Schools & Libraries
February is Black History Month, and many students will be reading, talking and writing about the lives and events that have shaped the African American experience. We are proud to offer a wide-ranging selection of titles: Books about historical events featuring Black Americans; biographies of African Americans with whom readers may not be familiar; and some featuring the work of contemporary, African American authors—hard at work today, writing their own histories. (Read More)
This Presidents' Day, we’re recommending a selection of our eBooks that all cover the life of one of our most revered presidents, Abraham Lincoln. The facts of Abraham Lincoln’s life are so well known to all of us that we can imagine some students may feel that if they’ve read one book about Lincoln, they’ve read them all. Here is an opportunity to encourage them to think again. (Read More)
The StarWalk Writer™ is a cloud-based platform that creates a single, collaborative environment for reading, writing and research. Designed to make learning and teaching reading in complex nonfiction subject areas like science and social studies more effective and exciting for upper elementary and middle school students, the StarWalk Writer™ also shows great promise as a practice environment for the new online, standardized testing. (Read More)
For your reading and listening pleasure: Our list of TOP 15 NONFICTION READ ALOUDS from the StarWalk Kids collection. All are beautifully illustrated, and a number of them have Question & Answer, “play along” formats that are particularly well-suited to reading aloud. We hope that your students enjoy these engrossing and enjoyable nonfiction books! True stories are important, too… and often they are particularly attractive to struggling readers.
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