November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

New Reading Lists Aid Advanced Readers

A new resource from the Children’s Book Council offers challenging but age-appropriate titles to children reading at advanced levels.

Spreading the Word: Poets share their love of language during school visits

Three poets talk about their experiences visiting schools and talking to students about their work.

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Review of the Day: When Thunder Comes by J. Patrick Lewis

When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders By J. Patrick Lewis Illustrated by Jim Burke, R. Gregory Christie, Tonya Engel, John Parra, and Meilo So Chronicle Books $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-4521-0119-4 Ages 10 and up On shelves now Poetry is of the people by its very definition. Though sometimes considered the property of the elite […]

The Best Poems for Kids…and Grown-ups, Too

In honor of National Poetry Month, children’s poet laureate J. Patrick Lewis picks his favorite collections for kids.