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We Review

We read thousands of books every year and select only the best.

The JLG editorial team reviews more than 3,000 new titles each year, in manuscript or prepublication stage. We’ve developed a keen sense for finding the best of the best. Over 95 percent of our selections go on to receive awards and/or favorable reviews. And, according to statistics provided by Collection HQ, from 2013 to 2014 JLG Selections circulated 81% more than other books published for children and teens.*

You Choose

Choose from a wide range of JLG Categories and subjects that fit your needs.

You choose the right mix and number of JLG Categories for your library. No one knows your library or your readers better than you, so you’re in the best position to make the choices that meet their specific needs. JLG offers categories for students from prekindergarten through high school in genres from easy reading to adult crossover, even paperback trade books. There’s something for every reader and every library.

We Deliver

Your benefits last all year long

You’ll have the best new materials every single month, all year long. Even at the end of the year when your book budget is spent, the newest books will keep on coming. That’s the JLG promise—and we’ve been delivering on that promise for over eighty years.

Great books are just the beginning. You’ll get lots more:

  • Decorative posters featuring upcoming books from JLG Categories
  • Reviews for all titles from JLG reviewers, School Library Journal, or The Horn Book Magazine
  • Unlimited substitutions at zero cost
  • Our reviewers identify sensitive areas to help you decide if a book is right for your library
  • FREE standard MARC records
  • Custom MARC records available
  • Full shelf-ready processing just $1 per book
  • Discounts from our sister companies: Library Journal, School Library Journal, and The Horn Book, Inc.

Access your account anytime here on our Web site

  • Download FREE standard MARC records
  • View details about your forthcoming books and make substitutions
  • Renew and add Categories
  • Browse and download category-specific posters
  • Manage your account preferences and information
  • Upload reports on Common Core correlations for our books

Save even more on individual titles

Only our valued members have the opportunity to buy previous JLG Selections at exceptional prices! Fill in your collection or buy multiple copies of your most popular books at budget-stretching prices.

Buy as many titles as you like. For every 50 books you order, you can choose 4 more FREE! And shipping is always FREE.

 *Collection HQ statistics based on public libraries in the USA from January 2013 through October 2014. Selections were compared to all books reviewed in Horn Book Guide from spring 2010 through fall 2014. JLG books analyzed were spring 2010 through fall 2014 selections.


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