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School Library Journal, January 2015 Issue: Table of Contents


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Collection Building

  • On Your Toes: A chorus line of books about dance and movement | Focus On
    By Susan Pine
  • Where There’s a Will: Shakespeare resources across media | Mix It Up
    By Stacy Dillon and Amy Laughlin
  • Middle Grade Mayhem: An eclectic mix of Spanish-language and Latino-starring novels | Libro por Libro
    By TIm Wadham


  • Test Drive: Osmo: A trio of spelling and spatial challenges mix virtual fun with hands-on activity
    By Chad Sansing
  • The Next Big Thing: Could this be the year of the desktop?
    By Christopher Harris
  • Cool Tools: Screencasting tools for making tech support videos
    By Richard Byrne


  • Looking Up: Five directions that make 2015 a New Year worth celebrating | Editorial
    By Rebecca T. Miller
  • Banking on Change: PNC Bank’s Grow Up Great early learning initiative | First Steps
    By Lisa G. Kropp
  • Digital Dialect: Want a spot at the administrators’ table? Then know these terms | Pivot Points
    By Mark Ray

Letters to SLJ: January 2015

  • Readers Sound Off on “Teaching Black Lives Matter” and “Ditch Holiday Programming”| SLJ Feedback

The Reviews

  • Multimedia Reviews
  • Best of Apps & Enhanced Books
  • Reference Online
  • Refreshing Reissues
  • Fiction Preschool to Grade 4
  • Fiction Grades 5-8
  • Fiction Grades 9 & Up
  • Fiction Series Update
  • Nonfiction Preschool to Grade 4
  • Nonfiction Grades 5 & Up
  • Book/Multimedia Review Stars List


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