Selected Articles

  • What Are Young Learners Reading? or How Does What They Are Reading Fit in with Building a Community of Readers by Sharron McElmeel (PDF file) Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Librarian Professionals, April 2015 Vol. 42 No. 4.
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by Sharron L. McElmeel (PDF file) Library Sparks. May/Jun2013, Vol. 10 Issue 9, p43-45. 3p. —The article presents activity programs for kindergarten education using the books "Room for the Baby" and "Chicken Man" by Michelle Edwards, which ask students to recycle and reuse things.
  • Brownies and the "Wee People" by Sharron L. McElmeel Library Sparks. Apr2013, Vol. 10 Issue 8, p25-27. 3p. — The article describes a reading activity program for grades 3 to 5 using the book "The Prairie Thief," by Melissa Wiley as reference.
  • America's Royalty by Sharron L. McElmeel. Library Sparks. Mar2013, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p25-27. 3p. This article discusses the life of Sarah Winnemucca, a Native American activist and teacher and offers her biography as discussion topic for U.S. Grades K-3, 4-6 students. The author references Deborah Kogan Ray's "Paiute Princess: The Story of Sarah Winnemucca," in relating significant events in Sarah's life. Also listed are books about achievements of women including "Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World," by Cynthia Chin-Lee and "Vinnie and Abraham," by Dawn Fitzgerald.
  • In the Spotlight Column: by Sharron L. McElmeel. Library Sparks. Feb2013, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p25-27. 3p. — The article reviews the book "Silent Star: The Story of Deaf Major Leaguer William Hoy," by Bill Wise, illustrated by Adam Gustavson.
  • 101 Years of Girl Power by Sharron L. McElmeel. Library Sparks. Jan2013, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p41-43. 3p. — Features Here Comes the Girl Scouts by Shana Corey
  • Celebrating Spring in Winter by Sharron L. McElmeel. Library Sparks. Dec2012, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p42-44. 3p. — he article features "Vivaldi's Four Seasons," by Anna Harwell Celenza, the seventh book in the historical fiction series on musicians that includes a compact disc (CD) of the featured music by the Venice Baroque Orchestra. Aside from presenting further reading on Vivaldi, it also discusses ways of infusing classical music in the classroom including the provision of time for classical music related activities, and use of birthdays or significant dates to introduce information, books and music.
  • In the Spotlight Column: by Sharron L. McElmeel. Library Sparks.Nov2012, p16-18. 3p.— The article focuses on the introduction of soybeans from China to America as a cross-curricular topic for levels K-2 and Grades 3-5. It provides a brief history of the soybean, its introduction to the American colonies in the late 1700s and a summary of the book "Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic," by Ginnie Lo and Beth Lo as a proposed text. It also presents discussion suggestions for the topic "food and tradition," activities for further learning, and a list of suggested references.
  • In the Spotlight Column: by Sharron L. McElmeel. Library Sparks.Oct 2012 p. 48-50 Features: Ladybugs by Gail Gibbons. Holiday House, 2012.
  • Snapshot: 2003: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers and More. by Sharron L. McElmeel. Library Sparks. Aug/Sep2012, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p48-50. 3p. — The article features the book "The Man Who Walked Between the Towers," by Mordicai Gerstein, published in 2003, and presents a sampling of literacy events in the world of children's literature in 2003. For research and writing connections on the book "The Man Who Walked Between the Towers," the author suggests dividing the members of the class into small groups and assigning them one of the recommended research tasks. In 2003, Dori Hillestad Butler sold her first two novels.
  • In the Spotlight: Balloons, Marionettes, and Mobiles by Sharron L. McElmeel. Library Sparks. May/June 2012, Vol 9 Issue 9, p38-41.
    The article profiles Anthony Frederick Sarg, the inspiration of author Melissa Sweet for her book "Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade." It discusses his birth and residence in Guatemala until he reached the age of seven, the transfer of his family to England and Germany including his immigration to New York City where he worked on the display window of Macy's department store. It offers information on the discussions about the puppeteer and the parade.
