Grab some coffee and tune in Monday, February 2, for a no-holds-barred conversation about the most highly anticipated honors in children’s publishing, including the prestigious Newbery and Caldecott awards.
From a new work by renowned author Cornelia Funke to a sweet book by newcomer John Himmelman, these wonderful selections by the editors at Junior Library Guild will appeal to emerging readers.
Beloved children’s book illustrator Margaret Bloy Graham, best known for her “Harry the Dirty Dog” series, died January 22 at age 94 in Cambridge, MA.
For all the power, popularity, and potential of tablets and Chromebooks, they just can’t get some things right. Tasks like CAD designs for 3-D printing or higher-level programming work better on a powerful desktop.
The Ohio Department of Education is trying to purge the “5 of 8” rule, which mandates that school districts hire five staff members in “education service personnel,” including librarians, for every 1,000 students.
Amazon’s new KDP EDU will enable educators and authors to create, publish, and promote etextbooks for students to access on devices, including the iPad and Fire tablets, iPhones, and Android smartphones and tablets. A public beta of Kindle Textbook Creator enables users to turn PDFs of their textbooks and course materials into Kindle books.
At Launch Kids, a full day devoted to children’s publishing at the Digital Book World Conference, Warren Buckleitner, editor and founder of “Children’s Technology Review,” noted that after a few years of invention and originality, app innovation had begun to level off. There are always exceptions, of course, and Tinybop is one.
Want a spot at the administrators’ table? Then be sure to understand these terms related to digital content, curriculum, and management.
“Osmo is part app and part iPad, with a little physical hackery thrown in,” writes Chad Sansing, who considers the new gaming platform’s potential for the classroom in his review.
Middle school librarian Mary Burkey wondered how she was going to get digital books into kids’ hands. Her ongoing partnership with the local public library eventually led to a digital kiosk that allows kids at school to browse and access the library’s full digital collection.