Coding Resources for School Librarians (and a Call for Authors!)

coding resources for school librarians

By Product Planning Director Jenny Krueger

When you think of school libraries, what are the first words that come to mind? Books? Reading? Research? How about coding?

School librarians are educating a generation of students to be tech-savvy digital citizens. My son, for example, knows what an algorithm is. He knows how to use a Raspberry Pi, and he takes a coding class two days per week. He is seven years old. It’s a brave new world, and school librarians are building it. Read More

How to Be a Great Work-for-Hire Author

work-for-hire authors

By Sara E. Hoffmann, School & Library Series Managing Editor

People often ask me how they can get started as a school & library work-for-hire author—or, once they’ve gotten started, how to ensure they’ll keep on getting projects in the future. They wonder what qualities editors look for when we’re deciding whom to approach with writing assignments. Read More

Open Call: Work-for-Hire Authors [High Interest/Low Reading Level]

Darby Creek call for submission high interest low reading level

By Amy Fitzgerald, Editor 

“Everyone has that struggle subject in school,” says Darby Creek editor Mandi Janikowski.

“For me, it was math. I didn’t get it, didn’t care about it, didn’t want to learn more about it. So while reading has never been a problem for me, I can imagine how struggling and reluctant readers must feel when it’s time to pick out a book in school. That’s what makes working with the Darby Creek imprint one of my favorite things about my job.”

I feel the same way. The main goal of Darby Creek is to create books that appeal to struggling and reluctant readers, giving them an enjoyable reading experience that encourages them to pick up another book.

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