November 17, 2017

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When a Volunteer Oversteps | Scales on Censorship

Training volunteer parents to hold opinions; requests to create a booklist about overweight adolescents and to remove books about suicide.

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Embalming Is an Act of Love: Preserving the Dead with Tamara Bower | Up Close

Author and illustrator Tamara Bower chats with SLJ about her latest book The Mummy Makers of Egypt.

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Helping Girls Thrive in STEM Fields and Working “Storytime Magic” | Professional Reading

This issue, SLJ highlights titles that focus on everything you need to know to deliver an amazing storytime, a guide to helping female students get involved in STEM, and a primer on reading instruction.

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Sizing Up: Rich picks for kids “reading” above grade level | Listen In

A teacher is reading aloud in a third grade classroom, and the students are captivated. All but two of them, that is. Blake and Adelaide are lost in their own thoughts as they fidget, doodle on scraps of paper, and stare at the ceiling. The selection is a perfect third grade read-aloud, so why are these two children not engaged? Because one size never fits all. That goes for clothing, and it certainly goes for books. Blake and […]

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Goofy Pets, Daring Detectives, and a Drama Queen| Chapter Books Series Update

Just in time for summer reading, a roundup of new and forthcoming series continuations for independent chapter book readers.

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SLJ’s June 2016 Popular Picks

Take a look at SLJ’s June 2016 Popular Picks featuring books by Jonathan Maberry, Kate DiCamillo, Danielle Paige, Rick Yancey, and Raina Telegemeier.

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Interview: Lily Rothman on “Everything You Need To Ace American History”

SLJ quizzes Lily Rothman, author of Everything You Need To Ace American History about her love of history and her contribution to the forthcoming “Big Fat Notebook” series.

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Story Is King | How To Be a Great Storyteller

There are many reasons to tell stories to children. To begin with, when children listen to and focus on a story told to them, they are developing listening, comprehension, and analytical skills.

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It Starts with “Hello” | Editorial

As the dynamic children’s room at the Bozeman Public Library in Montana proves time and again, kindness is key to good library service. Good humor and a full understanding of block play help, too.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | June 2016

From a new and updated version of the Archie comics to David Shannon’s follow-up to Duck on a Bike to a “Scientists in the Field” book on great white sharks, this month’s starred selections are sure to appeal to readers of all stripes.

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Top Themes and Hot Tickets at ALA and ISTE 2016

Sessions on maker spaces, leveraging ESSA, and STEM learning are among the highlights of the ALA and ISTE conferences this month.

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Top 10 Tips for ALA 2016

Pack smart, get engaged, take charge of your PD. These and other tips will help you get the most out of this year’s ALA Annual Conference.

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10 ISTE 2016 Must-Dos

Key events and suggestions for librarians attending the 2016 ISTE event in Denver, CO, from June 26–29.

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2016 Margaret A. Edwards winner David Levithan talks about his work and craft

Edwards Award winner David Levithan talks about his work as an editor, activist, and author of 18 novels for young adults.

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Middle Grade Xpress Reviews | June 2016

Jason Reynolds makes his middle grade debut, Wendy Spinale takes on Peter Pan, and Henry Cole tells a “somewhat true” mouse tale.

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Picture Books Xpress Reviews | June 2016

Say goodbye to Mo Willems’s Elephant and Piggie, meet Los Pollitos, and go Vroom! with Liesbet Slegers’s latest.

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Graphic Novels Xpress Reviews | June 2016

A manga-style look at anatomy, a heart-wrenching work about the Holocaust, and the latest installments in two ongoing series.

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YA Xpress Reviews | June 2016

David Lubar delivers thought-provoking metafiction, Rick Yancey concludes “The Fifth Wave,” and Kristy Acevedo offers complex and profound science fiction.

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Nonfiction Xpress Reviews | June 2016

Inside an orangutan orphanage, all about Minecraft, and a bevy of weird factoids sure to attract browsers.

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Take a Look in a Digital Book with Reading Rainbow Skybrary School | Reference Online

Elementary students—and their teachers and parents—are in for a treat with this wide array of digital titles.

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