The ALSC Notable Children's Books and Notable Children's Recordings committees met over the weekend to discuss the best titles of the year so far. Check out their lists to catch up on what might have flown under your radar or to get some last-minute aquisitions in before school lets out..
PODCASTS FOR KIDS
From Youth Services Shout-Out: "Looking for kid-friendly podcasts for a variety of ages? You're in luck! Check out this School Library Journal article from May that not only offers curated podcast lists aimed at Elementary, Middle, and High School students...but also the information needed to curate your own, super rad podcast playlists!"
From Jbrary: "Choosing a felt story or song can be daunting. My tip for beginners, especially if you are new to storytelling in general, is to start with a simple song. I’ve shared many of the felt songs I use weekly and I use them because they are so easy to incorporate. Already have a favourite storytime song? Try making felt pieces to go along with it and incorporate them before or during singing. Here are some examples..."
TEEN SERVICES 101
The Teen Librarian Toolbox blog wraps up its Teen Services 101 series by sharing three tips that will keep teens coming back to the library.