Part of an editor’s job is to examine text and make sure that terms and phrases used not only conform to our publication’s style guide (things like whether we use an Oxford comma or not–we do!), but whether the language and terms used are in line with our mission to serve a diverse readership. With that […]
Editor Kiera: Hello! Our next chat, Reviewing Basics 101, will be held right here on Wednesday, January 6 at 2:30pm ET. See you soon! Editor Kiera: Hi everyone! We’ll be starting in just a few minutes. In the meantime, feel free to say hi, introduce yourself, and tell us where you’re from. Miriam DesHarnais: […]
Hello SLJ Reviewers! We’ll be hosting the next chat right here on Thursday, December 3 at 4pm ET. See you then!
Each fall, the SLJ editors and contributors look back over the entire publishing year, painstakingly discussing and debating the merits of notable and noteworthy books, DVDs, audiobooks, apps, and more. Featured in the December issue, the Best Books and Top 10 lists represent the cream of the crop of materials for children and teens published […]
If you review picture books, graphic novels, or really any work of literature that utilizes art and design elements, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with some common vocabulary, an understanding of basic art styles, and how those elements combine successfully (or not) in books for children and teens. Here are some great resources, including books, […]