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Grade 9 & Up Fiction | October 2013

The first installment in “The Books of Eva Series” (Terrell), a genre-crossing debut novel with thrills and romance (Bernard), a thriller set aboard a cruise ship (de la Peña)

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Preschool to Grade 4 Fiction | October 2013

On dealing with little brothers (Zuppardi), haircuts (Adamson), and matters of the heart (Long)

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A Critical Legacy: Honoring Book Review Editor Trev Jones | Editorial

This month marks the retirement of Trevelyn Jones, as she steps down from her role as head of SLJ’s Book Review. We will miss Trev’s direct leadership and her steady presence, but we are comforted to know she’s available for us to lean on in an editor-at-large capacity as we transition to a new era. Her life’s work and contribution to the world of children’s literature has made the world a better place.

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Mulitmedia Reviews | October 2013

School Library Journal’s October issue features a whopping 14 starred DVD and audio reviews ranging from the DVD version of John Rocco’s Caldecott Honor picture book, Blackout, to Rita Williams-Garcia’s audiobook, P.S. Be Eleven, to the music CD, Bunny on the Moon. Be sure to check out all the starred reviews as well as all the DVD and audio reviews via Book Verdict.

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Book Review: Professional Reading | October 2013

CART , Michael. Cart’s Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults: Two Decades in Review. 136p. appendix. index. ALA. 2013. pap. $50. ISBN 978-0-8389-1158-7. LC 2012027260.

Cart uses his years of experience, reviews from Booklist, VOYA, and School Library Journal, plus criteria used for the Alex Awards to choose the adult books, both fiction and nonfiction, he considers to be of interest to young adults. Chosen titles are annotated and presented in alphabetical order with category symbols […]

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Full STEAM Ahead: Injecting Art and Creativity into STEM

STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) is part of a new trend that integrates hands-on learning with STEM. It taps into children’s natural interests while also facilitating informal learning. Show Me Librarian Amy Koester shares how school and public librarians can incorporate STEAM into their programs.

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Amy Koester’s Favorite STEAM Programs

Children’s librarian Amy Koester shares some of her go-to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) programs, for all ages.

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‘Bone Season’, ‘Gameboard’, and More | Adult Books 4 Teens

From Sarah Dunant’s take on the notorious Borgia siblings to YA author Richelle Meade’s adult book debut, October’s picks from the Adult Books 4 Teens blog will appeal to young adult readers.

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