Children’s Comic Books: Knights of the Lunch Table: The Dodgeball Chronicles

Knights of the Lunch Table: The Dodgeball Chronicles by Frank Cammuso GRAPHIX [2008] ISBN: 978-0439903226 Price: $7.39; 144 pages. Grade level: 4 - 8 Lexile:250 Accelerated Reader: IL: LG, BL: 2.2, AR Pts: 1 Genre: Juvenile graphic novels, humorous comics Summary: Artie King is new at Camelot Middle School, and things aren't going his way. The … Continue reading Children’s Comic Books: Knights of the Lunch Table: The Dodgeball Chronicles

Annotated List: Science Fair Resources For Elementary School Students

Science experiments can be a lot of fun, but sometimes it is hard to come up with ideas or figure out where to turn to for help. Here is a handy guide of some resources that can help make your science project award-winning! Books All About Earth: Exploring the Planet with Science Projects by Sara L. … Continue reading Annotated List: Science Fair Resources For Elementary School Students

Digital Media Evaluation

Spina, C. (2014). Finding, evaluating, and sharing new technology. Reference & User Services Quarterly 53(3), 217-220. This article describes the different steps librarians can take in order to find out about the latest technology and how to share the information with patrons. Spina emphasizes that librarians should first analyze their patron demographic. Appropriate apps and other digital … Continue reading Digital Media Evaluation

The Importance of Diversity in Collections

Library collections should be seen as resources that support all patrons and the communities that they serve. Young patrons especially need a collection that represents character diversity and subjects that promotes equality for all races, as well as people with disabilities, religions, and members of the LGBTQ community. Children are at a critical time of … Continue reading The Importance of Diversity in Collections

NonFiction Book Comparisons: NCSS and Sibert Winners

Tonatiuh, Duncan. Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation. 2014. 40 pages. Abrams Books for Young Readers. Tr $18.95 ISBN 9781419710544. Grades 2-5. AWARDS: 2015 Elementary Winner (Grades K-6) of the Carter G. Woodson Book Award from the National Council of Social Studies. Also an honor book for the Robert F. Sibert … Continue reading NonFiction Book Comparisons: NCSS and Sibert Winners

Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the Newbery

The Newbery Medal is arguably the most distinguished award a children’s book can receive, but it is undeniable that there is lack of science fiction and fantasy winners. According to the Newbery Award criteria, the award should be given to “author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children” (American Library Association, 2017, … Continue reading Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the Newbery