August 25, 2016

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SLJ and Scholastic Announce 2016 School Librarian of the Year Award Winners

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Winner Todd Burleson, and finalists Anita Cellucci and Laura Gardner, all display outstanding achievement and innovative use of technology.

Three Digital Dynamos, Now in the National Spotlight, Tell All

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Engaging kids with the latest of tech? It’s all in a day’s work for these PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program winners.

Will You Be Our Next Celebrity School Librarian?

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Are you one of those people who laments “I never win anything?” If you’re a superstar school librarian (and you are, of course) then your luck may be about to change.

Meg Rosoff Is 2016 Astrid Lindgren Laureate

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The writer of YA best-sellers “How I Live Now” and “Picture Me Gone” was selected from a pool of 215 notables.

2016 School Librarian of the Year Award Open for Entries

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If you’re confident that you’ve gone above and beyond finding innovative ways to equip students with 21st-century literacies—or know a colleague who has—check out all the details on SLJ’s 2016 School Librarian of the Year Award.

Why “The Hired Girl” Won the 2016 O’Dell Award

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The win strikes a chord of redemption for supporters of the controversial book following a wide-ranging discussion over the main character’s prejudiced outlooks.

Picture of the Week: Gene Luen Yang Inaugurated as National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature

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Our most memorable shot of the week is of a trio of grinning ambassadors. It’s sure to make you smile, too.

SLJ Columnist Pat Scales Wins ALSC Distinguished Service Award

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Pat Scales, School Library Journal’s Scales on Censorship columnist, has been named this year’s Distinguished Service Award recipient by the Association for Library Service to Children.

Gene Luen Yang Is Next Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

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The new 2016–2017 Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is Gene Luen Yang. He will be the youngest ambassador ever, as well as the first to come from a graphic literature background.

Three School Librarians Win 2015 “I Love My Librarian” Awards

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The winners include a librarian who works with incarcerated youth at a school within a juvenile hall and another whose efforts helped raise student reading scores significantly at an underserved elementary school.

Meet the Recipients of the 2015 SLJ Build Something Bold Award

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Read about the winner, first runner-up, and editor’s choice for SLJ’s 2015 Build Something Bold Award, honoring creativity in school library programming that incorporates hands-on learning led by the librarian or media specialist.

This article was published in School Library Journal's October 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Ten Titles Make Longlist for the 2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

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The 2015 longlist in the Young People’s Literature category includes a previous National Book Award winner and a two-time National Book Award finalist. Three novels are by debut authors.

PBS Launches Emperor Science Award for 10th and 11th Graders

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A student in high school today just might become the scientist who develops a cure for cancer. PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) are giving 300 students such an opportunity over the next three years with The Emperor Science Award.

Reviewers and Bloggers: Prepare for KidLitCon 2015, October 9–10, in Baltimore

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Registration is now open for the annual festival of book love known as KidLitCon, for people who write about children’s and young adult literature.

SLJ and Scholastic Announce 2015 School Librarian of the Year Award Winners

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Today, School Library Journal and Scholastic recognize Kristina Holzweiss, Lakisha Brinson, and Sally Smollar, three school librarians who display outstanding achievement and innovative use of technology.

James Patterson’s School Library Grants to Be Announced June 30

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School libraries across the country will enjoy a collective $500,000 gift when the first winners of James Patterson’s $1.5 Pledge to Libraries grants, in partnership with the Scholastic Reading Club, are announced on June 30.

School Library Journal a Finalist in 2015 REVERE Awards

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SLJ has earned finalist honors in two REVERE Awards categories: single issue editorial and best overall publication.

Buy the book

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I’m a judge for this year’s Pannell Award for children’s bookselling and our slate of nominees has been announced. Anything you want to tell me?

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One for YOU, and one for YOU, and one for YOU, and one for YOU….

One for YOU, and one for YOU, and one for YOU, and one for YOU….

I’m really enjoying the discussions over on Calling Caldecott about this year’s winners. The comments, divvied up between the last two posts, mostly address 1) why The Farmer and the Clown didn’t get any love, 2) why This One Summer DID, and 3) why there are six honor books, a new record. The last question provokes in […]

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In case you missed the hoopla live . . .

In case you missed the hoopla live . . .

I’ve got a lot of reading to do!  Though I read a lot this year, each year at the beginning of each February I start fresh with a checklist of the great titles I missed. Of course, this was a big week for kids’ books and media.   If you somehow missed ALA’s Youth Media […]