April 21, 2018

Evaluating Youth Lit — What Makes a Good Book Good?


Presented by: Ingram & Library Journal

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Writing or illustrating a book for kids is easy, right? Those of us who work with children’s books for a living can say emphatically that “no, it isn’t!”

Sure, most people can read a book and tell right away whether it’s great or not-so-great. But what is it, exactly, that makes the difference?

Join us on June 9th as we cover the various elements that come together to create a book that kids will love, whether it’s the writing, the illustrations, or another bit of magic. Our panelists will bring different perspectives from the worlds of publishing and libraries for a discussion that will offer a great deal of combined experience in evaluating children’s books and will help you increase your skills and confidence in choosing the best youth titles for your library.

We hope you’ll tune in for this fun and informative webcast!


Mara Alpert – Children’s Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library

Jenna Friebel – Youth Services Librarian, Deerfield Public Library

Philip Lee – Publisher, Readers to Eaters

Marissa Moss – Publisher, Creston Books


Tracy Gallagher – Manager of Collection Development, Youth Materials, Ingram Content Group

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  1. I’d love to have a link to the archive for the above event: Evaluating Youth Lit — What Makes a Good Book Good? By LJ on May 23, 2016. In fact, I’d love to be able to look at the archives for most of your blog events.

    Is this possible?