  • An Artist and His Inspiration by Sharron L. McElmeel.  Library Sparks.  Apr2012, Vol. 9 Issue 8, p48-50. 3p. ;  The article describes an activity program for Grades K-2, 3-5 that  integrates reading with art and teaches concepts about creating visual  parodies. Features the work of Eric Carle and the illustrations of Nicole Rubel.
  •  US History Meets CSI by Sharron L. McElmeel.  Library Sparks.  Mar2012, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p14-16. 3p; A lesson plan for teaching science through a history class for grades  4-5 using the book The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking A  Presidential Icon by Carla Killough McClafferty is presented
  • Families After War by Sharron L. McElmeel.  Library Sparks.  Feb2012, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p45-47. 3p; The article reviews the book "The Luck of the Buttons," by Anne Ylvisaker.
  • The Gold Rush and Other Accidental Discoveries by Sharron L. McElmeel.  Library Sparks.  Dec2011, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p20-23. 4p.; The article focuses on stories of accidental discoveries that changed  the world and presents ideas for related lessons and activities for  teachers. The discoveries include gold in California by James Marshall, chocolate chip cookies by Ruth Wakefield, and the microwave oven by Percy LeBaron Spencer. A review of the book "Gold! Gold from the American River! January 24, 1848: The Day the Gold Rush Began," by Don  Brown is presented. Websites offering more information on the topic are also cited
  • Feeding the World by Sharron L. McElmeel.  Library Sparks.  Nov2011, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p16-18. 3p.;The article presents a lesson plan for primary education that focuses on  the book "The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families," by Susan  L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore
  • In the Spotlight Column: by Sharron L. McElmeel.  Library Sparks.  Oct2011, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p48-50. 3p.;The article presents a lesson plan for grades 3 to 5 which teaches  concepts about personal memories based from the book "Small as an  Elephant," by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
  • Thinking About History by Sharron L. McElmeel.  Library Sparks.  Aug/Sep2011, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p16-18. 3p; The article reviews the book "The Secret of the Sealed Room: A Mystery of Young Benjamin Franklin," by Bailey McDonald.
  • A Gentle Story of Friendship by Sharron L. McElmeel.  Library Sparks.  Apr2011, Vol. 8 Issue 8, p25-27. 3p.; The article presents several lesson plans for primary education which  teaches concepts about making literary connections, establishing  conversations based on books and writing poems, based on various works,  such as "A Sick Day for Amos McGee," by Philip C. Stead, "Goodnight  Moon," by Margaret Wise Brown, and "Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge,"  by Mem Fox
  • Curiosity Brings New Discoveries by Sharron L. McElmeel. Library Sparks. Feb 2011. Volume 8 (6) p. 41-43. The article reviews the book The Secret Cave: Discovering Lascaux, by Emily Arnold McCully. 
  • The Fabled Fifth Graders are Back by Sharron L. McElmeel.  Library Sparks.  Jan2011, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p39-41. 3p.; The article reviews the book "The Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School," by Candace Fleming  
  • The Chiru's Secret by Sharron L. McElmeel.  Library Sparks.  Dec2010, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p47-49. 3p.; The article reviews the book "The Chiru of High Tibet," by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Linda Wingerter
  • Amazing Faces by Sharron L. McElmeel.  Library Sparks Nov2010, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p25-27. 3p.: The article describes an activity program for Grades K to 2 and 3 to 4  which teaches students concepts about racial and cultural diversity and features the book Amazing Faces by Lee Bennett Hopkins and illustrated by Chris Soentpiet (Lee & Low, 2011  
  • The Power of One Book: Saltypie by Sharron L. McElmeel.   Library Sparks.  Oct2010, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p16-18. 3p; The article reviews the book "Saltypie: A Chocktaw Journey from Darkness into Light," by Tim Tingle
  • Column: In the Spotlight by Sharron L. McElmeel.  Library Sparks. Aug/Sep2010, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p45-47. 3p.The article reviews the book "Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer," written by Carol Brendler and illustrated by Ard Hoyt
  • American Similies by Sharron L. McElmeel.  Library Sparks.  Apr2010, Vol. 7 Issue 8, p16-18. 3p; The article focuses on using the book "Muddy As a Puddle and Other  American Similes," by Laurie Lawlor, illustrated by Ethan Long, to teach  elementary school children about similes. Lawlor discusses her  inspiration for the book and says that she hopes readers try to become  more aware of similes and other expressions. The article presents  activities for children to collect expressions and write with similes
  • Sustainable Farming &  Rice, Rice, Rice by Sharron L. McElmeel.  Library Sparks.  Mar2010, Vol. 7 Issue 7, p16-18. 3p.; The article reviews the book "Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life: A Story of Sustainable Farming," by Jan Reynolds.
