January 20, 2018

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Chronicle Acts To Replace Image in ‘The Ultimate Book of Space’

Image of girl having dress lifted by a robot draws criticism, will be removed from future reprints.

33 Titles To Jump-Start Black History Month

In an effort to make our coverage of Black History Month a more nuanced and valuable experience, we’ll be posting several related roundups throughout January and February.

Seeing Into Tomorrow by Richard Wright & Nina Crews | SLJ Review

K-Gr 3 –This book collects 12 of Wright’s outstanding haiku, written 50 years ago and still available in the anthology, Haiku: The Last Poems of an American Icon.

Fiete Puzzle | Touch and Go

A new app from Ahoiii Entertainment offers children an opportunity to exercise their fine-motor and visual discrimination skills.

Fiete Puzzle | Touch and Go

A new app from Ahoiii Entertainment offers children an opportunity to exercise their fine-motor and visual discrimination skills.


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33 Titles To Jump-Start Black History Month

In an effort to make our coverage of Black History Month a more nuanced and valuable experience, we’ll be posting several related roundups throughout January and February.

Librarians Use “Ready to Code” Grants, Learn From Each Other

Librarians from across the country are helping ALA create a toolkit of coding resources.

Picture Books in the Dorm Room?

How two college professors used curated “book bags” to help undergraduates develop a deeper understanding of children’s literature.

Using Nonfiction in Book Clubs for Tweens

When planning for student book clubs, don’t forget about nonfiction, says librarian Jennifer Wharton.

Pictures of the Week | A Margaret Wise Brown Tattoo

Author and illustrator Sarah Jacoby sports a tattoo based on an illustration discovered at the Margaret Wise Brown Archive at Hollins University.

“Olympians” Author George O’Connor Shares His Tricks of the Trade

George O’Connor speaks with SLJ about Hermes: Tales of the Trickster, the latest in his beloved “Olympians” series and an SLJ Popular Pick.

‘The Hate U Give’ Returns to H.S. Shelves in Katy, TX

The Texas school district returned the book to high school libraries pending review.

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Webcasts

Guiding Readers by Interest, Not Level

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, 4PM-5PM ET / 1PM-2PM PT
Reading is a highly complex activity. Readers must build strategies and create behaviors as they move to increasingly difficult texts. How can schools support this process and teach self-sufficiency as readers progress?
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A Conversation with the 2018 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, 1PM-2PM ET / 10AM-11AM PT
Join us for a live webcast featuring the finalists for the 2018 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award. Learn a bit about these fantastic titles, and hear from the authors and editors about their processes. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event!
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Talks With Authors

Despite the fact that I told them I dropped an f-bomb back in my first-ever preschool story hour, the powers that be have still decided that I’m going to host my first-ever live webcast, and it’s coming your way this coming Wednesday. For “Exploring Race, Mistakes, and Friendship through Poetry,” I’ll be joined by Irene Latham, […]

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Pictures of the Week

Pictures of the Week | A Margaret Wise Brown Tattoo

Author and illustrator Sarah Jacoby sports a tattoo based on an illustration discovered at the Margaret Wise Brown Archive at Hollins University.

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