Starting STEM Early | First Steps

Starting STEM Early | First Steps

Sensory explorers by nature, toddlers are made for scientific inquiry. Here's how to engage them.


Robin Willis, Feb 22, 2019
This Week at TLT Written Across My Skin, a guest post by Lizzy Mason Book Review: The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason A Tale of Three Printers, portable photo printers that is (Tech Review) Post-it Note Reviews of YA Books: Undocumented teen voices, the supernatural, writing advice, a searing memoir, and Joan of Arc’s […]
Brigid Alverson, Feb 22, 2019
An exclusive look at R.L. Stine's 'Just Beyond: The Scare School,' the first in a new graphic novel series by the creator of 'Goosebumps' and 'Fear Street.'
Travis Jonker, Feb 22, 2019
Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? Would have rated this book higher if the kid helped out for just once in his life and did some shoveling. Click here for the answer. Why do I share these? Click here. Previously . . . One Star […]
Amanda MacGregor, Feb 21, 2019
YA author Lizzy Mason joins us to talk about self-harm, addiction, recovery, and the importance of being open about mental illnesses, especially with teens. Her debut novel, The Art of Losing, tackles these same subjects.
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, Apr 28, 2017
School librarians are being recognized as tech leaders and investing more in cutting-edge digital tools.
Linda Jacobson, Mar 01, 2018
School librarians see declining budgets, but many have influence over spending, our survey shows.
Drew Himmelstein, Dec 27, 2018
With  systemic harassment and assault in the news, educators are working age appropriate lessons about boundaries, safety, and sexual assault into the school day.

A selection of picture books that represent a panorama of people working and playing together while respecting differences and honoring similarities.

Joyce Valenza, Jan 17, 2019
On behalf of my library/educator colleagues, thank you, John Green. Thank you, John, for offering us a new tool in introducing media literacy and credibility awareness with our learning communities. Thank you for lending your honest voice and passion to this mission. John recently introduced a new 10-episode Crash Course series, Navigating Digital Information, developed […]
Kara Yorio, Jan 03, 2019
When it comes to teachable ­moments, nothing beats commemorative dates. 

Mary Ann Cappiello, Jan 28, 2019
Teaching ideas for Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina, winner of the 2019 Newbery Medal. 

Erika Thulin Dawes, Jan 22, 2019
Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela thinks her name is too long - when she tries to write it, she needs to add an extension piece of paper in order to fit it on a single page. With the support of her father’s family stories, she comes to see how her name is actually the perfect fit for her.

Jennifer Emmolo, Jan 22, 2019
This Potter-themed kit combines the beloved fictional world with coding in a magical way for students, who can use the wand as more than just a glorified remote.

SLJ Staff, Jan 09, 2019
As we celebrate multiple space exploration anniversaries in the next few years, these are just some of the recent crop of titles that will spark kids’ interest.

April Witteveen, Dec 20, 2018
Lunar themes, storytelling, STEAM initiatives, and more ideas for summer activities at the library.

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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