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October 19, 2017

Bring bilingualism to the children in your community. MUZZY BBC is here!
Written By Jeanette Rivard

Junior Library Guild is pleased to announce that the #1 language learning course for children is available through your JLG account rep. MUZZY, developed by the BBC, has helped children become bilingual for over 30 years. Children learn by watching an entertaining and captivating 3-D video about the adventures (and misadventures!) of the extraterrestrial Muzzy and his friends.

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October 19, 2017

Save the Date: JLG’s Fall Warehouse Sale, October 20 & 21
Written By Jeanette Rivard

Shop hundreds of titles at our warehouse sale. Award-winning author, Nancy Roe Pimm, will be onsite Saturday signing copies of her book, The Jerrie Mock Story. Stop by to meet her and buy a signed copy!

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October 12, 2017

Stories to Tell ‘Round the Campfire
Written By Deborah B. Ford

With the turn of the calendar, comes the fall of the leaves. As a young girl, my family often went camping in the autumn. In the evening we sat around a campfire and told stories. So when I see patches of gold and red in the trees, my thoughts turn to storytelling.

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October 10, 2017

Webcast Recap: Libraries, Architects, and Artists: Getting the Facts
Written By Deborah B. Ford

On today's webcast Susan Gall and Kayleigh Hanlin talked about best practices for getting the facts and shared some of the fall forthcoming books for grades 3-12.

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September 21, 2017

Webcast Recap: Ammunition Words, Immigration, and a Harmonica: Falling for New Teen Books
Written By Deborah B. Ford

On today's webcast Jodi and I talked about the some of the fall forthcoming books for teen readers. From ammunition words and immigration to a harmonica, you'll find these new releases to be worth the wait.

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September 07, 2017

Webcast Recap: Book Club Tips & Tricks: Losers, LEGOs and Little Bugs With Renee Newry
Written By Deborah B. Ford

On today's webcast Renee Newry and Kayleigh Hanlin talked about tips and tricks for creating a lively book club experience and shared some of the fall forthcoming books.

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August 31, 2017

Webcast Recap: Cardinals, War, and an Accordian: Fall Titles for Elementary Readers
Written By Deborah B. Ford

On today's webcast Betty Ann and I talked about the some of the fall forthcoming books for elementary readers. From two cardinals to war and an accordion, you'll find the new releases to be worth the wait.

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August 23, 2017

Ring the Bell–Finding Friendship in Diverse Back-to-School Books
Written By Deborah B. Ford

Labor Day marks the official end of summer and, for many people, the start of the new school year. It's time to put away bathing suits and flip-flops and perhaps put on school uniforms or back-to-school clothes. It's time for packing lunches and catching up with old friends. New school supplies are everywhere! Don't you love the smell of new crayons and freshly sharpened pencils?

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June 16, 2017

Summer R and R for #KidLit Champions
Written By Deborah B. Ford

For teachers and school librarians, June may mean no school. But even if you have a summer job or if you're like m--you work all year long--you still need to give yourself a mental and emotional break. As educators and book evangelists, helping is what we do. It's our nature. Yet you can't give and give without refilling your own cup.

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June 13, 2017

Webcast Recap: Books We Love June 2017
Written By Deborah B. Ford

On our webcast today, Kiera and I talked about some of our favorite upcoming books you might want to check out this summer. Kiera Parrott is the Reviews Director for School Library Journal and Library Journal and a former children's librarian. Whether your to-be-read pile grew or it became prioritized, we are sure your readers will get also enjoy getting to know these new stories and their wonderful characters.

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