Boyds Mill Press, a division of Highlights, showcased their Spring 2014 nonfiction offerings for young readers at a librarian preview event at the recent Midwinter Meeting, held in Philadelphia, PA earlier this year.
Participants in a New York Public Library Children’s Literature Salon discussed pressing censorship issues, from self-censorship by authors and librarians to schools that rate titles for appropriateness, and the chilling impact a challenge can have on a book.
Like any award show, there will always be a range of reactions to winners announced, and to those who didn’t make the cut. The American Library Association’s 2014 Youth Media Awards, revealed on January 27 during the organization’s Midwinter meeting in Philadelphia, are no exception. Librarians shared with SLJ–on video–their thoughts about the award committees’ choices.
Author Judy Blume has been named the 2014 Honorary Chair of National Library Week, April 13-19, 2014.
In a lively ALA Midwinter panel moderated by Scholastic editor Cheryl Klein, three children’s book editors, one librarian and the Children’s Book Council’s Diversity Group discussed ways to promote diversity in the content of books for young people.
Before Kate DiCamillo’s Flora & Ulysses and Brian Floca’s Locomotive won the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, respectively, they had won admiration from SLJ reviewers, as did many more Youth Media Award-winning and honor books. Read some of our reviews here.
On February 1, Take Your Child to the Library Day participants will offer parents and kids everything from LEGO building to signing up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten programs.
From Google Glass to ALA’s new Code of Conduct, highlights of the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting by sister publication Library Journal.
“Well THAT was exciting!,” writes Elizabeth Bird in her recap to the day’s announcements. “Exciting and fun and not a single winner of today’s awards made me bang my head on a table at any point.”
You’ve been preparing all year for this moment: The announcement of the American Library Association Youth Media Awards. Grab some coffee and join the fun by tuning into SLJ’s first-ever pre-game show (#sljpregame), streamed live via Google Hangout at 7:30 a.m. EST on January 27.
Library managers described how they’re creating and implementing new evaluation forms now required for school librarians in districts across the country in a resource-filled session at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia.
Phew! She did it. Elizabeth Bird of Fuse #8, has “searched and strived and sought out every possible available Mock Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, you name it.” They’re all here, results listed.
Cue the confetti cannons and cheerleaders: it’s time for our annual list of teen fiction from St. Martin’s Griffin! And don’t forget to visit Macmillan Library at ALA Midwinter in booth #622. YA sensation Rainbow Rowell and Morris Award finalist Stephanie Kuehn will be there, signing complimentary copies of their latest titles. (#becauseweloveyou)
Here are our latest briefs on a digital publishing mini-MOOC, free Mackin ebook bundles, Qlovi’s Common Core platform, an archived copyright tweetchat, Multicultural Children’s Book Day, Philadelphia’s Year of the Bard, the E-Rate filing window, and the NAACP Image Awards.
SLJ is ramping up for this year’s Battle of the Kids’ Books, a March Madness-type online competition taking place from March 10 to April 2. Once again, director of art and production Mark Tuchman’s quirky illustrations will be enhancing the tournament’s design; here’s a sampling of what’s to come.