Jessica Lee is a teacher librarian at Willard Middle School in Berkeley, California. She has also been an English teacher, a public librarian, and a waitress, but her favorite terrible-teen job was selling snacks at Six Flags Magic Mountain. She is the mom of two boys who are also students at her school, fully integrating the work-life experience.
This month’s top ten hot spots on The Children’s Book Review feature some great book giveaways; including our 6th anniversary Kindle giveaway. Amongst the familiar articles to feature in TCBR’s top ten hot spots, the best selling young adult booklists from March and February have been perused by many.
Dana Skwirut is a Youth Services librarian at the Fanwood Memorial Library in Fanwood, NJ, and the Summit Free Public Library in Summit, NJ. She is active in the Tumblarian community and on Twitter, where her sass got her featured in School Library Journal. When she isn’t in Ice Cream story time, she is seeing the world, one tiny road trip at a time.
This month’s top ten hot spots showcase our awesome selection of book giveaways up for grabs; including two amazing classics: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Velveteen Rabbit. Amongst the familiar articles to feature in TCBR’s top ten hot spots, the Newbery Medal book and the Alex Awards (10 best adult books for teens) are still trending … rightly so!
Here is a list of 10 free, safe and educational websites for your children to explore. Each of these sites has a strong offering for kids that are learning to read, ready to enhance their current reading skills, or those simply wanting to relish in the delight of reading for pleasure in an interactive way (reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom).
Amongst the familiar articles to feature in TCBR’s top ten hot spots are some articles and booklists that truly match the seasonal events of February: winter books, Valentine’s Day books, the Newbery Medal winner, and some excellent civil-rights books perfect for Black History Month.
After fighting illiteracy as a teacher, reading coach, intervention specialist, and professional development writer (and obtaining my MLS for kicks in the process), I decided to try my hand at the pre-curricular/extracurricular opportunities for kids that the library provides.