JLG Booktalks to Go

Ready to Use Booktalks and Resources

Resources in One Award-Winning Location

Looking for ready to use booktalks and resources to use them? All in one place? Look no further than JLG's column, JLG Booktalks to Go. These columns, hosted on our Junior Library Guild website, highlight our new releases by providing a “booktalk to go.” Each book is also supported with online resources (author/illustrator website, book trailer, lesson plans, and research support sites).

In an effort to organize these links, I have created LiveBinders. All websites are posted within the LiveBinders, along with the accompanying booktalk. Check out the new JLG BTG Spring 2016 .

As I write more columns, more books and their resources will be added. Simply go to JLG Booktalks to Go . Read the introductory tab for general information. The green tab gives you resources that apply to all books in the Binder. Books are now organized by interest level. Under each book tab are gray subtabs with links to media, websites, and other related documents. Everything you need to teach or share brand new, hot-off-the-press books is now all in one place. Spread the word.

Questions? Comments? Email me.

Deborah B. Ford


JLG Booktalks to Go LiveBinder Wins Top 10

JLG Booktalks to Go Spring 2014 LiveBinder won Top 10. You'll now find it in the featured shelf of livebinders.com with the award logo.

JLG Booktalks to Go LiveBinder

Deborah B. Ford, Director of Library Outreach @ JLG

Deborah B. Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K–12 schools. Traveling across North America, she does workshops, library coaching, and professional development for school and public libraries. She writes a weekly column for School Library Journal in Extra Helping, JLG’s Booktalks to Go and a bi-monthly column, Everyday Library for SLJ. She also maintains an award-winning coordinating online resource at LiveBinders.com. Contact her at dford@juniorlibraryguild.com. For more information about Junior Library Guild, contact sales@juniorlibraryguild.com