On the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, the Best Resources, Books for Young Readers

On the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, the Best Resources, Books for Young Readers

Many titles have been published this year to commemorate the moon landing. This curated list provides digital resources and books recommended for elementary and middle grade readers.

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Travis Jonker, Jul 19, 2019
Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? Unlikeable, flat, contrived, and joyless. This is for fans of snuff flicks and Dickens. I blame Godard. Click here for the answer. Why do I share these? Click here. Previously . . . One Star Review Guess Who (#1) […]
Elizabeth Bird, Jul 19, 2019
I like a dead pet book with good practical advice, some honestly touching moments, and, yes, a bit of humor. A book like The End of Something Wonderful: A Practical Guide to a Backyard Funeral by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic. Euphemisms and platitudes can take a hike. This book proves that there’s more than one way to funeral.
Steven Engelfried, Jul 18, 2019
The announcement of the 2020 Newbery Medal is 6 months away. Readers of the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery blog have identified 64 titles from the first half of the year that just might be contenders!
Karen Jensen, TLT, Jul 18, 2019
A middle grade graphic novel reader shares some of their favorite graphic novels.
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, Jun 11, 2019
These services meet the needs of children and families across the country, with programming ranging from robotics to summer meals to ever-popular reading challenges.

Kara Yorio, Jun 11, 2019
Nearly  100 percent of public libraries use incentives in their summer reading programs, according to SLJ's survey. Still, respondents had a lot to say about prizes as well as what motivates kids to read over vacation.

Kathy Ishizuka, Jun 24, 2019
The much anticipated best apps, chosen by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) each year, were announced on Saturday, alongside the best websites. But it was for the last time—the lists will be merged into a single best learning tools annual list beginning in 2020.

SLJ Staff, Jun 26, 2019
Kwame Alexander, Kyle Lukoff, Remy Lai, and Stacey Lee are among the authors whose books made our list of stellar titles in the June issue. 

SLJ Staff, Jun 11, 2019
A selection of recently published titles consider race and the imagination, girl-positive libraries, career programming, and other topics. 

Daryl Grabarek, Jul 08, 2019
There are mysteries, family stories, and along with the requisite beach reading, a few novels that tackle more serious issues, but summertime raises the temperature in all of these recently published middle grade and high school titles.

Cindy Shutts, Jul 08, 2019
A game-loving librarian's suggestions to raise the level of your collection.

Addie Matteson, Apr 04, 2019
Globe-trotting gumshoes use map skills and AR in this new addition to Osmo's hands-on learning collection.

Daryl Grabarek, Jul 01, 2019
The music and lives of four jazz greats in words and pictures.

Terry Hong, Apr 23, 2019
Celebrate poetry with these 16 middle grade and YA #OwnVoices titles.

Kelly Jensen, May 07, 2019
YouTube is the most popular social media for teenagers. BookTube has been growing for a number of years, and for those who aren’t already tapped into the world of book lovers who share their insights and passions on the video site, it can be challenging to figure out where to begin.

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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