SLJ Blogs

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Virtual Programming During a Pandemic, a guest post by Stacey Shapiro
BLOG POSTS

Girl, You Crack Me Up! Funny Female Authors in Middle Grade Fiction, a conversation with authors Jessica Kim and Arianne Costner

A Good Old-Fashioned Nonfiction / Informational Fiction Debate

‘I’ve never written a novel where I didn’t almost give up’ – Eoin Colfer Goes Behind the Scened of the ARTEMIS FOWL Series

#TLstrong: Is the our moment?

Review: ‘Transformers: The Manga’ Vol. 1

Turner Syndrome and Representation, a guest post by Sarah Allen

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Fall 2020 Showcase: Quests, anxiety, ghosts, rom-coms, and more!

New Books Alert: Folktales, Chernobyl, stand-up comedy, and more!

A Nicer Guy You Couldn’t Hope to Meet: Saying Goodbye to Thomas Anthony “Tomie” dePaola

The Children’s Literature Community Reacts to the Passing of Tomie dePaola

Beth Ferry Q&A on Fox & Rabbit

Feel-Good Manga: 6 Series to Relax With

Making More Materials Discoverable in OverDrive: Curating Collections, a guest post by Kathryn King

March ARC Party: A look at the new MG and YA lit coming your way in March 2020

2020 Books by Printz Winners

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis, ill. Laura Cornell

Sunday Reflections: The Story of the Tree is Our Story, a story of love and loss in the time of pandemic

Books on Film: Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi on The Daily Show

Dark Horse Announces ‘Minecraft 2’ and ‘Stranger Things: The Bully’

DIY Do Not Disturb Spinner, by Kara DeCarlo

SLJ BLOG NETWORK

100 Scope Notes

Travis Jonker

A Fuse #8 Production

Elizabeth Bird

Good Comics for Kids

Brigid Alverson, Robin Brenner, Lori Henderson, Esther Keller, Michael May, J. Caleb Mozzocco, Mike Pawuk, Scott Robins, & Eva Volin

Heavy Medal: A Mock Newbery Blog

Steven Engelfried, Sharon McKellar, & Roxanne Hsu Feldman

Neverending Search

Joyce Valenza

Teen Librarian Toolbox

Karen Jensen, Heather Booth, Robin Willis, & Amanda MacGregor

The Classroom Bookshelf

Mary Ann Cappiello, Erika Thulin Dawes, Grace Enriquez, & Katie Cunningham

The Yarn

Travis Jonker & Colby Sharp

NEWS & FEATURES

For Wizards in Confinement, “Harry Potter at Home” Offers Activities, a Free Ebook and Audiobook

Kathy Ishizuka

Dav Pilkey, Dolly Parton, and LeVar Burton Offer Stay-at-Home Activities, Read-Alouds

Kara Yorio

A Nicer Guy You Couldn’t Hope to Meet: Saying Goodbye to Thomas Anthony “Tomie” dePaola

Elizabeth Bird

Global Read Aloud Titles Announced

Kara Yorio

The Publishing Industry Adapts to COVID-19 While Offering Support

Brigid Alverson

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