McGraw Hill Education

K-12 Book Reviews

  • The Year in Chapter Books

    There was an embarrassment of chapter book riches in 2013.

  • The Best Picture Books of 2014

    The best picture books of 2014 for all readers. There's something here for everyone.

  • Tucking in With a Nice, Warm Book

    Look at snow and winter through the eyes of other cultures as winter provides the backdrop for stories in Native American and Inuit experiences, Scandinavian, Ukrainian, and Dominican American, as well as a few fantasy worlds for older teens.

  • Celebrating Life Everywhere

    These reviews shows students they can be grateful for large and small parts of life.

  • 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.

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