November 30, 2016

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Have You Seen My Trumpet? by Michaël Escoffier | SLJ Review

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ESCOFFIER, Michaël. Have You Seen My Trumpet? illus. by Kris Di Giacomo. 48p. Enchanted Lion. Oct. 2016. Tr $17.95. ISBN 9781592702015.

K-Gr 2 –In this third story in a “wordplay trilogy,” the charming team of Escoffier and Di Giacomo (Take Away the A and Where’s the Baboon?) transport readers to a brilliant sunny day at the beach. A series of questions with clues hidden within both text and illustrations create a sense of playful interaction for young and older […]

Teens Review Neal Shusterman’s “Scythe,” New Nonfiction, and More

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Check out what the members of the Kitsap (WA) Regional Library YA Book Group think about Neal Shusterman’s Scythe, Cassandra Clare’s latest fantasy, and Catherine Reef’s Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse, among other titles.

These Superintendents Are Sold on Libraries | Editorial

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Four influential superintendents see libraries as catalysts for school success—and librarians as change agents in a disrupted learning landscape.

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Penguin and First Book Team Up in Red Mitten Campaign

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‘A Poem for Peter,’ along with a pair of mittens, will be donated to a child in need for every copy of the book sold between now and December 31.

Pop Literacy

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
The Walking Dead, hip-hop, Snapchat, and the U.S. presidential race. All resources for learning. We’ll explore new literacies in practice to glean how student-led exploration using meaningful topics and engaging tools can make learning pop.
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“Pop Literacy”| SLJ ISTE Webcast Series

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This fall series, sponsored by littleBits, will wrap up on December 6 with practical takeaways on pop culture literacy.

‘Open-Access’ Approach Creates a Parent-Friendly Library | First Steps

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Our collections, and ideally our programming and staffing as well, need to reflect the cultures of parents in our community.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

A Homecoming and a Rallying Cry for NYC School Librarians

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A driving rain couldn’t keep librarians from Citi Field for the New York City School Library System 27th Annual Fall Conference.

Top 10 Graphic Novels | 2016

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The “Good Comics for Kids” bloggers present their picks for the best graphic novels published in 2016.

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Best Adult Books 4 Teens 2016

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Nineteen excellent adult books perfect for teen readers, selected by the Adult Books 4 Teens columnists and reviewers.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.