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February 05, 2016

The Spring 2016 Print-Your-Own Posters Are Now Available to Download
Written By Jeanette Rivard

Make sure you're logged into your account and go here (http://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/services/downloadable-materials) to download the Spring 2016 posters. These are the individual posters for each category.
Click on the arrow in the lower right corner for the clickable link.

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JLG Monthly

February 01, 2016

Ask the Librarian: Library Impact on Achievement
Written By Deborah B. Ford

Dear Deborah, I would like to do a presentation on how school libraries impact student learning. What is the name of the district that saved their jobs? What other resources can I use--Michelle Miles of Salt Lake City, Utah

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January 27, 2016

Today is Multicultural Children’s Book Day
Written By Jeanette Rivard

It's Multicultural Children's Book Day (MCCBD), and we are thrilled to help sponsor the efforts behind it. The mission of MCCBD is to not only raise awareness for the kid's books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries. Since JLG is all about getting the best books into the hands of readers and inspiring and enabling lifelong reading and learning, it's a perfect match. This year we are sponsoring the Classroom Reading Challenge. Teachers and students around the country will be involved in this initiative to include more diverse books into their classroom libraries and to encourage kids to broaden their worlds through these stories. To learn more about the Challenge and MCCBD visit http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com or participate in the conversation on social media. #ReadYourWorld

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January 21, 2016

JLG Booktalks to Go: Looking Ahead to Feb 29 Webcast
Written By Deborah B. Ford

For those of you who work with teens, be sure to register for the upcoming webcast on February 29. Leslie and I will be talking about some of the hot new books for middle and high school. If you've been watching our announcements you know there are some of our favorite authors (Kwame Alexander and Neal Shusterman) and some newbies (Kathryn Purdie and Kathryn Tanquary). Series books continue with new installments to Wing & Claw and The Riverman). One of my personal favorites, Jeff Strand, is back with a hilarious book called, The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever. You still have time to register, gather a group of colleagues or readers, and get out your wish lists. In the meantime, here's a taste of one of the books I've chosen.

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January 20, 2016

Let the Battle of the Kids’ Books Begin!
Written By Deborah B. Ford

Each year our sister publication, School Library Journal, selects 16 books for their annual Battle of the Kids' Books (fondly known as BOB) competition. Different from other "awards," they actively seek to balance the list with books that are diverse in the following fields: racial and ethnic, genre, audience and publisher. By the same token, they work to recruit a slate of similarly diverse judges. Today is the big announcement. Last year's winner was Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin. What was selected? Do you have them? Want them at an amazing price?

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Events

January 20, 2016

Free Booktalk Webinar February 29
Written By Jeanette Rivard

Spring is just around the corner and it will be blooming with some fantastic newly-published books for teens. We're putting the extra day in Leap Year to good use by sharing the best of these new books with you. Join Deborah Ford and Leslie Bermel for a 30-minute exploration of JLG's Spring Selections for middle and high school readers. From spellbinding fantasy to riveting nonfiction, this is the list you'll need to start planting great new titles in your library this spring. Don't miss it!

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January 19, 2016

PPP: A New Year’s Celebration of Books: A JLG Webcast
Written By Deborah B. Ford

On today's webcast Leslie and I talked about some of our favorite upcoming elementary titles for the spring season. From charming picture books to fascinating nonfiction and hard-to-put-down chapter books, there are plenty of amazing titles to add to your collection. Remember that in addition to providing you with great selections, we are building resources to help you use these titles. Check out the NEW JLG Spring 2016 Booktalks to Go LiveBinder for resources for these and other great JLG titles. What are the titles you are most excited about?

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Special Sale

January 14, 2016

Nearly 200 Books Just Reduced to $5 Each!
Written By Jeanette Rivard

Our new catalog of previous JLG Selections will be arriving in your January shipment, but if you want to order sooner, log in to your account now and start filling your shopping cart. Don't wait too long, though, because quantities at this price are limited. And remember, shipping is always free! Click on the arrow below to learn more.

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News

January 11, 2016

Junior Library Guild Book Selections Win 39 Awards
Written By Jeanette Rivard

Drum roll please! JLG is proud to announce that books selected by our editorial team won 39 awards and honors at the 2016 ALA Youth Media Awards this morning.

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January 08, 2016

2015 Final Countdown
Written By Deborah B. Ford

It's January and the highlight of children's book publishing season is just days away. Many of you are already in Boston for the Big Event (or hopefully safely on your way). On Monday morning at 8AM EST, the doors will open and the suspense will soon be over. Watch the Live Webcast here. Someone asked me the other day what I thought would win. Honestly, I've gotten my head buried in 2016 already. (With three imminent webcasts and a little bit of down time off the road, I've got to think ahead when I can.) So now that I'm thinking about 2015, I'll give you a couple of tips to remember.

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