November 23, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Drowned City – 2016 Orbis Pictus Winner, Sibert Honor

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans

Written and Illustrated by
Don Brown
Published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

ISBN: 978-0-544-15777-4

Grades 7 and Up

In the interest of full
disclosure, we want our readers to know that Mary Ann served on the Orbis
Pictus Committee that selected Drowned
City as its 2016 winner.

Book Review

“A swirl of unremarkable
wind leaves

Congratulations, ALA Youth Media and NCTE Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the ALA Youth Media Award winners announced this morning in Boston, as well as the Charlotte Huck and Orbis Pictus Awards from NCTE, announced at the NCTE Convention back in November. Over the next few weeks, we will cover so…

One Today

One Today

Written by Richard Blanco,
Illustrated by Dav Pilkey

Published by Little Brown,

ISBN: 978-0-316-37144-5

Grades K-Up

Book Review

Only five U.S. presidential
inaugurations included poets reading their work. Of those five …

Best Books 2015, Happy New Year 2016

Photo by Mary Ann Cappiello

We wish all of you a peaceful and joyous holiday season. On January 4th, we’ll be back with a regular posting. In the meantime, we wanted to share a collection of "Best of 2015" lists. Please feel free to add to our collection of links by submitting a favorite "best of" listing of your own in a comment. We look forward to the full slate of ALA Youth Media Awards