November 18, 2017

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Meet the Reviewer | Jennifer Schultz

Meet Jennifer Schultz, an SLJ reviewer, youth services librarian, and champion crawfish peeler.

Maker Librarians Bring It to SXSWEdu 2015

Design thinking and making were top of mind at SXSWEdu, as participants considered the learning potential around these hot topics. In official programming, in the hallways, and over barbecue, librarians were on hand to help advance that conversation.

Awards Roundup: The Cook Prize, Edgar Nominees, Sydney Taylor Award, and More

In the thick of awards season, many children’s and young adult books are being recognized with honors not related to the Youth Media Awards.

USBBY Presents Its Annual Outstanding International Books List

The committee selected 42 books that originated in another country and are now available in the U.S.

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Alexander and Santat Win 2015 Newbery, Caldecott Medals

Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover and Dan Santat’s The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend took home the medals for the Newbery and the Caldecott awards, respectively. Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You the Sun captured the Printz award.

Fayetteville Free Library’s Geek Girl Camp: Creating a Community of Future STEM Leaders

The Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) ran its pilot Geek Girl Camp program this past summer, launching rockets, creating a giant human Makey Makey circuit, and unleashing a slew of future female STEM leaders.

Tips for Creating a “Mock BOB” | SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books

Whether you’re hearing about SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books (BOB) for the first time, or you’ve been a longtime fan of the virtual elimination contest that pits the best kids’ books of the year against one another, the online tournament can be a fun way to engage students, while increasing their literacy skills. Here are some tips for creating your own mock BOB.

From Exploring Tolkien’s Symbolic Language to Making Furry Feet, Teachers and Librarians Gear up for ‘The Hobbit’

As librarians and teachers prepare for the release of the new film “The Hobbit,” they’re incorporating Tolkien-related activities and events into their libraries and classrooms.