May 24, 2017

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Wearable Tech May Build Babies’ Budding Vocabularies | First Steps

A surprise discovery of a “word pedometer” at ALA Midwinter inspires an early literacy experiment.

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Labdisc: A Data-logging STEM Device with Maker Potential |SLJ Review

Billed as an all-in-one STEM lab, the handheld Labdisc Gensci by Globisens is a useful tool to measure and record data for a wide range of experiments.

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25 Kid and YA Books That Lift Up Immigrant Voices

A collection of autobiographical or fictional stories based on childhood memories or that draw upon people’s work with immigrant children, including works by Julia Alvarez, Nicola Yoon, and Edwidge Danticat.

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Comfort Zone | An original comic by Gene Luen Yang

An early lesson in empathy inspired Gene Luen Yang. In an original comic for School Library Journal, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature depicts the inspiration for his Reading Without Walls program.

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Music Education, via an LP Appreciation Society

My high school student record club tunes in to analog pleasures and the thrill of discovery.

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New Reference Works on Economics, Dogs, Vietnam, & More

This month’s reference reviews include a guide to dog breeds, a look at the Vietnam War’s role in pop culture, and more.

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Summer Programming Inspirations, from Scavenger Hunts to Lunch at the Library

With reading boot camp, a makermobile, and more, these libraries are ready for summer break.

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Three Rules for a Fabulous Summer Reading Program

Pick awesome books, offer choice, and value student voice. Read more tips from a 2016 SLJ School Librarian of the Year finalist.

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These Musicians Rock American History

Move aside, “Hamilton.” Several children’s musicians bring history to life through music—and provide teachable material.

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Have Struggling or Reluctant Readers? These Hi-Lo Titles Will Keep Them Engaged

These new titles and series featuring high-interest subject matter with a low reading level (“Hi-Lo” books) are ideal for hooking reluctant or struggling middle grade and teen readers.

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Catching Up: 30 Recent YA Series Entries

YA librarian Lindsey Tomsu rounds up recent YA series entries that teens won’t want to miss, from X-Files prequels to superhero sequels.

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Grant and Scholarship Opportunities

Here’s a round-up of scholarships, grants, and prizes available to teachers, librarians, and students.

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Go Science! Inspiring Young Minds | Editorial

Connecting our children to the ongoing work of science can leave them in awe of those who forge the way by revealing how our world works.

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Feminism for Everyone: Kelly Jensen on “Here We Are”

Kelly Jensen discusses her new book, Here We Are, an empowering look at feminism that highlights diverse voices.

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38 Stellar New Titles | March 2017

This month’s stars include Scott Westerfeld’s graphic novel debut, a new title from Frances Hardinge, and poetry by Kwame Alexander.

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Newbery Magic: Adam Gidwitz in conversation with Kelly Barnhill

Adam Gidwitz, a 2017 Newbery Honor recipient, and Newbery Medal winner Kelly Barnhill chat about creating characters, honing their craft, and trusting readers to build their stories.

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YA Xpress Reviews | March 2017

A clever and intriguing love story, diverse speculative fiction, and more.

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Chapter Books Xpress Reviews | March 2017

The Super Happy Party Bears return; animal adventures galore.

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Middle Grade Xpress Reviews | March 2017

A beautifully written tearjerker from David Almond, the story of the Constitution, and a poignant, powerful immigrant story.

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Nonfiction Xpress Reviews | March 2017

Simone Biles soars; a primer on gender identity; and an overview of reptiles.

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