May 23, 2018

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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.

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 […]

Only Child by Rhiannon Navin | SLJ Review

In this gut-wrenching debut novel, readers meet Zachary Taylor, a first grader, just as his 10-year-old brother is gunned down in a school shooting.

An Appealing Slice–of Fractions | Touch and Go

Appealing graphics and a series of solid foundational skill-building exercises make this app a winner.

An Appealing Slice–of Fractions | Touch and Go

Appealing graphics and a series of solid foundational skill-building exercises make this app a winner.


School Librarian State of the Union

Latest Posts

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.

Starting with a Pop-Up, a School Library Grows in Denver

A Denver school librarian helps teens living in a “book desert” with no high school library.

Slime Science

The goopy substance is all the rage—and a great way to explore polymers during library maker activities.

Mark Does YA: The Prolific Critic and Creator Talks About “Anger Is a Gift”

The debut author and creator of the “Mark Does Stuff” universe chats about his road to publication, teen activism, and what he’s working on next.

Study on Women in Social Studies Standards Finds Equity Issues

Staff at the National Women’s History Museum studied every state’s K–12 social studies standards for U.S. history to see what women and “topics associated with women” were discussed.

‘Fifty Shades’ Notwithstanding, Librarians Embrace the Great American Read

Any booklist is bound to be picked apart. So it’s no surprise that librarians have opinions about the 100 best-loved novels named in “The Great American Read.”

Bully Principal Missed Opportunity | Scales on Censorship

Parent with Caldecott concerns, a librarian fears “Vincent and Theo” content issues (again), and an administrator who cracks down on students’ rights: Pat Scales sets them straight.

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Webcasts

Behind the Scenes: SLJ in Conversation with Children’s Books Editors

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
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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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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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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Pictures of the Week

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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