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September 19, 2014

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Audiobooks: Ideal for Transmedia Explorations of Narratives | Listen In

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Audiobooks are great means to support reading comprehension and opt into transmedia storytelling. Sharon Grover, the head of youth services at the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin and Lizette Hannegan, the former-district library supervisor for the Arlington Public Schools in Virginia, offer an audiobook selection, from early elementary to young adult.

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Libraries Must Accommodate Self-Directed Student Activities | Pivot Points

In many classrooms, traditional rows are giving way to pods of desks where students work collaboratively. As students get used to flexible, collaboration-friendly environments, libraries need to adapt as well.

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Show, Don’t Tell: A Common Core Tenet Applies to Our Roles

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Savvy librarians seize and incorporate the tenets of Common Core State Standards learning in their practices—doing so offers them an opportunity to demonstrate their role in student achievement.

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Keeping Kids’ Library Records Private| Scales on Censorship

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SLJ columnist Pat Scales addresses the privacy of kids’ library records; censoring incarcerated teen reading; and the difference between “restricting” and “removing.”

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An All-American Superhero: Gene Yang on His Latest, ‘The Shadow Hero’ | Up Close

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SLJ interviews author Gene Luen Yang, whose latest work, The Shadow Hero, is an informative and entertaining exploration of the superhero.

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Eat, Play, Learn: Food-Related Materials to Sink Your Teeth Into | Focus On

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With increasing alarm over childhood obesity, there’s a need for strong food and cooking titles. These materials not only have rich tie-ins to history, math, culture and science, they also offer sweet—and savory—rewards.

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Pleased to Meet You: Web apps for getting to know your students before fall

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School’s out. But before we know it, we’ll be thinking about next year. To jazz up your blog and revitalize your summertime communication with parents and students, check out these fine tools.

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Confidence: The Great Equalizer? | Editorial

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Rebecca Miller, SLJ editor-in-chief explores how confidence weighs in at every level and in putting thoughts into action.

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Gaming the Common Core: Many board games align with the standards

Gaming the Common Core: Many board games align with the standards

When the library profession gathers in Las Vegas this month for ALA’s annual conference, how can we not consider gaming in libraries? Play-based learning is an effective way to address the learning style changes of the Common Core and other emerging standards.

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Transmedia and Education: How Transmedia Is Changing the Way We Learn

Many Ways to Tell a Story: How Transmedia Is Transforming Education In and Out of Classrooms

SLJ explores how transmedia storytelling, or telling a story across media platforms, has cracked open possibilities for educators to teach and assess, as well as opportunities for students to learn.

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Brand-New Chapter Books and Old Favorites | Fiction Series Update

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Kids will delight in these titles for independent readers, including a companion book to Elise Broach’s acclaimed Masterpiece, and new entries in Andrea Cheng and Hilary McKay’s popular series.

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The Mysteries of History | Nonfiction Grades 5 & Up

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Check out the truth behind the Romanovs with Candace Fleming’s latest, and explore some of the most “amazing” scientific discoveries with Mike Goldsmith.

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A Walk on the Wild Side, with Big Cats, Odd-Looking Creatures, and More | Nonfiction Preschool to Grade 4

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The latest nonfiction titles for young readers feature a bevy of strange and unusual creatures: Steve Jenkins profiles the 25 most bizarre looking creatures you’ll meet, while Jim Arnosky explores the world of ferocious felines.

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A New Guide on Programming for Children with Autism, Ways to Share Poetry, & Other Excellent Resources | Professional Reading

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Barbara Klipper’s excellent new guide to programming for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder and Sylvia Vardell’s freshly updated Poetry Aloud 2 are reviewed in this issue’s selection of professional reading titles.

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A Guide to the Bible, Career Info, the Ultimate Atlas | Reference Reviews

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The latest SLJ Reference reviews include titles that cover the ins and outs of the Bible and some atlases you won’t want to miss.

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Scandals, First Love, and Genre-Bending Fantasy | Gr 9 & Up Fiction Reviews

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Whether teens are looking for the next The Fault in Our Stars readalike (A.J. Betts’s Zac & Mia) or a fantasy-infused gender-bending novel (Corinne Duyvis’s ,em>Otherbound), check out the following titles recently reviewed for young adults in SLJ’s June issue.

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A Hitchcockian Mystery, Magical Footwear, and More| Grades 5-8 Fiction Reviews

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Newly reviewed middle grade titles include several intriguing mysteries, some magical adventure stories, and a selection of graphic novels.

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Picture Books, Easy Readers, and Early Chapter Books on Parade| Fiction Preschool to Grade 4

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Highlights of this issue include a grimy pigeon (yes, that Pigeon!), a Hug Machine, a dancing cat, and some fun retellings of traditional tales.

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Incredible Numbers and iF Poetry | Best of Apps & Enhanced Books, June

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There’s poetry in numbers as iPad viewers discover this month.

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June Starred Reviews

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From a dystopian adventure set in Hawaii to a surreal, graphic-novel-inspired picture book to a deep exploration of one history’s most infamous families, the June Stars offer excellent examples of the best in fiction, nonfiction, and media for children and teens.

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