In honor of National Poetry Month, The Academy of American Poets have launched Poet-to-Poet, a multimedia educational project that invites students in grades 3-12 to write poems in response to those shared by some of the award-winning poets, like Juan Felipe Herrera, Arthur Sze, and Anne Waldeman.
Fifteen New Jersey libraries—including public, school, and academic institutions—have received funds from a New Jersey Library Makerspace grant initiative making way for libraries to become a hotbed of community skill building and personal connections.
Well, I am pleased to announce today’s Book Trailer Premiere, particularly since it is unlike every other book trailer I’ve ever put up. Credit that to the subject matter, really. Chris Raschka is one of those rare author/illustrators that can get away with presenting the hard subjects, particularly when it comes to jazz legends. Didn’t [...]
The Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund is disbursing grants to organizations to assist them stage “Read-Outs” or other events for this year’s Banned Books Week (September 21 – 27).
New Books by Tedd Arnold, John Burningham, Lucy Cousins, and Michael Hall | Preschool to Grades 4 Fiction Reviews
An instant classic, Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman, plus several new picture books by award-winning and beloved illustrators top our Preschool to Grade 4 picks this month.
The latest nonfiction titles include an illustrated biography of Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio, a story about First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt hosting a hot dog party, and a poignant tale of immigration.
The ‘Every Child Ready to Read® @ your Library® Toolkit for Spanish-Speaking Communities’ is available as a digital download from the ALA Store.
My Father’s Dragon and Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story were among the long-forgotten Newbery Book Award winners that were revived by this year’s third annual 90 Second Newbery Film Festival. SLJ was there this year to talk to the kid filmmakers and the event’s creator, author Jamie Kennedy.
Dear Nobody: The Real Life Diary of Mary Rose focuses on the reality of being a teen with cystic fibrosis. Coeditors Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil talked to SLJ about what drove them to bring Mary Rose’s story to life.
New Informational apps and a well-known character take viewers on trips around the world and up a beanstalk.
From an ode to an innovative jazz musician to an unreliable narrator-driven YA novel, check out the book and multimedia titles that made SLJ’s April list of stellar offererings.
The numbers you put to work every year are here. See the list of average book prices for 2013 and 2014 to date, produced in partnership with Baker & Taylor.
What was now only available to public libraries is now open to school libraries. Beloved authors—including Judy Blume, Roald Dahl, John Green, and many others—are now at school libraries’ fingertips.
JUDGE – ROBIN LAFEVERS P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia Amistad/HarperCollins The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata Atheneum Books for Young Readers I was so excited to be invited to be a judge in School Library Journal’s Battle of the Books! If there is one thing I know how to do, it is [...]
The San Antonio Public Library has been selected to participate in the Edge Initiative—funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and led by the Urban Libraries Council—a new program that will strengthen the SAPL’s public access technology services and help them better serve their communities.
On March 27, Sesame Workshop launches Sesame Street S’More, a new digital publication for families and Sesame Workshop’s first digital magazine optimized for iPad and available on iTunes.
Ashley Kirby Thomas at McAuliffe Elementary (OK) had been longing to be on the show “Ellen.” After several failed attempts, it was finally her selection as “Teacher of the Year” that caught Ellen DeGeneres’s attention. SLJ caught up with Thomas and how her school’s library has changed since her two appearances.