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Webcast Recap: 12 New Books to Read This Summer

By: Deborah B. Ford | May 23, 2017 | Shelf Life

Strange the DreamerIn our webcast today, Kayleigh and I talked about some of our favorite upcoming books you might want to check out this summer. Whether your to-be-read pile grew or it became prioritized, we are sure your readers will get a kick out of future-telling noodleheads and blue librarians.  I've also included  two read-alikes for each of our amazing dozen. In addition to providing you with great book selections, Junior Library Guild continues to build resources to help you use these titles. Webcast titles are being added Booktalk to Go LiveBinder for Spring 2017.  This binder is full of resources for teaching and sharing these wonderful selections. Thanks to our marketing team, BTG LiveBinder Tabs with links are now added to the book detail page. This is a direct link to the resources in the binder. JLG BTG titles are also added to our Pinterest board and tweeted out by following Deborah B. Ford. Look for book trailers and archived webcasts on our JLG YouTube Playlists and on our website at More JLG Services/Video Resources. This webcast will be archived and posted on the JLG website at a later date. Your certificate of attendance can be printed after watching the archived video for at least ten minutes. Join us for our next national webcast on June 13 at 3:00PM EDT when Kierra Parrott, the reviews director for School Library Journal and Library Journal and a former children's librarian, will join me for Books We Love, K-12. Discover more not-to-be-missed books. The following is a list of today’s featured books in order of appearance: ARNOLD, Tedd, Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss. Noodleheads See the Future. illus. by Tedd Arnold. 48p. Holiday. 2017. ISBN 9780823436736. JLG Category: E Easy Reading Grades 1 – 3. You might also like: Be Quiet! by Ryan T. Higgins and Snail and Worm Again by Tina Kugler. BLACKWOOD, Sage. Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded. 368p. Katherine Tegen. 2017. ISBN 9780062402639. JLG Category: FM+ Fantasy Middle Plus Grades 5 – 8. You might also like: A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee and The Secrets of Hexbridge Castle by Gabrielle Kent. TAYLOR, Laini. Strange the Dreamer. 544p. Little, Brown. 2017. ISBN 9780316341684. JLG Category: HIH+ High Interest High Grades 10 & Up. You might also like: Heir to the Sky by Amanda Sun and Apollo: The Brilliant One by George O’Conner. Author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone series TWOHY, Mike. Mouse and Hippo. 40p. Paula Wiseman. 2017. ISBN 9781481451246. JLG Category: K+ Kindergarten Plus Grades PreK – K. You might also like: Samson in the Snow by Philip C. Stead and We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen. DAVIES, Jacqueline. Nothing But Trouble. 320p. Katherine Tegen. 2016. ISBN 9780062369888. JLG Category: PGM+ PG Middle Plus Grades 5 – 8. Book 1 of Nothing But Trouble Series. You might also like: Slacker by Gordon Korman, The Homework Strike by Greg Pincus BARR, Emily. The One Memory of Flora Banks. 340p. Philomel. 2017. ISBN 9780399547010. JLG Category: MH+ Mystery High Plus Grades 9 & Up. You might also like: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and The Leaving by Tara Altebrando BERTMAN, Jennifer Chambliss. The Unbreakable Code. 368p. Henry Holt. 2017. ISBN 9781627791168. JLG Category: ME+ Mystery Elementary Grades 2 – 6. Book 2 in Book Scavenger series. You might also like: The Spotted Dog Last Seen by Jessica Scott Kerrin and School of the Dead by Avi. KORMAN, Gordon. Masterminds: Payback. 320p. Balzer + Bray. 2017. ISBN 9780062300058. JLG Category: HIM+ High Interest Plus Grades 5 – 8. You might also like: Masterminds: Criminal Destiny by Gordon Korman and The Sound of Life and Everything by Krista Van Dolzer STRAND, Jeff. Stranger Things Have Happened. 304p. Sourcebooks Fire. 2017. ISBN 9781492645399. JLG Category: PBH Paperback High Grades 10 & Up. You might also like: Overturned by Lamar Giles and Con Academy by Joe Schreiber CLANTON, Ben. Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt. illus. by author. 64p. Tundra. 2017. ISBN 9781101918296. JLG Category: GE+ Graphic Novels Elementary Grades 2 – 6. You might also like: Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton and Laundry Day by Jessixa Bagley. PLA, Sally J. The Someday Birds. 336p. Harper. 2017. ISBN 9780062445766. JLG Category: B+ Upper Elementary/Middle Grades 5 – 7. You might also like: Ashes to Asheville , Train I Ride by Paul Mosier and Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt MENON, Sandhya. When Dimple Met Rishi. 384p. Simon Pulse. 2017. ISBN  9781481478687. JLG Category: Y Young Adult Grades 9 & Up. You might also like: Watched by Marina Budhos and The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon.   Today’s Hosts Deborah B. Ford Director of Library Outreach Junior Library Guild Deb newDeborah B. Ford, JLG's Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K-12 schools. Traveling across North America, she does workshops, library coaching, and professional development for school and public libraries. Deborah is the author of JLG's Booktalks to Go and Everyday Librarian @ School Library Journal. She also maintains an award-winning coordinating online resource at Contact her at . Follow her on Twitter @jlgdeborahford.   Kayleigh Hanlin Marketing Generalist Junior Library Guild KayleighKayleigh Hanlin is the Marketing Generalist for JLG. She is the “Jill of all trades,” working not only with other marketing members but several different JLG departments to spread the word about JLG services and outstanding books. She has been an avid reader all her life and is lucky to have a desk close to the JLG bookshelf. She currently resides in Columbus, Ohio. Contact Sales: for information about Junior Library Guild and how you can receive these amazing books to support your program.



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