May 27, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

How To Organize 250,000 LEGO Pieces

SLJ‘s 2016 School Librarian of the Year Todd Burleson’s quest for the ultimate LEGO storage solution.

Global Literature to Teach Global Understanding

Global Literature To Teach Global Understanding This spring, several new books that foster global understanding for childhood audiences have been released that are written and illustrated by international authors and illustrators. While these works of global literature certainly stand on their own, collectively they offer classrooms an opportunity for students to grow deeper understandings of […]

Vernon Is On His Way by Philip C. Stead | SLJ Review

PreS-Gr 1 –Vernon, the bighearted little toad from A Home for Bird, is back in this series of very short tales.

On immersive technologies and the library: a visit with author Jamie Donally

Imagine the possibilities. of immersive virtual field trips–a walk through the solar system, the experience of a tornado, a tour around a refugee camp of a science lab with the opportunity to fully explore, rotate and dissect a 3D model of the human body. of your students designing their own 360-degree, interactive, immersive stories with augmented […]

“Mary Shelley” and Her Creature Return to the Screen | Movie Review

The author has the spotlight all to herself in the latest film retelling of the origins of Frankenstein. SLJ reviews the recent biopic about the teen author.

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MākMō Mobile Makerspace Making Impact in Los Angeles

Four customized vans bring makerspace programming and spark education and partnerships in Southern California.

How To Organize 250,000 LEGO Pieces

SLJ‘s 2016 School Librarian of the Year Todd Burleson’s quest for the ultimate LEGO storage solution.

A Fifth Grader’s Mission To Save His School’s Librarian

Jakari Singleton was moved to action when he heard his school might lose its long-time teacher-librarian.

Tributes Pour In for Richard Peck

News of Richard Peck’s death sent authors to social media to share memories and tributes to the legendary author.

#KidsNeedBooks Twitter Campaign Helping Students and Schools in Need

One tweet has turned into a book donation campaign.

Gina Gagliano Has Big Plans for Random House Graphic

Brigid Alverson sat down with Gagliano at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, in her brief week between jobs, to discuss what she hopes to accomplish at Random House Graphic.

Gentrification, Friendship, & Disappearing Black Girls in Tiffany D. Jackson’s “Monday’s Not Coming”

Tiffany D. Jackson discusses the inspirations for her latest work, a thriller about a black girl whose disappearance is noticed only by her best friend.

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Meet the Starling – Library Technology That’s Inspiring Early Literacy

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018, 1PM-2PM ET / 10AM-11AM PT
Is your library looking for a new way to boost early literacy and get young patrons reading? Join this webcast to hear from the creators of the Starling Early-Learning Wearable and two libraries that are lending the Starlings to their communities and hosting early literacy programs around this technology.
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Behind the Scenes: SLJ in Conversation with Children’s Books Editors

Join Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal‘s reviews manager, for a lively conversation with leading K-YA publishing insiders. They’ll discuss their selection process, building relationships with authors and illustrators, and publishing at large.
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Book-Based Making: Projects to Inspire Young Readers

Roll up your sleeves and engage cool project ideas, including upcycling with weeded books and other maker activities that encourage a connection to reading and are just plain fun. Our panel of crafty practitioners will show you how and answer questions in this interactive session.
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A Slice of the Bronx Book Festival | Pictures of the Week

Rainy weather couldn’t stop the first ever Bronx Book Festival from being a great success.

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