July 20, 2017

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Counting Down to SLJ’s Popular Picks: Part 1

In advance of the print debut of SLJ’s Popular Picks in the April 2016 issue, SLJ editors have chosen must-have works for kids and teens that appeared in the January 2016 issue. Santat’s latest, a hamster princess, and poignant YA debuts top our list.

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A New Approach to Picture Books, a Look at Visual Learning, and Reaching Out to Teens | Professional Reading

This month’s professional reading covers some timely topics for patrons of all ages, from a look at a new way of examining picture books with kids to the scoop on teen services.

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Great Science Fiction for Middle Graders | Focus On

Middle grade sci-fi titles that start with reality-based ideas and then blast off.

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Strong Bodies, Healthy Minds: Rosen Teen Health & Wellness | Reference Online

Whether seeking information for reports or for personal reasons, users will find a trove of material with Rosen Teen Health &Wellness.

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24 Tools for Digital Art and Music Creation | Mix It Up

Librarians Stacy Dillon and Amy Laughlin recommend free or cheap apps and websites that allow kids to create, remix, and experiment with art and sound.

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Getting Schooled: Nonfiction authors tell all about class visits

Three nonfiction authors deliver personal essays about their experiences visiting schools and libraries and meeting face-to-face with their young readers.

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Multicultural Music for Children

Music spans every culture, and exposing students to diverse musical offerings is a great way to expand their outlook on the world. These performers and record labels will help build or enhance your bilingual and multicultural resources.

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Toddler Season | Board Book Roundup

Our editors’ picks for a selection of recommended board book titles from 2015.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | January 2016

Don’t miss the best of what SLJ’s January stars have to offer: George O’Connor’s latest “Olympians” installment, the adventures of Clementine’s pal Waylon, and Tim Federle’s YA debut.

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Celebrating 20 Years of the Pura Belpré Award | Libro por libro

This year marks the 20th presentation of the Pura Belpré awards, and a huge celebration is being planned for ALA Annual in June. Tim Wadham takes stock of the trends and themes that recur in the winning titles, all of which affirm the Latino cultural experience.

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What’s Trending? What Is, What Was, What’s Soon to Be in Kid Lit

From evil hummingbirds and odd picture book cameos, to how things stand on diversity, Betsy Bird considers where we are and where children’s books might be headed in 2016.

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A New Start: With School Libraries in ESSA, on to the Next Phase of Advocacy | Editorial

The long-awaited rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act includes a major win, with school libraries now incorporated throughout federal law. Now we must map the road ahead to achieve effective real-world integration of libraries and librarians in our schools.

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Up to the Challenge: Neal Shusterman’s Journey to the National Book Award

Lyrical, layered, and profoundly moving, Neal Shusterman’s National Book Award winning novel Challenger Deep is the story of Caden Bosch, a teenager who, as he begins spiraling into a psychotic episode, imagines himself on a ship bound for the deepest spot in the ocean.

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