Great Websites for Teachers!

Hello Riverfield Community!

One of the best parts of being a Library-Media Specialist is discovering fabulous, fun and helpful websites. I will post helpful resources related to books, research, technology and teaching here. Happy browsing!

Mr. Schu Reads

Probably my favorite site for discovering books and authors. John Schu also has a fabulous Twitter account @mrschureads. He’s worth a follow.

“Exploring children’s literature through book trailers.”


Colby Sharp, a third grade teacher and avid reader, has a fabulous book blog. He and John Schu host #TitleTalk on Twitter.

The Classroom Bookshelf

“Each Monday, The Classroom Bookshelf posts an entry on a recently published book for children or young adults. Each entry includes three sections: Book Review, Teaching Invitations, and Further Explorations. Our goal is to identify books that can be used in K-8 classrooms in a variety of ways.”

The Uncommon Corps

“Champions of Nonfiction Literature for Children and Young Adults”

I.N.K (last post is Dec. 2015, however there are great resources in the archives)

Interesting Nonfiction for Kids

Orbis Pictus Award

“The NCTE Orbis Pictus Award  was established in 1989 for promoting and recognizing excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children. The name Orbis Pictus, commemorates the work of Johannes Amos Comenius, Orbis Pictus—The World in Pictures(1657), considered to be the first book actually planned for children.”

Robert F. Sibel Medal

“The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois. ALSC administers the award.”


The website I create for the CT CASL conference in October about Digital Citizenship.