The following titles–from Justin Somper’s first foray into YA lit and Danielle Paige’s wicked Dorothy Must Die to Sally Green’s witchy Half Bad and E. Lockhart’s much-anticipated We Were Liars– offer teens a plethora of attention-worthy narratives.
YALSA and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are awarding 10 grants of $1000 to libraries with innovative programming ideas for Teen Read Week 2014. Apply by June 1.
After a successful first year, In the Margins Committee founder Amy Cheney highlights some of the recent must-have titles for libraries in urban areas that might not be on the radar of the library community at large.
Teacher librarian Krista Brakhage shares her thoughts on why Flat Connections can offer a fresh perspective in participatory global collaboration and provide a rich authentic educational experience for students.
Did you know that ELEANOR & PARK and many other award-winning titles are now available as ebooks in your libraries? Find out more in this Macmillan-sponsored post.
Integrating STEM with your summer reading program doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. Got a banana? Some cream of tartar? Let the fun, and learning, begin.
The effects of screen time on little ones, the integration of technology with library programming – these are some of the issues now facing the profession. It’s time to break down divisional silos, according to Christopher Harris, and work together to ensure libraries’ effectiveness in serving kids and teens.
This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Tornadoes, time-travelers (of a sort), a faery killer and a surf rat all figure prominently in this column’s featured titles. And one, Everyone Dies in the End, is written by a school librarian. As a reminder that no two readers are alike, take the time to check out our Double Take on The Falconer.