Wintery Reads | New Picture Books

Wintery Reads | New Picture Books

Filled with whimsy, wonder, and icy escapades, these recently published picture books can be shared with students to celebrate the season, launch winter-themed studies, or inspire creative projects.

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Esther Keller, Jan 16, 2019
'Pandora's Legacy' puts a new spin on the legend of Pandora's box and sets it in modern times, making this a good pick for fans of Rick Riordan's 'The Lightning Thief.'
Steven Engelfried, Jan 16, 2019
THE PARKER INHERITANCE by Varian Johnson is today's featured Heavy Medal Finalist. In her introduction, Heavy Medal Committee member Amanda says that "the historical elements, paired with an enticing mystery and well-drawn characters made for a rich reading experience."
Elizabeth Bird, Jan 16, 2019
To the year 2019, I hand this middle grade novel. In Eventown by Corey Ann Haydu, you’ll find a marvelous defense of messiness, mistakes, and uncomfortable conversations. We all want to run away from our problems, but it’s like that old phrase says: Be careful what you wish for.
Johanna, Jan 15, 2019
Two young women, one Japanese and the other Muslim, room together and learn about each other's culture.
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, Oct 26, 2018
The Diverse Books Survey page will offer resources and related content, as well as the full 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.
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Linda Jacobson, Mar 01, 2018
School librarians see declining budgets, but many have influence over spending, our survey shows.
SLJ, Dec 19, 2018
From the latest middle grade offering by Anne Ursu to the much-anticipated Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson & Ellen Hagan, check out the works that SLJ reviews editors are most excited about this month.

Della Farrell, Dec 20, 2018
In anticipation of our coverage of Black History Month, add these selections about historical figures with big dreams, from board books to YA memoirs, to your collection and display year-round.

Karen Jensen, TLT, Jan 02, 2019
Need a quick, easy & cheap craft? We present to you nail polish gemstones. The galaxy gemstone would make a great space themed program for the 2019 summer reading program.
Kara Yorio, Jan 03, 2019
When it comes to teachable ­moments, nothing beats commemorative dates. 

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.

Drew Himmelstein, Dec 27, 2018
With  systemic harassment and assault in the news, educators are working age appropriate lessons about boundaries, safety, and sexual assault into the school day.

This year’s list of the 10 best graphic novels for young people proves how the format has blossomed in recent years.

Kara Yorio, Nov 06, 2018
Take a deeper dive into the results of a question about summer reading lists in SLJ's Diverse Books Survey.

Kara Yorio, Dec 19, 2018
A new website is crowdsourcing information on libraries around the world for travelers to visit.

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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