  • All-Girl Bands: The Jazz and the Big Band Era by Sharron L. McElmeel.  Library Sparks.  Feb2010, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p17-19. 3p.; The article reviews the book "Sweethearts of Rhythm: The Story of the  Greatest All-Girl Swing Band in the World," by Marilyn Nelson
  • Sports, Action, and a Bit of History by Sharron L. McElmeel.  Library Sparks.  Jan2010, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p19-21. 3p.; The article reviews the books "Touchdown Trouble" and "Soccer Team Upset," by Fred Bowen  
  • Chicken and Cat Clean Up by Sharron L. McElmeel.  Library Sparks.  Dec2009, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p6-7. 2p; The article presents a lesson plan for grades one to five in which  students are asked to discuss their reaction to Sara Varon's book  "Chicken and Cat Clean Up
  • Author Central : Roni Schotter -- An Author Who Loves Words by Sharron L. McElmeel.  School Library Media Activities Monthly. May2009, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p35-37. 3p. The article profiles Roni Schotter, an American author from New York.  Considering her childhood days, Schotter is fond of gathering words from  her grandmother, a tailor who later became a writer. It also notes that  in the beginning of her writing career, Schotter started to write  novels for young adults and soon reached back into her childhood to  write picture books  
  • "In the Spotlight: Poetry in the Air." by Sharron L. McElmeel.  Reviews and offers curriculum connections for  The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry by Bill Martin, Jr. and Michael Sampson,  illustrations by various authors (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2008. Library Sparks  (April 2009): pages xx-xx
  • "Author Central: Mary GrandPre-Artist, Storyteller, Author." by Sharron L. McElmeel.  School Library Media Activities Monthly  (March 2009) , Vol. 25 Issue 7, p36-38 , 3p, 1 illustration, 2 bw  
  • McElmeel, Sharron L. "In the Spotlight: Unsung Heroes in History." Reviews and offers curriculum connections for  Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story  by Janet Halfmann, illustrations by Duane Smith (Lee & Low, 2008). ; Library Sparks (March 2009): pages xx-xx
  • McElmeel, Sharron L. "In the Spotlight: Abraham  Lincoln " Bicentennial 1809-2009." Reviews and offers curriculum connections for  The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary  by Candace Fleming (Schwartz & Wade Books, 2008) and other titles about Abraham Lincoln, including  Our Abe Lincoln  by Jim Aylesworth (Scholastic, 2009. Library Sparks  (February 2009).
  • McElmeel, Sharron L. "Author Central: Deborah Hopkinson--Reader and Writer" School Library Media Activities Monthly  (January 2009): Vol. 25, Issue 5. pages 34-36
  • Getting It Right: Historical Fiction or Not? by Sharron L. McElmeel.  Library Media Connection, Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p40-41, 2p.; The article presents a discussion about qualifying a book as historical  fiction. It is noted that books can be classified as historical fiction if it references historical figures and provides information about  historical events. Some books that are considered historical fiction are  "Midwife's Apprentice," by Karen Cushman and "A New Coat for Anna," by Harriet Ziefert   (PDF file)
  • McElmeel, Sharron L. "In the Spotlight: Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out." Reviews and offers curriculum connections for  Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out  by the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance (Candlewick Press, 2008) Library Sparks  (January 2009): pages 41-43  
  • McElmeel, Sharron L. "In the Spotlight:  Go, Go America ." Reviews and offers curriculum connections for  Go, Go America  by Dan Yaccarino (Scholastic, 2008 ;  Library Sparks  (December 2008): pages 53-55  
  • McElmeel, Sharron L. "Author Central: Jim Aylesworth--Author Storyteller Teacher."  School Library Media Activities Monthly  (November 2008) 25:3, pages 35-37; The article profiles Jim Aylesworth, an author, storyteller, and a teacher. According to the article, Jim was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and lives in various states such as Alabama, Indiana, and  Georgia, during his childhood. He graduated high school in Illinois and went to earn his undergraduate degree from Miami University and later had his graduate degree in elementary education from Concordia College.  It reveals that Aylesworth has shared  various good books to first  graders.  
