March 24, 2017

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Athletes, Activists, and Other Amazing Women | Women’s History Month

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A host of new titles celebrate the achievements of women.

Kathleen Krull: An Author to Study

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Kathleen Krull’s many picture books exemplify the best kind of narrative nonfiction for our students—accurate, well-researched, lively texts enhanced by large, handsome illustrations.

Q&A: Kathleen Krull on the History of Zoos

Illustration(s) from What’s New? The Zoo! copyright 2014 by Peter Malone. Used with permission from Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books

In her latest picture book What’s New? The Zoo!: A Zippy History of Zoos (illustrated by Marcellus Hall), author Kathleen Krull fills readers in on the ins and outs of fascinating animal collections and menageries from ancient times to the present day.

Star-Studded Science for Common Core Support │ JLG’s On the Radar

Wild Animal Neighbors

Scientists encounter amazing phenomena in their work. Narrative nonfiction provides readers with answers and teachers with informational texts for curriculum standards support. The following science titles, selected by the editors at Junior Library Guild, are sure to foster an interest in knowing more about our world, and the scientists who study it.

JLG’s On the Radar: New Nonfiction for Elementary Students

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From toads to bats and the Beatles to doctors, Junior Library Guild editors select new informational picture books for young readers that complement Common Core State Standards and do more than just fill a hole in the lesson plan.