June 20, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Inaugural Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards Announced

New awards celebrate graphic novels, and the first winners were revealed at Denver Comic Con.

Unlimited Engagement: Helping Teen Readers by Giving up the Struggle

Nearly a quarter of third graders who aren’t reading at grade level will not graduate from high school by the time they are 19. Here are ways to help them.

Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice by Ilene Cooper | SLJ Review

Gr 6-9 –An eye-opening journey through Eleanor Roosevelt’s life, career, and social justice work.

MakerSpace: Rhonna Designs Photo and Collage App Review

Behold, I have found a new photo app! As I mentioned last week, a friend fell into a button maker group and they talk a lot about two things: 1) The Canon Selphy printer, which I reviewed last week and 2) The Rhonna Designs app, which a lot of people in the button making community […]

Great Books: Summer Adventures

These summer-themed picture books focus on getting outdoors, nurturing imaginations, and savoring time spent with family and friends.


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Kid Lit Community Condemns Border Policy, Acts To Help Immigrants and Families

Members of the Kid Lit community put out a call to action to colleagues and readers. ALA president Jim Neal adds his voice to the outcry.

Inaugural Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards Announced

New awards celebrate graphic novels, and the first winners were revealed at Denver Comic Con.

School Librarian Legislation, Summer Jobs, and More | News Bites

Legislation, book vending machines, summer jobs at the library, and more, in this edition of News Bites.

Great Books: Summer Adventures

These summer-themed picture books focus on getting outdoors, nurturing imaginations, and savoring time spent with family and friends.

“Black Panther”-Inspired Lesson Plans Leverage Hit Film to Teach Tech

Free lesson plans combine digital fabrication with an exploration of cultural symbols inspired by the hit Marvel film.

LGBT Pride Month Brings Extra Challenges for Librarians

Over the last two years, challenges of LGBT books, displays, and programming have risen. During June, library staff handle even more challenges and complaints than usual.

Unlimited Engagement: Helping Teen Readers by Giving up the Struggle

Nearly a quarter of third graders who aren’t reading at grade level will not graduate from high school by the time they are 19. Here are ways to help them.

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Webcasts

Meet the Starling – Library Technology That’s Inspiring Early Literacy

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018, 1PM-2PM ET / 10AM-11AM PT
Is your library looking for a new way to boost early literacy and get young patrons reading? Join this webcast to hear from the creators of the Starling Early-Learning Wearable and two libraries that are lending the Starlings to their communities and hosting early literacy programs around this technology.
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Behind the Scenes: SLJ in Conversation with Children’s Books Editors

Join Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal‘s reviews manager, for a lively conversation with leading K-YA publishing insiders. They’ll discuss their selection process, building relationships with authors and illustrators, and publishing at large.
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Book-Based Making: Projects to Inspire Young Readers

Roll up your sleeves and engage cool project ideas, including upcycling with weeded books and other maker activities that encourage a connection to reading and are just plain fun. Our panel of crafty practitioners will show you how and answer questions in this interactive session.
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Pictures of the Week

7th Annual School Library Journal Author and Illustrator Dinner | Picture of the Week

The 7th Annual School Library Journal Author & Illustrator Dinner held during BEA was hosted at the Princeton Club in NYC.

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