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November 2018
Great Picture Books for Education
Doug Ogden and Alex Casavant, SLC Reviews Editors
As School Library Connection's reviews editors, we are continually noting those wonderfully dynamic books that are at once capable of enriching minds and imaginations with their artistry and which also support instruction. In celebration of Picture Book Month, we've selected three of our favorite new picture books that are not only a sheer delight to read, but also provide excellent teaching opportunities. Read More
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Get Everyone Reading
by Judi Paradis
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School Librarian Leaders On-Demand
by Melissa Thom
About This Webinar

In this webinar, Melissa Thom shares effective strategies to facilitate, develop, and nurture an impactful culture of reading for both students and staff at your school.

Watch the webinar today to learn:

  • Tangible & practical ways to develop a school-wide culture of reading tailored to meet the needs of your unique learning environment
  • Strategies to engage and empower all members of your school community—both students and staff members—to be active participants in a culture of reading
  • How to expand the definition of what constitutes "reading" to include e-books, audiobooks, and nontraditional literature in both school and classroom libraries
  • Tips for building and sustaining a high quality, high interest book collection on a budget
Curriculum Connection
Evaluating Sources
by Deborah B. Stanley
Notes from the Editors
In the fluidly progressive digital environment present today, teacher librarians do well to be proactive, rather than reactive, in their teaching of research skills. Through persistently merging "legacy" information literacy skills with emerging digital literacies teacher librarians can, in fact, enable genuine progress in student achievement.
Liz Deskins
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Note from the Editor
Picture books have a special niche in the childhood experience. Sharing a book with a young child is such a warm and bonding time and it sets the stage for developing the book knowledge so essential for future reading. And, for young children, "reading" the pictures is an important part of early literacy, particularly visual literacy. Read More
In the Sounds and Seas
This wordless black and white graphic novel is a rich, highly cerebral, and deeply melancholic adventure tale that walks a line between familiar storylines and something altogether unique. It begins at a campfire circled by three "singers," who, instead of producing sound, open their throats to create animals of the sky, sea, and land. Read More
La La La
The casual reader might thumb through this nearly wordless story and dismiss it as overly simple or otherwise inadequate. This would be a mistake. DiCamillo, a household name, shines by purposefully placing strikingly sparing text alongside stunning illustrations that tells a complex and optimistic story of overcoming loneliness with the help of the moon. Read More
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