August 20, 2017

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Molly Bang Reflects on 25 Years of Making Pictures Work | Up Close

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.

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Therapy by the Book

Help students find solace, insight, and inspiration while reading. Plus, trauma-response resources for educators.

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Steve Jenkins on Popular Pick “Animals by the Numbers”

Jenkins connects literacy, design, and the surprising world of animal facts.

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SLJ’s October Pop Picks

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.

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It’s Genius Hour!

Understanding genius hour and making it rock at your school.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | October 2016

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.

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Browse This! Great Magazines for Kids and Teens

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.

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Choosing Leaders: What Are You Voting For? | Editorial

Libraries have always been about fostering understanding of the democratic process, but there is an intensified requirement during this election to confront mis­information.

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Mock Election Worries | Scales on Censorship

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.

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Middle Grade Xpress Reviews | October 2016

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.

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Graphic Novels Xpress Reviews | October 2016

Unlikely superheroes, a good intro to shonen manga, and more in SLJ’s October online-only graphic novel reviews.

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YA Xpress Reviews | October 2016

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.

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Nonfiction Xpress Reviews | October 2016

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.

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Chapter Books Xpress Reviews | October 2016

Check out our online-only chapter book reviews for October, including Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami and Julianna Swaney.

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Picture Books Xpress Reviews | October 2016

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.

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Unnatural Selection: More Librarians Are Self-Censoring

Restricting books with controversial content is on the rise in school libraries, according to SLJ’s 2016 Controversial Books Survey, which explores self-censorship.

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