Fans of 300, closely based on Frank Miller’s superb graphic novel, will be thrilled with the March 7 release of 300: Rise of an Empire (R), also inspired by a graphic novel by Miller (the not-yet published Xerxes). This time, the combat action moves to the high seas.
The Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature puts students in charge of who will win the Irma Black Award and the Cook Prize for best picture books.
Educators at Discovery Education’s learning summit last month in Maryland talk of how digitization requires strategy and training—not just putting a device into student’s hands.
Thursday, March 27th, 2014, 3:00PM – 4:00 PM ET Shake off the winter doldrums with a sneak peek at exciting new teen titles coming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Lerner Publishing Group this spring. From a basketball ball-playing poet (Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover) to a dragon-slaying teen in an alternative US (E. K. Johnston’s The Story of Owen) to a modern-day Nancy Drew (Beth Fantaskey’s Buzz Kill) to a girl reconciling with her father (Corinne Demas’s Returning to Shore), the teens featured in these YA books will draw in readers. Register Now!
The “Build Something Bold” Library Design Award seek innovators in the field of space use, resources, and programming in both libraries and classrooms around the United States.
Sage advice for college students could net participants a free copy of Zest Books’s 77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College. I’m not sure “learn how to cook spaghetti” is one of them.
Are psychological thrillers the next big thing in teen lit? Could be, if The Cellar and Sekret are indicators. You’ll also find a review of Going Over, the latest from Beth Kephart, and a triple serving on Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
Colorado teacher librarian Susan Lackey shares how she organized and carried out her Book Speed Dating program for Library Lover’s month in February.
This past January, the Alliance for Excellent Education published a report showing school librarians in the front lines of the education movement to shepherd digital tools and skills into the hands of students.