July 23, 2016

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Deliberate Research and Inclusive History: A Chat with Sarah Albee | Nonfiction Matters

Sarah Albee

Sarah Albee is passionate about the research process—be it about famous historical figures, insects, or the evolution of the toilet.

The Stars So Far: Tween Picks

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A list of recent starred reviews hand-picked for tween readers.

The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart | SLJ Review

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Stewart, Trenton Lee. The Secret Keepers. illus. by Diana Sudyka. 512p. Little, Brown. Sept. 2016. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780316389556; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780316389563. 

Gr 5 Up –Parkour practitioner Reuben Pedley has been having a hard time since his mom lost her job and they had to move to a different (and poorer) part of the city. Friendless, he spends his days avoiding the Directions, the enforcement officers of the mysterious Smoke, who runs the city. On […]

Across the Boards: The Latest for the Smallest of Readers

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SLJ editors pick the best of the season’s board books.

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The Bee Book | 30-Second Booktalk

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A mini booktalk about one of our favorite new nonfiction titles, The Bee Book.

Coyote Moon by Maria Gianferrari | SLJ Review

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Gianferrari, Maria. Coyote Moon. illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. 32p. further reading. websites. Roaring Brook. Jul. 2016. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781626720411. 

K-Gr 2 –A captivating and atmospheric title about a mother coyote on the hunt through a suburban landscape. Readers join the coyote as she leaves her pups in the den and travels through a neighborhood, a golf course, and a lakeside—all in pursuit of a mouse, a flock of geese, a rabbit, and, finally, one unfortunate […]

Six Questions for Rachel Renée Russell, “Dork Diaries” and “Max Crumbly” Author

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Librarian Karen Yingling chats with Rachel Renée Russell, author of the wildly popular “Dork Diaries” series and the new “Max Crumbly” hybrid novel.

Dav Pilkey on “Dog Man”

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Dav Pilkey’s latest, a graphic novel about a crime fighter who’s part dog, part cop, is all fun. Pilkey weighs in on his process, his appeal among reluctant readers, and more.

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SLJ’s July 2016 Popular Picks

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This month’s Popular Picks features favorite authors such as Kelly DiPucchio, Kekla Magoon, and Dav Pilkey.

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Los Pollitos | Touch and Go

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In conjunction with the publication of Susie Jarmillo’s flap-filled book, Los Pollitos/Little Chickies, Encantos Media Studio has released an app loaded with activities related to the traditional song.