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  • 04.17.2014

    Throwback Thursday: When I Read Your Junior Guild Books

    "If you look upon books as friends, your whole life will be richer. Even when you are feeling sad about what is happening, if you have a book to read, you can visit some fascinating spot, you can fly off into the world of imagination, or you can meet new people and grow to understand new conditions." Eleanor Roosevelt, 1942.

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  • 04.07.2014

    Here's the map of book locations for JLG's Spring Warehouse Sale.

    All books just $5 each; Hundreds of titles available, including award-winners; Most books are hardcover with either library or reinforced trade binding; All are JLG selections

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  • 03.31.2014

    Fantasy Fiction: Classroom Ready Ideas

    Last weekend at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art NESCBWI sponsored a one day program on using children's books in the classroom. (Are you a member of your regional SCBWI? You, too, could attend programs like these in your own community.) Among the sessions was an author panel: "From Creative Process to Curriculum Connections." Teaching ideas on recent releases were presented. With kind and gracious permission, I will be posting these in the next few days. Remember that you can use the tag search to the right to locate these and related posts after they leave our home page.

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  • 03.28.2014

    Keep Calm and Call Batman

    While working on a new Books for Boys workshop, I bumped into an email conversation with Marc Tyler Nobleman. He's the author of Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman. I remember being livid that Bill Finger never received recognition about his part in the creation of the only superhero with no supernatural powers. (I mean think about it? no flying, no invisibility shield, no other-worldly attributes. Instead he was smart. He invented things. He had a real job.)

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