April 23, 2017

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Go to the Head of the Class | Back-to-School Roundup

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This season’s crop of back-to-school picture books will encourage and hearten newbies as well as returning students to the hallowed halls of our institutions of learning.

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Connect With Your Principal | Take the Lead

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When you have the ear of an administrator, use your time well. Here’s how.

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When Book Sharing Backfires|Scales on Censorship

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A parent objects when a first grader shares “Captain Underpants”; contending with parents who say their children are gifted.

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Hear No Evil | Listen In

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Sharon Grover and Liz Hannegan consider whether listening to challenged books is a different experience than consuming in print

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Free Spirits: Raina Telgemeier on “Ghosts” | Up Close

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With Ghosts, the story of two sisters who move to a town where ghosts and the dead are seen in a different light, Raina Telgemeier tackles themes of death and illness.

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How Canada Publishes So Many Diverse Children’s Books

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With Groundwood Books’s Bologna win, the Canadian publishing industry’s reputation for quality and diversity is getting tough to beat.

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SLJ’s August Popular Picks

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The latest from Nicola Yoon; Dan Santat’s newest early reader, part of Mo Willems’s “Elephant and Piggie Like Reading” series; and the DVD version of Finding Winnie.

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Rita Meade on Popular Pick “Edward Gets Messy”

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Librarian and first-time author Rita Meade discusses creativity, the importance of taking risks, and how libraries can foster a sense of adventure.

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Graphic Novels Portray Bicultural America

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Works by Gene Luen Yang, Dan Santat, Nidhi Chanani, and others reveal the commonality of experience among Americans who have immigrant parents.

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To the Table with ESSA | Editorial

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The Every Student Succeeds Act is all about implementation now, and it’s critical that media specialists have a place at the table.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | August 2016

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Yuyi Morales’s stunning follow-up to Niño Wrestles the World; a darkly humorous, gut-wrenching YA read from Aaron Starmer; Calpurnia Tate in chapter book format.

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26 Forward-Thinking Programs for Back to School

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From a picture-book presidential election to a course in cleaning up digital footprints, designer garment upcycling, and TOEFL test prep, these initiatives pack a powerful impact.

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Nonfiction Xpress Reviews | August 2016

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Getting up close and personal with gorillas, Leonardo da Vinci, and sharks.

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Picture Books Xpress Reviews | August 2016

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Bilingual adventures for Spanish and Cree readers; two new outings with Katie Woo; a Stone Age puppy tale.

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Graphic Novels Xpress Reviews | August 2016

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Wordless storytelling; something for Cartoon Network fans; and a snowy alter ego.

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YA Xpress Reviews | August 2016

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Sadie Robertson and Cindy Coloma Get Real; Ocean’s 11 for the YA set; and Caribbean myth and legend.

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Middle Grade Xpress Reviews | August 2016

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A new selection for “Wimpy Kid” fans; adventure on the high seas; and historical fiction set in czarist Russia.

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