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December 20, 2014

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Choice Books to Spark Discussion on Bullying

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Great titles that address bullying in a variety of ways, providing information, offering the comfort of knowing that others are facing similar challenges, and presenting strategies for surviving. Booktalk them and recommend them to teachers to share with their students to increase awareness and empathy, initiate discussion, and begin to bring about change.

Review of the Day: Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli

Splendors and Glooms: Jonathan’s Take

Hokey Pokey By Jerry Spinelli Alfred A. Knopf (an imprint of Random House) $15.99 ISBN: 978-0-375-83198-0 Ages 9-12 On shelves now Not a Jerry Spinelli fan over here. Nope. Some authors you love, some authors you loathe, and some you feel zip, zero, zilch feelings towards whatsoever. That was me and the Spinelli man. Maniac […]

Pictures of the Week: Libba Bray Performs at Soho Teen Launch Party; Jerry Spinelli Discusses his Latest Novel

Author Libba Bray sings with her band Tiger Beat at Soho Press's launch party for their new imprint, Soho Teen, November 29th at Sidewalk Cafe.

Author Libba Bray performed with her band Tiger Beat at the Soho Teen launch party, and Newbery award winner Jerry Spinelli discussed his newest book, Hokey Pokey, with librarians.

On the Radar: Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: Sequels, Prequels, and Companions: Oh My!

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As trends and genres continue to evolve, one thing remains consistent: the return of beloved characters and stories. Whether it’s a sequel, a prequel, or a companion novel that walks alongside the original, books that connect to each other continue to be fan favorites.