School Library Journal has been a good choice for information on books. I peruse King's English...go there on a saturday and Nathan Spofford (an SLCSD teacher) is a great source of exciting new books that are out.
i have attended the what new in literature workshop for the past two years. I did a huge book order during the last workshop. I just added books as they were discussed. I also like the kiss the book blog and UELMA presentation.
I look through School Library Jounal every month. I also have a list that students can add titles they want me to buy. They keep me current :)
This has worked for me, too.
I like to use "Kiss the Book" website; Beehive book choices; Salt Lake City Library book lists for kids. Going to the book store too is a fun way although I don't know when one is to find the time to do that.
Keep up on Caldecott and newbery awards, joined CLAU
I look on folletts site for most popular. I also have. Clipboard at my desk that kids use to write down down titles of books they want me to get
Still read library journal, Follett suggestions. Patrol Barnes noble frequently. Amazon. Suggestions. Several teachers give ideas. Still struggle
I go to BYU books for young readers every summer and they give great lists.
I also have students give requests.
School library journal and Horn book are excellent sources
Booklist sends out a monthly email with their best new books. You don't have to have a subscription. I also like to browse the new books at the public library, Kings English and Barnes and Noble.
Excited to be here for the first time!
I sometimes look at the awards lists on follett. Also I go to other libraries in our district on destiny and see what their new arrivals are.
I read Booklist, Goodreads, Tribune, Costco, and check out the bookstores.
Internet blogs, Kiss the Book,slj,
I go to the children's section of the public library. Library magazines. Online book list. I have students put new book titles on a clipboard wish list.
I am always checking out Amazon new releases and best sellers. I also look at the county library when I go there and brush their new books. This is something that I LOVE to do so I check the websites at least once a week.
I also have favorite authors or series that I like and will check their websites.
People also tell me about great books because they know that I love books.
Beehive book nominees
Kissthebook.blogspot.com--Cindy Mitchell's blog
Follet list of recomendations, teacher's needs, School Library Journal
I follow lots of blogs thru Newsify. I add books that look gook for my school to a Titlewise wish list, and add note of how I learned about that title. I also use JLG subscriptions to get some books every month. Some blogs I like are Kiss the Book, SLJ, Kirkus, Children's Book Reivew, and Hornbook. I also love browsing book stores and the new book shelves of public libraries.
I read reviews like mad, including the Sunday paper, magazines in the Dr.'s office & the shops I use. I also use the Follett book selection tools and require at least 2 reviews as a criteria. And I ask other readers, such as my daughter who is in early education, Sarah who owns the Story Cupboard, friends, etc. I also attend UELMA, BYU Books for Young Reader and sit in all the book review sessions. I also use the Kissthebook website.
For the latest and greatest new book titles I follow library and book related social network sites, browse B&N (in person and online), visit the New Bookshelf Displays at my local public library, read SLJ and other professional journals, and talk with librarians, students, and teachers!
I like School library Journal and peruse it monthly but I use the best of the year edition to order new books. Sarah Carlson who is the owner of Story Cupboard book fair is a great resource, she and her family reads all of the book she share. I purchase the CLAU book nominees and read them all and promote the "contest" to vote on the books. I also love to browse bookstores esp King's English and Sugarhouse Barnes and Noble.
I ask other librarians in the district. I use Booklist, School Library Journal, Kirkus etc. The public library is also a great resource.
I KNOW the rest of you will be willing to share your library ideas with everyone! Just like I'm sharing MY ideas with you today! :)