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Webcast Recap: Books We Love June 2017
Written by Deborah B. Ford
June 13, 2017
On 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).
WILLIAMS-GARCIA, Rita. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground. illus. by author. 176p. Amistad. 2017. ISBN 9780062215918. JLG Category: CE City Elementary (Grades 2-6).
ZARR, Sara. Gem & Dixie. 288p. Balzer + Bray. 2017. ISBN 9780062434593. JLG Category: Y Young Adult (Grades 9 & Up).
CROWE, Sara. Bone Jack. 256p. Philomel. 2017. ISBN 9780399176517. JLG Category: MM+ Mystery Middle Plus (Grades 5-8).
CORNWALL, Gaia. Jabari Jumps. illus. by author. 32p. Candlewick. 2017. ISBN 9780763678388. JLG Category: CBE Character Building Elementary (Grades 2-6).
PLUM, Amy. Dreamfall. 288p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2017. ISBN 9780062429872. A School Library Journal Popular Pick April 2017.
WHITE, J. A. The Thickety: The Last Spell. 512p. Katherine Tegen. ISBN 9780062381392. JLG Category: FM+ Fantasy Middle Plus (Grades 5-8).
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).
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).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @jlgdeborahford.
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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 email@example.com.
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