SLJ has corrected a serious error, which appeared in a 2013 review of Tim Tharp’s audiobook Mojo.
Picture books are not just for toddlers! Here are three programs that highlight ways to use familiar picture books with upper elementary and middle school kids.
A conversation with the award-winning author on the release of a major motion picture adaptation of The Great Gilly Hopkins.
Here are the five finalists for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, with the corresponding SLJ reviews. Winners of the 67th annual NBAs will be revealed November 16.
In 1.3 million U.S. households, caregiving children support family members due to illness, disability, substance abuse, or other factors. These books and resources can help them.
Tim Wadham shares resources for finding award-winning international titles to add to Spanish-language collections.
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Looking for more award-winning titles to add to your Spanish-language collections and to include more Latin@-focused acclaimed kid lit? Here are other book prizes that are given in Spain, Latin America, and in the U.S. that can help fulfill that need.
Brian Conaghan, the author of When Mr. Dog Bites and The Bombs That Brought Us Together writes about his desire to create books for the kids in the back row—teens very much like the young adult he once was.
Librarian Abby Johnson suggests several chapter book series—paired with activities or lesson extenders—that deliver chills and thrills.
Students in the age of digital screens often face significant reading challenges. A library’s large print collection can be instrumental in helping them change their habits for the better.
SLJ chats with Sneed Collard about his books, starting a publishing house, traveling the world, and the impact and importance of nonfiction for middle grade readers.
Narrative nonfiction offers opportunities to teach students how to structure a research project, pose questions, investigate sources, and draw conclusions. These five titles are ideal mentor texts for use in classrooms and curricula.
Thinking about hosting a Mock Geisel program in your school or library? The “Guessing Geisel” bloggers offer tips and examples of successful ways to “mock” the award with students.
The titles represent diverse voices and writing styles, addressing issues such as first love, violence in the home, sexual identity, immigration, interracial dating, social activism, and the effects of war on children.
High school, sports—and setting world records. Meet three of the newcomers to “Guinness World Records 2017.”