October 23, 2014

School Library Journal 2012 – A Year in Review

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From the Hunger Games, the Common Core, and maker spaces, to Gangnam Style and the ongoing ebook wars, a look at the highlights and key themes of 2012, according to Twitter.

Amazon Offers Harry Potter for Free Through Lending Library

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Potter fans can download all seven books in the J.K. Rowling series starting June 19, following Amazon’s deal with Pottermore to make the titles available through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

French Developer Debuts ‘Hunger Games’ App

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You knew it was coming. The app, available for iOS and Android, recreates the best scenes from the book/movie for kids six and up.

Top SLJ Comments of the Week

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From School Library Journal’s Battle of the Kids’ Books and The Hunger Games to the latest on ebooks—they giveth Harry Potter and they taketh away—a lot went on this week.

Why I’m Taking My Fourth Grader to See ‘The Hunger Games’

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Lauren Barack, a regular contributor to the Digital Shift, writes this time as a mother.

SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books: the Trailer

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They’re back. Lauren Downey and Summer Ogata, aka the Everdeen Sisters, have created a video “trailer” for School Library Journal’s Battle of the Kids’ Books 2012.