A selection of informational books and stories that will help children learn the basic characteristics of birds, differentiate between species, and appreciate the amazing diversity of the creatures that inhabit our world.
Itching to write, or improve your skills? Kate Messner’s annual free online summer writing program for teachers and librarians is open for registration.
There are many reasons to tell stories to children. To begin with, when children listen to and focus on a story told to them, they are developing listening, comprehension, and analytical skills.
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Looking for a great read-aloud? Consider Ursula Vernon’s enchanting Castle Hangnail, featuring a 12-year-old who fancies herself a wicked witch but knows almost no magic and only a handful of spells.
Unforgettable protagonists, narratives peppered with baseball action and atmosphere, and heart-stirring emotions make these recently released sports novels crackerjack reads.
In his most recent book, The Typewriter, Bill Thomson delivers another visual adventure celebrating the power of the imagination. Here are some suggestions for using it in the classroom.
Reflection and collaboration are key to developing sharpening teaching skills. Two recent publications, each fueled with a steady supply of practical classroom suggestions demonstrate how these processes advance writing and reading instruction.
In American Girls, Nancy Jo Sales explores the impact of social-networking sites, dating apps, and Internet use on teenage sexuality, gender roles, and behavior—online and off.
In her most recent book, Roxane Orgill tells the story Art Kane’s iconic photograph, Harlem, 1958, through a series of poems.
Looking for resources to educate students about critical environmental issues? Start with a K–12 Toolkit provided by the Earth Day Network, and some recently published books on the topic.
These recently published poetry offerings will captivate students with their enchanting blend of eloquent words and eye-grabbing images.
Micha Archer, author and illustrator of Daniel Finds a Poem, shares her collage techniques with readers.
Exploring topics from grief to bullying in settings both contemporary and historical, a trio of 2016 titles mine real-world emotions and situations—and top them off with dashes of magic, horror, and talking skunks.
Honest, affecting, and peopled with characters that readers won’t soon forget, Kate DiCamillo’s Raymie Nightingale is a book for every child.
Share these digital resources with thespians and students of Shakespeare during National Poetry Month.
Erin Entrada Kelly’s debut novel, Blackbird Fly, the story of a young Filipino girl growing up in Louisiana, found its way onto many of 2015’s best books lists. In her second novel, The Land of Forgotten Girls, the author returns to the Louisiana setting and the immigrant experience.