November 24, 2015

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Kate Messner’s “59 Reasons to Write” | Professional Shelf


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?

Early Chapter Books to Cheer About | SLJ Spotlight


Six great new titles to help early readers hone their skills.

The Skyping Renaissance


For educators using the popular videoconferencing platform, it’s a whole new world.

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Picture Book About Islam Ignites Twitter Battle


Children’s book author and former teacher Kate Messner has always had a passion for sharing books with kids, so when she recommended Hena Khan’s Golden Domes and Silver Lanternsto her Twitter followers for its portrayal of Islam, she did not expect the backlash she received. A few days after the original message, someone who does not follow her on Twitter replied with the below, continuing an intense multiday exchange with her about what he believes to be “the real Islam.”

Author Kate Messner Launches All-Star “Kid Lit” Auction for Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort


Stepping up quickly to serve victims of Hurricane Sandy, award-winning children’s author Kate Messner has launched KitLit Cares: Superstorm Sandy Relief Effort, an online auction featuring donations from the children’s literature community to benefit the Red Cross.