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K-12 Book Reviews

  • Counting and Questioning With Math and Science Books

    Literacy doesn't end in language arts. Science and math books need a focus as well.

  • Book Reviews: Reading Beyond the Words

    Examining picture books present great challenges to both readers and authors/illustrators as they no longer rely on words.
  • Books to Motivate Every Reader

    These titles can draw in struggling readers and still challenge more confident ones.

  • Appreciating the Fall, Celebrating the Scary

    Celebrate the season with some fall-minded new releases, reviewed by the Children's Literature and Reading Special Interest Group.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Book Reviews: Coping With Health Challenges, Building Compassion

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

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