Thank you to all of the reviewers who were able to make to our (hopefully) annual Reviewer Party at ALA Annual in Chicago. There were raffles, good eats, wine, and books, of course! We wouldn’t be able to review over 6,000 materials a year if weren’t for all of you. We hope you had fun! […]
Check out the transcript for our last reviewer chat on SLJ reviews editorial process, from start to finish. It took place on Wednesday, May 24th. sdiaz101 3:27 PM hey all, happy that some people are already joining! greerericka 3:27 PM Hello sdiaz101 3:27 PM say hello as you join. knappm 3:28 PM Maggie here. Slightly […]
On April 27th, SLJ reviews editors and reviewers discussed how to identify whether a book/review material has a small error that doesn’t make or break it or if there’s something in the title that would keep it from getting a “Recommended” review. Here’s the transcript of that conversation. sdiaz101 3:23 PM “see” you all in […]
Looking for ways to improve your grammar and understanding of SLJ style? Assistant Managing Editor Mahnaz Dar is here with some grammar tips! One of the most common mistakes we see as editors has to do with character or people’s names. So maybe a character’s name is really Ritchie, but the reviewer spells it Richie. Or […]
Meet the Reviewer: Leigh Collazo, an International Librarian in China A longtime SLJ YA reviewer of science fiction, romance, fantasy, historical fiction, dystopian, and horror, Leigh Collazo, originally a Texas school librarian, packed her bags and her family and became an international librarian.