November 27, 2015

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These *Are* the Books You’re Looking For | A “Star Wars” Roundup


Just in time for Star Wars Reads Day on October 10, librarian Christopher Lassen selects a variety of new “Star Wars” titles guaranteed to awaken the Force in readers in this galaxy or any other.

Children’s Book Creators and Librarians Flock to 2015 National Book Festival

Michael Buckley, Jon Scieszka, & Dan Santat photo bomb GinaKrosoczka, Ellen Oh, & Jarrett Krosoezka at the Gala

National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Kate DiCamillo, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander were among the 170 authors at the National Book Festival held on September 5 at the District of Columbia’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Hot New Titles by Angleberger, Stiefvater, and Yancey | SLJ Sneak Peek


SLJ editors offer a preview of several hot titles reviewed in the upcoming November issue, including Tom Angleberger’s latest laugh-out-loud entry in the “Origami Yoda” series and Barry Lyga’s thrilling and blood-drenched conclusion to the “I Hunt Killers” trilogy.

Video Sunday: Sneaky Peeks Edition, Part 2

Video Sunday: Sneaky Peeks Edition, Part 2

You know, it’s been a while since I showed you some of the fan-freakin’-tastic Wild Things videos we’ve been playing on the old Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature website.  I know some of you haven’t gone over to it lately so I’ll make it easy for you.  Here’s a quickie synopsis of […]

Catch up with Lunch Lady, Babymouse, and Big Nate | Fiction Series Update


Take a look at some old, familiar friends from continuing fiction series: Babymouse celebrates a birthday, while Big Nate runs for class president, and Lunch Lady has a new nemesis.

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Pictures of the Week: ALA Midwinter 2013: “Origami Yoda” Author Tom Angleberger, Authors Sarah Skilton and Cat Winters


At ALA Midwinter, author Tom Angleberger dresses as a character from his “Origami Yoda” series; authors Sarah Skilton and Cat Winters pose at the Abrams booth.