The Common Core State Standards open up exciting opportunities to focus on individual titles in the classroom. Hear about terrific new fiction and informational books for youth that will help teachers and librarians implement the standards across the curriculum in to this free, hour-long presentation sponsored by Crabtree Publishing, Holiday House, Gareth Stevens/Rosen, and Scholastic Library Publishing. Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth editorial director Gillian Engberg.
Join Booklist for a free, hour-long presentation featuring new products relevant to the needs of today’s students. Representatives from Britannica, DK Publishing, Grey House Publishing, Scholastic Library Publishing, and World Book will show off their new Fall nonfiction and reference titles for students in Kindergarten through High School. Booklist Reference and Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk moderates.
Whether you are new to graphic novels or a long-time fan, this is the session for you! Join our expert panel from The Graphic Classroom blog, Capstone, and Booklist Publications for a lively discussion about how you can build on kids’ fascination with graphic novels to meet learning objectives and enhance critical thinking skills, such as prediction and inference. Moderated by Gillian Engberg, Editorial Director of Books for Youth at Booklist Publications.
Attendees are automatically entered to win a complete 24 book set of Capstone’s new DC Comics line!
The weather may be getting cooler, but books are always hot. Join representatives from ABDO Publishing, DK Publishing, James Lorimer & Co., and Listening Library to learn about books and media designed to spark reluctant readers' interest in reading—be it turning pages or pushing play. Moderated by Booklist senior editor Ilene Cooper.
Let’s talk about what’s for dinner. Or for breakfast and lunch, too. The amazing aspect of food—in addition to its importance and omnipresence in our lives—is that preparation techniques and presentation ideas are endless in variety. New recipes emerge every day, a situation that ensures cooks need not go stale and meals can be exciting time after time. Representatives from Perseus Books Group, Sterling Publishing, and Tuttle Publishing will treat webinar attendees to what’s new in their lively lineup of cookbooks. Moderated by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper.
Whether you’re a public or school librarian, you will be impacted by the rollout of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). For the first time, the majority of states will have identical learning standards in math and English language arts (ELA). The great news for librarians is that research skills and projects are included in CCSS at all grade levels. Cherry Lake’s authors have been engaged deeply in what great research looks like in the digital age. In this program, presented by Kristin Fontichiaro and sponsored by Cherry Lake Publishing, learn specific strategies that public and school librarians can employ to become active partners in CCSS implementation, and the Cherry Lake resources that can help you get there. Gillian Engberg, Books for Youth editorial director at Booklist Publications, will moderate this free, hour-long webinar.
Booklist romance reviewer and Romance Writers of America Librarian of the Year John Charles will pair up with Booklist collection management editor Rebecca Vnuk to discuss romance and reader’s advisory, focusing on how to select new romance writers and keep track of new subgenres. Representatives from Sourcebooks and Baker Publishing Group will join in to share their best new titles. Moderated by Adult Books senior editor Donna Seaman.
Get a sneak peak at the hottest new YA releases during this free, hour-long webinar. Representatives from Disney Book Group, Harlequin Teen, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, Sourcebooks Fire, and Tor will fill you in on their leading teen titles for autumn and beyond. Moderated by Annie Kelley, Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor.
Jason Griffey, Head of Library IT at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, will demo his LibraryBox, a self-contained digital resource sharing device. With just a small router, a flash drive and a battery pack, LibraryBox utilizes Free, Libre and Open Source software (FLOSS) to create mobile wireless file access networks where users can download digital content - a portable, download only digital library.
If you missed those legendary book brawlers, Cutie and Tiger (a.k.a. Chris Vaccari from Sterling Publishing and Talia Sherer from Macmillan), mixing it up at recent ALA conferences, now’s your chance to get a ringside seat—right in front of your own computer! The book battle is going virtual. Some critics charge that Cutie and Tiger have been a bit too nice to one another in their earlier exchanges. No matter. This time they assure us the gloves are coming off. When they climb out of the ring at the end of the hour, they will have left nothing behind—except, of course, for dozens of terrific new-book recommendations. Don’t miss this hour-long, free Booklist webinar moderator by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper.