Welcome to Guys Read, a web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka.. Our mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers. Research shows that boys are having trouble reading, and that boys are getting worse at reading. No one is quite sure why. Some of the reasons are biological. Some of the reasons are sociological.
Tales2Go: an audio collection (and a literacy solution)I LOVE audiobooks! They make it possible for me to always be reading. But for kiddos, access to audiobooks represents far more than a simple, hands-free convenience. Audiobooks allow children to build vocabulary, to attack sophisticated text and ideas beyond their current reading levels, Audiobooks can introduce children to new vocabulary, improve reading comprehension and fluency, hone those listening skills so valued by CCSS, and motivate them to read more. But it’s been a serious challenge to find a scalable, affordable audiobooks platform that works for schools and school libraries.
Organizing BooktalksReader’s Advisory can take many forms, but my favorite is booktalking. The beginning of a new semester is the perfect opportunity to reach out to teachers and offer to do booktalks for their classes. Last week, I gave booktalks for twelve classes. Each booktalking session averaged three to seven books which can become a management nightmare. I use the following method to organize booktalks so that if teachers wish for me to booktalk more than once to their classes, I can be assured I am not repeating myself. Organizing Booktalks
Coretta Scott King Book Award RecipientsAuthor Award Winner Kadir Nelson, author and illustrator of “Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans” (Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers). “Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans” is an extensive volume focusing on American history as it intertwines with the lives of African Americans. The story is told from the viewpoint of an elderly woman who shares her life story while highlighting pivotal historical events including abolition, the Great Migration, World War II, and the Civil Rights movement.Great Graphic NovelsSkip to main content Great Graphic Novels Great Graphic Novels for Teens is a list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18, prepared yearly by YALSA. Visit YALSA's Teen Book Finder Database, a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners.
Top 100 Young Adult Book Blogs and Websites in 20191. Epic Reads Blog | YA Book Recommendations & Bookish Fun New York City, New York, United States About Blog Epic Reads, brought to you by HarperCollins Publishers, is the largest online community of fans of young adult books!Position Statement on the Role of the School Librarian in Reading DevelopmentReading development is a process for attaining literacy by integrating oral and written language experiences into the literature and content areas. Spoken language, reading and writing are learned simultaneously. As students read "real books" and write to communicate, learning becomes relevant, interesting, and motivational and prepares students for life-long learning. Acquisition, organization, and dissemination of resources to support the reading program through the school library is cost-effective for the entire school district. The following elements are integral to an effective reading program:
Position Statement on the Value of Independent Reading in the School Library ProgramThe following position statement is currently under review to align with the National School Library Standards. In an information age, literacy demands not only the ability to read and write, but also the ability to process information and communicate effectively. Research suggests that reading proficiency increases with the amount of time spent reading voluntarily.Newbery Medal2020s | 2010s | 2000s | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s | 1950s | 1940s | 1930s | 1920s Click here for Newbery Medal and Honor Books 1922-Present (PDF 200kb) List with downloads of Newbery, Caldecott and Legacy Award Winning Speeches 2020 Medal Winner: New Kid, written and illustrated by Jerry Craft (HarperCollins)