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Webcast Recap: Books We Love June 2017

Written by Deborah B. Ford

June 13, 2017

RestartOn our webcast today, Kiera and I talked about some of our favorite upcoming books you might want to check out this summer. Kiera Parrott is the Reviews Director for School Library Journal and Library Journal and a former children’s librarian.  Whether your to-be-read pile grew or it became prioritized, we are sure your readers will get also enjoy getting to know these new stories and their wonderful characters.

In addition to providing you with great book selections, Junior Library Guild continues to build resources to help you use these titles. Webcast titles are being added Booktalk to Go LiveBinder for Spring 2017.  This binder is full of resources for teaching and sharing these wonderful selections. Thanks to our marketing team, BTG LiveBinder Tabs with links are now added to the book detail page. This is a direct link to the resources in the binder. JLG BTG titles are also added to our Pinterest board and tweeted out by following Deborah B. Ford. Look for book trailers and archived webcasts on our JLG YouTube Playlists and on our website at More JLG Services/Video Resources.

Remember that JLG members receive discounts from our sister companies: Library Journal, School Library Journal, and The Horn Book, Inc. Ask your account rep or contact member services for more information.

This webcast will be archived and posted on the JLG website at a later date. Your certificate of attendance can be printed after watching the archived video for at least ten minutes.

The JLG Webcast Series is taking a summer break to prepare for fall. Join us in August for a look at what’s coming in our fall releases. Be sure to sign up for the JLG newsletter so you won’t miss a webcast.

The following is a list of today’s featured books in order of appearance:

HEILIGMAN, Deborah. Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers. 464p. Henry Holt. 2017. ISBN 9780805093391. JLG Category: HH History High (Grades 10 & Up).

Readers may also like Caravaggio: Painter on the Run by Marissa Moss and A Girl Called Vincent: The Life of Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay by Krystyna Poray Goddu.

KORMAN, Gordon. Restart. 256p. Scholastic. 2017. ISBN 9781338053777. JLG Category: HIM+ High Interest Middle Plus (Grades 5-8).

Readers might also like Five Times Revenge by Lindsay Eland and Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly.

WILLIAMS-GARCIA, Rita. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground. illus. by author. 176p. Amistad. 2017. ISBN 9780062215918. JLG Category: CE City Elementary (Grades 2-6).

Readers may also like Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxane Orgill with illustrations by Francis Vallejo and The Goat by Anne Fleming.

ZARR, Sara. Gem & Dixie. 288p. Balzer + Bray. 2017. ISBN 9780062434593. JLG Category: Y Young Adult (Grades 9 & Up).

Readers may also like The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli and Things I Should Have Known: A Novel by Claire LaZebnik.

CROWE, Sara. Bone Jack. 256p. Philomel. 2017. ISBN 9780399176517. JLG Category: MM+ Mystery Middle Plus (Grades 5-8).

Readers may also like Hoodoo by Ronald L. Smith and The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence.

CORNWALL, Gaia. Jabari Jumps. illus. by author. 32p. Candlewick. 2017. ISBN 9780763678388. JLG Category: CBE Character Building Elementary (Grades 2-6).

Readers may also like I Am (Not) Scared by Anna Kang with illustrations by Christopher Weyant and A Small Thing . . . but Big by Tony Johnston with illustrations by Hadley Hooper.

PLUM, Amy. Dreamfall. 288p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2017. ISBN 9780062429872. A School Library Journal Popular Pick April 2017.

Readers may also like The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine and  Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh.

WHITE, J. A. The Thickety: The Last Spell. 512p. Katherine Tegen. ISBN 9780062381392. JLG Category: FM+ Fantasy Middle Plus (Grades 5-8).

In addition to reading the other books in The Thickety series, readers may also like Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly and the 2017 Newbery winner The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill.

DAYWALT, Drew. The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors. illus. by Adam Rex. 48p. Balzer + Bray. 2017. ISBN 9780062438898. JLG Category: P+ Primary Plus (Grades K-1).

Readers may also like The Magic Word by Mac Barnett with illustrations by Elise Parsley and Be Quiet! written and illustrated by Ryan T. Higgins.

FRYDENBORG, Kay. A Dog in the Cave:The Wolves Who Made Us Human. 256p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2017. ISBN 9780544286566. JLG Category: NH+ Nonfiction High Plus (Grades 9 & Up).

Readers may also like Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America by Gail Jarrow and Inside of a Dog—Young Readers Edition: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz.

HOLBROOK, Sara. The Enemy.  224p. Calkins Creek. 2017. ISBN 9781629794983. JLG Category: PGM+ PG Middle Plus (Grades 5-8).

Readers may also like Catch You Later, Traitor by Avi and Fallout by Todd Strasser.

ESZTERHAS, Suzi.  Moto and Me: My Year as a Wildcat’s Foster Mom. 32p. Owl Kids. 2017. ISBN 9781771472425. JLG Category: NE+ Nonfiction Elementary Plus (Grades 2-6).

Readers may also like The Great Leopard Rescue: Saving the Amur Leopards by Sandra Markle and Sea Otter Rescue by Suzi Eszterhas.

 

Today’s Hosts

Deb newDeborah B. Ford
Director of Library Outreach
Junior Library Guild

Deborah B. Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K-12 schools. Traveling across North America, she does workshops, library coaching, and professional development for school and public libraries. Deborah is the author of JLG’s Booktalks to Go and Everyday Librarian @ School Library Journal. She also maintains an award-winning coordinating online resource at LiveBinders.com. Contact her at dford@juniorlibraryguild.com. Follow her on Twitter @jlgdeborahford.

kiera_parrottKiera Parrott

Reviews Director
School Library Journal and Library Journal

 

Kiera Parrott is the Reviews Director for School Library Journal and Library Journal and a former children’s librarian. Her favorite books are ones that make her cry—or snort—on public transportation. Contact her at kparrott@mediasourceinc.com.

Contact Sales: sales@juniorlibraryguild.com for information about Junior Library Guild and how you can receive these amazing books to support your program.

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  1. Deborah B. Ford

    on Thu, Oct 05, 2017 at 11:36am

    Sorry you're having trouble with the certificate. I'm emailing it to you.

  2. Dottie Kamilos

    on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 19:54pm

    I eanjoyed this webcast very much, and appreciated the helpful information you both provided. I am happy to see the resource list on this page, but am unable to access the certificate to download it. Suggestions? Thank you, Dottie Kamilos

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Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K–12 schools. Traveling across North America, she does workshops, library coaching, and professional development for school and public libraries. Deborah is the author of JLG's Booktalks to Go @ SLJ. She also maintains an award-winning coordinating online resource at LiveBinders.com. Contact her at dford@juniorlibraryguild.com. Follow her on Twitter @jlgdeborahford.

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