  • McElmeel, Sharron L. "In the Spotlight: The Calder Game." Reviews and offers curriculum connections for The Calder Game by Blue Balliet, illustrations by Brett Helquist (Scholastic, 2008). ; Library Sparks (November 2008): pages 16-19.
  • McElmeel, Sharron L. "Author Central: Colin Bootman." ; School Library Media Activities Monthly (October 2008): pages xx-xx.  
  • McElmeel, Sharron L. "In the Spotlight: Jabberwocky." Reviews and offers curriculum connections for Jabberwocky, reimagined and illustrated by Christopher Myers, text by Lewis Carroll. (Jump at the Sun/Hyperion, 2007). ; Library Sparks (April 2008): pages xx-xx.  
  • McElmeel, Sharron L. "In the Spotlight: Brown Bear, Panda Bear, Polar Bear, and Baby Bear." Reviews and offers curriculum connections for ; Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? ; Illustrated by Eric Carle. (Henry Holt & Company, 2008). ; Library Sparks (February 2008): pages 53-55.
  • Music and Musicians--Researching and Writing by Sharron L. McElmeel. School Library Media Activities Monthly. Jun2008, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p33-35. 3p The article reviews the book "I, Vivaldi," by Janice Shefelman.
  • Poems, Prose, and People Birmingham: 1963 by Sharron L. McElmeel. School  Library Media Activities Monthly. Jun2008, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p33-35. 3p.  The article reviews the book "Birmingham, 1963," by Carole Boston Weatherford.  
  • Paint the Wind--Horses, Survival, Family, and Coming of Age by Sharron L. McElmeel. School Library Media Activities Monthly. Feb2008, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p37-39. 3p The article reviews the book "Paint the Wind," by Pam Munoz Ryan.  
  • Comeback Kids - A series that offers more than sports by Sharron L. McElmeel. School Library Media Activities Monthly. Dec2007, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p35-37. 3p. The article reviews two series of the book "Comeback Kids," by Mike Lupica, including "Hot Hand" and "Two-Minute Drill." 
  • Clementine is NOT a Fruit by Sharron L. McElmeel. School Library Media Activities Monthly. Oct2007, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p33-35. 3p. The article reviews two books by Sara Pennypacker and illustrated by  Marla Frazee, including "Clementine," and "The Talented Clementine."   
  • McElmeel, Sharron L. "In the Spotlight: Books With a Beat." Reviews and offers curriculum connections for ; Banjo Granny and Chicken Joy on Red Beanroad: A Bayou Country Romp ; by Jacqueline Briggs Martin. (Houghton Mifflin). ; Library Sparks (November 2007): pages 45-47.   
  • "Strength  within Adversity." Column: School Library Media Activities Monthly;  Apr 2007, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p39-41. The article reviews the book "A Place Where Sunflowers Grow,"   by Amy Lee-Tai and illustrated by Felicia Hoshino.  
  • "Glimpses of the Past through Literature and Story Telling. "     Column:  School Library Media Activities Monthly by   Sharron L. McElmeel .   Dec2006, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p38-40  , 3p. ; Features:  "Christmas in the Trenches," by John McCutcheon, "Hiding From the  Nazis," by David A. Adler and "Prairie Christmas," by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk.
  •  "Philanthropists: People Who Make a Difference";   Column:  School Library Media Activities Monthly  by   Sharron L. McElmeel ;  Feb2007, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p36-38  , 3p ; ; Features:  The article offers information about philanthropist Julius Rosenwald  based on the book "Dear Mr. Rosenwald," by Carole Boston Weatherford.  Resources for background information about Rosenwald's foundation and  the Rosenwald schools are cited. Several books about relatively unknown individuals who have made significant contributions and provide  inspiration and models for positive character traits are described. It suggests several activities to culminate the focus on people who make a difference.
