Ignite interest in the natural world with a look at some of the planet’s most fascinating and diverse inhabitants in offerings packed with kid appeal.
We enjoy poetry in the classroom all year long, but April is a special month to recognize the power that poetry has to move us, to entertain us, and to help us see the world in new ways. In today’s entry, we highlight some poetry books recently feature…
A new, highly visual platform for exploring the riches of the Smithsonian will launch in June 2016. But users are encouraged to explore the Smithsonian Learning Lab now, and librarians, given their curatorial skills, are especially welcome.
Will’s Words: How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk
Written by Jane Sutcliffe; Illustrated by John Shelley
Published by Charlesbridge, 2016
ISBN # 978-1-58089-638-2
Grades 3 and up
“The more people said all those words…
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Three rapid-fire presentations on steampunk making, organizing a regional maker expo, and digital game design wrapped up our Lead the Change Maker Workshop.
Reading buddy and paired reading initiatives are on the rise. Here’s what these programs look like today—and tips for creating your own.
The budgets of school librarians and teachers get a reprieve with the news of an educators-only discount on an English-curriculum mainstay.
Ideas Are All
Written and Illustrated
by Philip C. Stead
Published in 2016 by
Roaring Brook Press
Looking for the antidote
to a case of writer’s block? Take a cue from author / illust…
The Wild Robot
Written and Illustrated by Peter Brown
Published by Little, Brown April 2016
Note: This review was written using an advanced reading copy.
"As you may know, robots don’t really feel emotions. Not the way animals do. And yet, as she sat in her broken crate, Roz felt something like curiosity." So, too, will readers of popular
Three new, generously illustrated animal books offer young browsers more than an afternoon of delight.
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras2016 Sibert Medal Winner2016 Pura Belpré Honor2016 Orbis Pictus HonorWritten and illustrated by Duncan TonatiuhPublished by Abrams Books, 2015ISBN #978-1-4197-1647-8Grades K and upBook ReviewSkele…
One librarian’s role is transformed, and with it, her approach to and appreciation for collaboration.
Access to universal prekindergarten education has found a place on the agendas of top political leaders, but do we really understand what our youngest learners need to thrive in a school setting?
Five user-friendly apps that, when used together, allow students to creatively express their learning.
At Lesley University, we are eagerly anticipating our annual Evelyn Finnegan Children’s Literature Lecture, and are thrilled this year to be hosting illustrator E.B. Lewis. Lewis will be joined by author Susan Goodman, faculty in Lesley’s MFA pr…
Educators looking for a last-minute Read Across America assignment may want to consider this “ice cream for ebooks” challenge.
“Sparking curiosity and making connections to the world” are key to Tinybop’s mission. Today, the Brooklyn developer released Weather, its ninth app celebrating exploration and play.