September 28, 2016

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 A NC Library Brings Wi-Fi Hotspots to Students in Need

Partnering with Sprint, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is allowing students who don’t have Wi-Fi at home to check out portable hotspots.

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Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood Written by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell and Illustrated by Rafael Lopez Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2016 ISBN 978-0-544-35769-3   All Ages   Book Review “In the heart of a gray city, there lived a girl who loved to doodle, draw, color, and paint.” […]

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International Awards for Spanish-Language Books | Libro por libro

Tim Wadham shares resources for finding award-winning international titles to add to Spanish-language collections.

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 A NC Library Brings Wi-Fi Hotspots to Students in Need

Partnering with Sprint, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is allowing students who don’t have Wi-Fi at home to check out portable hotspots.

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A Gallery of Artists’ Biographies | Focus On

A collection of highly visual biographies that look at the lives and times of fine artists and how their masterful works were created and came to achieve public recognition.

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A Gallery of Artists’ Biographies | Focus On

A collection of highly visual biographies that look at the lives and times of fine artists and how their masterful works were created and came to achieve public recognition.

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Hook Them with Historical Fiction | Adult Books 4 Teens

Historical fiction may not be every teen’s idea of a gripping read, but these titles are bound to immerse readers—and may even please educators, too.

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 A NC Library Brings Wi-Fi Hotspots to Students in Need

Partnering with Sprint, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is allowing students who don’t have Wi-Fi at home to check out portable hotspots.

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International Awards for Spanish-Language Books | Libro por libro

Tim Wadham shares resources for finding award-winning international titles to add to Spanish-language collections.

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Celebrate Banned Books Week with Nonfiction

What do revered authors Maya Angelou, Alison Bechdel, and Marjane Satrapi have in common?

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Even More Awards for Spanish, Latin American, and Latin@ Kid Lit

Looking for more award-winning titles to add to your Spanish-language collections and to include more Latin@-focused acclaimed kid lit? Here are other book prizes that are given in Spain, Latin America, and in the U.S. that can help fulfill that need.

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Creepify Your Library: Molly Wetta Curates SLJ’s Halloween Pinterest Board

Librarian Molly Wetta curates SLJ’s Halloween Pinterest board. Check out some fun and creepy ideas for Halloween programs, displays, and more.

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Peer, Pair, Perfection!

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Creating a Safe Space: Anita Cellucci, 2016 School Librarian of the Year Finalist

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Engaging Reluctant Middle Grade Readers

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
At our upcoming webcast, industry experts will offer a sneak peek at some titles from Andrews McMeel, Black Rabbit Books, and Listening Library. From graphic novels to audiobooks and everything in between, these selections are guaranteed to get patrons revved up about reading.
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Exciting New Nonfiction Titles for Fall – Part 2

Thursday, September 29th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Our webcast on series nonfiction will guarantee that you’ll be prepared, whether your patrons are asking for materials for a social studies report or just looking for cute animals to pore over. Moderated by Della Farrell, assistant editor of SLJ reviews and editor of Series Made Simple, the webcast will highlight stellar resources from Amicus, Purple Toad, and Scholastic.
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Better Together: Boosting Engagement by Pairing Fiction Series and Nonfiction

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Our panel of librarians and curriculum professionals will show which popular series chapter books, middle grade fiction, and YA readers pair perfectly with nonfiction texts and offer suggestions on bridging fiction and nonfiction reading in the library and classroom.
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Pictures of the Week | Minnesota Children’s Book Festival

The 17th Annual Minnesota Children’s Book Festival featured a sterling line-up of authors and illustrators.

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