School Libraries

School librarians and new standards

The school librarian is at the hub of all learning activities in the school, connecting leaners and teachers to prepare students for success in the …

Education

Cheap Thrills: Maker Projects that Won’t Break Your Budget

Clockwise from top left: Through a Michigan Makers partnership, coordinated by Kristin Fontichiaro, an elementary student repurposes junk materials …

Librarianship

Best of 2017

Landscape with Invisible Hand<p>M.T. Anderson. Candlewick<p><b>Gr 7 Up–</b>When the vuvv decide to colonize Earth, they come in peace, offering great advanced …

Books

Wonder No More: A Look at a Book to Screen Adaptation

<i>And I wonder.</i><i>I wah wah wah wah wonder!</i><i>Why.</i><i>Why why why why why . . .</i>Just me? Alrighty then.Yep, so though I live far far away from my beloved New York …

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Review: ‘Star Wars Adventures Vol. 1: Heroes of the Galaxy’

<i>Star Wars Adventures Vol. 1: Heroes of the Galaxy</i><br>Writers: Landry Q. Walker, Cavan Scott, and others<br>Artists: Derek Charm, Jon Sommariva and others<br>IDW …

Comics

Great Falls husband surprises wife with elementary school library for her birthday

CLOSE<p>3-D renderings of the interior of the Roosevelt replacement school by LPW Architects.<p>Linda Caricaburu is an advocate for Great Falls Public …

Montana

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Meet your new <i>National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries</i>! Join AASL Standards editorial board and …

Education

Music to the Mind and Salve to the Soul — Heavy Medal

Grief and complicated family relationships are treated with impeccable prose construction, musical sentences, and deep compassion by Rita …

Librarianship

Choosing Kindness Online | Tips & Tools

“ ‘Shall we make a new rule of life…always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?’…Kinder than is necessary. Because it isn’t enough to be …

Librarianship

Reading Promotion for Middle and High Schools

Home <b>›</b> Blog Topics <b>›</b> <b>Reading Promotion for Middle and High Schools</b><p><i>on</i> 11/15/2017 • ( 0 )<p>I imagine most school librarians have a range of experiences with …

Education

The Power of Possibility: Dreamers Who Changed the World

Why do we need dreamers? Dreamers have the power to change the world by envisioning new ways of doing things, coming up with innovative ideas, …

Librarianship

Critics Question the Representation of Disability in ‘Wonder’

Mike Moody first picked up RJ Palacio’s novel <i>Wonder</i> at the age of 21 and immediately connected with Auggie, the young protagonist.<p>Moody was born with …

Librarianship

Moving On Up: Princesses, Capers, and Crocodiles

What do you call these books in your library? Here, in Oakland, we call them “Moving Up” books. More advanced than easy readers, but not as …

Librarianship

Knowledge Quest Conference Edition – November 10, 2017

Can't-Miss Saturday Events<p><b>AASL Bookstore Open l 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. l Hall D/E Lobby.</b> Pick up an extra copy of the AASL Standards and peruse all the …

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Standards update from conference teach curating

Home <b>›</b> Community <b>›</b> AASL National Conference & Exhibiton <b>›</b> <b>Curate, Curating, Curation</b><p>Curate, Curating, Curation<p><i>on</i> 11/10/2017 • ( 0 )<p>In case you didn’t …

Teaching

Review of the Day: I’m Just No Good at Rhyming by Chris Harris, ill. Lane Smith — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

What exactly constitutes a celebrity children’s book these days? See, it all used to be so simple when it was just actors and musicians inflicting …

Librarianship

Much More Than Shiny and New: National School Library Standards, Evolved and Familiar

Home <b>›</b> Community <b>›</b> <b>Much More Than Shiny and New: National School Library Standards, Evolved and Familiar</b><p><i>on</i> 11/09/2017 • ( 0 )<p><i>By Marcia Mardis, Chair,</i> …

Librarianship

New AASL Standards are here!

The new <i>National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries</i> reflect an evolution of AASL learning standards and …

Libraries

Shopping for Ideas!

Home <b>›</b> Blog Topics <b>›</b> <b>Shopping for Ideas!</b><p><i>on</i> 11/09/2017 • ( 0 )<p>The Idea Lab held on Thursday, November 9, from 1:00-3:00 pm, was a true mall of ideas …

Libraries

In Memorium: Lockwood & Company

There is a game that literature lovers play amongst themselves at parties, at ice-breakers, at speed dating events, etc. The question is this: If you …

Books

Can’t-Miss Titles from Jillian Tamaki, Marissa Moss, and More | Adult Books 4 Teens

In putting together our yearly Adult Books 4 Teens Best list, I’m always troubled by the relative lack of graphic novels and nonfiction titles. My …

Books

Give Riordan a Chance? Popularity IS “Quality Presentation” — Heavy Medal

At the end of the Newbery Criteria document, there is a Note:<p>“The committee should keep in mind that the award is for literary quality and quality …

Books

Boost group reading with BookTrust’s School Library Pack

The School Library pack is a set of 40 free books and is designed to promote a love of reading for pleasure amongst year 7-9 students. The books come …

Librarianship

18 YA Titles To Inspire Budding Authors for #NaNoWriMo

A great way to encourage teens to meet their word count for National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWrMmo) in November is to display books with young …

Books

November Nominations: Only Two This Time!

The real Newbery Committee members will submit two more Nominations in November. They each select three books in October, then two each in November …

Librarianship

Thick as Thieves

So, today’s post was scheduled to be about two new books in familiar worlds with thieves in them. But after rereading <i>Thick as Thieves</i> I decided to …

Librarianship

Judi Moreillon: Missing school librarians means lost literacy learning

All Arizona K-12 students deserve equitable access to literacy learning. When my grandparents (born around the turn of the 20th century) joined the …

Education

AASL 2017: So Many Sessions, So Little Time

In the lead-up to its 18th National Conference and Exhibition in Phoenix, which has as its theme “Beyond the Horizon,” AASL has been encouraging …

Librarianship

Strengthening the Role of School Librarian: PW Talks with Steven Yates

Alabama native Steven Yates is coordinator of the school library media certification program and an assistant professor in the School of Library and …

Education

42 Spectacular Titles | November 2017

Picture BooksBanks, Kate. How To Find an Elephant. illus. by Boris Kulikov. Farrar/Margaret Ferguson Bks. Nov. 2017. p. 56.Beebe, Katy. Nile …

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