Featured JLG Webcasts
The Cookie Chronicles & Busload of Books Webcast
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2021 Elementary Webcasts
Sketch Comedy: Laughs and Live Drawing with Ben Clanton
Ben Clanton returns to talk about his newest Narwhal and Jelly creation, share a reading from Narwhal's School of Awesomeness, and draw some of your favorite characters.
Caring For Your Community: Using urban ecology to learn about our cities and ourselves
Dr. Cylita Guy talks about her book Chasing Bats and Tracking Rats: Urban Ecology, Community Science and How We Share Our Cities and and more!
A Tale of Tails with Elisha Cooper
Caldecott Honoree Elisha Cooper chats about his newest book, Yes & No, and the importance of engaging children in reading at a very young age.
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.
2021 Middle School Webcasts
Stretching Moments to Infinity with Tae Keller
Newbery Award Winning author Tae Keller talks about her book When You Trap a Tiger, the folklore used to build the story, emotional inheritance, and building themes that children can connect to.
Fueling Young Minds and Bodies with Dr. Jennifer Gardy
Dr. Jennifer Gardy talks about her new book, It Takes Guts, the importance of educating our kids about healthy eating, and how we can best prepare them as they go back to school.
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
Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (When Stars Are Scattered) chat about Omar’s story, Victoria’s next book, and the importance of graphics novels.
2021 High School Webcasts
Tears and Transformation: Exploring belonging and identity in a debut novel
Debut author Joya Goffney (Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry) talks about the creation of Quinn’s story, practices for writing nuanced characters, and more.
A Conversation with Kim Hyun Sook and Ryan Estrada
In celebration of ALA’s Banned Book Week 2021, authors Kim Hyun Sook and Ryan Estrada discuss their compelling graphic novel Banned Book Club.