Educators and librarians may particularly find The Classroom Bookshelf to be a helpful resource, but parents and fans of children's and young adult literature may appreciate it as well. Launched in 2010, The Classroom Bookshelf is part of the School Library Journal blog network and aims to "review the most recent works of children's and young adult literature and to provide you with a variety of ideas and resources to help you incorporate these texts into your K-12 classroom teaching." Their reviews cover a wide range of literature, which the site's menu helpfully categorizes into fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and picture books (each with subcategories), along with book lists and classroom & curricular ideas. Review entries generally focus on one book at a time and each entry includes multiple teaching ideas (broken down by grade level) for using that book in the classroom, as well as extensive lists of additional web and print resources for further exploration. The Classroom Bookshelf is written and edited by Mary Ann Cappiello, Erika Thulin Dawes, and Grace Enriquez (all faculty at Lesley University); and also Katie Cunningham, an Associate Professor at Manhattanville College.
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