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Day of Dialog 2016 Recap: Chicago Edition!

I feel like it’s been a long time since I “reported” on anything. It isn’t just the move to the Chicago area. It’s more that subtly over the years I’ve pulled back from the rote typing that I used to engage in so often. Blame Twitter. Blame aging. Blame my left pinkie finger which, even […]

12 Tween Titles to Add to Your Summer Reading Lists

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Middle school librarian Amanda Buschmann recommends a dozen titles sure to round out any summer reading list. Add your own recommendations in the comments!

Friday Finds: May 13, 2016

This Week at TLT Sunday Reflections: We Are More Than Mothers, We Are More Than Our Bodies MakerSpace: Thumbprint Art Buttons Middle School Monday: The Trials of Apollo (not a book review) #MHYALit: Writing a Therapy-Positive Book, a guest post by Marisa Reichardt Book Review: Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann Twin […]

Sponsored | Join Macmillan Library (Booth # 1958-1959) @ BEA 2016

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Join Macmillan Library at BookExpo America in Chicago.

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SLJ’s May 2016 Popular Picks

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Check out SLJ’s May 2016 Popular Picks featuring Monica Brown, Tom Angleberger, Sarah Maas, and more.

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1 Big Salad by Juana Medina | SLJ Review

1 Big Salad by Juana Medina

Medina, Juana. 1 Big Salad. illus. by Juana Medina. 32p. Viking. Jun. 2016. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781101999745. 

PreS-Gr 1 –Starting with one avocado deer and working up to 10 clementine kittens, the anthropomorphic fruits and veggies in this counting concept book come together to create one big and appealing salad. A recipe for a healthy and simple dressing is included on the last page, along with some playful lemon pigs, a porcupine-ish dish of olive oil, […]

Friday Finds: May 6, 2016

This Week at TLT Sunday Reflections: It’s Not Transgender People in the Bathroom I Worry About When I Think About Sexual Violence #MHYALit: Those Left Behind, discussing the ways that the mental health struggles of others affect teens, a guest post by Katherine Fleet Middle School Monday: Robotics Book Review: Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood […]

SLJ’s Starred Reviews | May 2016

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From Antoinette Portis’s latest hilarious picture book to the sequel to Renée Ahdieh’s The Wrath & the Dawn, SLJ’s May 2016 stars are must-have titles for children’s and YA collections.

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Video Games Weekly: MLB The Show 16

May the 4th Be With You!  If you’re feeling festive on Star Wars Day, you can read my Star Wars Battlefront article here. This week I played MLB The Show 16.  I’m not a fan of baseball, but I promised myself  I would remain as unbiased as possible for this review.  In real life, I […]

A Lineup of Presidential Proportions from Random’s Summer 2016 List| Preview Peek

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Rounding out the patriotic pack at the Random House Summer 2016 Preview was an easy-to-read biography, Hillary Clinton: The Life of a Leader by Shana Corey and Adam Gustavson. (An ode to Donald Trump was conspicuously absent.)

Friday Finds: April 30, 2016

Want to win an ARC of The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater? Comment on this post for a chance to win. Last week’s winner is Bailey! Please email me your address at robinreads@bellsouth.net. This Week at TLT Sunday Reflections: Teens Don’t Read Anymore Book Review: The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith, reviewed […]

#Holdshelf Gallery: April 2016

To the librarians who submitted photos and videos of the hold shelves in their lives: thank you. We we have below is a document of the books that kids are excited about at this moment in time. Here’s mine: Cristy K: #holdshelf speed view https://t.co/LlnzxxwVzh — Laura Given (@LibLaura5) April 28, 2016 When the #holdshelf […]

Middle Grade Xpress Reviews | May 2016

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A selection of recently reviewed middle grade titles.

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Graphic Novels Xpress Reviews | May 2016

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Newly reviewed graphic novels—including a star for the second Squirrel Girl installment.

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Nonfiction Xpress Reviews | May 2016

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A selection of newly reviewed nonfiction.

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Picture Books Xpress Reviews | May 2016

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New picture books reviewed.

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YA Xpress Reviews | May 2016

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Brand new YA titles reviewed, including a star review for Jaclyn Moriarty’s latest addition to the “Color of Madeleine” series.

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Chapter Books Xpress Reviews | May 2016

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Two chapter books, recently reviewed.

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