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Getting Real with Janelle Milanes About “Analee, in Real Life”

Latinx Authors & Illustrators Launch “Las Musas”

SLJ's Reviews of the 2018 National Book Award Longlisters

12 Picture Books for the Fall 2018 Holiday Season

Refugee Stories Are Just the Beginning: How Fiction Opens Children’s Minds

Photos Tell the Story

Nova Ren Suma On Ghosts, Unreliable Narrators, & "A Room Away from the Wolves"

12 YA Titles To Give You Thrills & Chills

Courtney Summers On True Crime, Podcasts, and “Sadie”

5 Picture Books for Bedtime Sharing

An Ode to Artists: Two Books for Young Readers That Celebrate Art


Teens who enjoy reading extended fight scenes and want immersion in an extraordinary world will enjoy Kornher-Stace’s second act. A strong choice for speculative fiction shelves.

All the Stars Denied

An intense and enlightening historical fiction title that’s highly recommended for all libraries.

Chapter Books That ROCK: Three Music-Themed Titles for Summer Reading and Beyond


The Perennial Jane Austen: YA Retellings, Picture Book Nonfiction, & More

Chatting with Sabaa Tahir, SLJTeen Live! 2018 Keynote Speaker

Good Rosie by DiCamillo | SLJ Review


A Bevy of Board Books

The War Outside by Monica Hesse | SLJ Review

Review of the Day: Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

Black Panther by Ronald L. Smith | SLJ Audio Review

Middle Grade: Sports Fiction, Crystal Balls, and Super Dorks | July 2018 Xpress Reviews

The Player King by Avi | SLJ Audio Review

Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz | SLJ Review

The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon | SLJ Review

Knights vs. Dinosaurs by Matt Phelan | SLJ Review

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold | SLJ Review

This Story Is a Lie by Tom Pollock | SLJ Review

Fresh Ink: An Anthology by Lamar Giles | SLJ Review

YA: Dealing with Demons | SLJ Spotlight

No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen | SLJ Review

Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya | SLJ Review

Great Books: Summer Adventures

25 LGBTQAI+ Titles for Pride Month—and Onward

Summertime...and the Reading Is Easy

How We Roll by Natasha Friend | SLJ Review

Teaching Ideas for 'The Night Diary'

The Ruinous Sweep by Tim Wynne-Jones | SLJ Review

20 Books To Celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed | SLJ Review

All of This Is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor | SLJ Review

Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner | SLJ Review

SLJ Facebook Live Chats with Authors at Day of Dialog & Book Expo 2018

Review of the Day: The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin


That's MY Blanket, Baby!

Bella's special blanket has become "sparkly, muddy, painty, smelly" from their adventures together...

Wolfie Paints the Town

Readers get a tour of Little Wood, "the tiniest town around," during which they meet the all-animal citizenry, including Mayor Owl and local artist Wolfie...

Little Iffy Learns To Fly

Little Iffy, a young griffin, prefers to be "down" on the ground rather than "up" in the sky...

Yuyi Morales Has an Immigration Story to Tell, Her Own | SLJ Day of Dialog 2018

The Fall of Innocence by Jenny Torres Sanchez | SLJ Review

Book Review: Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff

Middle Grade Mummy Adventures | June 2018 Xpress Reviews

Fantasy Sequels, Prequels, and a Contemporary Much Ado Retelling | June 2018 Xpress Reviews

Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood | SLJ Review

Book Review: All Summer Long by Hope Larson

The Museum of Us by Tara Wilson Redd | SLJ Review

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo | SLJ Review

Mariam Sharma Hits the Road by Sheba Karim | SLJ Review

Catch a Wave with These YA Sports Titles | SLJ Spotlight

Real-Life Drama: Kate Messner on Her New Novel, "Breakout"

Review: Be Prepared

24 Hours in Nowhere by Dusti Bowling | SLJ Review

Review of the Day: The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

Picture Book Police Officers

Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova | SLJ Review

With My Hands: Poems About Making Things


Great Books: Things That Go!

I Felt a Funeral in My Brain by Will Walton | SLJ Review

20 Books for Young Readers To Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month & Year-Round

The Latest from Melissa de la Cruz, a "Peter Pan" Retelling, & More | May 2018 YA Xpress Reviews

20 Picture Books About Empowerment, Friendship, & More | May 2018 Xpress Reviews

Refugee Stories, Magical Adventures, & More | May 2018 Middle Grade Xpress Reviews

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard | SLJ Review

Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro | SLJ Review

All That I Can Fix by Crystal Chan | SLJ Review

Grace for Gus

Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert | SLJ Review

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | SLJ Audio Review

YA A to Z: H is for Historical Fiction, a guest post by librarian Amanda Perez

Review of the Day: The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron | SLJ Review

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold | SLJ Review

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez | SLJ Audio Review

The House That Lou Built by Mae Resipicio | SLJ Review

Review of the Day: A House That Once Was by Julie Fogliano, ill. Lane Smith

Endling by Katherine Applegate | SLJ Review


Starring Tween Introverts | SLJ Spotlight


Every Day Is Earth Day | Books to Celebrate

A Place to Start a Family: Poems About Creatures That Build

Learning to Breathe by Janice Lynn Mather | SLJ Review

A Lite Too Bright by Samuel Miller | SLJ Review

Monday’s Not ­Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson | SLJ Review

Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead | SLJ Review

Give Me Some Truth by Eric Gansworth | SLJ Review

Middle Grade: Two Takes on Sports Fiction & Magical Realism | April 2018 Xpress Reviews

YA Sequels from Lauren James, Matthew Laurence, Peadar O'Guilin, & More | April 2018 Xpress Reviews

Book Review: The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan | SLJ Review

Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery

Ebb and Flow by Heather T. Smith | SLJ Review

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh & Elsie Chapman | SLJ Review


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