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December 19, 2014

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Dear Well Meaning Adult, Here’s how to buy books for teens on your list.

Dear Well Meaning Adult, Here’s how to buy books for teens on your list.

Dear Well Meaning Adult, Maybe you’re a relative, maybe you’re a friend, but no matter what, it is so awesome that you want to buy books for teens this holiday season. If you don’t mind, can I give you a few tips about how to buy books that these teens that you so clearly care […]

Crankypants Monday

Crankypants Monday

Interesting discussion about holiday library programming over at SLJ. I have two questions. First, as is so often true when we are talking “on behalf” of children, I want to know if Santa-in-the-library is genuinely offensive to non-Santa people, or is this a case of one party being offended in advance on behalf of another? […]

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Shannon’s holiday gifts and Lisa’s very useful printables

Shannon’s holiday gifts and Lisa’s very useful printables

Two inspiring/handy ideas came across my network yesterday.   My dear friend, Shannon Miller shared the mashed-up Smore newsletter she is preparing for her students as a holiday gift. When it’s complete, My Teacher Librarian Gave to Me will offer Van Meter families 20 days of awesome library and technology tools and resources. Shannon embeds several Tellagami introductions […]

Authors and Illustrators Share Their Holiday Memories with SLJ, Part I

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Authors Liz Levy, Julie Andrews, and Emma Walton Hamilton share their stories of holiday memories and traditions.

Roundtable: Our favorite holiday graphic novels

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With the air filled with holiday tunes and the TV schedule filled with holiday specials, we thought it would be an opportune time to recommend some of our favorite holiday-themed graphic novels as well.

I’ll start with Craig Yoe’s Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories. I love a big, colorful treasury like this, and Yoe […]

Roundtable: Our favorite holiday graphic novels

Christmas_200

With the air filled with holiday tunes and the TV schedule filled with holiday specials, we thought it would be an opportune time to recommend some of our favorite holiday-themed graphic novels as well. I’ll start with Craig Yoe’s Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories. I love a big, colorful treasury like this, and […]