November 01, 2016

Webcast Recap: New Books by Favorite Authors From the JLG Webinar Series

WishOn today’s webcast I chatted with Sara Pennypacker, Barbara O’Connor, and Candace Fleming. From a giant squid, to a girl who makes the same silent wish every day, and new characters for independent readers, these new books from authors you know and love will fly off the shelves.

In addition to providing you with great selections, Junior Library Guild is building resources to help you use these titles. Check out our new JLG Booktalks to Go Fall 2016 LiveBinder. 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 Playlists. Thanks to Jeanette, BTG will now be added to the book detail page. This is a direct link to the resources in the binder.

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 for our next national webcast on at 3:00 EDT when Deb and I will share some of our favorite debut authors and illustrators from the fall season.  This webcast is for everyone!

Here are the titles from today’s webcast:

Barbara O’Connor

Wish  JLG Category: A+  Intermediate Readers

Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same silent wish since fourth grade. A stray dog and the love of an aunt and uncle just might make it come true.

Candace Fleming

BuffaloGiant Squid Bill  JLG Category: NH+  Nonfiction High School

Everyone knows the name Buffalo Bill, but few know what he did. This, the first significant biography of him for younger readers in many years, explains it all.

Giant Squid  JLG Category: NEK+  Nonfiction Early Elementary

A strikingly illustrated, poetic look at the enigmatic life of the astounding and elusive giant squid.

Sarah Pennypacker

paxPax  JLG Category: B Upper Elementary/Middle

Peter regrets that his father made him let his pet fox go free—Pax won’t be able to survive in the wild. So Peter sets off from his grandfather’s house, determined to cross hundreds of miles to find him.

Waylon! One Awesome Thing  JLG Category: I  Independent Readers

The boys in Waylon’s class form rival recess teams, but Waylon has no interest. He wants to be friends with everyone—well, maybe not Baxter, who is so bad he allegedly went to jail!


Leslie Bermel

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  1. Deborah B. Ford

    on Thu, Dec 08, 2016 at 18:01pm

    You have two options: You can either watch it again from the archive or email me at and I’ll send you a copy. Thanks for watching!

  2. Nancy Becker

    on Tue, Nov 01, 2016 at 19:33pm

    I enjoyed the webinar but I didn't print my certificate in time before the screen went blank. How can I get a copy of my certificate?

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