February 20, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

YALSA Summer Reading Grants; LOC’s Twitter Feed for Educators | News Bites

YALSA and Dollar General Literacy Foundation are offering two $1,000 grants for Summer Reading programs: one for employing a teen intern and another for purchasing resources. The Library of Congress has launched a new Twitter feed for K–12 educators which can be found @TeachingLC. ALSC members are encouraged to send suggestions for the 2013 Theodor Geisel Award to the committee chair, Penny Peck. Capstone Interactive ebooks are now compatible with the Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

Authors Celebrated at National Book Festival

Torrential downpours did not dampen the crowd’s enthusiasm for the over one hundred authors and illustrators who participated in the Library of Congress’s 13th annual National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Hundreds of attendees jammed the festival tents to see and hear such favorite authors as Richard Peck, Katherine Paterson, Phyllis Naylor Reynolds, Oliver Jeffers, Veronica Roth, and Jon Klassen.

‘Allegiant’ Audiobook Narrator Contest; 2013 National Book Festival | News Bites

Enter a contest to determine who will voice Four in the Allegiant audiobook, the final book in Veronica Roth’s young adult dystopian trilogy. RIF and Macy’s have donated 10 million books to kids in need. Visit the Library of Congress’s 2013 National Book Festival in Washington, DC, in September.

“A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest | News Bites

Students entering the fifth and sixth grades in the fall of 2013 can enter the “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest. To participate, kids must write a one-page essay about one book, either fiction or nonfiction, that has had an impact on their lives.