May 24, 2017

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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.

Where Empathy Begins | The Work of Bob Graham

Bob Graham’s whimsical stories are tender, childlike, adventurous, and kind.

A Little Heart | New in YA Romance

From coming-of-age stories with a dusting of romance to a modern-day Romeo & Juliet, there’s something here to suit everyone.

Love Is In the Air | Great Books

Filled with heartfelt hugs, satisfying smooches, and unbounded affection, these appealing picture books are perfect for Valentine’s Day, or any day of the year.

Great Books: Celebrating Winter

Picture books filled with cold-weather escapades, charismatic characters, and crystalline emotions are the perfect accompaniments to hot cocoa as readers and listeners await spring.

On the Screen | Black History Month

From the world of sports, music, dance, and politics, these portraits of tenacious trailblazers will give a boost to curricula and offer a varied range of subject matter year round.

Outside the Frame | New YA Fiction About Teen Artists

In these recent titles, the world is a canvas for teen artists.