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Our most viewed posts of the week ranged from high-interest stories for striving readers and shout outs to dear teachers to raising oysters in the library.


Our most viewed posts of the week.


24 Hi-Lo Books for Striving Middle Grade and YA Readers
By SLJ staff
Hi-Lo titles are high-interest stories written at a lower reading level for striving readers. These 24 books, in genres ranging from romance to horror, are sure to grip readers with relatable main characters and contemporary ­coming-of-age themes.

The Cover-Up: Under Pressure, Some School Librarians Alter Illustrations to Avoid Book Challenges
By Andrew Bauld
Fearing book removal or losing their jobs, library professionals conceal bare butts and other exposed body parts in picture books.

44 Spectacular Titles, Including Cookbooks | Starred Reviews, May 2024
By SLJ reviews
Among this month's standouts are the latest graphic novel co-authored by Gender Queer's Maia Kobabe, a picture book from Kyle Lukoff, and a video adapted from Carole Boston Weatherford's book about Mary Hamilton.

Learning About Oysters in the Library
By Elaina Fuzi
New York City Public Schools Robin Hood Libraries and the Billion Oyster Project have partnered to get students excited over learning about oysters and their important impact on the environment.

Teacher Appreciation Week: Authors Share Memories Of Educators Who Made an Impact
By Daryl Grabarek
Daniel Bernstrom, Carole Boston Weatherford, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Kekla Magoon, Scott Reintgen, and others share stories about educators who played an important role in their lives.


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