2018 ALA Youth Media Awards

Every year, the American Library Association forms committees to select the best books of the year in a variety of categories. The selected titles represent examples of excellence in children’s and young adult literature and audio books. In addition to the gold medal award winners, each award will typically give honor awards to a few … Continue reading "2018 ALA Youth Media Awards"

BTC Display – NCSS Notable Trade Books for Children

This spring, I have the honor to collaborate with Dr. Jay Bickford in the Early Childhood/Elementary/Middle Level Education department and Dr. Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz in the History department. We received an exciting Faculty Development Partnership Grant that will allow our pre-service teachers to¬†evaluate and implement history-based curricula in local schools. With our grant funds, we were … Continue reading "BTC Display – NCSS Notable Trade Books for Children"

Explore the Solar System

It seems fitting that this new BTC blog would launch¬†with a post about our wonderful new books about outer space and the solar system. This past Fall, the BTC received a generous donation from alumna, Dr. Annette Christy (Class of 1964). The donation was designated for non-fiction curriculum materials about the solar system, art, and … Continue reading "Explore the Solar System"