National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 – October 15. We’re celebrating our Hispanic authors, illustrators, and creators this month (and every month) and sharing Hispanic stories. Keep reading to discover new books and revisit your favorites!Discover books for National Hispanic Heritage month here →
ILA Next is an interactive, virtual learning experience for educators, literacy experts, and librarians. ILA Next looks at the impact of distance and hybrid learning, equity and access, social-emotional development, and trauma responsiveness on high-quality literacy instruction.
Find all our ILA resources here, including popular series, favorite classroom reads, new and noteworthy books, teacher’s guides, giveaways, and more!Visit Our ILA Virtual Booth →
Now is the perfect time to dive into a new series or revisit an old favorite. Find a full list of series recommendations for readers of all ages here!
Plus, download a FREE 2020-2012 School Year Calendar, featuring popular middle grade series!Browse popular series + download a free calendar →
This fall, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group invites you to embrace difference! From our favorite foods and activities to how our families look and the stories that we know, everyone is different. These differences, from the small and simple to the large and complicated are important. Check out some of our favorite books to start the conversation!Learn more here→
ALSC National Institute (October 2-3) is a biennial intensive learning opportunity and one of the only conferences devoted solely to children’s librarianship, literature, and technology. Register now to hear from our authors + more!
Keep reading to download a free activity kit and an art print for We Are Water Protectors, read a Q&A with Carole Lindstrom & Michaela Goade, discover more #NativeVoices books and more resources for librarians & educators.
DON’T MISS THIS ALSC PROGRAM!
GENERAL SESSION – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM CDT
Tune in to hear author Carole Lindstrom and illustrator Michaela Goade talk about their picture book We Are Water Protectors! ALSC member Clair Dunlap will also moderate a Q&A with the authors.
Discover fiction and nonfiction books by Indigenous author and illustrators. Share these books with your young readers, especially for Indigenous Peoples’ Day on October 12 and Native American Heritage Month in November. Plus, get the scoop on a groundbreaking new thriller coming in March 2021 from debut author Angeline Boulley!Discover #NativeVoices books here →
Meet the creators of the stunning picture book We Are Water Protectors, Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade! Carole and Michaela share more about their inspiration for this picture book, their most memorable teachers and librarians, their favorite childhood books, and more!Read a Q&A with Carole and Michaela here →
For fans of Girl in Pieces, All the Bright Places, and Girl, Interrupted this haunting and breathtaking YA contemporary debut novel that packs a powerful message: hope can be found in the darkness.Learn more about the book here →
Meet the creators of the middle grade graphic novel Go With the Flow, Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann! Lily and Karen share more about their inspiration for this graphic novel, their most memorable teachers and librarians, their favorite childhood books, and more!Read a Q&A with Lily and Karen here →
Arnie is excited to say hello to all his pastry friends in the bakery. There are all the usual confection suspects: Chocolate, Glazed, French Twist, Long John, and Crueller. But there is one pastry that he’s never met before. This pastry looks nothing like the others. Hmmm. Who could it be? Spoiler alert—it’s the Reader!
This charming picture book introduces children to everyone’s favorite doughnut through a series of questions that the youngest reader will love taking part in.Download the storytime kit here →