December 12, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Making the Most of Duolingo’s Updates

Chatbots, clubs, and a flashcard app provide more options for language learning.

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When Kids Share Banned Books | Scales on Censorship

Columnist Pat Scales fields questions on sharing banned books, trans picture books, and whether teachers should recommend movies to students.

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SLJ’s June 2017 Popular Picks

Celebrate summer’s return with these June Popular Picks! This month’s list includes a new mythical creature nonfiction series that kicks off with Bigfoot and Nessie, a case of mistaken identity and taboo romance with a sci-fi twist, and the latest Narwhal and Jelly book, in which the duo team up to be heroes for the day.

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Professional Reading Titles on Reluctant Readers, Readers’ Advisory, and More

Look no further for advice on how to tempt reluctant middle school readers, how to lead a school library, and more.

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Frances Hardinge on “A Face Like Glass” | Up Close

The storyteller extraordinaire tells how the creepy world of Caverna came about.

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Teaching With Science Comics

The latest generation of science-oriented graphic novels entertain as much as they educate.

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Reference Titles on the Presidents, Geography, & Science

These recent reference titles profile the presidents, offer a year-by-year look at science, and more.

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Your 3-D Printer Hates You. Now Let’s Get Started!

Avoid these snafus—and design a 3-D printing program that you and your community will love.

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Seven Tips for Teaching News Literacy to Eight- to 12-Year-Olds

Considerations and strategies for teaching younger learners how to evaluate and create media.

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A Is for Aspirational: Library Design for Developing Ambitions | Editorial

The striking design of the Parsons Branch of the Columbus (OH) Metropolitan Library suggests that this is a place where people of any age can thrive.

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Why Kids Need Data Literacy, and How You Can Teach It

Data is all around us. It is vital that our students understand and interpret the data, infographics, and visualizations they see.

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12 Marvelous Manga for Middle Schoolers

Looking for manga that’s appropriate for middle school readers but still high on the cool factor? From the sweet and light to the utterly bizarre, these titles have it all.

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ALA 2017: Find the SLJ Team at These Sessions

Like kids in a candy store, conference attendees are making tough choices on which sessions to savor. Here, the SLJ team reveals what’s on their short lists.

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42 Stellar Titles | June 2017

M.T. Anderson presents sci-fi with hard-hitting social commentary; Martha Brockenbrough profiles Alexander Hamilton, a Founding Father who’s having a moment; and Lian Tanner concludes her compelling “Icebreaker” trilogy.

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2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award Winner Sarah Dessen Woos YA Readers

Even after 13 successful books, Sarah Dessen doesn’t take anything for granted. Here, she shares her feelings about the Edwards Award, her process—it involves chocolate—and why writing for teens is so special.

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YA: Outlandish Fantasy & Poignant Realistic Fiction | June 2017 Xpress Reviews

The newest YA titles include both action-packed fantasy set in long-ago worlds and insightful realistic fiction about identity and the coming-of-age process.

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Picture Books: New Reads from Cynthia Rylant, Adam Rubin, & More | June 2017 Xpress Reviews

Adam Rubin delivers another taco-loving dragon tale; Cynthia Rylant retells “Beauty and the Beast.”

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Nonfiction: The Buzz on Bees, Dipping into Chocolate | June 2017 Xpress Reviews

The latest nonfiction titles cover a variety of topics, from chocolate to bees, from eccentric inventors to Jackie Kennedy.

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Middle Grade: New Titles from Sophie Cleverly, Chris Grabenstein, & More | June 2017 Xpress Reviews

The latest crop of middle grade reads include Sophie Cleverly’s latest “Ivy and Scarlet” and Chris Grabenstein’s Beach Party Surf Monkey.

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Chapter Books: Sherlock Sam and Police Dog Fizz Jump into Action | June 2017 Xpress Reviews

The adventures of a police dog named Fizz, Sherlock Sam, and more.

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