April 24, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Kid-Approved Themes for Spanish and Bilingual Storytimes | Libro por libro

Looking for ways to create a monstrously good storytime with bilingual or Spanish-language picture books? Tim Wadham presents sample storytimes suggestions, complete with music and craft ideas.

This article was published in School Library Journal's May 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Scenes From the 2016 ALA Conference in Orlando

Take a peek at industry glitterati, enthusiastic librarians, snazzy shoes, and more fun at the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.

Picture of the Week: Pam Muñoz Ryan Wins Children’s History Book Prize

Local students were part of the jury that made ‘Echo’ the winner of New-York Historical’s 2016 Children’s History Book Prize.

The Dreamer/El Soñador by Pam Muñoz Ryan & Peter Sis | 30-Second Booktalk

Dr. Rodriguez from the Latin@s in KidLit blog shares a 30-second booktalk for Pam Muñoz Ryan and Peter Sis’s The Dreamer in English and en Español.

Sharing the Newbery Love | Book Trailer Spotlight

These videos, featuring Newbery-winner Matt de la Pena and Newbery honor authors Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Pam Munoz Ryan, and Victoria Jamieson, are perfect for sharing in classrooms and libraries.

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Celebrating 20 Years of the Pura Belpré Award | Libro por libro

This year marks the 20th presentation of the Pura Belpré awards, and a huge celebration is being planned for ALA Annual in June. Tim Wadham takes stock of the trends and themes that recur in the winning titles, all of which affirm the Latino cultural experience.

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Printzbery Part 1

Printzbery: could be one, could be the other, might even end up both.* By popular demand: today we’re talking about all those maybe kidlit, maybe YA books from the first three quarters of the year. On the table for the potential Printzbery*: Roller Girl; Echo; Goodbye, Stranger; The Hired Girl, Cuckoo Song, and Orbiting Jupiter. […]

Pam Muñoz Ryan’s “Echo” Reverberates With Hope| Interview

In her epic novel “Echo,” Pam Muñoz Ryan weaves together stories of young people living through a tumultuous period in the 20th century.