These are books that bring together elders and youngsters, relatives and friends, as they explore the various roles of caregivers, mentors, and companions. The intergenerational relationships that are depicted can be richly rewarding, poignant, and sometimes wildly funny.
The latest “Origami Yoda” book, a new title by Shannon Hale, and the conclusion to “The Darkborn Legacy” trilogy top our list of exciting new additions to popular series fiction for middle-grade and YA readers.
From Laini Taylor’s conclusion to her “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” saga to Printz Winner Marcus Sedgwick’s latest philosophical mystery, the following books for teens will captivate and engage their readers long after the final page is turned.
Spring and Early Summer Picture Books, Easy Readers, and Beginning Chapter Books | Fiction Preschool to Grade 4
In addition to some very special canine friends, this section features a detective mouse, elusive ninjas, destructive dinosaurs, little green peas, and a couple of bad apples. Can’t forget the crabby crab and a 3-D deep sea adventure (glasses included). Fun, imaginative titles for group programming, independent reading, and one-on-one sharing.
Mermaids, Zombie Hamsters, a Young Foodie & Other New Middle Grade Books | Grades 5-8 Fiction Reviews
From two new chapter books about undead pets to an undersea adventure to the tale of an accidental food critic, this month’s reviews of middle grade titles offer a little something for every kind of reader.
Math Made Fun and Easy, the Poetry of Food Trucks, and the Fight for Civil Rights | Preschool to Grade 4 Nonfiction Reviews
These powerful and poignant works offer a vivid and evocative look at desegregation, a fun and simplified examination of math concepts, and a collection of informative, hilarious—and tasteful—poems on food trucks.
Tracy Holczer’s tender exploration of grief, Matthias Picard’s eye-popping 3-D underwater adventure, and Stephanie Kuehn’s unputdownable thriller top our list of stellar titles reviewed in the May issue.
Tim Wadham shares how Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library, was a pioneer in the library field and influenced services and literature for Spanish-speaking patrons.
In this editorial, School Library Journal’s editor-in-chief Rebecca Miller pays tribute to the Diversity Issue, which highlights the ongoing need for more diverse representation in books published for children and teens, provides practical guidance for librarians and teachers, and so much more.
The recent surge of interest in reconfiguring school library spaces offers tremendous opportunity to spotlight the potential of school libraries.
The effects of the income gap are starkly evident in long-range studies of our youngest learners, making it critical for libraries to provide early learning services to those who need it the most: poor children.
The book community reflects on the issues, successes, and trends in addressing diversity in books for children and YA.
Playing upon and expanding Rudine Sims Bishop’s framework for understanding multicultural literature for children, the SLJ Reviews Editors select their favorite recent titles.
Wisconsin teacher librarian Crystal Brunelle has long prioritized advocating diverse children’s literature in school and libraries, but only in the last few years has she figured out a way to put her beliefs into everyday practice—which she offers in four handy tips.