April 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Endling by Katherine Applegate | SLJ Review

Gr 4-7 –Byx has always thought of herself as last: last-born sibling, the youngest in her whole family, and least adept at all the skills valued by the caninelike “dairnes.”

The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown | SLJ Review

Gr 3-6 –The lovable robot, Roz (The Wild Robot), was last seen being ripped away from her goose son, Brightbill, and hauled unwillingly back to the factory for the Makers to repair and reassign her.

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi | SLJ Review

Gr 3-6 –Seventh grader Aru should never have lit the ancient lamp.

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo | SLJ Review

Gr 7 Up –Magnificently crafted, Acevedo’s bildungsroman in verse is a stunning account of a teen girl’s path to poetry.

From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon | SLJ Review

Gr 7 Up –Aspiring filmmaker Twinkle Mehra wants to dismantle the patriarchy and show the world that a woman of color has stories worth telling.

School’s First Day of School | SLJ DVD Review

K-Gr 2 –School has just been built and he is looking good. However, now that it’s the first day of school, he’s a bit nervous. What’s going to happen?

SLJ’s May 2016 Popular Picks

Check out SLJ’s May 2016 Popular Picks featuring Monica Brown, Tom Angleberger, Sarah Maas, and more.

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SLJ Reviews To Debut “Popular Picks”

SLJ Popular Picks, a list of must-have new titles for kids and teens selected by SLJ’s book review editors, debuts in the April 2016 issue.