May 20, 2017

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Courting Controversy? | Scales on Censorship

Assigning a recently challenged book; teachers’ political views; classroom book selection policies.

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Political Thrillers, Flirty Romances, and Complex Sci-Fi | YA Series Update

The following are some of the latest installments in popular YA series. The highlighted choices include some classic romances, science fiction, dystopians, horror, a modern-day take on Shakespeare, and political thrillers that teens won’t want to miss.

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A Longtime Publisher Casts Its Print Content in a New Light | Reference Online

Kids Discover presents an online version of the material from its popular magazines, supplemented by strong visual and interactive features.

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Fantasy Series Starters | Listen In

Multi-volume tales, both classic and modern, to engage listeners

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School Library Budgets Rise 20%, Yet Challenges Remain | Spending Survey 2016

On average, budgets climbed nearly 20 percent in 2015–16 to $8,315. Meanwhile, school librarians report a lack of needed funds to serve special needs children and English language learners. And OER use is up, as is the demand for nonfiction.

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Webcomics World

Online comics allow creators of all stripes to share their work. Plus,resources for finding webcomics and learning to make them.

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13 Great Webcomics For Kids and Teens

Recommended webcomics from Brigid Alverson, editor of the “Good Comics for Kids:” blog. What’s your favorite webcomic? Tell us in the comments.

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Viva Cuba | Focus On

A selection of fiction and nonfiction, memoirs and poetry titles about the island nation of Cuba.

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SLJ’s April 2016 Popular Picks

In our inaugural list of must-have titles, SLJeditors have selected choice storytime picks, Cassandra Clare’s latest series opener, and a new work by Avi. You’ll want to purchase multiple copies of these books, which are bound to fly off the shelves.

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Interview: Cassandra Clare on SLJ Popular Pick “Lady Midnight”

SLJ chats with Cassandra Clare, author of the mega-popular “Mortal Instruments” series about her “Dark Artifices” series opener and her love for libraries.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | April 2016

From the latest offerings by Printz winners Nick Lake and John Corey Whaley to Molly Idle’s Flora’s most recent adventure, SLJ’s April 2016 starred titles will inspire children and teens to keep the pages turning.

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SLJ Reviews LEGO WeDo 2.0

The second-gen robotics system teaches STEM concepts to elementary students.

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Of Coding and Compassion

Tips from an expert on how to instruct kids effectively and with an open mind.

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Never Too Young To Code

Tot-oriented robots and resources give coding lessons a friendly face.

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Teens Teach Computer Science at a CA Library

In Cupertino, young adults teach computer science to peers and run an all-night hackathon at the library.

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Thinking Hyperlocal | Editorial

The concept of “hyperlocal” is challenging me to think afresh about what a community is made of—and how we approach service design when we see what’s needed by unique parts of our constituencies.

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The Buddy System: Everyone Gains When Kids Read Together

Reading buddy and paired reading initiatives are on the rise. Here’s what these programs look like today—and tips for creating your own.

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