November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

The Adventures of a Stalwart Hamster Princess, a Victorian Grave Robber, and a Pirate Princess | Middle Grade

The protagonists of these middle grade reads are sure to impress, from Ursula Vernon’s latest heroine, a courageous hamster princess, to the main character of The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden, a young grave robber who makes a most unusual discovery one night.

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Coding Skills Empower Us All |The Maker Issue

We’re not coding in schools so that every kid can get a tech job; we’re doing so to give all kids the chance to understand and interact with the technologies in their lives.

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Ready to Learn Coding? Here are resources. Plus: Teaching with Scratch| The Maker Issue

Resources for learning to code online and face to face, from Khan Academy to Black Girls Code; and suggested lesson plans using Scratch.

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The Return of EllRay Jakes, Humphrey the Hamster, Last-but-Not-Least Lola, and More Chapter Book Heroes and Heroines | Series Update

Look no further, chapter book fans. There’s tons of updates to beloved series on the horizon, from everyone’s favorite hamster, Humphrey, who embarks on a camping trip, to EllRay Jakes, who takes on his greatest challenge yet: popularity.

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Cynthia Rylant Wows Again, Plus Missing Treasure, Tales of Friendship, and More | Chapter Books

Cynthia Rylant has done it again. Her latest, Gooseberry Park and the Master Plan, tackles the timely topic of drought.

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There’s a New Cat on the Scene | Beginning Readers

Appealing selections to enliven beginning reader collections.

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Calling Out Titles for Preschoolers| Early Childhood Picture Books

A collection of titles for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families.

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Urban Farming Elevates St. Louis Schools | The Maker Issue

Gardening, farming, and keeping bees are par for the course at schools in the Maplewood Richmond Heights District.

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Craft Work: the value of making by hand | The Maker Issue

Quilting, knitting, and creating by hand foster collective learning. Plus: Top 10 crafting tips; Five outstanding crafting programs

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3-D Printing: Worth the Hype? | The Maker Issue

What is 3-D printing exactly, and how does it serve kids? Here’s a walk-through.

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Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue

From scanning human teeth to designing clothes, making sparks ingenuity in students.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | May 2015

This month’s must-haves include a picture book biography of e.e. cummings, an innovative concept book from Elisha Cooper, and a collection of Korean folk songs.

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Latest Titles by Doreen Cronin, Douglas Florian, Peter Sís and More | Elementary Picture Books

Dozens of flavors and varieties appear in this roundup of reviews for picture book lovers of all stripes.

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