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June 14, 2016

PPP- Books We Love National Webcast

Written by Deborah B. Ford

Thunder BoyOn today’s webcast Leslie Bermel and I talked about 20 of the JLG selections that are we just love. These were books we haven’t talked about in past webcasts, with many of the titles shipping out this summer.  From a YA author-turned picture book author to what some are calling his best book yet, your readers will love these hot-off-the-press titles!

Remember that in addition to providing you with great selections, we are building resources to help you use these titles. Check out the NEW JLG Spring 2016 Booktalks to Go LiveBinder for resources for these and other great JLG titles. JLG BTG titles are added to our Pinterest board and tweeted out by following Deborah B. Ford. Look for book trailers and archived webcasts on our JLG YouTube Playlist. This webcast will be archived and posted on the JLG website at a later date. Your certificate of attendance can be reprinted by watching the archived video for at least ten minutes.

Join us next time on at 3:00PM EDT July 15 when my co-host will be Roger Sutton, Editor in Chief, The Horn Book. We’ll be talking about the newly-announced Boston Globe Horn Book Award winners and the Symposium at Simmons College in September. Don’t miss it!

Here are the titles from today’s webcast.

TITLES IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

 Thunder Boy ALEXIE, Sherman. Thunder Boy Jr. illus. by Yuji Morales. 40p. Little, Brown. 2016. ISBN 9780316013727. JLG Category: K : Kindergarten (Grades PreK-K).
 Are we there yet SANTAT, Dan. Are We There Yet? illus. by author. 40p. Little, Brown. 2016. ISBN 9780316199995. JLG Category: P+ Primary (Grades 1-2).
 Bandits Tale HOPKINSON, Deborah. A Bandit’s Tale:The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket. 304p. Knopf. 2016. ISBN 9780385755009. JLG Category: B+ Upper Elementary and Middle (Grades 5-7). 
 Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts SPALDING, Esta. Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts.  illus. by Sydney Smith. 256p. Little, Brown. 2016. ISBN 9780316298582. JLG Category A+ Intermediate Readers (Grades 3-5).
 Listen to the moon MORPUGO, Michael. Listen to the Moon. 352p. Feiwel & Friends. 2016. ISBN 9781250042040. JLG Category: C+ Advanced Readers (Grades 6-9).
 Hole Story MILLER, Pat. The Hole Story of the Doughnut. illus. by Vincent X. Kirsch. 48p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2015. ISBN  9780544319615. JLG Category: NEK Nonfiction Early Elementary (Grades K-2).
 Diana’s White House Garden CARBONE, Elisa. Diana’s White House Garden. illus. by Jen Hill. 44p. Viking. 2016. ISBN 9780670016495. JLG Category: E+ Easy Reading (Grades 1-3).
 Crossing Niagara TAVARES, Matt. Crossing Niagara: The Death-Defying Tightrope Adventures of the Great Blondin. 36p. Candlewick. 2016. ISBN 9780763668235. JLG Category: NE Nonfiction Elememtary (Grades 2-6).
 Prairie Dog TRUMBORE, Cindy. Prairie Dog Song : The Key to Saving North America’s Grasslands. illus. by Susan L. Roth. 40p. Lee & Low. 2016. ISBN 9781620142455.
 Story of Seeds CASTALDO, Nancy. The Story of Seeds: From Mendel’s Garden to Your Plate, and How There’s More of Less to Eat Around the World. 144p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2016. ISBN 9780544320239. JLG Category: NM Nonfiction Middle (Grades 5-8).
 Great White MONTGOMERY, Sy.The Great White Shark Scientist. illus. by Keith Ellenbogen. 80p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2016. ISBN 9780544352988. JLG Category: SCE Science Elementary (Grades 2-6).
 imitation OTTAVIANI, Jim. The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded. illus. by Leland Purvis. 240p. Abrams ComicArts. 2016. ISBN 9781419718939. JLG Category: GH Graphic High (Grades 9 & Up).
  Sabotage BASCOMB, Neal. Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler’s Atomic Bomb: Young Adult Edition. 256p. Arthur A. Levine. 2016. ISBN  9780545732437. JLG Category: NH Nonfiction High (Grades 10-12). 
 lucky Strikes BAYARD, Louis. Lucky Strikes. 320p. Henry Holt. 2016. ISBN 9781627793902. JLG Category: Y Young Adult (Grades 9 & Up).
 Dont Get Caught DINAN, Kurt. Don’t Get Caught. 336p. Sourcebooks Fire. 2016. ISBN 9781492630142. JLG Category: PBH Paperback High (Grades 9 & Up).
 Alamo HALE, Nathan. Alamo All Stars. illus. by author. 128p. Amulet. 2016. ISBN 9781419719028. JLG Category: GM  Graphic Novels Middle (Grades 5-8). 
 Of Mice and Magic VERNON, Ursula. Hamster Princess: Of Mice and Magic. illus. by author. 240p. Dial. 2016. ISBN 9780803739840. JLG Category: A: Intermediate Reading (Grades 3-5).
 Outrun the Moon LEE, Stacey. Outrun the Moon. 400p. Putnam. 2016. ISBN 9780399175411. JLG Category: HH History High (Grades 10 & Up).
 Most important Thing AVI. The Most Important Thing: Stories about Sons, Fathers, and Grandfathers. 224p. Candlewick. 2016. ISBN 9780763681111. JLG Category: C Advanced Readers (Grades 6-9).
 Lie Tree HARDINGE, Frances. The Lie Tree. 384p. Amulet. 2016. ISBN 9781419718953. JLG Category: MH Mystery High (Grades 9-12).

