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 […]
Junior Library Guild has called it: of the Youth Media Award winner and honor books, 35 were JLG selections.
With the award season in full swing, how can you make the best use of the wonderful books you’re adding to your collection? Junior Library Guild’s Deborah B. Ford offers booktalks and resources for acclaimed fiction titles for elementary readers.
At last! The Commanders of School Library Journal’s sixth annual Battle of the Kids’ Books (BOB) have revealed the 16 contenders! Though the first round of the virtual book elimination tournament doesn’t start until March 10, let the speculating begin! Which title will end up on top?
Some weeks can go by without a single solitary interesting video in sight. Other weeks, you drown in brilliance. This week inclines far more towards the latter than the former. I could not lead off today with anything other than the latest bit of Bookie Woogie brilliance. You keened to their 90-second rendition of Where […]
A sequel to The Peculiar (Bachmann), a first novel reminiscent of works by Kate DiCamillo and E. B. White (Pennell), and Book 3 in the “Ashtown Burials Series” (Wilson)
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Holy Bagumba! An exclusive webcast with beloved children’s book authors Kate DiCamillo and Jon Scieszka
Monday, October 21, 2013, 12:00-1:00 PM ET Join Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature emeritus Jon Scieszka as they discuss Kate’s latest book FLORA & ULYSSES: THE ILLUMINATED ADVENTURES and the importance of humor in children’s literature. Kate DiCamillo is the author of many beloved books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux and Because of Winn-Dixie. In her new genre-bending novel Flora & Ulysses, Kate delivers a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences.
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