, and an otherworldly creature in new middle grade fantasy titles that walk the line between light and dark and comfort and creepy with aplomb.
To Weed or Not to Weed? Criteria to ensure that your nonfiction collection remains up to date | Everyday Librarian
With a growing emphasis on nonfiction in the curriculum, it’s time to examine what’s sitting on school library shelves.
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With no desire to thrust himself “into the vanguard of digital innovation,” Iain Pears nonetheless finds himself there with publication of “Arcadia.” The author notes, “…I undertook the project because I had reached the limit of my storytelling in book form and needed some new tools to get me to the next stage.”