August 17, 2017

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The Skinny on Sharks: Scintillating Summer Reads

These high-interest nonfiction titles will keep kids reading throughout the summer, inspire interest in marine biology, and add depth to any STEM collection.

The Winds of Change | A New Series Explores the Intersection of Culture and Economy

An engaging new picture book series explores the intersection of culture and economy from the first coins to the Industrial Revolution.

Revolutionary America | New Books for Children and Teens

Another Independence Day has come and gone, but interest in the events leading up to our nation’s beginnings and our Founding Fathers and Mothers, never wanes.

“Everyday Inequality” and the Criminal Justice System | New YA Books

New fiction and nonfiction books explore the intersection of African American youth, the police, and our prison industrial complex.

Flaps, Folds, and Facts: Adventuring with Interactive Books

A selection of enjoyable interactive books that encourage basic literacy skills, provide informational content, and inspire curiosity.

Great Books About Summer

Jump into the season with these hot-off-the-press, delightful-to-share picture books.

Romance with a Twist: The New “Everything, Everything” Movie

Nicola Yoon’s acclaimed YA novel Everything, Everything comes to the big screen, starring Amandla Stenberg.

Walk on the Weird Side | Graphic Novels

Fantasy and sci-fi tales—with their nuanced world-building, bizarre characters, and intense action—lend themselves perfectly to graphic novels.

Explore the Natural World | Big Books for Browsing

Explore these four fact-packed, boldly illustrated, oversized books that delve into the many and multifaced wonders of nature.

Icy Prisons and a Frogkisser | Fantasy You Haven’t Read Before

New, delightful middle grade fantasies have tweaked the familiar, added humor and heart, and created something entirely original.

Six YA Titles That Epitomize #OwnVoices

Blogger and librarian Sarah Hannah Gómez breaks down the real meaning of #ownvoices, and presents new YA titles about marginalized cultures by authors from the same groups.

Where Secrets Lurk… | New YA Mysteries

A trio of new books venture into the lives of teens determined to uncover the truths that lie beneath the surface of family memories and histories.

Gardens Galore: Embrace Spring with These Great Books

From flower blossoms to farmers’ market bounty, these picture books celebrate all sorts of growing things and nurture an appreciation of backyard nature.

Poetry Picks | New Titles for Young Readers

Kwame Alexander honors beloved poets; Chris Raschka illustrates Keats; and Marilyn Singer dances the salsa in Feel the Beat.

Reading Around the World | Picture Books

Blending striking artwork, captivating storytelling, and universal themes, these recently published picture books provide glimpses at the lives of children across the globe.

Earth Day, Every Day | On the Screen

Leaping lemurs and the pure blue orchid are among the photogenic stars of three visually arresting documentaries.

Viewers’ Advisory: 3 Netflix Series with YA and Kid Appeal

Is Netflix the future for book-to-screen adaptations? SLJ’s resident movie reviewer checks out new series that your patrons and students can binge-watch.

9 Refugee Stories for Kids and Teens

These nine titles—from picture books to YA—explore the many dangers, factors, and effects that refugees and immigrants face every day.

3 Adorably Fox-y Picture Books

Dispel the negative connotations surrounding foxes in children’s stories with these three cuddly tales.

5 Middle Grade Titles Featuring People of Color

Looking for new middle grade novels starring main characters of color? Here are five standout titles suitable for most collections.