Books for the Win, Books for the Scare | What We’re Reading

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Spooky and not-so-spooky book blurbs from the ghouls and ghosts who prowl the hallways of LJ/School Library Journal, plus a field trip to the Theatre Library Association Book Awards ceremony at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Family, Friends, & Lunch with Morrow Authors | What We’re Reading

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So long ago, I’m not even sure when I asked (okay, maybe it was earlier this month), I attempted to herd my “What We’re Reading” colleagues from LJ/School Library Journal into the kinfolk corral to discuss family-themed books. And whaddya know, all of this week’s WWR team actually did that! We won’t dwell on the […]

Black Dogs and Best Books | French on Fridays

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More dog books and costume choices this week as Halloween looms.

Family Matters | French on Fridays

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I’ve got real, surreal, and unreal families crowding into my brain this week.

Juxtapositions | What We’re Reading

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The “What We’re Reading” gang reads books together and apart this week.

Match Books | French on Fridays

I’m sad and happy all at once—surely you know that feeling—to bid farewell to several coworkers and “What We’re Reading” contributors. Ashleigh Williams left a week ago and there’s a hole in the heart of the SLJ/LJ bookroom. She shared many great WWR blurbs during her time as SLJ, and I will miss that. Then […]

Books & Not Books | What We’re Reading

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I asked my colleagues at LJ/School Library Journal and Junior Library Guild about their favorite animal books last week, having discovered a reprint of British illustrator Lucy Dawson’s delightful 1936 title Dogs As I See Them (HarperDesign). The response on the pets front was, shall we say, muzzled (except for Henrietta Verma—thank you!), but as […]

Sit. Stay. Read. | French on Fridays

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Going to the dogs once again with a 70-year-old celebration of the canine.

Bound Up in Books | What We’re Reading

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The LJ/SLJ WWR gang joins book designer Coralie Bickford-Smith in contemplating books and their covers.

Beautiful Books | Classic Returns

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Books of art, design, dressmaking, and beauty rule this edition of LJ’s “Classic Returns” column.