Great places to keep up with YA and Children's Books! So, what are the newest books out there? How can I find book-alikes? What about series books? As Mighty Mouse said, "Here I come to save the day!" The Digital Shift — On Libraries and New Media, powered by Library Journal and School Library Journal 5 Tips for Makers on a Budget from a Teen Librarian By The Digital Shift on August 4, 2017 “Teen Librarian Toolbox” blogger and SLJTeen Live! panelist Karen Jensen shares some ideas and resources for low-budget maker spaces. The Chatty Librarians: Podcasting | Field Reports By The Digital Shift on June 27, 2017
YALSA's Teen Book Finder App & Database YALSA's Teen Book Finder is a free online database and app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access nearly 4,000 titles recognized YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone. Have an Android phone? Download the Android version now! Have an iPod Touch or an iPhone? Download the iOS app now! Top 100 Education Blogs for Educators and Teachers - Education Blog Top 100 Education blogs The Best Education blogs from thousands of top Education blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. If your blog is selected in this list, you have the honour of displaying this Badge (Award) on your blog. Submit Your Blog These blogs are ranked based on following criteria
Blog — Kid Lit Frenzy Bound by Ice: A True North Pole Survival Storyby Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich WallaceCalkins Creek/Boyds Mills Press (September 19, 2017) Description from GoodReads: In the years following the Civil War, -Arctic fever- gripped the American public, fueled by myths of a fertile, tropical sea at the top of the world. Several explorers attempted to find a route to the North Pole, but none succeeded. Bound by Ice follows the journey of George Washington De Long and the crew of the USS Jeannette, who departed San Francisco in the summer of 1879 hoping to find a route to the North Pole. Top School Library Blogs One look at the titles of blogs narrated by school librarians reveals the evolution of a profession within an institution that is at a pivotal point. Charged with the vital duty of promoting digital literacy, today’s librarians are daring, unquiet, sassy and definitely e-literate. This list features the top school library blogs ordered by website popularity metrics and social media engagement including the number of websites that link to a blog and number of followers on Twitter. We commend these school librarians for taking the time to share their ideas, experiences, and advice with the school library community. If you would like to recommend a school library blog to add to this list, please contact us to help improve this resource.
BookPage The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily A tender, unique story of connection > Teen / Teen Fiction / Romance Mix medieval romance with present-day Texas teens, and you have a recipe for a romance that sparkles with acceptance and a keen insight into what defines a person in a relationship. Thunderhead The complexities of dealing death School Library Connection Blog In today’s age of social media and instantaneous communication, the world seems smaller than ever before. With so many people across so many diverse countries, cultures, and backgrounds in contact with one another—and often part of our school communities—it is important to acknowledge and promote a global perspective among young learners. This is particularly relevant for libraries, where diverse characters and stories can offer readers windows into the lives of characters very different from themselves.
Your 2018 summer reading guide for kids and teens - Blog It can be tricky to keep young children and teens entertained for the summer, and it can be even trickier to entice them to crack open a book. But luckily, we’ve rounded up our picks for the most enticing reads that are sure to keep the boredom at bay, from adventures in the sun, fantastic journeys across the seas, page-turning mysteries, blockbuster fantasies and more. For celebrating being comfortable in your own skinJulián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love (Ages 4 to 8) “A boy named Julián and his abuela hop on the subway, where he sees three glamorous women dressed as mermaids. . . . Once home, the inspired Julián makes his own mermaid costume. The curtains become his dress, a fern becomes his hair and lipstick is applied.
ON LIBRARIES: Hilda K. Weisburg I decided to take my own advice and make time for fun (yes, that’s a professinal resolution. Read on to see that one) – and more time for me. My blog for this week is a repeat of the one I did for January 2, 2017. I am also going to take next week off.