November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Style and Substance: Cavendish Square Digital | Reference Online

Just as slick, informative, and engaging as ever, Cavendish Square Digital features a new addition (It’s My State) as well as some new updates you won’t want to miss.

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The Books of Summer | Listen In | June 2015

Summer is the ideal time for audiobooks. With a break from classes, July and August allow time for relaxing when students can plug in their earbuds and choose their own reading.

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Beasts of Lore: Dragons | Focus On

An assortment of dragon tales for readers of all ages.

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When Colleagues Need Clarification About Restricting Books | Scales on Censorship

Don’t be afraid to enter the discussion about intellectual freedom, and be firm when stating your opinion.

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Building Belief in Libraries | Pivot Points

Librarians can’t assume that district leaders are believers, writes Mark Ray. Some get it; others don’t. Those who don’t may be listening for different information. If librarians align their words and work with top educational issues, miracles might just happen.

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Innovating on Impact: Good School Libraries Bring Stronger Learning | Editorial

A recent impact study from Washington State reinforces that good school libraries are a great investment, offers fresh insight, and provides a new way to dig into the reality at work in our school libraries. In turn, it creates a vision for what quality libraries should look like in every school.

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Winston Churchill, Snow White, and the Alphabet | App Reviews

From fairy tales to Winston Churchill, our favorite apps this month explore a range of topics this month.

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Guides to Nutrition, Math, and Careers | Reference Reviews

Whether you’re looking for guidance on math, advice on food, or advice on careers, this month’s reference titles have you covered.

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Manga 101

A manga primer that will turn you into an otaku (fan), with suggested titles.

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Skokie Library Tackles Race

The Skokie (IL) Public Library’s involvement in a four-month community program, Voices of Race, included events for children and adults, a participatory exhibit, talking points for meaningful dialogue, and more.

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A Wise Vole, a Powerful Hurricane Katrina Tale, & Well-Crafted Dystopian Adventure | Middle Grade

Tender animal adventure, a powerfully told story set against the chaos of Hurricane Katrina, and a finely crafted dystopian adventure set aboard a massive ship top the list of great middle grade novels reviewed in our June issue.

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Feminist Western, Hollywood Spy Caper, and LGBTQ Greek Myth | High School YA

Erin Bowman’s latest features an avenging teen in the vein of True Grit. A Hollywood darling struggles with personal demons as the Cold War ignites. And Sarah McCarry concludes her “Metamorphosis” trilogy with About a Girl.

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A “Les Miz” Reboot, Diverse Sci-Fi, and Steampunk NYC | Middle School YA

Several offerings will satisfy science fiction fans, especially those seeking more diversity within the genre. Check out reviews for these works and more middle school titles showcased in SLJ’s June issue.

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ALA and ISTE: How Best to Plan, Learn, Network, Party, and Follow Up

Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned pro, here are six tips for you to get the most professional development bang for your buck.

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Batgirl and Friends; “The Scarlet Letter” Manga | YA Graphic Novels

Teens confront villains in superhero gear and without. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic gets a new look.

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Mariella Mystery, Zombie Hamsters, and Magic | Series Update

These series updates are sure to please fans: Mariella Mystery is on the case, Ehrich Weisz continues the search for his brother, and Havelock McCreely writes another “Zombie Hamster” installment.

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Spine-Chilling Whodunits for Summer Reading | Adult Books 4 Teens

The “Adult Books for Teens” blog has a new home. In its latest format, the column presents four summer mysteries perfect for beach reading.

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One Step at a Time | Beginning Readers

An array of titles on the reading primer spectrum, offering sight clues and decoding practice for newbies and newly independent readers.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | June 2015

This month’s treasures include an inspiring picture book perfect for budding young writers, a poignant dog story, and some unforgettable novels now in audiobook format.

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A Robust Crop of Summer and Fall Titles| Elementary Picture Books

A sweet selection of picture books, including greats new titles from Emily Jenkins, Stephen Savage, Sergio Ruzzier, Emily Gravett, Hannah Harrison, and Dan Yaccarino. Arguably the most exciting offering is by the inimitable Kevin Henkes.

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