November 30, 2016

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Pictures of the Week | Nandana Dev Sen at Books of Wonder

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A reading, games, and a yummy cake were all part of the festivities at Books of Wonder on September 25 during the book launch of Nandana Dev Sen’s Kangaroo Kisses.

Pictures of the Week | Minnesota Children’s Book Festival

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The 17th Annual Minnesota Children’s Book Festival featured a sterling line-up of authors and illustrators.

Pictures of the Week | Bank Street Literary Salon

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A look at the Pratt Institute / Bank Street College of Education exhibit, “The Picture Book Re-imagined,” in New York City.

Pictures of the Week | 2016 ALA Annual

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School Library Journal‘s Luann Toth’s first stop in Orlando, FL, at ALA Annual was the Disney-Hyperion booth.

Video of the Week: ‘Hamilton’ Meets High School Neuroscience

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Science gets a rap beat in “Mental Abnormalities,” a student’s adaptation of the musical’s opening number.

Pictures of the Week | Ezra Jack Keats 2016 Bookmaking Winners

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The young winners of the annual student bookmaking contest describe their creations.

Pictures of the Week | A Conversation About Text at New York University

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Library Journals‘ Kiera Parrott and Kwame Alexander at a discussion on “The Changing Role of Text in the Classroom” at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education.

Pictures of the Week | A Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for a State-of-the-Art School and Library

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A new stunning, cutting-edge facility and library opens for a public high school in New York City.

Pictures of the Week | Dahlstrom Middle School Celebrates SLJ’s Battle of the Books

Dahlstrom Middle School Library, Buda, TX, is keeping track of School Library Journal‘s Battle of the Books.

Pictures of the Week | Waltham High’s 24-Hour Readathon

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Last fall, Waltham High School (MA) librarian Kendall Boninti and her ace team reinvented summer reading by assigning the podcast Serial. So what are they doing to engage teens this year?

Pictures of the Week | CCBC’s Second Annual Trivia Bowl

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Tom Lichtenheld and Kathleen T. Horning admire the trophy of Paul Bunyan’s Babe the Blue Ox, awarded to the winning team at the Cooperative Children’s Book Council’s Second Annual Trivia Bowl.

Picture of the Week: Gene Luen Yang Inaugurated as National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature

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Our most memorable shot of the week is of a trio of grinning ambassadors. It’s sure to make you smile, too.

Picture of the Week | We Need Diverse Books Booktalking Kit on Display

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The WNDB and SLJ’s Booktalking Kit on display in the Maret School Middle and Upper School Library in Washington, DC.

Pictures of the Week|1,000 Star Wars Fans at Fairfield (CT) Public Library

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Fans of all ages came from far, far away to participate in Yoda Yoga, Jedi lightsaber training, a Star Wars Shakespeare activity, and more.

President Obama Signs Every Student Succeeds Act into Law | Pictures of the Week

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“This is an early Christmas present,” president Obama said as he signed the new education bill into law this morning. “I love it when we’re signing bipartisan bills.” The bill saw strong support in the House and the Senate.

Pictures of the Week | Latino YA Lit Panel at La Casa Azul Bookstore

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YA authors Danette Vigilante, Sofia Quintero, and Daniel Jose Older read and discussed their recent works at La Casa Azul Bookstore in Spanish Harlem, New York City on Wednesday, November 18.

Pictures of the Week | Kwame Alexander at NCTE 2015

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Author Kwame Alexander at NCTE 2015 in Minneapolis, MN.

Pictures of the Week | Librarians Tat Up

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“Library Journal” Movers & Shakers and “Dr. Who” fans Matthew Winner and Sherry Gick show commitment to their profession with freshly inked tattoos that say “Mover and Shaker” in Gallifreyean.

Pictures of the Week: Scenes from the Teenquake and Not Your Mother’s Book Club Literary Salon

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The Bay Area monthly book club for teens, Not Your Mother’s Book Club™, in conjunction with Teenquake/Litquake, recently hosted authors Ellen Hopkins, Kristin Elizabeth Clark, and Craig Lew.

Pictures of the Week | Scenes from the Read-Across-the-Globe Initiative

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Jacqueline Briggs Martin’s Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table was selected as the book “Read Across the Globe” this year on October 19.