By Anna Starecheski

Earlier this month, we asked you to join our social media community and share your special moments with Storyworks or Storyworks Jr. All I can say is WOW! It's been such a pleasure seeing your #MyStoryworksMoment tweets, sharing our own, and talking with you! Here are just a few of our favorites...

By Allison Friedman

Storyworks’s February Nonfiction feature tells the gripping story of the Apollo 13 disaster, a mid-flight explosion that thrust three astronauts into a desperate fight for survival. We’re willing to bet that the story had your students on the edge of their seats—and left them in a frenzy of enthusiasm for all things outer space...

By Kara Corridan

We've been getting a great response to "What Makes Charlie Awesome?" in the February issue of Storyworks Jr., a story about a boy whose physical difference--hands with one finger each--is by far the least remarkable thing about him. We'd hoped it would serve as a wonderful opportunity to teach acceptance and empathy, and according to the teachers we've heard from, that's exactly what it's done. 

By Allison Friedman

If there’s one online resource our teachers can’t get enough of, it’s videos. The most consistent piece of feedback we hear about them is “more, please!” I’ve been working on Storyworks videos for 3 years now, and can honestly say that we love producing them as much as you and your students love watching them. But believe it or not, putting together a 5-minute video is no small feat...

By Kara Corridan

Happy Valentine's Day, teachers! You inspire us every day, and we're in constant awe of all that you do. With that in mind, here are just a few of the reasons we love you...

By Emily Hayden

Editor's note: Emily Hayden is a Literacy Specialist for students in grades 1-4 in Kenilworth, IL. The Storyworks Ideabook crew were thrilled when she reached out to Lauren Tarshis with such a brilliant, doable point of view lesson. This is the type of email we love getting and sharing - which is exactly why the Storyworks Ideabook was born. Her lesson included everything we love: (1) A simple-to-try idea that can work with many stories, (2) a delightful opportunity for engaging classroom discussion about reading, (3) arts and crafts...