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Webcast Recap: Stars So Far, K-12
Written by Deborah B. Ford
April 25, 2017
In our webcast today, my guest Shelley Diaz, Reviews Manager and YA Editor at School Library Journal, and I talked about some of our favorite starred books from the spring of 2017. From favorite authors Nikki Grimes and Kevin Henkes to a heart-warming story about foster kids, the stars are shining this season.
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 May 9 at 3:00PM EDT for Enrich Your Summer Reading Program: Tips and Resources K-12 with guest co-host, Nick Glass, founder of TeachingBooks.net. Discover thoughtful digital materials aligned to the titles students are reading and dive into creative ways to support your summer reading programs. Don’t miss this free 30 minute presentation.
The following is a list of today’s featured books in order of appearance:
(On previous webcasts which can be found on our Video Resources Page)
THOMAS, Angie. The Hate U Give. 464p. Balzer + Bray. 2017. ISBN 9780062498533. JLG Category: HIH+ High Interest High Plus (Grades 9 & Up).
COOPER, Elisha. Big Cat, Little Cat. 40p. Roaring Brook. 2017. ISBN 9781626723719. JLG Category: K+ Kindergarten (Grades K-1).
CORDELL, Matthew. Wolf in the Snow. illus. by author. 32p. Feiwel & Friends. 2017. ISBN 9781250076366. JLG Category: P Primary (Grades K-1).
ZOBOI, Ibi. American Street. 336p. Balzer + Bray. 2017. ISBN 9780062473042. JLG Category: CH City High (Grades 10 & Up).
CHIN, Jason. Grand Canyon. 54p. illus. by author. Roaring Book. 2017. ISBN 9781596439504. JLG Category: SCE Science Nonfiction Elementary (Grades 2-6).
OH, Ellen. Flying Lessons & Other Stories. 240p. Crown. 2017. ISBN 9781101934609. JLG Category: C Advanced Readers (Grades 6-9).
WINTER, Jonah. The Secret Project. illus. by Jeanette Winter. 40p. Beach Lane. 2017. ISBN 9781481469135. JLG Category: Nonfiction Elementary (Grades 2-6).
Today’s featured books:
HEILIGMAN, Deborah. Vincent and Theo : The Van Gogh Brothers. 464p. Henry Holt. 2017. ISBN 9780805093391. JLG Category: HH History High (Grades 10 & Up).
LACOUR, Nina. We are Okay. 240p. Dutton. 2017. ISBN 9780525425892. JLG Category: YM+ Young Adult Mature Plus (Grades 11 & Up).
HENKES, Kevin. Egg. illus. by author. 40p. Greenwillow. 2017. ISBN 9780062408730. JLG Category: PK+ Prekindergarten Plus (Ages 2-5).
BANG, Molly and Penny Chisholm. Rivers of Sunlight : How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth. 48p. Blue Sky. 2017. ISBN 9780545805414. JLG Category: SCE+ Science Elementary Plus (Grades 2-6).
DOOLEY, Sarah. Ashes to Asheville. 256p. Putnam’s. 2017. ISBN 9780399165047. JLG Category: C+ Advanced Reader Plus (Grades 6-9).
GRIMES, Nikki. One Last Word : Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance. 128p. Bloomsbury. 2017. ISBN 9781619635548. JLG Category: NM Nonfiction Middle (Grades 5-8).
SILVERA, Adam. History Is All You Left Me. 320p. SoHo Teen. 2017. ISBN 9781616956929. JLG Category: CH City High (Grades 10 & Up).
JENKINS, Emily. A Greyhound, a Groundhog. illus. by Chris Appelhans. 40p. Schwartz & Wade. 2017. ISBN 9780553498066. JLG Category: E Easy Reader (Grades 1-3).
LYGA, Barry. Bang. 304p. Little, Brown. 2017. ISBN 9780316315500. JLG Category: Y Young Adult (Grades 9 & Up).
BUITRAGO, Jairo. Walk with Me. tr. from Spanish by Elisa Amado. illus. by Rafael Yockteng. 32p. Groundwood. 2017. ISBN 9781554988570.
CARTER, CAELA. Forever or a Long, Long Time. 320p. Harper. 2017. ISBN 9780062385680. JLG Category: B Upper Elementary and Middle (Grades 5-7).
Deborah B. Ford
Director of Library Outreach
Junior Library Guild
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.
Reviews Manager and YA Editor at School Library Journal
Shelley Diaz, MLIS, has worked in several areas of children’s publishing, from licensing to book scouting. She was the coeditor of Caridad Ferrer’s So She Dances and Gloria Whelan’s The Disappeared. Currently Reviews Manager and YA Editor at School Library Journal, she edits book reviews, conducts author interviews, and writes news articles on diversity issues. She can be found tweeting about books, TV shows, and movies @sdiaz101. She has moderated and participated in panels on children’s and young adult literature at the Comadres Writers Conference, New York Comic Con, Book Riot Live, and Bank Street School of Education.