October 15, 2017

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On Boys and Guns | Readers Respond

With the state of gun violence, we adults are freaked out, as we should be. But for children, the fantasy of having a gun is the fantasy of having power, observes a reader, who comments on a recent post by Betsy Bird.

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25 Terrifying Horror Novels for Kids and Teens

From totally innocuous through safe scary, all the way to “holy moly!”, the following fiction titles offer a scary experience for a range of readers and their comfort levels.

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Standing Up to Islamophobia

Libraries address Islamophobia in a time of bans, raids, and walls.

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Oakland Public Library Takes Action Against Islamophobia

Following a harassment incident, the Oakland (CA) Public Library broadcast a message of inclusion and took significant steps to build community.

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4 Middle Grade Books To Tug the Heartstrings | SLJ Spotlight

Four poignant middle grade titles for analytical and introspective young readers.

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Teaching Empathy and Mindfulness | Mix It Up

Tools are on-hand to help children cope and thrive, socially and emotionally, and combat hateful and bullying behavior.

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Chapter Books: Tales of a Monarch and Silly Top-Secret Missions | October 2017 Xpress Reviews

The mythology of Queen Quetzalpapalotl is explored in Maria the Monarch; a magic pear tree helps Shu-Li and her friends; Little House on the Prairie gets a treatment for young readers in October’s Xpress.

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Middle Grade: Michael Morpurgo’s Retelling of “Oz,” David Barclay Moore’s Stellar Debut, & More | October 2017 Xpress Reviews

A sweetly spooky tale of loss; an action-packed murder mystery set in the 1920s; and a “Frazzled” series sequel in October’s middle grade Xpress.

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YA: Love Across Dimensions, Strong Female Protagonists, & Leigh Bardugo’s New “Language” | October 2017 Xpress Reviews

In this month’s Xpress, we have new titles from Leigh Bardugo and Stephanie Kate Strohm; a young Bermudian girl protests injustice; and Hawaiian teens Jaya and Rasa weave a compelling love story.

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13 Nonfiction Titles for Kids and Teens | October 2017 Xpress Reviews

A bevy of nonfiction titles on such topics as deadly animals, political revolution, and more.

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Graphic Novels: New Titles from Liniers, Jen Lee, & More | October 2017 Xpress Reviews

October’s Xpress graphic novels feature an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book; an eerie tale of a young piano prodigy; and a “Not-So Secret” series starter.

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Picture Books: Seasonal Stories, Unicorns, & Applesauce | October 2017 Xpress Reviews

This month’s Xpress reviews features furry friends having adventures, tasty winter treats, and a dandy young monster.

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Riders’ Advisory: Bike-related programs expand in libraries

Library bike programs can be as simple as storing a tire pump on-site and loaning bicycle locks—or as complex as loaning out bikes.

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Virtually There: Kids are using VR to explore worlds and create new ones

These educators are embracing virtual reality as a new tool for student engagement, collaboration, and content creation.

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