March 21, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Pick of the Day: Out on the Prairie & Deep in the Swamp (DVD)

Donna Bateman’s clever juxtaposition of two very different but fragile ecosystems in Out on the Prairie & Deep in the Swamp is just right for young children. In the DVD version, the artwork and minimal music let the rhyming text sing. Check out this starred review.

News Bites: YALSA and Best Buy Partner to Close Digital Divide for Teens

Every time Best Buy Mobile opens a new location in the U.S., YALSA will designate a public or school library in the vicinity to receive $2,000 from Best Buy to purchase digital library resources for teens. That library will take part in a community celebration to promote the partnership.

Pick of the Day: Chowder (DVD)

Peter Brown’s endearing bulldog, Chowder rendered lovingly in acrylic-and pencil in the original picture book, is even more appealing in this iconographic DVD production.