An unreliable narrator with amnesia, a secret society orchestrating conspiracies, a decades-old mystery springing back to life: the novels in the latest Adult Books 4 Teens column contain just about every ingredient we’ve come to know and love in contemporary suspense thrillers.
What prompts a teen to pick up one book instead of another? Evy dug through Heather’s big old box-o-books and picked four to take home. What did she pick and why? This TLT Teen Advisory Board member is an avid YouTube fan, so she decided to tell you in a video. Thanks Evy! Books discussed: […]
Chances are that if you know any children, you know some that are fascinated with trains. Here’s an interactive app that will put them behind the control panels.
Carole Boston Weatherford is known for her many award-winning books—both nonfiction and poetry— that combine careful historical research with breathtaking lyricism. Her latest book imagines the anticipation and exhilaration of a few hours of freedom experienced by enslaved Africans in early 19th-century New Orleans.
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.
Mark Flowers looks at a wide assortment of speculative fiction titles and a book that seems like it should be science fiction but is actually nonfiction.
With the release of Millie Marotta’s Coloring Adventure,/em> for the iPad, it appears the coloring book trend has successfully made the leap to digital.
Librarians Stacy Dillon and Amy Laughlin recommend free or cheap apps and websites that allow kids to create, remix, and experiment with art and sound.
At first glance, Merete Pryds Helle’s Wuwu &Co. appears to be one of those apps in which a soothing narrator reads a story. But when readers are told to “pick up the book,” a new level of interactivity is revealed.
Music spans every culture, and exposing students to diverse musical offerings is a great way to expand their outlook on the world. These performers and record labels will help build or enhance your bilingual and multicultural resources.
Nosy Crow, the developer known for its delightful—and quirky—contemporary remakes of classic folktales has just marked its fifth year in business with the release of another favorite children’s story.
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.
Share the free Joan Ganz Cooney Center’s Spanish-language guide to using apps with children, Apps en familia, and our bilingual (and multilingual) app recommendations for children with the parents who use your library. If you don’t have Spanish-language apps on your library devices, it’s time to start a collection.
This year marks the 20th presentation of the Pura Belpré awards, and a huge celebration is being planned for ALA Annual in June. Tim Wadham takes stock of the trends and themes that recur in the winning titles, all of which affirm the Latino cultural experience.