Join the Virtual Book Club for The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise!

Mark your calendars! Join author Dan Gemeinhart for the #CoyoteSunriseBookClub on March 31 at 10am PT! Read the book, then join Dan for this discussion and Q&A.

If you’re still waiting to receive your copy of The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, Dan is reading aloud from the first few chapters of the book on Youtube here.

Download the teacher’s guide for The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise here.

Author Susan Tan introduces the new Authors Everywhere Youtube Channel

Susan Tan, author the Cilla Lee Jenkins series, introduces the new Authors Everywhere Youtube channel, starring her author and illustrator friends! Watch videos including author read-alouds, writing and illustrating workshops, writing prompts and more!

Plus, watch her read-aloud from Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is A Classic in the video below. Susan shares a writing prompt and a powerful message on how we can be there for each other and our communities during difficult times.

Teacher’s Guide: A is for Elizabeth

A is for Elizabeth by Rachel Vail; illustrated by Paige Keiser

This new chapter book series spinning off of the Justin Case books, stars Justin’s little sister, Elizabeth.

Elizabeth is in second grade. Class 2B! It’s great! Friends, recess, homework! Even a big project: Make a poster of your name. Yayyy! Hang on. The name Elizabeth has a bajillion letters in it!

The name Anna has only four letters. Plus, Anna’s first letter is A, which is also the first letter of Alphabetical Order. But Anna can’t always be first! That’s not fair!

In A is for Elizabeth, Elizabeth makes more than a poster. She also makes some important choices—about fairness, rules, speaking up, and glue. But the most important thing she makes is…a friend!

With copious line art by Paige Keiser, this first book in a new series—spun off from Rachel Vail’s beloved Justin Case series—is sure to delight fans of Judy Moody, Junie B. Jones, and Clementine.

DOWNLOAD THE TEACHER’S GUIDE HERE →

Teacher’s Guide: Quintessence

Quintessence by Jess Redman

Quintessence is an extraordinary story from Jess Redman about friendship, self-discovery, interconnectedness, and the inexplicable elements that make you you.

Find the Elements. Grow the Light. Save the Starling.

Three months ago, twelve-year-old Alma moved to the town of Four Points. Her panic attacks started a week later, and they haven’t stopped—even though she’s told her parents that they have. She’s homesick and friendless and every day she feels less and less like herself.

But one day she finds a telescope in the town’s junk shop, and through its lens, she watches a star—a star that looks like a child—fall from the sky and into her backyard. Alma knows what it’s like to be lost and afraid, to long for home, and she knows that it’s up to her to save the star. And so, with the help of some unlikely new friends from Astronomy Club, she sets out on a quest that will take a little bit of science, a little bit of magic, and her whole self.

DOWNLOAD THE TEACHER’S GUIDE HERE →

Listen: A Conversation with the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists

Join School Library Journal for a lively conversation featuring the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award finalists, including Deborah Heiligman, author of Torpedoed. Learn a bit about the inspiration behind these fantastic titles; hear from the authors about their research and storytelling processes; and take away some insights into how publishers select engaging and relevant nonfiction titles for teens.