Scholastic Teaching Resources

Children's & YA Literature

    • K-12 Book Reviews

    Taking a Few Extra Minutes for Books That Make You Think

    Each year we look at the current books that make us linger—and think—a little longer.
    • Anita’s Picks

    Teen Reads for Middle Grades

    In honor of "Teen Reads" week, Anita Silvey picks some of her favorite books for middle readers.
    • K-12 Book Reviews

    Developing as a Teacher Through Books

    When teachers spend time reading for professional development, they need the best books around. The CL/R SIG reviewed some recent PD releases.

    • 5 Questions With…

    5 Questions With... Duncan Tonatiuh (Separate is Never Equal)

    Duncan Tonatiuh brings Mexican-American past and present to the very colorful page.
    • K-12 Book Reviews

    The Best of How Literature Can Address Bullying

    In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, Barbara Ward reviews a host of books that address the problem, and its roots.
    • K-12 Book Reviews

    Motivating Readers With Humor

    In surveys of children’s reading preferences, funny books often top their lists, from classic stories of a motorcycle-riding mouse to the more recent pigeon who wants to drive a bus.

    • 5 Questions With…

    5 Questions With... Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants series)

    The man behind Captain Underpants doesn’t understand why hundreds of people every year question whether Captain Underpants should be available for kids to read, but he won’t stop writing them.

    • K-12 Book Reviews

    Challenged Books Can Hold Great Insight

    In honor of Banned Books Week and our right to read, the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group takes a look at some of the challenged books during the past year.

    • K-12 Book Reviews

    Book Reviews: To the Borders and Beyond

    This week’s book reviews from the Children's Literature and Reading Special Interest Group invite readers to learn about the journeys of our nearest neighbors and others who broke the walls and boundaries that confined them.

    • K-12 Book Reviews

    Groundbreaking Reading Choices for Fall

    With so many wonderful selections of children's and young adult literature published this fall, we're sharing titles that really stand out for their unique content, presentation, or timeliness.
    • K-12 Book Reviews

    Book Reviews: Coping With Health Challenges, Building Compassion

    Much of the best children’s literature portrays characters as they face significant barriers or challenges.

    • 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.

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