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APRIL 2016 NEWSLETTER

Equity and Access

Professional Growth Day is scheduled for Thursday, April 21st, and the registration link is here. Our theme for the day is Equity and Access, particularly the idea that school libraries can level the playing field and close the achievement gap. Presenters include Pam Munoz Ryan, Deborah Taylor, Virginia Loh Hagan, Janice Gilmore See, Glen Warren, and Jonathan Hunt. The tentative list of breakout sessions is here. We are filling up fast, so please register quickly if you plan to attend.

Technology Tip of the Month

We were so busy falling all over ourselves about Open eBooks last month that we neglected to mention that Google released a search engine just for kids, appropriately titled Kiddle. Here's a brief rundown of how it differs from Google.

Books of the Month

Looking for some good books to add to your library collection? Check out our selections this month for Elementary and Middle School books. Our school library book service is similar to Junior Library Guild in that it's a monthly subscription hand-picked by yours truly and delivered in super durable Bound To Stay Bound bindings. Contact me if you're interested.
Mac Barnett: Why a good book is a secret door
R.J. Palacio recalls her ambitious first publication (in 3rd grade) | authorcuts