December 14, 2017
On today's webcast Kiera Parrott, Shelley Diaz and I talked about some of the best books of 2017. From orphans to elephants and fantasy to nonfiction, it was a great year for readers K-12. Narrowing the best of the best to a baker's dozen was a herculean task. How could we possibly choose?
December 13, 2017
I’m rarely speechless, but at a recent event, I found myself with my mouth open and little oxygen pumping to my brain. I met a media specialist who told me why she didn’t choose to attend my What’s New in Children’s Books workshop. “I work with fifth- and sixth-grade students,” she said. “I don’t really […]
November 30, 2017
On today’s webcast Roger Sutton and I talked about hot debut authors and illustrators from our JLG fall selections. Fall offers a feast of new talents vying to be the next big names in children’s and YA lit. We’ve already seen authors like Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give) and Ibi Ziboi (American Street) go […]
October 31, 2017
On today's webcast Jen and I talked about new books from our fall selections. Everyone likes a scary story--even young readers! What are the hot fall releases that will hook your kids and keep them reading with the lights on? Jennifer Bennett joined me for a free 30-minute look at spooky, scary, and suspenseful books for grades K-12. From creepy underwear to Jack the Beanstalker, these stories will grab your audience from page one. You may never have to shelve them again.
October 12, 2017
With the turn of the calendar, comes the fall of the leaves. As a young girl, my family often went camping in the autumn. In the evening we sat around a campfire and told stories. So when I see patches of gold and red in the trees, my thoughts turn to storytelling.
October 10, 2017
On today's webcast Susan Gall and Kayleigh Hanlin talked about best practices for getting the facts and shared some of the fall forthcoming books for grades 3-12.
September 21, 2017
On today's webcast Jodi and I talked about the some of the fall forthcoming books for teen readers. From ammunition words and immigration to a harmonica, you'll find these new releases to be worth the wait.
September 07, 2017
On today's webcast Renee Newry and Kayleigh Hanlin talked about tips and tricks for creating a lively book club experience and shared some of the fall forthcoming books.
August 31, 2017
On today's webcast Betty Ann and I talked about the some of the fall forthcoming books for elementary readers. From two cardinals to war and an accordion, you'll find the new releases to be worth the wait.
August 23, 2017
Labor Day marks the official end of summer and, for many people, the start of the new school year. It's time to put away bathing suits and flip-flops and perhaps put on school uniforms or back-to-school clothes. It's time for packing lunches and catching up with old friends. New school supplies are everywhere! Don't you love the smell of new crayons and freshly sharpened pencils?