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.
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.
Join author Christian McKay Heidicker as he reads excerpts from his Newbery Honor Winner, Scary Stories for Young Foxes.
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 →
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 →
The School & Library team shares some of our favorite upcoming middle grade books here.Find out why our team loves these books →
The School & Library team is matching readers with their book soulmate! Would you like to read a middle grade dystopian debut or a Young Adult queer romantic comedy? One of these Spring 2020 books could be your perfect match!Find your perfect match →
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.
Headed to the National Council of Teachers of English conference in Baltimore next week? Don’t miss these great sessions!Learn more about NCTE programs here→