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This Is What Being an Elementary School Librarian Means to Me Today

In one way or another, I have worked in the world of kids’ books for more than two decades now — yet, it wasn’t until I began my job as a librarian four years ago that I truly realized how much books connect and create community.

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Why Kids Need the Freedom to Choose the Books They Read

When kids have access to libraries and the freedom to self-select books, they develop their identities as readers. It’s part of an education that allows them to learn how to think, not what to think. But still, some adults want to tell them what to read.

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Picture Book Mentor Texts for Persuasive Writing

Persuasive writing is an increasingly common requirement for the primary grades, but many kids don’t have much experience with it. If your students are stuck on the same formats or could use a wider set of stylistic moves to be more convincing, check out these useful titles.

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9 Brand-New Books to Read in October 2018

This month’s list of new fictin and nonfiction releases are sure to satisfy any literary cravings that arise at the official start of pumpkin spice season.

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10 Nonfiction Books About Activism for Teens

These ten books help inspire and support teen and young adult readers who are interested in activism in their own communities and beyond.

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Lucy and the String Celebrates Childhood Creativity and Problem-Solving

Lucy and the String doesn’t try to squash that magical sparkle of curiosity by scaring children with big consequences. Instead, it encourages them to get creative and use problem-solving skills to make things right when they’ve made mistakes.

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15 Spanish/English Bilingual Picture Books

Bilingual picture books offer children the opportunity to develop a second language and expand their cultural awareness. Here are 15 Spanish/English gems.

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A Printable Educator’s Guide to Matilda

The activities in these Common Core-aligned lesson plans emphasize reading comprehension and help young readers navigate Matilda’s tough topics.