February 23, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

School Library Journal, April 2015 Issue: Table of Contents


Cover Story

A World of Opportunity

How well are libraries serving non-native English speakers?

By Grace Hwang Lynch


Get Everything and SAVE 35%

The largest and most authoritative reviewer of content for children and young adults—books, audio, video, databases, apps, and more—School Library Journal (SLJ) also provides teacher librarians in schools and YA and children's services librarians in public libraries with the latest information and resources they need to combine traditional and emerging technologies to support student achievement, inspire a love of learning, and become innovators and collaborators in their institutions. Each complete issue includes:

  • News and Editorial Opinion
  • Coverage of Emerging Tech Trends and Adoption
  • More than 400 age-appropriate Reviews
  • Collection Development resources
  • Expert columnists on Gaming, Early Childhood Resources, Hot Authors, and more

Subscribing to SLJ means you won't miss a thing. Get a full year of School Library Journal—12 issues, plus a bonus issue, plus supplements, plus access to the Reviews Center—for just $88.99!

100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE:  If you should ever decide that School Library Journal isn't right for you, you may cancel your subscription and receive a full refund on all unmailed issues. No questions asked.

School Library Journal — Subscribe TODAY!

Collection Building

  • Robo Reads: A fun and informative look at humans, machines, and in-betweens | Focus On
    By Steven Engelfried
  • Make ‘Em Laugh: An assortment of amusing and aurally awesome audiobooks | Listen In
    By Sharon Grover & Liz Hannegan


  • Test-Driving the MaKey MaKey: Making a game of learning, banana pianos, and more
    By Chad Sansing
  • Cool Tools: Top resources for free, copyrightclear images
    By Richard Byrne
  • Librarians at SXSWEdu: Exploring design thinking and maker spaces at “South By”
    By Kathy Ishizuka


  • Step Up on ESEA: Act now to get school libraries built into this federal legislation | Editorial
    By Rebecca T. Miller
  • College Ready: Talking Dollars and Cents Librarians can help students navigate the high cost of college
    By Lauren Barack
  • Library Police: Who determines what is “appropriate”? | Scales on Censorship
    By Pat Scales

Letters to SLJ: April 2015

The Reviews

  • Multimedia Reviews: DVD
    • Presidential Potpourri
  • Multimedia Reviews: Audio
  • Best of Apps & Enhanced Books
  • Series Made Simple
  • The Book Review/Fiction:
    • Picture Books, Early Childhood
    • Picture Books, Elementary
    • Picture Books, Beginning Readers
    • Graphic Chapter Books
    • Middle Grade
    • Middle-Grade Graphic Novels
    • Young Adult, Middle School
    • Young Adult, High School
    • Meet the Reviewer: Amanda Buschmann
    • YA Graphic Novels
  • YA Series Update
  • The Book Review/Nonfiction
    • Elementary
    • Middle to High School
    • Graphic Nonfiction
  • Professional Reading
  • Book/Multimedia Review Stars List


« Archive Table of Contents