SLJ Best Books 2019

School Library Journal has named their best books of 2019. The 92 books are broken into six categories: picture books, transitional chapter books, middle grade, YA, nonfiction and graphic novels. You can also download the list in a handy PDF format.

News to Wake Your Brain Cells – Nov 22


10 things you (probably) didn’t know about C. S. Lewis – Publisher’s Weekly

11 inclusive children’s books written by women of color – Book Riot

12 books tweens can read after Raina Telgemeier – ALSC Blog

Another view: If you want to raise a bookworm, make it more about play than work – Record Online

Children’s author Jan Brett faces wild tiger while writing new book – Boston Herald

Children’s books are still too white. Who will change this? Answer: Everyone concerned –

HMH to launch children’s graphic novel imprint – Publisher’s Weekly


7 ways libraries are combating the opioid crisis – Book Riot

Americans and Privacy: concerned, confused and feeling lack of control over their personal information – Pew Research Center

Halifax Central Library, Halifax, Canada – beautiful and bustling – Library Planet

Librarianship at the crossroads of ICE surveillance – In the Library with the Lead Pipe


Author Nic Stone discusses book being left off reading list – WRDW

Hey, young adult authors: writing for teenagers is no excuse to act like them – The Guardian

November 2019 YA Book Releases – The Nerd Daily

NYT Book Review Editor Pamela Paul on the critical place books hold for kids as they get older – Wisconsin Public Radio