April 23, 2018

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PBS Releases “America’s 100 Best-Loved Novels” in Advance of “The Great American Read”

What is America’s most-loved novel? PBS gives viewers a list of 100 titles to choose from and an eight-part series to discuss the books and their impact.

World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers with The Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN: 978-1-4197-2845-7 Grades 4 and Up Book Review “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is […]

PBS Releases “America’s 100 Best-Loved Novels” in Advance of “The Great American Read”

What is America’s most-loved novel? PBS gives viewers a list of 100 titles to choose from and an eight-part series to discuss the books and their impact.

Apps for #EarthDay | Touch and Go

A selection of apps highlighting plants, animals, and ecosystems to share with your students as Earth Day approaches.

Apps for #EarthDay | Touch and Go

A selection of apps highlighting plants, animals, and ecosystems to share with your students as Earth Day approaches.


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PBS Releases “America’s 100 Best-Loved Novels” in Advance of “The Great American Read”

What is America’s most-loved novel? PBS gives viewers a list of 100 titles to choose from and an eight-part series to discuss the books and their impact.

Librarians from Parkland, FL, and Brookfield, CT, Win Snicket Prize

Diana Haneski, of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and Yvonne Cech, formerly at Sandy Hook Elementary School, received the 2018 Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity.

Erin E. Moulton & Melissa Marr On Rape in YA, Nonfiction, & “Things We Haven’t Said”

Librarian, author, and editor Erin E. Moulton and best-selling author Melissa Marr, a contributor to Things We Haven’t Said, chat about the writing process, harmful tropes in media, and more.

Incident Offers Opportunity for Education on Serving Patrons with Autism

Experts push awareness and education after a boy with autism was asked to leave a New Jersey library.

Catching Up With SLJ’s School Librarians of the Year and Honorees

Awards, keynotes, published books, and more. Six previous winners and honorees updated us on their activities.

Among Story Contests, Imaginormous Challenge Stands Out

Five winning story ideas from kids will be developed into an ebook, video game, dessert, musical theater piece, and inspiration for the design of a new toy.

Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition New York City Winners Announced

The winners of New York City’s Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition were announced earlier this week.

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Webcasts

Share Your Story, Share Your Impact

Monday, Apr. 23, 2018, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
Three award-winning school librarians—including 2018 LJ Movers & Shakers and School Librarian of the Year honorees—will tell the real story of what the library does, from their experiences across a range of environments.
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Coding in the Real World—and How We Need to Teach It

Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
Tech skills are key to workforce readiness. But the question remains: Are we teaching computer science the right way? A diverse panel of educators and working programmers will offer their insight and advice on what computer science learning should look like.
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Live Streaming Event with Katherine Applegate

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 12:30PM-1:30PM ET / 9:30AM-10:30AM PT
Join Katherine Applegate, author of The One and Only Ivan, for a LIVE webcast from the Park School in Mill Valley, CA, as she kicks off the tour for her new series, Endling! She’ll talk about the inspiration behind her books, her journey as a writer, and the ways young readers have impacted her as an author.
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Pictures of the Week

Representing at the March For Our Lives | Pictures of the Week

The Kid Lit community along with others came out in support of the March for Our Lives on March 24.

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