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This page features postings of literacy-related ideas for your school or classroom. Scroll down the page to learn about creative and fun suggestions. Enjoy! If you have suggestions for this page, please send them to Judy Bradbury at email@example.com.
Graphic Novels: Rethinking the Classroom Library
At the NFRC B&N Event panel of presenters offered book talks on their favorite new and recent releases in children’s books, a lively discussion was held on graphic novels. If you use or would like to use graphic novels in your classroom or library, you might be interested in this SLJ article looking ahead to new graphic novels on the horizon.
"Poet Tree" for Poetry Week
Come Sit Under the “Poet Tree” with Shel Silverstein
Celebrate Poetry Month by creating a “Poet Tree” in your classroom or library. Print out a set of leaves and create a set of poems. Download resources here. Share using #ShelPoetTree!
Makerspaces are becoming more common in schools across the country. In fact, more than half of schools in America offer maker programs—and 60% are located in the school library. Are you a first-timer planning to create a makerspace or are you a seasoned pro looking to take your space to the next level? Check out this Makerspace Resource Guide from littleBits and SLJ.s.
STEM Honor Books
Outstanding Science Picture Books Honored
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books honors outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults in four categories: Children's Science Picture Books, Middle Grades Science Books, Young Adult Science Books, and Hands-on Science Books. The 2019 long list for the Children’s Science Picture Book category has been announced.
For a listing of these highly recommended books for elementary grades, click on this link to School Library Journal.
Do you have science titles to recommend to your colleagues? Email the title, author, publisher, grade level, and a brief description to Judy Bradbury at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them.
Children's Book Corner
Judy Bradbury's CHILDREN’S BOOK CORNER Blog:
Looking for new ideas? Visit Judy Bradbury's Children's Book Corner Blog.
It’s focus is exploring children’s books for Pre-K—Grade 8 that “open minds and hearts, initiate conversations, and expand possibilities.” Posts highlight teaching ideas, links to curriculum, enrichment activities, related poetry, online resources, images from the book, and an interview with the author or illustrator.
Throughout the coming months, authors and illustrators who are joining us for the 2019 WNYCBE Educator Event will be featured, among others. You can subscribe to receive notice when a blog post is published.