June 28, 2017

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5 Nonfiction Titles To Stave Off the Summer Slide | Adult Books 4 Teens

From an account of crimes committed against the Osage Nation in the 1920s to a quick overview of astrophysics from Neil deGrasse Tyson, these titles are bound to keep students learning, and having fun, during the summer months.

Touch Press’s “Word Runners” App | Touch and Go

Amplify and Touch Press have joined forces to issue educational, skill-building games, one per month, on a subscription basis.

Download SLJ’s Sneak Peek Guide to Fall 2017 Books

Download this handy guide to over 150 of the most hotly anticipated fall titles, curated by SLJ editors. With info on ALA author signings and galley giveaways.

A World of Hurt: 7 Dark, Compelling Titles | Adult Books 4 Teens

Teens with an appreciation for gritty, intense reads will appreciate these selections that range from a 19th-century murder mystery to the nonfiction account of two Baltimore teenagers’ scheme to distribute opiates.

“Everyday Inequality” and the Criminal Justice System | New YA Books

New fiction and nonfiction books explore the intersection of African American youth, the police, and our prison industrial complex.

Flaps, Folds, and Facts: Adventuring with Interactive Books

A selection of enjoyable interactive books that encourage basic literacy skills, provide informational content, and inspire curiosity.

Great Books About Summer

Jump into the season with these hot-off-the-press, delightful-to-share picture books.

The Churchill Archive for Schools | A Trove of Free Primary Resources

A collection of 20th-century primary source documents is now free to schools worldwide.

12 Marvelous Manga for Middle Schoolers

Looking for manga that’s appropriate for middle school readers but still high on the cool factor? From the sweet and light to the utterly bizarre, these titles have it all.

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5 Beach Reads for Teens: From Superhero Adventures to Thrilling Whodunits

Whether it’s a superhero adventure, a camp experience like no other, a whodunit, a coming-of-age tale, or a short but complete history of surfing, these five choices are just right for summer reading shelves.

Maker Apps? Why not? | Touch and Go

A host of maker apps await you and your library patrons, including one of our favorites that’s free on iTunes this week.

Shana Corey and R. Gregory Christie on JFK’s “Big Speech”

A new book on our 35th president offers a fascinating portrait of a man who wrote about courage but hesitated when it came to taking a “bold” stand on civil rights.

Kid-Approved Themes for Spanish and Bilingual Storytimes | Libro por libro

Looking for ways to create a monstrously good storytime with bilingual or Spanish-language picture books? Tim Wadham presents sample storytimes suggestions, complete with music and craft ideas.

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Tools and Resources to Support Social Justice and Antibias Lessons | Mix It Up

Websites and other online resources ideal for sparking or supplementing lesson plans and programs on social justice, antibias, and inclusion.

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5 Thrillers Reveal Small-Town Secrets | Adult Books 4 Teens

Murder, monsters, and skeletons in the closet: these recent thrillers delve into the seedier side of small-town living.

Romance with a Twist: The New “Everything, Everything” Movie

Nicola Yoon’s acclaimed YA novel Everything, Everything comes to the big screen, starring Amandla Stenberg.

Mortimer Redux | Touch and Go

Two whimsical story apps by Bo Zaunders were created using OCG’s “Develop-Your-Own” framework, designed by the studio for artists and writers.

13 Must-Read Titles for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with novels and works of nonfiction that highlight the Asian American experience.

Stellar Speculative Fiction from VanderMeer, Sedgwick, and More

Looking for postapocalyptic worlds and fantastical settings? Among this week’s offerings are a wholly originally take on dystopian fiction from Jeff VanderMeer and a novel from Marcus Sedgwick that gives the term photographic memory an entirely new meaning.

KitaabWorld | Connecting the World to South Asia, One Book at a Time

Books and games reflecting South Asian cultures are now readily available to parents, teachers, and librarians thanks to a new online bookstore.