Here are the five finalists for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, with the corresponding SLJ reviews. Winners of the 67th annual NBAs will be revealed November 16.
The titles represent diverse voices and writing styles, addressing issues such as first love, violence in the home, sexual identity, immigration, interracial dating, social activism, and the effects of war on children.
Travis: In June we interviewed Kate DiCamillo in front of a live audience at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. We talked to Kate about a lot of different things, so it made sense to break the episode into two parts. Today is the first part – look for part two on Wednesday. Click […]
The Yarn, a popular podcast with the inside story on children’s books, will join SLJ, the magazine announced in the e-newsletter Extra Helping today.
Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo stars in a series of short videos describing her love of libraries and reading.
Take a look at SLJ’s June 2016 Popular Picks featuring books by Jonathan Maberry, Kate DiCamillo, Danielle Paige, Rick Yancey, and Raina Telegemeier.
This article was published in School Library Journal's June 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Recently I hosted a Literary Salon where an attendee asked at the end whether or not it was true that Kate DiCamillo deleted every draft she wrote, right after finishing it, so that she could rewrite it again. As it turns out, this isn’t exactly the case, but it did lead a lot of us […]
Raymie Nightingale By Kate DiCamillo Candlewick Press $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-7636-8117-3 Ages 9-12 On shelves now My relationship to Kate DiCamillo’s books is one built entirely on meaning. Which is to say, the less emotional and meaningful they are, the better I like ‘em. Spaghetti loving horses and girls that live in tree houses? Right up […]
Honest, affecting, and peopled with characters that readers won’t soon forget, Kate DiCamillo’s Raymie Nightingale is a book for every child.
In advance of the print debut of SLJ’s Popular Picks in the April 2016 issue, SLJ editors have chosen must-have works for kids and teens that appeared in the March 2016 issue.
This article was published in School Library Journal's March 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Our most memorable shot of the week is of a trio of grinning ambassadors. It’s sure to make you smile, too.
The new 2016–2017 Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is Gene Luen Yang. He will be the youngest ambassador ever, as well as the first to come from a graphic literature background.
Two big book award announcements, plus appearances by Kadir Nelson, Chelsea Clinton, Kate DiCamillo, and Kwame Alexander: The annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in Minneapolis had all the makings of an event to remember.
On a crisp mid-October weekend, children’s book enthusiasts, experts, and creators—including Lois Lowry, Chris Raschka, Susan Cooper, and David Almond—flocked to New York City’s Leman Manhattan Preparatory School to join IBBY’s 11th regional conference.
SLJ talks to the captivating Kate DiCamillo, who is not only an award-winning author and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature but has also been recently named National Summer Reading Champion by the Collaborative Summer Library Program.
Howdy, folks. I have news for you. Did you have any idea that a children’s literature online show called KidLit TV was in the works? Nor did I until I stopped by Roxie Munroe’s studio the other day. She informed me that man-about-town Rocco Staino had been by with an honest-to-goodness film crew to talk […]
It’s always the filler. I have this little file where I jot down ideas for posts on days when my brain is mush, and most recently I jotted down the old “casual diversity” question a friend asked me once. Figured it would make for a good quickie blog post and then I’d be on my […]