June 20, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Up Close and Personal with Children’s Book Artists

A set of sterling online resources bring book illustrators into the classroom for look at technique and material, along with some engaging personal stories.

In Memoriam 2017

Remembering authors and illustrators who passed away in 2017.

Studio Tour: Cece Bell and Tom Angleberger

Married author/illustrators Tom Angleberger (center left) and Cece Bell (center right) take SLJ on a virtual tour of their studios at their home in rural Virginia.

“Snappsy” Creator Tim Miller Is in the House!

The author and illustrator is building a strong connection with a contingent of his young readers by taking up residency at their school.

Behind the Scenes with SLJ’s “Best” Cover

To accompany its annual Best Books, School Library Journal commissions luminaries in the field of children’s book illustration to create our December cover. Go behind the scenes of this year’s selection and peruse the gallery of Best Book covers since 1998.

Book Creators Spill on Their Private Holiday Memories

A floating head! A little latke saboteur! Aunts gone mad! A few of our favorite book creators share their family secrets, just in time for the holidays.

SLJ’s Best Books Cover Gallery

A look back at SLJ’s December covers. In a tradition since 1998, the magazine has commissioned a top illustrator for the assignment, all on the theme of “stars.”