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Nonfiction Minute

Ink Think Tank will be debuting a new feature this fall called the Nonfiction Minute. It will help teachers choose what kind of nonfiction to use in the classroom.

2014 Buckeye Book Awards

The nominations are in for the 2014 Buckeye Children's and Teen Book Awards. Nominations were chosen by students all across Ohio. The list can be found here:

Youth Media Awards Announced by ALA

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults; including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards.

A Literacy Lesson from China: What an Exuberant Culture of Reading Can Teach Us

In the January issue of School Library Journal, Carol Gordon reports on an innovative literacy program called the Stone Soup Happy Reading Alliance (SSHRA)

Ohio Digital Library Kids eReading Room

The Ohio Digital Library now has an eReading Room just for kids. Here children can search for ebooks by subject, reading level, or just browse for something interesting to read.

20 Excellent Websites That Help Children Learn Smarter

Lifehack has created a list of web sites that are fun for kids, but also help them learn. From reading and spelling, to geography and cooking

Science NetLinks

Science NetLinks offers free informal, often hands-on, science activities. Each includes a facilitator page and online and printable pages for kids

2013 Buckeye Book Award Winners

The Buckeye Children's and Teen Book Award Council is pleased to inform you of the 2013 BCTBA winners.

Quick Tips from Booklist

Quick Tips for Schools and Libraries from Booklist highlights information of interest to educators. The current issue gives a sneak peak at Lasting Connections of 2013 l

Authors Who Skype

Would you like to have an author visit your classroom? Kate Messner has a list of authors who are willing to skype with classes and book clubs for free

Letters About Literature

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites readers in grades 4-12 to enter Letters About Literature, a national reading-writing contest.

Earn Graduate Credit with NEW Online Courses from WVIZ/Ideastream

WVIZ/Ideastream's summer online professional development classes begin June 12. These courses are open to all Ohio educators and carry graduate credit from Ashland University...

Edutech for Teachers

This blog, created and maintained by Jamie Forshey, is dedicated to innovative teaching and learning through the use of technology and digital media.

Buckeye Children's and Teen Book Awards Nominees

Nominees for 2013 Buckeye Children's and Teen Book Award are announced by the Buckeye Children's Book Award Council. Voting for students will begin September 1, 2013 and end November 10, 2013.

ALA Youth Media Awards

American Library Association announces 2013 youth media award winners SEATTLE The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards at its Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

Full-time Librarian Boosts Student Achievement

Having access to a full-time, certified school librarian means better outcomes for Pennsylvania's public school students. Study

Common Core State Standards and Library of Congress Teacher Resources: Find Lesson Plans (and More) That Meet Your CCSS Needs

Common Core State Standards and Library of Congress Teacher Resources: Find Lesson Plans (and More) That Meet Your CCSS Needs.

ALSC's Great Websites for Kids Expands

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more outstanding websites to Great Websites for Kids, it's online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.

Ten Skills Every Student Should Learn

What students learn in school is at the forefront of the education reform debates taking place across the U.S. and elsewhere. What do educators and other school stakeholders think are the most important skills?

School Librarians and the Common Core Standards

If you want to know more about the Common Core Standards and how they fit into a school librarian's work with students, take a look at Carolyn Jo Starkey's collection of

Discover the Magic of Books

This article from Classroom Connections by Booklist Magazine gives great ideas for using books to help children discover the magic of reading.

Teacher Librarians in the 21st Century

Joyce Kasman Valenza has written an article in School Library Journal, (1/11) listing the competencies critical for contemporary practice as a techer librarian. She list