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Top 10 Graphic Novels 2015

Selected by the Good Comics for Kids bloggers, these graphic novels published in 2015 are the cream of the crop.

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

Top 10 Latin@ Books 2015

Tim Wadham, SLJ’s Libro por libro columnist, along with the members the Top 10 Latin@ Books committee, select superlative titles about the Latin@ experience.

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Best Adult Books 4 Teens 2015

Mark Flowers and his team of reviewers selected 22 of the top adult titles published in 2015 to share with teen readers.

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Top 10 Apps 2015

Daryl Grabarek, SLJ’s resident app guru, curates a stellar list of the best educational and story apps produced in the past year.

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Top 10 DVDs 2015

Kent Turner, SLJ’s DVD editor, hand-picked these top-shelf productions that offer educational—as well as entertainment—value.

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Top 10 Audiobooks 2015

These 10 titles, curated by audio editor Stephanie Klose, represent excellent storytelling with exceptional narration and production values.

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2015 Caldecott Medal Predictions

The last time I made Caldecott predictions, I went 2 for 5. Any time I can get more than one, I’m happy. But I refuse to stop until I am able to pick them all. You can therefore count on me doing Caldecott predictions every year. And if you’re into this stuff, you need to […]

Top 20 Books of 2014: 5-1

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 5. The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee [Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster) | Grades K-2] Click here for additional resources from Watch. Connect. Read. The opportunity to “read” and pore over a wordless picture book with a group of students is one of the best parts of […]

Top 20 Books of 2014: 10-6

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 10. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier [Graphix (Scholastic) | Grades 3-6] Click here for additional resources from Watch. Connect. Read. Raina Telgemeier is to today’s middle school readers what Elvis was to teens in 1956. Her fans are loyal, passionate, and proud of the number of times they’ve read […]

SLJ’s Top 10 DVDs 2014

School Library Journal DVD reviews editor Kent Turner selects the top picks out of the more than 250 DVDs reviewed in SLJ this year. The following are memorable works that will enhance curricula with their strong educational and entertainment appeal.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

SLJ’s Top 10 Graphic Novels 2014

Four superhero stories, three tales with a touch of fantasy, and the drama of a trouble-plagued Antarctic expedition are among the “Good Comics for Kids” bloggers’ favorites.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.