  • "Ice Cream: The Full Scoop." Column: In the Spotlight by Sharron L. McElmeel. ;  Library Sparks . ; December 2006.
  • "Jackie's Bat." Column: In the Spotlight by Sharron L. McElmeel. ;  Library Sparks . ; November 2006
  • "Take a Tour of America. "     Column:  School Library Media Activities Monthly by  Sharron L.  McElmeel. Oct2006, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p37-39 , 3p. ; Features:  "Tour America: A Journey Through Poems and Art," by Diane Siebert  
  • The Boy Who Loved Words." Column: In the Spotlight by Sharron L. McElmeel.Library Sparks; October 2006  
  • The Adventures of Edward Tulane."; Column: In the Spotlight by Sharron L. McElmeel;  Library Sparks; August/September 2006.
  • Award Books--Making Connections to Curriculum and Standards by Sharron L. McElmeel; School Library Media Activities Monthly.  Jun2006, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p33-35, 3p.
  • Column: The Book Bag by Sharron L. McElmeel; Presents information on several children's books that are included in  the 2006 Notable Book List of the American Library Association. Theme of Norton Juster's book "The Hello, Goodbye Window"; Poetry forms that are discussed by Paul B. Janecko in his collection "A Kick in the Head:  An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms"; Information on Marisabina Russo's  "Always Remember Me: How One Family Survived World War II.
  • "Change Your World @ your library by Sharron L. McElmeel; School Library Media Activities Monthly , Apr2006, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p34-36, 3p;
  • Column: The Book Bag --Features: Several books for libraries. "Aunt Chip and the Triple Creek Dam Affair," by Patricia Polacco; "My Librarian Is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World," by Margrite Ruurs; "The Greatest  Potatoes," by Penelope Stowell.
    Caldecotts. by Sharron L. McElmeel;   School Library Media Activities Monthly , Feb2006, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p35-37, 3p;
  • Column: The Book Bag by Sharron L. McElmeel;  Features:  Classroom activity comparing the plots and  literary style of books which are recipient of the 2005 Caldecott Award  from the American Library Association including the "Kitten's First  Full Moon," by Kevin Henkes, "The Red Book," by Barbara Lehman and  "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale," by Mo Willems.      
  • Stumptown Kid. School Library Media Activities Monthly , Dec2005, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p35-37, 3p;  Column: The Book Bag by Sharron L. McElmeel
  • Good Intentions Are Not Enough by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library  Media Connection. ; November/December 2004, ; Vol. 23. No. 3. ; p. 28-9.
  • Author Profile: Mary Casanova by Sharron L. McElmeel in Book Report May/June 2002, Vol. 21, Issue 1, p. 40-41. 
  • Author Profile: Cynthia Leitich Smith by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk March/April 2002, Vol. 15, Issue 2, p. 30-41 .
  • Author Profile: Judy Sierra  by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk May/June 2002, Vol. 15, Issue 3, p. 20-21 .
  • Author Profile: David McPhail by Sharron L.. McElmeel in Library Talk, ; Jan/Feb2002,  Vol. 15,  Issue 1  
  • "Beyond Reporting: History Showcased on the Web" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk November/December 2001, Vol. 14, Issue 5, p.16-17.
  • Kids Search: Social Studies Research and Local Resources  by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk November/December 2001, Vol. 14, Issue 5, p.14-15.
  • Illustrator Profile: James Ransome by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk May/June 2001, Vol. 14, Issue 3, p.xx-xx.
  • Author Profile: Walter Dean Myers  by Sharron L. McElmeel in Book Report January/February 2001, Vol. 20, Issue 2, p.42-45.
  • "Raising Readers: 21 Steps" in Library Talk March/April 2001, Vol. 14, Issue 2, p.xx-xx
  • Author Profile: Fred Bowen  by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk January/February 2001, Vol. 14, Issue 1, p.xx-xx .  
  • Author Profile: Franny Billingsley  by Sharron L. McElmeel in Book Report January/February 2000, Vol. 19, Issue 4, p.xx-xx .
  • Author Profile: Nancy Werlin by Sharron L. McElmeel in Book Report November/December 2000, Vol. 19, Issue 3, p.xx-xx .
