April 19, 2018

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Barbara Bush Leaves Legacy of Championing Literacy

The matriarch of the Bush family is being remembered for her commitment to child and family literacy.

World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers with The Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN: 978-1-4197-2845-7 Grades 4 and Up Book Review “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is […]

Bear and Wolf by Daniel Salmieri | SLJ Review

PreS-Gr 2 –The story opens with readers positioned behind and a little above Bear’s head as she gazes at falling snow, a circle of bare trees, and a small wolf in the distance.

Apps for #EarthDay | Touch and Go

A selection of apps highlighting plants, animals, and ecosystems to share with your students as Earth Day approaches.

Apps for #EarthDay | Touch and Go

A selection of apps highlighting plants, animals, and ecosystems to share with your students as Earth Day approaches.


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Barbara Bush Leaves Legacy of Championing Literacy

The matriarch of the Bush family is being remembered for her commitment to child and family literacy.

“Teaching For Black Lives” Brings Perspective and a Resource to Educators | News Bites

Find out the best teaching programs in the country, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ); the choices for New York City’s “One Book, One New York” campaign; and who won the Lippincott Award this year.

Erin Entrada Kelly Talks Newbery Award And Filipino Storytelling Tradition

The author’s character-building approach in “Across the Universe” takes her readers on an honest, authentic journey.

A Chat with John Schumacher, Scholastic Ambassador of School Libraries

Traveling the country, John Schumacher finds joy in school libraries. “I’ve met thousands of inspiring librarians and students,” he says.

3 Questions for Katherine Applegate

Applegate, author of the Newbery Medal–winning The One and Only Ivan, talks about her new fantasy novel, Endling: The Last.

NCTE 2018 Notable Poetry List

25 exceptional works of poetry and two verse novels made this year’s NCTE Notable Poetry List.

Meet the SLJ “Book Nerds” LIVE on Facebook

Ready to get your kid lit geek on?! Join “Book Nerds” editors Shelley and Kiera for a live Facebook chat on Tuesday, April 17 at 1 p.m. (ET).

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Webcasts

Share Your Story, Share Your Impact

Monday, Apr. 23, 2018, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
Three award-winning school librarians—including 2018 LJ Movers & Shakers and School Librarian of the Year honorees—will tell the real story of what the library does, from their experiences across a range of environments.
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Coding in the Real World—and How We Need to Teach It

Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
Tech skills are key to workforce readiness. But the question remains: Are we teaching computer science the right way? A diverse panel of educators and working programmers will offer their insight and advice on what computer science learning should look like.
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Live Streaming Event with Katherine Applegate

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 12:30PM-1:30PM ET / 9:30AM-10:30AM PT
Join Katherine Applegate, author of The One and Only Ivan, for a LIVE webcast from the Park School in Mill Valley, CA, as she kicks off the tour for her new series, Endling! She’ll talk about the inspiration behind her books, her journey as a writer, and the ways young readers have impacted her as an author.
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Representing at the March For Our Lives | Pictures of the Week

The Kid Lit community along with others came out in support of the March for Our Lives on March 24.

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