June 23, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

34 Thrilling Titles | April 2018

New YA audiobooks from Holly Black and Erika L. Sánchez; “Animorphs” creator Katherine Applegate’s middle grade series debut; picture book explores a saffron summery treat.

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Otis and Will Discover the Deep by Barb Rosenstock | SLJ Review

K-Gr 3 –This is a true science adventure story of two men, Otis Barton and Will Beebe, who explored the depths of the ocean down to 800 feet in a self-designed round metal diving tank, “a hollow metal ball” called the bathysphere.

A Banker, a Painter, and a Music Maker: Inspirational Picture Book Biographies │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

Digging into someone’s past allows readers to connect to their future. Whether it’s a well-known name like Joe DiMaggio or a less-known figure like Muhammad Yunus, the subjects in the following biographies will inspire kids to overcome obstacles.

Pick of the Day: The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art

In this delightful homage, crisp visual language unites with deeply expressive and whimsical paintings to re-create the intriguing world of art as seen through Kandinsky’s distinct lens.