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Best Books 2018: Nominate Your Favorite Titles!

Help us build our annual Best Books list by submitting title nominations.


39 Titles To Round Out Any Maker Program

From biographies of real-life makers to activity books, these selections are the perfect way to get students engaged in making.


Exclusive Cover Reveal! SWING by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess

Today at 1 p.m. EST, SLJ editors Shelley Diaz and Kiera Parrott—aka the "Book Nerds"—revealed the cover of Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess's latest book, Swing (Blink), on Facebook Live.


Vernon Is On His Way by Philip C. Stead | SLJ Review

PreS-Gr 1 –Vernon, the bighearted little toad from A Home for Bird, is back in this series of very short tales.


Real-Life Drama: Kate Messner on Her New Novel, "Breakout"

Messner discusses the real-life inspiration behind Breakout and how she collaborated to craft thoughtful, authentic characters.


Exclusive Cover Reveal! Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown

The new cover and title of Jeff Kinney's 13th installment in the blockbuster "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series has been revealed! Fans, though, will have to wait until October 30 to get their hands on a copy.


3 Questions for Katherine Applegate

Applegate, author of the Newbery Medal–winning The One and Only Ivan, talks about her new fantasy novel, Endling: The Last.


Meet the SLJ "Book Nerds" LIVE on Facebook

Ready to get your kid lit geek on?! Join "Book Nerds" editors Shelley and Kiera for a live Facebook chat on Tuesday, April 17 at 1 p.m. (ET).


Starring Tween Introverts | SLJ Spotlight

These three new middle grade titles shine a light on the quieter kids in class.

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