December 11, 2014

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Alphabet Books Galore, All About Parrots, and Inside a Roller Derby Race | Nonfiction Preschool to Grade 4


This month, we bring you a host of fun and creative alphabet books (from pirates to animal tracks and more!), everything you ever wanted to know about parrots, and the truth behind the fast-paced world of roller derby.

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People Who Left Their Mark: Picture Book Biographies | JLG’s On the Radar


From breaking gender barriers to being the forerunner in children’s books illustrating, the subjects in the following titles selected by the editors at Junior Library Guild were ordinary people who did extraordinary things.

Pick of the Day: Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?

busy green duck in foreground

a small green duck frets unnecessarily about some “misplaced” socks

Population Shifts Through the Centuries | Nick’s Picks


Throughout the ages, individuals and groups have migrated, emigrated, fled, and been forcibly removed from their homelands. When teaching about the movement of people through history, books can offer students a variety of perspectives.