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Book Trailers Archives - KidLit TV. -> “BEAR NEEDS HELP is laced with humor and… decipherable in more ways than one.” EdWebet96 - Reading. PPSFavoriteBooksK 6. Fun Electricity Books for Kids (+ Study Unit Ideas) Using Graphic Novels in Education. Using Graphic Novels in Education is an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers.

Using Graphic Novels in Education

In this column, we examine graphic novels, including those that have been targeted by censors, and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the use of such books in classrooms. The list below includes all of the titles we’ve covered so far, but we add two to three titles per month throughout the year, so come back to discover more amazing graphic novels to use in your classroom! Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to offer Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! , a resource for parents & educators about the learning benefits of comics! This new resource is written by Dr. Meryl Jaffe, with an introduction by three-time Newbery Award honoree Jennifer L. Holm (Babymouse, Squish) and art by Eisner Award winner Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama) and Eisner Award nominee Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Squish).

Download a digital copy here. Your Kid Just Learned to Read. What Books Come Next? What to Read Next: Raina Telgemeier — Good Comics for Kids. While Raina Telgemeier has been extremely popular over the last few years, this year I cannot keep any of her books on the shelf.

What to Read Next: Raina Telgemeier — Good Comics for Kids

I have multiple copies of each of her titles, and all of them are checked out with waiting lists. In a day, I have five to six requests for her books. Since I can’t feed this need quickly enough, I’ve been trying to come up with a list of read-alikes to satiate my students’ Raina Telgemeier hunger. And I have the best resource available! My wonderful colleagues at Good Comics 4 Kids. Native American Heritage Month 2017 resources. Interview with a Highly Sensitive 8-year-old reader. 23 Hilarious Books For Kids Who Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid. School Library Journal. Five reasons why ebooks can be a better choice than print in your school library.

School Library Journal

Raise your hand if you are experiencing ebook fatigue. In the past few years, the percentage of school libraries providing ebooks seems to be settling around 50–60 percent, according to a 2015 Survey of Ebook Usage in U.S. School Libraries from Library Journal and School Library Journal. EG 9780316247801. 21 Multicultural Middle Grade Novels for Summer Reading. Summer is around the corner!

21 Multicultural Middle Grade Novels for Summer Reading

Well, at least in the northern hemisphere…. Time to stock up on summer reads for your middle graders! There are some wonderful new releases, my favourite two being I Lived on Butterfly Hill and Listen, Slowly. Finding Home: Immigrants and Refugees in 7 Middle-grade Novels - From the Mixed-Up Files... No one gets into a story and identifies with its characters like middle graders, and since they are the growing tip of the human spirit, I thought I would talk about some books that encourage the kind of understanding of immigrant and refugee experience that seems sorely needed right now.

Finding Home: Immigrants and Refugees in 7 Middle-grade Novels - From the Mixed-Up Files...

I’ll begin with Katherine Applegate’s lyrical free-verse novel, Home of the Brave. (Square Fish, 2008) Young Kele has escaped from civil war in the Sudan in which his father and brother were killed. His mother is missing and presumed dead (by everyone but Kele). Kele comes from a traditional cattle-raising village where cattle are valued as the basis of life and wealth. Books to Help Kids Understand What It’s Like to Be a Refugee. We see the news stories about refugees almost every day. We hear the true but almost unimaginable accounts of families forced to flee their homes, their homelands, their entire lives. While we may wish that our children didn’t have to know about such trauma, the facts are that it’s real and very present — and there are countless children actually living it. Stories can facilitate dialogue and promote healthy communication on this difficult topic, help to foster empathy and understanding, and even inspire young readers to take action to ensure safe and welcoming environments in their own communities.

Books for Reluctant Readers. Best Audio Books for Family Road Trips Vol. II - GeekMom. Best Audio Books for Family Road Trips - GeekMom. Book Lists by Topic. Books can encourage kids of all ages to enact change in their communities.

Book Lists by Topic

Because it’s never too early to make a difference, each month we’ll be sharing a list of social activism books for each grade level starting with Kindergarten. Check out our social activism book roundup below, and for more social activism titles, check out our full printable Social Activism Diverse Reading List! Continue reading Check out our new printable Authentic Spanish Book List that features some of our most popular award-winning bilingual and dual language texts written by authors from the cultures featured in our books. The read alouds featured in this list will help build a solid foundation to achieve Spanish literacy or bilingualism while also affirming and validating a child’s identity, culture, and home language. How to Choose Outstanding Multicultural Books. How do you know if a children's book you're about to share with your students accurately portrays the culture of its characters?

How to Choose Outstanding Multicultural Books

Are there warning signs to look for? Are there telltale things that mark an outstanding multicultural book? To answer these questions, Scholastic Teacher magazine invited five children's literature specialists to give us their candid advice on selecting books about or related to Native Americans, Latinos, African Americans, Jews, and Asian Americans. Within each section of this article, you'll find: Reviews of ten great children's books suitable for grades K–8Essential advice from a children's author or illustrator: Joseph Bruchac, Gary Soto, Floyd Cooper, Patricia Polacco, Yumi HeoKey criteria to use when selecting booksA list of notable authorsAnd more! Our experts also helped us compile an extensive list of other multicultural resources for teachers and their classrooms. Native Americans: Let Our Words Be Heard By Peggy K. I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I read? Where can I find great diverse children’s books?

Recently The New York Times paired articles by Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers, discussing the lack of representation of people of color in children’s literature.

Where can I find great diverse children’s books?

Those excellent articles—which pointed out that in the long history of children’s literature we haven’t made much progress—caught the attention of best-selling author Jennifer Weiner, who started the #colormyshelf hashtag on Twitter asking for suggestions of diverse books that she could go purchase for her daughter. What a wonderful way to bring attention to what parents can do! Just because diverse books don’t always show up front and center in bookstores doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Here’s a list of places to find great diverse books for young readers. Buy them, read them, recommend them. 1. Just Right Books. I need to find a good book! - Ponderosa high school library. Texas Book Festival – Inspiring Texans of all ages to love reading. James Kennedy » 90-Second Newbery. Hey!

James Kennedy » 90-Second Newbery

There is a full-featured 90-Second Newbery website right here! At the website, I’ve gathered every 90-Second Newbery I’ve ever received, complete with judges’ reviews, along with many other resources for filmmakers, kids, and educators. (It’s on a Tumblr template, so I’m maintaining this page for schools have blocked Tumblr.) Check it out at The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which kid filmmakers create weird movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds.

Ever since 1922, the Newbery Medal has been recognized as the most prestigious award in children’s literature. Teachers, here’s a fun project that will get your students reading Newbery winners. The rules: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Intimidated? And again, check out this page of some of the 25 most popular 90-Second Newbery video submissions. Look, the American Library Association and I have had our disagreements. How-To – A Better World through Books. Have you ever had to do a book talk?

How-To – A Better World through Books

If you haven’t before, you probably will soon. But don’t panic. You can totally do this, and I’ll help you. First, here is a handout on How to Rock a Book Talk that I made. It summarizes the basics for you, and at the end of the post, you can download a template that will help you get started with writing! First of all, what is a book talk? It sounds a lot scarier than it really is! Basically, it is an enthusiastic presentation of a book for an audience. Booktalks and Discussion Guides.