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Congrats to the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Awards finalists!

By: Katie Lynch | December 23, 2019 |

JLG is proud to announce that 4 out of the 5 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Awards finalists are JLG selections. The Nonfiction genre is revolutionizing thanks to the talent and commitment of these authors, and our editors know outstanding work when they see it!

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Engage Your Readers with Podcasts This Summer

By: | June 01, 2018 |

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, are you looking for ways to keep your readers’ minds stimulated? Marcie Atkins, a teacher librarian at Belvedere Elementary in Falls Church, VA, has an excellent suggestion, as she explains in a recent article for the School Library Journal.

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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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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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