January 18, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

The Five Ed Tech Elephants in the PreK–12 Classroom | Opinion

From OER to equitable access, schools continue to battle challenges to the digital revolution.

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Floaty by John Himmelman | SLJ Review

PreS-Gr 2 –Mr. Raisin is a grouchy old misanthrope who doesn’t like anything but sewing. When he discovers a basket at his front door containing a puppy, he is not amused.

Board Books Make Us Happy| Editors’ Picks

SLJ review editors select four dozen of the season’s most colorful and entertaining board books in this special roundup.

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YA Lit Talk Show; Quick Picks, Amazing Audiobooks Announced | SLJTeen News

Check out our latest roundup of news for librarians who serve teens.

Robin Benway Opens Up About Her National Book Award–Winning YA Novel

The YA lit expert talks to the author about her acclaimed adoption-focused YA novel, her writing process, and what’s next.

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This Is It by Daria Peoples-Riley | SLJ Review

K-Gr 4 –A spunky, endearingly gawky girl leaps across the cityscape on the cover of this simple, but profound picture book about being brave and taking chances.

25 Authors for Teens Share Their 2018 Writing Resolutions

SLJ reached out to authors from our 2017 Best Books for Teens list to compile their writing and creative goals for 2018.

All That Trash by Meghan McCarthy | SLJ Review

Gr 3-5 –The year was 1987 and a ship full of trash was about to become famous. This is the engaging, humorous, and entirely true story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and its world-traveling adventure.

Libraries Can Help Disrupt School-to-Prison Pipeline

A recent conference at the Brooklyn Public Library focused on “Interrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline.”

Video: Jacqueline Woodson Inaugurated as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

“Books change us. They can help us have the bigger conversations,” Jacqueline Woodson said during her inauguration ceremony at the Library of Congress.