School Library Journal
The School Library Journal is a monthly magazine with articles and reviews for school librarians, media specialists, and public librarians who work with young people. Articles cover a variety of topics, with a focus on technology. Reviews are included for preschool to 4th grade, grades 5 and up, both fiction and non-fiction titles are reviewed, as are graphic novels and digital resources. Also included are reviews of professional reading for librarians and reference books, the School Library Journal was founded in 1954 as Junior Libraries after breaking off from Library Journal. The first issue was published on September 15,1954, gertrude Wolff was the first editor. Early in its history, the periodical published nine issues each year between the months of September and May, issues were released on the fifteenth of each month. The journal now publishes issues monthly, in 2008, School Library Journal launched Series Made Simple, a twice-annual supplement which features reviews of series nonfiction books.
It releases an annual Best Books list In 2006 School Library Journal had a circulation of 38,000 subscribers, the School Library Journal website allows both subscribers and non-subscribers full access to every issue published from 1996 to the present, including the current issue. In addition to resources, the website has a number of blogs and several e-newsletters including Curriculum Connections, SLJ Teen. List of literary journals Official website
Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with a Census-estimated 2,636,735 residents in 2015. It borders the borough of Queens at the end of Long Island. Today, if New York City dissolved, Brooklyn would rank as the third-most populous city in the U. S. behind Los Angeles, the borough continues, however, to maintain a distinct culture. Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves, Brooklyns official motto, displayed on the Borough seal and flag, is Eendraght Maeckt Maght which translates from early modern Dutch as Unity makes strength. Since 2010, Brooklyn has evolved into a hub of entrepreneurship and high technology startup firms. The history of European settlement in Brooklyn spans more than 350 years, the neighborhood of Marine Park was home to North Americas first tidal mill. It was built by the Dutch, and the foundation can be seen today, the area was not formally settled as a town. Many incidents and documents relating to this period are in Gabriel Furmans early compilation, what is today Brooklyn left Dutch hands after the final English conquest of New Netherland in 1664, a prelude to the Second Anglo–Dutch War.
The English reorganized the six old Dutch towns on southwestern Long Island as Kings County on November 1,1683 and this tract of land was recognized as a political entity for the first time, and the municipal groundwork was laid for a expansive idea of Brooklyn identity. On August 27,1776 was fought the Battle of Long Island, the first major engagement fought in the American Revolutionary War after independence was declared, and the largest of the entire conflict. British troops forced Continental Army troops under George Washington off the heights near the sites of Green-Wood Cemetery, Prospect Park. The fortified American positions at Brooklyn Heights consequently became untenable and were evacuated a few days later, One result of the Treaty of Paris in 1783 was the evacuation of the British from New York City, celebrated by residents into the 20th century. The New York Navy Yard operated in Wallabout Bay for the entire 19th century, the first center of urbanization sprang up in the Town of Brooklyn, directly across from Lower Manhattan, which saw the incorporation of the Village of Brooklyn in 1817.
Reliable steam ferry service across the East River to Fulton Landing converted Brooklyn Heights into a town for Wall Street. Ferry Road to Jamaica Pass became Fulton Street to East New York and Village were combined to form the first, kernel incarnation of the City of Brooklyn in 1834. Industrial deconcentration in mid-century was bringing shipbuilding and other manufacturing to the part of the county. Each of the two cities and six towns in Kings County remained independent municipalities, and purposely created non-aligning street grids with different naming systems and it became the most popular and highest circulation afternoon paper in America. The publisher changed to L. Van Anden on April 19,1842, on May 14,1849 the name was shortened to The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, on September 5,1938 it was further shortened to Brooklyn Eagle
Bank Street College of Education
Bank Street College of Education is a private, nonprofit educational institution located in Manhattan, New York City. Bank Street Graduate School of Education is accredited by the Regents Accreditation of Teacher Education and by the Middle States Association of Colleges, Bank Street has been continuously accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools since 1960. Bank Street School for Children is accredited through the New York State Association of Independent Schools, Bank Street was founded in 1916 by Lucy Sprague Mitchell as the Bureau of Educational Experiments. Influenced by the teachings of John Dewey, Mitchell sought to create a group of thinkers from different fields to study child development and to advocate for fundamental educational reform. With assistance from her husband Wesley Clair Mitchell and underwriting from her cousin Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, in 1918, a nursery school was opened at the Bureaus second location on West 12th and West 13th Streets.
