July 27, 2016

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Cover Curiosity: Keeping it 100

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? But when a Cover Curiosity reveals itself, I am there. Click here for previous Cover Curiosities. Today we have something for the little ones. Our first cover is… Worth noting: First 100 Words was the fourth highest-selling juvenile book of 2015. Fourth! Here are some other books that First […]

MackinVIA Takes Best in Show at ISTE 2016

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The digital content management system was judged on quality, effectiveness, ease of use, and creative
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Friday Finds: July 8, 2016

This Week at TLT Sunday Reflections: When the Rains Came Down, a reflection on THE LAST BOY AND GIRL IN THE WORLD by Siobhan Vivian Middle School Monday: The Gallery by Laura Marx Fitzgerald Book Review: P.S. I Like You by Kasie West MakerSpace: Instagram Scrapbook and Mini Books (Book Making in the Teen MakerSpace […]

Around America To Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles by Mara Rockliff | SLJ Review

Around America To Win the Vote Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles by Mara Rockliff

Rockliff, Mara. Around America To Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles. illus. by Hadley Hooper. 40p. further reading. Candlewick. Aug. 2016. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780763678937. POP 

K-Gr 3 –A car made up of bright primary colors—yellow hood, blue doors, and red luggage compartment—transports suffragists Nell Richardson and Alice Burke, a kitten, and readers across the United States all in the name of “Votes for Women!” Throughout, the pacing is excellent, and Rockliff […]

Review: ‘Jughead’ Vol. 1

Jughead Vol. 1 Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Erica Henderson Archie Comics; $19.99 Rated Teen When Archie Comics decided to remake their red-headed company namesake in a brand-new comic book in 2015, it was a pretty drastic move, one entailing a new look, a new format and the courting of a new, wider audience. They turned […]

VR, Whole Libraries in a Contact Lens: ISTE 2016 Top Takeaways

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Nearly 20,000 attendees convened in Denver for a notably robust ISTE 2016. From virtual reality to the new open resources platform Amazon Inspire, SLJ taps the highlights.

ALA 2016: “This Is What a Maker Space Looks Like”

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Heather Moorefield-Lang—who spent the past three years traveling around the world documenting examples of maker spaces— led this session, which was full of surprises.

ALA 2016: Highlights of Diversity Panel Discussion

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“Not Your Granny’s Dinner Conversation: Diversity, Race, Sex and Gender” featured seven children’s literature experts, all addressing tough questions and hot topics.

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Friday Finds: July 1, 2016

This Week at TLT Sunday Reflections: Brexit and Helping Teens Understand the Importance of the Political Process Middle School Monday: Nonfiction on the Horizon TPiB: It’s Shark Week! Book Review: Run by Kody Keplinger Book Review: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo, reviewed by teen reviewer Lexi TLT Roundtable: What About “Clean” Books? […]

Sign On! Children’s Authors at ALA 2016

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Look at which children’s book honorees editorial director Rebecca T. Miller spotted signing autographs and greeting fans at ALA.

Pictures of the Week | 2016 ALA Annual

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School Library Journal‘s Luann Toth’s first stop in Orlando, FL, at ALA Annual was the Disney-Hyperion booth.

Photos: Two Days of ALA (Part 1)

What just happened? I’m back in Michigan after a wonderful and speedy trip to Orlando for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference. Quick, yes, but I still managed to take a few photos along the way. For more ALA Annual-ness, check out these posts: Fuse #8 Production: Reflections on a Banquet | Oh, What a Time it […]

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Chronicle Fall 2016 Preview Shows Off Unique Approaches for All Ages

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The publisher recently shared the anticipation of their next season releases with a gaggle of giddy librarians and booksellers—and a few furry friends.

Middle Grade Xpress Reviews | July 2016

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A new offering from Rick Riordan, a truly stellar adventure from Philip Reeve, and a sensitively told coming-of-age story from Beth Vrabel.

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YA Xpress Reviews | July 2016

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This month’s YA Xpress Reviews take readers everywhere from Paris to Azad Kashmir.

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Nonfiction Xpress Reviews | July 2016

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The heartrending journey of three elephants, ballpark recipes, and atlases and fact books galore.

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Chapter Books Xpress Reviews | July 2016

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Wrestling, fantasy, and princesses all take center stage in this new chapter book series.

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