Wednesday, December 2, 2015

NCTE 2015 - Orbis Pictus and Huck Awards

Erika wrote a story for School Library Journal, "Five Reasons Why the 2015 NCTE Conference was the Best Yet," covering the annual convention. Within her story, you'll read all about the events. It was particularly exciting for us as Mary Ann is serving her first year as a member of the Orbis Pictus Committee for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (K-8). You can find out about the children's book award winners from the NCTE press release. 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books 2016

We took a break from this website, but we're back and ready to provide you with more regular updates and resources in your efforts to teach with text sets.

The latest list of outstanding science trade books has been posted by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). We're excited to see a lot of our favorite titles from 2015 included on this list.

For those of you who are not familiar with this list, some background knowledge: each year, the NSTA teams up with Children's Book Council (CBC) to identify the best science-based titles for a particular year. These are books with provide important science content, model great writing and scientific thinking, and are appropriate for classroom use.

For a full set of lists, going back to 1996, you can go to the Outstanding Trade Books section of the NSTA website.