November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Upsetting the Apple Cart | Focus On

This inspiring roundup shines a light on rebels, whistle-blowers, and rabble-rousers throughout our history.

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Black Lives Matter; Syrian Refugees | Scales on Censorship

Here’s advice on student protest requests, close-minded parents, and more.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | December 2016

This month’s stellar offerings include Amy Sarig King’s middle grade debut, a bizarre yet thought-provoking look at the environment; Jenni Desmond’s gorgeous look at the polar bear, and a quirky new graphic novel series starring a narwhal and his best friend, a jellyfish.

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Ben Clanton on “Narwhal, Unicorn of the Sea”

Ben Clanton, author of Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, an SLJ popular pick, discusses this new graphic novel series, why narwhals are having a moment, his love of puns, and more.

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SLJ’s December Popular Picks

Featuring a tale about a rooster who refuses to stay silent, a new graphic novel series about a narwhal and his jellyfish companion, and a middle grade Cyrano de Bergerac, this month’s Popular Picks are bound to fly off shelves.

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Top 10 DVDs | 2016

Kent Turner, SLJ’s DVD editor, hand-picked these top-shelf productions that offer educational—as well as entertainment—value.

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Top 10 Apps | 2016

Daryl Grabarek, SLJ’s resident app guru, curates a stellar list of the best educational and story apps produced in the past year.

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Top 10 Tech | 2016

Our picks highlight leading tech trends, with an eye toward the future.

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Top 10 Latinx | 2016

Libro por libro contributors Lucia Acosta, Ruth Quiroa, and Tim Wadham select superlative titles about the Latinx experience.

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Stars? He’s Got It Covered: Introducing Artist Christian Robinson | Up Close

Cover artist Christian Robinson talks about his work, his interests, and some of his forthcoming picture books to keep an eye out for.

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Discovery Education Makes E-Textbooks Easy | Reference Online

Looking to make the digital shift to e-textbooks? Discovery Education’s “Techbook” series is the perfect place to start.

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Books as Allies: SLJ’s Best Books Help Kids Find Their Way | Editorial

SLJ’s 2016 Best Books list celebrates 50 years of acknowledging top titles—and the power of books to transport readers and change lives.

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Top 10 Music | 2016

Must-have albums from 2016, destined to get toes tapping, selected by ClefNotes columnist, Veronica DeFazio.

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TOP 10 Audiobooks | 2016

These 10 titles represent excellent storytelling with exceptional narration and production values.

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Top 10 Graphic Novels | 2016

The “Good Comics for Kids” bloggers present their picks for the best graphic novels published in 2016.

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Best Adult Books 4 Teens 2016

Nineteen excellent adult books perfect for teen readers, selected by the Adult Books 4 Teens columnists and reviewers.

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YA Xpress Reviews | December 2016

A handful of novels in a variety of genres and with an intriguing array of settings for voracious YA readers.

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Picture Books Xpress Reviews | December 2016

Ten picture book selections illustrated in a variety of styles and formats to read-aloud, sing, or share one-on-one.

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Nonfiction Xpress Reviews | December 2016

These 10 lively and engaging informational books include appealing designs and feature lots of animals, some LEGOs, and a few laughs along the way.

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Graphic Novels Xpress Reviews | December 2016

A manga selection about volleyball, perseverance, and sportsmanship.

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