March 21, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Pick of the Day: Beatrice Spells Some Lulus and Learns to Write a Letter

This wordy picture book will introduce children not only to the joys of spelling but also to words like “lulu” and “crackerjack.”

Pick of the Day: Pug and Other Animal Poems

animal poems with subjects ranging from pugs to geese to fireflies

Pick of the Day: Nelly May Has Her Say

With one smart heroine and witty wordplay, Nelly May Has Her Say, which is based on the English folktale “Master of All Masters,” will delight.

Pick of the Day: My Book of Life by Angel

LEAVITT , Martine. My Book of Life by Angel. 244p. Farrar/Margaret Ferguson. 2012. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-374-35123-6; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-374-35124-3.
Gr 9 Up–A 16-year-old caught up in a life of drugs and prostitution finds the strength to protect a younger girl in this lyrical novel in verse. Angel describes how her pimp, Call, lured her from her family with promises and “candy,” the drug her body craves even as she tries to resist it, and onto street corners in Vancouver, […]