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    • K-12 Book Reviews

    Books Can Be a Tool of Peace

    Members of the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group offer some book suggestions for titles encouraging a peaceful resolution to conflict. If all else fails, read and share a book.
    • K-12 Book Reviews

    Food For the Body, Mind, and Soul

    Whether you are feeding your emotions or intellect, you are heeding an ancient instinct when you prepare and share food.  This week’s book reviews from the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group showcase the many dimensions of food.
    • K-12 Book Reviews

    Book Reviews: Celebrating the Arts

    As the arts continue to play a critical role in supporting literacy development, the members of the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group (CL/R SIG) provide both nonfiction and narrative selections to integrate within the classroom. Each selection can be integrated within a theme and paired with other visual, print, and digital texts to foster a deeper appreciation for the arts and to explore multiple perspectives.
    • K-12 Book Reviews

    Books to Inspire Budding Writers

    This week’s book reviews provide inspiration from varied genres and themes. Using some of these books in the classroom will help students gain a clearer understanding of the issues, think more deeply and establish a better understanding of the world around them.
    • Anita’s Picks

    Celebrate Independence with a Good Book

    On July 4 in the United States, we celebrate Independence Day and independence is an important characteristic of some of the great characters in children’s books. To round out Fourth of July barbeques, I’ve chosen a dozen picture books, novels, and works of nonfiction that celebrate individuals who know what it means to stand on their own.
    • K-12 Book Reviews

    Tales from Around the World

    Join us for a week of globetrotting as we gather books and stories from around the world.
    • K-12 Book Reviews

    Book Reviews: IRA Children’s and Young Adult Book Award Winners

    Reviews of the fantastic new books selected as IRA Children’s and Young Adult Book Award recipients.
    • K-12 Book Reviews

    Books That Boost Self-Esteem

    After all, everyone needs a good shot of positivity every now and then.
    • K-12 Book Reviews

    Books About Embracing Disabilities and Differences

    Teachers face classrooms daily that are filled with children with a variety of backgrounds and needs. As educators we need to create classrooms that are inclusive and provide an atmosphere of acceptance.
    • K-12 Book Reviews

    Fun in the Sun: Books for Summertime Reading

    Summer is a wonderful time to set personal reading goals and to find additional titles to build text sets. It is also the perfect time to visit the public library, bookstore, and online professional resources about literacy!
    • K-12 Book Reviews

    Nonfiction Book Reviews: Bridging Content Area Connections

    Exemplary nonfiction literature selections to enhance content area (science, social studies, and math) connections for K–12 teachers.
    • K-12 Book Reviews

    Notable Books for a Global Society: A Slideshow to Share

    Enjoy this slideshow of the 25 books selected as Notable Books for a Global Society by the Children’s Literature SIG.