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April 24, 2014

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JLG’s On the Radar: Biographies for Upper Elementary Students

On a Beam

Junior Library Guild editors select illustrated picture book biographies on remarkable Americans that are perfect for inspiring children in Grades 2 to 6. These include a new take on Albert Einstein and a brief look at how libraries became more accessible to young readers.

On the Radar: Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: Elementary Readers: New Offerings from Favorite Authors

Book Cover: Snake with mouth open

For our elementary readers, finding a favorite author is like finding an old friend. They welcome a familiar writing or illustration style. Not having to learn new characters or settings lets struggling students focus on the plot. This fall’s release of new books promises to be a happy reunion for kids in grades two to six.

BISHOP, Nic. Nic Bishop Snakes. Scholastic. Oct. 2012. ISBN 9780545206389. JLG Level: SCE: Science Nonfiction Elementary (Grades 2-6)

Naturalist and Sibert-award winning photographer Nic Bishop is [...]