What Pet Should I Get?, discovered among text and illustrations belonging to Ted Geisel, also known as “Dr. Seuss,” will be released by Random House Children’s Books on July 28, 2015.
SLJ, in partnership with LEGO Education, has launched the Build Something Bold Award, this year honoring creativity in programming and lesson plans that incorporate hands-on learning in the library or classroom.
In industry news, Egmont USA has closed, Capstone has added more than 700 new titles to its interactive ebooks collection, and the National Book Foundation is looking for applicants for its $10,000 Innovations in Reading Prize.
College readiness: what is the role of librarians? That was the impetus behind “College Ready,” a new School Library Journal column that will explore related issues and track key initiatives, from community college to online education.
HarperCollins announced Wednesday that “Charlotte’s Web,” “Stuart Little” and “The Trumpet of the Swan” can be purchased as e-books starting March 17.
Amazon’s new KDP EDU will enable educators and authors to create, publish, and promote etextbooks for students to access on devices, including the iPad and Fire tablets, iPhones, and Android smartphones and tablets. A public beta of Kindle Textbook Creator enables users to turn PDFs of their textbooks and course materials into Kindle books.
Created by the National Museum of Natural History, the new app employs advanced technology to render historic skeletons via 3-D augmented reality.
Junior Library Guild announces seven new book categories available to its customers starting in January 6.
OverDrive has announced a new addition to its digital video catalog: streaming video titles from MGM are now available for library lending.
In this round of industry news, learn about the Association for Library Service to Children’s Day of Diversity for children’s literature in collaboration with the Children’s Book Council—plus several grants geared toward enhancing your library’s collection.
The Dr. Seuss titles, including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, are now available in EPUB3 fixed-layout format.
The Federal Communications Commission voted December 11 to bump up funding for WiFi in schools and libraries by another $1.5 billion, increasing the budget to $3.9 billion a year.
K-12 school districts can track their assets, including barcoded textbooks, laptops, whiteboards, tablets, and other equipment, using Destiny Resource Manager from Follett.
Starting January 2015, the approximately 15,000 middle and high school students enrolled in Tacoma schools will be able to use their student identification cards to check out library materials.
Capstone Publishing launched the PebbleGo Next database module on November 24. Find out how to sign up for your free trial.
FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler is expected to propose raising the annual fund for school Internet access from $1.5 billion to $3.9 billion, reports the New York Times. Part of the overhaul of E-Rate, the expected upgrades to service will come to libraries, too.
This month’s industry news features the release of a bilingual edition of Goodnight Moon, a youth-oriented health and literacy campaign called “Hop to Health,” and a school-wide subscription service from the New York Times.
The newly launched World Library of Science is a resource library stocked with more than 300 articles, 25 ebooks, and over 70 videos from the publishers of scientific journal Nature. In his Infodocket post, editor Gary Price notes that a cosponsor of the project, Roche, is a private global healthcare company.