April 26, 2017

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Pictures of the Week | Coming to You from the Space Station


It wasn’t all work for Kate Rubins up in space. The astronaut took time to host a read-aloud. Take a peek.

Cokie Roberts Captivates Kids at the Library of Congress | Pictures of the Week

Cokie Roberts gives a presentation on her book, "Ladies of Liberty," to students at the Young Readers Center in honor of Women's History Month, March 6, 2017. Photo by Shawn Miller.

Celebrating Women’s History Month, political commentator Cokie Roberts enthralled third graders while speaking about her children’s books, women, early American history, research, and writing.

Tor Authors, Latinx Superheroine Take Manhattan

SLJ reviews manager Shelley Diaz with YA/comics author Gabby Rivera.

Gabby Rivera debuted the first issue of Mavel’s “America” comics at Midtown Comics’s downtown location in New York City. A group of Tor and Tor Teen authors gathered at the Flatiron Building to celebrate their recent fantasy titles.

A Call to Action in Canada | Picture of the Week

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A children’s librarian in Ontario used the poster by artist Calef Brown, included in the February issue of SLJ, as the centerpiece of a book display.

Pictures of the Week | #TakeYourChildToTheLibraryDay

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On February 4, libraries across the country celebrated Take Your Child to the Library Day.

Pictures of the Week | Celebrating Chris Jackson, Editor & Publisher

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Latinx in Publishing and POC & Natives in Publishing celebrated the legendary editor Chis Jackson on January 5 in New York City.

A New Library Card for Rep. John Lewis | Picture of the Week


Staff at the Fairfax County (VA) Library sent a new library card to “March” trilogy author John Lewis, who was denied one in 1956 because of his race.

Pictures of the Week | Hanging Out at NCTE


Friendships were forged at the National Conference of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference in Atlanta. Author/illustrators Torben Kuhlmann and R. Gregory Christie met over dinner.

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


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


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


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


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


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

Beacon High School Library, NYC. Photo courtesy of John Ciardullo, P.C.

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


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


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.