SLJ chats with debut author Meredith Russo about her first book for teens If I Was Your Girl, what librarians can do about North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law, and the ups and downs of being a published author.
Join Mark Flowers on a global literary voyage, as he surveys titles set in India, Lithuania, Finland, and Lebanon.
From a touching, unique perspective of 9-11, to the dangers of little white lies, this group of entries from Simon & Schuster’s Summer 2016 list plumbs the depths of tough emotions. But you’ll find books that are funny and memorable, too.
Fresh off the French Riviera, our in-house film reviewer, Kent Turner, sizes up Steven Spielberg’s latest, based on Roald Dahl’s 1982 novel of the same name.
A great teacher can make all the difference. When it came to writing, for me that teacher was Linda Harter, who taught English, composition, and drama at my high school in Wallace, ID. I reached out to thank her, reminisce, and learn more about her teaching life—and gained perspective on her approach to teaching and a deeper appreciation of her work.
This article was published in School Library Journal's May 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
“Good Comics 4 Kids” blogger Brigid Alverson highlights upcoming graphic novels and manga titles that will keep teens reading during the summer months.
Olien, Jessica. The Blobfish Book. illus. by Jessica Olien. 40p. websites. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. May 2016. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062394156.
PreS-Gr 2 –A misunderstood deep-sea dweller gets its moment in the sun in this tongue-in-cheek informational picture book. The bubble-gum pink blobfish is sketched onto the pages of a nonfiction work that presents facts about and photos of the fascinating creatures that live miles beneath the ocean surface. Snappy dialogue balloons and humorously exaggerated cartoon features […]
Jason Reynolds makes his middle grade debut, Wendy Spinale takes on Peter Pan, and Henry Cole tells a “somewhat true” mouse tale.
This article was published in School Library Journal's June 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.