Sessions on maker spaces, leveraging ESSA, and STEM learning are among the highlights of the ALA and ISTE conferences this month.
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Designed to make starting a maker space quicker and easier, the pre-packaged supplies are specific to grade levels.
From global permutations of the story of creation to a clandestine romance during the Russian revolution, this autumn’s Macmillan’s frontlist will have it all.
Artistic remix influences kids’ creativity on almost every level. Here’s how, and why you need to understand it.
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It’s hard to imagine an app that can rival Chistoph Niemann’s Petting Zooin novelty and engagement. There’s now a contender.
The digital distribution platform has teamed up with schools in every state and parts of Canada to allow students to access a collection of interactive juvenile fiction and award-winning YA ebooks.
From a touching, unique perspective of 9-11, to the dangers of little white lies, this group of entries from Simon & Schuster’s Summer 2016 list plumbs the depths of tough emotions. But you’ll find books that are funny and memorable, too.
Direct from Cannes, our in-house film reviewer, Kent Turner, sizes up Steven Spielberg’s latest, based on Roald Dahl’s 1982 novel of the same name.
School libraries are popping up that are fully, even lavishly, equipped, save for one thing: a certified school librarian. Here, one New Jersey librarian explains why that can never work. Ever.
A group of eighth graders in need of academic intervention in Virginia are now more confident readers. Never underestimate the power of a pooch.
Three apps that offer children opportunities to experiment “with the way letters combine to form words” are reviewed.
Looking at some of the new software, it’s clear that the grammar of picture books is becoming a design structure that applies to effective presentations.
The summit drew record numbers of librarians and book creators, who, apropos of the new location, enjoyed deep dives into kid lit along with their deep dish.
Here a debut, there a debut, everywhere a debut! The Little Brown Fall 2016 Preview showcased a promising crop of first-timers, with standouts for middle grade and YA readers alike.