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Archives for February 2014

Highlighting Boyds Mills Press Spring 2014 | Preview Peek

Boyds Mill Press, a division of Highlights, showcased their Spring 2014 nonfiction offerings for young readers at a librarian preview event at the recent Midwinter Meeting, held in Philadelphia, PA earlier this year.

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #3

Here’s a preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #3, which will be out in comic shops on March 5. This series pairs up Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc., gang with Batman and Robin, and more superheroes may be coming in future issues. Our own J. Caleb Mozzocco talked to series writer Sholly Fisch last December about how […]

Pick of the Day: Nearly Gone

Eloquently written and packed full of suspense, debut author Cosimano strikes gold with this page-turning thriller.

This Week’s Comics: Jellaby Diaries

February winds down with a not-to-shabby list this week. Action Lab Entertainment completes the release of its Encore Edition of the first Princeless series. Pocket Books releases the second trade of Peanuts classic comic strips tailored to appeal to middle school kids, and IDW Publishing has a special issue of Samurai Jack with their Special […]

Review of the Day: Nightingale’s Nest by Nikki Loftin

Nightingale’s Nest By Nikki Loftin Razorbill (an imprint of Penguin) $16.99 ISNB: 978-1-59514-546-8 Ages 10-14 On shelves now. Magical realism in children’s novels is a rarity. It’s not unheard of, but when children’s authors want fantasy, they write fantasy. When they want reality, they write reality. A potentially uncomfortable mix of the two is harder […]

Bruce Springsteen: Rockstar Librarian

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! | Touch and Go

Once again it’s time to raise a few balloons as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday (March 2) with a roundup of his stories and Seuss-inspired titles, released as apps within the past 12 months.

“Sketchnotes” Invigorate Student Note-Taking and Bolster Visual Thinking

Brad Ovenell-Carter, an education innovator at a K-12 school in Vancouver, B.C., is teaching students the value of sketchnotes—illustrated records that distill a lecture, speech, or lesson into a visual synopsis. Others educators are catching on.

FCC Takes Another Swing at Net Neutrality While Netflix Agrees To Pay for Faster Streaming

In the wake of a January court ruling that struck down the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) standards for ensuring that Internet traffic is delivered without bias—a standard industry watchers refer to as ‘net neutrality’—the agency has issued a new proposal outlining a new set of rules to ensure Internet users have uncensored access to the full content of the Internet. Some experts, though, don’t think these new rules will be any more enforceable than those overturned earlier this year.

Best Education Picks of NYC International Toy Fair

SLJ selects standout toys for librarians and educators.

RSVP Now: Breakfast with Rainbow Rowell at PLA 2014

Breakfast with Rainbow Rowell—say what? If you’re going to PLA, keep Friday, March 14 open for the AAP Children’s Book & Author Breakfast and you might be asking Rainbow to please pass the croissants.

Pick of the Day: The Boy on the Wooden Box | Audio

A moving and heartfelt conveyance of Leon Leyson’s gratitude to his family and to Oskar Schindler.

Raw Honesty | Author Jay Asher Talks to SLJ About ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’

In anticipation of the live event with New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why on March 3, SLJ caught up with Jay Asher to chat about his work and inspiration for the popular YA novel.

Press Release Fun: 2014 Children’s Book Week Poster Revealed!

BESTSELLING FANCY NANCY ILLUSTRATOR ROBIN PREISS GLASSER’S OFFICIAL 2014 CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK POSTER UNVEILED AT BOOKWEEKONLINE.COM PREISS GLASSER’S OFFICIAL POSTER COMMEMORATES THE 95TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK (MAY 12-18, 2014), THE LONGEST-RUNNING NATIONAL LITERACY INITIATIVE IN THE COUNTRY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY — February 27, 2014 – The Children’s Book Council […]

Review: Roomies

Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 2013. Reviewed from ARC. The Plot: It’s the summer after high school graduation, and EB and Lauren are both looking forward to college. EB is looking forward to leaving her small New Jersey beach town, her mother, her circle of friends and their […]

Morning Notes: Avert Your Eyes Edition

SO NEW I love checking out the annual Publishers Weekly Fall Sneak Peeks, a lengthy list of children’s books on the horizon. All kinds of exciting stuff coming. Click here to take a look. YOU CAN’T DO THAT IN AMERICA Sometimes, it takes a French children’s literature controversy to remind us just how different our […]

Memorial Service for E. L. Konigsburg Held at Metropolitan Museum

Friends and family of E. L. Konigsburg gathered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate her life and work on February 21. The memorial took place in the museum’s Patron’s Lounge over looking a snowy Central Park in NYC.

Annihilation

Last week I praised Julianna Baggott for publishing her science fiction Pure trilogy within 2 years. Then on Monday, we posted our review of  MD Waters’s Archetype, which has a sequel due out in July. Well, Jeff VanderMeer has got them both beat–if the scheduling works as planned, the entirety of his new SF trilogy, […]

Carolyn Sun Joins SLJ as News Editor

School Library Journal welcomes a new staff member. Carolyn Sun, a journalist with 12 years experience, has joined the editorial team as SLJ’s news editor.

Macmillan Expands its Ebook Catalog to K-12 Schools Via OverDrive

OverDrive announced today that Macmillan’s entire eBook catalog is now available for schools in the United States and Canada.