June 21, 2018

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A book for small hands

I’ve been following the criticism of Scholastic’s biography of Trump for younger children, President Donald Trump, with interest but I only got a hold of a copy today, and thank you, Scholastic, for sharing it. By Joanne Mattern and illustrated with photographs, President Donald Trump is in the Rookie Biography series published by Children’s Press, a […]

20 Books To Celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month

We rounded up picture books, middle grade novels, and YA titles from the past year that either center the Caribbean American experience or are written by authors of Caribbean descent.

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

Did you catch our behind-the-scenes live video chats with book creators during Book Expo? In case you missed them, we’ve rounded up some of our recent talks with Kwame Alexander, Eoin Colfer, Ngozi Ukazu, and more.

Water Land: Land and Water Forms Around the World

Water Land: Land and Water Forms Around the World Written and Illustrated by Christy Hale Published in 2018 by Roaring Brook Press ISBN:  978-1-250-15244-2 Grades PK – 6 Book Review Author/illustrator Christy Hale employs geographic terminology and cutouts to offer an inventive exploration of land and water forms in her latest nonfiction picture book. The […]

Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters

Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters Written by Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Léna Roy Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018 ISBN #978-0-374-30764-6 Grades 4 and up   Book Review “I was born with the itch for writing in me, and o, I couldn’t stop it if […]

#IHaveTheRightTo, #ShePersisted, & More Buzzworthy Nonfiction | June 2018 Xpress Reviews

This latest batch of online-only nonfiction reviews features powerful women persisting in the face of injustice and inequality.

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Review: ‘The Beatles Story’

The Beatles Story Written by Angus Allan, illustrated by Arthur Ranson Rebellion, $17.99 It’s an amazing period we live in, one where great comics from all eras are reprinted in book format and much more easily available than they used to be. The flip side of that boom in collected format is that a lot […]

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

Looking for titles to highlight in May for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month? These 20 works, from recent award winners to debut middle grade outings, cover a diverse array of genres, time periods, and formats.

Review of the Day – The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler by John Hendrix

The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoefer and the Plot to Kill Hitler By John Hendrix Amulet Books (an imprint of Abrams) $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-4197-2838-9 Ages 10 and up On shelves September 4th In this life, it can be difficult to find absolutes. Absolute good. Absolute evil. Absolute good in the face of absolute evil. For many […]

The Latest Series Nonfiction | Series Made Simple Spring 2018

The reviews for the spring 2018 issue of Series Made Simple have arrived.

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3 Nonfiction Titles To Inspire | SLJ Spotlight

Three nonfiction titles explore hope, activism, and the global histories of extraordinary women.

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It’s a STEM World: U.S. & World History Series

From engineering feats to plane crashes and Brexit, the following selections represent a range of time periods, attitudes, and movements.

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Winning Sports Nonfiction for Kids & Teens

Reliable nonfiction collections boast robust sports sections that complement the needs of the community while also offering a glimpse into some fields that may seem a little quirky.

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Biomes, Genetics, & Hurricanes: 16 Life Science Series for Students

Middle grade readers are well served this season with a large selection of titles covering habitats, ecosystems, and biomes.

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11 Biography Series To Hook Students on Politics, World Events, and More

Up-to-minute coverage of political leaders is just one reason why this season’s series are noteworthy.

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15 STEM Series for Budding and Seasoned Scientists

From the molten core of Earth to the farthest reaches of space, this season’s new science series cover topics near and far.

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15 Spanish Language Nonfiction Series for Kids & Teens

These series share one thing in common: they are translated well, and in some cases flawlessly, which is an encouraging change from years past.

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Sharks to Super Ants: 15 Animals Series for Elementary & Middle Schoolers

Beloved creatures receive fresh treatments this season.

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15 Series To Strengthen Social Emotional Learning for Kids & Teens

Support young people with the following sets on character building, new literacy, and more.

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Coding Leads the Way: 10 Nonfiction Career Series

This season’s best sets are tech-focused.

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