Watch Odd Dot’s Virtual Teacher Event + Download Free Worksheets!

Looking for hands-on activity ideas that reinforce curriculum concepts? Watch our Virtual Teacher Event to learn how you can use TinkerActive Workbooks in your classroom! Plus, hear about more great books for kids that encourage project-based learning!

Important Timestamps:
1:45 – Odd Dot’s Editorial Director Nathalie LeDu introduces TinkerActive Workbooks
11:35 – Author Megan Hewes Butler presents classroom activity ideas
29:10 – Nathalie LeDu buzzes about more Odd Dot books!

TinkerActive Workbooks are the perfect primers for young learners from kindergarten through second grade. Pre-K workbooks will be available in December 2020!

Kids will learn math, science, and ELA concepts through curriculum-based exercises and hands-on activities. These exercises can be easily incorporated into lesson plans and TinkerActive Workbooks also make ideal supplemental resources for at-home learning. Parents looking for fun after-school activities will love these simple and creative lessons!

Vetted by award-winning educators, each lesson is aligned to meet the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, building foundational knowledge while encouraging students to think outside the box.

Keep reading to download free, printable worksheets + check our handy reference guide to find CCSS alignments for each activity!

Download free worksheets and more here →

NCTE 2020 Virtual Booth

Each November thousands of literacy educators from across the country make the journey to the NCTE Annual Convention, a conference that inspires their practice and rejuvenates their profession. They leave with strong strategies and best practices for teaching literacy, language, and composition. They learn new ideas for delivering instruction that engages students and addresses the most pressing needs within the school and district. This year, attendees will have these dynamic experiences via our first ever virtual Convention.

Find all our NCTE resources here, including e-galleys, new and noteworthy books, teacher’s guides, giveaways, and more!

Visit Our NCTE Virtual Booth →

2020 School & Library Webinars & Digital Events

We’re ready and eager to spread the word about upcoming books, from our computers to yours! Check back here as more upcoming events will be added soon. Plus, watch archived videos from author events, webinars, book buzzes, and more!

November 5: LJ & SLJ LibraryCon Live (FREE ARCHIVE)
Join Library Journal and School Library Journal for a day-long celebration of fandom-beloved stories and characters, featuring the creators behind mind-bending speculative fiction, innovative comics, and fan-favorite graphic novels. Don’t miss panels with Hafsah Faizal (author of We Free the Stars) and Daniel Kraus (author of They Threw Us Away) and more!

November 6-8: YALSA YA Services Symposium
Join YALSA for their virtual Symposium as they discuss literature, activities, and programs needed to serve and inspire today’s teens.​ Don’t miss author panels with April Henry (Playing with Fire), Aiden Thomas (Cemetery Boys), George M. Johnson (All Boys Aren’t Blue), Adalyn Grace (All the Stars and Teeth), Anna-Marie McLemore (The Mirror Season), and more! Plus, tune in for the Margaret A. Edwards Award speech from winner Steve Sheinkin!

November 6: YALSA Trivia Night
Join authors Mike Curato, Adalyn Grace, April Henry, and June Hur for a night of fun and games! Flex your bookish trivia skills and enter for your chance to win books! RSVP for Trivia Night here!

November 19-22: NCTE Virtual Annual Convention
Join us for the National Council for the Teachers of English Virtual Convention! Stay tuned for our full roster of author speakers, our NCTE Virtual Booth, and more resources!

December 4-6: NCSS Virtual Conference
Join us for the National Council for the Social Studies Virtual Conference! Stay tuned for our full roster of author speakers, our NCSS Virtual Booth, and more resources!

Watch archived videos from past events →

ILA Next 2020 Virtual Booth

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 →

ALSC Virtual Institute 2020 Resources

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. Visit the ALSC website here!

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.

Check out the Archived Video from this General Session!

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.

Find more free resources here →

Check out TLA’s Summer of Learning, featuring author panels and more resources!

Texas librarians! You can keep learning all summer long with new sessions & resources from the Texas Library Association. TLA launched its first-ever Summer of Learning – an extension of the TLA 2020 Virtual Conference.

Don’t miss author panels with Anna-Marie McLemore, Ngozi Ukazu, Christian McKay Heidicker, Echo Brown, and Karen Blumenthal. These pre-recorded sessions will be available for registrants to watch on demand through August 31. These sessions are free to those who already registered for the TLA Virtual Conference. Register or log-in here.

Plus, mark your calendar for their final live events on August 4, featuring a Q&A with New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu about her new YA fantasy, Skyhunter!

Find more event details here →