New Books, New Databases, New Attention to Indigenous Canadian Authors | Reference News, September 15, 2015


The experiment that is Open Access (OA) continues, and one publisher that reports related success is the innovative University of Regina Press, based in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Melissa DeCarlo | LibraryReads Author, September 15, 2015


Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Melissa DeCarlo, author of The Art of Crash Landing

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 […]

Q&A: Sandy Tolan, Author of Children of the Stone


Journalist Tolan talks to LJ about his passion for international stories about the intersection of land, natural resources, indigenous and cultural identity.

Q&A: Kate Beaton


This month, Beaton celebrates a second collection of her educationally flavored humor with Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection

Books & Not Books | What We’re Reading


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 […]

Benjamin Johncock | Debut Spotlight, September 15, 2015


LJ talks to British author Benjamin Johncock, whose debut novel, The Last Pilot, is a fascinating look at the American space race, beginning in the late 1940s and covering up to the lunar orbit of ­Apollo 8 in 1968.

The 2015 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards


On September 10, 2015, before an audience close to 900 strong at Playhouse Square’s Ohio Theater in Cleveland, the Cleveland Foundation presented the 80th annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which honor literature that challenges racism and celebrates diversity. The awards were founded by Cleveland poet and philanthropist Edith Anisfield Wolf, who, said Cleveland Foundation President Ronald […]

Sit. Stay. Read. | French on Fridays


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

Bound Up in Books | What We’re Reading


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