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2015 Judge: Elizabeth Rusch

2015 Judge: Elizabeth Rusch

Elizabeth Rusch once confessed on a panel that her interests have a curious case of ADHD. Her wide-ranging passions include astronomy, volcanology, art, music, history, nature, waves, jokes, crayons, and mud — anything that catches her fancy. Elizabeth’s award-winning books for young readers include Eruption!, The Mighty Mars Rovers, Electrical Wizard, For the Love of Music, A Day with No […]

2015 GGNT: Manga Spotlight

2015 GGNT: Manga Spotlight

As snow buried the Northeast, librarians from around the country converged in Chicago for five days of meetings and expositions at the annual American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. One of those meetings was of YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, which presented its annual list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. You can read […]

2015 GGNT: Manga Spotlight

As snow buried the Northeast, librarians from around the country converged in Chicago for five days of meetings and expositions at the annual American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. One of those meetings was of YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, which presented its annual list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. You can read […]

Sponsored Content: Who Has 2015 Winners? Macmillan and Griffin Teen

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Let loose with the confetti! Macmillan and Griffin Teen are thrilled to share their 2015 young adult award-winners.

Talking Shop About Special Needs and Inclusive Services | 2015 ALA Midwinter

Children's librarian Ashley Waring.

At ALA Midwinter, Massachusetts librarian Ashley Waring held court at the Networking Uncommons to discuss special needs and inclusive services—from what to offer outside of sensory storytime to how to measure your program’s success.

Not-to-be-Missed 2014 Middle Grade Novels │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

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From a new series opener to a final installment, the following are some of our favorite authors’ 2014 not-to-be-missed hits for middle grade readers. Kids will find glimpses of themselves in diverse fictional worlds as these A-Listers transport them into the following selections from Junior Library Guild editors.

Review: Scooby-Doo Team-Up Vol. 1

Review: Scooby-Doo Team-Up Vol. 1

Scooby-Doo Team-Up Vol. 1 Written by Sholly Fisch Art by Dario Brizuela DC Comics; $12.99 One of the most surprisingly entertaining kids comics that either of the Big Two direct market publishers have managed in a long time, Scooby-Doo Team-Up has managed to pull off the rare (but always appreciated) trick of addressing child readers […]

2015 Judge: Isabel Quintero

2015 Judge: Isabel Quintero

Isabel Quintero was born and raised in Southern California. Her love of reading and writing comes from her mother reading to her before she went to bed, and from the teachers and professors who encouraged her to keep writing. Her love of chorizo and carne asada tacos comes from her dad grilling on Sundays during […]

African-American Experience Children’s Literary Reference Guide (2010-2015)

African-American Experience Children’s Literary Reference Guide (2010-2015)

We’re in the thick of the month of February now and recently I ran into an interesting problem.  It being Black History Month and all I was looking to create a list of Black Experience children’s books for my librarians to pull from for displays and purchasing and such.  So I trolled about online looking […]

2015 Judge: G. Neri

2015 Judge: G. Neri

G. Neri is the Coretta Scott King honor-winning author of Yummy: the Last Days of a Southside Shorty and the recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award for his free verse novella, Chess Rumble. His novels include Surf Mules and the Horace Mann Upstander Award-winning Ghetto Cowboy. His latest books include the YA […]

2015: The Year of the Spiders and the Flies

2015: The Year of the Spiders and the Flies

Let’s face facts.  When doing a trendwatch piece, it’s almost impossible to top Travis Jonker’s 2014 bit of brilliance 2014: The Year of the Whale. Prior to that piece I had done The Year of the Chloe, The Year of the Jackalope, and The Year of the Raven.  And now, in 2015, I’m calling it […]

2015 BoB: Top 8 Titles Guessing Game

2015 BoB: Top 8 Titles Guessing Game

Which of the sixteen contenders will move on to Round Two? Put your guesses in the comments and we will award the winners with prizes for you or your library!

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SLJ SummerTeen 2015

Save the date for SLJ’s fourth SummerTeen, a free online conference featuring the biggest and best YA authors and illustrators under the sun. SummerTeen is a must for teen and young adult services librarians, and educators from public and school library settings, as well as teen advisory groups, book clubs, and anyone who loves YA/teen literature.

Registration opens May 2015

Click Here to view last year’s lineup.

Macmillan | 2015 Spring Preview

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Books about World War II, the New York City Sanitation Department, and titles written by librarians-turned-authors were aplenty at the 2015 Macmillan Spring Preview.

Starred reviews, March/April 2015 Horn Book Magazine

Starred reviews, March/April 2015 Horn Book Magazine

The following books will receive starred reviews in the March/April 2015 issue of the Horn Book Magazine: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña; illus. by Christian Robinson (Putnam) Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman; illus. by Zachariah OHora (Little, Brown) Meet the Dullards by Sara Pennypacker; illus. by Daniel Salmieri (Balzer […]

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Friday Finds – February 13, 2015

Friday Finds – February 14, 2015

Happy almost Valentines Day – remember to tell people you love them! This Week at TLT Sunday Reflections: Pet peeves and more #FSYALit Discussion Index/Hub Middle Grade Monday – Love is in the Air Book review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga TPiB: Zip Tie Crafts Serving Teens Full T.I.L.T. : Diverse […]