Posts filed under ‘Review Journal for children's librarian or SLMS’

Crossing the school-public library boundaries

School Library Media Activities Monthly with managing editor Deborah D. Levitov; published by Libraries Unlimited, Westport, Connecticut; May 2007.

I subscribe to Library Journal and School Library Journal e-zines.  I had never heard of this journal before so I chose to read it for this assignment.  Although its title includes the word “school” in it, I found the articles appropriate for public libraries as well.  For example, the article on collaboration is appropriate for children’s librarians in public libraries, especially with the lack of librarians in elementary schools today.  In addition, the articles related to curriculum are important for public librarians as they decide how to build their collections; again, the children’s collection should support the curricular needs of school children, especially as a resource for homeschoolers.  Lastly, I found many great ideas for programming in the articles, especially about creating a living museum.

Their website includes almanacs (birth & other facts about authors and illustrators) and an index of activities.  I have not explored very far, but this looks to be a rich resource.

Note: While looking at their website today, I noticed that the magazine has been renamed School Library Monthly.

January 7, 2010 at 12:13 pm

a librarian's view of books and other kid-friendly resources
Disclaimers: Per the FTC regulations, please note that sometimes books are received for review for free by publishers or authors. All books (ARCs, galleys, library or purchased) will be reviewed fairly; no special consideration is given to anything reviewed on this blog. In addition, I make every attempt to avoid spoilers. Sometimes they happen inadvertently or because they are important to defend a review; not all spoilers have been removed or fixed. This disclaimer is a general statement included as a warning to readers.

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Delicious Stacks for Children

View selected websites that provide resources for children: LibraryMuse's Children's Resources stack.

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Free to Read

The Exquisite Corpse Adventure

According to the Library of Congress's site: "Ever heard of an Exquisite Corpse? It's not what you might think. An Exquisite Corpse is an old game in which people write a phrase on a sheet of paper, fold it over to conceal part of it and pass it on to the next player to do the same. The game ends when someone finishes the story, which is then read aloud. Our "Exquisite Corpse Adventure" works this way: Jon Scieszka, the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, has written the first episode, which is "pieced together out of so many parts that it is not possible to describe them all here, so go ahead and just start reading!" He has passed it on to a cast of celebrated writers and illustrators, who must eventually bring the story to an end." You can read all 26 chapters here ( You can also listen to it being read, play games, collect clues and test your knowledge!

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