Inquiry and the common core : librarians and teachers designing teaching for learning / Violet H. Harada and Sharon Coatney, editors. Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited,  Practicing librarians and library educators demonstrate the power of inquiry to achieve the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and promote school librarians as key partners in implementing this type of critical teaching and learning in K–12 schools.
Integrating young adult literature through the common core standards / Rachel L. Wadham and Jonathan W. Ostenson. / Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC,  This book advocates for a stronger role for young-adult literature in ELA classrooms, compellingly documenting how this body of work meets both the needs of adolescent students and the demands of the common core for complex texts and tasks.
Navigating the information tsunami : engaging research projects that meet the Common Core State Standards, K-5 / edited by Kristin Fontichiaro. Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing, c2013 The implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) calls on educators to refresh and sharpen their skills in reading, writing, math...and research! Expert practitioners in research pedagogy share their best tips and lessons in nearly 20 projects.
Collaborating for inquiry-based learning : school librarians and teachers partner for student achievement / Virginia L. Wallace and Whitney Norwood Husid. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2011.
The creative imperative : school librarians and teachers cultivating curiosity together / Jami Biles Jones and Lori J. Flint, editors / Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC,  New Common Core and state standards demand creative teaching and learning. This book provides a solid, foundational understanding of creativity that enables readers to elicit creative performance from their students.
The handheld library : mobile technology and the librarian / Thomas A. Peters and Lori Bell, editors. / Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013. Covering topics such as mobile reference, eBooks, mobile websites, and QR codes, this book examines the effects of the global mobile revolution on libraries and library users—critical information all librarians need.
Makerspaces : a practical guide for librarians. John J. Burke. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, . A “makerspace” is an area in a library where users can use tools and equipment to design, build, and create all sorts of different things. This practical guide will help librarians develop, budget for, and implement makerspaces; write grant proposals for funding; and understand the mindset behind the maker movement in order to meet patron needs.
Adult learners : professional development and the school librarian / Carl A. Harvey II. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2012. This practical guide clarifies why school librarians need to be part of the professional development process in their schools -- and shows just how to achieve that goal. This book details how to become part of the professional development team in ways that are both relevant and meaningful to the teachers and staff involved.
You have been hired to work with a team to design and build a new toy! Your toy will be marketed across the nation this coming holiday season! This collaborative, hands-on, ELA and STEM-aligned activity fosters team-building, critical thinking, collaborative problem-solving, communication, and social skills. Engaging, fun, proactive learning for back-to-school, half-days, special days . . . or any day! Writing assignments, grading rubrics, and CCSS included!