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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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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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June 16, 2017

Summer R and R for #KidLit Champions

Written By Deborah B. Ford

For teachers and school librarians, June may mean no school. But even if you have a summer job or if you're like m--you work all year long--you still need to give yourself a mental and emotional break. As educators and book evangelists, helping is what we do. It's our nature. Yet you can't give and give without refilling your own cup.

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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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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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April 25, 2017

Webcast Recap: Stars So Far, K-12

Written By Deborah B. Ford

In our webcast today, my guest Shelley Diaz, Reviews Manager and YA Editor at School Library Journal, and I talked about some of our favorite starred books from the spring of 2017. From favorite authors Nikki Grimes and Kevin Henkes to a heart-warming story about foster kids, the stars are shining this season.

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March 21, 2017

Webcast Recap: Get to Know Spring’s Hottest Debut Authors and Illustrators Spring 2017, K-12

Written By Deborah B. Ford

In our webcast today, my guest Carl A. Harvey II and I talked about some of our favorite upcoming books written by debut authors and illustrators. From a National Geographic explorer to A. S. King's debut as a middle grade writer, these authors are sure to find their way into the hearts and minds of the young and older reader.

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