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Meet the Newest Member of the JLG Editorial Team

By: | November 03, 2022 |

One of the most unique aspects of Junior Library Guild is our Editorial Team. We are committed to bringing the best new books to young readers, but how exactly do we do that? The Editorial Team reads thousands of manuscripts every year and chooses the best new books based on a wide variety of criteria. They then sort these books into our categories, and we work with our publishers to bring them right to the shelves of our members.  

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Graphic Novels for High School

By: Katie Lynch | August 11, 2021 |

When we say the words “graphic novel” what comes to mind for you? Do you immediately think about comics, titles with lots of dialogue and pictures, or books for young and middle-grade readers? While you are correct, that graphic novels are all of those things, they are also so much more! Graphic novels are a great way to engage reluctant readers, and even high school students as wel

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YA-Adult Crossover Titles for Teen Readers

By: Katie Lynch | August 06, 2021 |

Teen students often carry a heavy load of assigned reading, across all subjects. Although the assigned reading can be engaging, educational, and enlightening, it is still important for teens to make their own selections and read for pleasure! 

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Mysteries Lurking Ahead for Middle School

By: Katie Lynch | July 29, 2021 |

We all love the thrill of searching for clues, hunting for evidence and—most importantly, solving the mystery before the author presents you with the key clue to crack the case. Plus, what’s better than telling yourself that you figured it out?

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Picture Book Must-Haves

By: Katie Lynch | July 21, 2021 |

There is no debate about how important storytime is for children. Storytime is a powerful time of connection that makes memories, engages reluctant readers and brings books to life. And—what do librarians, educators and parents often use to read to their children? Picture Books!

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New voices, new talent: Debut authors coming from JLG this fall

By: Rhonda Mihalic | July 13, 2021 |

At JLG, our editors keep their ears to the ground and listen for the whispers gradually building about new authors. These debut selections coming this fall earned the JLG Gold Standard seal of approval.


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Librarian of the Month: July 2021

By: Harlee Rozell | July 07, 2021 |

JLG’s July 2021 Librarian of the Month honor goes to Collinsville Public Library and their driven, compassionate, and community-oriented director, Jennifer Wilkins. A JLG member for 8+ years, Jennifer caught our eye because of her dedication to her community and preserving its history. Here’s Jennifer’s story...

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