Press4Kids released a bilingual Spanish-English version of News-O-Matic, the daily news app just for kids. News-O-Matic publishes every weekday and includes five high quality news stories, accompanied by detailed images, videos, illustrations, maps, timelines, assessment questions, and games.
Mackin Educational Resources announced the addition of Penguin Random House’s most popular eBook titles, including the lauded list of Dr. Seuss favorites, to their growing catalog of eBooks and digital resources. These highly sought-after titles can be accessed through MackinVIA; the company’s free proprietary digital resource platform. Find the full catalog on Mackin's website.
Our own special reviewer and LMC Advisory Board member Sabrina Carnesi is featured in the January 2015 issue of School Library Journal. She is profiled in the Book Review section with more of the interview online. Many of the things she discusses also add to her “wonderfulness” as a reviewer for Library Media Connection. Sabrina, thanks for sharing your expertise with our readers.
Congratulations to Shelley Glantz! Reviews Editor for Library Media Connection and Linworth Publishing, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts School Library Association. We agree with MSLA that Shelley’s work exemplifies “service of students, 21st-century learning and the advancement of school libraries."
We would also like to invite our reviewers to join the new edWeb community, LMC @ the Forefront. It is another place to share your “spotlights” with colleagues.
Flowerpot Press has published a book series titled World of Wonder or “WOW” geared towards children ages 8 to 12. Get ready to hear your kids say, “WOW! That’s awesome!” or “WOW, I Didn’t Know That” as they dive into fun, question-answering books. From volcanoes, to tornadoes, to prehistoric animals, to the universe, to monsters of the deep, students (and teachers and parents) will learn countless things about the world around them that they never knew before. Includes question-answering segments, colorful illustrations, fun facts and exciting projects.