April 20, 2018

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Audiobooks that Celebrate Teachers | Listen In

The Listen In columnists took the opportunity offered by World Teachers Day, October 5, to suggest audiobooks in which teachers play a central role, with titles ranging from Andrew Clements’s Frindle to Richard Peck’s The Teacher’s Funeral.

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Penguin Ebooks Return to OverDrive, Go National on Axis 360

“Penguin will resume doing business with OverDrive as of this morning,” Penguin spokesperson Erica Glass told LJ on September 25. According to a blog post by Karen Estrovich, collection development manager for OverDrive, 17,000 Penguin ebooks are already “live and available for purchase in OverDrive Marketplace.” Although Estrovich refers to the transaction as a purchase, the books are being offered for a one year term on a one copy/one user lending model.

A Dancer’s Dozen | Great Books for Wannabe Hoofers

Launched in 2010 by the Dizzy Feet Foundation to encourage Americans to dive into dance for fun and exercise, National Dance Day takes place on Saturday, July 27. Featuring wiggle-inducing picture books, eye-dazzling nonfiction, and even a graphic-novel autobiography, this list provides a sampling of the wealth of materials available to inspire and inform young dancers and celebrate the joy of movement.

2013 ALSC & YALSA Book Picks: The year’s best titles for children and teens

Check out School Library Journal’s comprehensive guide to the 2013 Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) Notable Children’ Books and the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) Best Fiction for Young Adults and Great Graphic Novels for Teens.