Check out TLA’s Summer of Learning, featuring author panels and more resources!

Texas librarians! You can keep learning all summer long with new sessions & resources from the Texas Library Association. TLA launched its first-ever Summer of Learning – an extension of the TLA 2020 Virtual Conference.

Don’t miss author panels with Anna-Marie McLemore, Ngozi Ukazu, Christian McKay Heidicker, Echo Brown, and Karen Blumenthal. These pre-recorded sessions will be available for registrants to watch on demand through August 31. These sessions are free to those who already registered for the TLA Virtual Conference. Register or log-in here.

Plus, mark your calendar for their final live events on August 4, featuring a Q&A with New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu about her new YA fantasy, Skyhunter!

Find more event details here →

FRtbr: Move these books to the top of your Young Adult TBR list!

Don’t miss these four virtual author events!

Everyone knows hindsight is 20/20 and since it is 2020 AND the year of social distancing, our friends at Fierce Reads are taking this extra time indoors to reorganize their TBR list and revisit some of our favorite books! Find some YA books you may have missed here + join the authors for a virtual visit during BookCon Virtual!

Find YA books you may have missed + more author event details here →

Watch Macmillan’s TLA 2020 Publishers Preview!

Hear about Macmillan’s upcoming books for kids, teens, and adults! Marketing representatives from MacKids School & Library, Macmillan Library Marketing, and Tom Doherty Associates share upcoming books you shouldn’t miss!

Visit our TXLA Virtual Booth
to watch more videos from our authors and request digital ARCs of our upcoming books!

Keep reading to learn more about the Macmillan Children’s books featured in our preview!

Learn more about our preview titles here →

Rethink Your Junk, Join the Scrapkins Builder Club!

Join Brian Yanish, author of Scrapkins: Junk Re-Thunk, for a special earth day edition of the Scrapkins Builder Club!

This Wednesday at 12:30pm EDT on Facebook Live, Brain will show us how to build a Monster Truck from a juice carton!

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 1 clean milk or juice carton
  • 3 drinking straws
  • some thicker cardboard from a box
  • colored scrap paper
  • a pencil
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • markers

Download the Monster Truck Patterns here:

For more, check out the Scrapkins Builder Club videos on Youtube and tune in every Wednesday at 12:30pm EDT on Facebook for a new activity!