February 18, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Download SLJ’s Sneak Peek: Your Guide to the Hottest Spring/Summer 2016 Titles

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SneakPeakFan2SLJ’s Sneak Peek is a brand new guide to the most hotly anticipated children’s and YA titles publishing in spring and summer 2016—handpicked by the review editors and sponsored by Baker & Taylor. Whether you’re working on collection development, considering what titles to booktalk in the coming months, or curious about which titles will be given away as free galleys at major upcoming conferences, we’ve got you covered. Download the free PDF.

  • Peruse the list of must-have titles organized by format/age group: Picture Books and Beginning Readers, Chapter Books, Middle Grade, YA, Elementary Nonfiction, Middle to High School Nonfiction, and Graphic Novels
  • Look for the “ALA” and “BEA” icons to see which galleys publishers are giving away at BEA and ALA Annual and which authors are signing
  • Enjoy author Q&As with Hervé Tullet, Marieke Nijkamp, and Sarah Miller
  • Let us know what you think of the guide and how you plan to use it by tweeting @sljournal using the hashtag #SLJSneakPeek
Kiera Parrott About Kiera Parrott

Kiera Parrott is the reviews director for School Library Journal and Library Journal and a former children's librarian. Her favorite books are ones that make her cry—or snort—on public transportation.

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