AASL Showcase 2021

Welcome to Publisher Spotlight at the American Association of School Librarians Conference! Please visit us at Booth #1002 for signings, giveaways, and hundreds of books from favorite publishers! If you can’t make it to beautiful Salt Lake City, we invite you to get a taste here and pick up a few digital advanced reading copies and check out our themed Pinterest board.

Publishers in the Spotlight

Albatros Media ◆ Amazon Crossing Kids/Two Lions ◆ Berbay Books ◆ Catalyst Press ◆ Charlesbridge ◆ Child’s Play ◆ Cicada Books ◆ Diamond Book Distributors ◆ Disney ◆ Dreamscape Media ◆ Floris Books ◆ Gecko Press ◆ Inhabit Media ◆ KOKids ◆ KUBE ◆ Lantana Publishing ◆ Live Oak Media ◆ Manga Classics ◆ Merriam-Webster Kids ◆ NubeOcho ◆ Norton Young Readers ◆ Papercutz/NBM ◆ Readers to Eaters ◆ Simon & Schuster ◆ Sourcebooks ◆ Tiger Tales/360 Degrees ◆ Tilbury House ◆ Tiny Owl Publishing ◆ TOON Books ◆ What on Earth/Britannica Books

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Author Signings at AASL

Kathryn Otoshi Signing
Traci Sorell

Don’t miss out on the fun! You can register to win a signed F&G of Kathryn Otoshi’s Lunch Every Day here.

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Don’t miss out on these wonderful books that will be featured at AASL!

BlancaflorBlancaflor, The Hero with Secret Powers: A Folktale from Latin America
TOON Books
By Nadja Spiegelman & Sergio Garcia Sanchez
Grades 3-5
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A damsel to the rescue! Raised by a mean ogre of a father who eats his opponents for dinner, Blancaflor is often told not to show off her own considerable powers for fear of scaring off suitors. When a prince falls from the sky and wakes up in her lap, she is spellbound and moves heaven and earth to help the endearing, yet not so clever, young man, all while trying not to let him know. With their trademark magnificent brio, Nadja Spiegelman and Sergio García Sánchez update a classic tale extolling the strength and resourcefulness of women.

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By William Shakespeare
Manga Classics
Grades 10-12

“My students are so excited about this book series! I cannot keep them on the library shelf. This . . . is opening new worlds for readers–introducing them to one of the greatest classic stories and getting them excited to explore more. The accessible and fun format attracts them and the story hooks them!” A.P., School Librarian

Every Manga Classics title now comes with lesson plans and teaching guides.

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Rise: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya AngelouRise!
From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou (CD Only)
By Bethany Hegedus and illustrated by Tonya Engel
Narrated by Cherise Boothe
Live Oak Media
Grades 2-5
AudioFile Earphones Award! “This concise audio biography is a special tribute to acclaimed writer, poet, and Civil Rights activist Maya Angelou. Narrator Cherise Boothe’s beautiful, clear voice evokes Angelou’s spirit and embodies the power of the spoken word…The hardcover picture book’s full-page illustrations, with layers of color and symbolism, make a stunning accompaniment.” AUDIOFILE Magazine

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Educator Resources

Sound Learning

Soundlearningapa.org has research and resources for audio literacy.
Find the latest research along with selection lists for each grade at https://www.audiopub.org/sound-learning.

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