September 30, 2016

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SLJ Controversial Book Survey: Data and Findings

Download SLJ’s 2016 Controversial Books Survey report, exploring self-censorship among school librarians.

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Why toys should be in every children’s department—and how to make it happen | First Steps

Here are easy ideas for integrating the learning power of play into your public library.

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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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From Pop-Up to App, “With a Few Bricks” | Touch and Go

Pat the Bunny was one of the first interactive books to make the leap to the iPad; others have followed. Here’s one from Vincent Godeau.

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From Pop-Up to App, “With a Few Bricks” | Touch and Go

Pat the Bunny was one of the first interactive books to make the leap to the iPad; others have followed. Here’s one from Vincent Godeau.

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SLJ Controversial Book Survey: Data and Findings

Download SLJ’s 2016 Controversial Books Survey report, exploring self-censorship among school librarians.

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At the Intersection of Libraries and Museums

For librarians promoting information literacy and the evaluation of resources, museums—however unconventional—are fertile grounds for incorporating primary sources in lessons and activities.

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Banned Books Are Often Diverse Books. Check the Stats.

Twenty-nine books on ALA’s top 10 challenged books lists from 2001–2015 have diverse content.

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Why toys should be in every children’s department—and how to make it happen | First Steps

Here are easy ideas for integrating the learning power of play into your public library.

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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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A Gallery of Artists’ Biographies | Focus On

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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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Webcasts

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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

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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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