April 12, 2016
On today’s webcast Leslie Bermel and I talked about 20 of the JLG selections that are getting the star buzz. With well more than 150 books to choose from, we had a tough time selecting our featured authors and illustrators. (So stay tuned to the summer webcast schedule.)
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 May 12 when we chat with award-winning author, Kwame Alexander about his new books: Surf’s Up and Booked. (You have ordered your copies, yes?)
Here are the titles from today’s webcast.
TITLES IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE
MEDINA, Meg. Burn Baby Burn. 320p. Candlewick. 2016. ISBN 9780763674670. JLG Cat CH: City High (Grades 10 & up).
TUCHOLKE, April Genevieve. Wink Poppy Midnight. 256p. Dial. 2016. ISBN 9780803740488. JLG Cat Y: Young Adults (Grades 9 & up).
CONNER, Leslie. All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook. 400p. Katherine Tegen. 2016. ISBN 9780062333469. JLG Cat B: Upper Elem and Middle (Grades 5-7).
LEVY, Dana Alison. The Fletcher Family Takes Rock Island. 272p. Delacorte. 2016. ISBN 9780553521313. JLG Cat B: Upper Elem & Middle (Grades 5-7).
KELLY, Erin Entrada. The Land of Forgotten Girls. 304p. Greenwillow. 2016. ISBN 9780062238641. JLG Cat B: Upper Elem & Middle (Grades 5-7).
COLE, Henry. Spot, The Cat. illus. by author. 32p. Little Simon. 2016. ISBN 9781481442251. JLG Cat K: Kindergarten (Grades PreK-K).
FANTASKY, Beth. Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter. 352p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2016. ISBN 9780544582491. JLG Category: MM: Mystery Middle (Grades 5-8).
COREY, Shana. The Secret Subway. illus. by Red Nose Studio. 40p. Schwartz & Wade. 2016. ISBN 9780375970719. JLG Cat NE: Nonfiction Elementary (Grades 2-6).
SULLIVAN, Tara. The Bitter Side of Sweet. 320p. Putnam’s. 2016. ISBN 9780399173073. JLG Category: Y: Young Adult (Grades 9 & Up).
BERRY, Julie. The Passion of Dolssa. 496p. Viking. 2016. ISBN 9780451469922. JLG Cat Y: Young Adult (Grades 9 & up).
STORK, Franciso X. The Memory of Light. 336p. Arthur A. Levine. 2016. ISBN 9780545474320. JLG Cat Y: Young Adult (Grades 9 & up).
DYKEMAN, Ame. Horrible Bear! illus. by Zachariah OHora. 40p. Little Brown. 2016. ISBN 9780316282833. JLG Cat K: Kindergarten (Grades PreK-K).
BURLEIGH, Robert. Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor. illus. by Raúl Colón. 40p. Paula Wiseman. 2016. ISBN 9781481416009. JLG Cat SCE: Science Nonfiction Elementary (Grades 2-6).
BECKER, Helaine. Worms for Breakfast: How to Feed a Zoo. illus. by Kathy Boake. 40p. Owlkids. 2016. ISBN 9781771471053. JLG Cat SCE: Science Nonfiction Elementary (Grades 2-6).
BAUER, Joan. Soar. 304p. Viking. 2016. ISBN 9780451470348. JLG Cat SM: Sports Middle (Grades 5-8).
JOHNSON, Rebecca L. Masters of Disguise: Amazing Animal Tricksters. 48p. Millbrook. 2016. ISBN 9781512400878. JLG Cat SCE: Science Nonfiction Elementary (Grades 2-6).
WOLK, Lauren. Wolf Hollow. 304p. Dutton. 2016. ISBN 9781101994825. JLG Cat B+:Upper Elem and Middle (Grades 5-7).
BROWN, Peter. The Wild Robot. 288p. Little, Brown. 2016. ISBN 9780316381994. JLG Category: A Intermediate (Grades 3-5).
CONDIE, Ally. Summerlost. 272p. Dutton. 2016. ISBN 9780399187193. JLG Category: C+: Advanced Readers (Grades 6-9).
DICAMILLO, Kate. Raymie Nightingale. 272p. Candlewick. 2016. ISBN 9780763681173. JLG Cat A: Intermediate Readers (Grades 3-5).
