Our Brand Publications


Our family of brands


MSI brings years of experience and innovation to the library and education market with the most trusted and respected media, information, and curation services brands in the industry: Junior Library Guild, AKJ Education, The Horn Book, Inc., School Library Journal, and Library Journal. Collectively, our family of brands provides authoritative news coverage, trusted editorial analysis, uncompromising book reviews, and deliver library collection curation services, professional development, and library management insights to over 50,000 school and public libraries.

Our brand publications and newsletters

Junior Library Guild

Junior Library Guild is the subscription box solution for the modern librarian—a completely customizable collection-development service based 100% on your preferences, your readers’ interests, and your library’s budget. 

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JLG Monthly provides the latest information from Junior Library Guild. Be the first to hear about promotions, new categories, industry trends, special offers, giveaways, sales, and more!


The Horn Book, Inc.

The Horn Book was founded in 1924 to herald the best in children’s literature, and The Horn Book Magazine is one of the most distinguished resources in the field of children’s and young adult literature. The Guide/Reviews Database offers short, critical reviews by trusted professionals of recommended hardcover trade books published in the United States for young people from 2000 to the present.

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Notes from the Horn Book is perfect for teachers, librarians, parents and anyone looking for good new books for children and teenagers. Each issue features interviews with leading writers and illustrators, brief recommendations of noteworthy titles, and the latest news from the children’s book world. Nonfiction Notes is a companion e-newsletter that focuses on the best of the best in nonfiction.

Talks with Roger is an occasional—and lively!—sponsored newsletter in which editor in chief Roger Sutton interviews an author or illustrator.


School Library Journal

School Library Journal is the premiere publication for librarians and information specialists who work with children and teens. A source of quality journalism and reviews for more than 60 years, SLJ produces award-winning features and news coverage on literacy, best practices, technology, education policy and other issues of interest to the school library and greater educator community. SLJ evaluates a broad range of resources, from books and digital content to databases, in 6000+ reviews published annually.

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SLJ Extra Helping is SLJ’s award-winning newsletter, keeping children’s librarians up-to-date on breaking news, top tech trends, remarkable new titles, and what kids are reading for fun.

SLJ Curriculum Connections reviews the latest books and other materials for children and young adults and links these materials to the curriculum.

SLJ Be Teen provides librarians and educators with the latest news and features on books, authors, library programs, and more for tweens and teens.

Your Home Librarian is designed to help librarians get through the COVID-19 crisis by keeping them informed, entertained, and organized. The newsletter provides readers of all ages book recommendations, multigenerational activity ideas, and tips on home organization.


Library Journal

Founded in 1876, Library Journal is one of the oldest and most respected publications covering the library field. Over 75,000 library directors, administrators, and staff in public, academic, and special libraries read LJ. Library Journal reviews over 8,000 books, audiobooks, videos, databases, and websites annually, and provides coverage of technology, management, policy, and other professional concerns.

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LJ xpress provides public and academic librarians with a snapshot of the latest news from the field, plus select highlights from the magazine, along with a featured Job Zone posting, and weekly Xpress Reviews. Also includes occasional topic-specific alerts.

LJ Reviews+ delivers the best of LJ’s book-related feature’s and columns, reviews, Barbara Hoffert’s Prepub Alert posts, and Neal Wyatt’s BookPulse news updates in one spot, so you can put LJ's strength in book coverage to work.

LJ Academic Newswire supplies essential news and insights for academic librarians, plus fascinating newsmaker interviews. Also includes occasional special editions from INFOdocket.

Book Pulse allows you to be the first to read about what’s moving in the marketplace and getting buzz, bookish stories making news, and key items from the book-loving web. This collection development and readers’ advisory insight is designed to help you navigate the fast and furious flow of new books and book news.