Download SLJ’s 2016 Controversial Books Survey report, exploring self-censorship among school librarians.
For librarians promoting information literacy and the evaluation of resources, museums—however unconventional—are fertile grounds for incorporating primary sources in lessons and activities.
A collection of highly visual biographies that look at the lives and times of fine artists and how their masterful works were created and came to achieve public recognition.
HOEFLER, Kate. Real Cowboys. illus. by Jonathan Bean. 32p. HMH. Oct. 2016. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780544148925.
PreS-Gr 3 –Hoefler takes readers into the daily lives of cowboys. Almost every page turn reveals a different personality trait or behavior, from being “quiet in the morning, careful not to wake the people…in the hollow” to being “strong, and tough, and homesick at the same time.” Her portrayal shows skilled and sensitive caretakers who sing to calm the cattle or help them […]
Historical fiction may not be every teen’s idea of a gripping read, but these titles are bound to immerse readers—and may even please educators, too.
Partnering with Sprint, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is allowing students who don’t have Wi-Fi at home to check out portable hotspots.
FOGLIANO, Julie. Old Dog Baby Baby. illus. by Chris Raschka. 32p. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter Bks. Oct. 2016. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781596438538.
PreS-K –Those privileged to have known a mild-mannered dog, a martyr to baby love, a dog that will withstand any annoyance from an infant and still adore him, will appreciate this sweet story told in verse. Fogliano’s spare, pitch-perfect rhymes capture the joyful meeting between a blond-haired diapered baby and a shaggy dog on the kitchen floor. Simple […]
Tim Wadham shares resources for finding award-winning international titles to add to Spanish-language collections.