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April 15, 2014

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‘The One and Only Ivan’ Inspires School-Wide Activities

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Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan launched student projects including an interpretive dance, social activism, and other activities at a California elementary school.

Pick of the Day: The One and Only Ivan (Audiobook)

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Katherine Applegate’s Newbery winner, The One and Only Ivan,, is a heart-wrenching tale that reminds us that every animal has the right to a safe place called home. Be sure to read the starred review of the audiobook from Recorded Books.

Meet the Latest Newbery Winner: How Katherine Applegate created a modern-day classic

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Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate offers a behind-the-scenes look at how she created The One and Only Ivan, a modern-day classic.

YMA Medalists Applegate, Klassen Say Librarians Are Marketing Mavens

Plush gorilla Ivan visits his book on the shelf at the Indianapolis Public Library. Photo credit: John Schumacher.

As School Library Journal caught up with Newbery and Caldecott Medalists Katherine Applegate and Jon Klassen this week, a common theme emerged in our talks. In what surely comes as no surprise to SLJ’s readers, both authors credited the library community for helping to champion their books to a wide circle of readers.

ALA Midwinter: SLJ Resources on the Youth Media Award Winners

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With the Youth Media Awards having been announced Monday January 28, buzz around the Caldecott-winning This Is Not My Hat (Candlewick), the Newbery-winning The One and Only Ivan (HarperCollins), and the Printz-winning In Darkness (Bloomsbury), is higher than ever. School Library Journal has compiled a list of relevant blog posts, reviews, interviews, and articles related to the winners and honor books.

SLJ Reviews for Top Youth Media Award Winners

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Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan and Jon Klassen’s This Is Not My Hat may have won the Newbery and Caldecott on Monday, January 28, but they were already stellar titles for School Library Journal’s Book Review editors. Both books made SLJ’s Best Books of 2012 list, as well as many of the other ALA’s Youth Media Award-winners. Check out SLJ’s reviews for the top prizes.