What Makes a Winner? Get the scoop on how JLG editors pick award-worthy books
JLG editors have an astounding track record of selecting books for our collection—long before they're even published—that go on to win awards, honors, starred reviews and acclaim. JLG picks just took home 60+ awards & honors at ALA. Learn our editorial Dream Team's secrets!
Our latest webcasts
Join us as we discuss the importance of diversifying and the wide breadth of what is considered “diverse&rdquo.
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.
A speed tasting of JLG's Winter selections
Pull up a chair for a fun, fast-paced speed tasting of some of our editors' favorite titles from JLG's Winter catalog.
Meg Medina Changes Gears
Enjoy an author talk with 2019 Newbery Medal award-winner, Meg Medina, author of Merci Suárez Changes Gears.
A Summer in Space: Slow the Slide
Check out these books for the 2019 public-library summer reading theme: “A Universe of Stories."
The Haunt They Want: Horror & Suspense
Horror and suspense titles are disappearing from the library. Find out why with JLG editor Maria Wang.
Meet Varian Johnson
The Parker Inheritance author shares what he hopes middle-grade readers get from his book.
When Words & Art Collide: The Allure of Graphic Novels
Discover how this creative medium can help your readers with visual literacy.
Likes Matter: Using Social Media to Promote Your Library
Learn how to use social media to attract students and promote your library!
Nonfiction for Everyone
Authour, Melissa Stewart looks at fact-filled stories for that are sure to pique everyone's interest.
Love & War
Emotionally powerful titles that dig deep into love, loss, and the impact they have on our lives.
Stars So Far
Listen in as Kayleigh Hanlin and Mahnaz Dar discuss K–12 books receiving rave reviews.
Using Award-Winning Titles in Your Library Program
A quick look at online resources and programming ideas for every librarian who loves great books.
Spring Books for Elementary
A review of some of the most popular elementary titles to add to your collection for young readers.
Sizzling Teen Books
Join Deborah B. Ford during this speedy introduction to popular must-have titles for your collection.
The Fascinating World of Graphic Novels
What makes comics and graphic novels so powerful?
Creating a Culture of Reading
Beanstack's Felix Brandon Lloyd on the power of reading contests and tips for success.
Three Reading Challenges with Rockstar Librarians
Important insights from industry professionals about successful reading challenges.
The Lowdown on Hi-Lo
Discussion of JLG's Hi-Lo titles and what makes for a compelling book for developing readers.
¡Viva los libros!: How Readers Find Themselves in Spanish Titles
Exciting Books in Spanish.
Listen in as the leaders of the JLG editorial team discuss elementary must-read selections.
Middle School Booktalk
The JLG editorial team takes a deep dive into popular middle school selections on a variety of subjects.
Let's Talk 2019 Award Winners
JLG's Susan Marston and former Scholastic exec discuss our 2019 ALA Youth Media Award winners.
The Transformative Power of YA Literature
Join JLG’s Lucas Klauss and former Scholastic exec Elissa Tomasetti for a deep dive into the hottest titles in YA.
Fighter for Justice
The Horn Book's Roger Sutton interviews author Ilene Cooper about her book Eleanor Roosevelt: Fighter for Justice.
When Reading "Clicks": Leveraging Digital in Your Library
Learn about how digital tools can advance the love & skill of reading in the gadget generation.
The Nonfiction Revolution: How the genre is reshaping student success
Find out how creative new Nonfiction titles are making the genre more accessible than ever.