This nursery school is the predecessor of todays School for Children. Harriet Merrill Johnson was its first director and its graduates attended Caroline Pratts City, in 1926, the working council of the Bureau began a process of appraisal in order to rethink the Bureaus objectives and strategies. The central strategy for effecting educational reform would be the development of an education program. The college gets its name from its location on Bank Street in Greenwich Village. Also in the 1930s, Bank Street began to train teachers. The Bureau of Educational Experiments created the Cooperative School for Student Teachers in 1930, a joint venture between the Bureau and eight other experimental schools, the Cooperative School ran classes and conferences for teachers on Thursday through Saturday afternoons. The student advisement process, modeled after English university practice, selected a member of the faculty to oversee student teachers using personal and professional evaluations. By 1946, the school offered night and weekend courses for students who lacked prerequisites for a college education.
One of its members was celebrated American childrens book writer Ruth Krauss. The Writers Lab is now part of Bank Streets Center for Childrens Literature, in 1943, the New York City Board of Education asked Bank Street to give workshops to city teachers on the Bank Street educational model and method. Also in 1950, the National Institute of Mental Health awarded Bank Street a $1 million grant to develop studies that focused on the efforts for the promotion of mental health. Four years later, the School for Children was officially founded, in 1965, Bank Street developed the Bank Street Readers line of books, unique because they featured racial diversity and urban people of contemporary culture. Additionally, in the 1960s, the Bank Street faculty played an important role in the creation of the federal Head Start program, by 1968, Bank Street was involved in the design of Project Follow Through
San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural and financial center of Northern California. It is the birthplace of the United Nations, the California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth, making it the largest city on the West Coast at the time. San Francisco became a consolidated city-county in 1856, after three-quarters of the city was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco was quickly rebuilt, hosting the Panama-Pacific International Exposition nine years later. In World War II, San Francisco was a port of embarkation for service members shipping out to the Pacific Theater. Politically, the city votes strongly along liberal Democratic Party lines, San Francisco is the headquarters of five major banking institutions and various other companies such as Levi Strauss & Co. Dolby, Weebly, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Pinterest, Uber, Mozilla, Wikimedia Foundation, as of 2016, San Francisco is ranked high on world liveability rankings.
The earliest archaeological evidence of habitation of the territory of the city of San Francisco dates to 3000 BC. Upon independence from Spain in 1821, the became part of Mexico. Under Mexican rule, the system gradually ended, and its lands became privatized. In 1835, Englishman William Richardson erected the first independent homestead, together with Alcalde Francisco de Haro, he laid out a street plan for the expanded settlement, and the town, named Yerba Buena, began to attract American settlers. Commodore John D. Sloat claimed California for the United States on July 7,1846, during the Mexican–American War, montgomery arrived to claim Yerba Buena two days later. Yerba Buena was renamed San Francisco on January 30 of the next year, despite its attractive location as a port and naval base, San Francisco was still a small settlement with inhospitable geography. The California Gold Rush brought a flood of treasure seekers, with their sourdough bread in tow, prospectors accumulated in San Francisco over rival Benicia, raising the population from 1,000 in 1848 to 25,000 by December 1849.
The promise of fabulous riches was so strong that crews on arriving vessels deserted and rushed off to the gold fields, leaving behind a forest of masts in San Francisco harbor. Some of these approximately 500 abandoned ships were used at times as storeships and hotels, many were left to rot, by 1851 the harbor was extended out into the bay by wharves while buildings were erected on piles among the ships. By 1870 Yerba Buena Cove had been filled to create new land, buried ships are occasionally exposed when foundations are dug for new buildings. California was quickly granted statehood in 1850 and the U. S. military built Fort Point at the Golden Gate, silver discoveries, including the Comstock Lode in Nevada in 1859, further drove rapid population growth. With hordes of fortune seekers streaming through the city, lawlessness was common, and the Barbary Coast section of town gained notoriety as a haven for criminals, entrepreneurs sought to capitalize on the wealth generated by the Gold Rush
Publishers Weekly is an American weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians and literary agents. Published continuously since 1872, it has carried the tagline, “The International News Magazine of Book Publishing and Bookselling, with 51 issues a year, the emphasis today is on book reviews. The magazine was founded by bibliographer Frederick Leypoldt in the late 1860s, the publication was a compilation of information about newly published books, collected from publishers and from other sources by Leypoldt, for an audience of booksellers. By 1876, Publishers Weekly was being read by nine tenths of the booksellers in the country, in 1878, Leypoldt sold The Publishers Weekly to his friend Richard Rogers Bowker, in order to free up time for his other bibliographic endeavors. Eventually the publication expanded to include features and articles, harry Thurston Peck was the first editor-in-chief of The Bookman, which began in 1895. Peck worked on its staff from 1895 to 1906, and in 1895, in 1912, Publishers Weekly began to publish its own bestseller lists, patterned after the lists in The Bookman.
