February 21, 2017

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Book Review: The Time Museum by Matthew Loux, a guest post by Callum (age 10)

If you follow me on Twitter (@CiteSomething), then you’re familiar with my extremely entertaining 10-year-old son, Callum. He’s a big fan of graphic novels and recently has started pulling books out of my TBR pile. It’s fun to get book mail and have so much of it either appeal now to him or know it […]

Review: ‘Mickey’s Craziest Adventures’

Mickey’s Craziest Adventures Writer: Lewis Trondheim Aritst: Keramidas IDW; $14.99 The conceit of this clever collaboration between Lewis Trondheim and Nicola Keramidas is that the pair discovered an incomplete “lost” spin-off comic of Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories entitled Mickey’s Quest, a series so forgotten that it was never archived at Disney, was never republished […]

Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas + Giveaway

Publisher’s description Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. Soon to be a major motion picture from Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions. Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood […]

2017 Judge: Sabaa Tahir

Sabaa Tahir grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s eighteen-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother’s comic book stash, and playing guitar badly. She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks, and all […]

Book Review: The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

Publisher’s description Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx in this bold and romantic coming-of-age novel about dysfunctional families, good and bad choices, and finding the courage to question everything you ever thought you wanted—from debut author Lilliam Rivera. Things/People Margot Hates: Mami, for destroying her social life Papi, for allowing Junior to become […]

Your Childhood Has Now Been Extended. Please Restart Your Computer to Complete the Installation

I’m 38 going on 39 and I’ve noticed something strange about pop culture.  As more members of my generation are placed in positions of power in the entertainment and publishing industry, cultural references to my childhood are becoming increasingly prevalent.  For example, I was sitting down with my kiddo to watch the LEGO Batman movie […]

Middle School Monday: Short Stories + Book Covers = Creativity

I love short stories. I love them as a reader* and I’m excited at their potential for us as librarians. Short stories give us an accessible way into ELA classrooms with a bite-sized unit that we can connect to the curriculum by exploring figurative language, plot devices, or vocabulary. Using excellent short story collections like […]

UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL)

This week UNESCO launched a framework illustrating its Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL). This global strategy marries the large, but often separated, disciplines of information literacy and media literacy and creates a common vocabulary for folks in multiple areas of knowledge to engage in conversation. It also positions these critical literacies as […]

2017 Judge: Nova Ren Suma

Nova Ren Suma is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Walls Around Us and other novels. She loves unreliable narrators and ghost stories, so if you see her in person, tell her a good, spine-tingling ghost story to keep her from sleeping through the night. Nova lives in a tiny apartment […]

Review: ‘Tales of the Fortress of Solitude’ Chapter Books

Tales of the Fortress of Solitude: The Last City of Krypton Tales of the Fortress of Solitude: A Buried Starship Tales of the Fortress of Solitude: The Robot that Barked Tales of the Fortress of Solitude: Rays of Doom By Michael Dahl Illustrated by Luciano Vecchio and Tim Levins Capstone Reading Level: Grades 1-3 Interest […]

Review: Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder

Charlie & Mouse
By Laurel Snyder
Illustrated by Emily Hughes
Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452131535
$14.99
Grades K-1
Out April 11, 2017
Find it at:
Schuler Books | Your Library

Review of the Day: Grandfather and the Moon by Stéphanie Lapointe, ill. Rogé

Grandfather and the Moon (Originally titled Grand Pere et la Lune) By Stéphanie Lapointe Illustrated by Rogé Translated by Shelley Tanaka Groundwood Books $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-55498-961-4 Ages: Your Call On shelves May 1st “Flummox” is a good word. Very descriptive. It sounds like it defines. Some people are flummoxed constantly. Others are stoic non-flummoxers. I’m […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Jughead and Archie Jumbo Digest’ #25

Dan Parent has a new lead story in Jughead and Archie Jumbo Digest #25, which is due out on Wednesday, and we’ve got a preview of it, as well as a classic Archie tale from years gone by. Enjoy!

Duncan Tonatiuh Talks FUNNY BONES

Travis: Funny Bones is one of those books that’s garnered so much critical acclaim I feared they might run out of places to put all the awards. I had a great time talking to Funny Bones creator Duncan Tonatiuh about the process of becoming an artist who makes books for kids, and the inspiration behind […]

Book Title Toons: Brothers

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Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo Team-Up’ #23

Scooby and the gang go west in this exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #23, and they end up on the trail of a ghost that’s stealing everything in town: Quick Draw McGraw may be the high-falutin’est, fastest-shootin’est lawman on the lone prairie, but he needs help from Scooby and the gang when faced with that […]

Friday Finds: February 17, 2017

This Week at TLT Sunday Reflections: Muslim Voices Middle School Monday: Spy on History Blog Tour and Giveaway Book Review: American Street by Ibi Zoboi Dr. Bully, a guest post by M.G. Hennessey Everything, Everything Movie Trailer is Here! TPiB: 3 cheap and easy after school programs #SJYALit Hello, I’m Your Social Justice Librarian, a […]

This Week’s Comics: Your Dragon is in Another Castle

On this week’s list of new releases, it isn’t so bad being second in line. Dark Horse Comics releases To Castle Catula, the second volume of Angel Catbird. Hyperion Books keeps the Olympic tradition going with graphic adaptation of Heroes of Olympus Volume 2: The Son of Neptune, while IDW Publishing releases Volume 2 of […]

2017 Judge: Tanya Lee Stone

Tanya Lee Stone was a happy participant in SLJ’s Battle of the Books back in 2011 when her The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie succumbed in Round 2 to Kathi Appelt’s Keeper. It wasn’t a total loss, though, as judge Naomi Shihab Nye referred to her as “the intrepid Tanya Lee Stone,” thus softening […]

Walking and Talking with . . . Rebecca Stead!

There is much to love in this latest edition to the Steve Sheinkin “Walking and Talking” oeuvre.  Since today’s guest is Newbery Award winning author Rebecca Stead there are insights into her process.  There is careful consideration of the act of writing, and what you chose to tell or not tell.  And, most important of […]