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NaNoWriMo for ages 7-18 | Free lesson plans | Homeschooling

NaNoWriMo for ages 7-18 | Free lesson plans | Homeschooling

For the first time ever, a group of debut and sophomore middle grade and young adult authors of Latinx descent have joined in a similar effort. This cadre, called Las Musas ("The Muses"), is made up of women and non-binary creators with fictional books fo

For the first time ever, a group of debut and sophomore middle grade and young adult authors of Latinx descent have joined in a similar effort. This cadre, called Las Musas ("The Muses"), is made up of women and non-binary creators with fictional books fo

Classroom libraries should represent students� interests, not just those of teachers and administrators.

Classroom libraries should represent students� interests, not just those of teachers and administrators.

Classroom libraries should represent students’ interests, not just those of teachers and administrators.

Classroom libraries should represent students’ interests, not just those of teachers and administrators.

For the first time ever, a group of debut and sophomore middle grade and young adult authors of Latinx descent have joined in a similar effort. This cadre, called Las Musas ("The Muses"), is made up of women and non-binary creators with fictional books for children and teens releasing Fall 2018–2019. Some of the members include Emma Otheguy, Tami Charles, Claribel Ortega, and Tehlor Kay Mejia.

For the first time ever, a group of debut and sophomore middle grade and young adult authors of Latinx descent have joined in a similar effort. This cadre, called Las Musas ("The Muses"), is made up of women and non-binary creators with fictional books for children and teens releasing Fall 2018–2019. Some of the members include Emma Otheguy, Tami Charles, Claribel Ortega, and Tehlor Kay Mejia.

Our December Best Books issue and another stellar year in publishing for children and teens. Per tradition, a children’s book illustrator is approached to do our cover, given free rein on the theme of stars. Katherine Roy, author and illustrator of How to Be an Elephant, was thrilled to get the assignment, and we were thrilled at the result.

Our December Best Books issue and another stellar year in publishing for children and teens. Per tradition, a children’s book illustrator is approached to do our cover, given free rein on the theme of stars. Katherine Roy, author and illustrator of How to Be an Elephant, was thrilled to get the assignment, and we were thrilled at the result.

SLJ addressed the opioid crisis in November 2017. Also: Making on the cheap and Fountas and Pinnell on leveling, in their own words. Cover illustration by Scott Bakal.

SLJ addressed the opioid crisis in November Also: Making on the cheap and Fountas and Pinnell on leveling, in their own words. Cover illustration by Scott Bakal.

Technology is a moving target, editorially speaking. But  two elements made virtual reality a cover subject: popular appeal and a critical mass of early adopters who are doing interesting things with VR and students. Cover illustration by Joe Magee

Technology is a moving target, editorially speaking. But two elements made virtual reality a cover subject: popular appeal and a critical mass of early adopters who are doing interesting things with VR and students. Cover illustration by Joe Magee

In September, we welcomed 2017 School Librarian of the Year, Tamiko Brown. Cover photograph by Felix Sanchez.

School Library Journal and Scholastic have named Tamiko Brown of Ed White E-STEM Magnet School in El Lago, TX the winner of the 2017 School Librarian of the Year Award. (Photo by Felix Sanchez for School Library Journal)

In tumultuous times, graphic creators are talking back. Brigid Alverson describes how online comics and graphic novels can be powerful tools to help students think critically about the news. Also featured in August print: our story on the use/misuse of reading levels applied to books for kids. Cover illustration by Sophia Foster Dimino.

In tumultuous times, graphic creators are talking back. Brigid Alverson describes how online comics and graphic novels can be powerful tools to help students think critically about the news. Also featured in August print: our story on the use/misuse of reading levels applied to books for kids. Cover illustration by Sophia Foster Dimino.

Our Early Learning issue featured a fresh look at that library standby, storytime, and the latest research to prove its benefits. It was among our most popular stories of the year, as was our cover by… well, you know who.

Our Early Learning issue featured a fresh look at that library standby, storytime, and the latest research to prove its benefits. It was among our most popular stories of the year, as was our cover by… well, you know who.

Gracing our cover in June, winner of the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award Sarah Dessen. Cover photograph by Brownie Harris.

Gracing our cover in June, winner of the 2017 Margaret A. Cover photograph by Brownie Harris.

Following up our diversity issue, equity seemed to be a logical next step. Our coverage in May ranged from “How Fair Is Your Maker Space?” and #OWNVoices, three takes, to “Just Another Day in an LGBTQ Comic” and “From Refugees to Voting Rights, Books to Inspire a Just, Inclusive Society” Cover design by Mark Tuchman.

Following up our diversity issue, equity seemed to be a logical next step. Our coverage in May ranged from “How Fair Is Your Maker Space?” and #OWNVoices, three takes, to “Just Another Day in an LGBTQ Comic” and “From Refugees to Voting Rights, Books to Inspire a Just, Inclusive Society” Cover design by Mark Tuchman.

Want to make the world a better place? Teachers and librarians should embrace translated children’s literature, for starters. Betsy Bird’s call to arms was our lead feature in April. And in good budget news, we presented our 2017 tech survey. Cover illustration by Yao Xiao.

Want to make the world a better place? Teachers and librarians should embrace translated children’s literature, for starters. Betsy Bird’s call to arms was our lead feature in April. And in good budget news, we presented our 2017 tech survey. Cover illustration by Yao Xiao.

When you approach Gene Luen Yang with an idea and he accepts, it’s cause for an editor’s happy dance. We were delighted to present Yang’s original comic for us, “Comfort Zone,” which was a hit with readers, too. Cover photograph of 2017 Newbery Medal winner Kelly Barnhill by Joe Treleven.

When you approach Gene Luen Yang with an idea and he accepts, it’s cause for an editor’s happy dance. We were delighted to present Yang’s original comic for us, “Comfort Zone,” which was a hit with readers, too. Cover photograph of 2017 Newbery Medal winner Kelly Barnhill by Joe Treleven.

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