Essential Books for Earth Day and Beyond

April 22 is Earth Day, and we’re preparing for the occasion by collecting books that cover topics like the environment, animals and conservation, climate change, and more. Whether you’re planning an Earth Day celebration in your classroom or library or looking for books to support environmental education all year round, we’ve got celebrated picks for every grade K-12.

We’re also sharing free educator resources including read-aloud videos and activities to help educators celebrate Earth Day. Keep reading to learn how to get them!

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Roundup: Books to Support Information Literacy

Students have no shortage of information at their fingertips. How can educators and librarians instill in readers the capability to discern fact from fiction, interpret data, and navigate and evaluate the information they receive?

Information literacy encompasses the set of skills that allow readers discover information, process and evaluate it, and use it to inform their decisions. Younger readers might begin developing these skills by being introduced to concepts like bias, hoaxes, and parody, while older readers can empower themselves by understanding exactly how and why misinformation spreads.

We’ve rounded up several books that tackle topics readers have likely seen mentioned in the headlines: the spread of disinformation, conspiracy theories, and fake news. These titles also explore ways that disinformation can be combatted – both by media professionals and by readers themselves.

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Librarian Prep List for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month

On January 20 we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Black History Month in February is just around the corner. Whether you’re looking for books to use in library displays, collecting book lists to share with readers, or looking for titles to complement curriculum, this comprehensive list contains many fantastic books for readers in grades PreK-12 you’ll want to consider.

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