May 28, 2017

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Children of War: Tales of Child Refugees and Safe Havens | Focus On

A look at the impact of war on young people, this article focuses on children whose parents have been deployed to war zones, those who are refugees, and those who are victims of ongoing conflicts, including child soldiers.

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Gateway Books: Getting Latino Kids Excited About Reading | Libro por libro

This compendium of new and backlist titles is recommended to get Latino kids hooked on reading. It includes books in Spanish, a few in English with Latino/a characters, and those by Latino authors and illustrators.

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From Scavenger Hunts to Photo Sharing, Fun Apps to Calm the Back-to-School Jitters

Early in the school year is a good time to help kids get into the swing of things and get to know one another and these apps can help.

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Life Hacking with IFTTT | screencast tutorial

IFTTT—“If This Then That”—helps you automate tasks in order to better maintain professional learning networks, resources, and schedules. Learn how to find and create recipes on the Web (ifttt.com) or via the new IFTTT iPhone app in this video guide.

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Making + Tech + Arts = STEAM | Feedback

STEAM education engages young people in science and technology through collaboration and invention, much the same as a maker space does. In fact, many aspects of the best maker spaces already exist in school libraries. Two readers weigh in.

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Give Children a Choice: Advocating Open Access to Materials | Scales on Censorship

Chair of the American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee Pat Scales responds to questions about book challenges, summer reading lists, and boundaries for school library parent volunteers.

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Horror in YA Lit is a Staple, Not a Trend

Though R. L. Stine and Christopher Pike may be our quickest associations with teen screams, horror encompasses a wide array of books. Teen librarian and blogger Kelly Jensen highlights the latest titles in teen fiction that are bound to give readers nightmares.

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An Administrator’s View: Giving Teacher Librarians an Edge | Pivot Points

Former teacher librarian and current district administrator Mark Ray continues to reflect on the ways teacher librarians can better connect and work with building and district leaders.

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Power Tumbl’ng: Why Tumblr Is a Great Way to Reach Teen Patrons

Tumblr can be a successful way to connect to new and diverse audiences, provided you understand who you’ll be attracting to your site and how to use Tumblr to your advantage. Should libraries and librarians use Tumblr? Teen librarian Robin Brenner says yes, and explains why.

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SLJ Reviews Air & Space Smithsonian Magazine Archive Database

Combining an industry and educational standard in the field of aerospace with a recognized leader in the world of science and arts, the Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive Database is seamless in action and an excellent source for both papers and projects.

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SLJ’s School Ebook Market Directory

Which ebook provider will best meet your school’s needs and budget? SLJ’s snapshot of 19 ebook vendors outlines the suppliers’ range of offerings, terms of use, and pricing options.

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E. It’s Complicated. How Two Schools are Riding the Transition to Ebooks

For this close-up report on going digital, SLJ talked to academic experts, librarians, teachers, and students at two Illinois high schools. Big questions: What are the best ebook providers? How many student iPads get damaged? Do students read more in ebook or print? And more.

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A Minecraft Library Scores Big: Mattituck, NY, Branch Is a Hit with Kids

Inspired by the experiences of Connecticut librarian Sarah Ludwig’s Minecraft library club, Elizabeth Grohoski and Karen Letteriello of the Mattituck-Laurel Library (NY) are now using a virtual Minecraft library to attract young patrons. The game allows users to build in a 3-D virtual world with cubes similar to Legos—but without any proscriptive kits and manuals.

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Not as We Remember It: Public Education Is Being Gutted | Soapbox

It’s called “school reform” with a focus on “student achievement,” but I shudder to think where we have come as a nation that many public schools don’t have a library, and won’t ever get one unless someone can beg a grant from a foundation or corporation.

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Multimedia Review | September 2013

The September Multimedia Review section features nearly70 reviews of DVDs, audiobooks, and children’s music CDs. Among the eight starred reviews are Constitution USA with Peter Sagal, a DVD that examines the document’s historical and contemporary contexts, and Nelson Mandela, Kadir Nelson’s evocative biography for elementary grade students.

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Best of Apps & Enhanced Books | September 2013

Poetry and nature feature strongly in our selections this month, perhaps because we’ve been spending more time outdoors of late?

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Preschool to Grade 4 Fiction | September 2013

Autumn shapes (Chernesky), a new version of “The Little Red Hen” (Finch), and a “Stella and Sam” story (Gay)

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Grades 5-8 Fiction | September 2013

Some spooky tales and a story about seafaring cats

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Grade 9 & Up Fiction | September 2013

In a new series, sleuthing by teen heroines related to Sherlock Holmes and Bram Stoker (Gleason).

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Graphic Novel Reviews | September 2013

Check out John Lewis and Andrew Aydin’s March

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