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New Standards-Based Lessons for the Busy Elementary School Librarian
by Joyce Keeling
February 2024, 165pp, 8 1/2 x 11
1 volume, Libraries Unlimited

Paperback: 978-1-4408-7645-5
$49.95, £39, 44€, A69
Available for purchase 30 days prior to publication.
eBook Available: 978-1-4408-7646-2
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In this book, you’ll find immediately available standards-based lessons for your elementary library.

Helps busy elementary school librarians in the United States understand and apply the new AASL standards in collaboration with science teachers, as well as the Next Generation Science Standards.

This book provides targeted and invaluable help for the busy elementary school librarian and the science teacher as they work together to design and co-teach library-based lessons guided by the Next Generation Science Standards, English Literacy Common Core Standards, and the new AASL Standards.

All standards are cited in easy-to-use reproducible lessons. Energy-packed and interactive lessons are coordinated to common elementary science curricula at the grade level indicated and are also adaptable and usable as template lessons as needed. Necessary handouts and other tools, with current lists of recommended resources, are provided.

Elementary school librarians and classroom teachers as well as curriculum coordinators, elementary reading, social studies, and science instructors will find value in this collection of lessons. The highly rated materials recommended in the resource lists are valuable for aiding librarians in collection development to support new and current standards.


  • Includes easy-to-teach and reproducible elementary lessons
  • Applies new AASL library and science standards
  • Provides current, recommended resources for all lessons
  • Can be adapted to all elementary curricula
Joyce Keeling has been an elementary school librarian for 27 years. She earned her BA in elementary education from Buena Vista University at Storm Lake, her MA in school library from the University of Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls, and her EdS in curriculum and teaching from Northcentral University at Phoenix. She is author of five books that help the school librarian teach various core subjects in collaboration with other elementary teachers.
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