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Webcast Recap: Underwear, Thieves, and Sixty Seconds: Spooky, Scary, and Suspenseful Books, K-12
Written by Deborah B. Ford
October 31, 2017
On today’s webcast Jen and I talked about new books from our fall selections. Everyone likes a scary story—even young readers! What are the hot fall releases that will hook your kids and keep them reading with the lights on? Jennifer Bennett joined me for a free 30-minute look at spooky, scary, and suspenseful books for grades K-12. From creepy underwear to Jack the Beanstalker, these stories will grab your audience from page one. You may never have to shelve them again. Be sure to add Mystery/Adventure Elementary Plus, and Mystery/Adventure Middle Plus, Mystery/Adventure High Plus and Adult Crossover Thriller Plus to your subscription order. You’ll get new suspenseful books for your voracious readers every month.
In addition to providing you with great selections, Junior Library Guild is building resources to help you use these titles. Check out our new JLG Booktalks to Go Fall 2017 LiveBinder. JLG BTG titles are also added to our Pinterest board. Look for book trailers and archived webcasts on our JLG YouTube Playlists. Thanks to Kayleigh, BTG is added to the book detail page. This is a direct link to the resources in the binder.
This webcast will be archived and posted on the JLG website at a later date. Your certificate of attendance can be reprinted by watching the archived video for at least ten minutes.
Join us next time at 3:00PM Eastern on November 30 for Mistakes, Stars, and Rhyming Words: Fall Debut Class of 2017. Our guest will be Roger Sutton, editor-in-chief of The Horn Book. Whether you regularly make mistakes or you’re just no good at rhyming, don’t miss
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Here are the titles from today’s webcast in order of appearance.
Reynolds, Aaron. Creepy Pair of Underwear! 48p. Simon & Schuster. 2017. ISBN: 9781442402980. JLG Category HE+ Humor Elementary, (Grades 2 – 6)
Werlin, Nancy. And Then There Were Four. 416p. Dial. 2017. ISBN 9780803740723. JLG Category Mystery High Grades 9 & Up.
Ruby, Laura. York: Book One, The Shadow Cipher. 496p. Walden Pond. 2017. ISBN 9780062306937. JLG Category: MM+ Mystery Middle Plus (Grades 5-8).
Avi. The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts: A Novel. 304p. Algonquin. 2017. ISBN 9781616205645. JLG Category: Upper Elementary and Middle Grades 5-7.
White, Kiersten. Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales. 224p. Scholastic. 2017. ISBN 9780545940603. JLG Category: High Interest Middle Plus Grades 5-8.
Willems, Mo. Sam, the Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World: A Leonardo, the Terrible Monster Companion. 48p. Disney-Hyperion. 2017. ISBN 9781368002141. JLG Category Kindergarten Plus Grades PreK-K.
Hinds, Gareth. Poe: Stories and Poems. illus. by author. 120p. Candlewick. 2017. ISBN 9780763681128. JLG Category: Graphic Novels High Plus Grades 9 & Up.
Vaught, Susan. Super Max and the Mystery of Thornwood’s Revenge. 352p. Paula Wiseman. 2017. ISBN 9781481486835. JLG Category ME+ Mystery/Adventure Elementary Plus (Grades 2-6).
Sakey, Marcus. Afterlife: A Novel. 318p. Thomas & Mercer. 2017. ISBN 9781477848470. JLG Category: ACT+ Adult Crossover Thrillers (Grades 11 & Up).
Hicks, Deron. The Van Gogh Deception. 320p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2017. ISBN 80544759275. JLG Catagory Mystery/Adventure Elementary (Grades 2-6).
Taylor, Sean. I Want to Be in a Scary Story. illus. by Jean Jullien. 32p. Candlewick. 2017. ISBN 9780763689537. JLG Category Kindergarten Grades PreK-K.
Reynolds, Jason. Long Way Down. 240p. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy. 2017. ISBN 9781481438254. JLG Category: HIH+ High Interest High Plus (Grades 10 & Up).
CONTACT TODAY’S PRESENTERS
Deborah B. Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K-12 schools. Traveling across North America, she does workshops, library coaching, and professional development for school and public libraries. Deborah is the author of JLG’s Booktalks to Go and Everyday Librarian @ School Library Journal. She also maintains an award-winning coordinating online resource at LiveBinders.com. Contact her at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @jlgdeborahford.
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Jennifer Bennett has been a member of the JLG sales team since 2009. She’s been writing and presenting booktalks and webcasts since 2011, and was the public librarian specialist for two years. She’s been in the book business for over 20 years: hand-selling her favorites at an independent bookstore/café, college textbook purchaser, and director at a private college bookstore. She has an art history degree from Smith College and an MFA in writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. Contact her firstname.lastname@example.org.
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