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December 14, 2017

Webcast Recap: Celebrating the Best Books of 2017

Written By Deborah B. Ford

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?

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November 30, 2017

Webcast Recap: Mistakes, Gelatinous Goo, and Rhyming Words: Fall Debut Class of 2017

Written By Deborah B. Ford

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 […]

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October 31, 2017

Webcast Recap: Underwear, Thieves, and Sixty Seconds: Spooky, Scary, and Suspenseful Books, K-12

Written By Deborah B. Ford

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.

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October 10, 2017

Webcast Recap: Libraries, Architects, and Artists: Getting the Facts

Written By Deborah B. Ford

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.

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September 21, 2017

Webcast Recap: Ammunition Words, Immigration, and a Harmonica: Falling for New Teen Books

Written By Deborah B. Ford

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.

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August 31, 2017

Webcast Recap: Cardinals, War, and an Accordian: Fall Titles for Elementary Readers

Written By Deborah B. Ford

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.

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August 23, 2017

Ring the Bell–Finding Friendship in Diverse Back-to-School Books

Written By Deborah B. Ford

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?

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May 23, 2017

Webcast Recap: 12 New Books to Read This Summer

Written By Deborah B. Ford

In our webcast today, Kayleigh and I talked about some of our favorite upcoming books you might want to check out this summer. Whether your to-be-read pile grew or it became prioritized, we are sure your readers will get a kick out of future-telling noodleheads and blue librarians.

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May 09, 2017

Webcast Recap: Enrich Your Summer Reading Program: Tips and Resources K-12

Written By Deborah B. Ford

In our webcast today, my guest Nick Glass, Founder and Executive Director of TeachingBooks.net, and I talked about creative ways to promote summer reading programs, from supporting student choices using recommended booklists to modeling booktalks after Meet-the-Author book readings...and much more.

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April 26, 2017

Egg-Cellent Books for Young Readers

Written By Deborah B. Ford

Spring. Flowers and bunnies. Baseball and hotdogs. National Library Week. National Poetry Month. Earth Day. Tax Day. And book--spring releases are here! From stories about eggs that don't hatch to those that do, you won't want to miss what's coming for young readers.

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