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Listen Up! The appeal & importance of audiobooks

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Listen Up! The appeal & importance of audiobooks

In honor of National Audiobook Month, we’ll sit down with audio publishing expert, Michele Cobb, to chat all about the importance and appeal of audiobooks. We’ll also share tips and advice on how librarians can curate their audiobook collections to attract readers of all ages.

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Measuring Up with Lily LaMotte and Ann Xu

Measuring Up with Lily LaMotte and Ann Xu

Lily LaMotte and Ann Xu (Measuring Up) talk about their heroine Cici’s determination to blend culture, cuisine, and competition to help her navigate the many transitions of her tweens.

Art & Soul: Giving voices to important stories through graphic novels

Art & Soul: Giving voices to important stories through graphic novels

Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (When Stars Are Scattered) chat about Omar’s story, Victoria’s next book, and the importance of graphics novels.

Celebrating the power of libraries

Celebrating the Power of Libraries

Angela Burke Kunkel (Digging for Words) and Anika Aldamuy Denise (Planting Stories) talk about their biographies of real-life librarians whose grassroots efforts harness the power of books and libraries to improve their communities.

Curation Made Easy

Curation Made Easy

Get an inside look at how JLG discovers and vets the best new books in children's and young adult literature, and partners with librarians nationwide to support their collection-development efforts.

Slaughterhouse-Five: Classics Get New Lives as Comics

Slaughterhouse-Five: Classics Get New Lives as Comics

Ryan North and Albert Monteys discuss their adaptation of Slaughterhouse-Five and the appeal of telling stories in graphic novel form.

Worldbuilding: Celebrating World Storytelling Day with Roshani Chokshi

Worldbuilding: Celebrating World Storytelling Day with Roshani Chokshi

Roshani Chokshi talks about the best time to write, her love for nonfiction, what makes a story worth telling, and more!

Escape into a Great Book: Capturing the Attention of the Reluctant Reader

Escape into a Great Book: Capturing the Attention of the Reluctant Reader

A discussion with authors of the shared series, Great Escapes—which blends historical fiction with short, action-filled chapters and suspenseful stories.

Webcast: Magnificent Middle Grade

Magnificent Middle Grade

Meg Medina, T.R. Simon and Christina Soontornvat chat about their relatable characters, building stories for middle grade readers and more.

Webcast with Cece Bell

Let’s Hang with Cece & the Gang

Cece Bell talks about the design and creation of her most iconic characters, her fun stories, how she wrote them and the importance of humor!

Webcast with Done Tate

Celebrating Black History Month with Don Tate

Don Tate discusses the picture books he has written and illustrated, and the importance of embracing works about Black history to empower readers.

Webcast with Kenneth Oppel

Attack! Killer Bugs, Preying Plants & Epic Sci-Fi

Kenneth Oppel discusses his newest book, Hatch, and his experience writing science fiction and fantasy for middle grade readers.

Aggie Morton Mystery Party with Tundra Books

Aggie Morton Mystery Party with Tundra Books

Solve a virtual mystery online! Plus, enjoy a reading by audiobook narrator Sarah English, and a live Q&A with author Marthe Jocelyn!

Picture Perfect: Meet the Duo Behind Dancing Hands

Picture Perfect: Meet the Duo Behind Dancing Hands

Margarita Engle and Rafael Lopez talk about Dancing Hands, winning the 2020 Pura Belpré award, and the power of picture books.

Putting on a Brave Face with Shaun David Hutchinson

Putting on a Brave Face with Shaun David Hutchinson

Being a teen is tough. Shaun David Hutchinson talks about his memoir Brave Face and the power of literature to help young people find their place.



A Conversation with Jason Reynolds

A Conversation with Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds talks with Meg Medina about his experience as the Library of Congress Ambassador for Young People's Literature and the graphic novel adaptation of Long Way Down.



Innovation in Uncertainty

Innovation in Uncertainty: How librarians step up, support students, and find solutions

A chat with three librarians about their challenges and solutions during COVID-19 and their plans for when things resume.

Innovation in Uncertainty: Back to School

Innovation in Uncertainty: Back to School

In this second librarian panel webcast, join us as we discuss back-to-school plans, pain points, and possibilities in the continued face of COVID-19.

Truth in Teamwork: Nonfiction Storytelling through collaboration and connection

Truth in Teamwork: Nonfiction Storytelling through collaboration and connection

Nonfiction authors discuss how collaboration provides a perfect symmetry for building a cohesive story that is as interesting as it is informative.

How does your garden grow? Plant tomato slice seedlings with Alexis Frederick-Frost

How does your garden grow? Plant tomato slice seedlings with Alexis Frederick-Frost

Alexis Fredrick-Frost reads from his book, Maker Comics: Grow a Garden!, and demonstrates how to grow tomato plants with fresh tomatoes.

Art Illustrates Life: Graphic novels aren't just for superheros anymore

Art Illustrates Life: Graphic Novels Aren’t Just for Superheros Anymore

Author/Illustrators Shing Yin Khor, Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes talk about the evolution and broad appeal of comics.

Sketch Comedy: Laughs & Live Drawing with Narwhal & Jelly

Sketch Comedy: Laughs & Live Drawing with Ben Clanton

Ben Clanton reads from the latest book in the Narwhal & Jelly series, Narwhal's Otter Friend, and sketches his famous characters live!

A Book Talk for Spanish Language Day

For the Love of Libros: A Book Talk for Spanish Language Day

JLG editors talk with Cynthia Weill of Bank Street College about the importance of Spanish-language books and Bank Street’s new Spanish Picture Book Awards.

Teensplain This with Ben Phillippe

#Teensplain This: Ben Philippe on his Field Guide, Teens & Binge-worthy TV

Authors Ben Philippe and Rex Ogle entertain as they chat about books, teen angst, and the best shows to binge while sheltered at home.

My First Book Club: Let's read together!

My First Book Club: Let’s read together!

Authors James Howe and Kate Messner read aloud and share tips on encouraging early-grade readers to develop a love of books and bonding.

Lunch with Megabat

Tundra Books Presents: “Lunch with Megabat”

Author Anna Humphrey and illustrator Kass Reich celebrate the release of MEGABAT IS A FRAIDYBAT with a short reading and drawing demonstration.

Rex Ogle, Free Lunch

Rex Ogle, Free Lunch

Meet Rex Ogle, whose story about growing up poor delivers an ultra-relatable message to young readers

Jackson Bird, Sorted

Jackson Bird, Sorted

Meet Jackson Bird who has helped give a voice to the LGBTQ community by sharing his story through YouTube, podcasts, TED Talks and more.

Nikki Grimes, Ordinary Hazards

Nikki Grimes, Ordinary Hazards

Meet Nikki Grimes, who, at the age of 6, poured her pain onto paper and discovered the healing power of words

Aiden Tyler, Quaran-teen

Aiden Tyler, Quaran-teen

Author Rex Ogle (Free Lunch) writes and reads a weekly “serial” about Aiden Tyler’s life during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Demand Diversity

Demand Diversity

Join us as we discuss the importance of diversifying and the wide breadth of what is considered "diverse."

Dude, where's my book?

Encouraging Boys to Read

Enjoy this exclusive webcast with Jon Scieszka, where we talk about motivating boy readers and exploring the universe of his latest book.

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