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January 24, 2017

27 JLG Selections were awarded 31 ALA Youth Media Awards in 2017!
Written By Jeanette Rivard

Congratulations to all the 2017 ALA YMA Award winners! Did you know that long before these titles became award-winners, JLG's expert editorial team selected them to represent the best-of-the-best children’s and young adult books as #JLGSelections! That’s why we are so proud to offer these award winners to you. Only JLG picks the very best for your library!

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August 01, 2016

Great News! JLG Now Offers You More Books When You Need Them Most
Written By Jeanette Rivard

Studies show that more books are checked out in September and October than any other time. Publishers also release more books in the fall. That's why Junior Library Guild is now offering our 14 Book Plus Categories. With your Plus Category order, you’ll receive two books in September and October--when you need them the most--and one book per month thereafter. That’s 14 total books per year per each category.

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July 26, 2016

JLG Conferences: Update
Written By Jeanette Rivard

Conferences are a great opportunity to meet you. Junior Library Guild is an active supporter of academic conferences throughout the United States. They give us a chance to meet with you face-to-face and learn how we can better serve the library community. When you see us at a conference, please stop by to chat, browse the latest books, hear about what's new or upcoming, and tell us how we're doing.

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June 02, 2016

JLG Selections Win Big at the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards
Written By Jeanette Rivard

JLG is very excited to announce that 8 of the 9 winners and honors of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for 2016 are JLG selections. Here they are:

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January 27, 2016

Today is Multicultural Children’s Book Day
Written By Jeanette Rivard

It's Multicultural Children's Book Day (MCCBD), and we are thrilled to help sponsor the efforts behind it. The mission of MCCBD is to not only raise awareness for the kid's books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries. Since JLG is all about getting the best books into the hands of readers and inspiring and enabling lifelong reading and learning, it's a perfect match. This year we are sponsoring the Classroom Reading Challenge. Teachers and students around the country will be involved in this initiative to include more diverse books into their classroom libraries and to encourage kids to broaden their worlds through these stories. To learn more about the Challenge and MCCBD visit http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com or participate in the conversation on social media. #ReadYourWorld

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January 11, 2016

Junior Library Guild Book Selections Win 39 Awards
Written By Jeanette Rivard

Drum roll please! JLG is proud to announce that books selected by our editorial team won 39 awards and honors at the 2016 ALA Youth Media Awards this morning.

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November 21, 2015

Congratulations to our Doodle Winners!
Written By Jeanette Rivard

Congratulations to Hamilton Elementary School in Cypress, Texas and Glacier High School in Kalispell, Montana, winners of our doodling contest! We got so many fantastic doodles that we had to pick two winners. Wonderful work! Check out all of the entries on our Simple Pattern Doodles board on Pinterest. Click on the arrow below to see the winners.

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October 16, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 Kirkus Prize Winners: Young Readers
Written By Jeanette Rivard

Congratulations to Pam Munoz Ryan author of Echo on winning the 2015 Kirkus Prize. We also want to congratulate Daniel Jose Older, author of Shadowshaper and Jonah Winter, author of Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, both 2015 finalists.

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October 02, 2015

The Fall 2015 Print Your Own Posters are Now Available
Written By Jeanette Rivard

The posters for the Fall 2015 JLG Selections are now available for download. There is a separate poster for each JLG Category.

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May 27, 2015

JLG Selections Sweep the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards
Written By Jeanette Rivard

Today Roger Sutton, editor in chief of The Horn Book, and Rebecca Stead, the 2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Fiction Award winner for When You Reach Me, announced the 2015 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners. Celebrating their 49th year, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children's and young adult literature.

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