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Webcast Recap: A New Year’s Celebration of New Books
Written by Deborah B. Ford
January 26, 2017
In our webcast today, Susan Marston, JLG’s Editorial Director, joined me in a chat about 2017 titles for elementary readers. From animals you never heard of to a cow in a tutu, the books also varied from prekindergarten to grade 6, fiction and nonfiction. Feel free to pass on the archive when it is posted later this week.
In addition to providing you with great 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 February 9 at 3:00PM EDT for our first 30-Minute Celebration webcast. Keeping to our fast-paced model (but adding a twist), 4 Ways to Strengthen Diversity in Your Library Program will focus on practical strategies, programs, and titles to improve diversity in your library. Whether you are a school or public librarian, be sure to make time to watch this free professional services event. Registration is now open.
The following is a list of today’s featured books in order of appearance:
CORDELL, Matthew. Wolf in the Snow. illus. by author. 32p. Feiwel & Friends. 2017. ISBN 9781250076366. JLG Category: P Primary (Grades K-1)
MILLER, Tim. Moo Moo in a Tutu. illus. by author. 32p. Balzer & Bray. 2017. ISBN 9780062414403. JLG Category: P Primary (Grades K-1)
CLARK, Matthew Smith. Lighter Than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot.. illus. by Matt Tavares. 32p. Candlewick. 2017. ISBN 9780763677329. JLG Category: BE+ Biography Elementary Plus (Grades 2-6)
SMITH, Lane. A Perfect Day. illus. by author. 32p. Roaring Brook. 2017. ISBN 9781626725362. JLG Category: PK Prekindergarten (Ages 2-5)
CYRUS, Kurt. Billions of Bricks. illus. by author. 32pg. Henry Holt. 2017. ISBN 9781627792738. JLG Category: K+ Kindergarten Plus (Grades PreK-K)
BROWN, Martin. Lesser Spotted Animals. illus. by author. 56p. David Fickling. 2017. ISBN 9781338089349. JLG Category: NEK+ Nonfiction Early Elementary Plus (Grades K-2)
CHIN, Jason. Grand Canyon. 54p. illus. by author. Roaring Book. 2017. ISBN 9781596439504. JLG Category: SCE Science Nonfiction Elementary (Grades 2-6)
SIEGEL, Randy. One Proud Penny. 32p. Neal Porter. 2017. ISBN 9781626722354. JLG Category: E Easy Reading (Grades 1-3)
SMITH, Danna. The Hawk of the Castle. illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. 40p. Candlewick. 2017. ISBN 9780763679927. JLG Category: NEK Nonfiction Early Elementary (Grades K-2)
BUTLER, Dori Hillestad. King and Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats. illus. by Nancy Meyers. 48p. Peachtree. 2017. ISBN 9781561458776. JLG Category: ME Mystery Elementary (Grades 2-6)
BUTLER, Dori Hillestad. King and Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code. illus. by Nancy Meyers. 48p. Peachtree. 2017. ISBN 9781561458783. JLG Category: E+ Easy Reading (Grades 1-3)
BILDNER, Phil. Martina & Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports. illus. by Brett Helquist. 40p. Candlewick. 2017. ISBN 9780763673086. JLG Category: SE+ Sports Elementary Plus (Grades 2-6)
SNYDER, Laurel.The Forever Garden. illus. by Samantha Cotterill. 40p. Schwartz & Wade. 2017. ISBN 9780553512748. JLG Category: CBE Character Building Elementary (Grades 2-6)
D’LACEY, Chris. The Wearle: The Erth Dragons, #1. 320p. Scholastic. 2017. ISBN 9780545900188. JLG Category: FE Fantasy/Science Fiction Elementary (Grades 2-6)
ALMOND, David. Harry Miller’s Run. illus. by Salvatore Rubbino. 64p. Candlewick. 2017. ISBN 9780763689759. JLG Category: A Intermediate Readers (Grades 3-5)
ALEXANDER, Kwame. Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets. illus. by Ekua Holmes. 56p. Candlewick. 2017. ISBN 9780763680947. JLG Category: AE Arts Elementary (Grades 2-6)
RAMA, Anjum. This Truck has Got to be Special. illus. by Sameer Kulavoor, Hakeem Nawaz, and Amer Khan. 56p. Tara Books. 2017. ISBN 9789383145423. JLG Category: MCE Multicultural Elementary (Grades 2-6)
CONTACT TODAY’S PRESENTERS
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 email@example.com . Follow her on Twitter @jlgdeborahford.
Susan Marston is our Editorial Director in New York. Susan has been selecting books for Junior Library Guild for a few years shy of half her life and even after all this time, finds that the work never grows old. She likens finding the perfect book for each slot on the JLG list to solving a tricky and very satisfying puzzle and enjoys the privilege of reading—and falling in love with—great books long before they capture the public imagination. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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