May 28, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

A Slice of the Bronx Book Festival | Pictures of the Week

Rainy weather couldn’t stop the first ever Bronx Book Festival from being a great success.

Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival | Pictures of the Week

Lara Starr of Chronicle Books, and the author of several “Star Wars” cookbooks, was a guest at this year’s Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival.

Picture of the Week | #SLJBasecamp

J. Elizabeth Mills and Dr. Michelle H. Martin from the University of Washington’s iSchool share material created by children at one of the #SLJBasecamp sessions in Seattle on May 5.

Representing at the March For Our Lives | Pictures of the Week

The Kid Lit community along with others came out in support of the March for Our Lives on March 24.

Pictures of the Week | A Book Launch for Jillian Tamaki

Celebrating Jillian Tamaki’s first picture book, They Say Blue.

NYC 2018 Women’s March | Picture of the Week

A student making her way to the NYC 2018 Women’s March on January 20.

Pictures of the Week | A Margaret Wise Brown Tattoo

Author and illustrator Sarah Jacoby sports a tattoo based on an illustration discovered at the Margaret Wise Brown Archive at Hollins University.

Picture of the Week | Holiday Greetings

Holiday Greetings from the reviews editors of Library Journal and School Library Journal.

Hanging out with Frank Lloyd Wright, Mary Wong, and Jack Gantos #AASL17

An #AASL pre-conference tour offered an opportunity to visit a National Historic Landmark and an extraordinary collection of children’s book art.

Pat Scales Special Collections Room Opens | Picture of the Week

The Pat Scales Special Collections Room opened at the Carmichael Library on the campus of Scales’s alma mater, the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL.

12th Annual Carle Honors | Pictures of the Week

The 2017 Carle Honor Award gala was held in New York City on September 28th.

These Teens Started a Sign Language Storytime and YouTube Channel

Members of the ASL Club at Maine West High School in Des Plaines, IL, lead storytimes for local preschoolers and others via YouTube.

The American Writers Museum | Pictures of the Week

A number of librarians made time during the ALA 2017 conference in Chicago last week to stop in at 180 Michigan Avenue, the home of the new American Writers Museum.

A Stellar Lineup of Authors at the AAP/SLJ Children’s Librarians’ Dinner | BookExpo 2017

This year’s AAP/SLJ Dinner included favorites Mo Willems, Mitali Perkins, Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome, as well as debut authors Tochi Onyebuchi, Dusti Bowling, and Byron Pitts.

Jamming to Kwame Alexander’s “Solo” | BookExpo 2017

A group of booksellers, librarians, and publishing industry professionals were treated to a night of music and poetry at an event celebrating the Newbery Medalist’s latest work Solo, which took place at the Gibson Guitar Studio.

The Christopher Awards | Picture of the Week

Six winning books for young people were announced at the Christopher Awards gala in New York City on May 16.

A Little Library Grows in Brooklyn | Picture of the Week

Author Emily Jenkins and ‘Library Journal’ staffer Barbara Genco install a Little Free Library in their Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood.

A Huge Milestone for “The Outsiders” | Pictures of the Week

Fans gathered in New York City on April 25 to celebrate the golden anniversary of the publication of the classic by S.E. Hinton.

Pictures of the Week | Coming to You from the Space Station

It wasn’t all work for Kate Rubins up in space. The astronaut took time to host a read-aloud. Take a peek.

Cokie Roberts Captivates Kids at the Library of Congress | Pictures of the Week

Celebrating Women’s History Month, political commentator Cokie Roberts enthralled third graders while speaking about her children’s books, women, early American history, research, and writing.