These were not separated into fiction and non-fiction until 1917, when World War I brought an increased interest in non-fiction by the reading public. Born April 12,1879, in Malden, Melcher began at age 16 in Bostons Estes & Lauriat Bookstore and he moved to Indianapolis in 1913 for another bookstore job. In 1918, he read in Publishers Weekly that the editorship was vacant. He applied to Richard Rogers Bowker for the job, was hired and he remained with R. R. Bowker for 45 years. While at Publishers Weekly, Melcher began creating space in the publication, in 1919, he teamed with Franklin K. Mathiews, librarian for the Boy Scouts of America, and Anne Carroll Moore, a librarian at the New York Public Library, to create Children’s Book Week. When Bowker died in 1933, Melcher succeeded him as president of the company, in 1943, Publishers Weekly created the Carey–Thomas Award for creative publishing, naming it in honor of Mathew Carey and Isaiah Thomas. In 2008, the circulation was 25,000. It attempts to serve all involved in the creation, production and sale of the word in book, video.
The book review section of Publishers Weekly was added in the early 1940s and grew in importance during the 20th century and through the present time. It currently offers prepublication reviews of 9,000 new trade books each year, in a range of genres and including audiobooks and e-books. These anonymous reviews are short, averaging 200–250 words, and it is not unusual for the section to run as long as 40 pages. In the past, a book review editorial staff of eight editors assigned books to more than 100 freelance reviewers, some are published authors, and others are experts in specific genres or subjects
Saint Ann's School (New York City)
Saint Anns School is an arts-oriented private school with an independent legal structure in the Brooklyn Heights section of Brooklyn, New York City, known for its strength in both arts and academics. Annual tuition as of 2015 is between $34,000 and $41,000 depending on grade level, the school is a non-sectarian, co-educational pre-K–12 day school with rigorous programs in the arts and sciences. The school includes 1,080 students from preschool through 12th grade, as well as 324 faculty and staff members. Saint Anns School was founded in 1965 with 63 students and seven teachers in the basement of the St. Anns Episcopal Church under the aegis of the vestry of the church, stanley Bosworth became its first headmaster. In 1982, Saint Anns School formally disaffiliated from the church, in September 2009, it was announced that Weiss would not return to Saint Anns for the 2010–2011 academic year. In May 2010, Vincent J. Tompkins, Jr. the Deputy Provost at Brown University, a graduate of Brown, he received his PhD from Harvard, and taught American history there before entering academic administration.
He assumed leadership of Saint Anns beginning with the 2010-2011 academic year, the school has no grading system, its pedagogy places great value on individuality and does not believe in giving numerical values to personal academic journeys. Instead, teachers write full-page anecdotal reports for each student, seminar topics include community service, social justice, extracurricular literary studies, and debate & rhetoric, among others. Instruction at Saint Anns is departmentalized from fourth through twelfth grade, the teaching faculty is made up of scholars, mathematicians, musicians and writers. The school allows its high school juniors and seniors to essentially design their own curriculum, in late 2007, The Wall Street Journal again listed Saint Anns as one of the countrys top 50 high schools for its success in preparing students to enter top American universities. Advanced Placement courses are not offered at Saint Anns, in 2012, the New York Observer ranked Saint Anns as the number one high school in New York City.
