LJ Best Books 2016

A jury of our peers discussed, debated, disagreed, and finally declared LJ’s annual Top Ten Best Books of the year, selected by our editors, as well as Top Five lists for genre fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and SELF-e titles. VISIT THE WEBSITE

Try Rosen’s PowerKids Earth and Space Plus the Transitions to Literacy Interactive eBook program for free

Rosen Publishing’s new PowerKids Earth & Space Science database is “a content-driven, visually stimulating, and media-rich online science resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6,” (from the Rosen site), while Gareth Stevens Publishing’s Transitions to Literacy program is “a state-of-the-art literacy-skills development program for emergent readers in grades pre-K, K, and 1… combin[ing] traditional hard-bound print materials and the latest interactive digital technology, along with the very effective comprehension assessment tool‚ the Accelerated Reader¬Æ.” I’m already on record as loving Rosen products, and the Gareth Stevens product looks like a winner, too, so you’ll probably want to take a look at both of these if your library serves any early readers. And Rosen Publishing has graciously given e-Views readers free access to both.
To access them go to:
and use these logins in each case:
Username: sljreview
Password: sljreview
These codes are good through April 30, 2012, so enjoy these for a long time!
More as it happens,


Cheryl LaGuardia About Cheryl LaGuardia

Cheryl LaGuardia always wanted to be a librarian, and has been one for more years than she's going to admit. She cracked open her first CPU to install a CD-ROM card in the mid-1980's, pioneered e-resource reviewing for Library Journal in the early 90's (picture calico bonnets and prairie schooners on the web...), won the Louis Shores / Oryx Press Award for Professional Reviewing, and has been working for truth, justice, and better electronic library resources ever since. Reach her at claguard@fas.harvard.edu, where she's a Research Librarian at Harvard University.