May 26, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Picture Books in the Dorm Room?

How two college professors used curated “book bags” to help undergraduates develop a deeper understanding of children’s literature.

Ryan T. Higgins Talks About Be Quiet!

Colby: Last spring author/illustrator Ryan T. Higgins visited the students at Parma Elementary. It was an amazing school visit. My students LOVED it. When my students went to lunch, Ryan and I sat down to talk about his book Be Quiet! I hope you enjoy…

Brian Selznick’s 2015 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Slideshow

A series of photos taken at the 2015 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2015. Brian Selznick addressed the history and evolution of how we define family in children’s books.

Newly Discovered Dr. Seuss Book to Publish in July

What Pet Should I Get?, discovered among text and illustrations belonging to Ted Geisel, also known as “Dr. Seuss,” will be released by Random House Children’s Books on July 28, 2015.

Everyday Diversity: A Teacher Librarian Offers Practical Tips to Make a Difference

Wisconsin teacher librarian Crystal Brunelle has long prioritized advocating diverse children’s literature in school and libraries, but only in the last few years has she figured out a way to put her beliefs into everyday practice—which she offers in four handy tips.

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2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award Shortlist Announced

The International Board on Books for Young People has announced the six authors and six illustrators eligible for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

Living with Legends: Up Close with Kid Lit Historian Leonard Marcus

Leonard Marcus might just be the busiest man in the world of kid lit. In June, the children’s literature historian and scholar launched a critically acclaimed exhibition at the New York Public Library (which he curated) and had a book published that celebrates the life and work of Maurice Sendak (which he edited). Marcus shared with SLJ some of the details of his recent projects, insider knowledge of children’s literature history and icons, and his belief that picture books might be the solution to saving all physical books.

Irma Black Discussions, What Are We Talking About

Today’s discussion brought up some interesting points… Charting the conversation. What we (the students liked about the book) We liked the way the author put in exclamation points in the sentences. We liked the cartoon illustrations The author showed how excited Lucy was about making a friend. We liked the words in the bubbles so […]