Wednesday, November 7, 2012– 1:00 PM ET Lois Lowry’s breakthrough dystopian novel, The Giver has been read by millions of people around the world. It left many with lingering questions: What happened to Jonas and Gabriel? Is a perfect society possible? What does it mean to live a complete life? With Son, Lowry continues to wrestle with the idea of human freedom while completing the story of Jonas and the baby he rescued. Archive now available!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET Learn about fall’s collection of new books for your young readers during this School Library Journal webcast event. From illustrated books to chapter books, topics range from superheroes to farmers, and then some! Discover what it means to be a samurai in Benjamin Martin’s Samurai Awakening, and find out if an American teenager has what takes to save his friends. Read about Bill Finger, the man who gave Bruce Wayne a name and made him a detective in Marc Tyler Nobleman’s picture book (illustrated by Ty Templeton) Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman. See a new take on the classic Old MacDonald nursery rhyme in Old MacDonald Had Her Farm (written by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Tina Holdcroft) with brightly illustrated pictures and tongue-twisters to help readers learn about vowels while using the same E-I-E-I-O refrain. Register now to see what else Annick Press, Charlesbridge, and Tuttle Publishing will share from their fall book releases. This archive is no longer available.
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET How do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) impact you, your library, and your teachers? Marc Aronson and Sue Bartle will discuss how perspective, multi-modality, and transliteracy will help you build a foundation as you implement CCSS. Take home a few concrete examples to successfully adjust to the instructional shifts in CCSS. Archive now available!
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET Ever help a guy find food in the refrigerator? In this fun and informative webinar, you’ll discover how some everyday observations – like that time you maybe helped a guy find the mayo that was right in the front of the fridge – are really vital clues for thinking about getting boys to read in your library. In addition to the fun, the serious side of the topic will be addressed, including why the gap between boys’ and girls’ reading levels is a major concern among health experts and educators, and why the vast majority of reluctant readers are boys. Attendees will learn some tips to promote and support genres that boys like, including comic books, graphic novels, sports, and nonfiction, as well as some ideas for creating reading role models and communities for boys grades K-12. If you want ways to get books in the hands of your guys – and take a different look at how we think about getting boys to read – this session will inspire you. This archive is no longer available.
Monday, October 1, 2012,1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET It’s finally here—Princess Academy: Palace of Stone, sequel to the beloved Newbery-Honoree book, Princess Academy. Reunite with Miri and her friends as they share in the joys of friendship, the delight of young romance, and the fate of a fairy tale kingdom. Join Shannon Hale for a unique opportunity to celebrate with her during a live webcast from Brooklyn Friends School and a chance to ask her questions live! Sign up now—space is limited. We encourage you to set up an assembly so all of your kids, parents and teachers can watch. Archive now available!
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ETIf you think that Rudyard Kipling’s Elephant’s Child was justly spanked for his “’satiable curtiosity” do NOT tune in to this webcast—because the informational books our panelists will be featuring are far and away more likely to stimulate that “curtiosity” in today’s young pachyderms than to punish it. For striking insights into some unsolved mysteries of the past and present, stunning glimpses of the animal world’s wonders, and a walloping view of the greatest rivalry in dinosaur studies ever, join us to “talk book” about Dona Herweck Rice’s Unsolved! History’s Mysteries (Teacher Created Materials), Barbara A. Somervill’s Ancient Maya (Scholastic), Super Nature Encyclopedia (DK), and Rebecca L. Johnson’s Battle Of The Dinosaur Bones: Othniel Charles Marsh Vs. Edward Drinker Cope (Lerner/21st Century). This archive is no longer available.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET It’s going to be a spectacular fall reading season for teens! Our four participating publishers will be talking about the current hot reads, sequels and prequels on the verge, and new series and stand-alone titles that you need to know about. And you can bet on this — no genre is left unturned. Whether your readers are into romance, speculative fiction, coming of age stories, paranormal, thrillers or contemporary twists, you’re sure to find something on this fun and fast-paced Teen Book Buzz. You’ll hear about titles from new and well-loved authors, and get a sneak peek at spring 2012 lists, too. There are always galley giveaways, so sign up now and get a jump on the next must-have teen read! This archive is no longer available.