  • Author Profile: Nicole Rubel by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk November/December 2000, Vol. 13, Issue 5, p.xx-xx.
  • "Entering the World of Informational Books with Young Readers" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk September/October 2000, Vol. 13, Issue 4, p.32-34.
  • "Cool Stuff on the Web: Ben Franklin on Government and Politics" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk September/October 2000, Vol. 13, Issue 4, p.32-34.
  • "Cool Stuff on the Web: Reading Actively on the Web" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk March/April 2000, Vol. 13, Issue 2, p.33-36.  
  • Author Profile: Jane Kurtz: Reflecting Home Places  by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk March/April 2000, Vol. 13, Issue 2, p.24-26.
  • Author Profile: Mary Azarian-- Woodcut Artist" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk January/February 2000, Vol. 13, Issue 1, p.18-19.
  • Author Profile: An Award Winning Author: Louis Sachar by Sharron L. McElmeel in Book Report January/February 2000, Vol. 18, Issue 4, p.46-47.
  • "Cool Stuff on the Web: Kids Searching the WWW" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Book Report November/December 1999, Vol. 18, Issue 3, p.54, 56.
  • Author Profile: Patricia McKissack: Wordsmith and Avid Reader by Sharron L. McElmeel in Book Report November/December 1999, Vol. 18, Issue 3, p.36-37
  • "Cool Stuff on the Web:  Friendly Sites" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk September/October 99, Vol. 12, Issue 4, p. 37.
  • "Cool Stuff on the Web: Newspapers in Education" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk March/April 99, Vol. 12, Issue 2, p. 31-32.
  • Author Profile: Roland Smith: A Profile of an Eco-Adventure Writer by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk March/April 99, Vol. 12, Issue 2, p. 6.
  • "Connecting Literature with WWW Sites" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Book Report Jan/Feb 99, Vol. 17, Issue 4, p. 30, 32-34.
  • Author Profile: Deborah Hopkinson  by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk Nov/Dec 98, Vol. 11, Issue 5, p. 20-21.
  • Author & Illustrator Profile: Harriet Peck Taylor by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk Nov/Dec 98, Vol. 10, Issue 5, p. 18-19.
  • "Cool Stuff on the Net: Using the Web to Motivate Reading" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk September/October 98, Vol. 11, Issue 4, p. 34-35.
  • "Logging On" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Technology Connection May/June 98, Vol. 5, Issue 3, p. 6
  • Author & Illustrator Profile: The Pinkneys  by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk May/June 98, Vol. 11, Issue 3, p. 16-19.
  • "Cool Stuff on the Net: Publishers Help Create Curriculum Connections" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk May/June 98, Vol. 11, Issue 3, p. 10-11. 
  • Joan Lowery Nixon by  Sharron L. McElmeel in Book Report Jan/Feb 98, Vol. 16, Issue 4, p 26-28.
  • "Gateways to the Internet: Getting Connected to Curriculum Sites" by Sharron L. McElmeel in
    Book Report Jan/Feb 98, Vol. 16, Issue 4, p 21-22.
  • Author Profile: Gloria Skurzynski  by Sharron L. McElmeel in Book Report Nov/Dec 97, Vol. 16, Issue 3, p. 25-27.
  • "Technology Tricks: Eleven Ways to Lure Others Into Technology Use" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Technology Connection November 97, Vol. 4, Issue 6, p. 14 -15.
  • "A Research Project Filled With Real World Technology" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Technology Connection April 97, Vol. 4, Issue 2, p. 13-15.
  • "Vote for the 100 Most Important Authors in Young Adult Literature" by Sharron L. McElmeel and Lin Buswell in Book Report, Mar/Apr 97, Vol. 15, Issue 5, p 23+.  Results reported in "Readers' Choice: The Most Important Authors of Books for Young Adults" in Book Report,
    Jan/Feb 98, Vol. 16, Issue 4, p 23+.
  • "Vote for the 100 Most Important Authors and Illustrators in Children's Literature" by Sharron L. McElmeel and Lin Buswell in Library Talk, Mar/Apr 97, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p 9+.  Results reported in "Readers' Choice: The Most Important Authors of Books for Children" in Library Talk,
    Jan/Feb 98, Vol. 11, Issue 1, p ___.
