It wasn’t all work for Kate Rubins up in space. The astronaut took time to host a read-aloud. Take a peek.
Celebrating Women’s History Month, political commentator Cokie Roberts enthralled third graders while speaking about her children’s books, women, early American history, research, and writing.
Gabby Rivera debuted the first issue of Mavel’s “America” comics at Midtown Comics’s downtown location in New York City. A group of Tor and Tor Teen authors gathered at the Flatiron Building to celebrate their recent fantasy titles.
A children’s librarian in Ontario used the poster by artist Calef Brown, included in the February issue of SLJ, as the centerpiece of a book display.
Latinx in Publishing and POC & Natives in Publishing celebrated the legendary editor Chis Jackson on January 5 in New York City.
Staff at the Fairfax County (VA) Library sent a new library card to “March” trilogy author John Lewis, who was denied one in 1956 because of his race.
Friendships were forged at the National Conference of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference in Atlanta. Author/illustrators Torben Kuhlmann and R. Gregory Christie met over dinner.
A reading, games, and a yummy cake were all part of the festivities at Books of Wonder on September 25 during the book launch of Nandana Dev Sen’s Kangaroo Kisses.
The 17th Annual Minnesota Children’s Book Festival featured a sterling line-up of authors and illustrators.
A look at the Pratt Institute / Bank Street College of Education exhibit, “The Picture Book Re-imagined,” in New York City.
School Library Journal‘s Luann Toth’s first stop in Orlando, FL, at ALA Annual was the Disney-Hyperion booth.
Science gets a rap beat in “Mental Abnormalities,” a student’s adaptation of the musical’s opening number.
Library Journals‘ Kiera Parrott and Kwame Alexander at a discussion on “The Changing Role of Text in the Classroom” at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education.
Dahlstrom Middle School Library, Buda, TX, is keeping track of School Library Journal‘s Battle of the Books.
Last fall, Waltham High School (MA) librarian Kendall Boninti and her ace team reinvented summer reading by assigning the podcast Serial. So what are they doing to engage teens this year?
Tom Lichtenheld and Kathleen T. Horning admire the trophy of Paul Bunyan’s Babe the Blue Ox, awarded to the winning team at the Cooperative Children’s Book Council’s Second Annual Trivia Bowl.
Our most memorable shot of the week is of a trio of grinning ambassadors. It’s sure to make you smile, too.