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Webcast Recap: Get to Know Spring’s Hottest Debut Authors and Illustrators Spring 2017, K-12
Written by Deborah B. Ford
March 21, 2017
In our webcast today, my guest Carl A. Harvey II and I talked about some of our favorite upcoming books written by debut authors and illustrators. From a National Geographic explorer to A. S. King’s debut as a middle grade writer, these authors are sure to find their way into the hearts and minds of the young and older reader. We’ve also added a new Pinterest board to celebrate these and others in the class of 2017. You’ll find it under Junior Library Guild/Debut Authors and Illustrators Class of 2017. We will add the websites of these newbies as we discover them. Follow them and us!
In addition to providing you with great book selections, Junior Library Guild continues to build resources to help you use these titles. Webcast titles are being added Booktalk to Go LiveBinder for Spring 2017. This binder is full of resources for teaching and sharing these wonderful selections. Thanks to our marketing team, BTG LiveBinder Tabs with links are now added to the book detail page. This is a direct link to the resources in the binder. JLG BTG titles are also added to our Pinterest board and tweeted out by following Deborah B. Ford. Look for book trailers and archived webcasts on our JLG YouTube Playlists and on our website at More JLG Services/Video Resources.
This webcast will be archived and posted on the JLG website at a later date. Your certificate of attendance can be printed after watching the archived video for at least ten minutes.
Join us for our next national webcast on April 25 at 3:00PM EDT for The Stars So Far, K-12 with guest co-host, Shelley Diaz, Reviews Manager and YA Editor at School Library Journal. We will be looking at 2017 titles that are already receiving highly starred acclaim. Don’t miss this free 30 minute presentation.
The following is a list of today’s featured books in order of appearance:
KING, Amy Sarig. Me and Marvin Gardens. 256p. Arthur A. Levine. 2017. ISBN 9780545870740. JLG Category: B+ Upper Elementary/Middle Plus (Grades 5-7).
HARING, Amy. Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing. illus. by Robert Neubecker. 40p. Dial. 2017. ISBN 9780525428190. JLG Category: BE+ Biography Elementary Plus (Grades 2-6).
CHENG, Jack. See You in the Cosmos. 320p. Dial. 2017. ISBN 9780399186370. JLG Category: B+ Upper Elementary/Middle Plus (Grades 2-6).
CASTON, Jane. Will You Help Doug Find His Dog? illus. by Carmen Saldaña. 32p. Barefoot. 2017. ISBN 9781782853206. JLG Category: PK+ PreKindergarten Plus (Ages 2-5).
THOMAS, Angie. The Hate U Give. 464p. Balzer + Bray. 2017. ISBN 9780062498533. JLG Category: HIH+ High Interest High Plus (Grades 9 & Up).
MCCLEERY, Peter. Bob and Joss Get Lost. illus. by Vin Vogel. 32p. HarperCollins. 2017. ISBN 9780062415318. JLG Category: HE Humor Elementary (Grades 2-6).
BELLEZA, Rhoda. Empress of a Thousand Skies. 344p. Razorbill. 2017. ISBN 9781101999103. JLG Category: CTH Current Trends High (Grades 9 & Up).
BELL, Jennifer. The Crooked Sixpence: The Uncommoners #1. illus. by Karl James Mountford. 320p. Crown. 2017. ISBN 9780553498448. JLG Category: FE Fantasy Elementary (Grades 2-6).
MOSIER, Paul. Train I Ride. 192p. Harper. 2017. ISBN 9780062455734. JLG Category C: Advanced Readers (Grades 6-9).
TREINISH, Gregg and Kitson Jazynka. Danger on the Mountain: True Stories of Extreme Adventure. 112p. National Geographic. 2017. ISBN 9781426325663. JLG Category: I+ Independent Readers Plus (Grades 2-4).
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 and Everyday Librarian @ School Library Journal. She also maintains an award-winning coordinating online resource at LiveBinders.com. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org . Follow her on Twitter @jlgdeborahford.
Instructor of School Librarianship
Carl A. Harvey II is an Instructor of School Librarianship at Longwood University and co-editor for the ABC-CLIO journal, School Library Connection. The author of six professional books and 60+ journal articles, Carl is a past president of the American Association of School Librarians, the Association for Indiana School Library Educators, and the Indiana Library Federation. Carl served on the Randolph Caldecott Award Committee in 2014, and his school library program at North Elementary School (Noblesville, IN) was the recipient of the AASL National School Library Media Program of the Year Award in 2007. Contact him at Carl@carl-harvey.com. Follow him @cajharvey2.
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