Readers sound off and respond to SLJ’s editorial coverage.
With spring in the air, students typically clamor to get outside—and teachers would often like to follow. April is an ideal time of year to explore outdoor learning opportunities, and these apps and sites can lead the way.
Librarian and SLJ columnist Pat Scales responds to a range of censorship issues from librarians around the country.
A selection of books to help kids navigate the social and emotional ups and downs of school yard and neighborhood play. With humor and visual storytelling, these books reinforce the importance of patience, following rules, and cooperation when dealing with one’s peers.
Author Gail Jarrow uncovered how the medical mystery of the disease pellagra was discovered in her work Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat. She weighs in on the disease, her research process, and the scientific method.
SLJ‘s spending survey, sent to school and public libraries, found that libraries’ use of digital tools, ebooks, and other resources continues to grow—while budgets do not.
The effects of screen time on little ones, the integration of technology with library programming – these are some of the issues now facing the profession. It’s time to break down divisional silos, according to Christopher Harris, and work together to ensure libraries’ effectiveness in serving kids and teens.
Everywhere you look, librarians are on the hunt for databases, databases, and more databases. But which one is best? Which offers material that your students will use? And which one will be accessible to them? Wonder no more.
New positions being created in school districts across the country point to places where advocacy has hit home, roles smartly redesigned, and librarians put back in the budget.
At the recent Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) in Philadelphia this January, the Association for Library Service for Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) released their picks for the best audio books of 2014.
Fifteen New Jersey libraries—including public, school, and academic institutions—have received funds from a New Jersey Library Makerspace grant initiative making way for libraries to become a hotbed of community skill building and personal connections.
Spicing up the same old subjects can be hard, but these series make for some great new options—your readers will be informed, entertained, and, perhaps best of all, intrigued. Read on!
These fresh, original takes on American History include firsthand historical accounts, looks at military conflict, exploration of our government, and more.
Animal books are always a draw, and these new series titles on wild animals (mandrills, pygmy mice, and more) are no exception.
Using rich photos, great nonfiction features, and embracing species on the verge of extinction, these timely series will excite your readers this season.
Here, you’ll find a ton of great new series that not only introduce students to the natural world around them but that also make great use of Common Core Standards: an amazing mix.
These aren’t the same old “make a pencil holder” crafts you’re used to. Get ready to learn how to compost, work with apps, and raise your own chickens.
Careers and the famous people who exemplify them are inextricably connected. You’ll find plenty here, from biographies to in-depth looks at careers and jobs.
Longtime reviewer and children’s literature consultant John Peters takes an in-depth look at new nonfiction series that focus on STEM topics such as robotics, measuring, and big machines.