SLJ chats with Nicola Yoon, debut author of the YA novel Everything, Everything.
As teens wait for the release of the second Maze Runner and Mockingjay Part 2 films, hand them these thrilling sci-fi read-alikes.
SLJ contributing editor Rocco Staino shares highlights from this past spring’s NYC publisher previews and offers a peek into some of the books coming out this fall season.
SLJ chats with picture book artist and publisher, Kathryn Otoshi, about her latest book and the inspiring story behind its creation.
St. Martin’s Griffin presents advance readers e-galleys of librarian Kat Spears’s sophomore novel, Breakaway, which has already garnered several starred reviews.
Registration is now open for the annual festival of book love known as KidLitCon, for people who write about children’s and young adult literature.
The coauthor of “All American Boys” and 2015 SummerTeen keynoter describes how his family, music, and teen years shaped his outlook and ambitions as a writer. Watch a video of Reynolds’s speech.
It is a form of generosity for authors to give young adults access to important histories—histories that are no less crucial simply because they are not yet required reading or don’t appear on standardized tests.
School librarians from Alabama to New York City are assessing the role they can play in fostering discussions around Harper Lee’s controversial text.
In celebration of The Yarn podcast, created by SLJ blogger Travis Jonker and Colby Sharp, teen librarian Robin Brenner has curated a roundup of podcasts to recommend to young adults who are both new to and well-versed in the format.
PebbleGo Dinosaurs, for pre-K through second grade, features articles related to more than 125 dinosaurs, such as ankylosaurus, stegosaurus, triceratops, tyrannosaurus rex, and velociraptor.
On June 1, Faythe Arredondo, Sarah Hannah Gómez, Kelly Jensen, and Angie Manfredi, four bloggers, readers, and (mostly) librarians launched the “Size Acceptance in YA” Tumblr examining “fatness, fatphobia, body shaming, body policing, body objectification, and all other things relating to size and body acceptance in YA literature.”
Students from P.S. 107 in Brooklyn, NY, have written and published two books about endangered animals, gained the endorsement of Jane Goodall and the World Conservation Society, and raised thousands of dollars to protect elephants and rhinos.
Author and comics artist Kate Beaton had dinner with librarians and book sellers at New York City’s Hundred Acres to promote her first picture book, The Princess and the Pony.
Following the Youth Media Awards in January and the conclusion of the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, several librarians and fellow book-loving industry folk cemented their love of the winning and honored titles by getting Caldecott-themed body art.
Lee & Low Wins INDIEFAB’s Publisher of the Year Award; Paramount will give a “Selma” DVD to all U.S. high schools; ParentSquare CEO receives Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award; and more industry news.
Librarians and teachers across the country are planning to use the #CharlestonSyllabus in classes this fall and will refer to it when purchasing future books.
Snapshots of honored authors, jubilant librarians, the newly engaged, and more from the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.