Animals and author biographies for the elementary crowd and a timely focus on social issues for tweens and teens.
A teacher requests that students study art selectively; complaints about gay “Captain Underpants” content; objection to a teacher’s book choices.
A district coordinator’s dream of hiring credentialed librarians finally came true. Here’s how she did it.
Mentor texts that focus on Latino culture, ways to make nonfiction texts relevant and accessible to your youngest patrons, and the library commons.
With this informative new database from ReferencePoint, students will be able to carefully examine hot-button issues such as cyberbullying and legalizing marijuana.
The national Book-Rich Environment Initiative promises to be a critical step in addressing print scarcity for low-income kids. Libraries will be key partners.
Barry Lyga talks about what inspired his hard-hitting novel Bang, an SLJ February 2017 Popular Pick.
These inspiring partnerships reflect a growing trend: alliances between universities and K-12 students that emphasize problem-solving and mentoring skills.
A local medical school’s service requirement, combined with my young patrons’ need for mentors they could count on, made for a perfect match.
Another stunning folktale adaptation from Jerry Pinkney, Steve Sheinkin’s latest work of narrative nonfiction, and Laini Taylor’s strangely beautiful new novel.
Nikki Grimes revisits works written nearly 100 years ago during the Harlem Renaissance and recasts the classic poets’ words in a way that will speak to today’s readers.
A starter collection of picture books that address social emotion learning topics and themes for one-on-one sharing and sparking discussions with young audiences.
This is the 12th annual Outstanding International Books list selected for the United States Board on Books for Young People by a committee of librarians, educators, and children’s literature specialists.
A can’t-miss title from the late Terry Pratchett, Truly Lovejoy rides again, and another installment in the “Story Thieves” series.