May 28, 2017

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Why toys should be in every children’s department—and how to make it happen | First Steps

Here are easy ideas for integrating the learning power of play into your public library.

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A Gallery of Artists’ Biographies | Focus On

A collection of highly visual biographies that look at the lives and times of fine artists and how their masterful works were created and came to achieve public recognition.

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International Awards for Spanish-Language Books | Libro por libro

Tim Wadham shares resources for finding award-winning international titles to add to Spanish-language collections.

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“Zoom” in on Animals and Biographies with Abdo | Reference Online

Looking for additional materials on animals and famous figures? Check out Abdo’s latest resource.

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From Antiquity to Zuckerberg | Nonfiction Series Update

This latest batch of series nonfiction for elementary and middle school students is an eclectic mix of art, STEM, history, and more.

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Informing the Future Electorate | Mix It Up

Vetted websites and apps to help children understand the election process, stay up-to-date on kid-relevant issues, and even participate in their own mock vote.

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Smiling Skeletons and Ghouls Galore | Halloween Roundup

These Halloween titles from Sandra Boynton, Pam Muñoz Ryan, and others balance that often tricky line between fun and scary.

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Mind the Opportunity Gap | Editorial

Libraries function as neighborhood powerhouses and a national network, with the potential to fuel local initiatives and deliver widespread impact. They are key to creating an equitable society, but only if they are at the table.

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Fiendish Females and Humanoids: S.J. Kincaid on Popular Pick “The Diabolic”

SLJ caught up with S. J. Kincaid to chat about the I, Claudius–inspired tale The Diabolic, a September 2016 SLJ Popular Pick.

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SLJ’s September Popular Picks

SLJ‘s September 2016 Popular Picks feature some great titles that your kids and teens will be clamoring for: Eoin Colfer’s Iron Man adventure, the latest “Bad Kitty” book, Melissa Sweet’s biography of E.B. White, and more.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | September 2016

Ashley Bryan presents a stunning collection of poetry that explores the lives of 11 enslaved people, Brendan Wenzel’s innovative picture book plays with perspective, and A.S. King’s newest is a heartbreaking yet insightful look at identity and family dysfunction.

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String Theory: Projects Merging Math, Art, and Making

Recipes for large and small-scale geometric string art projects from Todd Burleson, SLJ’s 2016 School Librarian of the Year.

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Great Tech Tools for Back to School

Hot picks for game and book creation, reading, and more.

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Peer, Pair, Perfection!

When students teach students in library-based peer-tutoring initiatives, everybody wins.

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Audio Xpress Reviews | September 2016

Jon Walter’s complex and beautifully written My Name Is Not Friday; the can’t-miss conclusion to Margaret Peterson Haddix’s “Missing” series.

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YA Xpress Reviews | September 2016

Zetta Elliott’s follow-up to A Wish After Midnight combines time travel, romance, and history; Jane Ozkowski “captures the absurdity and magic of the last summer before college.”

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Picture Books Xpress Reviews | September 2016

An illustrated version of one of T.S. Eliot’s most notorious cats; a stubborn princess overcomes her distaste for a certain green vegetable.

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Nonfiction Xpress Reviews | September 2016

Ken Burns tackles the U.S. presidents; an “antiprincess collection.”

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Middle Grade Xpress Reviews | September 2016

John David Anderson’s heartrending work about three friends coping with the departure of a beloved teacher; Jason Reynolds’s “Track” series is off to a strong start.

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Graphic Novels Xpress Reviews | September 2016

Brian K. Vaughan takes readers on a surreal journey; the next installments in the “Lumberjanes” series; an introduction to one of Japan’s most beloved characters.

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