November 24, 2015

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Moderate Screen Time OK for Tots, AAP Now Says


The American Academy of Pediatrics’ updated recommendations on young children’s media use advise moderation.

A Flurry of Fresh Children’s and YA Titles Presented at the AAP Book Buzz


Librarian Robbin Friedman attends and reports back on the recent AAP Book Buzz, highlighting new and upcoming titles for children and teens.

Authors at the Fourth Annual SLJ/AAP Librarian Dinner | BEA 2015

Panel of authors at the SLJ/AAP Librarian Dinner. l. to r. Matt de la Peña, Kevin Henkes, Mike Curato, Jeff Anderson?, Candace Fleming, Adam Silvera, and Eric Rohmann.

Matt de la Peña, Kevin Henkes, Mike Curato, Jeff Anderson, Candace Fleming, Adam Silvera, and Eric Rohmann were featured speakers at the dinner, moderated by Betsy Bird.

Adopt-a-Library Program Reveals Winners; “Nowhere But Here” Giveaway | SLJTeen News


The debut authors’ group Freshmen Fifteens announces the winners of its mini-grants. The 2015 International Latino Book Awards finalists are revealed. Enter for a chance to win a copy of Katie McGarry’s Nowhere But Here. Get a preview of Awkward graphic novel from Yen Press.

Rx Read: Perri Klass and Reach Out and Read at Bellevue Hospital


The Manhattan hospital’s far-reaching implementation of this early literacy initiative, in which pediatricians hand out books to babies and young children during checkups, is changing lives.

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American Academy of Pediatrics Says Reading from Birth Can Close Learning Gap


The American Academy of Pediatrics has announced a new policy that tells parents read to their children from birth in order to help close the achievement gap.

Coming Soon: Association of American Publisher’s Author Speed Dating Event | ALA 2014


For those attending the upcoming American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas this year (June 26 – July 1), the Association of American Publishers is holding a Children’s and Teen Author Speed Dating Event on June 28; RSVP to attend.

RSVP Now: Breakfast with Rainbow Rowell at PLA 2014

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Breakfast with Rainbow Rowell—say what? If you’re going to PLA, keep Friday, March 14 open for the AAP Children’s Book & Author Breakfast and you might be asking Rainbow to please pass the croissants.

Pictures of the Week


Author Libba Bray and SLJ Reviews Assistant Editor, Shelley Diaz at The Diviners BookExpo America party.