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 […]
Grammar Gazette: What’s in a Name?
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
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.
The Deal with VERDICTs: SLJ Reviewer Chat Transcript, March 30, 2016
Below is the transcript to our last SLJ Reviewer Chat, which focused on fine-tuning review verdicts, and was held on March 30 via a new platform. To access a cleaner, and prettier version, feel free to log in to your Slack account and check out the SLJ Reviewer Chat channel. Plus, check out a recent […]
Grammar Gazette: Why So Tense?
Looking for ways to improve your grammar and understanding of SLJ Style? Assistant Managing Editor Mahnaz Dar is here with some grammar tips! Why So Tense? Do we use past or present tense when we’re describing a book? What about when we’re talking about the events of the first book in a series to give […]