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.

Black Dogs and Best Books | French on Fridays

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

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 […]

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.

Miss Silver, Ms. Bolton, Ms. Adichie, & Shaun the Sheep | What We’re Reading

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Three books and one nearly wordless movie in this week’s “What We’re Reading (Watching)” column!

Rescued by Dogs | French on Fridays

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Dog books are helping me get through the dog days of summer.

Recommended, Commended, & Unrecommended | What We’re Reading

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The LJ/School Library Journal/Junior Library Guild staff is taking and making recommendations this week, with hive fiction, stalker stories, diversified heroines, L.A. hippies, women soldiers, faux-academic footnotes, and scrumptiously short stories.

Energy & Empathy | French on Fridays

Just Mercy

I found a real-life lawyer I admire!