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The Random School House The official Random House Children's Books page created for teachers and librarians.

Welcome to the Random School House, the official page for teachers and librarians from Random House Children's Books! Here you will find great downloadable resources, including reading group guides , educator guides, and activities, for your classroom and library, resources for teen reading groups, and information about author visits and appearances. To learn more about us visit www.randomhouse.com/teachers and follow us on Twitter @RHCBEducators

AVAILABLE TODAY! The highly anticipated debut from Rory Power, WILDER GIRLS. Are you ready?This is a feminist Lord of th...
07/09/2019

AVAILABLE TODAY! The highly anticipated debut from Rory Power, WILDER GIRLS. Are you ready?

This is a feminist Lord of the Flies, a perfect teach alike, or supplemental text to hand students reading the classic in the classroom. For a FREE full guide on how to use WILDER GIRLS as a supplemental text, and other recommendations, click here:
bit.ly/2XMf36g

07/08/2019
Read with Pride!
06/29/2019

Read with Pride!

Happy Pride Month to our followers! Here's to all of the ongoing, latest, and upcoming children's books featuring LGBTQ+ characters. 🌈 🏳️‍🌈#Stonewall50
Julián is a Mermaid
A Tale of Two Daddios
Pink Is For Boys
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag
From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea
Jerome By Heart
This Day In June
When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community

Hey Philadelphia librarians, teachers, and friends! Check out this exciting event with Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pop...
06/13/2019
Events: Mary Pope Osborne | Magic Tree House: To the Future, Ben Franklin! with Natalie Pope Boyce

Hey Philadelphia librarians, teachers, and friends! Check out this exciting event with Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce! It's a great summer activity involving reading and authors that you won't want to miss.

Tickets on sale Tuesday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. Mary Pope Osborne is the prolific author of the beloved Magic Tree House series of childrens books. Featuring time-traveling brother and sister Jack and Annie, the wildly popular books have been translated into nearly three dozen languages and have sol...

The Random School House's cover photo
06/13/2019

The Random School House's cover photo

All month long, we celebrate #Pride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Visit our Pinterest board to rea...
06/06/2019
PRIDE

All month long, we celebrate #Pride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Visit our Pinterest board to read LGBTQ+ titles! #booknerdpride
https://www.pinterest.com/randomhousekids/pride/

Discover recipes, home ideas, style inspiration and other ideas to try.

Attention librarians! Dr. Seuss's word challenge is happening NOW! Host a Dr. Seuss Word Challenge in your library!For F...
06/04/2019
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Attention librarians! Dr. Seuss's word challenge is happening NOW! Host a Dr. Seuss Word Challenge in your library!

For FREE resources and more info click here: bit.ly/2JVsUAK

HuffPost
06/02/2019
HuffPost

HuffPost

These books introduce kids to gender fluidity, LGBTQ icons and more.

Olugbemisola Amusashonubi-Perkovich shares how THE HERO NEXT DOOR came together in this interview with Kirkus Reviews. W...
05/28/2019

Olugbemisola Amusashonubi-Perkovich shares how THE HERO NEXT DOOR came together in this interview with Kirkus Reviews. We can't resist that lineup of authors writing short stories about the everyday hero! 😍

"[The point of the anthology is to] move away from the concept of a 'hero' as an individual who is 'more than' and toward the idea that we can find extraordinary levels of courage and love in the ordinary things that we do."

Check out this amazing interview with Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich about our next new middle-grade anthology THE HERO NEXT DOOR, out July 30! https://bit.ly/2QpyrQG

Special announcement! We are so excited!🎉
05/22/2019

Special announcement! We are so excited!🎉

We are so excited to announce “Kiki & Jax,” a new picture book co-written by Marie Kondo and illustrated by Salina Yoon. Kiki and Jax will inspire children and families to tidy and embrace joy! On sale November 5th, but available to pre-order today wherever books are sold! http://bit.ly/2wgOx5y

"What happens when a community decides to tackle some of the most complex issues of our time?" Kayla, a 7th-grade studen...
05/15/2019
Baltimore Student Reflects on Reading DEAR MARTIN | Penguin Random House Common Reads

"What happens when a community decides to tackle some of the most complex issues of our time?" Kayla, a 7th-grade student in Baltimore City Public Schools, reflects on reading DEAR MARTIN and meeting author Nic Stone during the #OneBookBaltimore program.
http://bit.ly/OneBookBaltimore

By Kayla, 7th-grade student, City Springs Elementary/Middle School What happens when a community decides to tackle some of the most complex issues of our time? What happens when we decide to stare racism and police brutality in the face and seek to find ways to overcome it? We came together as a cit...

