April 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Echo Echo: Reverso Poems about Greek Myths.

Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths Written by Marilyn Singer and Illustrated by Josee Masse Published by Dial in 2016 ISBN 978-0-8037-3992-5 Grades 3-8 Book Review Turning her attention to Greek mythology, Marilyn Singer, a recent recipient of the NCTE award for Excellence in Children’s Poetry, offer readers a third title in her intriguing […]

Echo Echo: Reverso Poems about Greek Myths.

Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths

Written by Marilyn Singer and Illustrated by Josee Masse

Published by Dial in 2016 

ISBN 978-0-8037-3992-5

Grades 3-8

Book Review

Turning her attention to Greek mythology, Marilyn Singer, a
rece…

Happy Poetry Month!

We enjoy poetry in the classroom all year long, but April is a special month to recognize the power that poetry has to move us, to entertain us, and to help us see the world in new ways. In today’s entry, we highlight some poetry books recently feature…

Ideas Are All Around

Ideas Are All
Around

Written and Illustrated
by Philip C. Stead

Published in 2016 by
Roaring Brook Press

ISBN 978-1-62672-181-4

All Ages

Book Review

Looking for the antidote
to a case of writer’s block? Take a cue from author / illust…

The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial

At Lesley University, we are eagerly anticipating our annual Evelyn Finnegan Children’s Literature Lecture, and are thrilled this year to be hosting illustrator E.B. Lewis. Lewis will be joined by author Susan Goodman, faculty in Lesley’s MFA pr…

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music – 2016 Pura Belpre Illustrator Award

Drum
Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

Winner of
the 2016 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award

Written
by Margarita Engle and Illustrated by Rafael López

Published
by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2015

Grades
PreK – 6

Book
Review…

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Flutter & Hum:
Animal Poems / Aleteo y Zumbido: Poemas de Animales

Written
and Illustrated by Julie Paschkis

Published
in 2015 by Henry Holt

ISBN
978-1-62779-103-8

Grades
PreK – 8

Book Review

“Slithering
/ through the grass / the sinuous snake/ is writing/ a slippery poem / with his
body.” The twelve poems in a new bilingual picture book anthology feature a
variety of animals and