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K-12 Book Reviews

  • Book Reviews: Getting the Year Started With a Good Book

    This week the members of the Children’s Literature SIG present books encompassing diverse life experiences for students of all ages. Some of these experiences are familiar, but many are novel and enriching, encouraging more learning moments for the students as they return to school.

  • Go Global! Multicultural Books for Children and Young Adults

    Just as multicultural literature for children and young adults allows readers to understand and appreciate the world around them, international and global books can help them understand the history, languages, and culture of nations around the world.

  • Book Reviews: We Love Graphic Novels!

    The Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group, reviews some of the 2014 titles that add to the growing body of graphic novels, a genre that is hard to define. From picture book to novel or from fiction to nonfiction, graphic novels are an increasingly popular visual literary art form that tells a story.

  • Blurring Boundaries with Multimodal Books for 21st Century Readers

    The Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group, share literature selections appropriate for younger readers (K-4) and older readers (5-12) to support students’ navigation and analysis of visual images and design. Books like these often blur genre elements and are highly interactive allowing for a broader range of readership.
  • Books Can Be a Tool of Peace

    Members of the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group offer some book suggestions for titles encouraging a peaceful resolution to conflict. If all else fails, read and share a book.
  • Food For the Body, Mind, and Soul

    Whether you are feeding your emotions or intellect, you are heeding an ancient instinct when you prepare and share food.  This week’s book reviews from the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group showcase the many dimensions of food.
  • Book Reviews: Celebrating the Arts

    As the arts continue to play a critical role in supporting literacy development, the members of the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group (CL/R SIG) provide both nonfiction and narrative selections to integrate within the classroom. Each selection can be integrated within a theme and paired with other visual, print, and digital texts to foster a deeper appreciation for the arts and to explore multiple perspectives.
  • Books to Inspire Budding Writers

    This week’s book reviews provide inspiration from varied genres and themes. Using some of these books in the classroom will help students gain a clearer understanding of the issues, think more deeply and establish a better understanding of the world around them.
  • Tales from Around the World

    Join us for a week of globetrotting as we gather books and stories from around the world.
  • Book Reviews: IRA Children’s and Young Adult Book Award Winners

    Reviews of the fantastic new books selected as IRA Children’s and Young Adult Book Award recipients.
  • Books That Boost Self-Esteem

    After all, everyone needs a good shot of positivity every now and then.
  • Books About Embracing Disabilities and Differences

    Teachers face classrooms daily that are filled with children with a variety of backgrounds and needs. As educators we need to create classrooms that are inclusive and provide an atmosphere of acceptance.
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