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JLG selects Caldecott & Newbery winners for 20 years

By: Sarah Cooke | September 11, 2019 |

Our renowned Editorial team has long been on the forefront of selecting books that go on to earn starred reviews, industry awards, honors and prestigious acclaim. Case in point: They've selected the Newbery and Caldecott Medal winners nearly every year for the last 20 years (before they were even published!). 

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50 lucky educators win JLG's sock giveaway

By: Rhonda Mihalic | March 15, 2019 |

Our School Library Month sock giveaway was TOE-tally successful! 50 educators will receive “reading is dreaming with your eyes open” socks.

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Using Coretta Scott King Award Winners to Promote Reading Among Families

By: | March 12, 2019 |

According to School Library Journal, librarian Heather Thompson, who works at the Kenosha Public Library in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has developed a family book club using King Award winners.


The club’s February title was Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, and this month’s book is Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. April’s title will be One Crazy Summer by Rita William-Garcia.

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Three Titles to Kick Off Women's History Month

By: Sarah Cooke | February 28, 2019 |

March is Women’s History Month, and we want to take the opportunity to celebrate the critically important accomplishments and contributions women have made throughout history. Our special collection of Women’s History Month titles features books exploring the impressive achievements of women in science, the arts, sports, government, and more, and we’re highlighting a few of our favorites for you here.

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JLG UnBoxing: How do you celebrate your book haul?

By: Dawn Driscoll | February 26, 2019 |

Unboxing videos are all the rage. This perky pair made their YouTube debut unboxing their most recent Junior Library Guild monthly subscription box, and the results are adorably, amusingly brimming with anticipation.

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Celebrating Our Winners: 2019 ALA Youth Media Awards

By: | February 05, 2019 |

We’re absolutely thrilled that fifty-two of this year’s American Library Association Youth Media Awards and honors went to JLG selections. We’re so proud of our amazing authors and illustrators, as well as our talented editorial team and their history of picking winners. We wanted to take this opportunity to highlight the winners of this year’s Newbery and Caldecott Medals, and the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Author Award. You can add all of this year’s winners to your collection here.

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New Year, New Chapter

By: Sarah Cooke | January 15, 2019 |

For many of us, the new year is a time for new beginnings. A chance to hit reset and open our minds to new opportunities and possibilities. With that in mind, we wanted to put the spotlight on three popular, previously selected titles that follow the adventures of protagonists who are stepping into a new world or undergoing major changes in their lives and starting a new chapter.

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