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September 3, 2015

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Nurturing “Food Explorers” with Spoons Across America

When it comes to making, what could be more fun than playing, experimenting, and teaching with food? Ali McDowell of Spoons Across America talked to SLJ about the organization’s approach to culinary education, with advice and resources on helping kids and families eat well.

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Nurturing “Food Explorers” with Spoons Across America

When it comes to making, what could be more fun than playing, experimenting, and teaching with food? Ali McDowell of Spoons Across America talked to SLJ about the organization’s approach to culinary education, with advice and resources on helping kids and families eat well.

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Nicola Yoon Spills “Everything, Everything” About Her YA Debut

SLJ chats with Nicola Yoon, debut author of the YA novel Everything, Everything.

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Accessible Reads for Struggling and Reluctant Readers | Hi-Lo Roundup

The SLJ review editors round up a selection of the latest hi-lo (high interest, low reading level) titles for middle to high school students.

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Iain Pears’s Multilayered “Arcadia” | Touch and Go

With no desire to thrust himself “into the vanguard of digital innovation,” Iain Pears nonetheless finds himself there with publication of “Arcadia.” The author notes, “…I undertook the project because I had reached the limit of my storytelling in book form and needed some new tools to get me to the next stage.”


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It’s About Choice: Tactics for Fostering Intellectual Freedom | Scales on Censorship

Censorship expert Pat Scales tackles the trouble with trigger warnings, the finesse of Banned Books Week planning, and the problem with narrowing options for reading.

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Nurturing “Food Explorers” with Spoons Across America

When it comes to making, what could be more fun than playing, experimenting, and teaching with food? Ali McDowell of Spoons Across America talked to SLJ about the organization’s approach to culinary education, with advice and resources on helping kids and families eat well.

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Getting to E: The State of the School Ebook Market

School libraries are moving toward ebook adoption; the question is how fast.

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Realistic fiction tackles teen issues while it entertains listeners | Listen In

This month we’ve gathered a diverse selection of stories featuring teen protagonists facing many different challenges and situations.

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Meet the Reviewer | John Peters

Each month SLJ takes a peek behind the books at the brilliant and passionate librarians who read, evaluate, and review the thousands of books and materials every year. This month we meet longtime reviewer and contributor, John Peters.

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Real World Readers: Attention-Grabbing Titles | Focus On

Loaded with surefire kid appeal, these fiction and nonfiction series are meant to entertain, reinforce skills, and, more importantly, create a lifelong love of reading.

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Guinness World Records Asks Kids to Think Big in New Contest

Guinness World Records wants to know what records children would try to set in the next 20 years if they had the chance. The “Records of the Future Challenge” opens today to seven to 12-year-olds and runs through December 1.

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Meet Kristina Holzweiss, SLJ’s 2015 School Librarian of the Year

From her blog, entitled “Bunhead with Duct Tape,” to her maker space program called SLIME, Kristina Holzweiss, of Bay Shore Middle School in Long Island, NY, displays an energetic penchant for tinkering with traditional ideas.

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5 Key eBook Trends for Schools and Districts Going Digital

Thursday, September 24th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Led by OverDrive Director of Education Herb Miller, Ed. M., this webinar will cover how schools and districts are adding digital reading options for the classroom, ways to engage students year round with digital libraries, strategies for incorporating digital titles into ELA programs, and much more!
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Behind the Scenes: SLJ In Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Join Kiera Parrott, SLJ’s review editor, for a conversation with three storied children’s book editors, Neal Porter of Roaring Brook Press, Sheila Barry of Groundwood Books, and Kathy Dawson of Penguin.
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Teen Book Buzz Fall 2015

Thursday, September 10th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join representatives from Harlequin Teen and Houghton Mifflin as they tell us about books that will have teens turning pages and coming back for more. You do not want to miss this exciting webcast!
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Pictures of the Week

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Pictures of the Week: 3M’s Post-It ‘Partner for Pride’ Wall

Attendees of the 2015 ALA Annual Conference added their favorite diverse book suggestions to 3M’s heart-shaped display made of rainbow-hued Post-it notes.

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