Original video content from School Library Journal’s editors, bloggers, and partners.

Featured Video

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.

Editor's Choice

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.

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John Green Keynote | SLJ Summit 2017

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.


Administrators Up Close | SLJ Summit 2017

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.

''Good Trouble''

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.

30-Second Booktalks

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.

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Page to Screen: Kid Lit Adaptations To Get Excited About

Book Nerds host Shelley Diaz chats with DVD reviews editor and film critic Kent Turner about book adaptations coming to screens near you.

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The Art of Design in Picture Books

Kiera Parrott and Shelley Diaz geek out about picture books with special guest Saho Fujii, art director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

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Middle Grade vs. Middle School: What’s the Difference?

SLJ/LJ reviews director and middle grade editor Kiera Parrott and SLJ reviews manager and YA editor Shelley Diaz tackle the age-old question in the latest "Book Nerds" episode.

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From the Community

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women

This anthology by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale was named a finalist for the 2018 YALSA Nonfiction Award.

Sharp Words for Accelerated Reader

Teacher Colby Sharp is not a fan of AR. His impassioned rant.

''The Breadwinner''

The trailer of a full-length animated film based on Deborah Ellis’s novel The Breadwinner.


Get Started with Google Custom Search

Keep young researchers focused on worthy sites using a Google Custom Search. A tutorial by Joyce Valenza.

Circuitry Project

A brief tutorial using Chibitronics by school librarian Colleen Graves from her book with Aaron Graves, The Big Book of Makerspace Projects.

Breakout from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

A Breakout EDU Challenge based on the book Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein. Posted by Amy Williams