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July 4, 2015

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From Woodpeckers to Whale Sharks | Nonfiction Preschool to Grade 4

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Don’t miss the late Bonnie Christensen’s final picture book, a biography of Elvis; the latest from April Pulley Sayres, and Robert Burleigh’s heartrending portrayal of the rescue of a humpback whale.

This article was published in School Library Journal's March 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

A Love Letter to Salsa, a Tribute to Families, and an Unusual Friendship | Fiction Preschool to Grade 4

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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.

Much-Anticipated Sequels and the Latest from Avi, Suma, and Wein | SLJ Sneak Peek

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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.

New and Continuing Chapter Book Series from Hilary McKay, Lyn Gardner, Caroline Adderson, and More | Fiction Series Update

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Curious about what your favorite chapter book heroes and heroines are up to? Wonder no more, as SLJ brings you the latest installments to popular chapter book series, as well as some new series you won’t want to miss.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Rhymes That Rock | Nonfiction Preschool to Grade 4

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This month’s outstanding nonfiction includes tons of rhyme and verse, from offerings to tempt animal lovers, with The Maine Coon’s Haiku and An Ambush of Tigers to a collection of can’t-miss classics, with The Death of the Hat.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

February Starred Reviews

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Animals dominated the starred reviews this February, from plucky poultry to a runaway tiger cub to the fabulous world of hippos.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Families: All Shapes, All Sizes | Fiction Preschool to Grade 4

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This month’s offerings for younger readers present a variety of families, from a family of bunnies who adopt a wolf to some poignant father-daughter picture books.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Stellar Beginning Chapter Books for Young Readers │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

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From a new work by renowned author Cornelia Funke to a sweet book by John Himmelman, these wonderful selections by the editors at Junior Library Guild will appeal to emerging readers.

Strike A (Yoga ) Pose | SLJ Spotlight

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Two titles explore the benefits of yoga for a young audience.

Gary Golio Jazzes It Up, Eve Bunting’s Moving Day Blues, and More | Fiction Preschool to Grade 4

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The latest picture books, chapter books, and early readers include some real winners, including Gary Golio’s Bird & Diz, a gorgeous fold-out book that positively sings, and Eve Bunting’s Yard Sale, a heartfelt tale about the heartache of moving.

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

A Mesmerizing Biography, Hypnotic Poetry, and Inspiring Artists | Nonfiction Preschool to Grade 4

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Elementary-aged students have some real winners to look forward to this month. From an electrifying biography of Benjamin Franklin to can’t-miss poetry, these titles have something for everyone.

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Late Fall and Early 2015 Picture Books, Easy Readers, and Early Chapter Books | Fiction Preschool to Grade 4

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A strong finish to the 2014 publishing season with a sprinkling of 2015 titles added to the mix.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

From the Gambia to the Forbidden City | Nonfiction Preschool to Grade 4

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This month’s can’t-miss nonfiction for the younger set includes Miranda Paul’s One Plastic Bag, a picture book biography of a young woman who brought recycling to the Gambia, and Chiu Kwong-Chiu’sIn the Forbidden City, an in-depth illustrated look at China’s imperial palace.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

December Starred Reviews

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Enjoy a chimp-filled romp through Gombe with Jane Goodall’s latest, check out Kevin Brooks’s Carnegie Award–winning The Bunker Diary, and follow four generations of blackberry fool with Emily Jenkins’s sumptuous picture book A Fine Dessert with the December stars, which offer the best of fiction, nonfiction, and multimedia.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Primates on Parade | SLJ Spotlight

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These five new primate titles are for perfect for young readers that like to monkey around!

Board Book Bonanza | Preschool to Grade 4 Roundup

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These 39 new board books were all published in the second half of 2014. They include concept books, stories, titles new to the board book format, and a few recommended titles in Spanish.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Early Chapter Books to Cheer About | SLJ Spotlight

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Six great new titles to help early readers hone their skills.

November Starred Reviews

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Get political with Ken Burns’s newest documentary, The Roosevelts, find out how Megan Shepherd’s “Madman’s Daughter” trilogy ends, and change how you see rainstorms with April Pulley Sayre’s Raindrops Roll with the November stars, which offer the best of fiction, nonfiction, and multimedia.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

To the Forbidden City and Beyond, a Skateboard Party, and a Child Star’s Tribulations | Fiction Series Update

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This month, we bring you the latest in updates to existing fiction series. Chapter-book readers will find plenty to cheer about, including an adventure in the Forbidden City, a young girl’s trials and tribulations on and off the set of a sitcom, and a class hamster’s attempts to help his students win a trivia competition.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Late 2014 and Early 2015 Picture Books, Easy Readers, and Beginning Chapter Books | Fiction Preschool to Grade 4

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A sparkling assortment of picture books to share with young patrons one-on-one and in a group setting and engaging early chapter books to help newly independent readers reinforce their decoding skills.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.