C'est mardi 10 décembre que l'auteure canadienne Alice Munro doit recevoir officiellement le prix Nobel de littérature pour l'ensemble de son œuvre. Incursion dans l'univers de la grande dame des lettres canadiennes.
“iPad Cafe” spices up middle school library Lexington Clipper Herald Lexington Public Schools technology core team asked us what we could do to make our classrooms a 21st Century learning environment, one teacher had the idea of an iPad café at the...
A new report from an independent firm of economists has found that Australia’s public libraries deliver benefits that are worth nearly three times the cost of running them – a fact that will come as no surprise to Australia’s 10 million registered library users.If you put $100 into gold last year, it would be worth around $110 today. Compare that with the $290 return on every $100 invested in Australian public libraries.
Beginning with a list of several hundred books that have earned stars throughout the year, SLJ‘s book review editors commenced the grand task of winnowing down the best of the best. The volume of outstanding novels for young adults continues to grow, yielding characters that are fully realized and stay with readers long after the last page. This year also saw a rise in the number of distinguished books for middle grade readers, and while a fair number of the selected titles deal with serious themes, there are also books on the list that will leave readers chuckling aloud.
The Doctor has been running through time and space for 50 years this year. We're celebrating all things Doctor Who related with a series of posts, book lists, events and more. You can find it all here at Doctor Who Central.
Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary – two important tools for beginning to learn to read when they enter kindergarten...
Whether it’s happenstance or the fact that digital producers have heeded the call for more nonfiction materials across formats, it’s been a robust year for informational apps. Top developers such as Touch Press continue to create innovative works of stunning quality and depth, and a host of newcomers have joined the game.
Personally, I’ve got my fingers crossed for John Green to make an appearance in the upcoming The Fault in Our Stars adaptation (Have you read it? No? Go grab a copy and a box of tissues—it’s okay, I’ll wait), but in the meantime, here are ten other authors that have had cameos in movie versions of their own books.
These superb offerings about caring and kindness make fitting choices for sharing with youngsters as we enter the holiday season. Perceptive but never preachy, these picture books also present children with enlightening instances of empathy, generosity, and compassion, demonstrating a standard of positive behavior that will go far in preventing bullying.