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#DigiLitSunday: Summer Slide

Is this your belief?   For your students?   For yourself?   How would we know?

What is summer slide?

Summer slide reports what students lose over the summer if they don’t read or write.   253 more words


Weekly Bookish News: Week of 4/24/17

As always, this is a duplicate of the newsletter I send my K-12 school district staff every Friday morning ~ a short and sweet round-up of literacy news and happenings that caught my eye, along with a few books to highlight and my elementary read alouds for the week. 368 more words

Weekly News

First School Library Journal Review!

Just wanted to share the news that my professional dream has come true – my first School Library Journal review is in print in this month’s edition of SLJ! 24 more words

Young Adult

SLJ's Battle of the Kids' Books

Where do I even begin? This somehow got past me this year, so we’re in the think of round 1 matches right now.  A little background behind this fun event – The School Library’s Battle of the Kids’ Books is a competition among 16 of the very best titles published in children’s literature of the year.   262 more words


Media Literacy for Young Children: Accuracy Matters

Many people have no idea how much discussion and debate children’s librarians have about topics like books, programming, library organization, awards, digital media use, inclusion/diversity, holidays and more. 997 more words

Story Time

EBYR All Over: March 10, 2017

New Releases

I Like, I Don’t Like
Written by Anna Baccellierie
Illustrated by Ale + Ale

News from EBYR & Elsewhere

News From EBYR

Chatting with EPA SCBWI-er KATE GARCHINSKY About Illustrating THE SECRET LIFE OF THE RED FOX (Released March 7)! by Anna Forrester

School Library Journal gave illustrator Kate Garchinsky’s debut, THE SECRET LIFE OF THE RED FOX (Boyds Mills Press, written by Laurence Pringle, illustrations by Kate Garchinsky) a  1,152 more words