Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer Written by Diane Stanley, Illustrated by Jessie Hartland Published by Simon and Schuster ISBN: 978-1-4814-5249-6 Book Review “She was perfect for the job. She understood how the engine worked. She was a good writer. And she had the vision to see, better even than Babbage himself, […]
From the world of sports, music, dance, and politics, these portraits of tenacious trailblazers will give a boost to curricula and offer a varied range of subject matter year round.
Frank and Lucky Get Schooled Written and Illustrated by Lynne Rae Perkins Published in 2016 by Greenwillow Books ISBN 978-0-06-237345-8 Grades K-6 Book Review Take a romp through the school disciplines with Frank and his exuberant dog, Lucky. In this innovative picture book, Newbery award winning author Lynne Rae Perkins sends a strong message: opportunities […]
New apps from Ahoiii Entertainment, a developer known for its engaging, skill-building apps for young children.
Before Morning Written by Joyce Sidman Illustrated by Beth Krommes Published in 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Grades K-5 ISBN: 978-0-547—97917-5 Book Review What do you wish for? In this striking picture book by the dynamic team of Newberry Honor winner Joyce Sidman and Caldecott medalist Beth Krommes, readers are invited to wonder about a […]
In the era of fake news, librarians are our best hope for educating kids about bogus reporting, biased points of view, and more.
This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
A principal of a school for students with multiple disabilities spearheaded superb library services.
It has been another extraordinary year in children’s and young adult literature. On January 2nd, we’ll be back with a regular posting. In the meantime, we wanted to share a collection of “Best of 2016″ lists so that you have them all in one place. Part of our book selection process involves reading reviews by […]
Stunning photography, 3-D illustrations, and learner-friendly formatting distinguish a crop of new and updated science compendiums.
A pneumatically powered railway under the streets of New York City in the 1870s? You bet. Share Shana Corey’s delightful “The Secret Subway” and these standards-aligned lesson plans with your students.
A third grade teacher asked her students to complete a simple sentence. Their responses were eye-opening.
Lesser Spotted Animals: The Coolest Creatures You’ve Never Heard Of Written and illustrated by Martin Brown Published by Scholastic, 2016 (release date Dec. 27, 2016) ISBN #978-1-338-08934-9 Grades 2 and up Book Review “Those big shots have hogged the stage too long.” Indeed, as the introduction to this book declares, it’s time for […]
Giant Squid By Candace Fleming, Illustrated by Eric Rohmann Published by Roaring Brook Press, 2016 ISBN: 978-1-59643-599-5 All Ages 2017 Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Book Review Giant squid remains a mystery. The first photograph of a living giant squid was not taken until 2004; the first video of a live giant […]
How can Hugo Cabret wind the clock faster? Novel Engineering, a Tufts STEM initiative, draws technical challenges from children’s literature.
The Night Gardener Written and Illustrated by Terry and Eric Fan Published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers ISBN 978-1-4814-3978-7 2017 Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children Honor Book Book Review Grimloch Lane lives up to its name. The houses that line it are unkempt and the people who […]
Laura Gardner, 2016 SLJ School Librarian of the Year finalist, updates her lesson plans for the era of fake news.
A driving rain couldn’t keep librarians from Citi Field for the New York City School Library System 27th Annual Fall Conference.
It is always wonderful to be at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) annual conference, and this year was no different. We are particularly grateful that Erika and Mary Ann had the opportunity to serve on two book award committees: the Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children and the Orbis Pictus Award for […]
The report looks at barriers to equity in education, educators’ funding priorities, the role of families and communities, and the needs for learning supports and professional development.