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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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10 JLG Titles Named Locus Awards Finalists

By: Sarah Cooke | May 28, 2019 |

Locus Magazine has announced the 2019 finalists for its Locus Awards, and we’re thrilled to see that 10 JLG selections were among the works recognized.

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Teaching Teachers the Value of the Graphic Novel

By: Julia Bannon | May 15, 2019 |

“Graphic Novels are just superhero comic books.” “They’re not even real reading.” School librarians hear these types of comments every day. So, how do you explain that Graphic Novels are a valuable part of the reading landscape and that they teach comprehension and literacy? Find out.

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Countdown to summer reading

By: Julia Bannon | May 03, 2019 |

It’s time to get ready for your summer reading program! With this year’s theme celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the moon landing, we’ve got lots of ideas for you to make this the best summer yet. Launch into a summer of space with great books, STEM activities and display ideas.

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Forgiving fines through reading gets more kids into the library

By: Julia Bannon | April 05, 2019 |

A librarian’s dream is to have every seat in their library filled with eager young readers. But what if kids stay away because of fines? One library system is allowing kids to read their fines away - and it’s bringing students back in droves.

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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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Unboxing #2: The Art of Science

By: Rhonda Mihalic | March 29, 2019 |

The giggly, giddy stars of last month's Boxes of Books Unboxing video are at it again, this time unpacking their JLG subscription box of March selections.

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