As November approaches, consider these two new books on the Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos.
A selection of new picture books touch upon commonplace situations that are often part of the school experience, exhibiting sensitivity to their young protagonists’ perspectives.
Immersing readers in the minds of the male protagonists, these three recent coming-of-age YA novels awaken teens to settings, people, and ideas they might not otherwise have encountered.
Ranging from picture books to novels, this selection of fun-filled tales about pretend pals celebrate unfailing friendship, effervescent individuality, and the prodigious power of imagination.
Filled with imagination-stirring moments and an intrinsic appreciation for the many joys of reading, these engaging picture books cast young protagonists in the role of creator, inspiring children to go forth and dream big.
Weaving history into her profiles of such Motown groups as the Supremes, the Temptations, and the Jackson 5, Andrea Davis Pinkney has crafted an evocative and insightful look at a sound and an era.
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Meet a ratter, a girl with telepathic abilities, and an otherworldly creature in new middle grade fantasy titles that walk the line between light and dark and comfort and creepy with aplomb.
This past spring an award worthy of your attention was announced: Mathical Books for Kids from Tots to Teens. The prize, which honors exceptional books, evolved from an alliance between Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), and the Children’s Book Council (CBC).
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Looking for a good chapter book read aloud for the first days of school? We surveyed our readers and reviewers about the titles they have been recommending lately. Here are their responses.
Whether realistically told or delightfully over the top, these back-to-school stories remind kids that first-day butterflies are perfectly normal and demonstrate that though problems may be encountered, they can also be surmounted.
Torben Kuhlmann’s picture book, Lindbergh, the Tale of a Flying Mouse was published last year to glowing reviews. The recent release of the iBook version, with visual and audio enhancements, offers more to praise.
August 6th marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights act and the promise and application of these rights continue to headline the news today. Share this book list with your students for background on this historic legislation.
In “Jump Back, Paul,” Sally Derby introduces a new generation of readers to the life, times, and work of this extraordinary talent.
Published to coincide with the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, several new titles revisit this moment in history with clarity, compassion, and an appreciation for the resiliency demonstrated by those impacted.
During high school many teens try on a variety of personas before figuring out who they are—exactly. In these recent young adult titles the stakes are raised for the purposes of deception, profit—and human connection.
Children’s and YA author Kate Messner’s “Teachers Write,” a free online writing workshop for teachers and librarians, will begin on July 6th. Are you ready?
Phillip Hoose’s book about a group of Danish teens who took on the Nazis when the rest of the country was too afraid shines a light on a little-known but awe-inspiring tale of courage.