Humorous quips and nursery rhymes punctuated the lively reader’s advisory discussion at the recent “Fostering Lifelong Learners” event in Ohio.
Selecting Children’s Books: A Reader’s Advisory by ‘The Horn Book’ Editors | Fostering Lifelong Learners 2014
On September 19, the Cuyahoga County (OH) Public Library hosted the Fostering Lifelong Learners conference presented by SLJ and sister publication The Horn Book with Robert Needlman proclaiming tears, Kevin Henkes talking about his children being “built by books,” and Case Western University’s Robert Fischer talking big data.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan kicks off the days leading up to American Graduate Day on September 27 with an interview at New York City’s Talent Unlimited High School—and announcing $82 million in college-readiness grants to support at-risk students.
Robert Needlman, co-founder of Reach Out and Read, says there is no panacea for childhood literacy. At the early literacy conference, presented by SLJ and sister publication The Horn Book, at Cuyahoga County (OH) Public Library on September 19, he surfaces what can help.
Pictures of the Week: Huck Scarry at Book Launch for ‘Best Lowly Worm Ever’; Lonesome George Unveiled
Huck Scarry presents a new and never before seen picture book from his father, Richard Scarry, while the subject of Jean Craighead George’s Lonesome George is unveiled at the Museum of Natural History.
Minding the Gaps, Part II: Highlighting Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Recipients │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go
In anticipation for The Horn Book’s “Mind the Gaps” event at Simmons College on October 10, brush up on the winning titles that will be showcased by reading the following booktalks and checking out the resources for teaching them.
With Teen Read Week coming around the bend (October 12–18), gear up and tune into Twitter today—September 15—from 2–3 pm EST for YALSA’s Twitter chat “Marketing Your Teen Read Week.”
News editor Andrea Glick reported SLJ’s story on September 11, 2001, which was—for our staff who worked in and had children in affected schools—very close to home.
In anticipation of The Horn Book and SLJ’s “Fostering Lifelong Learners” event, check out the following early literacy selections from the editors at Junior Library Guild.
SLJ goes to this year’s National Book Festival in Washington, DC, and several changes were afoot. But one thing was clear—Gene Luen Yang’s stirring speech about diversity left an indelible mark.
The late Frances Foster, a celebrated children’s editor and publisher at Farrar Straus Giroux, will be honored at a public memorial service this month.
It’s not too late to register for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate this year’s Boston Globe-Horn Book award recipients at the Mind the Gap event at Simmons College on October 10. In the meantime, brush up on the winning titles by reading the following booktalks and checking out the resources for teaching them.
Since 2009, fandom nerds from all over the world have gathered together to geek out over Harry Potter—as well as Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Supernatural, and other fandom niches—and this year the convention took place in Orlando, Florida. SLJ gives a peek into the event and what it’s like to be part of LeakyCon’s exclusive after-hours event at Universal Studios theme parks.
On August 5, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio keynoted the Preschool Nation Summit 2014 co-hosted by Scholastic and Los Angeles Universal Preschool, a nonprofit aimed at providing access to quality early childhood education programs for children in Los Angeles County. If you missed the event, you can catch a video of the happenings here.
Librarians from New England, New York, and New Jersey met to discuss top topics and share best practices at the sixth annual KidLibCamp at Darien Library.
The Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Committee has selected Eleanor & Park from among five finalists as the 2014 winner of the annual award presented by Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Delivering Quality Spanish-Language Books: The Guadalajara International Book Fair | Consider the Source
How can we bring high quality Spanish-language books into American libraries? The Guadalajara International Book Fair is one answer.
SLJ’s SummerTeen 2014 is nearly upon us. This free event on July 24 features some of the best YA authors―up close and personal. Check out the latest releases from the featured guests. Resources for the selected titles are included in this column’s award-winning LiveBinder.