Today we begin with something depressing (happy Sunday, everybody!). On April 4th, all of five days ago, the lovely blog Geekmom (which appears to be an offshoot of Geekdad) premiered the new Adam Rex / Mac Barnett book trailer for their upcoming picture book How This Book Was Made. When you see this trailer you […]
You know that nightmare you have where you’re up on a stage and you suddenly realize you have to give a TED talk but you have absolutely no idea what the subject is and you’re pretty sure you don’t have the little remote that’ll allow you to flip between slides anyway? That one? You don’t […]
Bedstock 2015 is here! Watch your favorite authors read from their beds on Giving Tuesday as a show of support for kids with cancer and other serious illnesses, who are often confined to bed.
Ranging from picture books to novels, this selection of fun-filled tales about pretend pals celebrate unfailing friendship, effervescent individuality, and the prodigious power of imagination.
A Love Letter to Salsa, a Tribute to Families, and an Unusual Friendship | Fiction Preschool to Grade 4
The latest titles for children include a gorgeous, bilingual picture book on salsa, a new look at families, and The Skunk a can’t-miss offering from Mac Barnett and Patrick McDonnell.
This article was published in School Library Journal's March 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
From the new “Penderwicks” novel to the sequel to E.K. Johnston’s The Story of Owen, the titles featured in SLJ’s March issue will delight fans and create new ones. Check out the latest sneak peek of reviews appearing in the next print issue.
From a galazy far, far away to a pop-up misadventure, this month’s sneak peek of January 2015 reviews features great last-minute gift ideas and new titles to add to your TBR pile.
Looking for new titles to replace storytime favorites? Look no further than these timeless selections from the editors at Junior Library Guild.
Tall tales have all the earmarks for great read alouds: outlandish illustrations, hard-to-believe deeds, and larger-than-life heroes. These stories, selected by the editors at Junior Library Guild, beg to be read again and again.
The exciting news this week was that I got to host a couple panels regarding Banned Books (it being the week of ‘em and all). The first was at the Brooklyn Book Festival with David Levithan, Francesca Lia Block, and Lauren Myracle. I then cannibalized my own questions and used them in this, a Google+ […]
On the Radar: Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: Caldecott Contenders: Star-Studded Choices
With the announcement of the Caldecott winners less than a week away, Junior Library Guild examines some of 2012’s front-runner picture books.
This week, authors Rita Williams-Garcia, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and Mac Barnett share their stories of the season with SLJ.
Start with a missing object, ask a few questions, throw in some red herrings and what do you have? An unputdownable mystery! This fall’s releases offer openers and new entries in fun whodunit series, and standalones that will keep your patrons sleuthing for clues.
Amidst all the stories filled with angst, broken hearts, and vampires, books that make you laugh-out-loud are a welcome respite. This fall offers many selections for young readers that will tickle their funny bone. Be sure to read these aloud. We could all use a good laugh from time to time.
At approximately 9:22 EST on Friday, July 27th I sent the following Tweet to the interwebs:
These are the kinds of serious thoughts that course through my brain on a given morning. I might hear a One Direction song (yes, I’m a 34-year-old mother, what of it?) and think “That song could be a lot better […]