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October 23, 2014

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Luann Toth

About Luann Toth

Luann Toth (ltoth@mediasourceinc.com) is Managing Editor of SLJ Reviews. A public librarian by training, she has been reviewing books for a quarter of a century and continues to be fascinated by the constantly evolving, ever-expanding world of publishing.

The Stuff of Stars | New Picture Book Biographies

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New picture book bios by Barb Rosenstock, G. Neri, Jen Bryant, and others, lead this fall’s star studded lists.

Get On Board: SLJ Selects A Bevy of Board Books

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In light of increased attention on early childhood development, SLJ presents a selection of fun and engaging board books.

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Beyond Magenta: SLJ Talks to Susan Kuklin About Her Book on Transgender Teens

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Author Susan Kuklin offers some insight and backstory about meeting her teen subjects and helping to shape their compelling narratives.

Birds of a Feather | New Titles to Welcome Those Harbingers of Spring

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The arrival of migrant birds is a welcome harbinger of spring. Share these new titles with your patrons as we celebrate the homecoming of our feathered friends.

Pictures of the Week: Storytelling in Central Park

Jeslyn and Ben Wheeless performing stories and songs at the Hans Christian Andersen statue. Celebrating 57years of Storytelling at the Statue, the free programs are held every Saturday from 11-12, from June through the end of September.

Jeslyn and Ben Wheeless performing stories and songs at the Hans Christian Andersen statue in Central Park. In its 57th year, Storytelling at the Statue is a free program that is held every Saturday from 11am to 12pm, from June through the end of September.

21,730 Pages to Go

Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages (Penguin, 2008).

Ammon Shea has been reading dictionaries for the past decade or so. He acknowledges owning about a thousand of them, along with assorted thesauri, lexicons, and glossaries (in a New York City apartment, no less). So, how does this avid word lover and collector feed his insatiable curiosity? Well, one project Shea tackled was the 20-volume, Second Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary, reading it cover to cover–from “a” to [...]