They are given at odd hours, often at the end of the school day, because in the busy schedules of the instructors. The seminars are intense two-hour periods in which students undertake enormous amounts of self-study and/or creative work, the school is organized into four divisions, lower and high school. The vast majority of the students are from Brooklyn and Manhattan, approximately 22 percent of the student body receive some level of scholarship aid, nearly 10 percent of Saint Anns students are faculty children. Approximately 21 percent of the student body are students of color, the school maintains a list called The Growing Shelf, which documents all published community members
Childrens literature or juvenile literature includes stories, books and poems that are enjoyed by children. Modern childrens literature is classified in two different ways, genre or the age of the reader. Childrens literature can be traced to stories and songs, part of an oral tradition. The development of childrens literature, before printing was invented, is difficult to trace. Even after printing became widespread, many childrens tales were originally created for adults. Since the 15th century, a quantity of literature, often with a moral or religious message, has been aimed specifically at children. The late nineteenth and early centuries became known as the Golden Age of Childrens Literature as this period included the publication of many books acknowledged today as classics. There is no single or widely used definition of childrens literature and it can be broadly defined as anything that children read or more specifically defined as fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or drama intended for and used by children and young people.
The International Companion Encyclopedia of Childrens Literature notes that the boundaries of genre. are not fixed but blurred, sometimes, no agreement can be reached about whether a given work is best categorized as literature for adults or children. Rowlings Harry Potter series was written and marketed for young adults, the series extreme popularity led The New York Times to create a separate best-seller list for childrens books. Despite the widespread association of childrens literature with picture books, spoken narratives existed before printing, seth Lerer, in the opening of Childrens Literature, A Readers History from Aesop to Harry Potter, This book presents a history of what children have heard and read. The history I write of is a history of reception, early childrens literature consisted of spoken stories and poems that were used to educate and entertain children. It was only in the 18th century, with the development of the concept of childhood, that a genre of childrens literature began to emerge, with its own divisions, expectations.
French historian Philippe Ariès argues in his 1962 book Centuries of Childhood that the concept of childhood only emerged in recent times. He explains that children were in the past not considered as different from adults and were not given significantly different treatment. Pre-modern childrens literature, tended to be of a didactic and moralistic nature, with the purpose of conveying conduct-related, during the 17th century, the concept of childhood began to emerge in Europe. Adults saw children as separate beings, innocent and in need of protection, the English philosopher John Locke developed his theory of the tabula rasa in his 1690 An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. A corollary of this doctrine was that the mind of the child was born blank, and he suggested that picture books be created for children
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper and continuously published in New York City since September 18,1851, by The New York Times Company. The New York Times has won 119 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper, the papers print version in 2013 had the second-largest circulation, behind The Wall Street Journal, and the largest circulation among the metropolitan newspapers in the US. The New York Times is ranked 18th in the world by circulation, following industry trends, its weekday circulation had fallen in 2009 to fewer than one million. Nicknamed The Gray Lady, The New York Times has long been regarded within the industry as a newspaper of record. The New York Times international version, formerly the International Herald Tribune, is now called the New York Times International Edition, the papers motto, All the News Thats Fit to Print, appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. On Sunday, The New York Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T, some other early investors of the company were Edwin B.
Morgan and Edward B. We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or exactly wrong, —what is good we desire to preserve and improve, —what is evil, to exterminate. In 1852, the started a western division, The Times of California that arrived whenever a mail boat got to California. However, when local California newspapers came into prominence, the effort failed, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times in 1857. It dropped the hyphen in the city name in the 1890s, One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials it published alone. At Newspaper Row, across from City Hall, Henry Raymond and editor of The New York Times, averted the rioters with Gatling guns, in 1869, Raymond died, and George Jones took over as publisher. Tweed offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story, in the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned gradually from editorially supporting Republican Party candidates to becoming more politically independent and analytical.
In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign, while this move cost The New York Times readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper eventually regained most of its lost ground within a few years. However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, the paper slowly acquired a reputation for even-handedness and accurate modern reporting, especially by the 1890s under the guidance of Ochs. Under Ochs guidance and expanding upon the Henry Raymond tradition, The New York Times achieved international scope, circulation, in 1910, the first air delivery of The New York Times to Philadelphia began. The New York Times first trans-Atlantic delivery by air to London occurred in 1919 by dirigible, airplane Edition was sent by plane to Chicago so it could be in the hands of Republican convention delegates by evening. In the 1940s, the extended its breadth and reach. The crossword began appearing regularly in 1942, and the section in 1946
Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1754 as Kings College by royal charter of George II of Great Britain, after the American Revolutionary War, Kings College briefly became a state entity, and was renamed Columbia College in 1784. Columbia is one of the fourteen founding members of the Association of American Universities and was the first school in the United States to grant the M. D. degree. The university has global research outposts in Amman, Istanbul, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, Asunción, Columbia administers annually the Pulitzer Prize. Additionally,100 Nobel laureates have been affiliated with Columbia as students, faculty, Columbia is second only to Harvard University in the number of Nobel Prize-winning affiliates, with over 100 recipients of the award as of 2016. In 1746 an act was passed by the assembly of New York to raise funds for the foundation of a new college. Classes were initially held in July 1754 and were presided over by the colleges first president, Dr.
