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Mysteries Lurking Ahead for Middle School

By: Katie Lynch | July 29, 2021 |

We all love the thrill of searching for clues, hunting for evidence and—most importantly, solving the mystery before the author presents you with the key clue to crack the case. Plus, what’s better than telling yourself that you figured it out?

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Picture Book Must-Haves

By: Katie Lynch | July 21, 2021 |

There is no debate about how important storytime is for children. Storytime is a powerful time of connection that makes memories, engages reluctant readers and brings books to life. And—what do librarians, educators and parents often use to read to their children? Picture Books!

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New voices, new talent: Debut authors coming from JLG this fall

By: Rhonda Mihalic | July 13, 2021 |

At JLG, our editors keep their ears to the ground and listen for the whispers gradually building about new authors. These debut selections coming this fall earned the JLG Gold Standard seal of approval.

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Librarian of the Month: July 2021

By: Harlee Rozell | July 07, 2021 |

JLG’s July 2021 Librarian of the Month honor goes to Collinsville Public Library and their driven, compassionate, and community-oriented director, Jennifer Wilkins. A JLG member for 8+ years, Jennifer caught our eye because of her dedication to her community and preserving its history. Here’s Jennifer’s story...

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JLG Selections Shine in 2021 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

By: Rhonda Mihalic | June 24, 2021 |

We are proud to announce that JLG Gold Standard Selections swept all 3 categories in the 2021 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards—and took home 5 out of the 6 honor-book designations as well!  

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Librarian of the Month: June 2021

By: Harlee Rozell | June 16, 2021 |

JLG’s June 2021 Librarian of the Month honor goes to Dowd Education Center and its passionate and community-driven director, Erin Priest. A returning JLG member, Erin caught our eye because of her dedication to her community and students. Here’s Erin’s story...

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Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage with these JLG Editorial Picks

By: Susan Marston | May 21, 2021 |

This month is a celebration of Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage. But with so much quality, immersive books available by Asian and Pacific American authors and illustrators, finding the right book for your readers can be difficult. To help, our editors compiled a sampling of their favorites for you to share with your young readers, friends, family, and colleagues. 

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