Happy #BookBirthday to PLANET EARTH IS BLUE by Nicole Panteleakos!Twelve-year-old Nova is eagerly awaiting the launch of...
05/14/2019
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Happy #BookBirthday to PLANET EARTH IS BLUE by Nicole Panteleakos!

Twelve-year-old Nova is eagerly awaiting the launch of the space shuttle Challenger--it's the first time a teacher is going into space, and kids across America will watch the event on live TV in their classrooms. Nova and her big sister, Bridget, share a love of astronomy and the space program. They planned to watch the launch together. But Bridget has disappeared, and Nova is in a new foster home.

While foster families and teachers dismiss Nova as severely autistic and nonverbal, Bridget understands how intelligent and special Nova is, and all that she can't express. As the liftoff draws closer, Nova's new foster family and teachers begin to see her potential, and for the first time, she is making friends without Bridget. But every day, she's counting down to the launch, and to the moment when she'll see Bridget again. Because Bridget said, "No matter what, I'll be there. I promise."

Download the guide to use with your students!

https://images.randomhouse.com/promo_image/9780525646570_5733.pdf

We Need Diverse Books
05/13/2019

We Need Diverse Books

‪FRESH INK was included in The Random School House guide to pairing YA novels with classics in the classroom! The guide offers resources on YA novels in literature circles, independent reading projects, as whole-class supplemental texts, and as book recommendations for students.‬

Our Friday just got even better! IT WASN'T ME, SHE MADE A MONSTER, and THERE'S A DRAGON IN YOUR BOOK are on the #Childre...
05/10/2019

Our Friday just got even better! IT WASN'T ME, SHE MADE A MONSTER, and THERE'S A DRAGON IN YOUR BOOK are on the #ChildrensChoice2019 list! Thank you, International Literacy Association and The Children's Book Council! https://t.co/hSYRhd3LVG

Request this fabulous Lemoncello bulletin board kit form us by emailing slmarket@randomhouse.com with your name and addr...
05/09/2019

Request this fabulous Lemoncello bulletin board kit form us by emailing [email protected] with your name and address!

Presenting: MR. LEMONCELLO’S BRILLIANT BULLETIN BOARD KIT

Attention Educators! Random House is now offering FREE (while supplies last, as they say on TV) copies of a brand new and super fun Lemoncello Series Bulletin Board Kit, complete with eye-popping posters and rebus activities! Just e-mail [email protected] to request a kit and be sure to include your name and mailing address.

We can’t wait. Mark your calendars!
05/04/2019

We can’t wait. Mark your calendars!

Exciting News! Children’s author and 2010 Newbery Medalist, Rebecca Stead, has been announced as the 2020 Zena Sutherland Lecturer.

Save the Date: May 1, 2020 at the Chicago Public Library. Rebecca’s appearance sponsored by Random House Children’s Books.

Next week is #TeacherAppreciationWeek! Enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win a set of books with exceptional teacher...
05/03/2019

Next week is #TeacherAppreciationWeek! Enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win a set of books with exceptional teachers, just like you! >> http://bit.ly/2VcOW82

May is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth! It's the perfect time to engage in discussions that destigmatize mental health issue...
05/01/2019

May is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth! It's the perfect time to engage in discussions that destigmatize mental health issues. What a better way than reading and writing?

Kathleen Glasgow, the author of HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE DARK and GIRL IN PIECES, has a few tips for you. "Kids need a toolkit for grief." Check out her essay! >> http://bit.ly/2GMSeFg

Children's Book Week begins today! We are celebrating all kinds of books, including graphic novels. Download this FREE 2...
04/29/2019

Children's Book Week begins today! We are celebrating all kinds of books, including graphic novels.

Download this FREE 2019 Children’s Book Week Comics Activity Kit featuring Chad Sell and Judd Winick. Young readers will love completing the panels from some of their favorite graphic novels!

Get it here: https://bit.ly/2YdYqOr #BookWeek100

Colby Sharp, Creator interviews Jess Keating Books for School Library Journal's The Yarn!
04/23/2019
The One Where Jess Keating Tells a Joke

Colby Sharp, Creator interviews Jess Keating Books for School Library Journal's The Yarn!

Colby: I had a blast interviewing Jess Keating for this episode of The Yarn. Her World of Weird Animal series is fantastic. I hope you enjoy listening to the episode as much as I enjoyed producing it.

