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March 29, 2015

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The PreGame/PostGame ALA Youth Media Awards Videos and Some Vids From the Winners As Well

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SLJ’s Pregame and Postgame YMA show, folks getting “the call,” and clips by some of the ALA Youth Media Award winners.

Our 2015 Predictions and Picks: Loves and Likelies

Our 2015 Predictions and Picks: Loves and Likelies

One of the greatest joys of writing this blog is the chance to be spectacularly wrong* come the announcements. So here is our official post of both our personal picks — books we can support and love love love — and our predictions, which are the books we think are most likely — even if […]

Pyrite Redux: Lifestyles of the Rich and Privileged

Pyrite Redux: Lifestyles of the Rich and Privileged

The ALA Youth Media Awards are just around the corner and that means that it’s redux time! Today we’re revisiting two 2014 favorites: Candace Fleming’s The Family Romanov and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. The Hudson Valley Library Association’s book club met today for its annual Mock Printz. Karyn and I hosted some very […]

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia, Candace Fleming Schwartz & Wade, July 2014 Reviewed from ARC Six stars. It seems like everyone is talking about The Family Romanov*. Let’s set aside those stars though, because a discussion of what it means when a book earns full marks, ahem, stars, should be […]

Video Sunday: Sneaky Peeks Edition, Part 2

Video Sunday: Sneaky Peeks Edition, Part 2

You know, it’s been a while since I showed you some of the fan-freakin’-tastic Wild Things videos we’ve been playing on the old Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature website.  I know some of you haven’t gone over to it lately so I’ll make it easy for you.  Here’s a quickie synopsis of […]

Star-crossed Love, Diabolical Mean Girls, and Unsolved Historical Mysteries | What’s Hot in YA

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Looking for titles to share for the summer reading crowd? The following picks will intrigue teens looking for their next YA fix, whether it be the latest in science fiction, graphic novels, DIY guides, or heartbreaking true stories.

JLG’s On the Radar | Dare to be Different: Picture Books for Elementary Students

Papa's Mechanical Fish

The following picture books, selected by Junior Library Guild editors, highlight real-life people who had the strength to be who they truly were. Share these titles with students to encourage them to accept the differences in all of us.

Pick of the Day: Papa’s Mechanical Fish

submarine surrounded by turqoise sea

With luminous, playful artwork, an exuberant look at the development of one of the first submarines.