September 27, 2016

Subscribe to SLJ

Smells Like Tween Spirit | SLJ Spotlight

MG-SP-Tougas-A Patron Said for Junior Bridesmaids

Whether you call them “upper middle grade” titles, “tween reads,” or just “great books for preteens,” the following selections are perfect for those looking for a middle school setting, a bit of YA-esque action, but non of the more sophisticated content that typically accompanies novels for true teens.

SLJ’s May 2016 Popular Picks

1605-POP-Picks-TN

Check out SLJ’s May 2016 Popular Picks featuring Monica Brown, Tom Angleberger, Sarah Maas, and more.

This article was published in School Library Journal's May 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Counting Down to SLJ’s Popular Picks: Part 1

1601-POP-CVs-TN

In advance of the print debut of SLJ’s Popular Picks in the April 2016 issue, SLJ editors have chosen must-have works for kids and teens that appeared in the January 2016 issue. Santat’s latest, a hamster princess, and poignant YA debuts top our list.

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Hitting Shelves Now: 40 New Middle Grade Titles Out in March

BTw_HittingSHelves_TN

March comes in like a lion, offering a strong selection of brand new middle grade titles perfect for readers in grades four through six. Looking for slightly more sophisticated reads for middle schoolers in grades six to eight? Check out our list of new YA Middle School titles publishing in this month.

APPELT, Kathi & Alison McGhee. Maybe a Fox. 272p. ebook available. S. & S./Atheneum. Mar. 2016. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781442482425.
Gr 4-6–Twelve-year-old Sylvie, the older of the two Sherman sisters, is […]

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

EH151001-StarWarsRoundup

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

SneakPeak_thumb125SQ

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

SLJ1408w_BK-ficSeries-TN

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.

This article was published in School Library Journal's August 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

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

CAPTION

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.