Tips from Richard Byrne on streamlining tasks, from managing email via spreadsheets to harnessing IFTTT (If This Then That).
Many of the standards from the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading were well supported by selected audiobooks.
Kids are learning about nutrition and the environment as libraries create gardens to expand their mission.
Seven of the districts that I serve are implementing some level of 1:1 for 2014-15, however device implementation only works with great material, so be prepared.
The following is a treasure trove of titles that are bound to capture the attention and spark the imaginations of readers. They are chock-full of action, adventure, and derring-do, guaranteed to keep the pages turning.
Bionic pets, great white sharks, and snow monkeys dart across the screen in three DVD documentaries while Brian Floca’s award-winning Locomotion arrives as an audiobook. Or, plunge under the sea with Jacques Cousteau or hop into the box ring with Joe Louis in two adaptations of acclaimed picture books
There’s something here for middle-grade fans of all stripes this month. Those looking for adventure on the high seas will find it in Heidi Schulz’s Hook’s Revenge, while readers seeking a quieter tale will enjoy Ann M. Martin’s moving Rain Reign, a poignant story of an autistic girl who bonds with a lost dog.
Late Summer and Fall Picture Books, Easy Readers, and Beginning Chapter Books | Fiction Preschool to Grade 4
This issue features a cornucopia of titles loaded with child appeal and just right for year-round sharing. Highlights include some runaway cookies, a princess in black, imaginative play, and an exploration of things that make us happy.
Artistic Bonds, Gender-Bending Memoirs, and a New Look at Ernest Shackleton | Nonfiction Grades 5 and Up
Check out a gorgeous new volume on Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, two memoirs that tackle gender, and a graphic novel on Arctic explorer Ernest Shackleton.
This month’s YA offerings will take teens through the darkness to the light, from Dana Walrath’s Like Water on Stone, a tale of the Armenian genocide, to Meg Wolitzer’s engrossing Belzhar, a story of emotionally fragile teens coming to turns with personal losses and griefs.
Paul Fleischman opens our eyes to the environmental crisis, young Henri Matisse ponders The Iridescence of Birds, and Philip C. Stead takes to the skies in the August stars, offering the best of fiction, nonfiction, and multimedia.
This month, check out a history of comics, a look at catastrophes and tragic events, and an examination of war crimes and atrocities.
Alphabet Books Galore, All About Parrots, and Inside a Roller Derby Race | Nonfiction Preschool to Grade 4
This month, we bring you a host of fun and creative alphabet books (from pirates to animal tracks and more!), everything you ever wanted to know about parrots, and the truth behind the fast-paced world of roller derby.
Take a look at some old, familiar friends from continuing fiction series: Babymouse celebrates a birthday, while Big Nate runs for class president, and Lunch Lady has a new nemesis.
Explore Some ‘Best-Loved’ Nursery Rhymes, Navigate Girl World with a Mother-Daughter Book-Club, and More | Professional Reading
Katherine Goiver’s Half for You and Half for Me gives readers the inside scoop behind nursery rhymes we all know and love, while Lori Day and Charlotte Kugler’s Her Next Chapter provides the skinny on how mother-daughter book clubs offer a guide to helping girls through those difficult teen years in this month’s crop of Professional Reading titles.