It started like any other review of resource, as any great reader, I clicked on the highlighted articles first! Celebrating 30 years of monthly service, writing, and reading, School Library Monthly’s listing of approaching the magazine and website led me through my visit. I approached this very methodically in checklist fashion. Clicking on each link I managed to make my way through several opportunities to learn and network with library professionals. SLM offers a blog, twitter channel, e-newsletter, and engaging articles.
When complete, I found myself caught in one particular article that led me to several exceptional resources! As a teacher and future librarian, I am often asked to suggest books for children. It’s as if there should be a book that is a perfect fit for all. Ah, that is not the case. With authors as diverse as classrooms, choosing the perfect book takes skill, thought, and extensive knowledge of reader and literature.
The article details questions to ask young and older readers when determining the suggestion of a book. In addition to questioning,Carolyn S. Brodie, Ph.D., professor at Kent State University, listed several resources to access help! Following the resources, I enjoyed The New York Time’s list of favorite picture books.Two long-time favorite authors drew particular interest, The Promise by Nicola Davies and The Baby Tree by Sophie Blackall.
Locating the Children’s Book-A-Day online almanac, I became mesmerized by the biography and love story of Molly Bannaky.
A provided “Read-alike” list allows readers to search for book similar to previously read materials. New York’s Public Library website supplies internet users with a fabulous book lists. For children, Charlotte Mecklenburg’s Library’s user friendly Book Hive encourages independence with the ability to access new titles of interest!
So enthralled with the empowerment of finding fabulous literature and feeling like a super force, I chose to combine highlights of School Library Monthly with the iMovie trailer app to create a SUPER movie!
I encourage the super inside of you to explore the School Library Monthly and see what empowerment lies in you.