Thursday, September 13, 2012, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Audiobooks offer librarians and teachers a unique way to engage students with learning that supports Common Core State Standards. Join SLJ’s “Listen In” columnists Sharon Grover and Liz Hannegan for a discussion on how high quality literary and informational texts help develop critical reading habits. Then find out about some hot new audiobooks scheduled for release this fall from Jodie Cohen, Listening Library’s senior marketing manager, and Michele Cobb, vice president, sales and marketing for AudioGO. Finally, they will all discuss the latest trends in audiobook publishing. This archive is no longer available.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET How can you not be excited about a webcast featuring these titles? Coming from the triumvirate of Stiefvater, Gratton and Yavanoff, we have the anthology The Curiosities, alongside Julie Kagawa’s latest Iron Fey installment (The Lost Prince), Son, which is Lois Lowry’s chaser to The Giver series, and Heather Burch’s Guardian. There is something for every reader here – fantasy, coming of age, and (perhaps) closure on a classic, that will captivate readers and attendees of this live webcast event! The archive is no longer available. The archive is no longer available.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Visit with Lerner Publishing Group’s editors as they unveil the new fantastic new books they’ll be publishing in Fall 2012. Get the inside scoop on upcoming nonfiction, middle grade and YA fiction, graphic novels, and picture books for grades K-12. Plus, learn about new digital offerings, as well as free discussion guides, downloads, and websites that make lesson planning easy.
The archive is no longer available.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012– 1:00 PM ET He’s b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade Kane can’t seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos. Join Rick Riordan at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium in San Jose, California for a unique tour of actual Egyptian artifacts and a chance to ask Rick questions live! This archive is no longer available.
Thursday, March 29, 2012, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Featuring informative presentations from Dr. Lesley Farmer – professor, author and international school library advocate and extraordinaire, and Sara Kelly Johns – former AASL president, advocacy expert and author of the all new SLJ Blog Make Some Noise!
Thursday, March 8, 2012– 1:00 PM ET Learn about OwlKids Books’ exciting answer book How? The most awesome question and answer book about nature, animals, people, places—and you! By Catherine Ripley and illustrated by Scot Ritchie. One of NorthSouth’s highlighted books comes from the author and illustrator duo Carol Roth and Sean Julian with a story about a sleepy kitty who can’t find her mommy in Where’s My Mommy? Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group presents the beautifully illustrated More, the story of a hoarding magpie and a few well-intentioned mice. Candlewick Press celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and is still going strong with publishing enjoyable books like I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen. This archive is no longer available
Thursday, March 1, 2012, 1:00 PM ETLooking to do some end of the school year reference buying? Come and hear about new nonfiction from ReferencePoint, ABDO, and Scholastic. The webcast will include series books, standalone titles, books for reports, and books for general-interest reading. This archive is no longer available
Tuesday, February 14, 2012- 2:00 PM ETIt’s time to start your spring cleaning, and nothing can few freshen up your shelves better than the new season’s crop of great teen reads! This webcast will feature title presentations Beyond Words Publishing, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group, and Harlequin Teen. A few highlights-the crazy-fun graphic novel Teen Boat! from dynamic duo Dave Roman and John Green; meeting Ricki Jo, who sheds her rural simple persona to become Ericka at her new high school in The Queen of Kentucky; for young entrepreneurs, Better Than a Lemonade Stand! Small Business Ideas for Kids; and the vampire lovers will enjoy the apocalyptic The Immortal Rules. Archive now available!
Thursday, February 9, 2012- 3:00 PM ETThe world around us is constantly changing and evolving; the same should be said of your nonfiction collection! The Egypt of one year ago no longer exists, new social networking tools have been created that complicate teen relationships more than ever, and movements like Occupy Wall Street have redefined activism. It is important for your students and young patrons to have the resources they need to research and understand the society in which they live as well as communities beyond their borders. Archive now available!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 – 10:00 AM ET Sign up now! Space is limited. We encourage you to set up an assembly so all of your kids, parents and teachers can watch. Brought to you by ABRAMS The Art of Books Since 1949, Bank Street College of Education, and School Library Journal. Archive now available!