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56 Excellent Titles | July 2018

From a graphic novel–style picture book by Kate DiCamillo to a Pride and Prejudice retelling set in Brooklyn, these works are must-haves for your collection.

      

Best books 2017

We read. We debated. We maybe even cried. Culling 71 of the best books for children and teens in any given year is no easy feat, and this year we had a surfeit of stellar offerings to choose from.

      

Follett Expands Book Fair Offerings for 2018-19

After a successful pilot program, Follett is going to offer more book fairs to different areas this school year.

      

Police Force Removal of Mailbox Library in NJ Town

An anonymous complaint spells the end for a family's free library.

      

YALSA's New Director, Inaugural Awards, And More | News Bites

YALSA gets a new executive director, IMLS awards nearly 50 grants for cultural programs, and new diversity-related awards are announced.

      
      
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A Bevy of Board Books

The very best in recent titles for babies and toddlers, from engaging interactive stories to snuggly bedtime tales, curated by the SLJ reviews team.

      

The War Outside by Monica Hesse | SLJ Review

Gr 9 Up–Crystal City, TX, 1944. Haruko and her family are reunited with her father at an internment camp. Crystal City is unique for having both German and Japanese families.

      

Blacklisted! by Larry Dane Brimner | SLJ Review

Gr 7 Up –In the years following World War II, anticommunist sentiment reached a high in the United States with the formation of a congressional committee tasked with finding communists who were supposedly involved in spreading subversive messages in movies.

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