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See You at the 2015 ALSC Preconference

See You at the 2015 ALSC Preconference

What do (*deep breath*) Cece Bell, Jacqueline Woodson, Lauren Castillo, Mary GrandPré, Candace Fleming, Yuyi Morales, Jillian Tamaki, Katherine Roy, John Parra, Patricia Hruby Powell, Mark Siegel, Christian Robinson, Jon Klassen and Melissa Sweet all have in common? They all helped create books that won honors at the 2015 ALSC Youth Media Awards. Also, they will […]

Friday Finds – April 3, 2015

Friday Finds – April 3, 2015

This Week at TLT Sunday Reflections: What I Learned While Trying to Put Together a Women’s History Display Take 5: Comic Book/Strip Creation Tools Middle Grade Monday – Reader’s Advisory and Reference Interviews with Tweens Book Review: Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl Book Review: Beast in the Mirror by […]

The Rise in Latino Children’s Literature: A 2015 Accounting

The Rise in Latino Children’s Literature: A 2015 Accounting

So we need diverse books, which at this point in the proceedings shouldn’t really be news to much of anyone.  You know it.  I know it.  But ascertaining progress can be tricky in these matters.  Anyone who works in publishing knows that it takes years and years for books to reach publication.  Read through any […]

SLJ’s 2015 School Librarian of the Year Award Open for Entries

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Are you a K−12 librarian who has a story to share about your school library’s exemplary use of 21st-century tools and services to engage children and teens and foster multiple literacies? Nominations are open for this year’s School Librarian of the Year Award, sponsored by Scholastic Library Publishing.

The origami revelation: 1 program fail; 3 reminders

The origami revelation: 1 program fail; 3 reminders

The other day I hosted a very regrettable program. In addition to my role as a teen librarian I also host a regular craft night for adults. It’s a nice way to extend my service population, and to be perfectly honest, I like seeing how an adult group handles a project before I hand it […]

2015 Zena Sutherland Lecture by Jack Gantos

2015 Zena Sutherland Lecture by Jack Gantos

Please join us for the 2015 Zena Sutherland Lecture, “A Pair of Jacks to Open,” with Jack Gantos. Friday May 1, Harold Washington Library in Chicago, 7:30PM. The lecture is free but tickets are required.

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One-to-One: Let’s Have One Librarian for Every 1:1 School | Pivot Points

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Despite seasons of budget cutbacks, education leaders are spending again. One-to-one devices are a favorite. How might teacher librarians support the strategic work involved?

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School Library Journal, March 2015 Issue: Table of Contents

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Cover Story
A Crossover Year

The 2015 Youth Media Awards set the children’s book world abuzz. Where do we go from here?

By Nina Lindsay

Features

Winds of Change at the YMAs | An ALA Midwinter Comic
By Lisa Nowlain
Books & Mortar: Starting a school library from scratch takes ingenuity—and elbow grease
By Jess deCourcy Hinds
Outstanding STEM Apps: Digital resources on life science, physical science, and earth and space
By Daryl Grabarek
Serving Conservative Teens: An educator recommends titles for teen patrons of diverse faiths
By Nicole Jenks May
Beboppin’ with Bird & Diz: Standards-aligned lessons for a new picture book about Charlie Parker and […]

Bedtime Bunnies, Western Railroad Waitresses, and Typhoid Mary Populate Boyds Mills | 2015 Spring Preview

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At the Spring Preview for Boyds Mills, a full range of nonfiction and fiction alike presided, including a story about restless bunnies in Bedtime at Bessie and Lil’s, a young boy who is a space explorer in Space Boy and His Dog, and an exploration of Typhoid Mary who spread the disease to many in Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary.

Ann Burlingame Wins 2015 Sullivan Award; National Poetry Month Contest; Giveaways | SLJTeen News

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A contest and verse giveaway to kick off National Poetry Month; NEH makes The Great Stories Club program possible with $350,000 to ALA; strut your YA stuff at ALA Annual 2016; Ann Burlingame is winner of the 2015 Sullivan Award.

