June 21, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

After promising Kate that we’d do a book by a lady, I had to determine the best possible choice. My idea was to look on my old Top 100 Picture Books Poll and see who the top women on there were. #1? Margaret Wise Brown. #2 was Judith Viorst and this book. You know, you […]

39 Thrilling Titles | February 2018

Highly anticipated titles from Justina Ireland, Jillian Tamaki, and Junot Diaz; professional reading on racism and inclusivity in children’s lit; a graphic novel anthology explores trailblazing women throughout history and the world.

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Lulu Is Getting a Sister by Judith Viorst | SLJ Review

Gr 2-4 –Lulu is not thrilled when her parents announce a baby sister will be joining their happy home, which has revolved around their spoiled only daughter’s every whim until now.

If You Give a Kid a Story | Wordplay and Writing Prompts

Get your students’ creative juices flowing with these picture book prompts.