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Press Release Fun: The 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture!

Press Release Fun: The 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture!

Yet another reason why we all should live in Minneapolis. I ain’t kidding, actually. Man, I wish I could go to this. Rejoice the Legacy!    What: 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture When: Saturday, May 3, Doors open at 6:30 p.m., lecture at 7:00 p.m. with reception and book signing following Where: Willey Hall, West Bank, [...]

Series Made Simple — Spring 2014

Series Made Simple

Editorial

New Angles on Nonfiction

Reviews

History Comes Alive | American History

From Teacup Pigs to Flying Dragons | Animals

Friendly & Fearsome | Animals

From Beadmaking to Beekeeping | Arts & Crafts

Life’s Work | Biographies and Careers

The World Around Us | Life Science

High-Tech Highlights | STEM

Greeks, Ghosts, & Gremlins | Mythology

Forces of Nature | Science

Explore Your World | Social Sciences

Bats, Balls, Bikes…and Bruises? | Sports

History Everywhere | World History

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Librarian Preview: Chronicle Books (Fall 2014)

Librarian Preview: Chronicle Books (Fall 2014)

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 [...]

Round 3, Match 1

Round 3, Match 1

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, [...]

Announcing SLJ’s 2014 School Librarian of the Year Award: Could It Be You?

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School Library Journal and Scholastic Library Publishing join forces to announce the SLJ School Librarian of the Year Award.

The YA Lit Winners and Honorees Announced for the 2014 Street Literature Book Awards

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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.

Open Call for 2014 James Moffett Award Applications

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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.

Yang’s Two-Volume ‘Boxers & Saints’ Scores Final Victory | SLJ 2014 BoB

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While crowd favorite Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park swept the Undead Poll, it was Gene Luen Yang’s innovative graphic novel, Boxers & Saints, on Chinese history, that survived to be the winner of SLJ’s 2014 Battle of the Kids’ Books.

Cengage Learning Exits Chapter 11, Completes Restructuring

Cengage Learning announced today that it has emerged from Chapter 11, having completed its financial restructuring.

Where Babies Come From, a Jazz Legend, & One Brave Chicken | Stars List, April 2014

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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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2014 Book Spine Poem Gallery

2014 Book Spine Poem Gallery

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 [...]

SLJ’s Average Book Prices 2014

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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.

The Winner of the 2014 Undead Poll Is…

The Winner of the 2014 Undead Poll Is…

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 [...]

#Holdshelf: March 2013

#Holdshelf: March 2013

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: [...]

School Libraries Can Now Access Over 17,000 Ebook Penguin Titles through OverDrive

Penguin Ebooks Return to OverDrive, Go National on Axis 360

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.

School Library Journal, March 2014 Issue: Table of Contents

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Cover Story

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

Features

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 [...]

Moving moment No. 13

Moving moment No. 13

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, […]

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YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Knights of Sidonia Volume 1-2

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Knights of Sidonia Volume 1-2

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 [...]

Round 3, Match 1: Boxers and Saints vs Far Far Away

Round 3, Match 1: Boxers and Saints vs Far Far Away

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 Author Barbro Lindgren to Receive ALMA 2014

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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.