 

 

 

IF WE ONLY HAD MORE TIME…

SHUSTERMAN, Neal and Eric Elfman. Hawking’s Hallway: The Accelerati Trilogy, Book Three. 256p. Disney-Hyperion. 2016. ISBN 9781423148050. JLG Category: MM Mystery Middle (Grades 5-8).

SUTCLIFFE, Jane. Will’s Words: How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk. illus. by John Shelley. 40p. Charlesbridge. 2016. ISBN 9781580896382. JLG Category: AE Arts Elementary (Grades 2-6).

DOOLEY, Sarah. Free Verse. 352p. Putnam’s. 2016. ISBN 9780399165030. JLG Category: C Advanced Readers (Grades 6-9).

FREEDMAN, Russell. We Will Not Be Silent : How the White Rose Student Resistance Movement Defied Adolf Hitler. 112p. Clarion. 2016. ISBN9780544223790. JLG Category: NM+: Nonfiction Middle (Gradess 5-8).

KORMAN, Gordon. Slacker. 240p. Scholastic. 2016. ISBN 9780545823159. JLG Category: HIM High Interest Middle (Grades 5-8).

VANDE VELDE, Vivian. 23 Minutes. 176p. Boyds Mill. 2016. ISBN 9781629794419. JLG Category: C+: Advanced Readers (Grades 6-9).

SUN, Amanda. Heir to the Sky. 384p. Harlequin Teen. 2016. ISBN 9780373211913. JLG Category: FH Fantasy High (Grades 9 & Up).

THOMAS, Kara. The Darkest Corners. 336p. Delacorte. 2016. ISBN 9780553521467. JLG Category: MH Mystery High (Grades 9 & Up).

WOLTZ, Anna. A Hundred Hours of Night. 256p. Arthur A. Levine. ISBN 9780545848282. JLG Category: CH City High (Grades 9 & Up).

COLE, Henry. Brambleheart: A Story About Finding Treasure and the Unexpected Magic of Friendship. 272p. Katherine Tegen. 2016. ISBN 9780062245465. JLG Category: I Independent Readers (Grades 2-4).

 

CONTACT TODAY’S PRESENTERS

Deborah B. Ford dford@juniorlibraryguild.com

Leslie Bermel lbermel@juniorlibraryguild.com

 

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Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K–12 schools. Traveling across North America, she does workshops, library coaching, and professional development for school and public libraries. Deborah is the author of JLG's Booktalks to Go @ SLJ. She also maintains an award-winning coordinating online resource at LiveBinders.com. Contact her at dford@juniorlibraryguild.com. Follow her on Twitter @jlgdeborahford.

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