December 3, 2016

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Surprising Jolts of Children’s Books in Unexpected Places

Time for another post that justifies my current job.  As you may or may not know, as Evanston Public Library’s Collection Development Manager I buy all the adult books.  Which is to say, they apparently make them for people over the age of 12 these days.  Who knew?  Happily, there are plenty of connections to […]

Read A Picture…Book | Bold New Titles for Bolstering Visual Literacy and Discussing Design

a long way away

Packed with child appeal, these tantalizingly creative titles will fortify reading skills and engender enthusiasm for literature, as they challenge readers’ imaginations.

Pick of the Day: Exclamation Mark

yellow square with smiley face exlamation mark

A fun treatment of punctuation

SLJ 2012 Day of Dialog: Pushing the Picture Book Envelope

(l. to r.) Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Jon Klassen, Tom Lichtenheld, D.B. Johnson, & Mac Barnett

The picture book isn’t dead—in fact, it might be entering a golden age, say some of the most talented and innovative children’s book creators during SLJ’s Day of Dialog.