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Latest JLG Activity

  • 10 hours ago

    A Public Library in Fairfield, ID purchased 58 books.

  • 11 hours ago

    A Public Library in Okolona, MS renewed 1 category.

  • 11 hours ago

    A Public Library in Britton, SD renewed 2 categories.

What Our Customers are Saying

"Our latest JLG delivery to our library was by far the best selection of titles to date. We are always very pleased with the selections but this time they well exceeded our expectations. I am so looking forward to sharing these titles with our junior patrons! Thank you for providing the highest quality of literature for our young population!"

Camille Garretson
Morris Plains Library
"“I just can’t say enough about Junior Library Guild. They have provided our school library with outstanding books and services for almost five years. Every month my students and I look forward with anticipation to see which books we will receive next. Book titles are posted in advance, so if I have a copy of a particular book, or simply don’t want it, JLG makes it easy to replace that book hassle-free. I love that all these books have been pre-selected by our peers who have their pulse on the latest, greatest, best new books. I also love how these books are leveled into categories that are meaningful to my collection, such as, the High Interest Reading Middle School Level. But what really keeps me coming back year after year are my students. They simply love to read JLG selections.
I would definitely recommend JLG to anyone."

Maria Mihaltses
NYC Department of Education

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  • 12.07.2016

    What Makes a Good Picture Book?

    Do you remember when The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Scholastic, 2007) won the medal? I recall being both delighted and shocked that a 500-plus-page novel could win a picture book award. After a little investigation, I learned that the Caldecott (like the Newbery) considers books for readers through age fourteen. Length of book is not a factor. Instead, a "picture book for children" is defined by the committee as something distinct from other books that have illustrationsit's one that "essentially provides the child with a visual experience."

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  • 11.10.2016

    Webcast Recap: Fall Debut Class of 2016

    On today's webcast Leslie Bermel and I talked about some of the fall debut titles for readers of all ages. From a house that needs help, an at-risk boy on a polo pony and a compelling memoir of the childhood of a North Korean boy, your readers will hope that these debut stories are just the beginning of the work we will see in the future from the fall debut class of 2016.

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  • 11.01.2016

    Webcast Recap: New Books by Favorite Authors From the JLG Webinar Series

    On today's webcast I chatted with Sara Pennypacker, Barbara O'Connor, and Candace Fleming. From a giant squid, to a girl who makes the same silent wish every day, and new characters for independent readers, these new books from authors you know and love will fly off the shelves.

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  • 10.27.2016

    9 Super Skills to Be Thankful For

    Did you score awesome titles at $5 a book at the recent warehouse sale? Are you on your local board or site council? Do you watch our webcasts and read School Library Journal, Library Journal and The Horn Book Magazine? Do you use LiveBinders, Edu.Symbaloo, or Pinterest to organize your online resources? Then you have some of the 9 Scary Super Skills to be thankful for. Polishing these skills keeps you moving forward and reminds you that you have the best job ever!

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