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Librarian faves: Top book categories by grade level

By: Rhonda Mihalic | April 03, 2019 |

When it comes to books, you librarians know your stuff. And, you know what your K-12 readers will most enjoy. Based on data from over 23,000 members, here are your top categories by grade level. 

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Women and Girls Making Waves

By: | November 08, 2018 |

Here at JLG, we continue to be impressed by the amazing work of our female writers and illustrators. We believe in the importance of providing young readers with books that genuinely resonate with them, and in which they can see themselves and their experiences reflected.

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How to Tailor Your Book Club

By: Christina Dorr | October 16, 2018 |

The trick is to find the one that connects and engages kids with books, reading, and discussion – in a way that you enjoy, as well. Here are some other considerations.

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Gear Up for Halloween with These Spooky Reads

By: | October 10, 2018 |

Halloween is just around the corner. Are you gearing up for the devilish decorations, creepy costumes, and scary sweets? To help your readers get in the holiday spirit, we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight a few JLG selections that put spooky creatures front and center.

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Creating a Culture of Reading

By: | September 18, 2018 |

We know your priority is encouraging your readers to pick up and discover new books, and to develop a passion for reading. How do you go about doing that? According to Felix Brandon, co-founder of Zoobean’s Beanstack, a powerful tool that helps educators and librarians create, manage, and measure reading challenges, it’s about creating a culture of reading. 

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Empower Your Students to Grow Their Love of Reading

By: Sarah Cooke | September 10, 2018 |

As educators, we know you want to guide your students in the right direction, encouraging them to read and explore new books. The most effective way to do that is to empower them to seek out new books and expand their horizons as readers on their own. Simply handing them titles to read, as you know, will be less impactful in the long run. So how exactly to you encourage that kind of empowerment? We have a few suggestions.

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Build a Year-Long Book Bash

By: Christina Dorr | September 06, 2018 |

You got the “back to school blues?" No need for that! Focus your sights on revving up reading enthusiasm by designing a year-long book bash! Can’t think a year ahead? Then think about one month at a time…What can you do to get kids excited about books, reading, sharing, talking, and writing? It can be large or small, but the point is to start and keep the momentum rolling. 

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