Books for Black History Month

Join Penguin Random House Education in celebrating the contributions of Black authors and illustrators. In honor of Black History Month in February, we are highlighting essential fiction and nonfiction to be shared and discussed by students and teachers alike. Black History Month – Elementary Explore additional books by Black creators that will educate, empower, and

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PRH Education Translanguaging Collections

Translanguaging is a communicative practice of bilinguals and multilinguals, that is, it is a practice whereby bilinguals and multilinguals use their entire linguistic repertoire to communicate and make meaning (García, 2009; García, Ibarra Johnson, & Seltzer, 2017)   It is through that lens that we have partnered with teacher educators and bilingual education experts, Drs.

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PRH Education Classroom Libraries

“Books are a students’ passport to entering and actively participating in a global society with the empathy, compassion, and knowledge it takes to become the problem solvers the world needs.” –Laura Robb   Research shows that reading and literacy directly impacts students’ academic success and personal growth. To help promote the importance of daily independent

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Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 120th Birthday!

To kick-off National Reading Month this March, we’re celebrating Dr. Seuss’s 120th Birthday by introducing young readers to new authors! Join March 4th-8th for a week of new videos, classroom activities, and more. Download the free educators’ guide and register here for a chance to win one of 400 Dr. Seuss Birthday Educator Kits. Browse

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Books for Summer Reading

Reading over the summer months helps students foster a love for independent reading and keeps their literacy skills strong. We’ve curated collections of fiction and nonfiction books including inspiring life stories, action-packed adventures, graphic novels, and more to give students the opportunity to recharge after a busy school year and read for fun. Browse our

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Books for International Day of Women and Girls in Science

For International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th, we are sharing books about women who have influenced and contributed to the STEM fields, that we hope will inspire students to explore scientific learning. Find our full collection of titles here: Women and Girls in Science   Other Resources: Books on Climate

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Congratulations to our 2024 ALA Award Winners & Honorees

The American Library Association (ALA) announced their 2024 literary award winners and honorees during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience. Below you can find a selection of Penguin Random House titles that were among the winners.   Explore the collection of award winners and honorees here.   ALSC Children’s Literature Lecture Award  Different Kinds of Fruit

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Penguin Random House Open License Online Story Time and Classroom Read-Aloud Videos and Live Events

As of July 1st, 2023, Penguin Random House’s Open License program ended, but we have a new program to better serve students, educators, and librarians, keeping many of the elements and ease of requesting permission to record and share read-aloud and story time events. Shaped by educator and librarian feedback from over the past two

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How decodable books can support language comprehension

Scarborough’s Reading Rope is a wonderful theoretical framework for describing the complexity of reading and what we need to teach children in order to become fluent readers who can comprehend a text successfully. Decoding is on one branch of the rope, and language comprehension is on the other branch. These become increasingly intertwined as children

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FROM THE PAGE: An Excerpt from Where’s Joon?

Where’s Joon? is the highly anticipated sequel to Where’s Halmoni?, the bestselling, award-winning debut by Julie Kim. In this graphic novel picture book, Julie Kim beckons readers once again into a colorful, fantastical world filled with “jaw-dropping art” (School Library Journal), plenty of humor, and multilayered storytelling that illuminates the immigrant experience of traversing two worlds, both cultural and generational.

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First-Ever DR. SEUSS Graphic Novels to Launch in Spring 2024

In 2024, Random House Graphic, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, together with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, will publish the first-ever line of graphic novels starring classic Dr. Seuss characters in all-new stories. The inaugural Dr. Seuss graphic novel program list features three chapter book series penned by premier comic book creators, each starring an iconic Dr. Seuss

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How to Start an All-School Reading Program: A Resource to Engage Students, Staff, and Families

Are you interested in bringing your entire school community together for a shared literacy event? If your answer is “YES!,” an all-school reading program— appropriate for K-12 levels—is an exciting and engaging experience to consider. During an all-school reading event, all staff and students receive a copy of the same book and read it simultaneously

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