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

Featured Video

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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Editor's Choice

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).

Cece Bell, Javaka Steptoe, Gareth Hinds on Visual Literacy | SLJ Summit 2017

A distinguished panel of award-winning artists discuss visual literacy and making meaning through art at the 2017 SLJ Summit in Nashville, TN: 
Cece Bell, author/illustrator of El Deafo; Javaka Steptoe, author/illustrator of the 2017 Caldecott Medal winner: Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat; Gareth Hinds, illustrator of The Odyssey and Poe: Stories and Poems.

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.


Events

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.


Interviews

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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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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Nonfiction Featuring Awesome Women

"Book Nerds" hosts Shelley Diaz and Kiera Parrott chat with SLJ nonfiction editor Della Farrell talk up some of their favorite recent children's and YA nonfiction about groundbreaking women.

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Marie Lu Talks Video Games, Sci-Fi, and #OwnVoices

The New York Times best-selling author of Legend shares her favorite sci-fi reads and talks about her latest, Warcross.

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From the Community

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.

''We have the original Rhapsody in Blue''

With over 160 million items, the Library of Congress has something for everyone.


Tech

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