Read-Alouds for the Whole Family

Read-Alouds for the Whole Family

Shared family reading plays a vital role in growing lifelong readers, but finding the right book can be tricky. Here’s a mix of classics and 21st-century favorites for everyone.


Joyce Valenza, Mar 23, 2019
Looking for a little old timey computer nostalgia with a dose of espionage and a taste of geographical flavor? Well, gumshoe, you are ready for your next assignment from the ACME detective agency. This time Carmen Sandiego is sneaking around the world via Google Earth. The Crown Jewels Caper is the first of a series of new Where on Google […]
Travis Jonker, Mar 23, 2019
Over at the ALSC YouTube channel, they are slowly posting reaction videos from the 2019 Youth Media Award winners. First up, Newbery winner Meg Medina.
Brigid Alverson, Mar 23, 2019
Scooby and the gang team up with Magilla Gorilla in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #47, as DC reaches way back into my childhood for a new guest character. Here’s the 411: “How much is that gorilla in the window?” For years, Mr. Peebles has wanted nothing more than to finally sell Magilla Gorilla and get the big […]
Brigid Alverson, Mar 23, 2019
Here’s some good old-fashioned Saturday morning cartoon fun: A preview of Looney Tunes #248, featuring some Bugs Bunny shenanigans: Blacque Jacque Shellacque is back—and he’s in pursuit of gold karats and Bugs Bunny wants golden carrots, leading them both up the beanstalk to fulfill their desires. But what they find instead is a giant problem […]
Kathy Ishizuka, Oct 22, 2018
The majority of public and K–12 librarians consider it "very important" to have a diverse book collection for kids and teens, according to SLJ's nationwide survey. But there are hurdles, including a lack of quality titles in specific areas.

Librarians respond to the challenge of where to put diverse books once they have them in their collections.

SLJ Staff, Jan 31, 2019
On the Diverse Books Survey page, users can access related content, newly updated, as well as our Diverse Books Survey report.

Kara Yorio, Oct 24, 2018
SLJ's Diverse Books Survey reveals that many librarians are not aware of the term and movement toward better representation.

Kara Yorio, Oct 25, 2018
While in the minority, the SLJ Diverse Books Survey reveals some librarians are declining to purchase books with diverse characters to avoid a challenge.

Linda Jacobson, Sep 26, 2016
Restricting books with controversial content is on the rise in school libraries, according to SLJ’s 2016 Controversial Books Survey, which explores self-censorship.
Lauren Barack, Apr 28, 2017
School librarians are being recognized as tech leaders and investing more in cutting-edge digital tools.
Linda Jacobson, Mar 01, 2018
School librarians see declining budgets, but many have influence over spending, our survey shows.
Jennifer Snelling, Feb 07, 2019
Visual literacy demands increasingly sophisticated tools to expand kids' critical skills.

Cicely Lewis, Feb 26, 2019
In this new column, Cicely Lewis explores books that embrace social change.

Joyce Valenza, Jan 17, 2019
On behalf of my library/educator colleagues, thank you, John Green. Thank you, John, for offering us a new tool in introducing media literacy and credibility awareness with our learning communities. Thank you for lending your honest voice and passion to this mission. John recently introduced a new 10-episode Crash Course series, Navigating Digital Information, developed […]
Kara Yorio, Feb 28, 2019
The new initiative with "Dog Man" and "Captain Underpants" creator Dav Pilkey focuses on the importance of reading being fun. This year the week is March 25-29.

Daryl Grabarek, Mar 08, 2019
New books about women in STEM feature inventors, architects, naturalists, and computer and space scientists.

Wayne D’Orio, Feb 20, 2019
The strongest partnerships show the depth of librarians’ expertise, enrich curricula, and engage students in deep learning.

Kathy Ishizuka, Mar 05, 2019
PBS and KQED have launched a free certification in media literacy through a micro-credential program announced at SXSW EDU. 

SLJ Staff, Mar 05, 2019
Must-have new titles for library collections, reviewed in our March issue.

Katie Darty, Mar 06, 2019
Where librarians find the most books for their bucks.

Shelley Diaz, Nov 06, 2018
Check out the recording of Acevedo’s 2018 SLJTeen Live! keynote, in which she talks about her path to publication, the importance of literacy and seeing yourself books, and more.

SLJ Staff, Sep 28, 2018
Just hours before the 13th annual Carle Honors gala, SLJ reviews managing editor Luann Toth talked to the 2018 Carle Honors recipients at the legendary Algonquin Hotel in New York City on September 27 on Facebook Live

Kara Yorio, Oct 28, 2018
There was a lot to take in on the first day at SLJ's Leadership Summit, which was full of moving speakers, inspiring panels, and breakout sessions with ideas for attendees to take back to school and implement.

SLJ Staff, Oct 15, 2018
What is Read Woke? School librarian Cicely Lewis and students at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, GA, explore the idea that led to a reading revolution at their school—and internationally.

Kathy Ishizuka, May 31, 2018
In a talk that ranged from her Mississippi roots to her personal influences, including a certain young reader who inspires her today, author Angie Thomas delivered a forceful keynote at School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog.
SLJ, May 14, 2018
Get out the pliers and roll up your sleeves: All you need to know to lead a toy-take apart session with students.  



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