Celebrating Women’s History Month, political commentator Cokie Roberts enthralled third graders while speaking about her children’s books, women, early American history, research, and writing.
Winner of the 2017 Pura Belpré Author Award Juana & Lucas Written and illustrated by Juana Medina Published by Candlewick Press, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7636-7208-9 Grades K-3 Book Review Prepare to be utterly charmed by Juana, the exuberant grade school protagonist of the Pura Belpré Author Award winning book Juana & Lucas. […]
With “alternative facts” in the headlines, high schoolers connect with George Orwell’s classic novel and protagonist Winston Smith’s world of “Newspeak” and “doublethink.”
A new season of the SLJ ISTE webcast series launches with “Information Literacy in the Age of Fake News” on March 16.
March: Book Three – National Book Award, Sibert Medal, YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction, Coretta Scott King Author Award, Printz Award
March: Book Three Written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, Illustrated by Nate Powell Published by Top Shelf Productions ISBN: 978-1-60309-402-3 Grades 7-Up Book Review Many Americans outside of the black community may only understand the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s through the actions of Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. Many have never […]
Read aloud. Change the World. This is the motto for LitWorld’s global literacy event–World Read Aloud Day held today on February 16th, 2017.World Read Aloud Day was created in 2010 by LitWorld, a renowned literacy 501(c)3 organization, to share the message that the read aloud is a simple, powerful act of social engagement that can change […]
Topics such as immigration, gender identity, and homelessness are explored in this selection of chapter books for younger readers, with supporting web resources for classroom lessons and discussions.
Dig into the past and explore the historical events, personal perspectives, and challenges and achievements that have contributed to the black experience in the United States with these recently published titles.
Gaining STEM skills is as important for young children as learning to read, asserts a new report by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and supported by the National Science Foundation. Libraries could play a critical role in this call for more preschool STEM learning opportunities.
Congressman John Lewis uses the phrase “love in action” when speaking about the nonviolent revolution of the 1960s. When faced with systemic oppression, Congressman Lewis and fellow civil rights marchers led with love. Today, we are faced once again as a nation with divisive, harmful rhetoric and actions that threaten the values of civil […]
We Are Growing! (An Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Book) 2017 Geisel Award Winner Written by Laurie Keller; Illustrated by Laurie Keller Published by Hyperion, 2016 ISBN 978-148472635-8 Book Review Bam! Whee! Zap! Beep! Honk! With each sound and exclamation, a different blade of grass grows. Amazed at each other’s sudden growth spurt, the […]
The start of the calendar year is always an exciting time for children’s and young adult literature, as the American Library Association (ALA) announces its Youth Media Awards. Below you will find not only links to the 2017 ALA award-winning and honor books that we blogged about, but links to the many books we blogged […]
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, […]