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Librarian of the Month: June 2020

By: Esther Goodell | June 30, 2020 |

JLG’s June Librarian of the Month honor goes to Anna Porter Public Library and librarian Kelsey Collins. We could tell from seeing her library’s social media posts that she and her library had a heart for their community. Read on to learn more about Kelsey...

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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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Three Titles Perfect for the Holidays

By: Sarah Cooke | December 11, 2018 |

The holiday season is here! It’s the perfect opportunity to build new traditions with your young readers, and to support them as they learn the deeper significance of the holidays they enjoy. With that in mind, we wanted to spotlight a few books that we feel are excellent tools to help young students appreciate the meaning of the winter holidays.

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Best Children’s Books of 2018: Jason Reynolds and Washington Post Reviewers Share Their Favorites

By: Sarah Cooke | November 19, 2018 |

As 2018 comes to a close, this is the season when many of us find ourselves reflecting on the events of the previous year and recalling what stood out for us the most. It’s the season for “Best Of” lists, and one that we’re particularly proud to be a part of this year is the Washington Post’s list of Best Children’s Books of 2018. We are happy to see that so many of our have made this list, and you can shop those selections here.

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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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