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.
Middle grade titles by Sheila Turnage, Tim Federle, and newcomers Natalie Lloyd and Henry Clark combine humor and poignancy, creating the perfect recipe for great reads. Incorporate the following booktalks and tools when sharing these powerful books with kids.
A modern and magical retelling of The Snow Queen, a train adventure packed with nonstop action, and a delightful look at the life and inspirations of one of the most well-respected picture book artists round out a rich selection of titles in our March Stars.
World War II nurses went from gamboling on the beach to being prisoners in Philippine POW camps after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1940. Shyima Hall was sold into slavery by her own family, while Malala Yousafzai was shot because of speaking out for equal rights. Learn about these women with grit in this month’s selection of titles from the editors at Junior Library Guild.
This month’s selection of apps take viewers on journeys: following threads of of invention across time, and to Shakespeare’s works, in a presentation designed especially for students.
OverDrive has acquired New Jersey-based TeachersNotebook.com, a company/platform that supplies teacher-created K-12 educational materials. Teachers can open their own “shop” to sell the materials they develop.
Chin introduces youngsters to the concept of gravity, presenting the information in highly understandable language and in captivating paintings that will delight young readers.
In SLJ’s cover story, we visited Brian Floca at his Brooklyn studio, where the author illustrator shared the backstory of his award-winning picture book Locomotive and what he might wear to the June banquet.
Tired of boy bands? Our teen reviewers think Little Mix and Candice Glover offer welcome respite. Gamers will be happy to know that Shadow Fall kicks the Killzone franchise up a notch.