A surprise discovery of a “word pedometer” at ALA Midwinter inspires an early literacy experiment.
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.
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.
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.
This month’s reference reviews include a guide to dog breeds, a look at the Vietnam War’s role in pop culture, and more.
Pick awesome books, offer choice, and value student voice. Read more tips from a 2016 SLJ School Librarian of the Year finalist.
Move aside, “Hamilton.” Several children’s musicians bring history to life through music—and provide teachable material.
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.
YA librarian Lindsey Tomsu rounds up recent YA series entries that teens won’t want to miss, from X-Files prequels to superhero sequels.
Here’s a round-up of scholarships, grants, and prizes available to teachers, librarians, and students.
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.
Kelly Jensen discusses her new book, Here We Are, an empowering look at feminism that highlights diverse voices.
This month’s stars include Scott Westerfeld’s graphic novel debut, a new title from Frances Hardinge, and poetry by Kwame Alexander.
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.
A beautifully written tearjerker from David Almond, the story of the Constitution, and a poignant, powerful immigrant story.