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Celebrating National Game and Puzzle Week

Celebrating National Game and Puzzle Week

A trio of challenging games that reward curiousity, strategic thinking, and in some cases, speed.    

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Travis Jonker, Nov 14, 2018
This weekend I’m attending the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention for the first time this year. Houston! While there, I have some duties: Friday 9:30-10:45: Nerdy Book Club: Building Strong, Inclusive Reading Communities (Room 340 AB) 11:00-11:30: Signing The Very Last Castle in the Blue Willow (Booth #231) Sunday Build Your […]
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Amanda MacGregor, Nov 13, 2018
Publisher’s description A heart-expanding novel about four Latinx teens who make New Year’s resolutions for one another—and the whirlwind of a year that follows. Fans of Erika L. Sánchez and Emery Lord will fall for this story of friendship, identity, and the struggle of finding yourself when all you want is to start over. From […]
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Travis Jonker, Nov 13, 2018
Storyline Online is a SAG-AFTRA-produced website with videos of actors and actresses reading well-known picture books aloud. I’ll occasionally take my students to the website and they seem to like it quite a bit. After watching all the videos, here are my completely biased and in no way official awards Most Comfortable: Ed O’Neill, HOW […]
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Lori Henderson, Nov 13, 2018
New Disney series are some highlights of the latest releases.

NEWS & FEATURES
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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
BLOGS
Katie Cunningham, Nov 05, 2018
Full of classroom possibilities, Hey, Wall is a book that invites readers to do something positive to make the world more beautiful for everyone.

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Debbie Reese, Sep 28, 2018
Children's literature scholar Debbie Reese highlights recent picture books, fiction and nonfiction, that celebrate American Indian heritage.
NEWS & FEATURES
Kiera Parrott, Mar 08, 2018
A list of videos, articles, and other resources to help librarians be more culturally literate.
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Kara Yorio, Nov 07, 2018
There's help for educators who want to bring lessons into the classroom after taking students to see The Hate U Give movie.

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Brian Seto McGrath, Nov 06, 2018
Using technology to forge literary and artistic connections with today's preteens.

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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.

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SLJ, Nov 05, 2018
We spotlight the best of children's and YA materials reviewed in our November issue, including the latest from Kevin Henkes, Sharon Draper, Roshani Chokshi, and Ibi Zoboi.

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Conn McQuinn, Sep 25, 2018
Neuroscience provides excellent reasons for supporting making and makerspaces, and can help guide educators offering these exciting opportunities for our students.

AGE LEVEL
Shelley Diaz, Jul 31, 2018
Are you a YA librarian looking for some inexpensive and self-directed but engaging activities for your teen patrons or students? Look no further!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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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