February 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

ISTE, AASL Awards Applications; Grants & Mentorship Opportunities | News Bites

Deadlines are fast approaching to apply for grants, awards, and more.

Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake | SLJ Review

Gr 8 Up –Since she was in eighth grade, Mara has held onto a secret that has shamed and hollowed her.

Black Bird Yellow Sun by Steve Light | SLJ Review

Toddler-PreS –A delightful journey through a day filled with bright exciting colors.

3 Steps for Introducing Teens to Virtual Reality | ALA Midwinter 2018

Digital Services Librarian Maddie Clybourn offers tips for those curious about using virtual reality with their teen patrons.

7 True Historical Adventure Tales for Kids Who Can’t Get Enough “I Survived”

Nonfiction survival stories remain a popular genre for tweens. These seven titles offer unique perspectives and riveting adventure.

Cántale a tu bebé by Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer | SLJ Review

Incorporating music and play into curricula and programming is essential to developing early literacy skills in young children.

Portals to New Worlds | Spring 2018 Audio Preview

Spring audiobooks for kids and teens include exciting debuts, intriguing nonfiction, and plenty of heroines to root for.

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Stellar New Tween Reads

A roundup of recently starred titles perfect for tween readers.

Brazen by Pénélope Bagieu | SLJ Review

Gr 8 Up –French cartoonist Bagieu (Exquisite Corpse; California Dreamin’) offers 29 compelling biographies of renowned female artists, scientists, athletes, explorers, activists, and warriors.

American Panda by Gloria Chao | SLJ Review

Gr 9 Up –Mei Lu is out of place at MIT and everywhere else in her life.