Google+

August 20, 2014

Subscribe to SLJ

History in Fiction: More than Just the Facts │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

Caminar

Writing historical fiction calls for lots of research. Language, clothing, housing, technology are just the tip of the factual iceberg when it comes to building a story based on actual events. Use the following fictional titles, selected by Junior Library Guild editors, to support the Common Core while leading middle schoolers to the facts.

Review of the Day: West of the Moon by Margi Preus

Review of the Day: West of the Moon by Margi Preus

West of the Moon By Margi Preus Amulet Books (an imprint of Abrams) $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-4197-0896-1 Ages 10 and up On shelves now. These are dark times for children’s literature. Pick up a book for the 9-12 year-old set and you just don’t know what you’re going to find. Whether it’s the murderous foliage of [...]

Press Release Fun: The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Returns to New York City!

And I am SO going to be there.  This is a crazy good line-up.
Thalia Kids’ Book Club Presents
The 2012 90-Second Newbery Film Festival
Sunday, December 2 at 4 pm at Symphony Space
All Tickets: $15 ($12 for members)
This special event  marks the debut screening of the top videos submitted by kids to the second annual 90-Second Newbery Film [...]

Pick of the Day: Shadow on the Mountain

Shadow on the Mountain

PREUS, Margi. Shadow on the Mountain. 386p. bibliog. chron. maps. photos. CIP. Abrams/Amulet. 2012. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-4197-0424-6. LC 2012015623.
Gr 6-9–This engrossing offering sheds light on the Norwegians’ courage during World War II. Preus masterfully weds a story of friendship with the complications faced by 14-year-old Espen and his friends as Nazi restrictions and atrocities become part of their everyday lives. Espen not only has to deal with the political turmoil, but also with discovering that his best friend has [...]