  • A New Section for Beginning Readers: J for Junior Nonfiction</a>" by Sharron L. McElmeel in
    Library Talk, Jan/Feb 97, Vol. 10, Issue 1, p 7
  • Poet Profile: Shel Silverstein  by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk, Jan/Feb 97, Vol. 10,
    Issue 1, p 16-17.
  • "Internet Books and Videos" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Technology Connection, Dec. 96, Vol. 3,
    Issue 8, p. 12
  • Author & Illustrator Profile: Shonto Begay by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk, Nov/Dec 96, Vol. 9, Issue 5, p 14
  • Author Profile: Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier</a>" by Sharron L. McElmeel
    in Book Report, Sep/Oct 96, Vol. 15, Issue 2,
    p 28+.  Includes:  "Teaching History with Fiction."
  • Where Do Writers Get Their Ideas? by Sharron L. McElmeel in Book Report, Sep/Oct 96, Vol 15, Issue 2, p 33.
  • "The Newbery and Caldecott Awards" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk, May/Jun 96, Vol. 9, Issue 3, p 8+.
  • "Logging On" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Technology Connection, Apr 96, Vol. 3, Issue 2, p 7+.
  • Author Profile: Carol Gorman  by Sharron L. McElmeel in Book Report, Mar/Apr 96, Vol. 14, Issue 5, p 22+.
  • Author & Illustrator Profile:  Tololwa M. Mollel" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk, Mar/Apr 96, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p 16.
  • "A Well-Stocked Cupboard for Parents" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk, Jan/Feb 96, Vol. 9, Issue 1, p 1+
  • "Reflecting Diverse Cultures--Biographies in the Library" by Sharron L.
    McElmeel, Library Talk, Nov/Dec 95, Vol 8, Issue 5, p 9+.
  • "Author Profile:  Jacqueline Briggs Martin" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk, Nov/Dec 95, Vol. 8, Issue 5, p 19+.
  • Adventuring Online" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk, Sep/Oct 95, Vol. 8, Issue 4, p 7
  • "Making the Most of an Author's Visit" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk,  May/Jun 95, Vol. 8, Issue 3, p 5, 7; reprinted from Book Report,  May/Jun 94, Vol. 13, Issue 1, p 23+. Available on the Web at the Sagebrush Learning site
  • "Author & Illustrator Profile: David Wisniewski" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk, Mar/Apr 95, Vol. 8, Issue 2, p 16+.
  • "The Librarian's Role in the Whole Language Classroom" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk, Jan/Feb 95, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p 5+.
  • "Maximizing the Value of Online Services" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Technology
    Connection,  Jan 95, Vol. 1, Issue 6, p 1+
  • "Fitting the Puzzle Pieces Together:  Blending Social Studies with Literature" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk, Nov/Dec 94, Vol. 7, Issue 5, p 9+.
  • "Author Profile:  Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk, Nov/Dec 94, Vol. 7, Issue 5, p 20+.
  • "Introducing Brian Pinkney: 1994 Iowa Reading Journal Cover Artist" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Iowa Reading Journal October 94, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p. 2-4.
  • "Author & Illustrator Profile:  Craig Brown" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk,  Mar/Apr 94, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p 15+.
  • "Toward a Real Multiculturalism" by Sharron L. McElmeel in School Library Journal,  Nov 93, Vol. 39, Issue 11, p 50.
  • "Finding Books That Reflect Diversity" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk, Nov/Dec 93, Vol. 6, Issue 6, p 1+
  • "Author & Illustrator Profile: Karla Kuskin." by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk, September/October 93, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p 17-19.
  • "Welcome to an Automated Library." by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk, September/October 93, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p 1, 5, 11-12.
  • "Author Profile: Bruce Coville." by Sharron L. McElmeel in Library Talk, Jan/Feb 93, Vol. 6, Issue 1, p 14-16.
  • "Introducing Leo and Diane Dillon: 1992 Iowa Reading Journal Cover Artists" by Sharron L. McElmeel in Iowa Reading Journal May 92, Vol. 5, Issue 1, p. 1-3.
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