04/23/2019
Savvy ASL

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Can you guess where I am going?

Thank you Lynne Kelly for the book!

Be sure to follow @SavvyASL on Instagram for her exploration stories!

Happy Earth Day! 🌳 Today is the perfect day to discuss stewardship of our natural resources with students. Here are s...
04/22/2019

Happy Earth Day! 🌳

Today is the perfect day to discuss stewardship of our natural resources with students. Here are some environment-focused Seuss titles to share with students, PLUS check out our Seuss in the Classroom guide for more resources on this topic: http://bit.ly/2FRzXWP

"Kate’s neighbor at the top of the hill has a wind problem, leaving his home in bad shape. Good thing Kate has an Eart...
04/15/2019
Brightly Storytime: Kate Who Tamed the Wind | Read-Aloud Videos

"Kate’s neighbor at the top of the hill has a wind problem, leaving his home in bad shape. Good thing Kate has an Earth-friendly solution to taming the wind!"

KATE, WHO TAMED THE WIND is the perfect #EarthDay2019 storytime book, and Brightly Storytime is here to read it to you!

https://www.readbrightly.com/brightly-storytime-kate-who-tamed-the-wind/

Read along with Kate, Who Tamed the Wind, a rhythmic read-aloud about the role trees play in our lives and the importance of caring for the world we live in.

Sweeps alert! @PRHAudio & @BOTLibrary with @OutofPrintTees are celebrating the release of The Phantom Tollbooth audioboo...
04/10/2019

Sweeps alert! @PRHAudio & @BOTLibrary with @OutofPrintTees are celebrating the release of The Phantom Tollbooth audiobook (read by Rainn Wilson with an intro read by author Norton Juster)
Enter to win the specially-curated #PhantomTollbooth prize pack now: bit.ly/2uOpaaU

Which authors will win the coveted Vantastic trophy of knowledge?? Find out Monday 4/15, 9PM as your favorites compete. ...
04/08/2019

Which authors will win the coveted Vantastic trophy of knowledge?? Find out Monday 4/15, 9PM as your favorites compete. Shelley Johannes, Jennifer Ziegler, Carmen Oliver, Stacy McAmulty, Chris Barton, Jeff Anderson, Lesa Cline-Ransome, Andrew Smith, Tom Angleburger and Jo Whittemore will show their skills. Best part? You get to be the judge! Join us Monday night at 9 at the Austin Convention Center level 4 room 19A as Austin Public Library and TLA after hours presents Van’s Game of Games!!

04/04/2019
Matthew Gray Gubler Loves Teachers and Librarians | Rumple Buttercup

matthew gray gubler (as official as it gets)! introduces teachers and librarians to his new book, RUMPLE BUTTERCUP: A STORY OF BANANAS, BELONGING, AND BEING YOURSELF, a great choice for Social Emotional Learning lists!
https://youtu.be/rXaBhVVpDvk

Matthew Gray Gubler introduces teachers and librarians to his new book, RUMPLE BUTTERCUP: A STORY OF BANANAS, BELONGING, AND BEING YOURSELF, a great choice f...

Monthly recommendations from the School & Library team at Random House Children's Books
04/03/2019

Monthly recommendations from the School & Library team at Random House Children's Books

Monthly recommendations from the School & Library team at Random House Children's Books
04/03/2019

Monthly recommendations from the School & Library team at Random House Children's Books

If you haven't read the stunning WHAT IS GIVEN FROM THE HEART yet, you will want to. Don't take our word for it. Here ar...
04/03/2019

If you haven't read the stunning WHAT IS GIVEN FROM THE HEART yet, you will want to. Don't take our word for it. Here are four starred reviews to make up your mind.

⭐️The full faces of the characters and the muted palette and spare backgrounds reflect the dignity and joy to be found within black culture and community life even in lean times. A sweet story, one of the legendary McKissack's last, enhanced by delectable art from a prodigious new talent. - Kirkus, Starred

⭐️This final book by the late McKissack (Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout) showcases the legendary author’s signature lyricism in full force and receives a stunning, aesthetically ambitious interpretation by Harrison, a fine artist making her picture book debut. - Publisher's Weekly, Starred

⭐️This story of the joy of giving despite one’s own needs is a must-have for group discussions of empathy. A treasure from a marvelous storyteller. - School Library Journal, Starred

⭐️What Is Given from the Heart is a loving tribute to collective work, responsibility and the joy that comes from giving freely from the heart. - Shelf Awareness, Starred

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