IF ONLY WE HAD MORE TIME
FERGUS, Maureen. Buddy and Earl Go Exploring. illus by Carey Sookocheff. 32p. Groundwood. 2016. ISBN 9781554987146. JLG Category: E: Easy Reading (Grades 1-3).
As Buddy the dog lays down for bed, his hedgehog friend, Earl, mentions he’s going on a “spur-of-the-moment” trip. Buddy can’t resist getting swept up in the nighttime adventure.
VERNON, Ursula. Hamster Princess: Of Mice and Magic. illus. by author. 240p. Dial. 2016. ISBN 9780803739840. JLG Category: A: Intermediate Reading (Grades 3-5).
Even though Harriet is no longer invincible (now she’s “merely very, very stubborn”), she’s looking for adventure. But can she save the Twelve Dancing Mouse Princesses when so many before her have failed?
TURNER, Pamela. Samurai Rising : The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune. illus. by Gareth Hinds. 256p. Charlesbridge. 2016. ISBN 9781580895842. JLG Category: Y+ Young Adults (Grade 9 & Up).
Kyoto, Japan, 1160: young Minamoto Yoshitsune was far from becoming a famed samurai. After his father died in a failed act of revenge, Yoshitsune inherited only “a lost war, a shattered family, and a bitter enemy.”
FOGLIANO, Julie. When Green Becomes Tomatoes : Poems for All Seasons. illus. by Julie Morstad. 56p. Roaring Brook. 2016. ISBN 9781596438521. JLG Category: E+: Easy Reading (Grades 1-3).
“What the snow left behind / was a red scarf / next to a wooden carrot / one blue mitten / a big snow shovel / a little snow shovel / and mud / and mud / and mud.” In forty-eight poems, a girl observes the changing seasons.
FREEDMAN, Russell. We Will Not Be Silent : How the White Rose Student Resistance Movement Defied Adolf Hitler. 112p. Clarion. 2016. ISBN 9780544223790. JLG Category: NM+: Nonfiction Middle (Gradess 5-8).
For eight months in 1942–43, a group of University of Munich students, led by siblings Hans and Sophie Scholl, sent Hitler’s government into a frenzy—by writing and distributing anti-Nazi leaflets.
BOGART, Jo Ellen. The White Cat and the Monk : A Retelling of the Poem “Pangur Bán.” illus. by Sydney Smith. unpaged. Groundwood. 2016. ISBN 9781554987801. JLG Category: P: Primary (Grades K-1).
“I, monk and scholar, share my room with my white cat, Pangur. By candle’s light, late into the night, we work, each at a special trade.” A retelling of a thousand-year-old Irish poem.
RACZKA, Bob. Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems. illus. by author. 48p. Roaring Brook. 2016. ISBN 9781626722361. JLG Category: E+: Easy Reading (Grades 1-3).
The letters and words in this lively collection “paint pictures.” Leaning dominoes “coming down / single file / . . . / join the pile,” and a row of icicles hang vertically, dripping from the top of the page.
STEAD, Philip C. Ideas are All Around. illus. by author. 48p. Roaring Brook. 2016. ISBN 9781626721814. JLG Category: E: Easy Reading (Grades 1-3).
“I have to write a story today . . . But I don’t have any ideas,” the author says. He takes his dog for a walk and experiences the serendipity of a sunny day and a searching mind.
ALEXIE, Sherman. Thunder Boy Jr. illus. by Yuyi Morales. 40p. Little Brown. 2016. ISBN 9780316013727. JLG Category: K: Kindergarten (Grades PreK-K).
Thunder Boy Jr. is tired of sharing a name with his dad. He wants his own name, “a name that sounds like me . . . that celebrates something cool that I’ve done.” But how will he choose?
HUTCHINSON, Shaun David. We are the Ants. 464p. Simon Pulse. 2016. ISBN 9781481449632. JLG Category: YM: Young Adult Mature (Grades 11 & Up).
Aliens have given Henry 144 days to decide whether to push a button that will prevent Earth’s destruction. But after his boyfriend’s suicide, Henry’s not sure the world is worth saving.
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