Thousands of videos, educational apps, games, and books for kids age 9–12 are now available, including a selection featuring Sonic the Hedgehog, Monument Valley, iCarly, and Star Trek.
Bank Street College of Education recently announced the winners of its Irma Simonton Black Award and Cook Prize. Jon Agee’s It’s Only Stanley was given the 2016 Irma Black Award, and Mara Rockliff’s Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery That Baffled All of France received the 2016 Cook Prize.
The idea behind National Readathon Day, co-hosted by ALA and Penguin Random House, is to celebrate the delights of falling into a story. Any proceeds will support ALA’s Every Child Ready to Read initiative.
ALSC president Andrew Medlar details reasons for cancelling the 2016 Institute in North Carolina, the costs incurred, and how ALSC will make sure the educational experience isn’t lost.
Introducing Xpress Reviews. School Library Journal will be following in the footsteps of our sister publication, Library Journal, and publishing select, web-only reviews.
The Penguin Young Readers Group summer 2016 review provided a sneak peek at the fun and thrills just around the corner.
The atmosphere at the International Bologna Children’s Book Fair was electric. Clearly, though, there were three simultaneous fairs taking place, and their story lines aren’t identical. Here’s a guided tour.
As emphasis on STEM grows, many legislatures want to push these classes in K-12 programs, as has been done in New Mexico and Kentucky, among other states.
The season’s preview blossomed with fresh picks featuring old friends, every-day dilemmas, and fantasy worlds, as well as serious issues.
In a move that creates the world’s largest single distributor of curated content for librarians and educators with $3.6 billion in combined annual sales, Follett Corporation on April 18 announced the acquisition of Baker & Taylor from private equity firm Castle Harlan Partners.
We asked librarians and classroom teachers to predict the 2016 winners—and they were more than happy to give their opinion!
With Digital Preservation Week nearly upon us, here’s how to entice a group that can be slow to embrace the idea—–teens—to pick up the gauntlet.
A sweepstakes contest, from today through May 31, gives librarians the chance to win a collection of 75 best-selling Dover titles.
The leader of Rosen Publishing assumes key role in advancing the thinking and learning of youth in our digital society.
On average, budgets climbed nearly 20 percent in 2015–16 to $8,315. Meanwhile, school librarians report a lack of needed funds to serve special needs children and English language learners. And OER use is up, as is the demand for nonfiction.
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This SLJTeen news roundup highlights plenty of opportunities to win prizes and info about upcoming conferences and stipends.
The 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference is back—and boasting three days packed with workshops, panels, and presentations by a prestigious group of industry professionals. Register now for the June event.
This year’s Teen Read Week, held from October 9–15, will highlight teen services, programming, and literature for young adults who speak a language other than English at home.