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Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #10

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #10

Today is Free Comic Book Day! Check that link to find a participating comic shop near you, then stop in and get a free comic. Many stores have special events and sales today, and it’s a great opportunity to renew your old comic shop habit or start a new one. To get you in the […]

Build Something Bold Award Submissions Deadline Extended to May 11

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Holly Whitt, 2014 Build Something Bold Award-winning librarian, explains how the proceeds are improving her school library and encourages others to apply.

Notes on April 2015

Notes on April 2015

In April… …we found out what former Newbery and Caldecott winners have up their sleeves. A lot, it turns out. …a presidential story time was unexpectedly interrupted (and we all could relate). Be sure to check the comments, where folks shared their story time FAILS. …we toured the talent-packed Atlas Powder Picture Book Company studio. […]

Illinois Middle School Wins 2015 Follett Challenge

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The O’Neill Middle School in Downers Grove, IL, has been awarded the Follett Challenge Grand Prize for its inventive multimedia program, Conquest of the Realm. The school will receive $60,000 in Follett products and services. Two semifinalists were also named.

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Hack Your Notebook: Circuitry mixes with paper in a creative project for 21st century learners

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What if we could reappropriate traditional paper pads to teach technology and foster creativity? It might look something like “Hack Your Notebook,” a project that adds illumination—literally—to what you write or draw with a craft called paper circuitry.

This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

The 2015 Irma Black Award & Cook Prize Winners Announced

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New York’s Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature named Mac Barnett’s Sam and Dave Dig a Hole the winner of its Irma Black Award and Jean Craighead George’s Galápagos George the winner of its Cook Prize.

Famous Chef, Chickens with Superpowers, and Hurricane Katrina Lead the Pack at Random House Preview | 2015 Spring Preview

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Bullying leads to an ecological disaster in Newbery winner Louis Sachar’s Fuzzy Mud, and world-famous chef Marcus Samuelsson shares a young adult version of his autobiography Make It Messy: My Perfectly Imperfect Life.

Friday Finds – April 24, 2015

Friday Finds – April 24, 2015

This Week at TLT Sunday Reflections: She is Safe? A Personal Reflection for Sexual Assualt Awareness Month #FSYALit: Orthodox Representation in YA Lit Middle Grade Monday – The Power of Doorstops What’s New in LGBTQIA+ This Spring The Trouble with Telling, author Kristin Halbrook discusses her new release EVERY LAST PROMISE for #SVYALit March Arc […]

2015 Banned Books Week to Focus on YA Lit

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This year’s Banned Books Week (BBW, September 27 to October 3) will celebrate books written for the teen audience, the BBW National Committee announced on April 22.

Review: Jem and the Holograms #1

Review: Jem and the Holograms #1

At the beginning of March, I wrote about the reboot of the 80s cartoon Jem and the Holograms as a comic. At the time, I was skeptical about the reboot. Jem and the Holograms is a treasured memory from my childhood and I didn’t want to see it ruined. Fortunately, IDW put the book into […]

Friday Finds – April 17, 2015

Friday Finds – April 17, 2015

This Week at TLT Sunday Reflections: YouTube Killed the MTV Star (#YouTubeWeek) From the Screen to the Page: How the YouTube Sensation Became a YA Book, a guest post by Paige McKenzie and Alyssa Sheinmel (#YouTubeWeek) Middle Grade Monday – YouTube for the Tween Crowd #SVYALit: ALL THE RAGE and rape culture, Trish Doller interviews […]

Press Release Fun: The 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference (Professional Development Credit!)

Press Release Fun: The 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference (Professional Development Credit!)

Howdy, folks.  You may recall that in the past I’ve mentioned that there’s a lovely 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference coming to NYC this June.  Well, for those of you with professional development credits to accrue, guess what?  You can get one by attending.  See below for more details: EDUCATOR LITERACY PROGRAM presented by 21st […]

Poems for All Seasons| NCTE 2015 Notable Poetry List

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Take a look at the selections on NCTE’s 2015 list of notables—and ideas on how to use them across the curriculum.

This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

2015 Books from Caldecott Winners

2015 Books from Caldecott Winners

Of the seven illustrators who received Caldecott recognition back in February, two had been there before (Jon Klassen and Melissa Sweet). Seeing as how often previous winners win again, let’s have a look at 2015 books from Caldecott Medal/Honor illustrators. Did I miss one? Let me know in the comments. (Click on images to enlarge) The […]

Friday Finds – April 10, 2015

Friday Finds – April 10, 2015

This Week at TLT Sunday Reflections: The Songs that Saved TLT #FSYALit: Author Tessa Gratton Explores Faith in YA Fantasy Middle Grade Monday – Secure Your Own Oxygen Mask First This Song Will Save Your Life: Push by Matchbox Twenty, a guest post by author Leila Sales (Blog Tour) Book Review: None of the Above […]

Starred reviews, May/June 2015 Horn Book Magazine

Starred reviews, May/June 2015 Horn Book Magazine

The following books will receive starred reviews in the forthcoming May/June issue of The Horn Book Magazine: It’s Only Stanley; written and illustrated by Jon Agee (Dial). My Bike; written and illustrated by Byron Barton (Greenwillow) . I Yam a Donkey!; written and illustrated by Cece Bell (Clarion). Where is Pim?; by Lena Landström; illus. by Olof Landström; trans. from the […]

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Despite Citywide Cuts, West Philadelphia Alliance for Children Opens 18th School Library

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“In terms of school libraries, are we [Philadelphia] becoming a third world country?” asks Deb Kachel of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. The West Philadelphia Alliance for Children says no. The nonprofit has been partnering with schools to reopen school libraries.

Step Up Your Storytime, Role-Playing Games 101, and a Primer on Early Learning Spaces | Professional Reading

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This month’s titles have you covered, from reinvigorating storytimes to providing information on the importance of play.

This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

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