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  • 01.29.2015

    Throwback Thursday: January 2010

    Looking back at my old blog, I found this interesting post, which is especially appropriate now, as I'm on my way to Chicago for ALA. I expect I'll have already read the winners, now that I have access to all levels of JLG selections. What about you?

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  • 01.27.2015

    Congratulations to Candace Fleming!

    The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming is the 2015 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Winner! This award "promotes and recognizes excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children" and also recognized these JLG selections as Honor Books:

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  • 01.23.2015

    JLG Behind the Scenes: Award Packets

    Ever wonder what goes on at Junior Library Guild? Do you have images of people sitting around on couches reading hot-off-the-press novels? What about the warehouse? Do you wonder where the books come from? What's the process from publisher to you? Is there a sticker party once a month to process all your books? Do authors and illustrators wander through the building?

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  • 01.13.2015

    Show But Don't Tell: Must-Have Wordless Books

    It has characters, a plot, a setting, and a problem. It has pictures that fill in the gaps that words sometimes leave. Thirty-two pages is a piece of cake in comprehending a children's book. How hard could it possibly be? And if it's true that they say a picture paints a thousand words, why are people afraid of wordless books?

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