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This is it! We’ve officially begun! Here is, without a doubt, the very first Librarian Preview of the Fall 2014 season. I’m so thrilled to be presenting it in its full unaltered glory. Chronicle Books, that plucky little Californian publisher, has really made a name for itself in the past few years. And now, with [...]
My prediction: “Boxers & Saints v Far Far Away, Judge Patrick Ness. I’m putting my money on Far Far Away.” What it was: Boxers and Saints vs Far Far Away! YAY. What advanced: Boxers and Saints. BOO. I am not booing Ness’s decision; no, I’m booing myself and luck in that I didn’t guess the right title. Ah, [...]
School Library Journal and Scholastic Library Publishing join forces to announce the SLJ School Librarian of the Year Award.
The news is out! The 2014 Street Literature Book Award winner in the YA lit category is the series “Hip Hop Biographies,” published by Saddleback Educational Publishing.
Do you have a collaborative classroom project in mind for the coming school year? Put pen to paper and submit your application for the 2014 James Moffett Award; it could result in $1,000 in funding to support your program.
Cengage Learning announced today that it has emerged from Chapter 11, having completed its financial restructuring.
From an ode to an innovative jazz musician to an unreliable narrator-driven YA novel, check out the book and multimedia titles that made SLJ’s April list of stellar offererings.
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Thank you to each and every brave soul who sent in a book spine poem to help celebrate National Poetry Month during April. This year we had students, teachers, librarians, publishers, and authors give it a shot. If you want in, there’s still time. Make a poem, take a picture, and sent it my way [...]
The numbers you put to work every year are here. See the list of average book prices for 2013 and 2014 to date, produced in partnership with Baker & Taylor.
So was this year’s Undead Winner a dark horse? Did a scientist come along and cause his or her favorite to win? Or did perhaps a certain famous conservative radio commentator-and-now-best-selling-children’s-author get his followers to vote often and well for his favorite? (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) Nope, not to worry. This year’s winner started out in [...]
A glimpse at the hold shelf is a glimpse into the minds of young readers. – Guy I. Madeup It’s time to take a look at the books kids are lining up to read. Thank you to everyone who sent in their shelves. First up, John Schu’s school library: Here’s my hold shelf: Amy M: [...]
What was now only available to public libraries is now open to school libraries. Beloved authors—including Judy Blume, Roald Dahl, John Green, and many others—are now at school libraries’ fingertips.
Riding High: Four years in the making, Brian Floca’s Locomotive has arrived, earning him the top picture-book prize in children’s literature
By Robin Smith
Occupy Summer: Close the achievement gap with powerful summer literacy programs
By Karen Springen
In the Great Cedar Trunk: From a dusty attic, unpublished work by Goodnight Moon mastermind Margaret Wise Brown, surfaces in a new book
By Kiera Parrott
What’s Not to ‘Like’? It’s time to rethink restrictive social media policies
By Frances Jacobson Harris and Megan Murray Cusick
Get Everything and [...]
As Katie shreds the last TOP SEKRIT documents, we’re going dark here, shutting down our computers and phones today so we can move them tomorrow along with fifteen years of Horn Book history. You can still reach me via email and if you have my cell number you have my cell number. As of Monday, […]
Ten centuries have passed since the Earth and its solar system was destroyed by the Gauna, a massive, nearly indestructible, yet barely sentient life form. Mankind escaped out into space, in massive seed ships that carry the remnants of humanity who search for a new planet to call home, without the threat of the Gauna [...]
JUDGE – PATRICK NESS Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang FirstSecond/Macmillan Far Far Away by Tom McNeal Knopf/Random House What should we demand of YA literature? Is that even an answerable question? YA has grown into such a gorgeous, vast country that to narrow it down seems impossible, and probably undesirable. It has any genre you’d like, [...]
Swedish children’s book author Barbro Lindgren will received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA), the world’s largest monetary award for children’s and young adult literature.