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GALILEO Elementary For Educators GALILEO provides content-rich nonfiction, text complexity tools, and a robust collection of informational texts to engage your students and help them become career- and college-ready. For resources to help you support your students’ learning, see our list of Elementary Educator Resources. For Parents Book Review Digest Plus - Literary Research - EBSCO This essential library and research tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources including newspapers, review journals, and popular magazines. An Essential Library Tool Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the included reviews are from citable journals, making Book Review Digest Plus an invaluable resource for literary and biographical research.

New issue of the Journal of Information Literacy A new issue of the Journal of Information Literacy, the open access journal of the CILIP IL Group, has just been published. As ever, it includes the latest in IL research, plus conference reports and book reviews. The full contents are listed below. Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) 2016 Book and Media Awards 2017 ALSC Book & Media Award winners Watch the 2016 Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Awards Banquet 2016 Award Acceptance Speeches

Full Circle Kit Digital Information Fluency (DIF) is the ability to find, evaluate and use digital information effectively, efficiently and ethically. DIF involves knowing how digital information is different from print information; having the skills to use specialized tools for finding digital information; and developing the dispositions needed in the digital information environment. As teachers and librarians develop these skills and teach them to students, students will become better equipped to achieve their information needs. FAQDIF mapped to Common Core State Standards Common Core State Standards mapped to DIF (pdf) 1. Locating Information Efficiently: What Information Am I Looking For--Where Will I Find the Information--How Will I Get There?

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan, written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division. Inspired by an 1828 estate appraisement, Ashley Bryan honors the lives of eleven slaves in poetry and collage. Conveying the terror of the patterroller and the hope of voices raised in song, Bryan imagines for each person a life of oppression and a dream for freedom. The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog, written by Adam Gidwitz, illustrated by Hatem Aly and published by Dutton Children's Books, Penguin Young Readers Group, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

GUYS READ Listening is a great way to experience a story. Go to Guys Listen to check out more. Welcome to the Guys Read Virtual Vault of Good Books. This is the place to come if you’re looking for something to get a guy reading. We’ve collected recommendations from teachers, librarians, booksellers, publishers, parents, and guys themselves.

Must See Picture Books for Kids! Below is a continuation of our big list of Caldecott Award winners. The books listed on this page of our list are surely some of the most stunning and extraordinary picture books for kids that have ever been published. Each one merits the honor. Caldecott Committee: We agree! Every year we fall in love with the handful of Caldecott Award winners, but we think the 2000s are particularly fabulous. 2016 University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries General Information Ratings Given to Each Book Each title has one or two sets of ratings, one from an AASL reviewer, one from a RUSA/CODES reviewer, or both.

Read.gov - Library of Congress The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read. National Ambassador for Young People's Literature National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang is the fifth writer to hold this position, which is co-sponsored by the Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council and the Every Child a Reader foundation. He was born and raised in California and is the son of Chinese immigrants. Yang’s theme is “Reading Without Walls.” Read more

Autism Book Reviews From Your Fearless Librarian Archives - Flappiness Is…Flappiness Is… A few weeks ago, I was asked if I might be willing to come in and talk to a group of kindergarteners about autism. Of course, this isn’t just any group of kindergarteners. It’s my autistic son’s peers. 5 Ways to Add Interactive Elements to Your Videos Over the last few days I've featured a couple of free tools for adding interactive elements to your videos. In the last year I've reviewed a few other services and methods for doing the same thing. This is a round-up of the ways that you can add interactive elements to your videos. The first four tools could be used by students to create a series of choose your own adventure videos. These tools could be used by teachers to enhance the short videos that they create for flipped lessons.

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