November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

How do you say Tomie dePaola?

Is it de …paw-la? …paa-oo-laa?  …pow-la? I’ve said it so many times, but I have never really been sure.  Have you? When you’re chatting with kiddos, or recommending a book to a parent or a teacher, or beginning an author study, how often have you wondered if you are truly pronouncing that author’s name correctly? […]

Newly Discovered Dr. Seuss Book to Publish in July

What Pet Should I Get?, discovered among text and illustrations belonging to Ted Geisel, also known as “Dr. Seuss,” will be released by Random House Children’s Books on July 28, 2015.

ABDO’s new ebook solution: instant access

Give this a try.  Scan any (or all) of the four QR codes on these two images. What you’ll discover is that the codes lead to ABDO books that become instantly readable on your mobile device.  No password needed.  No wait.  No checkout.  No barrier between reader and book. For librarians, ebooks have long represented […]

Earth Day Q&A: SLJ Talks to MIT Professor Penny Chisholm About Her Upcoming Picture Book with Children’s Author Molly Bang

In celebration of Earth Day, April 22, SLJ talks to MIT professor Penny Chisholm, who co-wrote the book Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth, with children’s author Molly Bang, to be released by Scholastic this September. This picture book explains the origins of fossil fuels and warns readers about fossil fuels’ effect on the environment.

Winners for the Hans Christian Andersen Book Awards Announced

The two winners were announced at a March 24 press conference at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy. And the envelope please…

SLJ Talks to Two California Librarians About Their 9,000-Books-in-One-Year Quest

What started out as one librarian’s personal book-reading challenge, has evolved into a dual-librarian effort to read their library’s children’s collection while servicing patrons better.