Though books related to body image have abounded in recent years, the following titles offer a new perspective on the subject. These novels tackle fresh and original topics that range from morbid obesity to gender dysmorphia.
The U. S. government has joined the list of organizations using gaming to enhance learning. This week, the Department of State released a new game to give English-language students a hands-on way to augment their mastery of English.
The five finalists for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults were recently announced.
Finalists for the William C. Morris Award, an honor given to a book for young adults written by a debut author, were announced today.
SLJ.com sports a new feature: 100 Scope Notes. The popular blog by Travis Jonker on all things kid lit debuted today as part of SLJ’s blog network.
Despite the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Sandy, librarians are doing all that they can to serve their communities, from reaching out to offer donations to those affected by the crisis, to librarians compiling resources to give emotional support to their students.
The books listed below are the latest installments in ongoing fiction series that are well-known to most of our readers. We assume that purchase will be based on the popularity of previous titles. This month’s titles include paranormal romances, fast-paced mysteries, laugh-out-loud middle grade books, and more.
November marks National Native American Heritage Month, and librarians aiming to help students become well-versed in the culture and history of Native people have plenty of options to engage kids of all ages, from ways to visually make the library a welcoming place to books and encyclopedias to use with students.
Author Karen Cushman is no stranger to the medieval and Renaissance world. Her first novel, the Newbery Honor book “Catherine Called Birdy,” examined the period from the perspective of a noble-born girl waiting to be married off. The author’s latest work, “Will Sparrow’s Road,” is set during 16th-century England and its title character lives a life that Birdy could only “[fantasize] about as she sat inside embroidering.”
Lois Lowry recently gave fans some insight into her latest novel, Son (2012)—it came about because the ending of her Newbery-winning, The Giver (1993, both Houghton), left too many unanswered questions.