Have you had the chance to pour through the fall and winter ALA Publishing catalog? Nothing excites me more than mail, especially a catalog. But we all lead busy lives, so I’ve pulled together the latest and greatest titles from this season’s catalog for your easy perusal.
Check ‘em out:
- Seamless Youth Services for Every Age and Stage by Karis Loop
- Move, Play, Learn: Interactive Storytimes with Music, Movement, and More by Alyssa Jewel
- 25 Projects for Global Explorers and 25 Projects for Art Explorers by Christine M. Kirker
- Create, Innovate, and Serve: A Radical Approach to Children’s and Youth Programming edited by Kathleen Campana and J. Elizabeth Mills; forword by Susan Hildreth
- The Coretta Scott King Awards, 50th Anniversary, Sixth Edition edited by Carole J. McCollough and Adelaide Poniatowski Phelps
- The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2019 Edition by Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC)
- Muslims in Story: Expanding Multicultural understanding through Children’s and Young Adult Literature by Gauri Manglik and Sadaf Siddique
- As a bonus, check out an interview with the authors!
- Mother Goose on the Loose, Updated! and Mother Goose on the Loose–Here, There, and Everywhere by Betsy Diamant-Cohen
If you’re also looking to beef up your backlist knowledge, take a peek at a few other noteworthy titles from the past few years:
- LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens: Providing a Window for All by Christina Dorr and Lizabeth Deskins; foreword by Jamie Campbell Naidoo
- Stories, Songs, and Stretches! Creating Playful Storytimes with Yoga and Movement by Katie Scherrer
- 200+ Original and Adapted Story Program Activities by Rob Reid
- 36 Workshops to Get Kids Writing: From Aliens to Zebras by AnnMarie Hurtado
- Transforming Summer Programs at your Library: Outreach and Outcomes in Action by Natalie Cole and Virginia A. Walter
- Enhancing Teaching and Learning: A Leadership Guide for School Librarians, Third Edition by Jean Donham
- Maximizing School Librarian Leadership: Building Connections for Learning and Advocacy by Judi Moreillon
All of these links take you to the ALA Publishing page, but there’s always one other place you can check: your local library!
Have you read a great professional development book lately? Let me know! I’m always on the lookout for my next (work-related) read.
This blog relates to ALSC Core Competency VII: Professionalism and Professional Development.
Alexandria Abenshon, Library Manager (and children’s librarian at heart) at the New York Public Library, is writing this post for the Public Awareness Committee. She can be reached at email@example.com.