Assigning a recently challenged book; teachers’ political views; classroom book selection policies.
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On Saturday, April 23, readers of all ages flocked to Irving to attend the North Texas Teen Book Festival, which boasted 63 panels and authors such as Sarah Dessen, Victoria Aveyard, Marie Lu, and James Dashner.
Introducing Xpress Reviews. School Library Journal will be following in the footsteps of our sister publication, Library Journal, and publishing select, web-only reviews.
The Penguin Young Readers Group summer 2016 review provided a sneak peek at the fun and thrills just around the corner.
Of more than a dozen films previewed at the Tribeca Film Festival, two works in particular stand out for teen and young adult viewers and as potential additions to media collections.
Dr. Rodriguez from the Latin@s in KidLit blog shares a 30-second booktalk for Pam Muñoz Ryan and Peter Sis’s The Dreamer in English and en Español.
Abby Johnson takes a look at several new transitional readers that play with traditional fairy tales elements and make for great lesson-extenders.
Middle school librarian Amanda Buschmann offers tips for helping build collections and serve readers in that tricky range between sixth and eighth grade.
The season’s preview blossomed with fresh picks featuring old friends, every-day dilemmas, and fantasy worlds, as well as serious issues.
These three recent historical novels about wartime survival should appeal to upper middle graders and teens.
We asked librarians and classroom teachers to predict the 2016 winners—and they were more than happy to give their opinion!
Brian Farrey’s latest middle grade novel has all the magical details and atmospheric elements that fantasy readers crave—along with some deep and thought-provoking themes. SLJ chats with the author about exploring fundamental questions of ethics and emotions with middle graders through literature.
The 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference is back—and boasting three days packed with workshops, panels, and presentations by a prestigious group of industry professionals. Register now for the June event.
Set in Queens during the summer of 1977, when the Son of Sam terrorized the city of New York, Meg Medina’s Burn Baby Burn is filled with pop culture references, from Donna Summer to Parliament. Steer teen fans of the book to songs and films from the period.
The budgets of school librarians and teachers get a reprieve with the news of an educators-only discount on an English-curriculum mainstay.
From Neolithic hunters to shape-shifters to a subatomic rescue squad, there’s plenty of excitement in the latest batch of graphic novels. Some have fast-moving action, others high school drama, and all feature gripping stories that will keep teens turning the pages.
Get ready for Chicago’s first-ever literature festival for teens and by teens. The result of a partnership between the Chicago Public Library and Columbia College Chicago, the event will take place April 15 and 16.
P.D. Workman’s fictional Tattooed Teardrops and Tewhan Butler’s nonfiction title America’s Massacre: The Audacity of Despair and a Message of Hope top this year’s In the Margins Book Awards.
Librarian Kathy Kirchoefer chats with authors Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee about their unusual collaboration on the middle grade novel Maybe a Fox.