Jeff Baron, author of the “Sean Rosen” series, about a seventh grader who thinks his ideas make him destined for Hollywood, has been working on a writing project with the seventh graders at New York’s Ardsley Middle School that taps into their families’ past and their imaginations.
The Holiday House’s Fall 2014 Preview showcased titles that featured animals as their superstars, including: Pants for Chuck, Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster, and There’s a Pig in My Class.
The Scholastic Fall 2014 Online Preview is the ideal way to introduce books to readers, from picture books to titles for young adults.
My Father’s Dragon and Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story were among the long-forgotten Newbery Book Award winners that were revived by this year’s third annual 90 Second Newbery Film Festival. SLJ was there this year to talk to the kid filmmakers and the event’s creator, author Jamie Kennedy.
Ashley Kirby Thomas at McAuliffe Elementary (OK) had been longing to be on the show “Ellen.” After several failed attempts, it was finally her selection as “Teacher of the Year” that caught Ellen DeGeneres’s attention. SLJ caught up with Thomas and how her school’s library has changed since her two appearances.
At this year’s fifth annual TEDxTeen event—a global event where teens and ideas come together—over 250 teens from across the country and over 36 foreign countries came together for this year’s event in NYC.
SLJ staff wanted to share their thoughts on Trevelyn Jones, who retired as Book Review Editor after more than three decades. Industry representatives paid tribute in an appreciation of Jones’s career in the October issue. Now, it’s our turn.
Happy Mother’s Day! It was Monica Edinger who alerted me to the fact that fresh on the heels of the Matilda musical is an upcoming British production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She has the details and directed me to this truly unfair let’s-not-give-anything-away teaser trailer. This introduction is a bit better. You know [...]
In recognition of the Caldecott Medal’s 75th anniversary, librarians at School Library Journal’s Leadership Summit shared their favorite winners and discuss beloved picture books that were overlooked for this honor but still stand the test of time.
SLJ contributing editor Rocco Staino and children’s book expert Anita Silvey at the Eric Carle Honors Gala in New York City on September 20. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art honors several authors and illustrators every year.
I am grateful to Robin Adelson, Executive Director of Children’s Book Council and Every Child A Reader, for inviting me to a wonderful evening in Celebration of Children’s Book Week. It was a night to remember! Once my videos are finished downloading, I will share some clips from the awards presentation but in the meantime, [...]