13 Books About 'Hair Love' and Haircuts | Milestones

13 Books About 'Hair Love' and Haircuts | Milestones

A child's first haircut is a big deal—sometimes scary and always exciting. Here are 13 books that can be shared with kids in advance of their first “big chop.”
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Be Afraid (but not too afraid): Graphic novel horror for middle grade readers

Brigid Alverson, Sep 28, 2022
Graphic novels deliver on the thrills and chills, and middle grade readers have plenty to choose from. Brigid Alverson examines the format and recommends 13 titles that deftly blend scary and fun.

Update: Judge Rules Against School Librarian Amanda Jones in Civil Case

SLJ Staff, Sep 28, 2022
Amanda Jones took her harassers to court but has lost the case.

Threatening Email Sent to Virginia Beach School Staff Over Books in Collection | Censorship Roundup

Jamie Gregory, Sep 28, 2022
Virginia Beach City school staff were accused of breaking the law, and books were removed in Michigan, North Carolina, and South Carolina in the latest Censorship Roundup.

11 Family Music Albums To Get Kids Moving

SLJ Reviews, Sep 21, 2022
From "Let's Move" to "Moonwalking," seven out of these 11 family music albums have received starred reviews.

Maggie Knapp, Aug 18, 2022
Rich in features, with unlimited creative potential, Book Creator almost guarantees artistic success.

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Maggie Knapp, Aug 18, 2022
Rich in features, with unlimited creative potential, Book Creator almost guarantees artistic success.

Kara Yorio, Sep 01, 2022
The National Center for Education Statistics study of COVID's effect revealed a significant drop in reading and math scores for 9-year-olds. Lower-performing students saw the steepest decline.

SLJ Staff, Aug 05, 2022
K.C. Boyd, Amanda Jones, Cicely Lewis, and other School Librarians of the Year share new plans and perspectives for 2022-23.

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

Marva Hinton, Sep 01, 2022
Children can handle the hard truths about slavery, say educators.  Literature can help the conversation.

 

Abraham Elder, Aug 05, 2022
A district chief technology officer makes the case for giving students their Chromebooks permanently, saying it is not only a move toward more equitable education and but also better for a school's edtech department and budget, too.

Terry Hong, Aug 29, 2022
Rewrites and adaptations that subvert the familiar have long been popular—who can argue with universal appeal? These 22 titles have all been inspired by fairy tales and mythology.

Brigid Alverson, Jun 07, 2022
Romance, humor, and unrequited love are all at play in these recent works.

Laura Ingalls Wilder's 1935 novel Little House on the Prairie features a young girl coming of age amid the homesteading movement. These suggested titles feature accurate portrayals of the period and of Indigenous communities, as well as works with themes of family bonds and migration.

Shazia Naderi, Aug 25, 2022
We live in a world where everything from a microscopic virus to a gun the size of a baseball bat has tried to kill our children. Books—and acknowledging a child's fear—can help.

IdaMae Craddock and Ouida Powe began a bibliotherapy initiative to help combat the growing mental health crisis among children and teens.

SLJ Staff, Aug 30, 2022
Latinx Heritage Month starts on September 15 and ends on October 15. These novels for teens celebrate the broad range of the Latinx experience.

SLJ Staff, Sep 08, 2021
This month, we feature John Lewis's follow-up to the "March" trilogy, Samira Ahmed's middle grade debut shines, Tiffany D. Jackson delivers another winning suspense novel, and two nonfiction titles discuss Charles Dickens.

Brigid Alverson, Aug 24, 2022
Manga creators have drawn on Japan's rich and varied history to create some of the greatest works in the medium. This short guide to the historical periods teens are most likely to encounter in manga is accompanied by a list of 9 titles that draw on ages past.

SLJ Staff, Jul 11, 2022
SLJ announces a new member of the reviews team: Andrew Eliopulos, who steps into a new position at the publication, graphic novels editor. 

Brigid Alverson, May 12, 2022
New types of manga have proliferated—and students can’t get enough. This overview of genres, publishers, formats, and more, will help get you up to date.

Brigid Alverson, Nov 12, 2021
A booklist, resources, and an interview with Sasha Bouché, editor at HighWater Press.

Emily Mroczek-Bayci, Jun 09, 2022
Librarians call for more funny, fast-paced YA for teens who've outgrown the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" stage.

Laura Gao, Jul 12, 2022
With her graphic memoir Messy Roots, Laura Gao followed an unconventional publishing path from viral tweet to indie bestseller. She illustrates her path to publication in this SLJ-original comic.

Johanna, Aug 29, 2022
A packed journey through changing attitudes towards settings of natural beauty and historical importance.
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Kathy Ishizuka, Aug 23, 2022
“If not me, who else?” Given the abuse Amanda Jones suffered—she was publicly accused of promoting pornographic materials in the library’s children’s section—“Why me?” might have been more like it. Instead, the school librarian took measure.

Kathy Ishizuka, Jun 09, 2022
Spurred by COVID, 18.3 million have turned to gardening—cultivating the benefits of physical activity, greater connection to nature, homegrown food, and restorative, sustainable practices, aiding the environment.

Amanda MacGregor, Sep 01, 2022
Much like how my main character, Harris, doesn’t want his wheelchair to be the first thing people notice about him, as the author, I don’t want disability to be the only takeaway from my book.
Kathy Ishizuka, Jul 23, 2022
Snacking shrews and curious mammoths—not your typical guides for learning math concepts. But that’s the magic of David Macaulay. The award-winning author and illustrator keynoted SLJ's Picture Book Palooza.

Abraham Elder, Aug 05, 2022
A district chief technology officer makes the case for giving students their Chromebooks permanently, saying it is not only a move toward more equitable education and but also better for a school's edtech department and budget, too.

Kathy Ishizuka, Jul 12, 2022
Comments matter to us. Be it frank criticism or sharing insight about the topic at hand or those exclamations, positive and negative, about our reviews, reader feedback is ­welcome, taken in, and considered here at SLJ.

Amanda MacGregor, Sep 01, 2022
Verse novels have this unique ability within non-illustrated literary forms to convey a message both through words, like standard prose novels, but also through visuals.
Amanda MacGregor, Mar 03, 2022
A Thousand Steps into Night started with a seemingly straightforward idea: A girl is cursed to turn into a monster. But what makes a monster? Maybe there's power in being a monster. Maybe it's worth it.

The post What Makes a Monster? A guest post by Traci Chee appeared first on Teen Librarian Toolbox.

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