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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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Ask a Librarian: Preventing the Summer Slide

By: | June 01, 2018 |

We caught up with experienced school librarian Stephanie Galvan Russell, MLS who shared her suggestions for helping students stay engaged with reading over the summer.

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How to Help Young Readers Enjoy Nonfiction This Summer

By: | May 22, 2018 |

As award-winning nonfiction children’s author Melissa Stewart discusses in her recent article for the School Library Journal and her webcast with JLG’s Kayleigh Hanlin, some young readers associate nonfiction reading with the research they do for school projects, which they often find boring.

But the good news is, there are effective ways to help your struggling readers learn to enjoy nonfiction titles.

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This Is My Art

By: Joel Franklin | May 02, 2018 |

What would you say to your middle school librarian if you met now? Well, JLG Marketing Manager Joel Franklin had that opportunity recently, without first realizing it!

JLG Director of Marketing, Dawn Driscoll, met Deb Logan by chance in Denver after the ALA Midwinter Conference. Dawn soon learned that Deb works close to JLG’s headquarters in Plain City, OH. Even more amazing . . . Joel’s son was in one of Deb’s classes!

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Warehouse Sale Recap

By: Kayleigh Hanlin | May 01, 2018 |

Twice a year, in April and October, we open our warehouse to librarians to shop our previously selected titles for only $5. During this two-day event, we have the privilege of hearing stories of the amazing work librarians are doing every day. One specific customer this year brought her teen advisory board along for the trip - in a school bus!

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Treat your readers: 9 Tips for Increasing Reader Appetites

By: Christina Dorr | April 05, 2018 |
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Behind the Curtain: JLG Reveals the Selection Process

By: Kayleigh Hanlin | April 03, 2018 |

As you may know, JLG is recognized for selecting the best books and placing them in your hands for your readers. However, what many of us are unfamiliar with is the process behind picking these amazing, potentially award-winning titles. I sat down with Liz Gavril, executive editor at JLG, to learn more about the secretive world of picking books.

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