December 19, 2021 by Mary Ann Cappiello
Whether you’re at the library or the bookstore, or shopping online from the comfort of your own home, pull up The Classroom Bookshelf to peruse these "Best of" lists, as well as our entries from throughout the year, to find some of the most amazing 2021 book titles for children.
June 21, 2021 by Grace Enriquez
As you and your students celebrate the end of a school year like no other, we share a collection of links designed to keep you and the children and young adults in your life happily reading over the summer vacation. First, though, we begin with links to the books that we blogged about over the last year that have won recent awards and honors in the field of children’s and young adult literature.
December 21, 2020 by Mary Ann Cappiello
We don't know what next year holds. We don't know where books will take us. But as we do each year, we’ve curated “best of” lists from a range of publications and organizations that review children’s and middle grade books. We hope you find these lists useful. You may be in search of winter holiday hibernation reads. You may be trying to find just the right book for a child or tween in your life, or new books for your classroom collections or school library.
September 28, 2020 by Denise Davila
Overview It’s Banned Books Week 2020! As described on the official Banned Books Week (BBW) website, this week “brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.” […]
June 22, 2020 by Erika Thulin Dawes
As we have done in past years, we offer a collection of links for summer reading suggestions. Teachers, librarians and families may find these curated lists helpful as you facilitate book experiences for the young readers in your lives. Be sure to investigate the summer reading offerings at your local public library.
December 16, 2019 by Mary Ann Cappiello
We hope you find this curated "best of" list useful for your winter holiday reading and gift-giving, your classroom planning, and/or your library purchases.
November 19, 2018 by Mary Ann Cappiello
Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children and the Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction! Mary Ann and Erika have just returned from the annual conference, having served as chairs of the two committees. The past five days have been filled with great conversations, wonderful books, […]
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