November 30, 2015

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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.

New Titles from Douglas Florian, Courtney Summers, & Phillip Hoose | SLJ Sneak Peek


A zany send-up to Star Wars and a fanciful dragon tale are some of the kid-friendly picture books featured in SLJ‘s May 2015 issue. And important titles from heavy hitters Phillip Hoose and Courtney Summers are just some of the works for older readers highlighted. Check out the latest sneak peek of reviews appearing in the next print issue.

Visual and Vibrant: Douglas Florian’s Favorite Poetry Collections


In honor of National Poetry Month, acclaimed poet and artist Douglas Florian shares his favorite poetry books for children.

Pick of the Day: Shiver Me Timbers!: Pirate Poems & Paintings

Book cover Kid pirates

FLORIAN, Douglas. Shiver Me Timbers!: Pirate Poems & Paintings. illus. by Robert Neubecker. 32p. CIP. S & S/Beach Lane Bks. Aug. 2012. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-1321-4; ebook $12.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5712-6. LC 2010048963.
Gr 2-5
–From the smiling, rollicking kids on the cover laying claim to a beach full of treasure to the shipload of fierce, sneering, plundering, cutlass-waving, face-making buccaneers, boastful of their scurrilous behavior, these pirates are a motley group. In 19 poems, they teach “Pirate Patter” and punishment and describe some […]