A assortment of serious and fanciful books about robotics technology, how it has developed, and where it is going. Meant to amuse and inspire future scientists and engineers, these selections inform readers that the possibilities are limitless and that these cutting-edge creations are here to stay .
Many librarians say it’s time to overhaul the whole idea of mandatory reading in June, July, and August. Read what they’re doing about it—and check out 10 tips to flip the summer reading experience.
Take a look at the selections on NCTE’s 2015 list of notables—and ideas on how to use them across the curriculum.
With myriad adaptations for use in the classroom, MinecraftEdu brings Common Core–enhanced gaming to students.
A library system’s countywide Minecraft program is a core service, an afterschool sanctuary, and a peer support group.
Getting a new school library off the ground takes ingenuity—and elbow grease. Read how these determined librarians did it. Plus: grant opportunities and key questions for volunteers.
Outstanding STEM Apps: Digital resources on life science, physical science, and earth and space sciences
Current academic interests include increasing the number of accessible science and digital resources. The apps listed here satisfy both needs.
A compilation of books about women who made a difference in their chosen fields and in the world in general. The highlighted individuals include standard-bearers and lesser-known figures, all of whom showed exemplary strength, determination, and all willingness to make a stand.
A sensational collection of titles to use with the Collaborative Summer Library Program theme “Every Hero Has a Story.” This dynamic roundup includes selections for early elementary, middle grade, and young adult readers alike.
Audiobook recommendations for listeners seeking a promise of warmth, comfort, and contentment and a sense of well-being.
SLJ has reviewed all of the year’s databases in anticipation of our best of list. The results are in: a roster of dynamic and on-point databases that will more than meet 21st-century student needs.
Aided by the web and social media, “kindie” music has entered a new Golden Age. Critic Warren Truitt highlights the best independent bands in kids’ music.
While for some March calls to mind college basketball, at SLJ, March 9 heralds the start of our Battle of the Kids’ Books (aka BOB). From Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming to Cece Bell’s El Deafo, these mighty contenders are ready for a (literary) fight. May the best book win!
Shake up your Shakespeare lessons and inject new life into curriculum units and assignments on the Bard with this list of interactive apps, websites, humorous books, and other inventive resources.
Jacqueline Woodson talks about her National Book Award win, her handling of Handler’s comments, and how she approached the writing of one of the most distinguished memoirs for young readers in recent memory.
Tim Wadham shares an eclectic mix of Spanish-language and Latino-starring novels for upper-elementary and middle school children.