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ERIC Number: EJ832242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec-1
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
School Library Journal's Best Books 2008
Jones, Trevelyn; Toth, Luann; Charnizon, Marlene; Grabarek, Daryl; Fleishhacker, Joy
School Library Journal, v54 n12 p32-34, 36-38, 40-41, 45-46 Dec 2008
Of the more than 5000 books reviewed in "School Library Journal's" ("SLJ's") pages in 2008, the 67 books listed in this article stood out as having distinctive voices, singular vision, and/or innovative approaches. They include books for toddlers and preschoolers, terrific picture books and easy readers, and some highly original novels. Fantasy, historical fiction, science fiction, humor, mystery, affecting family stories, and adventure all make an appearance. It was an amazingly strong year for YA novels, several with hard-hitting, powerful themes. There's also some spectacular science and history. Deciding among all of the books about Lincoln published this year was not easy; the authors selected two that they felt were the most unusual and creative. The arts fared well also, with lively titles about Alexander Calder, Mark Twain, Billie Holiday, and William Carlos Williams.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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