Game, Set, Match: Superstars of Tennis | Nonfiction Elementary Spotlight

SLJ Staff, Jan 06, 2021
These engaging picture book biographies spotlight two influential Black female tennis players: Althea Gibson and Serena Williams.

January’s YA Debut Authors Share Their Hopes for 2021

Melanie Kletter, Jan 05, 2021
Four first-time YA authors tell SLJ about the inspirations behind their novels, their paths to publication, and their hopes for young people in 2021.

Move Over, Cats. Bearded Dragons Make Great Library Pets.

Stephanie Katz, Jan 07, 2021
These lizards can be excellent ambassadors for school libraries.

16 YA Romances To Warm Winter Hearts

SLJ Reviews, Jan 13, 2021
In time for Valentine’s Day, these teen love stories center friends, enemies, and strangers who become something more.

April Witteveen, Nov 02, 2020
The survey showed school librarians using creative approaches to deliver superior library services, leading on tech innovation, collaborating with colleagues, and strengthening relationships with students.

SLJ Staff, Apr 23, 2020
When it comes to a schedule for school from home, how does it compare to the traditional schedule and curriculum? It's a mix, according to School Library Journal's survey of  K-12 librarians, fielded from April 2 to April 12.

SLJ staff, Apr 23, 2020
When it comes to getting materials returned to the library, most librarians don't appear all that concerned, found School Library Journal's survey. In fact, 48 percent haven't made a plan for that.


Kathy Ishizuka, Dec 03, 2020
In an unprecedented year, managing the pandemic dominated attention. SLJ covered the gamut, from publisher policies adjusted to accommodate remote learning, to tips on running a virtual book club for middle schoolers. Despite all, fostering literacy and celebrating great books persisted as key topics of interest for our readers.

One in four kids tuned in to a podcast in 2020, drawn to stories and discussions about the coronavirus, money, activism, racial justice, and other topics.

SLJ Staff, Feb 28, 2020
The discussions in the spring set of free, one-hour professional development programs will tackle serving striving readers, information inequity, and news literacy.


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.

Jessica Anne Bratt, Dec 21, 2020
Librarians can promote empathy during virtual story times by modeling open-ended questions, providing parent tips, and encouraging dramatic play.

SLJ Staff, Jan 06, 2021
These engaging picture book biographies spotlight two influential Black female tennis players: Althea Gibson and Serena Williams.

Whether you are a media specialist seeking excellent additions to your collection or titles to recommend, or an educator seeking gold for both remote and in-person learning, you’ll find plenty of options here, with accurate and authentic books by and about Native Americans and First Nations people.

Twenty-four exceptional titles made SLJ's list of the best picture books published in 2020.

Twenty-five outstanding works made SLJ's list of the best middle grade books published in 2020. 

Fifteen books made SLJ's list of the best graphic novels for children and teens published in 2020. 

Amanda MacGregor, Jan 07, 2021
This style of short reviews would be a great way to share more books during distance learning!

The post Post-It Reviews: Black Canary, hand-crafted dreams, and books set in the 1960s and 1980s appeared first on Teen Librarian Toolbox.

Amanda MacGregor, Jan 04, 2021
Some educators abandon teaching the Bard's work, while others update and enhance Shakespeare curricula.

Amanda MacGregor, Jan 04, 2021
From a choose-your-own-path Romeo and Juliet to a Macbeth retelling that channels #MeToo, there's something here for all teen readers and fans of the Bard. 

Fifteen books made SLJ's list of the best graphic novels for children and teens published in 2020. 

SLJ Staff, Oct 28, 2020
Though debates abound about whether graphic novel adaptations can live up to their source material, readers don't need to choose; these titles, aimed at a variety of readers, can be read alongside the original works for enhanced understanding.

Brigid Alverson, Oct 29, 2020
From the very beginning, comics have been a part of the Star Wars franchise. Check out these intergalactic must-read manga titles for teens.

Brigid Alverson, Oct 27, 2020
In the latest installment of "Stellar Panels," Brigid Alverson recommends graphic works that use the medium to teach how government works and how to change it.

Brigid Alverson, Nov 29, 2020
The Lumberjanes bid farewell to summer camp and monthly issues in Lumberjanes: End of Summer #1

The post Lumberjanes End of Summer | Preview appeared first on Good Comics for Kids.

SLJ staff, Nov 10, 2020
Fans of Nathan Hale can cross the country alongside the best-selling author this month. With stops from Boston to Honolulu, the virtual tour celebrates Blades of Freedombook 10 in Hale’s "Hazardous Tales" series of graphic novels.

Mike Pawuk, Nov 25, 2020
Myths and legends have never been more fun than in the rollicking humorous mythological series Nico Bravo, whic would make even Joseph Campbell laugh out loud.

The post Nico Bravo, Vols. 1 and 2 | Review appeared first on Good Comics for Kids.

Oct 01, 2020
Frank Waln, Dec 28, 2020
On December 29, 1890, the United States Army killed 146 Sioux at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. Frank Waln, an award-winning Lakota music artist from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, discusses the 130th anniversary of the massacre and Native representation in the U.S. education system.

Kathy Ishizuka, Dec 17, 2020
Curricular bazaar Teachers Pay Teachers has never been more popular. But questions about quality, cultural insensitivity, and plagiarism beg expert guidance. Consider your librarian.  

Ashleigh Williams, Dec 23, 2020
The debut author spoke with SLJ about releasing her first book during a pandemic, writing novels as a tween, and the key to balancing stories of loss with plenty of love.

Mahnaz Dar, Dec 01, 2020
New books inspired by The Princess Bride, Grease, Empire Records, and The Phantom of the Opera correct the sexism, homophobia, and racial privilege in their source material.

Kathy Ishizuka, Dec 03, 2020
Our most viewed stories reflect a significant, collective journey. 

Moni Barrette, Oct 01, 2020
“Honestly, I think learning loss is the least of our worries. It’s essential to give them space to talk about how they are feeling. If things are falling apart, we have to take care of them rather than push on with a lesson.” —”In This Together: School Librarians Help Address Learning Loss, Upheaval,” SLJ It’s […]

The post You’re Not Alone in Feeling Alone appeared first on Good Comics for Kids.

Miles McKenna, Nov 02, 2020
Miles McKenna, actor and author of Out!: How To Be Your Authentic Self (Abrams/Amulet; Gr 8 Up) reflects on his childhood love of reading and J.K. Rowling's recent anti-transgender social media posts.

Amanda MacGregor, Dec 03, 2020
Pinguicha urges readers to question history, ask who wrote the stories, and present and amplify the narratives that have been ignored, hidden, and distorted.

The post Questioning Your History Lessons, a guest post by Diana Pinguicha appeared first on Teen Librarian Toolbox.


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