November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

A Girl and Her Furry Amigo | Up Close with Juana Medina

Author/artist Juana Medina talks about her new, illustrated chapter book, which pubs in September.

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Titles for a Tune-Filled Bilingual Storytime | Libro por libro

As with children’s books for, by, or about Latinos, the market for children’s music in Spanish has been mostly overlooked. Here are a few new and not-so-new wonderful titles.

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Screen Gems: High-Quality Picture Ebooks and Apps for Tots

Advice on making smart app and ebook choices for the under-five set.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | July 2016

From Aaron Becker’s lush conclusion to his “Journey” picture book series to librarian Mindy McGinnis’s YA blockbuster The Female of the Species, there’s something for every reader in July’s list of starred titles.

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Across the Boards: The Latest for the Smallest of Readers

SLJ editors pick the best of the season’s board books.

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Dav Pilkey on “Dog Man”

Dav Pilkey’s latest, a graphic novel about a crime fighter who’s part dog, part cop, is all fun. Pilkey weighs in on his process, his appeal among reluctant readers, and more.

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SLJ’s July 2016 Popular Picks

This month’s Popular Picks features favorite authors such as Kelly DiPucchio, Kekla Magoon, and Dav Pilkey.

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Melissa Grey’s “The Shadow Hour,” the Latest Sci-Fi, and More | YA Series Update

The following are some of the latest installments in recommended YA series, including some interesting takes on sci-fi, a little bit of romance, and one series that defies explanation and that teens won’t want to miss.

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Early Learning’s Pay Gap | Editorial

We depend on and say we value the people who care for our kids in their earliest years—in day-care centers and in home-based child care. Yet we expect them to work for a pittance. It’s time to invest in our kids’ first teachers.

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When Librarians Teach Teachers

Public librarians are training early learning professionals in a range of literacy-boosting skills, from in-depth professional development to puppetry.

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Welcome to Readialand

A bold new movement embraces tech’s potential to support early literacy across income levels.

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Middle Grade Xpress Reviews | July 2016

A new offering from Rick Riordan, a truly stellar adventure from Philip Reeve, and a sensitively told coming-of-age story from Beth Vrabel.

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Nonfiction Xpress Reviews | July 2016

The heartrending journey of three elephants, ballpark recipes, and atlases and fact books galore.

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Chapter Books Xpress Reviews | July 2016

Wrestling, fantasy, and princesses all take center stage in this new chapter book series.

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Picture Books Xpress Reviews | July 2016

A creative take on potty-training, a delightfully illustrated pourquoi tale, and a bevy of selections for dads and kids to share together.

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Graphic Novels Xpress Reviews | July 2016

Manga by the score, the adventures of two sisters, and the exploits of Batgirl.

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