May 20, 2017

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A Roundup of Excellent Graphic Nonfiction | Focus On

Superlative examples of the versatile format used for biography, memoir, and informational books.

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The Joys of a Good Book (Battle, That Is)| Editorial

SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’s Books (BOB)—our feverish, book-based version of college basketball’s March Madness playoffs—pits 16 middle grade and YA books against one another over four rounds of matches, culminating in one winner crowned on March 30.

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Storytellers, Animals, and History Makers | Nonfiction Series Update

These updates to existing nonfiction series cover a variety of topics, from comic book art to Spanish language titles on California history—there is something for everyone.

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Adult Audiobooks for Teens | Listen In

Whether it’s a novel with young protagonists, fiction that explores issues of friendship and identity, or nonfiction that will enhance any listener’s understanding of the world, these titles are too good to keep for adult ears alone.

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Outstanding International Books: Presenting the 2016 USBBY Selections

This impressive list includes 42 extraordinary titles from around the globe, with stories from or set in India, Italy, Korea, Laos, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, and more.

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Assessing Controversial Books | Scales on Censorship

Should libraries that already purchased books based on their starred reviews keep or withdraw them because of subsequent controversies?

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Almost Home: How Public Libraries Serve Homeless Teenagers

Library offerings for these young people include drop-in card games and supplemental educational services.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | February 2016

The best of the best this month includes National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie’s debut picture book; Meg Medina’s latest, an intense YA set in 1977 against the backdrops of the Son of Sam murders; and another dazzler from Mara Rockliff and Bruno Iacopo.

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All About Instagram

Detailed tips on engaging young users with the image-based social media tool, plus 20 Instagram accounts to follow.

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Tiny Ozobot Gets Kids into Block-based Programming | Test Drive

School Library Journal reviews Ozobot, the golf-ball size robot designed to draw kids into learning programming.

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Blended Learning Model Essential for College Prep, Say Educators | College Ready

K-12 schools are integrating digital tools and skills to better ready their students for the next phase of their education.

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Small Tech, Big Impact: Designing My Maker Space

How one public librarian researched, budgeted, and created the best maker space for her customers over the course of six months.

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