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Fostering a Love of Language for All Ages with Merriam Webster

Merriam-Webster Kids is a new children’s book imprint from America’s leading dictionary publisher created to inspire and excite the next generation of language lovers. The books are designed to provide hours of fun while fostering a love of language and word play for kids of all ages.Shop NowMerriam Webster’s 150 First Words ©2021Ages 0-3Talk with your little ones all day long with 150 helpful words and phrases woven around illustrations of mealtime, playtime, and other daily routines. Search-and-finds within every scene provide fun ways for parents and caregivers to connect with their baby! Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: 366 Elevating Utterances to...

Nov 28, 2022 - Read more

DK Eyewitness Books: From the World to the Classroom

From the secrets of ancient Egypt to the workings of the human body, DK Eyewitness books bring fascinating topics to life in your classroom and library.Educator GiveawaySign up today for your chance to win an exclusive prize from the DK Eyewitness series. One lucky winner will receive a wooden spinner display rack and two copies each of 20 popular Eyewitness books to get their collection started. The deadline to enter is January 15, 2023. Don’t miss out! Enter Now New Books for a New Generation The best-selling DK Eyewitness series for children has been updated and reinvigorated for a new generation of curious kids with a...

Nov 14, 2022 - Read more

New Books for Older Readers

Are you looking for fresh and thought-provoking books to share with your students in Grades 6-12? Don't miss these upcoming new releases that are sure to spark their interest!Shop NowThe 9:09 ProjectAuthor: Mark H. ParsonsAvailable November 15, 2022 “A wryly funny, extremely intelligent, and sweetly romantic contemporary novel full of biting sarcasm and… tender yet powerful emotions.” -Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewA thoughtful exploration about finding oneself, learning to hope after loss, and recognizing the role that family, friends, and even strangers can play in the healing process if you are open and willing to share your experience with others.Whiteout: A NovelAuthors: Dhonielle Clayton,...

Oct 27, 2022 - Read more

New Books for Young Readers

Are you looking for fun and thought-provoking books to share with your students in Grades K-5? Don't miss these upcoming new releases that are sure to spark student interest!Shop NowThe Lights that Dance in the NightAuthor: Yuval ZommerAvailable: November 1, 2022“A glowing tribute to a remarkable natural wonder.” -Kirkus ReviewsIn the next picture book from the creator of the holiday hit The Tree That's Meant to Be, the northern lights bring wonder and joy to all the creatures who bask in their mysterious glow. In this wonderfully festive picture book, Yuval Zommer imagines the northern lights' fleeting journey from space to...

Oct 27, 2022 - Read more

Post-Pandemic Support of English Language Learners

Whether you are a teacher working with early childhood students or teaching advanced placement classes, the education landscape has changed drastically in the past five years. In my day-to-day working with teachers, I have found that to be especially true for those working with English Language Learners (ELL). The post-pandemic shift has teachers wanting to assist their ELL and English as a Second Language (ESL) students more than ever before. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that the number of students in the United States who identify as ESL and ELL has been rising since 2010 with no signs of slowing...

Oct 20, 2022 - Read more

Follett Exclusive – Escape From series

Don’t miss the awesome Escape From… series from Little Bee Books, with one exclusive title – Escape From… the 1916 Shark Attacks – available only from Follett for a limited time. Based on real historical events, and perfect for Grades 3-6, these action-packed titles are sure to get readers’ adrenaline pumping! Grab a copy of the exclusive title or the whole series today.Shop the SeriesEscape From...the 1916 Shark Attacks This is a new title in the series that is exclusive to Follett! Stay out of the water! During the summer of 1916, the “Jersey Man-Eater” – a great white shark – terrorized...

Oct 6, 2022 - Read more

Your Turn Through the Turnaround

Playing Through the Turnaround by Mylisa Larsen tells the story of eighth grade students who come together and use their voices to protest district budget cuts that threaten to eliminate funding for art programs and clubs that make a difference in their lives. These students begin by trying to talk to their parents and school administration and then move on to addressing the school board. When they realize that no one is listening to them, they stage a powerful theatrical protest at the end of their school arts festival to make their voices heard. Playing Through the TurnaroundMylisa LarsenLarsen captures the...

Sep 30, 2022 - Read more

Custom Collections for the International Baccalaureate

DK Publishing has created title collections customized to the International Baccalaureate (IB) mission and curriculum, along with guides to make lesson planning a breeze. Each collection was thoughtfully curated to support transdisciplinary understanding, inquiry, and international mindedness. Shop all of the IB DK collections on Titlewave.IB Collection: Primary Years ProgrammeThis collection of 18 beautifully illustrated nonfiction books for Primary Years Programme (PYP) educators is based on the six transdisciplinary themes to support PYP teaching and learning. These titles will help to foster student agency, transdisciplinary understanding, and international mindedness. A free educator guide is also available, with lesson activities based around...

Sep 30, 2022 - Read more

New school projects ... they truly take a village!

During a record-breaking heat wave in Waco, Texas, last month, Andy Jensen and I spent four days working with two districts to shelve a new school and on several very large library refresh orders.We took several photos and thought sharing the step-by-step process of the shelving would be interesting for those who haven’t had an opportunity to see one in person.The days started with the truck delivery and bringing in the pallets. There were between 10 and 14 pallets, each containing 24 boxes, delivered to each of the sites we worked with. The pallets were positioned in a location each...

Aug 31, 2022 - Read more

The 2022-2023 Who Was? History Bee

Get children excited and engaged with history in a new way. Kids, along with their parents, librarians, and teachers, can’t get enough of the Who Was? books – they love reading about the inventors, artists, explorers, leaders, and other amazing people who helped change the world.

Aug 17, 2022 - Read more