The Winner of the 2015 Undead Poll

The Winner of the 2015 Undead Poll

It was amazing watching this year’s Undead Polling. Every contender had their champions which makes us happy. And then, throughout the voting period, three were neck and neck — Brown Girl Dreaming, El Deafo, and We Were Liars. Following close after them were The Crossover and The Family Romanov, with all the other titles earning a healthy numbers of votes. By the […]

Fantasy BoB 2015 and the Undead Guessing Game

Fantasy BoB 2015 and the Undead Guessing Game

On this spring Saturday, we bring you two final Sideline Activities, a Farewell, and a couple of Forecasts: Sideline Activities: 1. As in the Fantasy Sport Games, our young commentators have conjured up their own dream teams and banked on the win of certain players throughout the Battle.  We asked them to give us their […]

School Library Journal, February 2015 Issue: Table of Contents

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Cover Story
Fringe Factor

Small presses and self-publishing are turning the industry on its head.

By Mercy Pilkington

Features

We Will (Kindie) Rock You: Empowered by the web and social media,“kindie” music has entered a new Golden Age
By Warren Truitt
Best Databases: Watch science spring into action with these must-have resources
By Mahnaz Dar
A Fight to the Endpaper: Sixteen contenders go cover-to-cover in the seventh annual SLJ Battle of the Kids’ Books
By Shelley M. Diaz
USBBY Presents Its Annual Outstanding International Books List

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13 Thoughts Author Carrie Mesrobian Had About The Walking Dead

13 Thoughts Author Carrie Mesrobian Had About The Walking Dead

If you follow author Carrie Mesrobian on Twitter, you know that she is a big fan of The Walking Dead. She is part of the reason that this week became Zombie Week, our shared love of zombies and The Walking Dead. So to round up Zombie Week, Carrie Mesrobian is sharing some thoughts she has […]

Hello Texas! Visit Macmillan/Griffin Teen at TLA Annual in Austin, April 14–17

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The Macmillan/Griffin team can’t wait to see librarians in Austin at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference in just a few short weeks! Peruse the program early and then join them in the exhibit hall in the Macmillan Adult booth #1359.

Friday Finds – March 27, 2015

Friday Finds – March 27, 2015

This Week at TLT Sunday Reflections: On Trying to Be Better Zombie Love: Why Are Zombie Things So Popular? (A guest post by Geri Diorio) Middle Grade Monday – Women in Fiction Book Review: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach #FSYALIT Girls Like Me Don’t: Thoughts on Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally, […]

Round 3, Match 1: Brown Girl Dreaming vs El Deafo

Round 3, Match 1: Brown Girl Dreaming vs El Deafo

JUDGE – KEKLA MAGOON Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson Publisher El Deafo by Cece Bell Publisher So…yeah. No pressure. “Just choose your favorite of the two Newbery Honor books, Sophie.” Sheesh. Don’t get me wrong—I was thrilled to learn that I’d be judging El Deafo by Cece Bell and Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline […]

Disney Hyperion Editors Take Dramatic Turn | 2015 Spring Preview

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At the Disney Hyperion 2015 Spring Preview, editors traded in the red pencils for scripts as they did dramatic readings from their upcoming titles from Christopher Myers, Tim Federle, Dave Barry, and Bob Shea.

From the Page to the Screen | Multimedia Reviews, March 2015

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This month features the arrival of the DVD and audio versions of Jon Agee’s satirical Nothing, Alison McGhee’s wintry Making a Friend, and Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton’s The Very Fairy Princess, who lets her sparkle out in both formats. Christopher Myers’s H.O.R.S.E. and Ann M. Martin’s Reign are among the starred audiobook reviews.

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School Library Journal, January 2015 Issue: Table of Contents

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Cover Story
What’s Trending?

Hot themes in kidlit and what
we want to see.

By Elizabeth Bird

Features

Lean In and Listen: Jacqueline Woodson talks to SLJ about her National Book Award for Brown Girl Dreaming
By Kiera Parrott with Luann Toth
Y Is for Yoga: Libraries embrace the practice to ease stress and promote literacy
By Lauren Barack

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