May 25, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Camp Panda by Catherine Thimmesh | SLJ Review

Gr 5-7 –Many have seen videos of humans in panda suits tending to the needs of smaller, actual pandas, and they may have asked, why are they dressed that way?

10 Ways To Avert the Summer Slide | Tech Tidbits

From fanfiction to QR codes, Phil Goerner offers tips and resources to help librarians working with teens to combat the summer slide.

“Mary Shelley” and Her Creature Return to the Screen | Movie Review

The author has the spotlight all to herself in the latest film retelling of the origins of Frankenstein. SLJ reviews the recent biopic about the teen author.

An Appealing Slice–of Fractions | Touch and Go

Appealing graphics and a series of solid foundational skill-building exercises make this app a winner.

Only Child by Rhiannon Navin | SLJ Review

In this gut-wrenching debut novel, readers meet Zachary Taylor, a first grader, just as his 10-year-old brother is gunned down in a school shooting.

A Slice of the Bronx Book Festival | Pictures of the Week

Rainy weather couldn’t stop the first ever Bronx Book Festival from being a great success.

Starting with a Pop-Up, a School Library Grows in Denver

A Denver school librarian helps teens living in a “book desert” with no high school library.

A Dino Guide, a Biblical Who’s Who, and More Reference Titles

New titles from DK shed light on dinosaurs and biblical figures, while a new Guinness World Records volume has a science slant.

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Slime Science

The goopy substance is all the rage—and a great way to explore polymers during library maker activities.

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Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol | SLJ Review

Gr 5-8 –Brosgol has worked on acclaimed animated films, but she was once a lonely nine-year-old aching for friendship.