Author/artist Molly Bang looks back on her career and her definitive exploration of constructing and decoding images in the 25th-anniversary edition of Picture This: How Pictures Work.
Help students find solace, insight, and inspiration while reading. Plus, trauma-response resources for educators.
These are SLJ’s October 2016 Popular Picks, a collection of titles that your kids and teens will want to get their hands on. This month’s Pop Picks list includes a colorful seek-and-find by Brian Cronín, a hilarious “autobiography” by Jim Murphy, another zombie-apocalypse YA thriller, this time from Gregg Hurwitz, and a terrific look at the history of forensic science by Bridget Heos.
An illustrated glimpse into Congressman John Lewis’s early years, Neal Shusterman’s hauntingly dark dystopian, Albert Marrin’s examination of the Japanese internment experience, and more.
From Ranger Rick to Rookie, these thoughtfully curated, smartly designed, and engagingly written magazines are sure to entice patrons, from babies and toddlers to teenagers.
Libraries have always been about fostering understanding of the democratic process, but there is an intensified requirement during this election to confront misinformation.
A principal moves to cancel a mock election due to the vitriolic tone of the 2016 contest; how teachers should handle student Facebook friend requests.
A touching novel about two Dominican families’ dealing with tragedy on 9/11; a Quantum Leap–type romp for middle graders. These and more in this month’s crop of online-only reviews.
Unlikely superheroes, a good intro to shonen manga, and more in SLJ’s October online-only graphic novel reviews.
From Leigh Bardugo’s Crooked Kingdom to Gaby Triana’s latest, October’s online-only reviews include works for teens in a variety of genres—fantasy, realistic fiction, and more.
From Harry Potter crafts to dinosaur dictionaries, this month’s offering of online-only reviews present a variety of informational titles for all types of inquisitive minds.
Check out our online-only chapter book reviews for October, including Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami and Julianna Swaney.
This month’s picture book online-only reviews include selections that are perfect for storytime, like Colleen Venable’s Mervin the Sloth Is About To Do the Best Thing in the World.
Restricting books with controversial content is on the rise in school libraries, according to SLJ’s 2016 Controversial Books Survey, which explores self-censorship.