Remembering Marjorie Jones, former JLG Editorial Director (and Great Human Being)
Junior Library Guild mourns the passing of Marjorie Jones, former editorial director of the Junior Library Guild, who died on July 22, at the age of 86. Marge was warm, wise, witty, and intellectually sharp. She had very high standards and expectations, and when I began working at JLG, I was always a little intimidated to leave a note on her desk for fear of making a grammatical error. She would regularly send postcards when she was on vacation and, along with her friendly, funny hand-written message, she would correct the mistakes in the card's printed descriptions.Read More ↝
So Many Books...
An amazing pile of new picture books was delivered to the office this week. With the crunch of the upcoming Elementary Booktalk Webcast (August 25 @ 3:00 Eastern) staring me in the face, I decided there's no time like the present to dive in and read, but where to start?Read More ↝
It's Raining Cats and Dogs: Picture Books for Storytime JLG's Booktalks to Go
It's easy to hold your audience captive when you find a winning combination. Kids love animals, so sharing picture books about dogs and cats is a storytime bonus. The following titles chosen by the editors at Junior Library Guild are sure to please your listeners--whether they have a pet or not.Read More ↝
Monday Moments of Misery and Marvels
I'm doing a keynote and several sessions over a period of two days next week, so I thought I should make sure I was ready. While looking over what I am supposed to talk about, a very terrible thing happened. I deleted a number of slides while adjusting a presentation and didn't save the original. You know that feeling you get when you realize there's nothing that you can do? It's too late to be saved and all your work is just gone? I had that moment. Little did I know there was a marvel ahead.Read More ↝
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