April 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Share Your Story, Share Your Impact

Monday, Apr. 23, 2018, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
Three award-winning school librarians—including 2018 LJ Movers & Shakers and School Librarian of the Year honorees—will tell the real story of what the library does, from their experiences across a range of environments.
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Apps for #EarthDay | Touch and Go

A selection of apps highlighting plants, animals, and ecosystems to share with your students as Earth Day approaches.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez | SLJ Audio Review

Gr 10 Up–Olga was always the good girl. She stayed home after high school, got a job as a receptionist, took classes at the local college, and always helped her family—until she died in a car crash.

The House That Lou Built by Mae Resipicio | SLJ Review

Gr 4-6 –Lou Bulosan-Nelson’s dream is to build a tiny house—a structure of only 100 square feet—on a plot of land that she inherited from her deceased father, who passed away before she was born.

NCTE 2018 Notable Poetry List

25 exceptional works of poetry and two verse novels made this year’s NCTE Notable Poetry List.

Meet the SLJ “Book Nerds” LIVE on Facebook

Ready to get your kid lit geek on?! Join “Book Nerds” editors Shelley and Kiera for a live Facebook chat on Tuesday, April 17 at 1 p.m. (ET).

Geraldine by Elizabeth Lilly | SLJ Review

K-Gr 2 –After Geraldine and her parents move, she realizes that she’s the only giraffe at her new school.

Coding in the Real World—and How We Need to Teach It

Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
Tech skills are key to workforce readiness. But the question remains: Are we teaching computer science the right way? A diverse panel of educators and working programmers will offer their insight and advice on what computer science learning should look like.
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Let the Debate Begin: A Side-by-Side Look at “Sorcerer’s Stone” Covers

Take a look at the classic and new “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” covers, and let the scar debate begin again.

“I Spy” Author Jean Marzollo Remembered for Her Generosity, Love of Words

Marzollo published more than 100 children’s books and was best known best for the “I Spy” series, a collaboration with artist and photographer Walter Wick.