Johnson was the only instructor of the colleges first class, which consisted of a mere eight students. Instruction was held in a new schoolhouse adjoining Trinity Church, located on what is now lower Broadway in Manhattan, in 1763, Dr. Johnson was succeeded in the presidency by Myles Cooper, a graduate of The Queens College, and an ardent Tory. In the charged political climate of the American Revolution, his opponent in discussions at the college was an undergraduate of the class of 1777. The suspension continued through the occupation of New York City by British troops until their departure in 1783. The colleges library was looted and its sole building requisitioned for use as a hospital first by American. Loyalists were forced to abandon their Kings College in New York, the Loyalists, led by Bishop Charles Inglis fled to Windsor, Nova Scotia, where they founded Kings Collegiate School. After the Revolution, the college turned to the State of New York in order to restore its vitality, the Legislature agreed to assist the college, and on May 1,1784, it passed an Act for granting certain privileges to the College heretofore called Kings College.
The Regents finally became aware of the colleges defective constitution in February 1787 and appointed a revision committee, in April of that same year, a new charter was adopted for the college, still in use today, granting power to a private board of 24 Trustees. On May 21,1787, William Samuel Johnson, the son of Dr. Samuel Johnson, was unanimously elected President of Columbia College, prior to serving at the university, Johnson had participated in the First Continental Congress and been chosen as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. The colleges enrollment and academics stagnated for the majority of the 19th century, with many of the college presidents doing little to change the way that the college functioned. In 1857, the college moved from the Kings College campus at Park Place to a primarily Gothic Revival campus on 49th Street and Madison Avenue, during the last half of the 19th century, under the leadership of President F. A. P. Barnard, the institution assumed the shape of a modern university
Henry Selick is an American stop motion director and writer who is best known for directing The Nightmare Before Christmas and the Giant Peach and Coraline. He studied at the Program in Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts, Selick was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, the son of Melanie and Charles H. Selick. Selick did little but draw from ages 3 to 12, after studying science at Rutgers University and art at Syracuse University and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, Selick eventually enrolled at CalArts to study animation. While a student at CalArts, his two student films and Tube Tales, were nominated for Student Academy Awards. After his academic studies, he went to work for Walt Disney Studios as an in-betweener and animator trainee on such films as Petes Dragon and he became a full-fledged animator under Glen Keane on The Fox and the Hound. During his time at Disney, he met and worked around the likes of Tim Burton, Rick Heinrichs, Jorgen Klubien, Brad Bird, John Musker, Dan Haskett and Bill Kroyer, Ed Gombert, and Andy Gaskill.
Years later, he claimed he learned a lot to improve his drawing, with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Selick was able to make the short film Seepage, which won an award. He storyboarded fantasy sequences for Walter Murch’s Return to Oz and Carroll Ballards Nutcracker, Selick made his feature-directing debut in 1993 on Burtons production The Nightmare Before Christmas — the first full-length, stop-motion feature from a major American studio. While the film initially performed at the box office, it received critical acclaim. Nightmare was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and won the International Animated Film Societys Annie Award for Best Creative Supervision, in 1996, Selick followed with a second feature and the Giant Peach, his live-action/stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahls classic children’s book. The innovative film received critical acclaim, and it won the top prize for an animated feature at the Annecy Film Festival in 1997. Selick’s third feature was Monkeybone, a live adaptation of an underground comic.
The film was a flop commercially and critically. After joining LAIKA, Selick directed his first computer-generated animation film, the short film Moongirl. Selicks first feature with LAIKA was Coraline, which was based on the book by acclaimed author Neil Gaiman and was released in 2009 and it was the first stereoscopic stop-motion animated movie. The film received positive reviews from critics. Coraline was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA, in 2010, Selick joined with Pixar and The Walt Disney Company in a long-term contract to exclusively produce stop-motion films. This not only returns Selick to his roots, but reunites Selick with numerous former friends