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As the fireflies, frogs, and owls come out for the summer season, celebrate all sorts of animals in this month's Big Picture, Flutter and Hum: Animal Poems/Aleteo y Zumbido: Poemas de Animales, a bilingual tribute to the creatues that surround us. You'll find teens with psychic powers this month's Dozen, and a recent Supreme Court decision inspires this moth's quote. As always, be sure to check out what we starred.

ALA 2015 Youth Media Awards have been announced! Please take a look at our compiled list of Children's Book Award Winners for 2015.

Peruse the 2014 Blue Ribbons, a list of the best books of 2014 selected by the Bulletin staff. The gift-giving season has ended, but our updated and revised 2014 Guide Book to Gift Books is still useful throughout the year. Over three hundred titles, annotated and organized by age group, will help you select the perfect books for giving (or adding to your own list).

Check out the Stellar Series list! We've highlighted some notable series that come highly recommended and have at least three volumes, the most recent of which has been published in the last twelve months. Happy reading!

Curious about how The Bulletin works? The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books is the only major reviewing periodical for children's literature whose entire reviewing staff meets regularly, reads and discusses everyone else's reviews for the issue. Check out this video to learn more about our Bulletin reviewing team!

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