Guinness World Records wants to know what records children would try to set in the next 20 years if they had the chance. The “Records of the Future Challenge” opens today to seven to 12-year-olds and runs through December 1.
Registration is now open for the annual festival of book love known as KidLitCon, for people who write about children’s and young adult literature.
The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, a self-published children’s bestseller on Amazon, was picked up by Stockholm-based Salomonsson Agency earlier this week, and now Publishers Weekly is reporting that the world English rights to the book may have been bought by Random House in a seven-figure deal.
Teach this Poem is a new weekly email that features a poem along with instructional resources and ideas for activities related to the selection. Educators can sign up now to begin receiving the resource September 2.
Today, School Library Journal and Scholastic recognize Kristina Holzweiss, Lakisha Brinson, and Sally Smollar, three school librarians who display outstanding achievement and innovative use of technology.
From her blog, entitled “Bunhead with Duct Tape,” to her maker space program called SLIME, Kristina Holzweiss, of Bay Shore Middle School in Long Island, NY, displays an energetic penchant for tinkering with traditional ideas.
At Robert E. Lilliard Elementary School in Nashville, TN, Lakisha Brinson used a wide array of books, electronic media, and apps to bring social studies to life, particularly during Black History Month lessons.
Sally Smollar engages students in activities from digital media classes to gardening at Plumosa School of the Arts in Delray Beach, FL.
Popular resource The Nonfiction Minute will resume in September in time for the 2015–16 school year. Daily posts by award-winning authors will include a corresponding audio version, enabling less-fluent readers to listen and follow along.
Follett describes its new product as a “fully interactive, multi-dimensional interface for PreK-12 teachers” that “delivers market-leading multimedia content from multiple sources in a single interface available on any device.”
With only a few weeks left before summer is over, it’s time to download a few playful apps. While fun and games rule, you’ll discover that planning, strategy, and skill also come into play. Oh, yes, and then there’s that “completely and utterly disgusting” game for fans of Roald Dahl.
School librarians from Alabama to New York City are assessing the role they can play in fostering discussions around Harper Lee’s controversial text.
Libraries are gearing up for the annual celebration of the power of library cards. The 2015 Arab American Book and RITA Award winners were recently announced. Just in time for back to school, readers can enter for a chance to win a copy of David Lubar’s Sophomores and Other Oxymorons, the companion novel to Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie.
Best known for her retelling of Stone Soup, children’s book author Ann McGovern wrote more than 40 other published works, tackling subjects including history, poetry, and biographies.
A unique, episodic podcast about the making of a single book, the upcoming middle grade graphic novel by Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm, Sunny Side Up, launches today. Created by school librarian Travis Jonker and teacher Colby Sharp, “The Yarn” examines the highly anticipated book from multiple perspectives in Season 1 of a new podcast series
This report on urban school districts in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vista, CA, illustrates the setbacks faced by each and the steps taken to restore or maintain school librarians after budget cuts following the 2008 recession.
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Do you have a children’s story itching to be told, but you’re not sure how to begin? You might consider the Picture Book Summit, a live, online workshop on October 3.
While most librarians are familiar with the issues around intellectual freedom and a student’s right to read, what about their colleagues? Enter the American Library Association, which is offering two digital lessons to help librarians broach the topic of censorship with colleagues.
The grants will allow eleven Lilead Fellows to attend the 2015 SLJ Leadership Summit in Seattle on September 26–27.
Attendees passing by the 3M booth at the June American Library Association (ALA) Conference in San Francisco were invited to contribute the names of books supporting diversity, which formed a heart-shaped display of rainbow-hued Post-it notes. Here are those titles.