SLJ Blogs

Ghostly Appearances in the Newbery Conversation

How to be an Author: The myth of talent and importance of failure, a guest post by Rebecca Elliott

Flashback Friday: Never Won a Newbery

Making the Impossible Possible, a guest post by Ruth Freeman

Jerry Pinkney: 1939-2021

Enter to Win the TOAST GHOST Poetry Contest!

Review of the Day: Living Ghosts and Mischievous Monsters selected by Dan Sasuweh Jones (Ponca Nation), ill. Weshoyot Alvitre (Tongva Nation)

Past Newbery Winners: Can They do It Again?

Cindy Crushes Programming: Scrape Painting, by Teen Librarian Cindy Shutts

Writing for a Living, a guest post by Mercedes Lackey

Nothing a Few Chickens Can’t Fix: Adam Rex and Adam Rubin on Gladys the Magic Chicken

Centering Food and Family: Tomatoes for Neela

Wonderful Women of the World | Review

The other Other: Smashing Identity Boxes, a guest post by Paula Chase

From Middle Grade Novel to Netflix: A Conversation with Adam Gidwitz about A TALE DARK & GRIMM

Of Equity and Engines: The Bob McKinnon Interview That Could

Just Beyond: Monstrosity | This Week’s Comics

Take 5: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Inspired – New Twists on Old Tales in YA Lit

Reader-Character-Author Connections: Autiobiographical Possibilities for the Newbery Medal

Girls Who Can are Girls Who Can Pivot, a guest post by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

School of Mock: Newbery, Caldecott, and Geisel


100 Scope Notes

Travis Jonker

A Fuse #8 Production

Elizabeth Bird

Good Comics for Kids

Brigid Alverson, Robin Brenner, Lori Henderson, Esther Keller, Michael May, J. Caleb Mozzocco, Mike Pawuk, Scott Robins, & Eva Volin

Heavy Medal: A Mock Newbery Blog

Steven Engelfried, Sharon McKellar, & Roxanne Hsu Feldman

Neverending Search

Joyce Valenza

Teen Librarian Toolbox

Karen Jensen, Heather Booth, Robin Willis, & Amanda MacGregor

The Classroom Bookshelf

Mary Ann Cappiello, Erika Thulin Dawes, Grace Enriquez, & Katie Cunningham

The Yarn

Travis Jonker & Colby Sharp


Incarcerated Parents, Essential Workers: Katie Yamasaki's Books Begin with People

Kimberly Olson Fakih

Making Space for Math in the Library

Lauren J. Young

Interview: Susan H. Kamei on "When Can We Go Back to America?"

Kristyn Dorfman

Award-Winning Illustrator Jerry Pinkney Remembered for His Kindness, Legacy of Work

Kara Yorio

Nothing a Few Chickens Can’t Fix: Adam Rex and Adam Rubin on Gladys the Magic Chicken

Elizabeth Bird


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