December 10, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

12 Series That Prove Geography is More Than Just Studying Maps

An attention to cultural nuance is what elevates geography series from run-of-the-mill facts to a thoughtful exploration of place.

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History Meets Engineering: 15 Series on World History and Culture

Ancient and modern civilizations are well represented in this latest crop of nonfiction series.

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Rebels and Landmarks: 15 New U.S. History Series

Engage students in conversations about our nation’s past, and what it means for our future, with these volumes.

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21 Series for Crafters and Maker Spaces

Inspire novice and expert makers alike with DIY engineering and decorating projects.

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Hunting and Figure Skating: Off-Beat Sports Series To Get Kids in the Game

A mix of popular and niche athletic fields provide something for everyone in this latest roundup of sports nonfiction.

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Extreme Weather, Global Warming, & More: 15 Life Science Series

The world of science can be such a wondrous place, from weird mammals to backyard insects, from big ideas about space to microscopic bacteria that roam the earth.

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To the Moon and Back: STEM Series with High Interest

The wonders of our galaxy and the death-defying acts of circus performers will prompt students to contemplate on physics, earth science, and more.

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Students Interested in a Career in Tech? We’ve Got You Covered

The latest careers series are ideal for kids and teens who can’t stop making, coding, and developing gadgets.

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13 Series To Foster Social Awareness Among Young People

This season’s lineup does not shy away from complex topics, providing detail analysis of human rights violations, racism in the United States, and more.

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Pop Culture Meets History: 15 Biography Series To Hook Kids

With entries on Lin-Manuel Miranda, Zendaya, and others, students will flock to these newest biography series.

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15 Spanish Language Nonfiction Series for Elementary Schoolers

Titles focusing on animals are the stars of this season’s Spanish language selections.

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Kittens & Deathstalker Scorpions: 14 Animal Series Sure To Pique Interest

Lure students into the library with books on unusual creatures, such as axolotls and Polish chickens.

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Beyond Bilingual: Making Storytime Inviting to All English Language Learners

Here’s how two Brooklyn librarians are making storytime more inclusive.

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New Year, New Ideas: Knockout Programming for 2017

From astronomy and salsa storytime to family literacy and more, these programming ideas for the year ahead hit it out of the park.

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Warren Buckleitner Curates a Starter Set of Apps

You might say that the iPad’s been cursed by its own success—full of mid-to-low quality apps that tease kids with free offers. Here’s a starter list of better apps, with something for every youngster.

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SLJ Reviews the MaKey MaKey | Test Drive

The popular Arduino kit makes a game of learning and banana pianos are just a start. School Library Journal Test Drive columnist unpacks the learning potential of MaKey Makey.

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One-to-One: Let’s Have One Librarian for Every 1:1 School | Pivot Points

Despite seasons of budget cutbacks, education leaders are spending again. One-to-one devices are a favorite. How might teacher librarians support the strategic work involved?

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Warm Stories for Cold Nights: Curl up with a CD or digital download| Listen In

Audiobook recommendations for listeners seeking a promise of warmth, comfort, and contentment and a sense of well-being.

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Indie Music for Kids: An Essential Playlist

Aided by the web and social media, “kindie” music has entered a new Golden Age. Critic Warren Truitt highlights the best independent bands in kids’ music.

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SLJ Reviews LittleBits: These bright, appealing sets encourage tinkerers to explore electronics

Imagine if building a flashlight was as easy as stacking blocks, or that you could build a robot with a shoebox, nine-volt battery, and a pile of components small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Enter LittleBits, a modular, à la carte electronics prototyping platform for users of all skill levels

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