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School Library Journal, December 2015 Issue: Table of Contents


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Best Books 2015

The year’s outstanding titles for children and teens

By SLJ Book Review Editors


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Collection Building

  • Social Justice: A look at events and issues involved in the quest for equality, access, and civil rights | Focus On
    By Tessa Michaelson Schmidt


  • Lead Brave: Buoyed by the alliance of the Liliead Fellows | Editorial
    By Rebecca T. Miller
    Up Front
  • AASL 2015: Spirit and Surprises: A late-night hackathon and on-site maker space were among the show highlights | Up Front
    By Sarah Bayliss and Daryl Grabarek
  • SLJ Summit 2015: Whole-Child Ready: Stellar programs and a call to action
    By Kathy Ishizuka
  • In Their Own Words: Host Kitty Felde goes to the source in the Book Club for Kids podcast
    By Heather Booth
  • FL Parents Can See What Kids Are Reading: A move by Collier County raises concern about student privacy
    By Lauren Barack


  • Putting Magic into the World: Philip and Erin Stead on Lenny & Lucy, picture books, and kindness | Up Close
    By Kiera Parrott
  • Keep Bedtime Stories Alive: Tips to encourage this tradition and nurture long-term readers | First Steps
    By Lisa G. Kropp
  • Foster Fresh Alternatives: Offering choices to students works to build engagement | Scales on Censorship
    By Pat Scales

Letters to SLJ: December 2015

The Reviews

  • Multimedia Reviews: DVD
  • Multimedia Reviews: Audiobooks
  • Online Reference Reviews
  • The Book Review/Fiction:
    • Picture Books, Early Childhood
    • Picture Books, Elementary
    • Picture Books, Beginning Readers
    • Chapter Books
    • Middle-Grade Graphic Novels
    • Young Adult, Middle School
    • Young Adult, High School
    • YA Graphic Novels
    • Adult Books 4 Teens
  • The Book Review/Nonfiction
    • Elementary
    • Middle to High School
  • Book/Multimedia Review Stars List


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