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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 12, 2017

Stories to Tell ‘Round the Campfire

Written By Deborah B. Ford

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.

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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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June 13, 2017

Webcast Recap: Books We Love June 2017

Written By Deborah B. Ford

On our webcast today, Kiera and I talked about some of our favorite upcoming books you might want to check out this summer. Kiera Parrott is the Reviews Director for School Library Journal and Library Journal and a former children's librarian. Whether your to-be-read pile grew or it became prioritized, we are sure your readers will get also enjoy getting to know these new stories and their wonderful characters.

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June 01, 2017

Tooting The Horn Book’s Horn (and JLG’s too)

Written By Deborah B. Ford

Yesterday marked the beginning of the award season for 2017 titles. The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners were announced at School Library Journal's Day of Dialog in NYC. This award was first presented in 1967. A winner and two honor books were selected for each of the three categories: Nonfiction, Picture Book, and Fiction and Poetry. And the winners are...

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