June 23, 2018

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SLJ’s June 2018 Popular Picks

A playful bug book from Eric Carle; two friends liven up a rainy day indoors with a hearty dose of make-believe; a dinosaur loves wordplay and helps build young readers’ vocabulary; and adorably unconventional animals with Jess Keating in this month’s Popular Picks!

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

A quirky best friend gets her time to shine in Albertalli’s latest; zombies put a lively twist on familiar historical fiction tropes; Jackson’s powerful novel addresses loneliness, abuse, and the importance of female friendships; and more in this month’s YA Xpress.

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13 Book-to-Screen Titles To Look for in 2018

A Wrinkle in Time, The Hate U Give, Paddington, and more are coming to a theater near you in the new year.

A Little Heart | New in YA Romance

From coming-of-age stories with a dusting of romance to a modern-day Romeo & Juliet, there’s something here to suit everyone.

YALSA Reveals 2016 Excellence in Nonfiction and Morris Finalists

Among YALSA’s excellence in nonfiction and William C. Morris Award finalists for debut YA novels are several SLJ’s Best Books of 2015. Check out all of the finalists, plus SLJ’s reviews and resources for each title.

Boys Will Be… Knitters and Lovers and Funny, Oh My

Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli Balzer + Bray, April 2015 Reviewed from ARC Boys Don’t Knit, T.S. Easton Feiwel and Friends, March 2015 Reviewed from final copy It’s a twofer Monday, today, with two delightfully warm, funny, and frankly tender tales of boys grappling with what it means to be a boy, […]

Ten Titles Make Longlist for the 2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

The 2015 longlist in the Young People’s Literature category includes a previous National Book Award winner and a two-time National Book Award finalist. Three novels are by debut authors.