GREAT READS Spotlight: Jon Scieszka

What GREAT READ does author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Emeritus JON SCIESZKA recommend for young people? Bomb by Steve Sheinkin. “When people talk about reading, they sometimes forget non-fiction. But great non-fiction can be every bit as amazing (and maybe more – because it’s true) than fiction. Sheinkin’s book about the atomic … Continued

Congratulations to NCBLA Volunteer Staff Writer HEATHER LANG

Congratulations to NCBLA volunteer staff writer HEATHER LANG on the publication of her nonfiction book Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine, illustrated by Raul Colon (Calkins Creek, 2016). Fearless Flyer has received starred reviews from Booklist and School Library Journal and is recommended for ages 5-8. Watch the book trailer. Here is a summary: Before … Continued

Contemporary History: Connect Kids with the Presidential Campaigns

Take advantage of the news reports regarding the Iowa caucuses to share the stories of American presidential campaign history with young people. Discover which candidate was elected unanimously, which race gave birth to “mudslinging,” whose idea it was to court celebrities for presidential endorsements, and MORE in “Persuading the People: Presidential Campaigns” on the NCBLA’s … Continued

Great Reads Spotlight: NIKKI GRIMES

What GREAT READ does author and poet NIKKI GRIMES recommend for young people? Karma by Cathy Ostlere.Read why here. And be sure to check out the NCBLA’s complete list of GREAT READS recommendations here. Also, have fun scrolling through our author and illustrator photo gallery on the home page. Simply click the left and right … Continued

Help Young People Analyze Campaign Rhetoric

Keep an open mind…Ask questions…Cross check the information…these are just a few steps voters should take when considering the positions of a political candidate. As we get closer to the Iowa caucuses and the NH primary, engage your kids in the presidential campaigns and help them sort FACT from FICTION. READ MORE on the NCBLA’s … Continued