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November 30, 2015

PPP: Changes in the Stars: NY version

Written By Deborah B. Ford

Today and tomorrow I continue launching a new full-day seminar on 101 Ways to Increase the Effectiveness of Your School Library Program. I'm on Long Island today and New Rochelle on Tuesday, taking along the 100ish page handbook that accompanies it. Like all workshops, we are learning new strategies, and like all presentations there are new ideas that weren't in the handout. What follows are the titles I mentioned that you wouldn't have heard about if you weren't there. Check them out.

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November 19, 2015

PPP: Awards Predictions Webinar

Written By Deborah B. Ford

Today guest Kiera Parrott and I chatted about some of our favorite titles that are "certain" to receive recognition. Whether or not our crystal balls are accurate, your kids are sure to love these multi-starred titles from 2015. Buy your extra copies today, while they are still in stock. Let's keep the awards hype up. Tweet with us on your favorites #JLGwebinars. What are your hands down winners? What about your dark horse?

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November 12, 2015

Post Presentation Post: IED OKC and DFW

Written By Deborah B. Ford

On Monday and Tuesday I launched a new full-day seminar on 101 Ways to Increase the Effectiveness of Your School Library Program. I visited Oklahoma City and the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, taking along the 100ish page handbook that accompanies it. Like all workshops, we learned new strategies, and like all presentations there were new ideas that weren't in the handout. What follows are the titles and websites I mentioned that you wouldn't have heard about if you weren't there. Check them out.

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October 20, 2015

Post Presentation Post: Bones, Ballots, and Biographies: New Nonfiction Fall 2015

Written By Deborah B. Ford

Today Leslie and I continued the JLG Webcast series with a look at forthcoming nonfiction for PreK-12. Below is the list of our selections and their corresponding categories. From bones in a undiscovered cemetery to protective poodles, there were plenty of choices. What did we finally decide on? Keep reading...

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September 23, 2015

Happy First Day of Fall!

Written By Deborah B. Ford

There's a nip in the air. Leaves are beginning to turn. Baseball playoffs have begun. Christmas decor is on display at Lowe's. (Seriously. I saw it myself.) It must be fall! Today marks the official first day of fall. Daylight Savings Time ends on November 1, though your hours of sunlight after work will be long gone by then. In the meantime let's look at some great seasonal books to highlight in your displays, lessons, and storytimes.

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September 15, 2015

Post Presentation Post: Mid/High JLG Booktalks September

Written By Deborah B. Ford

Today Leslie and I did our Mid/High webcast for the new selections of Fall 2015. In 30 minutes (well, kind of), we managed to booktalk 30 books for teens. Below is the list of our selections and their corresponding categories.

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August 27, 2015

Hot New Books for Middle and High School Readers

Written By Deborah B. Ford

Want to know about hot new books for teens? Back to school season is in full swing and it's time to get geared up for a fantastic fall. But there's something you still need to do--discover the best new books for your teen readers, of course.

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March 27, 2015

Celebrate Spring: Teen Booktalks Webcast Shortlist

Written By Deborah B. Ford

Yesterday Leslie and I did our second webcast for the new selections of 2015. In 30 minutes, we managed to booktalk 30 books for teens. Below is the shortlist of our selections and their corresponding categories. A few choices, such as The Bunker Diaries (YM), lend themselves to be suitable solely for upper grades. Many of the books, however, can be used at both middle and high school grades.

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February 11, 2015

Mirror Mirror on the Wall: What Are the Best Books of Them All?

Written By Deborah B. Ford

Looking for a fun way to spend thirty minutes? Want to look into a crystal ball and see the best new books for readers preK- Grade 6 for the spring? What if it's free? Have I got a deal for you!

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December 31, 2014

New Year’s Resolutions

Written By Deborah B. Ford

Eat less. Exercise more. Save more money. Every January resolutions are made. With great resolve we determine to be more healthy, more diligent, and more productive. With our reading, perhaps it's time to think out of the box a little. Instead of the generic "read more books" or "read X number of books," why not try a more specific list of resolutions?

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