December 16, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

A DIY Computer, plus Minecraft: The Piper Computer Kit teaches perseverance as well as engineering

“Constructing a Piper Computer Kit is a memorable STEM learning experience that builds in problem-solving and technical skills,” writes Addie Matteson in SLJ’s review.

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7 Snowy Picture Books | SLJ Spotlight

Seven delightful picture books about winter wonderlands.

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29 Terrific Titles | October Stars 2017

Graphic novels broach tough topics like consent and police violence; Leigh Bardugo’s Thorns excels at dark fantasy; a nonfiction title explores Harriet Tubman’s early years.

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Holiday Cheer: New Titles To Help Celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah

A roundup of picture book, middle grade, and YA titles to share in preparation for the holidays or to give as gifts.

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Jazz Up Your Social Studies Curriculum with LaunchPacks

Looking to supplement your social studies curriculum? Save time and rely on vetted content with a new resource from Britannica.

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Kids, the Ultimate Stakeholders | Editorial

Let’s give children more models and tools to help shape their future, and the future of the planet.

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To Be Or Not To Be Retold—YA Edition | SLJ Spotlight

4 stellar YA titles that put a fresh, contemporary spin on the classics.

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SLJ’s October 2017 Popular Picks

An aspiring ninja tries to catch Father Christmas in the act; 16-year-old Ruby Karp pens a guide to teenage survival; a new action-packed fantasy from Holly Black in this month’s Popular Picks!

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Fostering Good Citizens, Online and Off

Strategies for teaching digital citizenship skills to students.

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#Resist: 3 Nonfiction Titles on Social Justice

Introduce kids and teens to activism with titles from Innosanto Nagara and former Earth Guardian leader Xiuhtezcatl Martinez.

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On Boys and Guns | Readers Respond

With the state of gun violence, we adults are freaked out, as we should be. But for children, the fantasy of having a gun is the fantasy of having power, observes a reader, who comments on a recent post by Betsy Bird.

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25 Terrifying Horror Novels for Kids and Teens

From totally innocuous through safe scary, all the way to “holy moly!”, the following fiction titles offer a scary experience for a range of readers and their comfort levels.

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Standing Up to Islamophobia

Libraries address Islamophobia in a time of bans, raids, and walls.

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Oakland Public Library Takes Action Against Islamophobia

Following a harassment incident, the Oakland (CA) Public Library broadcast a message of inclusion and took significant steps to build community.

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4 Middle Grade Books To Tug the Heartstrings | SLJ Spotlight

Four poignant middle grade titles for analytical and introspective young readers.

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Teaching Empathy and Mindfulness | Mix It Up

Tools are on-hand to help children cope and thrive, socially and emotionally, and combat hateful and bullying behavior.

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Chapter Books: Tales of a Monarch and Silly Top-Secret Missions | October 2017 Xpress Reviews

The mythology of Queen Quetzalpapalotl is explored in Maria the Monarch; a magic pear tree helps Shu-Li and her friends; Little House on the Prairie gets a treatment for young readers in October’s Xpress.

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Middle Grade: Michael Morpurgo’s Retelling of “Oz,” David Barclay Moore’s Stellar Debut, & More | October 2017 Xpress Reviews

A sweetly spooky tale of loss; an action-packed murder mystery set in the 1920s; and a “Frazzled” series sequel in October’s middle grade Xpress.

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YA: Love Across Dimensions, Strong Female Protagonists, & Leigh Bardugo’s New “Language” | October 2017 Xpress Reviews

In this month’s Xpress, we have new titles from Leigh Bardugo and Stephanie Kate Strohm; a young Bermudian girl protests injustice; and Hawaiian teens Jaya and Rasa weave a compelling love story.

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13 Nonfiction Titles for Kids and Teens | October 2017 Xpress Reviews

A bevy of nonfiction titles on such topics as deadly animals, political revolution, and more.

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