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November 28, 2014

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Bilingual and Spanish-language titles that celebrate family ties | Libro por libro

Give thanks and celebrate family this season with these warm tales in Spanish and English.

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Tennessee School District’s Tech Policy Blocks Students’ Constitutional Rights, ACLU Says

A Tennessee parent and the ACLU claim that a school district’s tech policy, which students much sign to participate in activities on campus computers, violates free speech and compromises student privacy.

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November Starred Reviews

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Alakija, Polly. Counting Chickens. illus. by Polly Alakija. 32p. Frances Lincoln/Janetta Otter-Barry Bks. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781847804372.

PreS-Gr 2 –Tobi may have the finest hen in the village, but his friends’ animals are all having babies, while Tobi’s chicken only lays eggs. As days pass, Aduke’s four kittens, Dapo’s six piglets, and other animals grow [...]

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#GiveaBook: Penguin Random House to Launch Book Donation Campaign with Save the Children

Penguin Random House (PRH) is slated to launch the #GiveaBook campaign on November 29. For every use of the hashtag #GiveaBook on Facebook and Twitter before December 25, PRH will donate a book to Save the Children.




In 2014, more than 250 titles received an SLJ star; after much passionate discussion,
70 were selected by the review editors as the very best of the best.
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Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder.

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Bilingual and Spanish-language titles that celebrate family ties | Libro por libro

Give thanks and celebrate family this season with these warm tales in Spanish and English.

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#GiveaBook: Penguin Random House to Launch Book Donation Campaign with Save the Children

Penguin Random House (PRH) is slated to launch the #GiveaBook campaign on November 29. For every use of the hashtag #GiveaBook on Facebook and Twitter before December 25, PRH will donate a book to Save the Children.

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Capstone Launches PebbleGo Next

Capstone Publishing launched the PebbleGo Next database module on November 24. Find out how to sign up for your free trial.

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Change Makers at the SLJ Leadership Summit

Key conversations and presentations at the SLJ Leadership Summit, this past October, centered on school media specialists’ changing roles, how to use tech to meet 21st-century learning goals, and the importance of reaching all readers and learners.

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Ivan, Clara, and the Freedom Tree: History in Picture Books │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

How did Clara Barton, Benjamin Franklin, Ivan the gorilla, and others evolve from ordinary characters to historical superstars? Find out their backstories, and other chronicled events of times past, in these titles selected by the editors at Junior Library Guild.

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Q & A with ‘A Moose Boosh’ Author Eric-Shabazz Larkin

Just in time for the holidays, SLJ talks to author Eric-Shabazz Larkin about his authorial debut A Moose Boosh, an imaginative collection of poems to do with food, accompanied by lively illustrations.

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Feeding Minds and Bodies: Libraries, Nonprofits, and Authors Offer Food Education

Libraries, authors, and world-famous chefs, including Chez Panisse’s Alice Waters, are stepping in to ensure that children and teens are food literate, from providing food itself to incorporating lessons on nutrition, food sourcing, and gardening into curriculum and literature.

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Ebooks are here to stay, and the offerings geared toward young children expand every day. Still, the debate about their use among early learners rages on. What is the case for and against ebooks in supporting early literacy? And what about screen time? Two sides weigh in.


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Lerner Publishing Group Spring 2015 Librarian Preview Webinar

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Get a sneak peek at Lerner’s nonfiction, middle grade and YA fiction, graphic novels, and picture books for grades K–12 coming this spring. Plus, learn about new digital offerings, as well as supports for Common Core State Standards, and free teaching guides, reader’s discussion guides, classroom activities, and websites that make lesson planning easy.
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Integrating eBooks into Library Instruction

Thursday, December 4th, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
Hear from three educators from across the country about how they are integrating eBooks into their library. Taking advantage of Capstone Interactive’s unique features, such as simultaneous access and read-aloud natural-voice audio, these librarians provide real-life examples of how Capstone Interactive eBooks effectively address the diverse needs of their students.
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Common x 3 (Public, Academic, School): Designing next generation gathering and learning spaces for libraries of every type

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us on November 18th for our “Commons x 3” webcast, and you’ll get to hear from a panel of expert architects as they explain critical elements of creating a successful commons space in a wide variety of environments while showing you some of the best examples of “uncommon commons” out there today.
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Pictures of the Week

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Pictures of the Week: The 2014 National Book Awards Ceremony

Ursula Le Guin is honored at the National Books Awards ceremony on November 19 and steals the show with her speech.

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