February 20, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Book/Multimedia Review Stars List | July 2013

Get the latest SLJ reviews every month, subscribe today and save up to 35%.

Image from, The day the crayons Quit (Daywalt)


APPELT, Kathi. The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp. illus. by Jennifer Bricking. S & S/Atheneum. July 2013. p. 76.

BECKER, Aaron. Journey. illus. by author. Candlewick. July 2013. p. 55.

CLEMENT-MOORE, Rosemary. Spirit and Dust. Delacorte. p. 90.

DAYWALT, Drew. The Day the Crayons Quit. illus. by Oliver Jeffers. Philomel. July 2013. p. 59.

HENKES, Kevin. The Year of Billy Miller. illus. by author. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. Sept. 2013. p. 63.

HERRICK, Amy. The Time Fetch. Algonquin. Aug. 2013. p. 82.

KELLER, Laurie. Bowling Alley Bandit. illus. by author. (The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut). Holt/Christy Ottaviano. p. 64.

LAFEVERS, Robin. Dark Triumph. Bk. 2. (His Fair Assassin Series). Houghton Harcourt. p. 95.

MADISON, Bennett.September Girls. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. p. 96.

MILLER, Pat Zietlow. Sophie’s Squash. illus. by Anne Wilsdorf. Random/Schwartz & Wade. Aug. 2013. p. 67.

PECK, Richard. The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail. illus. by Kelly Murphy. Dial. July 2013. p. 84.

SEEGER, Laura Vaccaro. Bully. illus. by author. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter. Aug. 2013. p. 70.

SULLIVAN, Tara. Golden Boy. Putnam. p. 102.

TUCHOLKE, April Genevieve. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. Dial. Aug. 2013. p. 102.

WASSERMAN, Robin. The Waking Dark. Knopf. Sept. 2013. p. 102.

WISSINGER, Tamera Will. Gone Fishing. illus. by Matthew Cordell. Houghton Harcourt. p. 74.

WOODSON,Jacqueline. This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration. illus. by James Ransome. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks. Aug. 2013. p. 75.

Graphic Novels

PHELAN,Matt. Bluffton. illus. by author. Candlewick. July 2013. p. 104.

SHEN, Prudence & Faith Erin Hicks. Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. illus. by Faith Erin Hicks. First Second. p. 105.

YANG, Gene Luen. Boxers.pap. $18.99.
Saints. pap. $15.99.
ea vol: illus. by author. (Boxers & Saints Series).
First Second. Oct. 2013.


FLOCA,Brian.Locomotive. illus. by author. S & S/Atheneum/Richard Jackson Bks. Sept. 2013. p. 108.

HOYT, Erich. Weird Sea Creatures. Firefly. July 2013. p. 116.

PINKNEY, Andrea Davis. Martin & Mahalia. illus. by Brian Pinkney. Little, Brown. Aug. 2013. p. 110.

VESTERGAARD, Hope. Digger, Dozer, Dumper. illus. by David Slonim. Candlewick. Aug. 2013. p. 112.

From the Adult Books 4 Teens blog

WOLITZER, Meg. The Interestings. Penguin Group. (May 13 post)

CORVINO, John. What’s Wrong with Homosexuality?. Oxford Univ. (May 29 post)

MILLAY,Katja. The Sea of Tranquility. Atria. (June 5 post)


Amazing Science! Volume 1. AV Café.p. 43.

Central Park Five. PBS Dist. p. 45.

Fun Foundations for Handwriting. The TV Teacher. p. 41.

Les Misérables. Entertainment One Home Video. p. 43.

YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip. First Run Features.p. 44.


Bomb. By Steven Sheinkin. Listening Library. p. 52.

Code Name Verity.By Elizabeth Wein. Brilliance Audio. p. 48.

Fox Forever. By Mary E. Pearson. Macmillan Audio. p. 48.

Mojo. By Tim Tharp. Listening Library. p. 49.

Mountains Beyond Mountains. By Tracy Kidder and Michael French. Listening Library. p. 52.

Requiem: Delirium, Book 3. By Lauren Oliver. Listening Library. p. 50.

Scowler. By Daniel Draus. Listening Library. p. 50.

Sha Doo Be Doop.Performed by Miss Nina. Little Monster Records. p. 52.

Diversity and Cultural Competency Training: Collections & RA

Do you want to ensure that your library’s collections are diverse, equitable, inclusive, and well-read?

Do you want to become a more culturally literate librarian and a more effective advocate for your community?

We've developed a foundational online course—with live sessions on February 28 & March 14—that will explore key concepts essential to cultivating and promoting inclusive and equitable collections.