February 23, 2018

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ISTE, AASL Awards Applications; Grants & Mentorship Opportunities | News Bites

Deadlines are fast approaching to apply for grants, awards, and more.

Orbis Pictus Honor Book – Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws That Affect Us Today

Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws That Affect us Today By Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson Published by Peachtree Publishers, 2017, ISBN 978-1-56145-945-2 Grades 6-Up Book Review On this President’s Day, it is important to note that “not one of our first eight presidents had any real power” (p. […]

Stories for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | SLJ DVD Review

K-Gr 5 –This DVD contains two picture book adaptations that highlight the contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. to the civil rights movement: March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World by Dr. Christine King Farris and Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport, with art by Bryan Collier.

3 Steps for Introducing Teens to Virtual Reality | ALA Midwinter 2018

Digital Services Librarian Maddie Clybourn offers tips for those curious about using virtual reality with their teen patrons.

30 Realistic & Historical Fiction Books with Black Main Characters

A bevy of 2018 YMA winners and forthcoming 2018 middle grade and YA titles to excite readers.


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30 Realistic & Historical Fiction Books with Black Main Characters

A bevy of 2018 YMA winners and forthcoming 2018 middle grade and YA titles to excite readers.

ISTE, AASL Awards Applications; Grants & Mentorship Opportunities | News Bites

Deadlines are fast approaching to apply for grants, awards, and more.

3 Steps for Introducing Teens to Virtual Reality | ALA Midwinter 2018

Digital Services Librarian Maddie Clybourn offers tips for those curious about using virtual reality with their teen patrons.

7 True Historical Adventure Tales for Kids Who Can’t Get Enough “I Survived”

Nonfiction survival stories remain a popular genre for tweens. These seven titles offer unique perspectives and riveting adventure.

Portals to New Worlds | Spring 2018 Audio Preview

Spring audiobooks for kids and teens include exciting debuts, intriguing nonfiction, and plenty of heroines to root for.

Unpacking Anne Ursu’s Survey and the Fallout, with Changes Coming to Events | Sexual Harassment in Children’s Publishing

Anne Ursu wanted to start a conversation about sexual harassment and spur change in the children’s publishing industry.

SLJ Blogger’s Personal Call for Action after Parkland Shooting

“Teen Librarian Toolbox” blogger Heather Booth shared her personal high school tragedy to move people to action after the Parkland shooting.

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Webcasts

New Spring Nonfiction for the Library and Classroom

Thursday, Feb.22, 2018, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT
Seeking new titles to excite your nonfiction fans? Look out—they’re right around the corner! Books that inform the mind and inspire the soul are heading your way this spring. Aimed at a wide range of readers, these sets are sure to enrich your collection and provide high-interest material to your readership.
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A Conversation with the 2018 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists

Join us for a live webcast featuring the finalists for the 2018 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award. Learn a bit about these fantastic titles, and hear from the authors and editors about their processes. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event!
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Guiding Readers by Interest, Not Level

Reading is a highly complex activity. Readers must build strategies and create behaviors as they move to increasingly difficult texts. How can schools support this process and teach self-sufficiency as readers progress?
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Pictures of the Week

Pictures of the Week | A Book Launch for Jillian Tamaki

Celebrating Jillian Tamaki’s first picture book, They Say Blue.

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