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Heavy Medal Finalist: THE POET X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Morning Notes: Legends of Greemulax Edition

Heavy Medal Finalist: THE PARKER INHERITANCE by Varian Johnson

Consensus, Fantasy, and the Dark Horse | Pondering Printz

Review: ‘Satoko and Nada’ Volume 1

Heavy Medal Finalist: LOUISIANA’S WAY HOME by Kate DiCamillo

Book Review: The Whispers by Greg Howard

The 20th Century | By the Book

Watch Us Rise | An Interview with Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan


The Town Musicians of Bremen

Wintery Reads | New Picture Books

Women Rule in These Five YA Novels

Review: ‘Astra Lost in Space,’ vols. 1-5

Heavy Medal Finalist: THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani

Carmen Sandiego Returns, Rowley Gets a Say, and More | NewsBites

The Power of Apology: Teaching with Orbis Pictus Honor Book Thirty Minutes Over Oregon

Heavy Medal Finalist: "Just Like Jackie" by Lindsey Stoddard

Jen Wang’s Next Book Announced

Heavy Medal Finalist: The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis

One Star Review Guess Who? (#77)

Heavy Medal Finalist: A House That Once Was by Julie Fogliano

Morning Notes: One to Go Edition

Book Review: Standing Up Against Hate: How Black Women in the Army Helped Change the Course of WWII by Mary Cronk Farrell

Hone Literacy Skills with Amplify Reading

Next Baby-Sitters Club Goes to the Beach

Heavy Medal Finalist: HEY, KIDDO by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Author Bill Konigsberg Calls for Continued Conversation in Response to Hatred and Bigotry

Above and Beyond: 4 Nonfiction Titles About Exploring Space

Review of the Day: Let’s Have a Dog Party! by Mikela Prevost

Exclusive: ‘Bolivar’ Returns—with an Appetite!

Book Review: Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi

WRITING YOUR OWN STORY (SORT OF), a guest post by Greg Howard

Cover Reveal (and Q & A!): Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

10 to Note: Winter Preview 2019

Heavy Medal Finalist: The Girl Who Drew Butterflies

Teaching Ideas for Every Month Is a New Year

Mimi Yu On Empire, Shaping Characters, and More in “The Girl King”

Book Review: Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry


Hungry Caterpillar Play School | Touch and Go

Books on Film: Roald Dahl and Wimpy Kid

Heavy Medal Finalist: FRONT DESK by Kelly Yang

Book Review: Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams, a teen perspective

Heavy Medal Finalist: THE FAITHFUL SPY by John Hendrix

Cover Reveal: "Mira’s Curly Hair" by Maryam al Serkal, ill. Luciani, Rebeca

Heavy Medal Finalist: "The Faithful Spy" by John Hendrix

Cover Reveal: Mira’s Curly Hair by Maryam al Serkal, ill. Luciani, Rebeca

Review: ‘The Cardboard Kingdom’

What’s new in LGBTQIA+ YA January 2019

Guest Post: Brian Lies presents Got to Get It Right

Heavy Medal Finalist: THE BOOK OF BOY by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Heavy Medal Finalist: THE BOOK OF BOY by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Take 5: 2019 Resources to help with planning, promotion and marketing

Guest Review: ‘The Scarlet Letter’


Heavy Medal Finalist: THE ASSASSINATION OF BRANGWAIN SPURGE by M. T. Anderson & Eugene Yelchin

A Collection of Best-of-the-Year Lists (And a Spotlight on One)

Top 10 Episodes of 2018: Number 5: Kazu Kibuishi

Review: Disney Manga Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Review: ‘Transformers: Bumblebee–Win If You Dare’

In Anticipation…

Play Library Santa: Sharing gifts of digital media

Top 10 Episodes of 2018: Number 6: Laurel Snyder

Review: "Batman and The Justice League Vol. 1"

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Spring 2019 Showcase

Kristen Gudsnuk’s ‘Making Friends’ Has Sequel Coming

Introducing the 2019 Heavy Medal Award Committee (HMAC)

This Week’s Comics: Imbalance in the Resistance

Review: ‘Sanity & Tallulah’

#ReadForChange: Keep Reading for Change in 2019! a guest post by Marie Marquardt

A Passion for Picture Books: Editor Neal Porter | Up Close

CoSpaces Edu Offers Powerful Mixed Reality Platform for the Classroom | Tech Review

42 Poetry & Nonfiction Titles To Celebrate the Legacy of Black Creators & Historical Figures

Review: ‘The Hidden Witch’

Merci and Her Changes – A Practice Discussion

Edi Campbell Picks Nonfiction Contenders for Top Prize | Pondering Printz

31 Top-Notch Titles | December 2018 Stars

Top Ten Episodes of 2018: Number 10: Kate Messner

Top Ten Episodes of 2018: Number 9: Andrew Clements

Post-It Note Reviews: Books for younger readers featuring eagle trainers, role-playing gamers, Slayers, and more

Curated Best Children’s Book Lists of 2018!

Review: ‘Science Comics: Polar Bears: Survival on the Ice’

Amal the Inspiring

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #96

Of Race and Reprints

Win a Newbery in 150 Pages or Less

Review: ‘Shazam!’ #1

SLJ’s Reviews of the 2019 YALSA's Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalists

Cardboard Castles and Three-Headed Cats: more graphic novels

The Year in SLJ Covers | 2018

Cardboard Castles and Three-Headed Cats

YALSA’s 2019 Excellence in Nonfiction Award Shortlist Revealed

Review: ‘Hex Vet: Witches in Training’

19 2019 Middle Grade Books To Have On Your Radar

The Mission That Changed Everything | Apollo 8

We Are Here to Stay | A Conversation with Susan Kuklin

SLJ's Reviews of YALSA's 2019 Morris Finalists

Preview: ‘Archie and Me Jumbo Comics Digest’ #13

Learning to Listen with Heart: Teaching with New York Times 2018 Notable Picture Book “The Rabbit Listened”

Finally, the Finalists!

Review: ‘Crush’


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