Taking Toys Apart with Kristin Fontichiaro and Ben Rearick
Kristin Fontichiaro, clinical associate professor of information at the University of Michigan (UM), and Ben Rearick, UM master of science in information, demonstrate best practices and tools for toy take-apart activities in the maker space.
Say Hello to Your Friends: Getting Nostalgic About “The Baby Sitters Club”
SLJ editors with special guests from Scholastic and the New York Public Library talk about the impact of Ann M. Martin’s formative series.
Author John Green opened School Library Journal‘s 2017 Leadership Summit in Nashville, TN, with an emotional keynote on October 7, just prior to the release of his novel Turtles All the Way Down (Penguin Random House).
Teens Tackle Race, Aided by a Graphic Novel
Move over, John Green. This group of teens from Jesuit High School in Portland, OR, stole the show at SLJ’s Summit in Nashville, TN.
Insight at the SLJ Summit from Amy Goodloe, Principal, Rocky Run Middle School (VA) and Kelli Van Velkinburgh, District Instructional Technology Coach, Colton (CA) USD. Moderated by Priscille Dando, Coordinator, Library Information Services, Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools.
Congressman John Lewis at the SLJ Summit.
Books & Reviews
SLJ Best Books 2017 Reveal
School Library Journal editors reveal the best of everything in 2017, from books for kids, tweens, teens, and young adults to adult books for teens, graphic novels, audiobooks, DVDs, apps, and music.
The Decisive Moment
Betsy Bird and Lori Prince watching the livestream of the announcement of the American Library Association's 2015 Youth Media Awards.
Budding entomologists and gardening enthusiasts alike will discover fascinating facts and how-to project inspiration in DK’s The Bee Book.
Funny Girls: Betsy Bird and Erica Perl
Librarian and blogger Betsy Bird chats with author Erica Perl about her new book All Three Stooges (Knopf).
What Book Are You Wearing? Gift Suggestions for Your Favorite Book Nerd
Not sure what to get for the Book Nerd in your life? SLJ and LJ editors share their go-to shops for all things bookish.